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Anker launches new B600 Video Bar with 2K webcam, LED light array, USB-C, more

After first being unveiled now available. Launching with a 2K sensor for taking video calls on top of an integrated LED light, the new AnkerWork B600 Video Bar is just as suited for anyone who lives in Zoom meetings as it is for streamers. more The post Anker launches new B600 Video Bar with 2K webcam, LED light array, USB-C, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 6:57 pm

Sonys X90J BRAVIA AirPlay 2 4K Smart Google TVs with HDMI 2.1 now up to $502 off

Walmart is now offering the Amazon third-parties or for $1 more at Best Buy . Originally $3,000 when it launched last year, it is more regularly $2,100 these days and now an additional $502 off the going rate. The 65-inch versions is now at $1,198 shipped , marked down from the regular $1,500. This is a Google TV with direct access to thousands of apps and streaming services alongside 4K upscaling as well as 120FPS and HDMI 2.1 for gaming and fast action sports like the upcoming Super Bowl. Youll find Alexa and Google Assistant support with four HDMI ports, a pair of USB jacks, Bluetooth, Apples AirPlay 2, and much more. Rated 4+ stars from hundreds of Walmart customers. More details below. more The post Sonys X90J BRAVIA AirPlay 2 4K Smart Google TVs with HDMI 2.1 now up to $502 off appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 6:57 pm

'The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners' sequel is on the way

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is getting a sequel, its developer Skydance Interactive has confirmed. It doesn't come as a surprise the title quickly became one of the most popular games for the PlayStation VR since it launched in 2020, and it swiftly made its way to other platforms, including the Oculus Quest 2 , Viveport and PC. Skydance has also revealed, along with its announcement that a sequel is in development, that the VR survival-horror title has welcomed 2.5 million players and has far surpassed $60 million in revenue since it became available on January 23rd, 2020. The sequel is entitled Chapter 2: Retribution , and Skydance says it will pick up from where the first game left off. It'll continue its predecessor's storyline, which means players will play the Tourist that'll have to survive the zombie-infested remains of New Orleans. That said, it'll be developed as a standalone game for those who don't want to bother playing the first and will feature new characters and new threats. Chris Busse, head of Skydance Interactive, said in a statement: The past two years have been absolutely incredible for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, and were grateful forthe continued support from the player community who have helped make the game the success it is today. We're excited to announce Chapter 2, and we can't wait to let players explorethe new adventures that await them in the French Quarter and beyond. Unfortunately, that's the only information Skydance has shared for now, though the company promises to release more details about the sequel later this year.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 6:50 pm

Beats Studio3 ANC headphones see Gold Box discount to $175, plus Solo3 at $135

Today only, as part of itsGold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Beats Studio3 Noise Cancelling W1 Headphones for $174.95 shipped . Normally fetching upwards of $299, todays offer comes within $5 of the all-time low last set over Black Friday and is the second-best price yet. If youve been hoping to score a pair of over-ear Apple headphones but dont want to shell out the big bucks for AirPods Max, Beats Studio3 deliver a compelling feature set for less. Alongside up to 12 hours of playback and active noise cancellation, youre also looking at the inclusion of Apples W1 chip for fast wireless pairing. Head below for more. more The post Beats Studio3 ANC headphones see Gold Box discount to $175, plus Solo3 at $135 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 6:31 pm

Google is testing a new replacement for third-party cookies

With the demise of third-party cookies on the horizon, advertisers and the internet's gatekeepers are scrambling to come up with better ways to serve users relevant ads. Google launched its Privacy Sandbox in 2019 to look into suitable alternatives, announcing FLoC (or Federated Learning of Cohorts) last year. The plan to roll out FLoC was delayed , and Privacy Sandbox faced regulatory scrutiny in the UK and the US . Today, the company announced it's testing out a new approach called Topics API, which will replace FLoC. Topics API relies on the Chrome browser to determine a list of top five topics a user is interested in, based on their surfing history. It'll determine what the topics are by comparing known websites (that you visit) against a list of about 350 topics drawn from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and Google's own data. Then, when partner publishers need to know what topics a viewer is into, they can use Topics API to ping the browser for that data and serve relevant ads based on that. Say, for example, you've visited a lot of sites for hiking or working out. Chrome will count those towards your top interests for that particular week and share them with participating publishers who can then show you ads for, say, athleisure or camping gear. Topics will select one area of interest from each of the past three weeks to share with each site and its advertising partners. Google says topics are kept for only three weeks and old topics are deleted. The data and processing happens on your device without involving any external servers, including Google servers. There will also be options in Chrome for users to see the topics assigned to you, remove those you don't like or disable the feature altogether. At the moment, since Google has only just announced Topics and hasn't started user tests, it hasn't shared whether Topics will be opt-in or opt-out for users. The list of topics is pre-set, and Google says it will not include potentially sensitive categories, such as gender or race. This should theoretically prevent unwanted browsing history from counting towards and showing up in your interests. Google is targeting the end of the first quarter this year to launch its trial, and after publishing the explainer on how it expects to use Topics API today, it'll be accepting feedback from partners, interest groups and regulatory authorities. Based on that, the company may adjust Topics API before its first trial, and if all goes well it could launch the feature by the third quarter of the year.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 6:30 pm

Amazons 15-in-1 Multi-Tool Pocket Knife with sheath is just $9 right now (At least 20% off)

Amazon is now offering its Amazon Basics 15-in-1 Multi-Tool Pocket Knife with Nylon Sheath for $9.04 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly in the $12 or more range, this is the lowest price we have tracked in over a year and at least 20% off the going rate. This multi-tool features a knife, saw, fish scaler, hook remover, scissors, can opener, bottle opener, slotted screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, ice breaker, metal file, nail cleaner,and more. Amazons multi-tool is made of long-lasting stainless steel alongside a durable black oxidation finish and aluminum handle with an included belt loop nylon pouch. It is great for hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities, as well as for survival, emergencies, or around-the-house use. More details below. more The post Amazons 15-in-1 Multi-Tool Pocket Knife with sheath is just $9 right now (At least 20% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 6:27 pm

Report suggests NVIDIA is preparing to walk away from its ARM acquisition

NVIDIA has reportedly made little to no progress in gaining regulatory approval for its $40 billion purchase of ARM and is privately preparing to abandon the deal, according to Bloomberg 's sources. Meanwhile, current ARM owner SoftBank is reportedly advancing a program to take ARM public as an alternative to the acquisition, said another person familiar with the matter. NVIDIA announced the deal in September 2020, with CEO Jensen Huang proclaiming it would create a company fabulously positioned for the age of AI. ARM's designs are used under license almost universally in smartphones and other mobile devices by companies like Apple, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Samsung, Intel and Amazon. A backlash began soon after the announcement. The UK, where ARM is based, launched an antitrust investigation into the acquisition in January 2021, and another security probe last November. In the US, the FTC recently sued to block the purchase over concerns it would stifle competition in industries like data centers and car manufacturing. China would also reportedly block the transaction if other regulators don't, Bloomberg 's sources say. We continue to hold the views expressed in detail in our latest regulatory filings that this transaction provides an opportunity to accelerate Arm and boost competition and innovation. Companies like Intel, Amazon and Microsoft have reportedly given regulators enough information to kill the deal, the sources say. They previously argued that NVIDIA can't preserve ARM's independence because it's an ARM client itself. As such, it could also potentially become both a supplier and competitor to ARM licensees. Despite the stiff headwinds, both companies maintain that they're still pushing forward. We continue to hold the views... that this transaction provides an opportunity to accelerate ARM and boost competition and innovation, NVIDIA spokesman Bob Sherbin told Bloomberg . We remain hopeful that the transaction will be approved, a SoftBank spokesperson added in a statement. Despite the latter comment, factions at Softbank are reportedly pushing for an ARM IPO as an alternative to the acquisition, particularly while the semiconductor industry is so hot. Others in the company want to continue pursuing the transaction given that NVIDIA's stock price has nearly doubled since it was announced, effectively increasing the transaction price. The initial agreement expires on September 13th, 2022, but will automatically renew if approvals take longer. NVIDIA predicted that the transaction would close in approximately 18 months a deadline that now seems unrealistic.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 6:05 pm

Nintendo Switch console sees extremely rare price drop down to $280 Prime shipped today

Woot is now offering a nearly unheard of deal on the Amazon, deals on any Nintendo Switch console have been nearly non-existent (outside of bundles) for well over a year now with todays offer being a rare chance to score one at below the MSRP. If you or anyone you know is looking to score an extra one, nows the time to do it. Woots listing is an official one with all of the accessories (Joy-Con, Joy-con straps, HDMI cable, AC adapter, and more) included alongside a 1-year warranty from Nintendo. More details below. more The post Nintendo Switch console sees extremely rare price drop down to $280 Prime shipped today appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 6:03 pm

Nordstrom Racks Cologne Flash Sale offers Mont Blanc, Burberry, more under $60

Just in time for Valentines Day, the Nordstrom Rack Mens Cologne Flash Sale offers top brands under $60 . Prices are as marked. Inside this sale you can find top brands including MontBlanc, Burberry, Dolce and Gabbanna, Hugo Boss, and more. Customers receive free delivery on orders of $89 or more. One of our top picks from this sale is the MontBlanc Legend Spirit Cologne thats marked down to $40 , which is $15 off the original rate. This masculine scent features notes of white woods, musk, lavender, and citrus for a really fresh aroma. Its a unique cologne that would be perfect for gifting and nice for transitioning for spring. Head below the jump to find even more deals from the Nordstrom Rack Cologne Sale. more The post Nordstrom Racks Cologne Flash Sale offers Mont Blanc, Burberry, more under $60 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 5:57 pm

Save up to 40% on WD and SanDisk USB-C SSDs, microSD cards, more in todays Gold Box

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking up to 40% off a selection of WD and SanDisk storage. Shipping is free across the board with prices starting at $31.99 . Including everything from desktop storage and high-capacity solid-state drives to portable and rugged offerings with USB-C connectivity, microSD cards for your DSLR or Switch, and more, youll find a wide range of ways to upgrade the storage in your setup. While you can shop everything right here, weve outlined some of our top picks down below. more The post Save up to 40% on WD and SanDisk USB-C SSDs, microSD cards, more in todays Gold Box appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 5:51 pm

The Morning After: Panasonic's higher-capacity Tesla battery could appear next year

Panasonics relationship with Tesla has been a successful one. Last year, the Japanese electronics company was able to spin its $30 million stake in Tesla into $3.6 billion , but the team-up continues. A higher-capacity next-gen battery for Tesla vehicles could go into production next year , boosting EV ranges by over 15 percent. Although the battery is said to be twice as big as previous versions, it may have a fivefold increase in energy capacity. Panasonic is reportedly investing around 80 billion yen ($704 million) on new equipment to produce the 4680 cell just a fraction of that windfall. The new cell is also apparently cheaper to produce, meaning it could well affect the pricing on future Teslas in a good way. Mat Smith The biggest stories you might have missed GOG's New Year Sale includes deals on 'Cyberpunk 2077' and 'The Witcher 3' Microsoft finally updates the original Surface Duo to Android 11 The James Webb Space Telescope arrives at its final orbit Washington DC's AG sues Google for 'deceiving users and invading their privacy' Engadget Deals: Google's Nest Hub Max is down to $169 for today only Engadget Deals: Sony's WH-XB910N ANC headphones are 49 percent off in Amazon's one-day sale Googles next Chromecast with Google TV may be a budget model Itll have a remote but only stream at 1080p. Google is reportedly developing a new Chromecast aimed at folks who haven't yet splurged on a 4K TV. According to Protocol , the low-end device will offer a maximum stream resolution of 1080p. The device, which could be named Chromecast HD with Google TV, is said to be capable of decoding the AV1 video codec (something the 4K-capable Chromecast with Google TV doesn't support at the hardware level). Given the lower resolution output, the device will cost less than the $50 Chromecast with Google TV. Continue reading. Plaid must pay $58 million to users of Venmo, Robinhood and other apps It reportedly collected more financial data than was needed from users. Even if you've never heard of a company called Plaid, they may owe you part of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement. The company connects consumer bank accounts to services like Venmo, Robinhood, Coinbase and other apps and was accused of collecting excessive financial data from consumers. While denying any wrongdoing, it agreed to pay $58 million to all consumers with a linked bank account to any of its approximately 5,000 client apps. Continue reading. AT&T is rolling out multi-gig fiber internet to more than 70 cities New plans will offer symmetrical 2Gbps or 5Gbps data speeds starting at $110 a month. AT&T is now upgrading its fiber-based broadband service with two new plans that top out at 2Gbps and 5Gbps. The company says its new multi-gig fiber broadband will be available in more than 70 metro areas, including Dallas, LA and Atlanta. The new 2-gig plan is set to start at $110 per month plus tax (or $225 a month for a business fiber), while the faster 5-gig plan will cost $180 per month (or $395 a month for businesses). Continue reading. Googles Pixel smartwatch could finally appear on May 26th Thatd line up with Google I/O. Engadget More Google rumors. There have been rumblings for years that Google has been making its own smartwatch. Talk last month suggested a Google-branded watch could arrive sometime in 2022, now the latest murmurs point to the end of May. The smartwatch is expected to have a circular face, like other Wear OS devices seen over the past few years. It will likely have a heart rate sensor and other features adopted from Fitbit, which Google bought last year. But nothings confirmed yet not even that Pixel branding. Well share more when we hear more. Continue reading. Meta says its new AI supercomputer will be the world's fastest by mid-2022 It's using the AI Research SuperCluster to develop new experiences for the metaverse. Meta has completed the first phase of a new AI supercomputer. The company believes the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), once finished, will be the fastest AI supercomputer on the planet, capable of performing at nearly 5 exaflops of mixed precision compute. Er, what? Well, Meta says RSC will help researchers develop better AI models that can learn from trillions of examples. Among other things, the models will be able to build better augmented reality tools and seamlessly analyze text, images and video together. Continue reading.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 5:45 pm

