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With Arcadia, anyone can reduce their carbon footprint in 2020

You don’t need to be a professional climate scientist to know that the Earth is in trouble, and reducing your home’s carbon footprint should rank high on your 2020 resolution list if you want to do your part and help save the world.

The only problem is that making even minor changes to your energy consumption usually requires changes to your utility routine that are both costly and headache-inducing—until now.

Arcadia drastically reduces the barrier to entry when it  [Read More…]

More people should be looking to ditch their unlimited data plan

Unlimited plans are simple, but now’s a great time to evaluate whether you actually need one.

The advent of unlimited data plans in the U.S., taking off starting in 2017, has simplified billing and relieved stress for a ton of people. Per-gigabyte data plans started to seem antiquated — and potentially expensive — as we headed toward a future of video calls, multiplayer gaming, sharing huge photo and video files, and all-streaming media consumption. But now that  [Read More…]

Do you wish companies would stop re-designing their phones every year?

Having a chat with the AC forums.

The Android smartphone market is one that can be difficult to keep up with. Year after year, companies push out new handsets with subtle or major tweaks compared to its predecessor. Whether it be slimmer bezels, a slightly thinner body, or a new style for a camera bump, many of these changes are often in the design department.

A new design is one of those things we’ve come to expect  [Read More…]

The Sony WF-SP800N are pretty great given their lower price point

You can’t go wrong with either set of earbuds. They both feature USB-C charging, active noise cancelation (ANC), and great sound quality.

Water resistant Sony WF-SP800N

$ 200 at Best Buy

Pros Long battery life Great sound with EXTRA BASS Compact charging case IP55 dust and water resistant Cons Lacks wireless charging Middle of the road ANC performance

The WF-SP800N are your new workout companion. They feature IP55 dust and water resistant with active noise cancelation  [Read More…]

Ransomware operators want to do their part, promise to not target hospitals

Their promises are a mixed bag, though.

What you need to know A number of ransomware operators recently released statements promising to spare healthcare organizations from their attacks during the pandemic. Their promises are a mixed bag, though. At least one of them has already broken that promise.

With the coronavirus causing everyone to become a shut-in and moving more of their lives online, digital security is more important than ever. And while some are already taking  [Read More…]

A Gmail bug is preventing users from emptying their spam and trash folders

Google is aware of the problem and is working on a fix.

What you need to know Your email might be a bit messier than usual today. The Gmail app on Android is no longer showing the option to clean the spam and trash folders in their entirety. Google has said this is a bug and will hopefully fix the problem soon.

The Gmail app on Android is acting up a bit, as reported by the folks  [Read More…]

TikTok will now let parents limit their kids’ access to the app

It’s also adding a new Screen Time Management in Feed feature.

What you need to know TikTok is adding two new improvements to the service to promote digital wellbeing. The first is Family Safety Mode, aimed at helping parents police the contents their kids can watch. The second is Screen Time Management in Feed. The firm will partner with creators to produce in-app prompts while on the feed to encourage users to put their phones down.

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Some Motorola RAZR pre-orders are already on their way

It was expected to begin shipping on February 6.

What you need to know Motorola has started shipping out some RAZR pre-orders early. The Lenovo-owned company had previously announced that pre-orders would start shipping on February 6. It was made available for pre-order in the U.S. earlier this week.

After a four-week delay, pre-orders for the foldable Motorola RAZR were finally opened in the U.S. earlier this week. The company had said that the phone would go  [Read More…]

Uber testing feature that lets some California drivers set their own fares

It’s one of several changes being made in response to California’s new gig-economy law.

What you need to know Uber is testing a feature that will let drivers set their own fares. It’s being tested in California, specifically by drivers picking up from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and Sacramento. It will allow drivers to set fares in 10 percent increments, up to five times the Uber base price for the ride.

Uber is testing a  [Read More…]

Jabra’s making their popular Elite 75t earbuds fully waterproof

Jabra’s also launching MySound to allow for more personalized listening experiences.

What you need to know The Jabra Elite Active 75t is a new take on the already-excellent true wireless earbuds. Jabra is promoting better durability with the Active model, along with it being 22% smaller than the Elite Active 65t. In Q2 2020, Jabra MySound is launching as a new software experience for optimizing Jabra audio products for people’s individual ears.

I’ve written many times about  [Read More…]