Buying a piece of new tech for your parents is a great way to treat them to something they might not get themselves. It can be tricky knowing where to start, though, but that’s where we come in. How-To Geek's product recommendations come from the same team of experts that have helped people fix their gadgets over one billion times. We only recommend the best products based on our research and expertise. We never accept payment to endorse or review a product. Read More » Table of Contents Best Tech Gifts for Parents iRobot Roomba 694: A Little Robot Butler Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera: Keep an Eye on the Garden eufy Video Doorbell: Never Peep Through the Shades Again PhotoSpring Digital Picture Frame: Pictures Worth a Thousand Words PlayStation Classic: Old-School is Always Cool Kodak Dock Instant Photo Printer: Print Pretty Pictures Chromecast with Google TV: Watch Anything and Everything Blue Light Blocking Glasses: Reduce Their Eye Strain Garmin … [Read more...] about How-To Geek’s Best Tech Gifts for Parents for Holiday 2021
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Cockroach Labs is announcing this week the beta version of a new serverless offering that will become available alongside its provisioned cloud service and self-hosted edition (which can be on-premises or in a cloud). This is a first step for the Cockroach DB in starting a free edition and pay as you go pricing. Serverless enables them to lower entry pricing. There are several goals with Cockroach Serverless. The first is providing a lower entry point, where customers do not have to commit to any minimum number of nodes or clusters. For developers, making life simpler by eliminating the need to capacity plan and provision nodes. Specifically, CockroachDB Serverless will autoscale, and the company claims that clusters can be spun up or down in under 10 milliseconds. Beyond autoscaling, the service will have automated failover as the data is replicated across three AZs -- for now within the same region. In contrast to the existing provisioned and self-hosted editions, serverless … [Read more...] about Cockroach DB introduces a serverless tier
Cybercrime: Hacker-for-hire group uses many techniques to target your data Watch Now A new phishing campaign is targeting employees in financial services using links that download what is described as a 'weaponized' Excel document. The phishing campaign, dubbed MirrorBlast, was detected by security firm ET Labs in early September. Fellow security firm Morphisec has now analyzed the malware and notes the malicious Excel files could bypass malware-detection systems because it contains "extremely lightweight" embedded macros, making it "particularly dangerous" for organizations that depend on detection-based security and sandboxing. Macros, scripts for automating tasks, have become a popular tool for cyberattackers. While macros are disabled in Excel by default, attackers use social engineering to trick potential victims into enabling macros. See also: This new ransomware encrypts your data and makes some nasty threats, too . Though seemingly a basic … [Read more...] about This new phishing attack features a weaponized Excel file
Home / Opinions / Games The thrilling conclusion! This time around, you'll be chased by more than just raptors. Nicholas Sutrich 18 Oct 2021 0 Source: Nick Sutrich / Android Central At the very tail-end of 2020, Oculus Studios released one of my favorite VR games of the year, Jurassic World Aftermath . While the game wasn't without its faults, it was one of the strongest examples of a game that makes the most sense in VR. After all, hiding from dinosaurs — just raptors in the first game — is absolutely terrifying and wouldn't give you that sense of terror without being in the world. Nine months later, developer Coatsink delivered Jurassic World Aftermath Part 2, the direct follow-up to the cliffhanger ending of the first part. Instead of being a free addition, Coatsink is charging $15 for the game — a $10 price reduction over part 1 — much to the chagrin of some players who didn't notice the buy button for the expansion … [Read more...] about Jurassic World Aftermath Part 2 review: More dinos, more terror, more money
Home / Opinions / Wearables AndRoided Out AC's fitness freaks dish on the favorite tech that keeps them fit and happy. Michael L Hicks 14 Oct 2021 2 Source: Michael Hicks / Android Central When it comes to the best fitness trackers or fitness-themed smartwatches , we'll test each watch for a couple of weeks to get a clear sense of how they work. But then we'll move on to the following review, and that watch will get shoved in a bin with other tech or shipped back to the company. Even if a watch or its fitness app impresses us, that doesn't always mean we'll keep using it. As part of my marathon training , I surveyed my colleagues on the fitness tech they use to stay fit. I've reviewed a couple of cheap fitness bands, but my colleagues have spent years testing the best (and worst) offerings from Garmin, Samsung, Apple, Fitbit, TicWatch, and so many other brands. With a wealth of free review units to choose from, … [Read more...] about What fitness tech and apps do the Android Central staff actually use?