Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sonos will stop issuing software updates for ‘legacy’ speakers and devices in May

If you’re using an older Sonos device like the CR200 remote, a Zone Player, or the first-generation Play:5, you have some tough decisions to make.Sonos just announced that starting in May, a variety of its oldest products will stop receiving software updates, which...

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT review: Punching above its class

With the launch of the $279 Radeon RX 5600 XT, AMD’s finishing off the mainstream push for its cutting-edge “Navi” architecture by aiming for PC gaming’s sweet spot, the no-compromises 1080p arena currently dominated by Nvidia’s trio of GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards....

Puma Smartwatch review: A smartwatch that’s best when the smart stuff is turned off

As soon as I took the Puma Smartwatch out of the box, I wanted to like it. Unlike the sea of bulky, all-black Wear OS entries of late, the Puma Smartwatch is lightweight and sporty, with a slimming aesthetic and minimal single-button design....

Kwikset Halo smart deadbolt review: Wi-Fi in, attractive design out

Kwikset was an early mover in the smart deadbolt market, and it’s released a variety of smart lock products over the years, from the Kevo to the Obsidian to the Premis. With the Kwikset Halo, it at long last brings Wi-Fi to its...

Amarey A980 robot vacuum review: Pet hair is no match for this super sucker

The latest robot vacuum from Amarey is an incremental improvement rather than a whole new model. It takes the company’s map-enabled A900 and ratchets up the suction power from 1400 to 1600Pa, a not-insignificant upgrade given that Amarey’s vacuums have proven to be...

Will virtual reality finally break out in 2020?

Maybe this will be the year virtual reality goes mainstream. If we say it enough times we’ll be right eventually, yeah?But it really does feel like 2020 might be the year. Four years into consumer virtual reality, I finally feel excited again. The...

How to use your iPhone as an encrypted Google security key

Android users have been able to use their phones as Google security key for a while now, and now Google is finally making good on the promise to bring the same functionality to the iPhone. An update to the Google Smart Lock app...

CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077 and suddenly the spring looks pretty quiet

Not all that long ago, the spring of 2020 seemed like a golden age of wonders. We complained there would be too many games—Watch Dogs Legion, Dying Light 2, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Baldur’s Gate III, and the crown jewel Cyberpunk 2077.Now uh...maybe none of them will...

New Windows 10 Insider build 19546 adds a nifty graphing calculator

You can put away your Texas Instruments graphing calculators, kids. Microsoft’s bringing that capability to the Calculator app within Windows 10, as part of a new Insider build.Windows 10 Build 19546 includes a special Graphing Mode for Windows Calculator, as well as a...

Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix: The big three streaming services compared

Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix—the three biggest players in online entertainment—are like the three broadcast networks that dominated the early days of broadcast television. But unlike ABC, CBS, and NBC, cord-cutters must pay subscription fees to watch what these services have to offer. Assuming...
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