Latest Apple TV 4K with refreshed Siri Remote now down to $160 at Amazon

Amazon is now offering thenew Apple TV 4K 32GB with Siri Remote for $159.99 shipped with the price automatically dropping at checkout. Typically selling for $179, youre looking at an all-around rare discount that marks the second-best price to date at Amazon and is the lowest outside of holiday pricing. Apples latest streaming media player may be defined by the refreshed Siri Remotethat owners are raving about, but theres more to Apple TV 4K than just that. It comes powered by the A12 Bionic chip to deliver HDR and Dolby Vision playback at 60 FPS, and theres also HDMI 2.1 connectivity to take full advantage of those specs, and Wi-Fi 6 support to pair with an onboard Ethernet port. Alongside all of the usual streaming service access, theres also Apple Arcade, the new display calibration functionality, and Thread smart home support. Get a closer look in our hands-on coverage . Head below for more. more The post Latest Apple TV 4K with refreshed Siri Remote now down to $160 at Amazon appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 5:24 pm

Amazon is taking up to 40 percent off WD and SanDisk storage for today only

If you're looking to buy new microSD cards, external hard drives or flash drives, you may want to take a look at Amazon's deal of the day sale. You'll be able to get SanDisk and WD storage products for up to 40 percent off their usual prices, including the SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC card for its all-time low price of $32. That's $6 off its original retail price of $38 and is the lowest we've seen it sell for on the website. The microSDXC card has read speeds of up to 160MB/s for fast file transfers of large images and videos, and it also has 90MB/s write speeds for fast shooting. It's a UHS speed class 3 card with a video speed class of 30 (V30), making it capable of handling 4K UHD and Full HD files. Buy SanDisk and WD storage products at Amazon SanDisk's 512GB Ultra microSDXC is also currently on sale for its lowest price yet you can get it for $50.49, which is almost 50 percent off its original retail price of $100. Advised for use with smartphones, tablets and mirrorless cameras, this microSDXC card has read and transfer speeds of up to 120MB/s. But if what you really need is an SD card for your camera, you can get the SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC card instead. It's currently on sale for $46, which is 54 percent off its original price of $100 and is the lowest we've seen it sell for on Amazon. That's $2 less than the previous all-time low for the card with shoot speeds of up to 90MB/s and transfer speeds of up to 170MB/s. It's V30 card with a UHS speed class of 3, and SanDisk says it's perfect for shooting 4K UHD video and sequential burst mode photography. In case you need an external drive to store all those videos, images and other files, you can also get the SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD for 45 percent off. It's back to its all-time low price of $170 that we last saw in November. That's a whopping $140 off its full price of $310. The portable SSD can reach read and write speeds of up to 2000MB/s and is enclosed in a forged aluminum chassis that acts as a heatsink to be able to sustain those speeds. It's also water-and-dust resistant and can withstand drops of up to 6.5 feet. There are a lot more drives and other products included in the sale if none of the above catches your eye you just have to grab them before the sale ends within the day before they go back to the full price. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for the latest tech deals and buying advice. All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 5:12 pm

Everyones wrong about folding phonesexcept Apple

Is everyone enjoying their foldable phones? You may recall that a few years back we were being told that foldable phones were all the rage and soon we would all be using one and, sure enough, here we are all folding our phones. What a magical world we all live in. So foldable. So phone. No, actually, none of that happened, despite the fevered dreams of pundits which go back as far back as 2017, when people were claiming Apple was behind on foldable phone technology because Microsoft filed a patent for one. And now Microsoft is that largest phone manufacturer. Nope. Nope. That didnt happen, either. Microsoft does now sell a foldable Android phone (not with a foldable display but with two separate screens connected with a hinge). So that happened and you can get one for the low, low price of [pretends to check something, really just spends a moment sighing and staring at nothing] $1,499.99. Surely the company has sold dozens of them. This is indeed troubling for Apple. One thing we know for sure, though, is that its Apple that sells products that are priced too high and are niche devices not suitable for most users. Yeah. In 2019, pundits said the fact that Apple hadnt shipped a foldable phone showed the company was no longer innovative . After all, Samsung shipped one and it worked just great. My Galaxy Fold display is damaged after a day Okay, not great great, just, you know well, terribly, to be honest. Just awful. Still pundits pushed the idea that Apple was somehow behind on these things that didnt work at all. Apple was boring for shipping the iPhone 12 and Microsoft exciting for shipping the Suface Duo. This despite the fact that the Duo had buggy software and a lousy camera at the aforementioned high price. IDG STILL. Still, though. The phones. They fold . Very exciting, right? No, still not exciting. And here in the now times, its Samsung thats getting chastised for actually still making foldable phones. Irony! Samsung Falling Behind Apple in AR/VR Space Due to Obsession With Foldable Smartphones Look, just give them 40 or 50 more tries, theyll get them right! Admittedly, only after Apple ships one and shows them how its done, but still. Samsung shareholders are said to be concerned by its perceived preoccupation with foldable devices, which is distracting the companys attention from the need to compete with future AR and VR devices from its main rivals. What?! But the foldable phone market is seeing explosive growth! To uh the levels of a rounding error for iPhones . Now, while Samsung shareholders may think AR and VR are where future growth is going to come from, that may or may not turn out to be the case. The Macalope has yet to see a demonstration of AR or VR technology that hasnt had him rolling his eyes or falling asleep or rolling his eyes and then falling asleep and waking up days later in a dumpster outside Canton, Ohio. Maybe Samsung should be investing more in AR/VR, maybe it shouldnt. The point is, foldable phones were not the next big thing that everyone said it was going to be when they could use it as a club to beat Apple over the head with. Not that Apple noticed in the slightest. Thats the benefit of having a helmet made out of money.

Macworld 25 Jan 2022 4:30 pm

Add a custom icon to your iPhone status bar with this clever trick

If theres one knock we have against the iPhone, its a lack of customization. But a trick built into iOS 15 lets you get around that restriction by adding a personalized icon to your status bar. A new feature in iOS 15 called Focus lets you set times when notifications are silenced so you can concentrate on a specific task or get some shut-eye. You can select from several preset Focuses, such as driving, working out, or reading, or you can set a custom Focus for something you often do. Within the settings it lets you add an identification icon that will appear in the status bar while in use. The trick is you dont actually have to set anything to turn off. Apples Focus customization options let you exclude any app or contact from being silenced, so with a few taps, you can use it to merely add a custom icon to your status bar. Heres how it works: Open Settings. Tap the Focus tab. Tap the plus icon in the top right corner. Tap Custom . Choose a name for your Focus and an icon. Add people that you want to allow notifications for messages and calls. Add apps that you want to allow notifications. Click Done . Click on the Focus you just made in the list. Flip the toggle to turn it on. You can easily set up a custom Focus that does nothing but an icon in your status bar. IDG Once your Focus is active, the icon youve associated with it will appear next to the clock in the top left corner. Its a nice bit of customization that can add a touch of personality to your phone: a paw print for pet lovers, guitar for musicians, or as asterisk, star, light bulb or any of the 47 different icons (though sadly, none of them are the poop emoji). For now, you can only add a single icon at a time. Plus, the Focus icon will get pushed out if the location arrow appears, however, so it wont quite be a permanent fixture on your phone. Perhaps thatll change if Apple eliminates the notch on the iPhone 14 as rumored, but for now, the space is limited.

Macworld 25 Jan 2022 4:15 pm

Samsung built a fingerprint security chip for payment cards, employee IDs and more

Samsung has revealed what it calls the industry's first all-in-one fingerprint security chip (IC) for payment cards. The S3B512C chip reads biometric information via a fingerprint sensor, stores and authenticates data with a tamper-proof secure element (SE) and analyzes it with a secure processor. While primarily designed for payment cards, it could also be used for student or employee identification, membership or building access, the company said. Samsung Mainly, though, the new chip could make it easier for banks and others to make biometric payment cards. The solution performs in line with Mastercard's latest security specifications for payment cards, while also conforming to international security standards ( CC EAL 6+ ) for protecting high-value assets against significant risks, according to Samsung. Last year, Samsung announced that it was collaborating with Mastercard on a biometric scanning payment card with a built-in fingerprint reader. It said at the time that the tech would adopt a new security chipset from Samsung's LSI business rather than using Mastercard's tech, so the new S3B512C chipset appears to be what it was referring to. The chip could also allow for faster and safer interactions when making purchases, Samsung notes. It removes the need for a PIN code and even uses anti-spoofing technology to block fraudulent methods like artificial fingerprints. It seems absurd that in 2022, people are still swiping cards and signing for purchases. Given Samsung's manufacturing chops and influence, however, the chip has the potential to make biometric payment cards more mainstream. Samsung didn't mention any launch customers or other details.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 2:54 pm

Twitter zaps spoilsport bot that ruined Wordle games

An automated Twitter account that posted Wordle spoilers to people who shared their daily results has been kicked off the platform.

Digital Trends 25 Jan 2022 11:45 am

Lenovo Halo Gaming Smartphone With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Soc Tipped to Launch in Q3 2022

Lenovo Halo specifications have been spotted online, giving enthusiasts an idea of what to expect from the companys upcoming smartphone. The smartphone is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, paired with up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage. It is tipped to launch with a 6.67-inch POLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and come with a 50-megap...

NDTV 25 Jan 2022 11:01 am

Amazon allegedly retaliates against worker at its Bessemer facility

Isaiah Thomas is a 20-year-old Amazon worker at the company's Bessemer, Alabama facility, BHM1. He is also a vocal supporter of unionizing the warehouse. In a conference with press Monday evening, he described what he believed were surveillance and retaliation by his employer, solely because of his support for collective bargaining efforts. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which has been working to represent employees at BHM1, has filed two unfair labor practice complaints with the National Labor Relations Board over the incident. In a screenshot provided by the union, a letter addressed only from BHM1 Management to Isaiah claims the worker was soliciting in working areas, during working associate times. The letter concedes that these activities may have occurred during your break time but nonetheless contends that Isaiah was in violation of the company's solicitation policy. RWDSU, however, believes this action was itself in violation of the settlement agreement the employer recently executed with the NLRB. That agreement , which was reported late last month, pertained to several instances of Amazon impeding union activity. The union filed a separate ULP, alleging that the company or its agents created the impression Mr. Thomas was under surveillance. Amazon has been known to hold captive audience meetings meant to discourage union interest, and after one such meeting at BHM1 wherein Isaiah allegedly questioned a labor relations manager, RWDSU states in its ULP that Mr. Thomas observed the employer's agents circling his work area for no other purpose than to watch him work and later assigned him to a different area where he could be more easily observed. While RWDSU have described the letter as a reprimand in an email to Engadget, it's unclear if it represents a formal write-up . We've reached out for comment from Amazon. The news comes two days after the NLRB ruled Amazon had illegally fired another pro-union worker at its Staten Island facility. If that case doesn't go to settlement, the Board plans to issue a formal complaint against the company. BHM1 famously became the first large Amazon facility on US soil to hold a union vote. While the vote swung heavily in favor of the cloud-and-ecommerce giant, it was challenged on procedural grounds by RWDSU. The NLRB found merit to the challenge, ruling that Amazon had, in fact, illegally interfered with the unionization vote. Ultimately the Board determined a new vote should be held. It's scheduled to take place on February 4th (though the ballot count will not begin until the end of March.) Amazon is, beyond is preference for a non-unionized workforce, well known for its rate of employee attrition. Seemingly, the speed at which it churns through workers would disadvantage efforts to build a cohesive bargaining unit at BHM1. According to RWDSU, the current voter list at the facility it 6,143 people, just over half of which were present for the previous vote, which took place almost exactly one year ago.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 8:25 am

LGs XBOOM Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker falls to 1-year low at $67 (Reg. $79)

Amazon is offering the LG XBOOM Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker PL5 for $66.99 shipped . This speaker normally goes for $79 at Amazon, is on sale for $70 at Best Buy right now, and todays deal marks a return to the Amazon all-time low that weve tracked. For further comparison, this discount is the best weve seen in over 12 months, only being beaten by a fall to $50 back in 2020. Backed by Meridian Technology, this speaker offers premium audio with deep, rich, powerful bass and crisp, clear vocals. The bass comes from dual passive radiators that use air pressure to help with more punchy lows in a smaller space. The flashing LED lights sync to the beat of your music for fun anywhere you go, and an 18-hour battery life allows this speaker to last all day with you. Plus, its IPX5 water-resistant to play tunes even in the rain or at the beach, and you can link up to 100 speakers for an even bigger party. Head below for more. more The post LGs XBOOM Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker falls to 1-year low at $67 (Reg. $79) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 4:37 am

The best Razer deals for January 2022

Looking for cheap Razer deals? Here are all the latest bargains Razer laptops, gaming accessories, and more.

Digital Trends 25 Jan 2022 4:26 am

Apex Legends new character, Mad Maggie, has a dark history

The new legend comes alongside a host of of updates for season 12, known as Defiance.