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / Accessories Mostly all in one This scale might be the only connected health gadget you need. Russell Holly 8 Jun 2016 8 Connected health tech usually is all about strapping gadgets to your body in order to feed data to an app on your phone. Wear this thing when you run, this thing when you sleep, this thing when you go swimming, and so on until you're never not wearing some kind of connected health bauble. Using data to help keep yourself healthy is great, but sometimes the way we go about it is clumsy. The folks at Withings have released a new model in their line of highly successful connected scales that takes aim at some of these other connected health gadgets, making it so your bathroom scale is all you really need for a detailed look at how healthy you are. We've been using one for a couple of days now, and here's how it works! Withings Body Cardio … [Read more...] about Feet on: Withings Body Cardio Scale adds tons of sensors for better health
NEW DELHI: Apple released the first beta for macOS Monterey in July this year. After months of public beta testing, the company is now all set to launch the official stable version of the OS. Apple has announced that it will officially roll out macOS Monterey on October 25. macOS Monterey comes with the same design as the macOS Big Sur. However, the new version of the OS comes with various enhancements across the system. macOS Monterey comprises a completely redesigned Safari, Shortcuts for the Mac, Quick Note, and Universal Control. Apart from this, the operating system also includes some of the new features of iOS and iPadOS 15 such as Live Text, SharePlay, Focus Modes and others. The FaceTime feature on the macOS Monterey now includes audio and video features that make calls feel more natural and lifelike. With spatial audio, voices in a FaceTime call sound like they are coming from where the person is positioned on the screen. Then there’s the Voice Isolation … [Read more...] about macos monterey: Apple to release macOS Monterey on October 25
Zoho is giving its Zoho One suite 5 new apps, 3 new services and platform upgrades covering analytics, data preparation, work graphs and tools for easier e-commerce and mobile application building. The company's Zoho One business operating system has had more than 40,000 customers since its launch in 2017 . Zoho said it saw more adoption during the COVID-19 pandemic as smaller companies went digital. Zoho One's customer base has doubled since 2019 . Zoho One is a set of integrated applications that runs $37 per employee. Applications include CRM, marketing, customer support, communications tools, email hosting, collaboration and finance systems. Zoho One is arguably one of the best deals going in SMB software. New additions to Zoho One include: Embedded and conversational business intelligence powered by its Zoho's Zia Insights engine. There are more than 1,500 pre-built analytics reports and dashboards. Data preparation embedded into Zoho One. DataPrep uses … [Read more...] about Zoho One gets analytics, UI, platform, app enhancements
In her race to secure the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary Clinton has recently drawn support from an unusual voter base — alien enthusiasts. First in a radio interview, then again on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Clinton expressed interest in making public files about UFOs and the mysterious Nevada site called Area 51 . "I would like us to go into those files and hopefully make as much of that public as possible. If there's nothing there, let's tell people there's nothing there," said Clinton, speaking with Kimmel. She confirmed that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had also gone looking for extraterrestrial information during his presidency and came up empty. And that's what the public can probably expect from these "UFO files," experts told Live Science. [ Flying Saucers to Mind Control: 7 Declassified Military & CIA Secrets ] "If anyone is expecting to find flying saucers or dead aliens or any of that stuff, I think they'll be very disappointed," … [Read more...] about The Truth Is Out There: Do Area 51 Files Hold Secrets of UFOs?
With Siri now socializing on other smart speakers , Apple took to the stage at its October event to announce a new look for its HomePod Mini smart speaker. In addition to white and black (space gray), you will soon be able to pick up a HomePod Mini in yellow, orange, and blue. Apple is catching up with the competition here. Google’s Nest Mini smart speakers have blue and orange options, and there’s also a blue Amazon’s Echo Dot, plus some fun animal-themed colors offered on the Echo Dot Kids edition. The new speakers will have color-matched details throughout, including the tinted touch surface, the fabric mesh, volume icons, and that (non-removable) power cable. They will cost the same as the original Minis, $99, and will be available in November . The Mini will work with the new Apple Music Voice subscription, which Apple also announced at the event. This is a cheaper tier of Apple’s music streaming service that you access only via the Siri voice assistant, although … [Read more...] about Apple’s HomePod Mini gets three new color options