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Never lose your keys again. Plus, some dumb phones...

  Never lose your keys again. A review of Apple's new Airtags. https://www.digitaltrends.com/gadget-reviews/apple-airtag-review/ ---------------------- Why the dumb phone is still a smart buy.  https://www.pcmag.com/opinions/simple-phones-still-great-after-all-these-years -------------------------- A successful landing.  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/may/05/spacex-elon-musk-starship-landing-successful?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1 -------------------------- World's first 2nm chips. https://www.axios.com/ibm-says-it-has-produced-worlds-first-2-nanometer-chips-6b45311d-90b2-4d02-a690-b20abff95270.html
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How often should you reboot your computer? Plus, some excellent sound bars...

  Rebooting your computer is a convenient tactic for battling all sorts of glitches and problems, but how often should you be doing it?  https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/komando/2021/02/11/rebooting-your-pc-helps-keep-running-smoothly-kim-komando-advises/4457132001/ --------------------------- Learn how to use your iPhone keyboard as a trackpad to improve your texting and typing. how-to-use-iphone-keyboard-trackpad-texting --------------------------- Make your browsing more private and secure with iOS. https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/12/22279719/google-chrome-face-id-incognito-mode-ios-support-feature --------------------------- The easiest way to vastly improve your TV's audio when watching movies, sports, or streaming music. Seriously, if you don't have one already, you need one.  https://www.cnet.com/news/best-soundbar-under-300/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b

Printing houses. Plus, some smart plugs...

  A fresh new home, straight from the printer.  https://www.inputmag.com/tech/theres-a-3d-printed-home-listed-on-zillow-for-300000-dollars ----------------------------- Unlock your iPhone even while wearing a face mask.  https://mashable.com/article/apple-unlock-iphone-face-id-apple-watch/ ------------------------------- All smart plugs are not equal. See the ranking. https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-smart-plugs/

How to clean your delicate laptop. Plus, robotic farming...

  A little bit of maintenance goes a long way. Here are some useful tips on safely cleaning your laptop.  https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/how-to-clean-a-laptop/ ------------------------- The biggest upgrade to Wi-Fi in 20 years: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/7/22212938/wifi-6e-rollout-starting-2021-smartphones-tvs-laptops-vr-routers -------------------------- Learn why you should consider an OLED TV and shop around for the best TV for you.  oled-vs-led https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-oled-and-what-can-it-do-for-your-tv/ best-oled-tv --------------------------- Farming of the future! nordic-harvest-hydroponic-farms

The best tech gifts for the 2020 holiday season. Plus, some colorful keyboards...

Here are some of the best holiday tech gift guides for 2020: https://www.cnet.com/holiday-gift-guide/ https://www.engadget.com/googles-shopping-gift-guide-lets-you-compare-products-and-find-nearby-stores-110008038.html https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2020/12/3/22150018/nintendo-switch-bundle-deal-sale-holidays ---------------------------- Don't miss any of your notifications on Mac. Learn how to access and customize your Notification Center.  https://www.howtogeek.com/701577/how-to-view-the-notification-center-on-mac/ ----------------------------------------- Dive into the retro (and colorful) world of mechanical keyboards. https://www.bulb.digital/blog/mechanicalkeyboards https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/our-favorite-mechanical-keyboards/ ---------------------------------------- Google will now let you upload Street View images for their maps app with just your phone. https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/3/22149884/google-maps-street-view-photos-phone-android-update

Apple's all new Macs. Plus, Black Friday deals...

 A new era of Mac. Read about Apple's impressive improvements to their already stellar computers. https://www.theverge.com/21570497/apple-macbook-pro-2020-m1-review MKBHD produces some of the best video reviews around. Check this one out.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4g2nPY-VZc ------------------------------ Fitness tracker vs running watch vs smartwatch. Which one do you need? Look here for a little help. https://www.reviewgeek.com/59171/should-you-buy-a-fitness-tracker-running-watch-or-smartwatch/ Plus, smartwatches compared- https://www.techradar.com/news/wearables/best-smart-watches-what-s-the-best-wearable-tech-for-you-1154074 ------------------------------ Tab searching - A feature you probably never thought about, but desperately need. Learn all about your favorite browser's new feature here.  https://thenextweb.com/plugged/2020/11/18/google-chrome-introduces-tab-search-heres-how-to-use-it/ ------------------------------- The best Black Friday Tech deals around. htt

The new iPhone 12. Plus, some food processors...

