The best laptops for kids in the UK

Kids are capable of mastering computer skills at a very young age, and not just to watch videos on YouTube. In fact, they probably know more than you. As computers continue to play a larger role in our everyday lives, children are learning about the internet, word processing, coding, and other everyday computer skills, and applying those skills in various aspects of their education and recreation. It is therefore becoming increasingly important to equip your child with a device to help them learn. When buying a computer for your child, we recommend buying a laptop in lieu of a desktop. Kids will definitely benefit from the portable nature of laptops, especially when it comes to schoolwork. They can take their …

Chickpea Salad (with cucumber and tomato)

Chickpea Salad combines all of my favorite fresh vegetables in one delicious bite. Chickpeas are combined with juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers and creamy avocados all tossed in an easy homemade lemon kissed dressing. This easy salad recipe makes a perfect side dish for burgers or steaks or turn it into a complete meal by adding in grilled chicken breasts! A Protein Packed Salad How can you create a salad that packs a protein punch without adding meat?  One of the best ways is to include chickpeas! Chickpea Salad is such a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy fresh summer veggies and is perfect to make ahead and enjoy for lunch! I love fresh summery salads filled with a huge variety of produce and this …

Amazon Echo Connect is on sale for under $25

Considering kids come out of the womb knowing how to use an iPhone nowadays, you’ll probably be surprised to hear that a good chunk of society hasn’t cut the landline cord just yet: In 2018, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found that one in three American homes rely on both wireless and landline phone services to stay connected.  Whether you are one of these landline holdouts or you know someone who is (*cough cough* Mom and Dad), it’s easy to bring your home phone situation into the 21st century with the Amazon Echo Connect. The compact device uses your existing service to turn the Amazon Echo into a voice-controlled speakerphone, and for a limited time, it’s on …

Seven questions we still have about Huawei’s US blacklisting

President Trump sent shockwaves throughout the tech industry last week with an executive order that declared a national emergency and barred American companies from doing business with companies deemed a national security risk. Days later, the effects have started to become apparent as companies from Google to Intel have taken action to comply, shutting Huawei out of supply chains and stopping it from using US software. This development could have major, long-lasting repercussions for the entire tech industry, but there are still several questions without definite answers. Here are some of our most immediate: 1) What if you own a Huawei device right now? Google has said that Google Play Services and the app store itself will continue to… Continue …

25 Break Up Quotes To Help You Move On From The Past

Click to view (25 images) Photo: Pinterest Learning how to let go so you can move and get over someone you love and a break up is never easy, so we found the best healing quotes to help uplift you as you nurse your broken heart. Keywords: Relationships, love quotes, quotes, how to get over a breakup, how to get over someone you love, how to get over an ex, quotes about change, relationship quotes, inspiring quotes, break up quotes, broken heart quotes, best quotes, healing quotes, breaking up quotes read more Read more: yourtango.com

9 hidden iOS 13 features you need to know about

iOS 13 is going to be a whale of an update, available for free this fall for iPhone SE, 6S, and newer models. It comes with much heralded features like a system-wide dark mode, redesigned Photos app, new Memoji customizations, and more.  But as with previous versions of iOS, the software update also has a whole bunch of lesser-known features that aren’t as flashy but are greatly welcome. Here are the eight we’re most excited for — and one that we wish Apple would take back. 1. Unobtrusive volume control People hate the current volume control. When you press the volume buttons on your iOS device, a big volume graphic pops up in the middle of the screen, blocking your content.  …

PNY’s minuscule 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive is down to $10 for one day only

There are just a few hours left to snatch PNY’s tiny Elite-X Fit 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $9.99 at Amazon before its price rises back to normal. Thanks to the site’s Deals of the Day, this sale saves you nearly $12 off its average price there, and it also matches the lowest we’ve ever seen this product reach. Big Savings, Tiny Drive PNY Elite-X Fit 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive The compact Elite-X Fit flash drive offers read speeds up to 200MB/s and just reached its best price yet. $9.99 $21.60 $12 off See at Amazon With read speeds up to 200MB/s, this compact flash drive is the speediest you’ll find around this price point. That makes it …

AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold orders

AT&T has cancelled early orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Tom’s Guide first reported the cancellation, noting that AT&T said the Galaxy Fold would be available again to order as soon as Samsung announces a new launch date. AT&T is also offer $100 in credit to those whose orders it has cancelled. The Samsung Galaxy Fold was originally scheduled to launch on April 26. However, early reviews indicated that there were issues with the phone, which Samsung initially said was the fault of reviewers. The company eventually decided to postpone the launch and get back to the drawing board. Earlier this week, a Samsung rep told Cnet that it would announce timing on the nearly $2,000 phone “in the coming …

Willo is a robot that wants to replace your toothbrush

If you think about it, the basic concept of a toothbrush hasn’t evolved since… forever. Sure, many people have switched to an electric toothbrush, but it remains a stick with a brush at the end. Willo thinks that’s not good enough. The company has developed an oral care device to improve brushing with a focus on plaque. The company says that basic brushing only cleans 42 percent of dental plaque, while electric brushes clean 46 percent of dental plaque. The startup has worked with actual dentists to design its product. It still sounds a bit mysterious as the company isn’t sharing much about the product. The photo is the only image of the product right now. But what we know …

