What to look for in a Chromebook, the best 'The Game of Life' variants, SpaceX toys, and more

Read in Browser
 

July 25, 2022

It used to be that if you wanted a laptop, your two main choices were Macbooks and Windows devices. But now it seems like Chromebooks are everywhere. Plenty of schools use them, and considering their incredibly low prices, they seem like a tempting option.

So if you decided to pick up a Chromebook, how do you figure out which one to get? Good news! We’re here to help. Hit up the top story, and we’ll walk you through what to look for when purchasing a Chromebook.

Other Highlights:

  • Sorry Nintendo Wii U and 3DS owners, we have some bad news for you.
  • Who wants to buy a SpaceX toy? Me too!
  • We put together the best alternative versions of ‘The Game of Life.’ You’re welcome!
  • …and more!

-Josh

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY What to Look For in a Chromebook


If you’re after a simple device that can browse the internet and run basic programs, a Chromebook is the perfect option! Lightweight and budget-friendly, Chromebooks are fantastic for students and frequent travelers. But how do you narrow it down from the plethora of choices? Read More »

 
The Best Alternate Versions of The Game of Life of 2022


There’s a reason that The Game of Life has stuck around since it first published in 1960. It’s great! More than that, though, it’s a game that lends itself well to multiple iterations, just like Clue and Monopoly. Read More »

 
Review Geek Is Hiring a Full-Time Associate Editor


Are you an experienced technology editor and writer who would be comfortable working in a fast-paced, remote environment, managing a group of freelance writers to help ensure that we deliver the highest quality content? This might be the job for you! Read More »

 
This Portable Console Runs on a Pi Pico, and You Can Actually Buy It!


Believe it or not, but the tiny Raspberry Pi Pico is perfectly capable of running games. In fact, it’s such a fun little platform that Pimoroni turned it into a portable console—the PicoSystem. And you can buy this console pre-assembled for $59. Read More »

 
Nerf Ditches the Dart In Its New “Gelfire” Blaster


The famous foam darts are missing from Nerf’s latest product, the Gelfire Mythic blaster. It shoots new “Gelfire” rounds, which are small hydrated balls that explode on impact. And oddly enough, it comes with some eye protection. Read More »

 
STUFF WE LIKE Never Spill in Your Car Again With This Car Vent Dipping Sauce Tray
Never Spill in Your Car Again With This Car Vent Dipping Sauce Tray

It’s no secret that most of us Americans eat more fast food than we probably should. It’s just soo good, though, right? Especially all the dipping sauces. One of the worst parts of eating on the go is finding a safe place for that fry sauce, ketchup, Cane’s secret sauce, or trying not to spill some BBQ sauce while you dip those chicken nuggets.

Don’t worry, though, as we have you covered. The Saucemoto Dip Clip attaches to any air vent and safely gives you a place to store—and dip—your favorite sauces. Give one a try today.

 
Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShops Get an Official Closing Date


In February, Nintendo revealed that the Wii U and popular Nintendo 3DS eShops would officially close sometime in 2023, marking the end of purchases. This means gamers can no longer buy any content, including games, apps, wallpapers, themes, and anything else. Read More »

 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT The Banana Pi BPI-W3 Lets You Build a Powerful Router or NAS Device


While it still doesn’t have a price, the new Banana Pi BPI-W3 looks like a dream—especially if you want a custom NAS solution. Not only is it the most powerful Banana Pi router board to date, but it packs impressive specs that you rarely see on a single-board computer. Read More »

 
How to Pick a Security Camera


While a surveillance camera instantly improves the safety and security of your domicile or place of business, they can do much more than you might realize. Choosing the right kind of camera with the features that will accommodate your needs can be overwhelming. But we can help! Read More »

 
Relive Your Favorite Music Concerts with Setify


Have you ever loved the set list at a live concert so much that you wish you could easily listen to it over and over again? Or missed a concert by your favorite artist but still want to hear each song? If so, the web app Setify is worth checking out. Read More »

 
Mattel Teams Up With Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Create New Toys


Popular toy maker Mattel is teaming up with Elon Musk’s SpaceX company to produce a new line of space-themed toys and rockets. On Wednesday, the two announced a multi-year deal to deliver Matchbox brand SpaceX toys and merchandise by 2023. Read More »

 

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn

 
The Banana Pi BPI-W3 Lets You Build a Powerful Router or NAS Device


While it still doesn’t have a price, the new Banana Pi BPI-W3 looks like a dream—especially if you want a custom NAS solution. Not only is it the most powerful Banana Pi router board to date, but it packs impressive specs that you rarely see on a single-board computer. Read More »

 

MINDBOUNCE

TRIVIA

Tech Giant Hewlett-Packard's Name Was Decided By?
A Game of Darts »
An Arm Wrestling Match »
A Coin Toss »
Random Phone Book Pages »
 
The Best Kindle Paperwhite Cases For Any Situation


Whether you listened to us or you picked it up on your own, you’re rocking the best ebook reader out there—the Kindle Paperwhite. Now how about protecting it with a cool and useful case? We’ve rounded up the best. Read More »

 
Nanoleaf Starter Kits and Expansions Are up to 58% Off Through July 24th


To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Nanoleaf is running a massive sale on its starter packs and expansion kits. You can even get some items for more than half off! So, now’s the time to stock up on Nanoleaf’s amazing smart lighting products, including the popular Hexagons and gamer-focused Lines. Read More »

 
HOW-TO GEEK
How Much Energy Does Energy Saving Mode on TVs Really Save?


