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How to better monitor your Ubuntu Linux PC's temperature and voltage

If you have fans running too often or you want to improve how Linux uses your hardware, there's a simple command for that.

1 Jun 2023 3:31 am
You can now send Snapchat's AI chatbot photos and get a response (warning, it's creepy)

Snapchat's AI chatbot can start up convos from photos you send it. Here's what you need to know.

1 Jun 2023 3:02 am
Using ChatGPT for job applications could backfire on you, according to this study

You may want to rethink using ChatGPT to write your next cover letter. Here's why.

1 Jun 2023 2:50 am
Are VR headsets safe for kids and teenagers? Here's what the experts say

Apple's rumored Reality Pro headset is making waves. But, should it and other VR/AR wearables make their way into your home?

1 Jun 2023 2:45 am
This rugged Android phone is so enormous you can use it as a power bank, too

The new Doogee S100 Pro is the most massive mobile phone I've tested in decades. But packed into its giant form are cool features like a camping light and night vision camera.

1 Jun 2023 12:31 am
12 Father's Day gifts your dad will actually want

Does your dad swear he has everything and wants nothing this Father's Day? These 12 gift ideas are sure to prove him wrong and make your shopping experience easier.

1 Jun 2023 12:01 am
How to configure your Pixel phone to automatically decline robocalls

If you find yourself inundated with spam calls on your Pixel phone, enabling these two settings can help.

1 Jun 2023 12:00 am
Every Apple product we're expecting at WWDC next week: Reality Pro headset, MacBook Air, more

All eyes are on Apple next Monday to launch a series of new software, services, and hardware, including a much-anticipated VR/AR headset.

31 May 2023 11:26 pm
Apple developers made over $1 trillion in 2022, as Apple preps launch of next platform at WWDC 2023

At its annual developer conference on June 5, Apple is expected to unveil its next big product and its next platform for developers to launch software and content.

31 May 2023 10:42 pm
The 10 best Father's Day tech gifts under $100

The best tech gifts to give your dad or father figure this Father's Day don't have to break the bank. We compare these fun gadgets with a $100 or less price tag.

31 May 2023 10:16 pm
The best VPN trials of 2023: Top VPNs to test for free

VPN trials are a great way to test a VPN's speed and reliability before you commit. Here are my picks for the best VPN trials you should take advantage of in 2023.

31 May 2023 9:52 pm
Singapore Airlines to offer free unlimited Wi-Fi onboard across all cabin classes

Previously offered free only for selected passengers, Singapore Airlines' inflight Wi-Fi service will be made available to all customers regardless of their cabin class starting July 1.

31 May 2023 9:44 pm
How to quickly adjust your MacOS keyboard backlight brightness

If your MacBook Pro or Air keyboard backlight is either too dim or bright, there's a way you can enable it for quick and easy adjustments.

31 May 2023 9:43 pm
This is the best and fastest sub-$300 3D printer I've tested yet

The Anycubic Kobra 2 is fast, inexpensive, and produces gorgeous prints. What more could you want?

31 May 2023 9:42 pm
The best iPad Pro cases of 2023

Protect your pricey iPad Pro with durable and practical cases that include drop protection, built-in keyboard trackpads, and adjustable kickstands.

31 May 2023 8:11 pm
Amazon Echo Pop review: A portable smart speaker for small spaces

Amazon's latest speaker is both a virtual assistant and a tabletop companion. But where does it fit within the company's extensive lineup of smart products, and should you buy one?

31 May 2023 7:30 pm
What could Apple's VR headset possibly do to justify its $3000 price tag?

Without a killer app, it's hard to see how the Reality Pro headset would appeal to the mass market. Here's another theory about Apple's upcoming AR/VR product launch.

31 May 2023 7:22 pm
3 ways to spot a malware-infected app on your smartphone

A popular app was removed from the Play Store recently because its later versions contained malware. Here's how to spot if your phone has a similar infection.

31 May 2023 7:04 pm
Apple's VR/AR headset is coming. Here's everything we know so far

After years of mystery and waiting, the arrival of Apple's mixed reality headset is just around the corner.

31 May 2023 7:01 pm
My favorite Logitech keyboard just got a major upgrade - and ChatGPT users will love it

The Logitech MX Keys S features a game-changing software feature that cements it at the top for me.

31 May 2023 7:00 pm
How to enable and use Google Chrome's Reading Mode

If you're a Google Chrome user and you'd like to add a reading mode feature, here's how you do it.

31 May 2023 6:46 pm
AI leaders sign an open letter to openly acknowledge the dangers of AI

Artificial intelligence is capable of rendering humans extinct, according to industry leaders and researchers.

31 May 2023 12:54 pm
Microsoft deploys a temporary fix for faulty Surface Pro cameras. What to know

A critical troubleshooter is coming to re-enable the cameras on outdated Surface devices, but it comes at a cost.

31 May 2023 4:48 am
The best travel plug adapter of 2023

These travel adapters help you stay plugged in overseas, housing ports for over 150 countries and high voltage ranges, without adding bulk to your bag.

