The ideal flowers: A Lego arrangement on Valentine’s Day

The ideal flowers: A Lego arrangement on Valentine’s Day

Rebecca Isaacs/ZDNETDon't get me wrong -- I love getting flowers for Valentine's Day, especially since I used to work in a floral shop back in the day. Between my allergies and my cats trying to chew every last petal (and leaving a large, ahem, mess for me to clean up later), real flowers and I…
Huge Ass Fans Haiku Generation 4: IoT’s a Breeze

Huge Ass Fans Haiku Generation 4: IoT’s a Breeze

Haiku Generation 4 with Chromatic UplightIn 2013, shortly after moving to South Florida, we decided to outfit our living room with a showpiece ceiling fan, a first-generation Big Ass Fans Haiku H series with SenseMe, a WiFi-controlled device that integrated with smart thermostats such as the Nest and had onboard motion sensors and intelligent scheduling.It…
The FBI recommends users to set up advertisement blockers

The FBI recommends users to set up advertisement blockers

PSA: Ad blocking is perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of browsing the web today. Users agree that it declutters web pages, but they also deny ad revenue to many sites that need it (like TechSpot). However, law enforcement agencies admit that ad blocking also mitigates some security risks that online advertising introduces. The…
The best free VPN for Android

The best free VPN for Android

Michael Crider/IDG It might be surprising, but free VPNs are no longer just for PCs. You can also use them to help easily boost your security and privacy game on an Android device. Whether you want extra security while using a public Wi-Fi network, or to get around geo-restrictions for most of your favorite streaming…
Finest VPN for streaming of 2022

Finest VPN for streaming of 2022

This is a sensitive topic. Owners of entertainment content go to great lengths to control the distribution of their wares, especially when it comes to international markets for movies and TV, and even local regions for black-out sporting events. By contrast, VPN vendors go to great lengths to make the case that you can use…
Apple might open iPhone and iPad to match app shops, states report

Apple might open iPhone and iPad to match app shops, states report

Image: FRANCESCO RINALDI / Getty ImagesApple is reportedly preparing to allow third-party app stores space on iPhones and iPads in the European Union to comply with its incoming competition laws, according to a report.The sweeping change to the App Store rules are Apple's response to the EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA), Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported Tuesday.…
United Airlines got consumers genuinely delighted. Came the shame

United Airlines got consumers genuinely delighted. Came the shame

Gorgeous, no?(A screenshot from United's launch video) Chris Matyszczyk/screenshotI haven't felt like this for a long, long time.About United Airlines, that is.I woke up on Tuesday to hear the airline is buying a lot of Boeing planes. Up to 200 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 100 more 737 Max flying machines too.The mere notion that more…
EVGA offers remarkable peeks behind the drape as it exits the GPU market

EVGA offers remarkable peeks behind the drape as it exits the GPU market

EVGA It’s been three months since prolific graphics card maker EVGA announced that it was ending its partnership with Nvidia and leaving the GPU market completely. The news sent a shockwave through the PC industry, solidifying long-standing reports of discontent among Nvidia’s manufacturing partners and contextualizing some of its high prices. As the very last…
Meet “Claude”: Anthropic’s Rival to ChatGPT

Meet “Claude”: Anthropic’s Rival to ChatGPT

Meet Claude Anthropic, an AI startup co-founded by former employees of OpenAI, has quietly begun testing a new, ChatGPT-like AI assistant named Claude. The team at Anthropic was gracious enough to grant us access, and updates to Anthropic’s social media policies mean we can now share some of our early, informal comparison findings between Claude…
Finest Chromebook offers: Leading choices from budget plan to midrange and more

Finest Chromebook offers: Leading choices from budget plan to midrange and more

Unsplash Whether you need a new computer for school or as an inexpensive device for the family to use, Chromebooks are a great option for those looking to save money on a productivity machine. Chromebooks are capable of handling most every productivity task a Windows of MacOS laptop can do, but they are often more…