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Apple: Privacy cover for your MacBook camera can damage the display

If you’re worried about potential spying, then you may have resorted to covering up your laptop’s web camera. It’s a tip even the FBI recommends.  Just try not to do it on a MacBook, so says Apple. The company has created an official support document about the dangers of closing the laptop when the web camera has been covered up. Apparently, doing...

Star Wars will return to the Clone Wars with 'The Bad Batch' on Disney+

In Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we met Clone Force 99, aka the "Bad Batch." Now they're getting a Disney+ series to call their own. The elite commando squad that consists of "defective" clone troopers (aka mutants) is essentially a Star Wars-y spin on the X-Men. They popped up for an arc in the final season of Clone Wars, and starting in...

This Vitamix composter turns food scraps into fertilizer on your countertop

TL;DR: As of July 13, the Vitamix FoodCycler is on sale at Best Buy for just $229.99. It normally retails for $349.99, so you'll be saving $120. A combination of yard waste and food scraps makes up nearly 30 percent of what most people throw away, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And while things like leftover salad, chicken...

Now is a good time to buy the new MacBook Pro

TL;DR: As of July 13, the MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) is $399 off at Amazon, down from $2,799. Buying a good laptop for cheap is honestly an art form — especially if it's a MacBook. Apple is not usually one to discount its products, but third-party sellers like Amazon come in clutch with those price drops. But...

Score a pair of wireless Sony headphones for under $100

TL;DR: As of July 13, you can save up to $72 on wireless Sony headphones and earbuds at Best Buy. It's 2020. Headphone wires are basically out of the picture. If you're still holding on to your old pair, it's time for an upgrade.  SEE ALSO: Best noise-canceling headphones for blocking out the world Believe it or not, AirPods are not the only wireless...

Save money on your energy bill with a smart thermostat

As temperatures continue to climb the further we get into summer, you might notice your electric bill also going up as you run your A/C. A smart thermostat can help you optimize temperature control, which will in turn help you save money and energy. As of July 13, there are a couple smart WiFi thermostats on sale at Amazon and Best Buy. Honeywell...

It's happening: Phones that fully charge in 15 minutes

Phone charging, once an annoying ritual that took seemingly forever, is now much less of a hassle. Most new phones charge from 0-100 percent in less than two hours, but China's Oppo has been pushing that even further. Last year it released a smartphone with 65W charging that can be fully charged in under 30 minutes.  Now, Oppo is back with new improvements....

‘Rocket Arena’ is a bright and colorful team shooter that misses its mark

EA’s new third-person shooter Rocket Arena is itself like a rocket. It’s colorful, ambitious, and bright — but it tends to miss its mark.  Developed by indie studio Final Strike Games and published by EA, Rocket Arena attempts a fresh take on class-based shooters by arming every single one of its combatants with rockets. No assault guns, no sniper...

Get up to 15% off craft tequila — *the* drink of summer 2020

TL;DR: Enjoy CaliFino's 100% ultra premium tequila for as low as $32.99, a 15% savings as of July 13.  With tequila seltzers and canned cocktails suddenly flooding the market, it appears that tequila may or may not be the drink of summer 2020. Don't believe it? Check the charts. Tequila sales rose about 55% from March to May just in the U.S. If...

Incredibly malleable robot arm snakes towards a future of very versatile technology

Researchers from Imperial College London’s REDS lab have created a robotic arm that is extremely flexible. The inside of the arm is layered with flaps of mylar sheets allowing the user to bend and adjust the shape of the arm as needed. Read more...More about Flexible, Robot Arm, Imperial College London, Industrial Robot, and Tech

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