Digital Trends 25 Jan 2022 4:02 am

Rocketbooks Orbit executive reusable legal pad plummets to an Amazon low at $25.50

Amazon is offering the Rocketbook Orbit Executive Smart Reusable Legal Pad for $25.49 shipped . Down from $40, todays deal is not only one of the first discounts that weve tracked, but also marks a new all-time low that weve tracked. If youre tired of wasting paper by taking notes and then throwing sheets away, then Rocketbooks Orbit legal pad is perfect for you. Just write on it (with a compatible Pilot Frixion pen), allow the ink to dry for 15 seconds, and then your notes are nice and secure. Once finished, just take a picture with your smartphone through the Rocketbook app and send your notes to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, OneNote, and more. After that, you can easily erase the page and be ready for the next meeting, all without throwing away a single sheet of paper. Check out our announcement coverage for more information then head below for additional details. more The post Rocketbooks Orbit executive reusable legal pad plummets to an Amazon low at $25.50 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 3:40 am

Pokmon satire 'Palworld' serves cute creatures for dinner in a new trailer

Last summer we (well, the Engadget staff at least) collectively lost our minds at the announcement of Palworld , a monster catching and battling game in the vein of Pokmon, but with guns. And labor exploitation. This past weekend developer Pocketpair dropped another trailer and well its not any less shocking. The new trailer puts the guns right up front, along with several pals that really look like knock-offs of Pokmon like Ampharos, Umbreon and Xerneas, among many other familiar faces. The back half of the new trailer also showcases the factory scene we saw last year, as well as some new disturbing images. If that wasnt troubling enough, the Steam page is live , and the game description promises you can sell them, butcher them to eat, give them hard labor, pillage, rob and exercise complete mayhem but this is completely up to the players to make adult decisions with the added warning, Just don't get caught! Theres still no set release date for the Japanese-developed game, but the timing of this latest trailer might be because of the impending release of Pokmon Legends: Arceus for the Switch this week. Palworld promises both open-world and multiplayer, two features that Pokmon players have been requesting for ages. But time will tell if Palworld will scratch that itch when it comes out later this year... if it's not issued a cease-and-desist first.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 3:35 am

Nintendo launches Lunar New Year Capcom Switch game sale from $8 (Up to 75% off)

As the Lunar New Year festivities continue, Nintendo has now unleashed a Capcom Switch game sale with up to 75% in savings. Now is a great time to load up your Switch library with Mega Man classics (as well as the latest release) alongside a host of Resident Evil titles, Ghosts n Goblins Resurrection, and more.The deals start at $8 and youll find all of our top picks down below, just be sure to swing by this mornings roundup for some first-party Nintendo game deals as well. more The post Nintendo launches Lunar New Year Capcom Switch game sale from $8 (Up to 75% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 3:23 am

7 Activision Blizzard games we want to see on Game Pass

Once the dust settles from Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, here are the titles we'd most like to see on Game Pass.

Digital Trends 25 Jan 2022 3:21 am

Access HDR, retouching, and filters with this Mac software bundle $50 (Reg. $199)

The Photos app on macOS is great for making basic edits. But if you want to take your imagery to the next level, the Everimaging 3-in-1 Photographers Bundle is an essential purchase. It delivers great apps for HDR, retouching, and effects for just $49.99 (Reg. $199) at 9to5Toys Specials. more The post Access HDR, retouching, and filters with this Mac software bundle $50 (Reg. $199) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 3:00 am

Kingstons 500GB portable SSD with 2,000MB/s transfer speeds falls to new low at $80 (20% off)

Amazon is offering the Kingston XS2000 500GB High Performance Portable USB-C Solid-State Drive for $80 shipped . This is a 20% discount from its normal going rate and marks a new low that weve tracked at Amazon. Todays discount also marks one of the first major price drops that weve tracked all-time. With read and write speeds of up to 2,000MB/s, youll easily be able to quickly transfer files to and from this portable SSD. Designed to be water-, dust-, and shock-resistant, this drive is up for anything you can throw at it. Plus, its small enough to fit in your pocket making it ultra-portable at the same time. Want to learn more? Check out our announcement coverage for a deeper dive into all the features available here, then head below for more. more The post Kingstons 500GB portable SSD with 2,000MB/s transfer speeds falls to new low at $80 (20% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 2:52 am

Apple's MacBook Air M1 drops to $850 at Amazon

Don't worry about paying full price for the MacBook Air M1 . Amazon is selling Apple's well-known ultraportable laptop in gold and silver for $850 after a $49 automatic discount at checkout. That's the lowest price we've seen in a while, and not much more than the record low from November. Buy MacBook Air at Amazon - $850 The MacBook Air M1 may be over a year old, but there's a good reason why it remains one of our top picks for ultraportables. It's still fast for the category, completely silent (as there's no fan) and long-lasting on battery. Combine those with a superb keyboard and trackpad and this might be the laptop you want if you need to last through a long workday while juggling multiple apps. There are still just two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports, and the 720p webcam won't be thrilling. There's also the matter of timing. Rumors persist of Apple launching an M2-based MacBook Air in the spring, and it may be tempting to hold out if you're more concerned about having the latest hardware than the best price. If you need a laptop now or would rather save money, though, the M1 model is still a fine choice. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 2:51 am

Microsoft/Activision Deal: We Can't Agree! - WAN Show January 21, 2022

Use code LTT at MechanicalKeyboards at https://geni.us/RecNBTI Try FreshBooks free, for 30 days, no credit card required at https://www.freshbooks.com/wan Buy a Seasonic Ultra Titanium PSU On Amazon: https://geni.us/q4lnefC On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KV3S Check out the WAN Show & Podcast Gear: https://lmg.gg/podcastgear Check out the They're Just Movies Podcast: https://lmg.gg/tjmpodcast Timestamps: (Courtesy of NoKi1119) 0:00 Chapters 1:03 Intro 1:31 Topic #1 - Microsoft's acquisition of Activision 4:44 Luke's take of the positive side 8:50 Linus's rebuttal of the negative side 10:36 Fears of Microsoft monopoly, effects on multiplayer 18:00 Sony VS Xbox duopoly, Xbox Game Pass advantages 23:17 Sony's Spartacus Game Pass, Nintendo's Back Up service 25:35 Sony's memory stick, Xbox series S/X VS PS4/PS5 26:53 LTTStore's non-zipper processor hoodie 29:05 Topic #2: Lenovo vendor locks AMD processors via PSB 30:03 CPUs brick once fuse blows, enabled by default 31:56 Anti-consumerism or badly implemented? Discussing e-waste 35:02 [TRIGGER WARNING] Blizzard's Cosby Suite 36:20 Sponsor - MechanicalKeyboards 37:26 Sponsor - Freshbooks 38:11 Sponsor - Seasonic 38:44 Clearing opinions on AMD's PSB, remastered games 43:34 Merch Messages #1 43:52 Stopping GPU sag 44:50 Linus interpreting American Sign Language 48:29 Government reform thoughts for tech industry 49:18 AMD's CPU vs GPU innovative roadmap 50:35 Not all LMG employees are techies, Linus idea of trolling 52:33 Cables signal degradation shielded VS unshielded video idea 53:41 Tel Aviv LTT videos, Bill Gates buying lands 55:14 Game development & SSD expectations 56:56 Topic #3 - AMD's Anti-4GB VRAM post deleted after 6500XT 58:32 Better than nothing, functional & in stock 1:00:16 Specifications, APU usage explains the lack of decoding 1:03:29 Removal of anti-4GB post, graphics card & hardware demand 1:07:26 Topic #4 - NFT overtakes cryptocurrency after crashing 1:10:08 Twitter NFT profile pictures on iOS 1:12:06 NFTs are cosmetics that people value 1:18:40 ThinkGeek bought by Gamestop 1:20:30 Topic #5 - Samsung's Exynos 2200 SoC RDNA2 1:21:32 Topic #6 - Valve verifies games that work on Steam Deck 1:23:21 Merch Messages #2 1:23:28 LTTStore's free items, GPU wasteland postcard for labs 1:24:55 Linus's take on data science content 1:25:55 Linus & Luke regret mining prior to BTC explosion 1:27:17 Right to repair laws on Canada follows America's 1:28:28 LTTStore CPU pillow dirt smell from alpaca fur 1:29:16 Game development for LMG labs, Floatplane notifications 1:32:04 4K TV vs monitor for gamers, LTTStore screwdrivers 1:33:22 Shirt stretching, Twitch staff leaving & unprofitability 1:36:03 LTTStore's RGB diode T-Shirt, labs audio space & roadmap 1:39:40 LTTStore's new desk configurator for mousepads 1:42:38 Crypto crashing & GPU upgradability, DIY channel idea 1:44:16 LTTStore screwdriver price, LTT in Cuba, labs ideas 1:49:22 LTTStore screwdriver design 1:52:46 US shipping & taxes, variable refresh rate on Sony TVs 1:59:56 Front-end early development for Floatplane 2:01:34 LTTStore's upcoming waffle shirt, delayed shipments 2:04:15 Outro 2:04:49 YouTube Superchats still not fixed

Libsyn 25 Jan 2022 2:48 am

CASETiFY launches recycled iPhone 13 MagSafe cases, customized magnetic chargers, more

Just after getting in on the Peanuts action last week with a new series of Snoopified accessories, CASETiFY is back to start the week with a new series of iPhone 13 cases and add-ons. Delivering a new MagSafe-enabled version of its recycled iPhone 13 cases, there is also an all-new magnetic wireless charger and more from CASETiFY, outlined below. more The post CASETiFY launches recycled iPhone 13 MagSafe cases, customized magnetic chargers, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 2:31 am

Googles next Chromecast with Google TV may be a 1080p budget model

Google is said to be developing a new Chromecast aimed at folks who haven't splurged on a 4K TV. According to Protocol , the low-end device will harness the Google TV interface and include a remote, as well as a maximum resolution of 1080p. The device, which could be named Chromecast HD with Google TV, is said to be capable of decoding the AV1 video codec (something the 4K-capable Chromecast with Google TV doesn't support at the hardware level). It seems likely that, given the lower resolution output, the device will cost less than the $50 Chromecast with Google TV. It's been over three years since Google unveiled its third-gen 1080p Chromecast . That device, which is still available for $30, doesn't come with a remote and nor does it offer any native apps. Given that Roku and Amazon sell 1080p streaming devices for under $50, it's probably about time Google introduced a lower-end Chromecast with the Google TV UI, a remote and perhaps even Stadia compatibility. It's not the first time we've heard about a Chromecast dongle with the codename Boreal. 9to5 Google last week reported Google was working on a device with that name, but no specs were mentioned. It's not clear if or when Google plans to release the Chromecast HD with Google TV (or whatever it's called). It doesn't seem quite splashy enough to be showcased at the annual fall hardware event, but, as Protocol notes, the company has debuted some devices at its I/O developer conference, which typically takes place in May. Other recent rumors suggest the first Google-branded smartwatch and the Pixel 6a could arrive around that time.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 2:30 am

AKG N700 noise cancelling wireless over-ear headphones now $100 (Reg. up to $350)

Harman Kardon is now offering the Amazon third-party sellers with todays offer being the best price we can find. Much like the AKG wireless in-ears we featured at $48 last week, youre looking at active noise canalling headphones from a professional studio-grade audio brand. The 20-hours of battery life is joined by smartphone control over customization features, a fold flat design, a built-in mic for taking calls, a carrying case, and a full range of adapter and cables for various use case scenarios (airline adapter, a tangle-free fabric cable with one-button remote, and more). Rated 4+ stars from Harman Kardon customers. More details below. more The post AKG N700 noise cancelling wireless over-ear headphones now $100 (Reg. up to $350) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 2:10 am

The James Webb Space Telescope arrives at its final orbit

The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its new home. NASA has confirmed the remote observatory successfully entered its final orbit around the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point (aka L2) after one last course correction burn. The telescope's primary mirror segments and secondary mirror have already been deployed , but you'll have to wait until the summer for the first imagery. NASA will spend the next several months readying the JWST for service, including a three-month optics alignment process. The L2 orbit is crucial to the telescope's mission. It provides a largely unobstructed view of space while giving the spacecraft a cold, interference-free position that helps its instruments live up to their full potential. The JWST is expected to study the early Universe using infrared light, providing data that wouldn't be available from an Earth orbit telescope like Hubble . The arrival is also a relief for NASA. The stakes were high given the project's $10 billion cost, of course, but it also proves that the space agency could successfully launch and deploy a sophisticated observatory far from Earth. And while they're different devices, the JWST is widely considered the spiritual successor to Hubble with the older telescope clearly in rough shape , expectations are particularly high for the new machine. Home, home on Lagrange! We successfully completed our burn to start #NASAWebb on its orbit of the 2nd Lagrange point (L2), about a million miles (1.5 million km) from Earth. It will orbit the Sun, in line with Earth, as it orbits L2. https://t.co/bsIU3vccAj #UnfoldTheUniverse pic.twitter.com/WDhuANEP5h NASA Webb Telescope (@NASAWebb) January 24, 2022

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 2:05 am

UGREENs 6-in-1 USB-C hub delivers Type-A, SD/microSD, and 4K HDMI for just $16.50

UGREENs official Amazon storefront is offering its 6-in-1 USB-C Hub for $16.49 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Simply use the code 25HLZF6B at checkout to redeem the discounted rate. Normally $22, todays deal marks one of the best prices that weve tracked in months. For comparison, a few weeks ago we found a similar model for $17. This USB-C hub delivers six functions through a single cable. It has three USB 3.0 ports, 4K 30Hz HDMI output, as well as both SD and microSD. On top of that, it requires no external power to function, making the hub perfect for on-the-go tasks. Head below for more. more The post UGREENs 6-in-1 USB-C hub delivers Type-A, SD/microSD, and 4K HDMI for just $16.50 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 1:47 am

