Author Archives: Michael Crider

Plugable’s Newest USB-C Dock Supports Triple Monitors for Just $150

There are a lot of USB-C docking stations out there, but it’s surprisingly hard to find one that can handle three monitors at once, even on the super-expensive models. Today Plugable is introducing one that has three HDMI-out ports going over a s… Continue reading

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Lenovo’s New Yoga 6 and Yoga 7i Laptops Come in AMD and Intel Flavors

Lenovo’s mainstream line of laptops is now dominated by the “Yoga” brand on the high end, and today it gets a refresh. The successors to the Yoga C640 and C740 are, respectively, the Yoga 6 and Yoga 7i. The Yoga 6 is a 13″ model… Continue reading

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GeForce NOW Game Streaming Comes to Chromebooks With a Web-Based Player

GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud game streaming service, launched with support on Windows and Mac PCs, Android phones, and the SHIELD set-top box. And that’s great…but those platforms already have access to the PC games that it streams, to… Continue reading

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Amazon Offers a Rare $130 Discount on the Cheapest Mac Mini

It’s pretty tough to find a good deal if you want an Apple computer, even more so if you’re looking for a desktop. Today Amazon is offering a significant discount on the entry model Mac Mini, last refreshed in 2018. You can get it for as li… Continue reading

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I Bought a Wear OS Watch for $15, and I Still Paid Too Much

It’s been a while since I touched Wear OS, Google’s smartwatch platform. So, when a fire sale on Fossil sub-brand Misfit offered up a Wear watch for $15, I jumped on it.├é┬áDespite spending less on the Misfit Vapor X than I do on a fajita spe… Continue reading

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Google Search Will Tell You Which Sports Games Are on Which Channel

If you’ve ever tried to watch a bunch of NFL games without paying $200 a month to DirecTV, you know what a pain it is. As American sports come back in a diminished capacity, Google is making that search less painful. With the upcoming pro seasons… Continue reading

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‘Rocket League’ Cross-Platform Play Will Make Most Items Available Everywhere

So, mega-publisher Epic bought Psyonix, the developer of popular car-soccer game Rocket League, and soon it’ll be free-to-play and you’ll be able to use a single Epic account when playing on any platform (PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch). But… Continue reading

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Chromebook Owners, Grab a Free Copy of ‘Dead Cells’ on the Play Store

Have you played Dead Cells? It’s pretty great, at least if you like a tough-as-nails platformer that mixes elements of Castlevania and Dark Souls. Praised on its PC and console release in 2018, the game came out for Android (and by extension, Chr… Continue reading

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Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ Fight is Only the Latest Attempt to Turn Fans Into Ammunition

Recently, game publisher Epic skirted around long-established App Store and Play Store policies, giving players of the mega-popular game Fortnite a discount for paying for skins directly. Predictably (in fact, we predicted it), Apple and Google pulled … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Set Up a Child’s Remote Learning Station for Under $400

Attending school from home isn’t a new idea, but it’s become a sudden necessity for a lot of kids and parents. You don’t have to set up a dedicated schoolwork area via a remote connection, but take it from someone who’s worked f… Continue reading

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‘Fortnite’ Lowers Prices to Cut Out Apple and Google, Setting Up Epic Showdown

Today game publisher Epic lowered the price of all the in-app purchases for the smash hit Fortnite, dropping fees for the in-game currency V-Bucks by 20%. The drop applies to all platforms, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. It also applies to the iPhone a… Continue reading

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Deal Alert: Microsoft and Amazon Discount the Surface Laptop 3 by $200-300

The Surface Laptop 3 is one of the best options in the premium “ultrabook” category, with design hand-crafted by Microsoft to show off the best that Windows has to offer. as the latest model it doesn’t often get discounted, but today … Continue reading

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Every Neo Geo Fan Needs This Mini MVS Arcade Cabinet With 50 Classic SNK Games

Neo Geo isn’t a household name in the west, unless you’re a fan of classic 2D fighters and shoot-em-ups. But if you are, imagine having a mini cabinet of the legendary MVS arcade platform in your living room, complete with no less than fift… Continue reading

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Android’s Wind Down Becomes “Bedtime Mode” and Adds New Tools

Do you use Wind Down, the part of Android’s Digital Wellbeing app that helps you get to sleep and stat there? Not anymore, you don’t. As of today that function is called “Bedtime Mode,” in a more on-the-nose bit of branding. The… Continue reading

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Xbox Game Pass Streaming for Android Gets an Early Beta

Microsoft is getting into cloud game streaming in a big way, with all subscribers to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gaining automatic access to stream those games on Android next month. But if you just can’t wait to play Gears 5 on your Pixel 4, you… Continue reading

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The GMMK Is a Dependable, Flexible Modular Keyboard That Won’t Break the Bank

The GMMK—short for “Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard,” because the Glorious PC Gaming Race manufacturer has heard of subtlety and doesn’t want anything to do with it—tries to make modular keyboards accessible. It&#8217… Continue reading

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Brydge Offers Laptop-Style Keyboards for Surface, Plus a Desktop Touchpad

Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets has made a name for itself, and plenty of people love its kickstand-with-fold-out-keyboard form factor. So much so that “Surface-style” is now the nomenclature for that really awkward string of dash… Continue reading

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Toshiba Stops Making Laptops After 35 Years

If you like your current Toshiba laptop, I have some bad news: you might not be able to buy a new one. As of August 2020, the company is no longer producing any laptops under its own brand name. Toshiba first made laptops in 1985, but its manufacturing… Continue reading

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Chrome Extensions with 80 Million Installs Caught Injecting Phony Search Results

Extensions are part of why Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet, but they’re also one of the most common vectors for security issues. This week researchers at AdGuard found a bunch of them posing as legitimate tools but injecting fake… Continue reading

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Amazon’s Tiny Echo Flex Gets an Even Tinier $15 Smart Clock Attachment

Amazon’s Echo Flex is an exercise in minimalism: a tiny smart speaker that plugs right into a power outlet, so you can add smart home functionality in the tightest spaces. It’s also expandable thanks to a tiny USB port on the bottom, with a… Continue reading

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