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September 12, 2022

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Not all mosquitoes bite humans and some species of mosquito are very picky, preferring specific species of monkeys, birds, or even other insects.

 
📺 It’s Roku (and Apple) Day

Happy Monday! Roku had two major announcements this morning. First, Roku OS 11.5 will roll out to TVs and streaming sticks soon, which is the most significant update to the home screen in years. The company’s cheapest streaming stick, the $30 Roku Express (which often goes on sale for $25) is also now available with dual-band Wi-Fi and other hardware improvements.

We’re also expecting Apple to release iOS 16 later today — stay tuned for that.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY Why Is Google’s Chrome Web Browser Called Chrome?


When it comes to browser names, sometimes a browser gets a straightforward name that implies exactly what it does—like Internet Explorer. But Chrome? Why name a browser after shiny metal? Read More »

 
How to Parse CSV Data in Bash


Comma Separated Values (CSV) files are one of the most common formats for exported data. On Linux, we can read CSV files using Bash commands. But it can get very complicated, very quickly. We’ll lend a hand. Read More »

 
STUFF WE LIKE Pick Up a Cheap Mouse For Your Laptop
Pick Up a Cheap Mouse For Your Laptop
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If you’re working from a laptop for any length of time, the likelihood is that you’re going to grow tired of the touchpad fast. Thankfully, it’s easy to plug in a mouse—though it might be a bit harder to pack one when you have limited space, like a laptop bag.

Picking up an inexpensive wireless mouse, like the Amazon Basics mouse, is the best solution. This is a small, no-frills mouse that doesn’t take up much space. Throw it in a bag and ensure you don’t need to deal with your touchpad again.

 
Intel’s First Gaming-Focused Graphics Cards Look Promising


Intel has never been a serious contender in the gaming GPU space, as the company was only known for integrated graphics on laptops and desktops. Intel wants to change its GPU reputation with the Arc lineup, and its first gaming GPUs are looking pretty good. Read More »

 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Tesla Battery?


One of the biggest apprehensions for would-be Tesla electric vehicle (EV) owners is the prospect of battery replacement. Here we’ll look at the real cost of this repair, why it isn’t always necessary, and what you should keep in mind to protect yourself. Read More »

 
Will iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Run on My iPhone or iPad?


Every year Apple releases a new major update for iPhone and iPad devices, but some devices won’t receive the update, usually around seven years after they first debuted. Here are the devices are compatible with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. Read More »

 
Today Only: One of Samsung’s Best Smartwatches Is 20% Off


The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is one of the best smartwatches an Android user can buy these days, and now you can get one for well under retail price. A new Galaxy Watch 4 Classic can be yours for just $299.99 ($80 off), but you only have a very limited time to get it. Read More »

 
Display Cables: Which Should You Use for a TV or Monitor?


Your monitor or TV probably has a range of ports on the back, so which one should you use? Before you buy any cables, make sure you understand which ones you should be using. Read More »

 
Roku OS 11.5 Finally Upgrades the Roku Home Screen


Alongside an updated Roku Express streaming stick, Roku today revealed a new software update that will soon roll out to all its TVs and streaming boxes. It might be the most significant update to Roku TVs and streaming players in years. Read More »

 
The Best Android Smartwatches of 2022


Are you looking for a smartwatch to pair with your Android phone? From advanced fitness trackers to devices that look like luxury analog watches and everything in between, there’s a perfect Android smartwatch for you. Read More »

 
10 Hidden iOS 16 Features You Might Have Missed


iOS 16 arrives as a free update on September 12, 2022 alongside the iPhone 14, with a ton of new features. With so much news it can be easy to overlook some of the subtle yet meaningful changes the new update will bring, so here are some highlights. Read More »

 
Smart Toasters Won’t Bring You Breakfast in Bed, But They’re Getting There


When we hear about smart toasters, our minds immediately go into Jetsons-inspired areas: We imagine a robot arm somehow untwisting the bread bag, placing two slices in the toaster, applying jam, and then flying them over to us in bed on a drone with a nice hot cup of coffee. Read More »

 
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Hulkman Alpha 85 Portable Jump Starter Review: Just Buy One


There’s nothing worse than having a dead car battery and hearing that dreaded “clicking” noise when you turn the key. And you can’t always rely on a good samaritan to stop with jumper cables. That’s where HULKMAN’s portable jump starter comes in handy. Pull it out, boost the battery yourself, and be on your way. Read More »

 
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Here's Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of Sept. 12, 2022


To say there’s a wealth of content coming to Netflix this week might be an understatement. From teen comedies to the return of a beloved baking show, there’s going to be a lot added to your to-watch list. Read More »

 
The New $30 Roku Express Has Faster Wi-Fi and More Storage


The Roku Express is the cheapest streaming device from Roku, capable of playing most popular streaming services at 1080p for just $30. Roku has now announced a new version with upgraded hardware. Read More »

 

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What’s New in iOS 16 for iPhone


Apple announced iOS 16 for the iPhone at WWDC 2022. As usual, this update is free for supported phones. The release date is September 12, 2022. iOS 16 is packed with tweaks that will hopefully change the way you use your iPhone for the better. Read More »

 

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Why Are Workstation GPUs So Expensive? Are They Faster?


Workstation GPUs such as NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro cards come with eye-watering price tags compared to GPUs meant for gaming and general consumer use. But why is it that professional workstation GPUs can justify charging so much money? Read More »

 

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10 New Windows 11 Features You Should Be Using


Whether you’ve been using Windows 11 for a while now or you’re just getting started with a new Windows 11 PC, there are some handy new features that you might have missed. Here are ten great ones you should be using. Read More »

 
How Does a Decentralized VPN (dVPN) Work?


Decentralized VPNs promise to be the upgrade to existing, standard VPN services. They claim to offer better privacy at lower prices than their traditional counterparts, while also improving the internet as a whole. To see how they plan to deliver on these promises, we need to understand how decentralized VPNs work. Read More »

 
I Cured My Mouse Shoulder Pain With a New Keyboard


For years I had pain in my shoulder from long hours logged at the computer, but I fixed it by switching keyboards. It worked for me, and I hope it works for you too. Read More »

 
Why You Want Mesh Wi-Fi, Even If You Just Need One Router


If you’re not looking to blanket a large home with Wi-Fi, you might not have even considered going with a mesh platform. Here’s why we think you should. Read More »

 
How to Reset a Samsung Galaxy Watch


If you’re selling your Samsung Galaxy Watch—or maybe it’s acting up—it’s a good idea to reset it. This will take the watch back to its factory settings, and let you or someone else set it up from scratch. Read More »

 
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