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PS5 restock updates: Updates from GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and more retailers
Sony’s PlayStation 5 is the new fastest-selling console in US history, and it hasn’t been easy to get in the months since it was released. Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart and even Sony itself have all consistently had low inventory, but now these major retailers are getting frequent restocks. After frantically clicking... Read more
Specialized Turbo Como SL 5.0 Review: A Comfy and Lightweight Cruiser
An electric bicycle’s biggest disadvantage, at least from a bike manufacturer’s perspective, is that most people who buy an ebike are already bikers. A 2018 survey from the National Institute of Transportation and Communities showed that 93 percent of people who buy ebikes own a regular bike. So how... Read more
Analogue Pocket delay gives me more time to buy random handhelds from China
I love that Analogue is delaying its Analogue Pocket handheld again. This is a good thing to me. It means that I can spend more time and money trying to fill the Game Boy-shaped hole in my heart with random handhelds I find on AliExpress. Analogue announced today that... Read more
Facebook’s Nick Clegg defends the company’s algorithms against critics
Facebook wants to reintroduce users to its algorithms. On Wednesday, within the span of a few hours, the company took several steps to encourage users to trust its ranking and recommendation systems. In a blog post, Facebook said it would make it easier for users to control what’s in... Read more
Ubiquiti breach puts countless cloud-based devices at risk of takeover
Network devices maker Ubiquiti has been covering up the severity of a data breach that puts customers’ hardware at risk of unauthorized access, KrebsOnSecurity has reported, citing an unnamed whistleblower inside the company. In January, the maker of routers, Internet-connected cameras, and other networked devices, disclosed what it said... Read more
This gooseneck phone and tablet holder is a perfect $13 home office accessory
EasyAcc So long, laptops — these days we’re doing seemingly everything on smartphones and tablets. Which is great, but sometimes you want your display to hang in the air in front of you, like a traditional monitor. I have just the thing for that situation: EasyAcc has a gooseneck... Read more
How to Game on a Tight Budget
You can make just about any platform work with these things in mind, but if I had to pick a sweet spot, I’d look hard at the Xbox 360 Slim for super-budget gaming—you can find it pretty cheaply, it has huge libraries of decently modern games, and they’ll connect... Read more
Lowkey raises $7M to capture your gameplay moments
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Lowkey has raised $7 million in funding for its platform to capture your gameplay moments. It has created video editing tools that let gamers post short snippets on social media. Casual friend groups to... Read more
Vaccine passports and digital vaccination records, explained
As Covid-19 vaccine eligibility opens up across the country, the United States is now confronting the question of what to do about vaccine passports. These could be digital certificates or scannable documents that can be used to verify a person’s vaccination status so they can travel more freely or... Read more
How to achieve smart home nirvana (or, home automation without subscription)
What comes to mind when you think of a smart home? Wi-Fi enabled light bulbs, video doorbells, cloud-connected robot vacuums, or smart fridges perhaps? Brands like Google/Nest or everything enabled with Amazon’s Alexa? While often providing some genuine convenience, these devices are also usually designed to invite and lock... Read more