Android app deals of the day: 9th Dawn II, Peppa Pig, Metatag Analyzer, and more

Mondays best Android game and app deals are now up for the taking. Youll find all of the ongoing hardware offers in our Android deal hub , but for now we are tuning our attention to Google Play and the software offers. Highlights include titles like 9th Dawn II RPG, Speedometer GPS Pro, Evertale, Peppa Pig: Happy Mrs Chicken, Metatag Analyzer, and much more. Hit the jump for a closer look at all of todays best Android app deals. more The post Android app deals of the day: 9th Dawn II, Peppa Pig, Metatag Analyzer, and more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 1:36 am

The best cloud storage services for Apple users

If you really want to make the best use of your laptop, tablet, and phone in todays always-connected world, you need a cloud storage service. Storing files in the cloud may have started as a way for consumers to back up their data in case of disaster, but todays best services offer so much more. A good cloud storage solution backs up your important documents, photos, and videos, but it also helps keep all your devices in sync. Its a great way to make sure your desktop, laptop, phone, and tablet all have instant access to all your digital content. It should also allow you to access and edit documents from a web browser and easily share files and folders with others. If you use Apple productswhether thats just a single iPhone or youre all-in with lots of Apple gearwe think these are the best cloud storage solutions to which you should subscribe. Update 01/24/22: Updated our guide to include the latest information about these various cloud services. Best cloud storage overall: Google One/Drive Google re-branded its cloud storage offering as Google One in an effort to clarify that the space is shared between Photos, Docs, Gmail, and any other Google consumer services. The old name, Google Drive, now only refers to the Google Drive app , which is used for managing your online files. Google Photos is fast, smart, and maybe a better place to back up all your digital memories than Apples Photos app. A free Google One account gets you 15GB of space, a reasonable amount. You can boost that to 100GB for $1.99 a month or $19.99 per year. Doubling that to 200GB is $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year, and a hefty 2TB is $9.99 a month or $99.99 per year. Thats generally on par with other top-tier cloud services. Google offers even bigger 10TB, 20TB, and 30TB plans. Googles cloud service simply does a lot of things very well. The Google Photos app is better than Apples in a lot of ways, especially the experience of accessing your photos on the web. Its a great place to back up your photos and videos. Google Docs , Sheets , and Slides have earned a great reputation as reliable, fast, and easy-to-use web-based collaborative productivity solutions and the iOS apps even support split-screen multitasking on iPad. Google Drive provides access to all your stuff via the web, and the app integrates very well with the iOS share menu. For your Mac or Windows PC, Backup and Sync is fantastic. It integrates your Google Drive into Finder or Explorer, keeps it in sync across devices, and can even back up your Documents, Desktop, Pictures (including your Photos library), or other folders of your choosing. It may feel strange to choose Google as your primary cloud storage solution when you use Apple products, but it really does work well. Its a no-brainer if you regularly use a Windows PC or want to access your files from the web, and the price is reasonable. Bestcloud storage if all your gear isApple: iCloud + Because it integrates so seamlessly with all of Apples products and services, iCloud really is the best cloud storage solution for someone who is all-in with Apple. And I do mean all-in : All your computers are Macs, your mobile devices are iPhone or iPads, you work in Apples productivity software (Pages, Numbers, Notes), and so on. Apple has a full suite of web apps, but theyre not as robust or performant as Googles. Frustratingly, Apple still only provides a paltry 5GB of free iCloud storage, which isnt so bad if all you want to do is store some Pages and Numbers documents, but is grossly inadequate for photos and videos. 5GB probably doesnt even give you enough cloud storage to back up your iPhone, let alone an iPad as well. Apple is years overdue for increasing this limit, but at the very least, it should stop counting iOS backups against it. Starting in the fall of 2021, Apple will loan you as much iCloud storage space as you need to backup and restore your data onto a new device, for up to two weeks. Its a good feature for those buying a new Apple device, but it wont help you protect your data if your iPhone gets lost/stolen/damaged. From there, its $0.99 per month for 50GB, $2.99 for 200GB, or $9.99 for 2TB. You can enable family sharing on the 200GB and 2TB plansif you do, it doesnt mean your family members can see all your cloud stuff. It just means your whole familys iCloud usage will count against the same storage limit. These paid tiers are now branded iCloud+ and include several new benefits. Theres iCloud Private Relay , free storage for HomeKit enabled security cameras, a Hide My Email feature, custom domain names for iCloud email accounts, and additional contact options for recovering your account. These are all excellent features that help solidify our view that iCloud is by far the best choice for those who are all-in on Apple devices. The main benefit of paying for more iCloud storage is that nearly all of Apples apps can seamlessly sync through it. Photos, productivity apps, Mail, Calendar, and anything you drop into your iCloud Drive folder in Finder on a Mac are immediately available across all your Apple devices. A significant number of iOS apps optionally back up and sync through iCloud, too. If you rely on non-Mac computers or non-iOS mobile devices from time to time, youll find iClouds limitations frustrating. Apple provides a full suite of web apps at iCloud.com , but theyre sort of mediocre. Apple provides an iCloud Windows app that syncs data and integrates your iCloud mail with common Windows apps like Outlook, but there are no native productivity apps for Windows or Android: If you want to edit a Pages document, you have to use the web interface. Consider Apple One! If youre a heavy Apple user, you might consider the Apple One service bundle . Its much more than a cloud storage solution, and thus beyond the scope of this article, but the value offered may tip the scales in iClouds favor for you. For $14.95 a month a single user gets 50GB of iCloud storage, along with Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade. Thats not terribly exciting, but the $19.99 Family plan is a lot betterstorage jumps up to 200GB and it, along with those services, can be shared by up to six users. Its Premier ($29.95) that is really interesting, though. In addition to the services you get in the two lower levels, you also get News+ and Fitness+, and the shared storage in increased to 2TB. Thats plenty for six people to store tons of photos, videos, backups, and documents. Its a very good value if you have a whole family of iPhone and/or Mac users. Best cloud storage for a home office: Microsoft OneDrive Microsoft OneDrive? For Apple users? Yeah! Youd be surprised how well Microsofts products work with iPhones, iPads, and Macs. OneDrive gives you 5GB for free, the same ridiculously small storage space as iCloud. Theres a $1.99 per month subscription that nets you 100GB of storage, which is just okay. For $6.99 a month you can get 1TB of storage and office apps like Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Where OneDrive really shines is in its $9.99 per month (or $99.99 per year) level. This gives you 1TB of cloud storage for up to six users. Thats 1TB per user , not shared! Each user also gets Office 365, with full versions of Word , Excel , PowerPoint , Outlook , and OneNote , and you can install them on up to five computers, five tablets, and five smartphones. OneDrive on its own is just okay, but the $9.99/month tier is an Office 365 family plan with tons of storage space. Its a good deal if youve got a family full of people with different devices. OneDrive, and all those Office apps, work on Windows (of course), Mac, iOS, and Android. Most importantly, Office apps are actually quite good on iOS and Mac. OneDrive syncs neatly across devices and works well on the Mac, integrating seamlessly into Finder. The iOS apps support iPad multitasking, and you even get Apple Watch apps for OneNote and Outlook. Microsofts web-based apps are quite robust, too. So if you need to make some quick edits from a computer without Word or Excel installed, or just want to use a web-based email portal, you wont get a half-baked experience. If theres a weak spot with OneDrive, its photos and videos. Yes, the OneDrive iOS app can automatically back up photos and videos from your iPhone or iPad (and OneNote has an awesome document scanner built-in), but the photo album experience online is lackluster and theres no dedicated photo browser/editor app. We still think Google provides a better overall cloud solution for most users, especially since you get three times as much free storage and double the storage at the $1.99/month level. But if you frequently use Microsofts productivity software, and especially if you have an iPhone or iPad but use a Windows 10 PC, you should give OneDrive a closer look. Prices compared The cloud storage option you should choose depends largely on how much youre willing to pay. If you want free space, Google crushes the competition with 15GBMicrosoft and Apple both need to up their game. The 100GB for $1.99 level is a good deal for most people and equals the capacity Microsoft gives you with OneDrive. Apples iCloud gives you 200GB for $2.99, which is the minimum youre going to have to spend if you plan to back up iOS devices to the cloud along with photos and videos. Google matches Apples price and storage at this level. Theres a $0.99 tier below that, but even 50GB will fill up fast when youre backing up your iPhone and all its photos and videos. If you want to spend ten bucks a month, youll get 2TB from either Google or Apple, but Microsoft will give you six accounts with 1TB each, plus Office apps. Thats a sweet deal. Dropboxs 2GB is the worst free tier, and its cheapest paid tier is $11.99 a month and doesnt even include all of Dropboxs features. What about Dropbox? No discussion of cloud storage solutions would be complete without discussing the company that popularized consumer cloud syncing: Dropbox . Unfortunately, its hard to recommend for most users. A free account nets you a paltry 2GB, and it doesnt include some of the services niftier features like Smart Sync. The cheapest plan it offers is $11.99 per month for 2TB (still missing a few features) or $19.99 per month for a family plan with a shared 2TB and all the services features. Dropbox does a great job of syncing folders on computers and mobile devices, but thats just not enough anymoreits competitors do a great job of that, too. Creating and editing documents is done through Dropboxs all-in-one Paper app , which is just okay. Dropbox will back up your photos and videos if you want, but the photo management experience is lackluster. While Dropbox was the go-to cloud storage and sync service ten years ago, it has since been surpassed by more robust, flexible, and affordable offerings from its competitors.

Macworld 25 Jan 2022 1:32 am

VOCOlinc and meross HomeKit air purifiers fall to Amazon lows from $100

VOCOlincs official Amazon storefront currently offers its all-new PureFlow HomeKit HEPA Air Purifier for $349.99 shipped when clipping the on-page coupon . Marking the very first discount since launching last fall, youre looking at a new all-time low from its usual $370 price tag. Arriving as quite the capable air purifier, this model is backed by HEPA filtration and enough power to clean 645-square feet areas. Thats well above the competition youll find on Amazon, and will likely justify the price, though the inclusion of HomeKit and Siri support should seal the deal for those in the Apple ecosystem. As far as other notable inclusions go, youll find a built-in LED display for showcasing cleaning stats, a built-in air quality monitor, and 99.97% efficiency. Head below for more. more The post VOCOlinc and meross HomeKit air purifiers fall to Amazon lows from $100 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 1:32 am

Microsoft finally updates the original Surface Duo to Android 11

Microsoft is finally bringing the original Surface Duo up to date... relatively speaking. As 9to5Google notes , the company has finally released its long-promised ( and late ) Android 11 upgrade for the dual-screen smartphone. The newer operating system is the main draw, of course, but you'll also find a host of Surface Duo-specific improvements. You can now play Xbox Game Pass cloud titles using an on-screen controller, for a start. OneDrive also has an enhanced dual-screen interface for viewing and editing photos. There are revised app drawer and folder designs with better drag-and-drop support, while the Microsoft feed and Start widgets have received updates. You can have the Surface Duo automatically span particular apps across both screens, and set preferences for answering phone calls when the device is folded. And if you prefer handwritten memos, you can click the top button on a paired Slim Pen 2 to open OneNote. The upgrade will likely be welcome if you've been tired of living with Android 10 for more than a year. At the same time, we'll understand if it still stings. Android 12 has already been available on other phones for weeks, and in some cases months you're still behind, even if the gap has narrowed. While it's understandable that updates for such a unique phone would take longer, that won't be much consolation if you were hoping to keep reasonably current.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 1:01 am

Avid Powers corded electric leaf blower falls to $39 (Reg. $55), more in New Green Deals

Now that were well into the new year, its time to start thinking about converting your lawn care routine over to being electrically-powered. This is a great way to get rid of gas and oil from your daily life if an EV isnt in the picture yet or even if you already have one. Right now, you can pick up Avids 12A 600CFM corded electric blower for $39 on Amazon if youre a Prime member, making now a great time to add one to your garage. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other e-bike discounts in todays New Green Deals, so you wont want to miss that either. Head below for other New Green Deals that weve found today, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale is important, and of course Electreks best EV buying and leasing deals . Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories . more The post Avid Powers corded electric leaf blower falls to $39 (Reg. $55), more in New Green Deals appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 12:59 am

ARRIS SURFboard hybrid sports a DOCSIS 3.1 modem, Wi-Fi 6, and 2.5Gb Ethernet at $249

Amazon is now offering the ARRIS SURFboard G36 DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Cable Modem and Wi-Fi 6 Router for $249 shipped . Normally fetching $300, youre looking at a new all-time low of $51 off alongside only the second discount to date since launching last fall. As one of the more recent flagship hybrids from ARRIS, its new SURFboard G36 arrives with both a DOCSIS 3.1 modem and Wi-Fi 6 router. That lets you upgrade your entire network with a single device while also ditching rental units from your ISP, saving you up to $168 per year. While its a good idea to confirm compatibility with your provider, this hybird is certified to work with Comcast, Cox, Spectrum, and more. Other notable features include a 2.5Gb Ethernet port, up to 6.5Gb/s of network throughput, and 32 download channels. Head below for more from $239 . more The post ARRIS SURFboard hybrid sports a DOCSIS 3.1 modem, Wi-Fi 6, and 2.5Gb Ethernet at $249 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 12:59 am

The best Mario Party games, ranked from best to worst

Some are held in high regard, but more than a few are seen as atrocious. Here's our breakdown ranking of every single Mario Party game, from best to worst.