Google Natural Disaster Alerts, iPadOS, Check Your Grammar, and Positivity Apps

In this week’s Really Useful Podcast, Christian Cawley and James Frew take a look at the most important Apple news from WWDC 2019, grammar checking tools, positivity apps, and admiring a current MakeUseOf giveaway for an underwater drone. Really Useful Podcast Season 3 Episode 2 Shownotes What are we talking about this week? Google alerts you to nearby natural disasters Spotify Stations app launched Apple kills iTunes on macOS Apple reveals iPadOS Samsung DeX Check your grammar Positivity apps Worldwide suicide crisis lines Gladius Mini underwater drone giveaway This week’s hosts are Christian Cawley and James Frew, who you will find on Twitter as: @thegadgetmonkey @jimjamfroo Know anyone who would benefit from having tech topics broken down into simplified language? …

Take online guitar lessons from an expert for less than $10

TL;DR: This beginner-friendly online guitar class taught by “Guitar Sage” Erich Andreas is on sale for a mere $9.99. Attention all aspiring guitar players: Many hours spent jamming to “Barracuda” on Rock Band 3 does not a professional musician make.  That’s not to say expensive, in-person classes are your only option when it comes to mastering the ol’ six string, though. With the Complete Guitar System from Udemy, you can take a series of expert-taught guitar lessons at home right on your personal computer for less than $10. Led by self-proclaimed “Guitar Sage” Erich Andreas — you might know him from his popular YouTube channel — this education is geared toward both total beginners and more experienced guitarists who wan …

Liberal teacher bans student from choosing Trump as her ‘hero’ for project. Teacher suggests Obama instead.

Long Island mother Valerie Moscato claims her daughter, 11-year-old Bella Moscato, was not allowed to select President Donald Trump as her “hero” for a school project in her sixth-grade class. What are the details? According to News 12 Long Island, Trump has been Bella’s “hero” since she was just 8 years old. She even dressed up as the 45th president in third-grade. So when she had to select a “hero” for a recent school project, it was a no-brainer who Bella would choose. “Donald Trump is my hero,” she told News 12. Unfortunately, Bella’s teacher immediately shut down the idea, claiming Trump “spreads negativity and says bad stuff about women.” To make matters worse, Bella’s teacher allegedly chided the idea …

Facebook says it’s shipping new Portal hardware in the fall

Facebook’s Portal devices may still have plenty of privacy questions lingering around them since launch, but that hasn’t swayed the company’s dedication to bringing more video chat hardware to market. Onstage at Vox Media’s Code Convention, Facebook’s VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth shares that sales of the existing hardware were “really good,” but more interestingly let fly that there would be new form factors of Portal hardware coming to market in the fall of this year.   Most signs point to this device being the “Ripley” device that popped up in Portal firmware code late last year. Cheddar had reported that the camera device would attach to the top of a TV and pipe the video feed to its screen. …

Oculus sold $5 million worth of Quest content in first 2 weeks on sale

Facebook’s Oculus Quest standalone VR headset hasn’t been out long, but VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth says the company is already selling a substantial amount of content for the device. At Vox Media’s Code conference, the exec detailed that in the first two weeks of sales there has been $5 million in content sales. We have not gotten any details on device sales, though Facebook has never shares sales data on their VR products. The $399 headset does not require a PC or phone to operate and offers camera-based positional tracking like higher-end PC headsets have in the past. At launch the company’s store had just over 50 titles available to download, with a mixture of free titles and games …

THE BEST INSTANT POT MEATLOAF (+Video)

This post is sponsored by The Little Potato Co. All opinions and text are my own. THE BEST INSTANT POT MEATLOAF This really is The Best Instant Pot Meatloaf and Garlic Parmesan Potatoes. It’s an all-in-one meal cooked right in your electric pressure cooker! Tender, flavorful meatloaf and perfectly cooked and seasoned little potatoes! VIDEO INCLUDED BELOW WHY ISN’T MY INSTANT POT PRESSURIZING? More than likely it is one of (3) things. First, the lid may not be properly sealed. If that little sealing ring isn’t on the underside of the lid just right, the lid won’t seal. Second, it could be that you don’t have the pressure release valve set to “SEAL.” This has happened to me more than …

This Samsung 4K TV is almost $200 off and includes a $20 Vudu credit

Do you like movies? Cool, this deal is for you. Get a $20 Vudu credit when you snag this 40-inch Samsung 4K Smart TV on sale for just $249.99 — and at that price, we totally wouldn’t judge if you bought one for every room. When you can’t find the movie or show you want on Netflix or Hulu, Vudu’s massive selection lets you find what you want without giving your computer a virus on bootleg sites. For as low as $2.99, you can rent or buy titles like A Star is Born, Harry Potter, and any Star Wars you want. Bonus: Your first rental is only 99 cents. Vudu also has a pretty legit lineup of free movies like …