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July 26, 2022

Google Maps is great, but when it comes to getting real-time information about traffic and road conditions, Waze is the best. That’s because Waze is a crowd-sourced map and navigation app unlike anything else.

Imagine getting an early alert about a hazard on the road, a speed trap ahead, or being rerouted to avoid a 2-hour traffic jam due to road closure or construction. That’s the power of Waze, and our top story goes over why I left Google Maps for Waze.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY Why I Left Google Maps For Waze

When it comes to maps and navigation, you probably want something that gets you from point A to B as quickly as possible and avoids traffic, police, or accidents. And while there are many options available, I switched from Google Maps to Waze this year, and I’m not switching back. Read More »

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Anker’s New GaNPrime Chargers Come In Some Wild Form Factors

As if crazy-fast charging wasn’t enough, Anker’s new line of GaN charges come in some of the most bizarre form factors imaginable. And I mean that in a good way—if you’ve ever wanted a wall wart that turns into a portable battery, you’ll go crazy for this stuff. Read More »

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Earlier this year, we reported on the NFL’s plans to eliminate its free out-of-market and primetime streaming options on Yahoo! Sports and other apps and replace them with a paid service. Today, the “Shield” officially announced and launched NFL+, its first streaming service. Read More »

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You can even use this draft stopper on bedroom or bathroom doors. Want to save electricity in the winter? Install one in your bedroom to keep the heat from escaping!

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Exactly one decade ago, Google transformed its Android Market into the modern Play Store. And to celebrate this anniversary, Google is offering 10x the Play Points rewards for all purchases. The company is also updating Play Store’s logo, which now matches the color scheme of other Google app logos. Read More »

Google Disabled a Big Pixel Camera Feature Without Telling Anyone

Google’s Pixel phones have some amazing camera features, and for the last several years, “Frequent Faces” has been one of our favorites. However, we recently learned that Google quietly disabled it despite still being highlighted as a feature on phones, including the new Pixel 6a. Read More »


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