Digital Trends 25 Jan 2022 12:52 am

Rare deal brings 20th Anniversary Xbox Wireless Controller down to $65 shipped at Amazon

We are now tracking a rare price drop on the Xbox Wireless Controller 20th Anniversary SpecialEdition at $64.99 shipped . Also matched at Walmart . This is $5 off the regular $70 price tag it fetches direct from Microsoft and matching the Amazon all-time low. This is a rare price drop and a great time to scoop one up for your collection. Unveiled back in October alongside the matching headset, this is essentially a current-generation Xbox wireless controller with the 20th anniversary design a translucent black body, green accents, and the special 20 logo. Compatible with Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, Windows PCs, Android, and iOS, it sports all of the custom mapping youll find on the standard issue Xbox gamepads as well. Rated 4+ stars at Walmart and you can learn more in launch coverage . More details below. more The post Rare deal brings 20th Anniversary Xbox Wireless Controller down to $65 shipped at Amazon appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 12:37 am

Metal MacBook and laptop desktop riser stands start from $15.50 at Amazon (Up to 40% off)

Alles-Omoton Authorized (100% positive feedback in the last 12 months) via Amazon is now offering the Omoton L2 Laptop Riser Stand for $20.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Typically in the $27 range over the last several months, this is now nearly 25% off the going rate and the best price we can find. A series of rubber pads line the aluminum frame to protect your device from scratches. This one is compatible with all laptops from 10- to 15.6-inches including MacBooks, Chromebook models, and more. Theres enough space to stow a keyboard underneath if needed while providing your laptop with more than enough breathing room for heat dissipation. Additional MacBook and laptop stand deals below from $15.50 . more The post Metal MacBook and laptop desktop riser stands start from $15.50 at Amazon (Up to 40% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 12:18 am

Meta says its new AI supercomputer will be the world's fastest by mid-2022

Meta has completed the first phase of a new AI supercomputer . Once the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) is fully built out later this year, the company believes it will be the fastest AI supercomputer on the planet, capable of performing at nearly 5 exaflops of mixed precision compute. The company says RSC will help researchers develop better AI models that can learn from trillions of examples. Among other things, the models will be able to build better augmented reality tools and seamlessly analyze text, images and video together, according to Meta. Much of this work is in service of its vision for the metaverse , in which it says AI-powered apps and products will have a key role. We hope RSC will help us build entirely new AI systems that can, for example, power real-time voice translations to large groups of people, each speaking a different language, so they can seamlessly collaborate on a research project or play an AR game together, technical program manager Kevin Lee and software engineer Shubho Sengupta wrote in a blog post . RSC currently has 760 Nvidia DGX A100 systems with a total of 6,080 GPUs. Meta believes the current iteration is already among the fastest AI supercomputers on the planet. Based on early benchmarks, it claims RSC can, compared with the company's older setup, run computer vision workflows up to 20 times faster and the NVIDIA Collective Communication Library more than nine times faster. Meta says RSC can train large-scale natural language processing models three times faster as well. As such, AI models that determine whether an action, sound or image is harmful or benign (for example, to root out hate speech) can be trained more quickly. According to the company, that research will help protect people on current services like Facebook and Instagram, as well as in the metaverse. Along with creating the physical infrastructure and systems to run RSC, Meta said it needed to ensure there were security and privacy controls in place to protect the real-world training data it uses. It says that by using real-world data from its production systems, instead of publicly available data sets, it can more effectively put its research to use by, for instance, identifying harmful content. This year, Meta plans to increase the number of GPUs in RSC to 16,000. It says that will boost AI training performance by more than 2.5 times. The company, which started working on the project in early 2020, wanted RSC to train AI models on data sets up to an exabyte in size (the equivalent of 36,000 years' worth of high-quality video). We expect such a step function change in compute capability to enable us not only to create more accurate AI models for our existing services, but also to enable completely new user experiences, especially in the metaverse, Lee and Sengupta wrote. Other exascale systems are being built in the US. The delayed Aurora supercomputer at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is expected to hit 2 exaflops , while the El Capitan supercomputer, which will manage the country's nuclear stockpile, is expected to top 2 exaflops when it arrives next year.

Engadget 25 Jan 2022 12:16 am

Apex Legends Defiance update intros Mad Maggie, Control capture the flag LTM, more

Its that time again. February will introduce a new season in Apex Legends , this time dubbed Defiance . Madness takes control is the tagline here, and that madness comes in the form of Mad Maggie. Weve heard Mad Maggies voice lines throughout the Apex Games before, but its time for her to finally make a debut as a playable character. In addition to Mad Maggie, were also getting a new limited-time mode and refreshed Olympus map. What else is in store? Lets take a closer look. more The post Apex Legends Defiance update intros Mad Maggie, Control capture the flag LTM, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 12:09 am

Samsungs 34-inch Odyssey G5 165Hz UltraWide hits $550 (Save $80), more from $321

Amazon is now offering theSamsung 34-inch Odyssey G5 165Hz UltraWide Gaming Monitor for $549.99 shipped . Typically fetching $630, todays offer matches the second-best offer to date at $80 off while coming within $10 of our previous mention from back in September of last year. Rocking an ultrawide panel backed by 1440p resolution, Samsungs Odyssey G5 arrives with a 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response times for smooth gameplay. Its 1000R curved screen doubles down on that immersion and pairs with AMD FreeSync for even better performance. Both HDMI and DisplayPort inputs make the cut, as well. Head below for more. more The post Samsungs 34-inch Odyssey G5 165Hz UltraWide hits $550 (Save $80), more from $321 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 25 Jan 2022 12:06 am

Tom Bradys new athleisure line, BRADY, is live at Nordstrom

Tom Brady just launched his new athleisure line called BRADY , and now you can shop the top styles at Nordstrom there have been two drops so far in this line called the Train System and the Live System. The prices for BRADY clothing items range anywhere from $20 to $495 , and the coloring of the line is highly neutral including black, grays, greens and blues. Best of all, Nordstrom offers free delivery on all orders. Find all of our top picks from the new BRADY line at Nordstrom below, and you will also want to check out our guide to the Target Brightroom collection that feature organizers, starting at just $1 . more The post Tom Bradys new athleisure line, BRADY, is live at Nordstrom appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 11:47 pm

Dont pay a fortune for dog food and treats, Amazons are now 40% off from $4.50

Amazon has now launched another notable sale on its in-house Wag and Wonder Bound dog food and treats. A great way to save a fortune all year round anyway, we are now tracking up to 40% off a range of products, including hip and joint supplements with prices starting from $4.50. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Head below the fold for a closer look at our top picks from the sale and our feature piece for more details on the Amazon Wag brand. more The post Dont pay a fortune for dog food and treats, Amazons are now 40% off from $4.50 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 11:44 pm

Nintendo drops new 6 min. Pokmon Legends Arceus overview ahead of this weeks release

The new Pokmon game releases this week and Nintendo just dropped a lengthy six-minute overview trailer to go along with it. Pokmon Legends: Arceus has to be one of the most anticipated Switch titles of the year, and we are just days away from the official launch date this Friday. This is the next main line RPG in the series, and the first truly new Pokmon game we have seen since Sword and Shield released back in 2019 the Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond remakes launched at the tail end of last year. Head below for a closer look at todays new Pokmon Legends: Arceus Overview Trailer. more The post Nintendo drops new 6 min. Pokmon Legends Arceus overview ahead of this weeks release appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 11:24 pm

Score this 5-piece Fit Simplify Resistance Band set while its just $9 (Reg. up to $20)

Amazon is now offering the 5-piece Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands set for $8.92 as a Lightning deal. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25, but youll want to act fast as this deal will be no more within the next 9-hours or it sells out. Regularly between $17 and $20, this is as much as 60% in savings and the lowest we can find. A great addition to your 2022 health regimen, they are amongst the most popular options on Amazon that support a wide range of exercises and can be used just about anywhere. A carry bag is included with the package. More details below. more The post Score this 5-piece Fit Simplify Resistance Band set while its just $9 (Reg. up to $20) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 11:02 pm

Squirdle is Wordle, but for Pokmon

A new Wordle clone with a Pokmon theme just released and tasks players with guessing Pokmon names.

Digital Trends 24 Jan 2022 11:02 pm

The next Mac mini: Apples smallest desktop to get the M1 Pro and Max treatment

When the Mac mini launched in 2005 as the first BYODKM Mac (bring your own display, keyboard, and mouse), it had the potential to be one of the most popular Macs ever made. Nearly two decades later, it hasnt really lived up to its hype, as specs, prices, and performance never quite reached the heights we expected. But rumors have been swirling that Apple is preparing a refresh to the high-end Mac mini that could blow our minds and finally deliver the tiny Mac of our dreams. 2022 Mac mini: The latest rumors January 23, 2022: Leaker dylandkt tweeted that a Mac mini with an M1 Pro and M1 Max will be released this spring. December 6, 2021: Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reports that Apple will launch two Mac mini models in 2022: a high-end one with an M1 Pro processor and an M2 refresh of the lower-end M1 machine. October 4, 2021: Bloombergs Mark Gurman says the new Mac mini will arrive at some point after the launch of the new MacBook Pro. 2022 Mac mini: Design The Mac mini has had a similar square design ever since it burst onto the scene, and that isnt likely to change this year. However, it has gotten thinner. When it launched with a CD drive , it was two inches high, and now its just 1.4 inches (without an optical drive). According to reports, it could get even thinner. Jon Prosser claims that the next Mac mini will shrink even further, which could put it at less than an inch tall, based on renders. The Mac mini will reportedly have four Thunderbolt ports. Render by Ian The body could be getting a change too. While the Mac mini has had its aluminum chassis since 2010, Apple is reportedly considering a plexiglass top, according to Prosser. That could mean Apple will bring a little pizzazz to the Mac mini, which is limited to silver and space gray. Finally, the circular rubber pad on the bottom will reportedly be replaced with two horizontal strips as we see on the underside of the 24-inch iMac stand. In August, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reported that the Mac mini will have an updated design and more ports than the current model. 2022 Mac mini: Apple silicon The Mac mini was among the first Macs to get the M1 processor, so it makes sense that the next model would be the first to get the follow-up. Gurman reports that the low-end Mac mini will be getting the M2 chip once it arrives, while the higher-end model chip will get the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that are in the new MacBook Pros. Dylandkt tweeted that Apple will release M1 Pro and M1 Max Mac minis this spring. The numbering is confusing, but the M1 Pro will still be significantly faster than the M2. Specifically, the M2 CPU will likely feature the same eight cores as the M1, evenly split between performance and efficiency, with an 8-core GPU. The M1 Pros CPU features eight or 10 cores with six or eight high-performance cores, as well as a 14-, 16-, 24-, or 32-core GPU. The M1 Mac mini is fast, but the next model could be way faster. Roman Loyola/IDG 2022 Mac mini: RAM and specs The M1 in the Mac mini has just two RAM configurations8GB and 16GBwhile the Intel version maxes out at 64GB. The M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro machines, on the other hand, start at 16GB and top out at 64GB of memory. Thats likely the same memory options well see in the 2022 Mac mini models. Storage is likely to start at 256GB for the M2 models and 512GB on the M1 Pro model, with both topping out at 2TB. As far as ports, the new Mac mini could get two additional Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports for a total of four, along with the other ports on the current model: two USB-A ports, ethernet, and HDMI. However, Prosser says the new mini likely wont bring back the SDXC card slot that appeared on the MacBook Pro. 2022 Mac mini: Price and release Apple actually lowered the price of the M1 Mac mini from $799 to $699, so its possible that the higher-end Mac mini gets a price cut too. Apple currently sells it for $1,099, so it could drop to $999. However, the 16-inch MacBook Pro increased in price versus its Intel predecessor. ($2,499 vs $2,399). We originally expected the new Mac mini to arrive in the fall alongside the new MacBook Pro , but clearly, that didnt happen. The next likely release would be in the spring, around the time when Apple launched the 24-inch iMac . Dylandkt tweeted that the pro-level Mac mini could be released at an Apple event in the spring.

Macworld 24 Jan 2022 11:00 pm

VR hit The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners gets a new chapter

A sequel to The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is in the works for VR platforms.

