Tag Archive: Can’t


You still can’t buy a OnePlus 8 Pro, and that makes it hard to recommend

The best phone is the one you can actually buy and have right now.

We published our OnePlus 8 Pro review well over a month ago, on April 29. And since then, it’s been incredibly hard to buy one. The OnePlus 8 Pro has been out of stock on its own website for weeks, and the Amazon listing has fluctuated between coming soon, vague ship dates, and now no availability at all. And this lack of consistent  [Read More…]

Can’t hear your colleagues or vice-versa in Google Meet? Here’s what to do.

I’ve been singing the praises of Google’s video chatting platforms like Google Duo and Google Meet for weeks now, talking about how they are both free and secure work from home conferencing alternatives to other platforms like Zoom. And while these platforms are great, like anything in tech, there are inevitable hiccups, hassles, and errors that can happen along the way. Some of the most common problems that people run into with video chatting software are audio bugs.  [Read More…]

A good mechanical keyboard is the work-from-home product I can’t go without

Here’s why you should switch to a mechanical keyboard if you’re working from home.

I used a mechanical keyboard for the first time nearly a decade ago. It was a barebones office-focused keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches, and while it wasn’t much to look at, the experience of using a tactile switch immediately drew me into the world of mechanical keyboards.

I went through over a dozen keyboards over the course of the last seven years  [Read More…]

Google Authenticator can’t keep your 2FA codes safe from this malware

The banking trojan Cerberus is currently testing a version that can steal 2FA codes from Google Authenticator.

What you need to know Dutch research firm ThreatFabric has discovered malware that can steal two-factor authentication codes from Google Authenticator. Cerberus is the name of the banking trojan, but the strain that can steal 2FA codes is currently in testing and not yet available. In general, it is more secure to use an app to generate 2FA codes such  [Read More…]

Galaxy S20 or iPhone 11? You can’t go wrong with either phone.

More impressive Samsung Galaxy S20

$ 1000 at Samsung

Pros 120Hz AMOLED display Triple rear cameras Expandable storage Supports 5G networks Reverse wireless charging Cons Considerably more expensive Worse track record for software updates

The baseline Galaxy S20 is the lowest-end model in this year’s S lineup, but its specs and features suggest otherwise. Having a 120Hz refresh rate with Samsung’s AMOLED display panel is a pure joy, the camera system is improved over previous generations,  [Read More…]

Need a stylus, but can’t afford a Galaxy Note? Check out the LG Stylo 5x

If you’ve been eyeing the painfully expensive Samsung Galaxy Note family from afar, you don’t have to go without a stylus just because you want a more practically priced smartphone. The new LG Stylo 5x continues LG’s series of stylus-packed smartphones, and it does it at a price that’s nearly a tenth the cost of Samsung’s most expensive model.

The LG Stylo 5X delivers a 6.2″ display for the type of scale you’d expect from a phablet, giving  [Read More…]

Can’t wait for Surface Duo? Get its signature ringtone right now.

Get a little taste of Surface Duo before it arrives later this year.

What you need to know You can now download the Surface Duo’s signature ringtone. The ringtone is the same one used in Microsoft’s Surface Duo reveal video last year. The download is available from Microsoft’s trademark application for the ringtone with the USPTO.

Want to get a little taste of the Surface Duo before you can even get your hands on one? Today’s your lucky  [Read More…]

You can’t play Activision Blizzard games on NVIDIA GeForce Now anymore

With no additional context, Activision Blizzard is pulling its games from NVIDIA’s new service.

What you need to know NVIDIA GeForce Now is a streaming service that allows players to stream their own PC games. Activision Blizzard is pulling all of its games from the service. There’s no other information at this time.

If you’re enjoying streaming your PC games through NVIDIA GeForce Now, there’s some disappointing news. You’ll no longer be able to play any Activision  [Read More…]

Duo now lets you send personalized notes when you can’t get to a video call

Can’t make it to your Duo video call? You can now send a one-off note.

What you need to know Google is rolling out a new feature in Duo that lets you send one-off notes when you’re unable to answer a video call. You get to choose from several background colors, fonts, and brushes. The feature will roll out globally this week to users on Android and iOS devices. Similar to calls and video messages, notes are  [Read More…]

This 8K holographic TV looks stunning, but you can’t have it

Don’t expect to play Fortnite on it any time soon.

What you need to know Looking Glass Factory showed a large 8K display at CES 2020 and earned raving coverage. The 8K display will go on sale in the spring for an undisclosed price. The new display is aimed at medical, commercial, and business markets — not gamers

Looking Glass Factory was a show-stealer at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this year with its holographic displays that  [Read More…]