Arlo Essential Indoor Camera now available for pre-order

There are a growing number of cameras connected to the Internet in our homes these days. There are, of course, the cameras on smartphones, tablets, and laptops that we use to communicate but there are also the dedicated cameras that are meant to protect our homes. These smart security cameras all come with promises of safeguarding our privacy as well … Continue reading … [Read more...]

Steam Remote Play Together won’t require a Steam account for one invite

Gaming can be an intensely social activity, despite stereotypes, but most of the interactions among gamers happen online these days. There are video games that are meant to be played together with a small band of friends, often over a local network. COVID-19 restrictions have made it harder to get together for local multiplayer games and some friends might not … Continue reading … [Read more...]

NVIDIA SHIELD TV SmartThings Link will become unusable in July

A smart home hub is only as useful as the number of languages it can speak. Given the number of disparate smart home platforms available today, it pays to either understand all those or at least have the ability to learn to communicate with other smart home products. That was practically what the SmartThings Link USB dongle did for the … Continue reading … [Read more...]

Galaxy S21 Ultra DxOMark score is surprisingly lower than expected

Although it isn’t exactly terrible, Samsung’s performance in the mobile photography department can be described as inconsistent at best. It does take great photos and videos but, at least as far as DxOMark is concerned, it simply isn’t the best by a long shot. Every new generation of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships are expected to bring improvements … Continue reading … [Read more...]

Mac mini DTKs have to be returned by March 31, credit now $500

Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. While there’s really no contesting Apple’s right to take back the Developer Transition Kits or DTKs it sold to developers last year, developers were a bit taken aback by what Apple was giving them in return. Apple did finally reconsider but it seems that its higher offer for returning the historic DTK wasn’t going … Continue reading … [Read more...]

iPhone 13 Internet Recovery supports portless design rumors

Although Apple has embraced USB-C in Macs and iPads, it still clings to its proprietary Lightning technology on the iPhone. If the never-ending rumors finally come to pass, Apple’s smartphone might skip USB-C altogether. Year after year have seen talk about an iPhone without any port whatsoever but, according to one Apple news site, Apple is laying the foundations for … Continue reading … [Read more...]