Digital Trends 24 Jan 2022 10:58 pm

GOG's New Year Sale includes deals on 'Cyberpunk 2077' and 'The Witcher 3'

PC gamers who are looking for a bargain (or a game or two to keep them going until Elden Ring arrives next month ) might wish to take a gander at GOG's New Year Sale . There are many repeat deals from the Winter Sale , but it's still worth checking out the discounts, as you can save up to 90 percent on more than 2,500 games. Among them is Cyberpunk 2077 , which is 50 percent off at $30. Buy Cyberpunk 2077 at GOG - $30 While the first-person RPG had a notoriously rocky debut, CD Projekt Red has fixed some of the game's many bugs over the last 13 months. The studio plans to roll out the next major update for all platforms by the end of March . The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 80 percent off during the sale. You can pick up one of the most highly regarded RPGs of the last decade for $8. Control Ultimate Edition is down 70 percent to $12 as well. The bundle includes the excellent base game as well as both expansions. Elsewhere, you can scoop up Metro Exodus: Gold Edition for $14.80 (63 percent off) and Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition for $12 (70 percent off). These barely scratch the surface of the deals, which include a ton of indie games and franchises like Batman Arkham and Bioshock. You can check out the entire New Year Sale at GOG. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 24 Jan 2022 10:51 pm

PDP Animal Crossing Switch Pro Controller drops to $20.50 (28% off) + PowerA gear from $12

After taking a closer look at the new PDP Animal Crossing Tom Nook Faceoff Deluxe+ Wired Switch Pro Controller for $20.30 . Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly $28, this is a 27% price drop on the collectible gamepad, leaving it within about $1 of the Amazon all-time low and the best we can find. Alongside built-in motion controls, interchangeable faceplates and joysticks, and a 3.5mm headset jack, it also supports re-mappable back paddles for a customized setup. Head below for more Switch accessory deals from $12 . more The post PDP Animal Crossing Switch Pro Controller drops to $20.50 (28% off) + PowerA gear from $12 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 10:39 pm

AT&T is rolling out multi-gig fiber internet to more than 70 cities

Following the activation of its C-band 5G network last week, AT&T is now upgrading its fiber-based broadband service with two new plans that top out at 2Gbps and 5Gbps, respectively. The company says its new multi-gig fiber broadband will be available in more than 70 metro areas including Dallas, LA and Atlanta. Currently, AT&Ts fiber broadband covers around 15 million customers across 90 markets, with the ISP looking to expand its network to reach more than 30 million customers by 2025. While AT&Ts new 5 GIG plan is almost certainly overkill for a typical household (even with a bunch of people making Zoom calls at the same time), the ongoing pandemic and shift towards working and schooling from home continues to put a strain on families with more limited internet. The new 2 GIG plan is set to start at $110 per month plus tax (or $225 a month for a business fiber), while the faster 5 GIG plan will cost $180 per month (or $395 a month for businesses). Notably, AT&T describes both plans as offering symmetrical speeds, which means customers should see equally fast download and upload speeds. That last part is important for anyone who has to move large files around, especially when a lot of older internet plans often featuring upload speeds that are significantly lower than download speeds. In addition to its new multi-gig fiber plans, AT&T is updating its fiber internet plans with more straightforward pricing. AT&T says this means new customers wont get hit with any equipment fees, data caps or annual contracts, with initial pricing locked in for at least 12 months. So your bill should just be the price of the service plus tax, with AT&T throwing in perks such as its ActiveArmor internet security, speedy Wi-Fi 6 routers, and a free HBO Max subscription for customers with top-tier plans (either the gigabit, 2 GIG or 5 GIG plans). So, while AT&Ts new fiber plans arent cheap, they should supply ample bandwidth for data-hungry people like content creators and stream video enthusiasts. To find out if you live in an area covered by AT&Ts new multi-gig plans, you can check availability on AT&Ts fiber landing page here .

Engadget 24 Jan 2022 10:31 pm

ALDOs Flash Sale takes up to 50% off boots, sneakers, more from $16

The ALDO Flash Sale takes up to 50% off select styles including boots, loafers, sneakers, sandals, and much more. Prices are as marked. Customers receive free shipping on orders of $85 or more. A standout from this sale is the Malrose Chukka Boots for men. These boots are currently marked down to $100 , which is $40 off the original rate. This style is available in three color options and the suede material is very on-trend for this season. They can be easily dressed up or down and it has a cushioned insole that promotes all-day comfort. Score even more deals by heading below the jump and you will want to check out our fashion guide to find an array of deals going on today. more The post ALDOs Flash Sale takes up to 50% off boots, sneakers, more from $16 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 10:26 pm

The M1 Max iMac Pro could be even faster than the MacBook Pro

If youre wondering just how much more powerful Apples M1 processor can get, a new report suggests were going to find out with the release of the iMac Pro, the bigger version of the 24-inch M1 iMac . According to a tweet by Dylandkt, the iMac Pro is getting a processor that goes beyond M1 Max. His tweet states that there will be a 12-core configuration to better suit the pros that the new Mac is targeting. The M1 Max currently tops out at 10 cores (8 performance and 2 efficiency). I have received confirmation that there will be an additional configuration for the upcoming iMac Pro beyond M1 Max. A 12 Core CPU configuration was tied to a snippet of code referencing the iMac. The internal naming candidate is iMac Pro for a reason. It is targeted towards pros Dylan (@dylandkt) January 23, 2022 Dylan doesnt provide details on how those 12 cores are allocated, but since its a pro Mac, its likely we could get a chip with 10 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores. Apple already has an 8-core version of the M1 Pro, but the M1 Max is only available with a 10-core CPU. Its not clear if Apple has turned off two of the core in the current M1 Max or if the iMac Pro will have a new architecture. Since cooling isnt as much of an issue in the stationary iMac, Apple could have a new chipset planned. In a later tweet ,Dylan adds that lower configuration options will still be available for those who dont need as much performance, which were assuming means there will be iMac Pro models with an M1 Pro or a 10-core M1 Max processor like current MacBook Pro models. On Sunday, Dylankt tweeted that the iMac Pro could be released this spring, but Apple has concerns about its production. However, its almost certainly arriving this year according to rumors, with the worst case scenario being that its release is pushed to September. Pricing will presumably be in line with the MacBook Pro, which starts at $1,999, thought the 12-core M1 Max option will likely be much higher. A 12-core iMac Pro seems like an ideal fit that fills a gap between the M1 Max and the rumored processor for the ultra-high-end Mac Pro. Bloombergs Mark Gurman reported last May that the Mac Pro could have a processor starting with 20 processing cores (16 performance cores, 4 efficiency), with options up to 40 core.

Macworld 24 Jan 2022 10:21 pm

Land a Brim 6-Cup Pour Over Coffee Maker on the countertop at $13 (70% off) + more from $12

Woot is now offering Amazon where it has never gone for less than $18. Youre essentially getting a glass and silicone pour-over maker from areputable brand for the price of a few lattes at Starbucks. It also ships with a measuring scoop, sustainable laser-etched permanent filter, a silicone cool-touch decanter as well as 20 paper filters. It carries a 4+ star rating at Target where it is currently listed at the full $40 price tag. More deals and details below. more The post Land a Brim 6-Cup Pour Over Coffee Maker on the countertop at $13 (70% off) + more from $12 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 10:06 pm

The next iMac: 12-core pro model could land this spring

The 24-inch iMac brought a new design and a faster chip to Apples all-in-one machine, but were still waiting for its bigger, faster sibling to replace the current Intel-based 27-inch iMac . Bloomberg reported in May that Apple had put the larger iMac aside to focus on the 24-inch iMacs launch, but since that Mac is now available, the rumor mill for the larger iMac has started churning. Heres everything we know so far about the next iMac. 2022 iMac: The latest rumors January 24, 2022: Twitter leaker dylnadkt tweets that the iMac Pro will have a 12-core Apple processor . December 15, 2021: Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants reiterates his claim of a similar mini-LED ProMotion (120Hz) display as in the MacBook Pro. November 2, 2021: Twitter leaker dylandkt has spilled numerous details about the next iMac. October 20, 2021: Ross Young reports on Twitter that the iMac will get a mini-LED display in 2022. July 26, 2021: Twitter leaker dylandkt says the high-end iMac will launch in 2022 . 2022 iMac: Sizes, design, and colors In January, Bloomberg reported that Apple planned on replacing both the Intel-based 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs with new machines that feature a new design and Apples M1 system on a chip (SoC). Apple introduced the first Apple silicon-based redesigned all-in-one with the 24-inch iMac with a new design that shortens the chin, trims the bezels, and shrinks the enclosure down to an impressive 11.5 millimeters. Recent rumors say the new iMac will have dark bezels in contrast to the 24-inch models white trim,. As for the larger iMac, it will reportedly use the same design as the 24-inch iMac, and speculation is that it could house a display as large as 32 inches. The current 27-inch iMac measures 25.6 inches wide, 20.3 inches tall, and 8 inches deep, and while Apples new design helps make the 24-inch iMac smaller than the 21.5-inch iMac it replaced, there isnt that much of a difference in size (21.5 inches x 18.1 inches x 5.8 inches (with the stand) vs 20.8 inches x 17.7 inchesx 6.9 inches). So a new larger iMac could have a similar footprint to the 27-inch Intel iMac. More recently, rumors have suggested that the new iMac will stick with its 27-inch display , making the whole package more compact. The next large iMac will look nothing like the current 27-inch model (right) and more like the 24-inch iMac (left). Apple Apple offers the 24-inch iMac in several different color choices, but there havent been reports on what color choices Apple will use for the larger iMac. The larger iMac is considered to be a pro-level iMac, and to create a differentiation between the consumer and pro levels, Apple may decide on different color choices like the iPhone Pro, or stick with the traditional silver like that on the 27-inch iMac or space gray like on the discontinued iMac Pro . 2022 iMac: Display To get an idea of what we could expect with the display in the larger iMac, lets look at whats being used in the current iMac lineup, as well as the Pro Display XDR and Liquid Retina XDR in the MacBook pro. 24-inch iMac: 4.5K Retina display (4480-by-2520 resolution) 500 nits brightness,wide color(P3), True Tonetechnology 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro: 5K Retina display (5120by2880 resolution), 500 nits brightness, wide color (P3), True Tone Liquid Retina XDR: 2K/3K Retina display, 1,600 nits peak brightness, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, wide color (P3), True Tone Pro Display XDR: 6K Retina display (6016-by-3384 resolution), 1,000 nits (XDR) or 500 nits (SDR) brightness, wide color(P3), True Tone The upcoming larger iMac will have smaller bezels than the 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro, which could help the display reach a higher pixel density without having to make the display much bigger. A rumor by Ross Young in October and a follow-up report in December claims that Apple will be bringing the same Liquid Retina XDR display in the MacBook Pro to the iMac, a rumor that was also corroborated by dylandkt on Twitter. The 27-inch iMac has a nano-texture glass option (right) that does a better job of resisting glare and reflections. IDG The 27-inch iMac comes with standard glass on the front of the display, but for $300, Apple offers a nano-texture glass that provides a matte-like finish and does a good job of cutting down glare. Apple will probably continue to offer this with the new larger iMac. As you can see above, it dramatically cuts down on the gloss and glare. 2022 iMac: Apple silicon The 24-inch iMac fits in Apples consumer product lineup, and its outfitted with the M1, the same SoC thats in Apples other consumer Macs. The larger iMac, however, is part of Apples professional Mac line and will have a faster SoC. Apple introduced the new M1 Pro and M1 Max for the MacBook Pro, and its likely that Apple will use those same chips in the next iMac. The iMacs slim profile is similar to the MacBook Pro, which means the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips will work well. In benchmarks , the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors are significantly faster than the M1 iMacs and rival the Intel processors in the Mac Pro in some metrics. Twitter leaker dylnadkt tweets that the iMac Pro will have a 12-core Apple processor. Dylandkt doesnt provide details on how those 12 cores are allocated, but since its a pro Mac, we can use the M1 Maxs core configuration (10 total cores; 8 performance and 2 efficiency) as a guide. We could see a 12-core iMac Pro with 10 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores. 2022 iMac: Ports and expansion The 24-inch iMac comes with two USB 3 ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a headphone jack. After Apple launched the MacBook Pro with HDMI and an SDXC card slot, rumors suggest the iMac to follow suit. The thin enclosure could be an issue, but Apple solved that issue on the 24-inch model by putting the headphone jack on the side. Apple could position the SD slot similarly to avoid making the iMac thicker. We doubt that Apple will keep USB-A ports around, however. For the $1,499 and $1,699 24-inch iMac, Apple placed the ethernet port in the power adapter brick. The same power adapter is likely to be used for the larger iMac as well. The ethernet-equipped power adapter will probably be standard with the larger iMac. Apple 2022 iMac: Other features The 24-inch iMac and new MacBook Pro have improved FaceTime cameras that use the M1s ISP to provide better image quality. That same FaceTime camera implementation is expected for the larger iMac as well. A November leak suggested that it is possible that the camera could support Face ID, sinceTrue Depthreferences were spotted in macOS Big Sur, though the MacBook Pro doesnt support Face ID despite having a wide notch. If it doesnt have Face ID, it will likely have Touch ID built into the keyboard like the 24-inch iMac. The current 27-inch iMac has RAM slots that are user-accessible. With Apple silicon, RAM is built into the SoC, and if Apple also insists on maintaining the thinness of the iMac, theres a good chance that the RAM will not be user upgradable. However, Apple introduced options up to 64GB with the M1 Pro on the MacBook Pro, so we doubt memory will be an issue for pro users. 2022 iMac: Price and release date According to Bloomberg , the larger iMac was paused so that Apple could get the 24-inch iMac out. No ship date for the larger iMac has been set, with the latest rumor from dylandkt on Twitter claiming a spring 2022 launch with a possibility of a September ship date due to production concerns. As for the price, it will likely fall in line with the pricing of the current 27-inch iMac, which starts at $1,799 since Apple kept similar pricing to the 21.5-inch iMac when it launched the 24-inch model. Dylandkt also says the price will start at or over $2000, which is in line with Apples price increase for the higher-end MacBook Pro.

Macworld 24 Jan 2022 9:57 pm

HPs ENVY x360 laptop packs an 8-core Ryzen 7 CPU + 12GB RAM for $700 (Refurb, Orig. $950)

Today only, Woot is offering the HP ENVY x360 Laptop with 1.8GHz Ryzen 7/12GB/512GB for $699.99 Prime shipped in manufacturer refurbished condition. Non-Prime members will be charged a $6 delivery fee at checkout. Originally $950, youd spend $750 in refurbished condition at Newegg right now and todays deal marks a new low that weve tracked. Designed with AMDs Ryzen 7 5700U processor in tow, theres plenty of power to handle most tasks youll run across. There are eight cores available which pair well with the 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and integrated Radeon graphics. The three speakers are Bang & Olufsen for high-quality audio playback and the screen features a 1080p resolution, is multitouch-enabled, and even offers edge-to-edge glass. Ships with a 90-day HP warranty. Head below for more. more The post HPs ENVY x360 laptop packs an 8-core Ryzen 7 CPU + 12GB RAM for $700 (Refurb, Orig. $950) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 9:56 pm

Best fire extinguisher 2022: A WFH essential

Fires are rare, but your home office needs a fire extinguisher present -- just in case something goes wrong.