31 May 2023 2:17 am
How to force-close apps from the Notification Shade in Android 13

Android 13 enables you to quickly stop rogue apps without navigating through a maze of settings. Here's how.

31 May 2023 12:12 am
The best portable speakers of 2023

Prepping for a summer day by the lake, pool, beach, or backyard? These portable speakers deliver great on-the-go audio for any occasion.

30 May 2023 10:26 pm
These are my 5 favorite AI tools for work

There are so many different AI tools that can increase your everyday productivity. Here are the ones I use.

30 May 2023 10:08 pm
The best cheap VPNs of 2023: Stay protected, for less

You want a VPN that can protect your data, hide your location, and unblock streaming services. If you're seeking better security without breaking the bank, these options can tick all your boxes.

30 May 2023 10:04 pm
ChatGPT vs Bing Chat vs Google Bard: Which is the best AI chatbot?

AI chatbots are more popular than ever, but how do you figure out which one is the best?

30 May 2023 9:56 pm
How does ChatGPT actually work?

Updated: We take a deep dive into the inner workings of the wildly popular AI chatbot, ChatGPT. If you want to know how its generative AI magic happens, read on.

30 May 2023 9:51 pm
How to get water out of your iPhone speaker fast

I dropped my iPhone into water. Siri helped me sort out the problem -- and here's how it can help you, too.

30 May 2023 8:14 pm
iPhone overheating? Here are 8 potential causes and their solutions

I'm hearing from a number of readers who are seeing -- and feeling -- their iPhones overheat since installing iOS 16.5.

30 May 2023 7:26 pm
Ubuntu Kylin is a beautiful Linux operating system optimized for Chinese users

Looking for a very Windows 7-like desktop experience? You might want to check out this official Ubuntu spin.

30 May 2023 7:15 pm
What I use to measure device power consumption (and what you should use instead)

This is another one of those 'Do as I say, not as I do' moments.

29 May 2023 2:58 pm
This iOS 17 feature may turn your iPhone into the perfect office desk or kitchen companion

With the upcoming update, the iPhone will reportedly get a feature popularized by Android and Amazon's tablets.

28 May 2023 5:00 pm
These magical jelly crimps can be lifesavers for your damaged tech

Jelly crimps sound delightful, but don't eat them. Instead, use them to make quick, weatherproof connections on low-voltage wiring. Here's how.

28 May 2023 4:30 pm
Traveling soon? Take these 4 tech essentials on your summer trips

These indispensable little items can mean the difference between staying pleasantly organized and descending into utter chaos.

27 May 2023 4:30 pm
Google's new AI Search is rolling out to some users. Here's how to get access

Google announced some major generative AI upgrades to its search engine. Here's how you can access them.

27 May 2023 3:45 am
The best TV deals for Memorial Day 2023

These awesome TV deals make it more affordable than ever to get top brands like Samsung, Sony, LG, and TCL into your home. Shop just in time for Memorial Day weekend to kick off your summer.

27 May 2023 3:30 am
The best printers of 2023: Inkjet, photo, and laser

Looking for a fast printer for your home office? Check out which ones are easy to use, wireless, and have the top features.

27 May 2023 3:05 am
The best Amazon Memorial Day deals of 2023

Memorial Day and Amazon, the iconic duo, are both often synonymous with savings. Check out these deals to save on Apple products, security cameras, and more.

27 May 2023 2:23 am
This Apple patent filing could help solve a problem many Apple Pencil users have

Apple Pencils are popular among iPad users, but they are really easy to misplace. Now it looks like Apple hopes to change that.

27 May 2023 1:14 am
Phone makers are quietly ruining the power button. Here's how to take back control

Apple, Samsung, Google -- they're all guilty of doing it.

27 May 2023 1:01 am
TikTok is testing an in-app AI chatbot with some users

TikTok is working on its own AI chatbot. Here's what you need to know.

26 May 2023 10:36 pm
The best soundproof curtains of 2023

The right curtains can reduce distractions to help you focus or get some rest. And, they can even save you money on your energy bill.

26 May 2023 10:01 pm
The best headphone deals for Memorial Day 2023

If you're on the hunt for headphones this Memorial Day weekend, look no further. Here are the best deals on the market, even if you're on a budget.

26 May 2023 9:57 pm
These high-quality headphones can last years longer than Sony and Bose alternatives

Fairphone's first over-ear headphones, the Fairbuds XL, deliver great sound, but underlying features make them worth considering for the long term.

26 May 2023 9:54 pm
The best Samsung deals for Memorial Day 2023

Calling all Samsung fans: This is your home base for the latest Memorial Day deals, including $300 off the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

26 May 2023 8:50 pm
Battery bad after installing iOS 16.5? Try these 7 tips

Some iPhone users are experiencing battery issues after the iOS 16.5 update. Here's what you can do if that includes you.

26 May 2023 8:46 pm
How to easily toggle MacOS Stage Manager on and off for maximum efficiency

MacOS Stage Manager is a great way to multitask, but it's not ideal for every situation. Find out how you can quickly enable and disable the feature.

26 May 2023 7:31 pm