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Going on road trips this summer? Consider using these credit cards

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In the past, many of us took to the skies in order to get to their destination in the most efficient way possible. However as the U.S. slowly recovers  [Read More…]

Fill your home with Wi-Fi using TP-Link’s Deco M5 system on sale for $152

The TP-Link Deco M5 whole home mesh networking system comes in a three-pack on sale for $ 151.99. This is right around the lowest price we’ve seen this year on the whole home Wi-Fi system. The Deco M5 sells for around $ 170 regularly and you can still find it going for that price at other places like Amazon. The B&H deal is limited to just one set per customer, and the shipping may be delayed by a couple of  [Read More…]

How to change your location using a VPN

There are a variety of use-cases for a VPN, but no matter which VPN provider you use or what reason you’re connecting to a VPN for, the underlying technology remains the same — changing the location of the IP address of your computer, phone, or even your router.

Known as ‘spoofing’, changing your IP address to somewhere else in the world is really easy to do with a VPN meaning you can access content not usually available in your own  [Read More…]

The best kitchen products you can control by voice using Google Assistant

While you might not initially think that you need voice control in the kitchen, it can be a game-changer. Your hands are probably dirty while you’re in the kitchen cooking up a storm, or, you’re busy multitasking as you prepare a meal. Imagine still being able to adjust songs on your playlist, pause a recipe video you’re following to grab the ingredient you need or find out how many ounces are in a gram without having to tap the screen  [Read More…]

Score the best price yet on Arlo’s Video Doorbell using this coupon

Arlo is well-known for its array of smart home security cameras and late last year it entered the smart doorbell game with its first video doorbell. It retails at $ 150 though, for a limited time, you can score one for just $ 109.99 at Newegg. That’s a $ 40 savings and the lowest price we’ve seen for it to date. All you have to do to get the discount is enter coupon code NEARLDB66 during checkout. Shipping is free.

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Google forbids its employees from using Zoom over security concerns

Google says Zoom does not meet the security standards for apps used by its employees.

What you need to know Citing security vulnerabilities, Google has banned its employees from using the Zoom app. Multiple security flaws in Zoom came to light recently, after its user base grew from 10 million to 200 million amid the COVID-19 crisis. Google employees can still use Zoom to connect with friends and family through a web browser or via mobile.

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Using your Chromebook with a monitor, mouse and keyboard

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Let’s turn that Chromebook into a bigger work (or fun) station.

One of the most wonderful things about Chromebooks is how simple they are — you don’t have to buy additional accessories to make them work, they just do most of what people want out of the box. But perhaps you have additional needs like using a larger external screen, necessitating having an external keyboard and mouse in the process.

Sound like something you need to do?  [Read More…]

Google and Facebook are using location data to track lockdown effectiveness

Google continues to help users and governments amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What you need to know Google is creating what it calls COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, providing data into how movement trends have changed in response to the pandemic. The initial reports will cover over 131 countries, with additional countries being added as time goes by. Users can opt-out by disabling location history tracking in their Google account.

Google continues to contribute to coronavirus response efforts by  [Read More…]

Save $50 at Amazon by using one American Express Membership point

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Amazon is back with its popular “1 point” offer for American Express cardholders.

What you need to know Amazon has launched a new targeted offer to  [Read More…]

Switch to a faster router using Best Buy’s curbside pickup service

One of the most essential utilities when working from home is a reliable router. If you’re using a router that was provided by your ISP or are looking to upgrade to a faster model, now is the best time to do it. Best Buy is offering curbside pickup on these routers and thousands of other products, making it easy to pick them up without having to leave your car. These are the best routers you can get on Best Buy’s  [Read More…]