ZDNet 24 Jan 2022 9:53 pm

9to5Toys Daily: January 24, 2022 Save on AirPods Pro, M1 MacBook Air, and more

Listen to a recap of the best deals and news from 9to5Toys each day at noon. 9to5Toys Daily is available on iTunes and Apple Podcasts , Google Play , or through our dedicated RSS feed .New episodes of 9to5Toys Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they are available. Apples new AirPods Pro with MagSafe case at $69 off is as nice as it gets, more from $100 Apples latest M1 MacBook Air beats holiday pricing following $149 discount Google Nest Hub Max is $10 below Black Friday following $60 discount to $169 more The post 9to5Toys Daily: January 24, 2022 Save on AirPods Pro, M1 MacBook Air, and more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 9:50 pm

Eddie Bauers End of Season Sale takes up to 60% off + extra 50% off clearance

The Eddie Bauer End of Season Sale offers up to 60% off your purchase . Prices are as marked. Plus, take an extra 50% off all clearance when you apply promo code WINTER50 at checkout. Customers receive free delivery on orders of $49 or more. One of our top picks from this sale is the mens Superior Down Parka Jacket thats currently marked down to $244 and originally sold for $349. Its available in six color options and features a waterproof design thats great for winter weather. The down material promotes warmth and it has an array of pockets to store all of your essentials. With over 900 reviews, this style is rated 4.5/5 stars from Eddie Bauer customers. Find even more deals by heading below the jump or you can shop the entire sale here . more The post Eddie Bauers End of Season Sale takes up to 60% off + extra 50% off clearance appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 9:45 pm

Take movie nights next level: VIZIO 5.1.4-Ch. Soundbar with Wireless Sub now $320 off

Amazon is now offering the VIZIO Elevate 5.1.4-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer for $779.99 shipped . Matched as part of Best Buys Deals of the Day , Regularly $1,100, this is $320 off the going rate, the second-lowest price we have tracked on Amazon, the deepest price drop since summer 2021, and the best we can find. If youre looking for a premium sound system for the Super Bowl and movie nights all year long, this might very well be it. The 5.1.4-channel setup is highlighted by a wireless subwoofer and four up firing speakers with automatic rotation to optimize your audio experience. This setup also has built-in Chromecast for streaming from your favorite apps as well as HDMI connectivity and HDR pass through. Rated 4+ stars from over 400 Best Buy customers. More details below. more The post Take movie nights next level: VIZIO 5.1.4-Ch. Soundbar with Wireless Sub now $320 off appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 9:29 pm

Seagates PS5-ready FireCuda 530 PCIe Gen4 SSD sports 7,300MB/s speeds from $120

Amazon is now offering the Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 Solid-State Drive with heatsink for $199.99 shipped . Normally fetching $155, youre looking at a new all-time low as well as one of the first overall discounts at 22% off. Ready to pair with your PS5 or gaming PC right out of the box, Seagates latest FireCuda 530 SSD just launched last fall and arrives with PCIe Gen4 specs and a built-in heatsink to improve the sequential performance. That ensures this internal drive can sustain 7,300MB/s transfer speeds, be it for loading games right off the SSD or editing movies and more. And if 1TB of storage isnt quite the right fit, youll find different capacities down below from $120 . more The post Seagates PS5-ready FireCuda 530 PCIe Gen4 SSD sports 7,300MB/s speeds from $120 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 9:22 pm

Panasonic's higher-capacity Tesla battery could enter production in 2023

Panasonic could start mass producing larger-capacity batteries for Tesla as soon as next year. The 4680 cell is said to boost the range of electric vehicles by over 15 percent. As Nikkei notes, that could boost the range of the Model S from 650km (404 miles or so) on a single charge to 750km (around 465 miles). Although the battery is said to be twice as big as previous versions, it has a fivefold increase in energy capacity, according to Nikkei . As such, cars need fewer of the batteries, which are already 10 to 20 percent cheaper to produce. It's estimated that batteries account for 30 percent of the cost of EVs. A cost reduction could make EVs more affordable and hasten the transition to electric vehicles. What's more, a longer range means drivers won't need to charge batteries as often. Panasonic, a long-time partner of Tesla, is reportedly investing around 80 billion yen ($704 million) on new equipment to produce the 4680. It's said to be expanding an existing plant in Japan and making the batteries there to begin with. Nikkei reports the company will start making the cells on a small scale this year to develop safe and efficient processes before entering mass production in 2023. It may mass produce the batteries in other countries later. The company confirmed to Reuters that it was setting up a test production line in 2022, though didn't say when it will start making the batteries at a larger scale. We are studying various options for mass production, it said. Panasonic started working on the cell following a request from Tesla. The head of Panasonic's battery division said in November that the company hasn't ruled out producing the cell for other automakers, though Tesla is its priority. Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously said that although his company plans to make its own batteries , it would continue to source them from other suppliers. Tesla announced the 4680 at a Battery Day event in September 2020. At the time, Musk said the cell and other developments could enable Tesla to start selling a $25,000 EV.

Engadget 24 Jan 2022 9:09 pm

Smartphone Accessories: Spigen 100W Dual GaN II USB-C Charger $48 (20% off), more

powerarc (98% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering the Spigen 100W GaN II Dual USB-C Charger for $47.99 shipped once you clip the on-page coupon. For comparison, this is a 20% discount and marks a new all-time low that weve tracked for this specific charger. Designed to have enough power to charge even the latest MacBook Pro, youll find 100W of total output here across the two ports and a design that is 13% smaller than the 96W charger. Should you need to power two devices at one time, each one will receive 45W, which is still enough to charge two MacBook Airs at once, or your iPhone and iPad, and even trickle charge a more powerful machine overnight. Plus, its even compatible with USB-C to MagSafe 3 cables thanks to using the USB-C PD 3.0 standard. More smartphone accessories: $12.50 (Reg. $14) | Amazon Sony noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones $24 (Reg. $30) | Amazon Apples new AirPods Pro with MagSafe case at $69 off is as nice as it gets, more from $100 Deals still live from the weekend: andobil 10-foot USB-C to Lightning: $12 (Reg. $30)| Amazon w/ code 52JU7IJQ + on-page coupon Anker eufy HomeKit cameras, security systems, and smart locks $29 (Reg. $35)| Amazon meross smart HomeKit gear: Mini plugs $13.50 (Reg. $15)| Amazon more The post Smartphone Accessories: Spigen 100W Dual GaN II USB-C Charger $48 (20% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 8:59 pm

Save $160 on Ninjas 16-piece Foodi Cookware Set (Amazon all-time low) + more from $90

Amazon is now offering 30% off a series of Ninja cookware. A real standout deal from he offerings is the Ninja Foodi 16-Piece NeverStick Premium Hard-Anodized Cookware Set for $369.99 shipped . Regularly $500, this is $160 in savings and a new Amazon all-time low. Just for reference, the 13-piece set goes for $430 at Bed Bath and Beyond . This is the perfect time to completely refresh your home cookware with a premium set at $160 off. It includes all of the pots and pans youll need along with a dishwater-safe design thats compatible with gas, electric, glass ceramic, and induction stovetops. Youll also find cast solid stainless steel handles that can go right in the oven (up to 500-degrees) as well as a PFOA-, PFAS-, cadmium-, and lead-free design. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 400 customers at Bed Bath and Beyond. Head below for more Ninja deals from $90 . more The post Save $160 on Ninjas 16-piece Foodi Cookware Set (Amazon all-time low) + more from $90 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 8:50 pm

asics Semi-Annual Sale takes up to 50% off running shoes, apparel, more from $5

The asics Semi-Annual Sale offers up to 50% off select styles . Prices are as marked. Kick up your workout routine for the new year with fresh running shoes, apparel, accessories, and more. OneASICS Members ( free to sign-up ) receive free delivery. One of the most notable deals from this sale is the Verablast Mx Running Shoes that are available in sizing for men and women alike. These shoes are currently marked down to $52 and originally were priced at $70. Its available in six color options and the lightweight design is great for running or training alike. Rated 4.5/5 stars from asics customers. Find even more deals by heading below the jump or you can shop the entire sale here. more The post asics Semi-Annual Sale takes up to 50% off running shoes, apparel, more from $5 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 8:29 pm

Todays best Mac and iOS app deals: Sparklite, Swift Miles, Boxing Manager, GymGoal Pro, more

Its Monday morning and that means its time for all of todays best Mac and iOS app deals to start the work week off. This morning saw a brilliant deal hit on Apples latest M1 MacBook Air alongside ongoing offers on AirPods Max and everything youll find in our Apple deal hub , but for now its all about the apps. Todays collection is headlined by titles like Sparklite, Swift Miles Mileage Tracker, PDF Export Pro, Boxing Manager, GymGoal Pro, and more. Hit the fold for a complete look at todays best Mac and iOS app deals. more The post Todays best Mac and iOS app deals: Sparklite, Swift Miles, Boxing Manager, GymGoal Pro, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 8:23 pm

Mondays deals: $9 COVID tests, $99 AirPods, 4K TVs, Sony headphones, more

There are so many amazing Amazon deals available right now, most people probably dont know where to begin. Lucky for you, the BGR Deals team is here to help. We dug through every inch of Amazons website. As a result, weve come up with all the best bargains youll find on Monday. From #1 best-selling The post Mondays deals: $9 COVID tests, $99 AirPods, 4K TVs, Sony headphones, more appeared first on BGR .

BGR 24 Jan 2022 8:21 pm

ANYCUBICs Wi-Fi Photon Mono X Resin 3D printer can rapid prototype at $440 (New low)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, ANYCUBICs official Amazon storefront is offering its Photon Mono X Resin 3D Printer for $439.99 shipped . Down from $700, todays deal beats the Black Friday mention by an additional $90 to mark a new all-time low that weve tracked. The Photon Mono X 3D printer uses an 8.9-inch 4K monochrome LCD with a resolution of 38402400. This allows them to reduce the layer printing time to one to two seconds, which is four times faster than the regular Photon. Youll also find a printing volume of 7.55- by 4.72- by 9.84-inches, which will let you print even larger projects with ease. Plus, the upgraded matrix parallel UV light offers ultra-precision 3D printing for projects that need to be extremely precise. The Photon Mono X also features a remote monitoring application that you can check from your smartphone thanks to being network-connected. Head below for more. more The post ANYCUBICs Wi-Fi Photon Mono X Resin 3D printer can rapid prototype at $440 (New low) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 8:11 pm

Washington DC's AG sues Google for 'deceiving users and invading their privacy'

Google, no stranger to lawsuits about its practices these days, is facing a fresh legal broadside from Washington DC Attorney General Karl Racine. Racine (pictured) has launched an action claiming that Google has violated the Consumer Protection Procedures act in the state, specifically about location tracking. Essentially, Racine believes that while Google says its users can opt-out of having their whereabouts identified, such tracking remains in place. Racine's claim is being mirrored by similar AG-led lawsuits in Texas, Washington State and Indiana. BREAKING: My office is suing Google for deceiving users and invading their privacy. Google claims that changing your device and account settings protects your data. The truth is, since 2014, Google has systematically surveilled users no matter what settings they choose. AG Karl A. Racine (@AGKarlRacine) January 24, 2022 Much of this controversy was first publicized back in 2018 when an Associated Press report identified that location tracking remained active regardless of the users choice. The claim says that between 2014 and 2019, despite these promises, tracking data was stored in a Web and App Activity database. As our deep dive on the subject explained , Google did enable users to go in and erase their location from this file, but the process was slow and laborious. We're leading a bipartisan group of AGs from Texas, Indiana, & Washington, each suing in state court to hold Google accountable. We're seeking to stop Googles illegal use of dark patterns & claw back profits made from location data. Read the complaint: https://t.co/KQCPiZSYxA AG Karl A. Racine (@AGKarlRacine) January 24, 2022 Google leads consumers to believe that consumers are in control of whether Google collects and retains information about their location and how that information is used, says the complaint. In reality, consumers who use Google products cannot prevent Google from collecting, storing and profiting from their location. It added that the use of dark patterns to nudge a user to consenting to data collection is harmful to consumers. This case follows a landmark action in Arizona, brought in 2020 , where AG Mark Brnovich wanted the company to pay back ad money to users who though they had turned tracking off, but did not. In 2021, documents from that case emerged claiming that Google had further sought to obscure the settings that would enable a user to disable location tracking. Engadget has contacted Google for a response and will update this story when one arrives.

Engadget 24 Jan 2022 8:01 pm

Home Depot takes up to $300 off DEWALT, RYOBI, and more in latest 1-day tool sale

Today only, as part of its Special Buy of the Day, Home Depot is currently launching a new tool sale , bringing back the up to 50% in savings from its first event of the year. Including top brands like DEWALT, RYOBI, Milwaukee, and more, shipping is free across the board, and in-store pickup is also available to kickstart your setup even sooner. Whether youre looking to start off 2022 with some home improvement projects or are just hoping to outfit your weekend warrior kit with some new gear, todays sale has you covered. Theres everything from entry-level packages for first time DIYers to more expansive bundles for outfitting even the most demanding tool kits. Head below for all of our top picks. more The post Home Depot takes up to $300 off DEWALT, RYOBI, and more in latest 1-day tool sale appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 8:01 pm

Todays best game deals: It Takes Two 50% off, DMC 5 $20, Monster Hunter Rise $34, more

In todays best game deals, GameStop is now offering physical copies of Amazon and this is now the lowest price we can find at 50% off. This brilliant co-op adventure game (you can invite a friend to join for free with Friends Pass) is an award-winning experience with gorgeous visuals and a heart-felt storyline. You play as a pair of humans turned into dolls by a magic spell across a fantastical world where the unpredictable hides around every corner, they are reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship. Head below for more including Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, Monster Hunter Rise, Persona 5 Royal Deluxe, Metroid Dread, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, and more. more The post Todays best game deals: It Takes Two 50% off, DMC 5 $20, Monster Hunter Rise $34, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 7:57 pm

The best Mac games for 2022

The best Mac games include everything from low-key indies like Stardew Valley to dense RPGs like Disco Elysium. Here are the best games to try playing in 2022.

