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WEIRD GADGETS THAT ARE ACTUALLY REALLY USEFUL

If you like gadgets, you should look at this selection of weird gadgets that I’ve actually found to be very useful — so useful they have found their way into my day-to-day kit. Weird and useful gadgets HANDHELD IRIDIUM SATELLITE COMMUNICATOR If you venture out into the wilds regularly, outside of the reach of cellphone coverage, then having a way to communicate with family or loved ones is a comfort. Today small — and relatively cheap — handheld gadgets exist that allow you to use the Iridium satellite network to…

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Dorm Room Essentials 2019: Everything Your Dorm Room Needs

College is often the first time kids go away on their own, living far away from home in an entirely new setting. While it can be a little nerve-wracking for both parents and students, you can easily prepare your kids for the years ahead with the most important dorm room essentials. If you’re a college student, prepare to encounter a few surprises along the next few months. If you’re a parent, you can’t be there to give your children all the comforts of home, these few dozen objects will help…

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The best camera phone in 2019: ultimate smartphone cameras compared

Choosing the best camera phone doesn’t get any easier! With multi-camera arrays, 48-megapixel sensors, time-of-flight depth cameras and zoom capability, camera phones are starting to rival (or beat) actual cameras. Whether your smartphone is your camera of choice because it’s the one you have on you, or because you just want easy sharing of images captured on the go, even amongst pro photographers, there’s no shame in capitalising on the camera in your pocket anymore. This is especially true of late, with computational photography from the likes of Google and…

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10 tech gadgets for your pets

Can you put a price on love? Well, for Americans it’s almost $70 billion. We’re talking about our love of pets. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, U.S. pet owners spent $69.51 billion on pet products in 2017. If you’re eager to buy some tech gadgets for your dog Rover or your cat Fluffy, we have you covered. Here are 10 gadgets we found that can keep your pets entertained, well behaved and always in sight. Good dogs get treats while you watch remotely With your Furbo…

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Chrome 76 Brings Default Flash Blocking, Fix for Incognito Mode Loophole, PWA Install Shortcut, More

Chrome 76 blocks Flash by default, and users will have to manually switch it back to the ‘Ask first’ option in Settings. Chrome 76 also enforces site isolation for all desktop users Users can update by going to the built-in updater The update is also testing a new Paint Holding behaviour Chrome 76 for Mac, Windows, and Linux users is now rolling out, and it brings a fix for the Incognito mode issue that has been reported on several occasions in the past. The loophole exposed Chrome users’ Incognito status…

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macOS Catalina Is Dropping Support for 32-Bit Apps: How to Check Which Mac Apps Will Stop Working

Before you rush to upgrade to macOS Catalina, make sure your favourite apps will still run. At last year’s WWDC, Apple announced that macOS Mojave will be the last version of macOS to run 32-bit apps. With public beta of the next major version of macOS — macOS Catalina — now here, it’s no surprise then that Catalina has dropped support for 32-bit apps. While most popular apps will remain unaffected by the change, it’s possible that some of your apps will no longer run under macOS Catalina. If any…

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Top Gadgets That Make Traveling Easier When You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you have rheumatoid arthritis, symptoms like joint pain and stiffness can make traveling difficult. Getting the gas cap off your car can be hard when your fingers are stiff, standing in long security lines can be hard on your knees, and sitting on an airplane for extended periods may bother your neck. But there’s no need to restrict your adventures because of RA symptoms. There are many gadgets available today that can help you navigate the world with comfort and ease. “Traveling is important; you want to get out…

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Gadgets that help nurture your long-distance relationship

It is estimated that 14 to 15 million people in the U.S. are in a long-distance relationship at any given time. While there are many times when this may not seem obvious, there are a few perks that a long-distance relationship has to offer. With a long-distance relationship, you can enjoy some “me” time, easily avoid having to meet the parents, and bicker about eating the last piece of cake (or pizza, etc.). Even better, you can purchase all sorts of long-distance gadgets that will help enhance your relationship even…

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8 Best Bluetooth Padlocks

Bluetooth Padlocks are a fairly new addition to the smart home ecosystem, but they are indispensable for controlling who has access to sensitive areas in your home or office. Whether you’re limiting lab access to a select group of employees, or just looking for a more convenient way to access your gym locker, check out our picks for the best Bluetooth padlocks to protect your valuables. 1. Igloohome Smart Padlock The Igloohome Smart Padlock is a great choice if you are looking for a security method that is customizable. Even…

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How Facebook Handles Speech in ‘Secret’ Groups

US Border Patrol agents are under fire for posting offensive messages in a “secret” Facebook group that included sexually explicit posts about US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and dismissive references to the deaths of migrants in US custody. The existence of that group was reported Monday by ProPublica. Prior to that, few people outside the group had ever heard of it. Facebook enforces complex guidelines against hate speech, abuse and other categories when it comes to users’ posts to their friends or to the public. Here’s a look at how the…

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