Every TV has a number of different “Picture Modes” to choose from. There’s almost always an “Energy Saver” or “Power Saving” mode that tends to look the worst. How much energy does this mode actually save? Is it worth using? Read More »

 
HOW-TO GEEK
Edge-Lit vs. Direct-Lit vs. Full-Array TVs: What's the Difference?


Modern LCD TVs rely on LED backlighting to produce the visuals you see on the screen. But their picture quality and price can differ based on their backlighting system. So, what are these backlighting systems, and how are they different? Read More »

 
HOW-TO GEEK
What Is Flash Storage?


If you’ve been shopping for an SSD or using memory cards for cameras, you’ll probably encounter the term “flash memory.” But what is flash memory and how does it work? We’ll explain. Read More »

 
 

You received this email because you signed up for newsletters from Review Geek.
Click here to change your preferences or unsubscribe.

How-To Geek, 21010 Southbank St., #4015 Sterling, VA 20165
 

Key phrases

Older messages

Why You Should Replace Old Surge Protectors

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Read in Browser Logo for Review Geek July 23, 2022 Your power surge protector is too old. I'm just going to confidently say that because it's probably true. Most people keep surge protectors

Google Pixel 6a Review: Serious Bang For Your Buck

Friday, July 22, 2022

Read in Browser Logo for Review Geek July 22, 2022 Google has been on a predictable path for the past few years. First, it would release a pretty great, if not quite flagship, “high-end” phone in the

Can You Still Buy a "Dumb" TV?

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Read in Browser Logo for Review Geek July 21, 2022 Every few months, Review Geek finds a new way to complain about smart TVs. And while I'm biased, I think that these complaints are justified.

Which Smart TV Should You Buy: Vizio, Samsung, or LG WebOS

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Read in Browser Logo for Review Geek July 20, 2022 Whether you like it or not, your next smart TV will come with an operating system. And you'll be stuck with that operating system for years.

Is Amazon Kindle Unlimited Worth It?

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Read in Browser Logo for Review Geek July 19, 2022 For just $10 a month, the Kindle Unlimited service grants access to over a million digital books and magazines. And while it sounds like a great deal,

#1 on the App Store

Monday, August 8, 2022

We've covered all kinds of tools recently, from no-code tools to AI tools. Depending on where you are, you might've... Product Hunt Read in browser This newsletter is brought to you by You'

GCP Newsletter #306

Monday, August 8, 2022

Welcome to issue #306 August 8th, 2022 News Data Analytics Data Studio Official Blog Introducing Data Studio as our newest Google Cloud service - Data Studio, our self-service business intelligence and

What Is a Reverse Proxy, and How Does It Work?

Monday, August 8, 2022

Read in Browser Logo for DevOps by How-To Geek August 8, 2022 What Is a Reverse Proxy, and How Does It Work? What Is a Reverse Proxy, and How Does It Work? Reverse proxies are a useful tool in any

University acceptance rates by college and program

Monday, August 8, 2022

SQL, Database Querying, Aggregation Functions, InterviewQs University acceptance rates by college and program SQL Database Querying Aggregation Functions Forward this email to a friend or colleague and

Amazon buys the company behind Roomba robot vacuums

Monday, August 8, 2022

The Morning After Now available on your smart speaker and wherever you get your podcasts Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | iHeart Radio It's Monday, August 08, 2022. Amazon made a $1.7

Smartwatches Are Great, but a Luxury Smartwatch Is Pretty Dumb

Monday, August 8, 2022

Read in Browser Logo for Review Geek August 8, 2022 Believe it or not, smartwatches are pretty great. When they first took off years ago, that wasn't a guaranteed outcome, given that they were

Post from Syncfusion Blogs on 08/08/2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

New blogs from Syncfusion Top 7 JavaScript Object Destructuring Techniques More from the Syncfusion Ecosystem Bold Reports: Paginated Reports and Analytics Bold Desk: Customizable Help Desk Software

🏷 Data Labeling for ML: Survey

Monday, August 8, 2022

About 45% of the time in data science projects is consumed by processing and labeling data. It's fair to say that data labeling is one of the most expensive tasks of any machine learning project.

Architecture Weekly #87 - 8th August 2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

Architecture Weekly - links and resources to boost your knowledge and developer skills! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Digital transformation in 2022 and beyond: These are the key trends

Monday, August 8, 2022

Foldable phones might be the next big thing: Here's what you need to know ZDNet Facebook Twitter LinkedIn ZDNet Insights August 8, 2022 Digital transformation in 2022 and beyond: These are the key