Digital Trends 24 Jan 2022 7:52 pm

The iPhone 13s pink screen issue could be fixed as early as today

Apple has fixed a number of small bugs and glitches with the first round of iOS 15 updates , but some users are reporting that a frustrating one remains where an iPhone 13s screen turns pink and reboots. According to a forum post, a fix could be on the way. As first spotted by 9to5Mac , the issue cropped up on the Apple Communities Forum board, where user DPigar wrote that his iPhone 13 Pro display turns pink for a few seconds and then reloads. The issue was resolved with a replacement device, but several responses to his initial post as well as other reports on Reddit and Weibo indicate that the issue isnt specific to their device. However, according to the Chinese language site MyDrivers ( translation ), Apple has reportedly noted that the issue is not a hardware one. The site said Apple has advised a user on Weibo to back up their data and upgrade to the newest version of iOS, which indicates a fix could be imminent. It may even arrive as part of iOS 15.3 , which is expected to land either Monday or Tuesday. For now, you should contact your local Apple store or Apple support if your iPhone 13 is experiencing this issue on a regular basis. Apple hasnt commented publicly or referenced it in the iOS 15.3 release notes, so it still could be a long wait.

Macworld 24 Jan 2022 7:31 pm

Stock up on Dove body wash at nearly 30% off via Amazon today with deals from $12

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 28% off a range of Dove body wash, bath products, and more so you can stock up from just over $12 . One standout, among the many, is the 4-pack of Dove Purely Pampering Coconut and Cocoa Butter Body Wash at $16.52 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Opt for Subscribe & Save on the listing page to redeem the lowest possible price, and remember to cancel the sub after it ships to avoid monthly deliveries. This is four 22-ounce containers that feature a pant-based moisturizer in 100% recycled plastic bottles. It works to restore dry skin with a rich, creamy formula, leaving your skin softer and smoother than a shower gel can. More deals below. more The post Stock up on Dove body wash at nearly 30% off via Amazon today with deals from $12 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 7:29 pm

Google's Nest Hub Max is down to $169 for today only

Those looking to add to their Google home setup can get the biggest Nest smart display for less today. Adorama has a one-day-only sale that knocks $60 off the Nest Hub Max , bringing it down to $169. That's even cheaper than we saw it a couple of weeks ago when a bunch of Nest gadgets were discounted across the web, and it's $11 less than the device's Black Friday price last year. Buy Nest Hub Max at Adorama - $169 The Nest Hub Max earned a score of 86 from us when it first came out in 2019 and it remains a good option for those that rely on the Google Assistant and want a larger home hub with advanced smart features. It has a spacious 10-inch HD touchscreen on which you can do things like take a Zoom call, watch YouTube or Netflix and control all of the smart lights, thermostats and other gadgets in your home. Its stereo speakers help it sound better than the smaller Nest Hubs, so it'll be good for both video watching and music playing. The built-in camera lets you do more than just take video calls. It enables Face Match, which is similar to Google's Voice Match feature in that it recognizes who's using the device so it can display information relevant to you including calendar alerts, messages and more. If you have more than one person in the house using the Hub Max, this feature will come in handy. The Hub Max also supports gesture controls, which allow you to do things like raise a palm to the camera to pause a video or song that's playing. While it takes up more space on a countertop than a Nest Cam, the Nest Hub Max can act as one in your home, too. You can use the Nest Cam app to pull up the feed from the device's built-in camera, letting you keep watch over your home when you're away. So while most smart displays are multi-use devices, you're truly getting a lot of bang for your buck with the Nest Hub Max especially when it's on sale like this. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 24 Jan 2022 7:28 pm

Add Uprights latest smart Posture Trainer to your fitness kit at $35 (Amazon low, Reg. $60)

Amazon is now offering the Upright GO S Posture Trainer for $34.99 shipped . Matched as part of GO S might be great way to do so, and especially at $35 . The strapless device sits on your back and offers a gentle vibration to create cognitive awareness that drives behavioral change. It connects to the companion iOS and Android app which features personal calibrations, training programs, goal setting, and daily stats to help improve your posture over time. It is rated 4+ stars at Best Buy and you can learn more in our launch coverage . Additional details below. more The post Add Uprights latest smart Posture Trainer to your fitness kit at $35 (Amazon low, Reg. $60) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 7:11 pm

APCs gaming UPS packs 1500VA of battery backup for your PC at $187 (Save 28%)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the APC 1500VA UPS for Gaming at $186.99 shipped in two styles. Normally fetching $260, youre looking at 28% in savings, a new Amazon all-time low at $13 under the Black Friday discount, and one of the first overall price cuts. Providing 1500VA of battery backup for your gaming rig, this APC UPS helps fend off power outages. This model sports 10 outlets in total, six of which tap into the internal battery. And because were talking about a gaming offering, youll find customizable RGB lighting to go alongside a built-in display that shows power usage stats. more The post APCs gaming UPS packs 1500VA of battery backup for your PC at $187 (Save 28%) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 7:06 pm

Amazons Columbia Flash Sale takes up to 50% off gear for the whole family

Amazon is currently offering up to 50% off select Columbia great for the whole family. Prices are as marked. A standout from this stale is the mens Stuart Island Interchange Jacket thats marked down from $175 shipped and originally sold for $250. This jacket is an Amazon all-time low and its available in three color options. Its a really nice option for winter weather due to its insulated design and water-resistant exterior. One of the best features about this jacket is that its actually a two-in-one design with an exterior layer that unzips into a packable lightweight style. Find even more deals by heading below the jump and be sure to check out our fashion guide for even more sales today. more The post Amazons Columbia Flash Sale takes up to 50% off gear for the whole family appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 6:54 pm

Cuisinart 1-day kitchen event from $10: AirFryer toaster oven 50% off, mixers, bakeware, more

Today only, Woot is offering some solid deals on a range of Amazon, this is a solid 50% price drop at about $30 under the typical sale price and the lowest we can find. Featuring a brushed stainless steel exterior, it can carry up to 2.5-pounds of air fried food as well as the ability to handle quick baking jobs and the like. Adjustable timer and temperature settings are joined by the included non-stick basket and a handy viewing window. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 1,000 Walmart customers and includes a 90-day warranty. More deals and details below. more The post Cuisinart 1-day kitchen event from $10: AirFryer toaster oven 50% off, mixers, bakeware, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 6:50 pm

Sonys AirPlay 2 HDMI 2.1 OLED 4K Google TVs up to $602 off (Amazon low) + more from $285

While we are still tracking a massive Sony 77-inch BRAVIA XR A80J OLED 4K UHD Smart Google TV for $2,898 shipped . Regularly $3,500 at 65-inch model at $1,998 , down from the regular $2,200 or so. An ideal option for upcoming sporting events, it is also perfect for PlayStation 5 and other gaming setups with 120FPS and four HDMI 2.1inputs. AirPlay 2, Dolby Vision, and HDR 10 are joined by built-in Alexa and Google Assistant voice control alongside direct access to thousands of apps and streaming services. Youll also find a pair of USB ports, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and more. Rated 4+ stars from hundreds at Best Buy. More 4K TV deals below. more The post Sonys AirPlay 2 HDMI 2.1 OLED 4K Google TVs up to $602 off (Amazon low) + more from $285 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 6:30 pm

Level Touch and Bolt invisible HomeKit Smart Locks see rare discounts from $183

Amazon now offers theLevel Lock Touch Edition HomeKit Smart Lock for $279.60 shipped . Typically fetching $329, youre looking at $49 in savings alongside a match of our previous mention for the second-best price yet. With a streamlined design that hardly looks like it is packing as much smart home prowess as youll find,Level Toucharrives with a sleek satin nickel finish. Alongside the traditional key hole, theres also a wide range of ways to unlock including HomeKit and Siri, the companion app via Bluetooth, NFC-based keycards, and living up to its name, a touch capacitive exterior. In our hands-on review , we found that Level Touch was the most versatile smart lock on the market, despite looking like an ordinary deadbolt. Head below for more. more The post Level Touch and Bolt invisible HomeKit Smart Locks see rare discounts from $183 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 6:23 pm

Seagates latest One Touch USB-C SSDs now 26% off starting at $70

Amazon is now offering theSeagate One Touch 500GB Portable Solid-State Drive for $69.99 shipped . Down from its usual $95 price tag, todays sale amounts to a new all-time low at 26% off and $5 below our previous mention. This is also still one of the very first price cuts overall, too. Seagates latest rendition of the popular One Touch lineup delivers a sleek SSD thats covered in a stylish casing that pairs a unique plastic look with fabric on the sides. Theres also 1,030MB/s transfer speeds to rely on for quickly backing up files and the like, as well as USB-C connectivity for pairing to your Mac, iPad, and more out of the box. You can get a closer look in our launch coverage , but then head below for more. more The post Seagates latest One Touch USB-C SSDs now 26% off starting at $70 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 5:50 pm

The Morning After: The Steam Deck will support Epic's anti-cheat software

Cheating is rife across many gaming platforms, but the biggest cheaters are usually found around PC gaming despite games companies banning thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of the scamps. Valve's Steam Deck , its upcoming handheld, should make it harder to bend the rules. Steam The company announced titles that depend on Epics Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) software can now run on the portable. Valve said adding Steam Deck support to titles that use EAC is a simple process. Developers wont need to update their SDK version or make other time-consuming changes. It joins BattlEye support, meaning, as Valve notes: The two largest anti-cheat services are now easily supported on Proton and Steam Deck. However, its still unclear whether some of the most popular multiplayer games on Steam that use BattlEye and EAC, including titles like Rainbow Six Siege and PUBG , will work on day one. Mat Smith Another TV show is making PR problems for Peloton Must be a hard workout. Billions Peloton didnt need more bad news. The premiere episode of Billions season six includes a scene that, like the Sex and the City follow-up And Just Like That , points a finger at Peloton's Bike for causing a heart attack for Mike Wags Wagner (played by David Costabile). Unlike And Just Like That , however, Wagner survives he even references the AJLT scene, telling staff that he's not going out like that character. Continue reading. Latest Galaxy S22 leak includes possible pricing for Europe And less memory for the highest-specced model Evan Blass According to WinFuture s Roland Quandt, European pricing for the Galaxy S22 series will start at 849 (roughly $1,018), with the base models of the Galaxy S22 Plus and Ultra slated to cost 1,049 ($1,188) and 1,249 ($1,414). If accurate, this should mean the 2022 Samsungs Galaxy S lineup will cost just as much as it did in 2021. In Europe at least, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will ship with 8GB of RAM, while the S21 Ultra packs 12GB of RAM. And if you thought that was pricey, a separate leak from Android Police earlier this month suggested the company could charge an extra $100 stateside for every model in the Galaxy S22 lineup. We should know more very soon. Continue reading. Apple pulls verification requirement for US education shoppers The move may be temporary. Earlier this week, Apple began requiring students and teachers in the US to verify their identity through authentication service UNiDAYS before they could take advantage of the companys discounted education pricing. However, thats since disappeared. You can once again buy discounted Macs, iPads and other Apple products from the companys US education website without needing to verify youre currently a student or a teacher. Continue reading. Google claims court ruling would force it to 'censor' the internet The company appealed to Australia's High Court to overturn a defamation case. Google has asked the High Court of Australia to overturn a 2020 ruling it warns could have a devastating effect on the wider internet. Google claims it will be forced to act as censor if the countrys highest court doesnt overturn a decision that awarded a lawyer $40,000 in defamation damages for an article the company had linked to through its search engine. In 2016, George Defteros, a Victoria state lawyer, contacted Google to ask the company to remove a 2004 article from The Age . The piece featured reporting on murder charges prosecutors filed against Defteros related to the death of three men. Those charges were later dropped in 2005. The company refused to remove the article from its search results as it viewed the publication as a reputable source. Continue reading. The biggest news stories you might have missed Sony will release a movie made using the PlayStation game-builder 'Dreams' 'We Met in Virtual Reality' finds love in the metaverse PlatinumGames' long-awaited shoot 'em-up arrives February 22nd What we bought: A rice cooker whose greatest trick isn't actually rice The latest 'Star Trek: Picard' season two trailer teases a time-traveling adventure

Engadget 24 Jan 2022 5:45 pm

Google Nest Hub Max is $10 below Black Friday following $60 discount to $169

Adorama is now offering the Google Nest Hub Max for $169 shipped . Normally fetching $229, todays offer is not only $10 below the Black Friday discount, but beats our previous mention by $20 and marks one of the best prices to date. Google Nest Hub Max delivers the brands flagship Assistant package with a 10-inch display in tow alongside all of the other smart home control and features youd expect. Standing out from other smart displays in the Google lineup, youll find a noteworthy feature calledFace Match, which delivers personalized music recommendations, adjust what shows on the built-in display, and more based on whos around.We couldnt recommend it enoughin our hands-on review , and you can head below for more. more The post Google Nest Hub Max is $10 below Black Friday following $60 discount to $169 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 24 Jan 2022 5:37 pm