            Wondering which new iPhone you should buy? Check out this site to find out which is best for you.  Get free access to this NY Times article and many more. Redeem your free code through the O'Neal Library's website here -  https://oneallibrary.org/nytimes. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/the-iphone-is-our-favorite-smartphone/  --------------------------------------   An interesting read on digital health technology in the era of coronavirus.  https://thenextweb.com/world/2020/10/30/why-countries-need-to-work-together-to-bring-digital-health-into-the-future/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheNextWeb+%28The+Next+Web+All+Stories%29 -----------------------------------       Growing meat in space. https://www.digitaltrends.com/features/aleph-farms-steaks-in-space/ ------------------------------      Get access to a free VPN with a Google One plan.    https://www.engadget.com/google-one-vpn-191231627.html  --------------------

A beginner's guide to Zoom meetings. Plus, some coffee makers...

If you're brand new to Zoom and virtual meetings, or if you just need a refresher, check this site for a rundown on the basics.  https://www.theverge.com/21506307/zoom-guide-how-to-free-account-register-sign-up-log-in-invite -------------------------------- Are you looking for a new desk printer and feeling overwhelmed by the number of options? Look here to narrow down your choice. https://gizmodo.com/the-best-home-printer-for-most-people-1845290524 ---------------------------------- Get some helping choosing the best smartphone for you.  https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-smartphones/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed ------------------------------- Windows users know it as Task Manager, a utility that lets your see every program and process running on your PC. MacOS has an equivalent utility called Activity Monitor. Review this site to learn how to keep track of what's going on with your Mac. https://www.howtogeek.com/687816/how-to

New laptop buying guide. Plus, some 4K monitors...

If you're on the hunt for a new laptop, these sites have you covered.  https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/laptop-buying-guide/ https://www.theverge.com/21250695/best-laptops https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-laptops/ ---------------------------- Google Maps now has an optional COVID-19 overlay.  Activating the map layer will show the 7 day average number of cases in a given area per 100,000 people, which could come in handy if you need to travel to a new place.  https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/23/21452661/google-maps-overlay-covid-transmission-risk-trends ----------------------------- Tesla aims for a $25,000 car after improvements in battery tech.  Ars Technica goes into the details here -  https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/09/how-tesla-plans-to-make-batteries-cheap-enough-for-a-25000-car/ https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/09/heres-what-tesla-will-put-in-its-new-batteries/ ------------------------------- 4K Here are some great options if you're looking to up

iOS 14, a little earlier than expected. Plus, some paper shredders...

 Usually, we get major releases of iOS on the same day as the new iPhone, but this time we're getting the software well in advance of the hardware.  https://www.engadget.com/apple-ios14-release-date-181145074.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkbHkuY29tL2kvZW50cnkvNGkrMXZoQ3dtUlJMZm1CN3lwVG5NaCtaS1N2c3o2UmdmMGxmUjBXV2Iwdz1fMTc0OTJmY2ZiZjI6MWE1ZTU3Zjo1ZDNlMWM5OA&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACFZ4FkKKXCRS_lEufawm3e56y223G7Zy_cSqmGDA4qQpcbx2KEcYnCqmE3oB-MrcEewjAGss6Fbdl2aPRcwrvY-q6Cfpp5GEn8Rq3yrBaV7bUcqk1ZLUqclfwIZZb-D4ckTV-T1y0EOdNSYb8AMjR6VV1jQ5_SmlsaS8exUt8HI -------------------------- Make your life easier with these keyboard shortcuts. Seriously, if you get into the habit of using them, they will make navigating the internet and your computer much more efficient.  https://www.howtogeek.com/686985/30-essential-windows-key-keyboard-shortcuts-for-windows-10/ -------------------------- Shred your paper with the best of them. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/bes