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If Johnny Depp hadn’t been available to play Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the second choice and fall back option was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

🎮 Chrome and Virtual Reality

Happy Wednesday! Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, is raising the price of the Meta Quest 2 (which used to be the Oculus Quest 2) by $100. Starting August 1, the VR headset will start at $399.99 instead of $299. You can still buy it at the current price for another few days — check our article for all the links.

Google also just announced new features for Chromebooks. Separate light and dark modes will start rolling out soon, and later this fall, Google will release a movie editor integrated with Google Photos.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY 7 Roku Features You Should Be Using

Roku devices are well known for being easy to use—that’s one of the main reasons why they’re so popular. That doesn’t mean they can’t do a lot of cool things, though. We’ll show you some features you should use. Read More »

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Chromebooks Now Have Dark and Light Modes

Google has been busy adding new features and polish to the best Chromebooks. Distinct dark and light themes have been in the works for a while, and now they’re finally rolling out. Read More »

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A security camera is a great purchase for everyone. You can keep your home safe and secure, and also have video evidence if some sort of accident or weather incident damages your home. It can be difficult to figure out which one to get, though. One of our suggestions? The eufy C22 Security Solo OutdoorCam.

This camera is made for the outdoors, so it has the weather and weather resistance needed to survive inclement weather. In addition, you can put up to a 128GB SD card to store footage, so you don’t need a subscription to hold on to your video.

Chromebooks Will Soon Have a Better (And Free) Movie Editor

Chromebooks can be great computers, but options for a video editor have been sparse over the years. Thankfully, Google Photos is about to get an improved movie editor, and it will roll out to Chromebooks first. Read More »

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 10 Hidden Windows 10 Features You Should Be Using

Even if you’ve been using Windows 10 for a while, there are likely more than a few non-obvious features you’ve never tried before. We’ve picked ten of them, and each one will help you get the most out of your PC. Read More »

How to Use the arping Command on Linux

The Linux arping command is like ping, but for local networks only. Its advantage is it operates at a lower networking level, sometimes getting responses when ping cannot. Here’s how to use it. Read More »

Spotify’s Weird “Car Thing” Is on a Fire Sale, Discontinued

Spotify started selling its “Car Thing” car audio player to anyone with a Spotify Premium account earlier this year. The company is already giving up on the idea, but now you can get a Car Thing for less money. Read More »

VR: When Will We Get Taste, Touch, and Smell?

Virtual Reality (VR) has pretty much nailed providing high-quality virtual content for your eyes and ears, but what about the other sense organs? How far away are we from getting taste, touch, and smell as part of the VR experience? Read More »

The Best Google Pixel 6a Cases of 2022

The Google Pixel 6a may not be a glass sandwich like the more expensive models, but that doesn’t mean you should go without a case. A good case will protect the 6a from dings, scratches, and everyday mishaps. Here are the best cases for the company’s newest budget phone. Read More »

You Can Now Buy an Xbox Series X Console Without the Hunt

It’s been tough to get your hands on an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 console since their release in 2020. But, just like now is a great time to buy a GPU at its retail price, you should know Xbox Series X console availability has improved dramatically. Read More »

How to Make a USB Cable Even Longer

All regular USB cables have a maximum recommended length. If manufacturers go beyond that length, they risk impacting the cable’s overall performance. So what can you do when you need to extend a USB cable’s length? Read More »

You Can Buy a New Laptop Tax-Free (In These 9 States)

Several states offer back-to-school tax holidays that cover everything from basic school supplies to computers and accessories. If your state participates, you could pick up a computer, printer, or even an iPad tax-free. Read More »

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3 Review: An Affordable, Versatile Option

The Chromebook Duet 3 from Lenovo is a snazzy little tablet that gives you the option of magnetically attaching a keyboard or completely removing it. This versatility makes the Duet 3 the perfect choice for college students or traveling professionals. Read More »

How These Pieces of 80s Tech From 'Stranger Things' Have Evolved to Today

The final part of Stranger Things season four dropped in early July 2022, so everyone’s talking about multi-dimensional action and heartbreak that’s leading to season five. The series continues to be a fan favorite, with season four scoring an 88% with reviewers—close to the 91% approval rating for the series as a whole. Read More »

What Are Kubernetes Init Containers and When Should You Use Them?

Init containers are a Kubernetes mechanism for initializing new Pods. Init containers start and exit before their Pod’s main application containers, providing a chance to run bootstrap scripts in sequential order. Read More »


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7 Ways Software Containers Benefit Businesses

Led by Docker, software containers have been one of the most transformational development technologies to emerge over the past decade. While their technical merits are now widely acknowledged, the business benefits of containerization often still go unrecognized. Read More »




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How to Add a Static TCP/IP Route to the Windows Routing Table

In some specific types of environments, you might find it useful to add a static route to the routing table. Here’s how to go about it in Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7. Read More »

Buy a Meta Quest 2 Before Next Week’s Permanent Price Hike

The Meta Quest 2 has been one of the best VR headsets around, but starting August 1, the price is increasing by a whopping $100. Read More »

How to Use AirPlay on Roku

If you take advantage of Apple’s AirPlay feature to watch videos or listen to music from iPhone or iPad on Mac, or vice versa, why not enjoy it on your Roku TV too? Here’s how to AirPlay to Roku. Read More »

What Is the AVIF Image Format?

Move over JPEG, there’s a new image file format in town that wants to be king. Powered by the latest media compression techniques, AVIF is finding its way into browsers, software, and operating systems. So what is it, and do you need to do anything? Read More »


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