New Roku YouTube app ultimatum as Google threatens streamer purgatory

Dwindling signs of a deal between Roku and Google will leave new Roku streaming devices without YouTube and YouTube TV access from early December, it’s been revealed, as the on-demand contact fallout continues to bite. Roku removed the YouTube TV app from its channel store back in May, amid contentious accusations from both it and Google about unreasonable licensing demands. … Continue reading … [Read more...]

Ford Maverick hybrid surprises with even better economy for $20k pickup

The 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid is set to be even more frugal than the automaker first promised, with the pickup on track to best the already-impressive 40 mpg rating initially announced. While the US EPA is yet to finally certify the Maverick hybrid, Ford said today that its EPA-estimated rating will be 42 mpg in the city. On the highway, … Continue reading … [Read more...]

NASA puts out new spacecraft and space suit call for ISS and beyond

NASA is putting out a call for more astronaut shuttles, expanding the Commercial Crew program with additional missions beyond those already agreed with SpaceX and Boeing. The request for “safe, reliable, and cost-effective human space transportation services to and from the International Space Station” comes as the US space agency looks ahead to the future of the ISS and, beyond … Continue reading … [Read more...]

Polestar 2 owners just got a sweet free charging perk

Polestar 2 owners in the US are getting two years of free DC fast charging, the automaker has revealed today, an unexpected perk that could help settle concerns about longer-distance road trips in EVs. It’ll mean free access to Electrify America charging stations, albeit with some caveats, to take advantage of the Polestar 2’s up to 155W charging rate support. … Continue reading … [Read more...]

Sony Alpha 7 IV is a 33MP full-frame treat that gives photos and video equal billing

Sony has revealed its newest addition to the Alpha line-up, with the Sony Alpha 7 IV promising flagship features at a price point far more attainable to enthusiast photographers and videographers. Successor to the popular Alpha 7 III, the new full-frame camera sets its sights on what Sony calls “hybrid shooters”: people for whom capturing video is just as important … Continue reading … [Read more...]

TCL made Verizon a $400 5G tablet

Tablets with built-in 5G aren’t exactly common yet, never mind affordable ones, which is something the TCL TAB Pro 5G seems determined to address while there’s a gap in the market. Announced today, the 10.36-inch Android tablet plays nicely with Verizon’s Sub-6 and mmWave flavors of 5G network. The carrier is selling the TAB Pro 5G for $399.99, which is … Continue reading … [Read more...]