google
Here’s What You Should Know About the Upcoming Nest/Google Account Migration

At Google I/O 2019, Google announced it was renaming the Google Home Hub smart display to be the Google Nest Hub while also combining the two brands into a presumably more harmonious single entity. Now Google wants Nest users to better understand what’s happening. Read More >>

anthropology
5,000-Year-Old Grave Reveals Mass Murder of a Bronze Age Family

All 15 people found in a Bronze Age mass grave in southern Poland were killed by a blow to the head, yet their bodies were buried together with great care and consideration. Genetic evidence now suggests these individuals were members of the same extended family—a finding that’s casting new light on a tumultuous era in European prehistory. Read More >>

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YouTuber’s Tiny GameCube Is a Heartbreaking Look at What Could Have Been

Unlike the low-effort PlayStation Classic, the NES Classic and SNES Classic are among the best attempts at reviving the lovable consoles from days gone by. But for some reason, despite selling millions of its retro consoles, Nintendo hasn’t continued its line of console reboots and doesn’t seem interested in taking it further, leaving fans of systems like the N64 and Gamecube to their own devices. Read More >>

consumer tech
We Found the Sub-£2500 Home Projector That’s Actually Worth It

Buying a projector is a much more intimidating prospect than buying a TV. You can at least go see most televisions in a store, and once you’ve made your purchase, setting it up can be as simple as putting it on an entertainment stand and plugging it in (though a quick calibration is a good idea too). With a projector, you have to worry about the right lighting and right screen and even focusing the dang thing. Can you find a decent projector that’s not a pain to use without bankrupting yourself? We aim to find out. Read More >>

toys
The New Tamagotchi Can Marry and Breed

Twenty-two years after its initial release, and several years after countless revivals and re-releases, Tamagotchis have returned yet again with some interesting features like smartphone connectivity and the ability for your virtual pets to marry someone else’s and have kids. Tamagotchi? More like Tamagotchu for 18 years. Read More >>

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Forget Foldable Phones, Lenovo’s Prototype Bendy Screen Laptop Looks Brilliant

We’ve already seen the arrival of flexible phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, and while the excitement around these gadgets may have been dulled somewhat by concerns about durability, that isn’t stopping Lenovo from taking bendy screen tech and applying it to something bigger. Read More >>

5g
Ookla’s New Interactive Map is a Helpful Tool for Understanding 5G Coverage

As we continue to wade through the early days of 5G, there are a lot of issues to contend with. There aren’t a lot of 5G-ready devices, and some of the handsets that are available like the Galaxy S10 5G are ridiculously expensive. Read More >>

consumer tech
How to Tidy Up Your Laptop So It’s Actually a Pleasure to Use Again

If your heart sinks every time you open up your laptop – at the thought of sluggish performance, broken shortcuts and a mess of files and folders – this is the guide for you. We’ll talk you through some of the ways you can tidy up your Windows or macOS laptop, and reduce those feelings of frustration. Read More >>

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5 Little Things from Google I/O That Could Be Big News for You

Google I/O 2019 was a whirlwind of info about upcoming Android updates, demos of new features in Google Lens and Duplex, upgraded abilities for the Google Assistant, and more. But aside from all the fancy new things that got mentioned in the keynote, there were a number of other small changes and updates that came out of Google’s annual developer conference that didn’t get quite as much attention. So here’s a quick roundup of some news and tidbits that could affect you in the not-too-distant future. Read More >>

technology
I Miss MiniDiscs

In the long history of recorded media, Sony’s MiniDisc format barely registers as a blip on the timeline. In hindsight, it was doomed from the start—forced to compete with immensely popular CDs and an emerging threat called MP3s. But despite now having instant access to millions of songs on my phone, there’s a part of me that deeply misses MiniDisc: a dead format that somehow still feels futuristic. Read More >>

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Here’s Everything New About Android at Google I/O 2019 (So Far…)

Android is the world’s most popular OS, but it's not just for phones or tablets. That’s because changes to Google’s flagship operating system also impact other platforms like Android Auto and Android TV too. So here’s all the new stuff coming to the Android ecosystem later this year. Read More >>

gaming
There Aren’t a Lot of Good Wireless Xbox Headsets. This Is a Damn Good One

Last year, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 won our battle to crown the best gaming headset under £120, so when I heard SteelSeries was working on a new wireless headset made specifically for the Xbox, naturally I was intrigued. Read More >>

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Could Apple Really Bring Back Touch ID on the iPhone 11?

When Apple kills a piece of tech, it’s typically gone for good. That’s how things went for the FireWire and USB Type-A ports on old MacBooks, along with the “courageous” removal of the headphone jack back on the iPhone 7. However, if a new patent obtained by Apple is any indication, it’s possible that we might see the return of Touch ID to the iPhone lineup. Read More >>

gaming
Nintendo’s VR Upgrade for Zelda Messed Me Up

Despite being made of cardboard, Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit is a surprisingly excellent virtual reality upgrade for the Switch, bolstered by an excellent roster of games and VR experiences. Nintendo has just extended its Labo VR Kit support to its A-list titles The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, and unfortunately in both games the VR feels like a tacked-on experience that only serves to amplify Labo VR Kit’s shortcomings. Read More >>