Soundbars on sale: Save up to $600 on Samsung, LG, Sony, and more

TL;DR: Get these premium soundbars for up to $600 off when you shop sales at Walmart, Best Buy, and in the PCMag Shop (which, full disclosure, is owned by the Mashable’s parent company Ziff Davis). Today’s electronics manufacturers are in an arms race to make the sleekest, flattest TVs possible, a task made easier recently by developments in OLED technologies. That’s fine and good for the displays themselves, but not so great for their sound systems; there’s just no room in a wallpaper-thin TV for decent speakers. Enter: the soundbar, a long, rectangular device packed with speakers that you can pair with your TV to beef up its audio quality.  Read more… More about Samsung, Sony, Mashable Shopping, Soundbar, and …

Here’s How to Pull Up Recently Closed Tabs on an iPhone

iPhones can do so much, from helping monitor our health to acting as mini scanners (crazy, right?). But one of the most helpful features of an iPhone may be the fact that it has the search engine capabilities of a computer, including recovering recently visited webpages that you may have already closed. When you want to refer back to old webpages you pulled up on iPhone’s Safari but have closed either accidentally or intentionally, there’s actually a supersimple way to get them back up on your screen pronto. First, click the Safari icon on your smartphone‘s home screen. From here, go to the bottom right corner, where a small icon that looks like two overlapping squares will be. After you …

Don’t forget the computer that landed Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon

From the first steps to the leap forward, Mashable is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a series that examines its significance — and why we haven’t been back. The Soviets launched the first satellite into space. And the first man. Also the first woman. So when NASA astronauts rapidly approached the moon 50 years ago, a lot was riding on a computer with less than 80 kilobytes of memory.  By today’s standards, it’s a dinosaur. The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) weighed 70 pounds. Programs were literally woven into the hardware by hand — it was called “core rope memory.” Read more… More about Mit, Apollo 11, Moon Landing, Moon Landing 50th Anniversary, and Tech Read more: …

Google’s Stadia Controller won’t work with Bluetooth headsets at launch

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s Stadia controller won’t be able to wirelessly stream game audio to your Bluetooth headphones or gaming headsets when it launches in November, according to Stadia Product Director Andrey Doronichev. In a Reddit AMA earlier today, Doronichev suggests people plug in a set of wired headphones into the controller’s 3.5mm jack if they want to listen to game audio in privacy. There will be a work-around for Stadia users come launch time — that is, so long as you have a Pixel-series phone or plan to play Stadia games on the Chrome browser. Pointed out by 9to5Google, Doronichev says that you’ll be able to use your Bluetooth headphones to play Stadia by pairing …

11 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance you have to endure when you go outdoors, they’re a legitimate cause for health concerns. They buzz around, searching for people or animals to dine on, sucking out their blood and bringing all sorts of diseases and viruses with them, like Zika, malaria and west Nile virus, none of which you’d wish on your worst enemy. But, dousing yourself, and your family, in chemical sprays come with another set of problems that can negatively impact health. So, what’s a gardener to do in order to repel these biting insects and keep everyone in the home free of disease? Use the power of smell. Mosquitoes are attracted to things like sweat and body odor, but certain …

Seasonal affective disorder

It’s 1984, and pilot fish’s software development unit is getting ready to move into brand-new quarters in a building that’s still under construction. Electricians are already installing the power and telephone wiring for all of the offices and cubicles, so it’s decided to have them install the Ethernet cabling as well. It being the ’80s (which someone cleverly has dubbed “The LAN Before Time”), the workstations on every desk will have to be networked together using 10Base5 Ethernet — the original thick Ethernet. The backbone bus is made of thick, stiff, shielded coaxial cable. One cable will run the length of the office, a couple of hundred feet, with a few dozen transceivers about every 10 to 15 feet. The transceivers will be …

A Florida city paid a $600,000 bitcoin ransom to hackers who took over its computers — and it’s a massive alarm bell for the rest of the US – Business Insider

A Florida city paid a $600,000 bitcoin ransom to hackers who took over its computers — and it’s a massive alarm bell for the rest of the US  Business InsiderFlorida city to pay $600K ransom to hacker who seized computer systems weeks ago  CNNRiviera Beach ransomware attack: Florida city pays $600,000 to hackers who seized its computer system  CBS NewsHackers took over an American city’s computer system weeks ago. They’re getting paid $600,000 to give it back.  The IndependentFlorida city to pay $600G in ransom to hackers in effort to save records  Fox NewsView full coverage on Google News Read more: businessinsider.com

Save over £200 on this Philips Lumea Prestige hair removal device

TL;DR: The sensitive Philips Lumea Prestige IPL hair removal device is on sale for £299 on Amazon, saving you over £200. Everyone has a different body, with unique lumps and bumps that can make hair removal difficult. This is where the Philips Lumea Prestige comes in. Inspired by the uniqueness of different body areas, this device offers specialised attachments designed to meet the specific needs of different body areas. Philips Lumea uses a clever light based technology called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to break the cycle of hair regrowth. Gentle pulses of light hit your roots, and after several treatments, hair is prevented from growing back for up to eight weeks. It’s as easy as that, apparently. Read more… More …

Used Nest cameras had bug that let previous owners peer into homes

Google says it has fixed an issue that allowed old owners of Nest security cameras to continue to view a feed from the device, even after deregistering it from their account. The issue could have potentially allowed an old owner of one of the cameras to continue to look through it, even after selling it to someone else. The new owner would have had no indication that a stranger could be able to look inside their home. “We were recently made aware of an issue affecting some Nest cameras connected to third-party partner services via Works with Nest,” a Google spokesperson said to The Verge. “We’ve since rolled out a fix for this issue that will update automatically, so if …

CROCK POT LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN (+Video)

This Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is made with chicken breasts, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasonings and chicken broth. It’s also low carb and Keto-friendly! Winner, winner chicken dinner! CROCK POT LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN I don’t know about you but I’m always on the lookout for new chicken recipes. And I’m always trying to think of a new way to make it that doesn’t involve the same ole ingredients. We love our old favorites but you gotta switch things up from time to time. Have you seen my recipe for PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN? It’s kinda the same concept. The chicken takes on such great flavor from the lemon and garlic. HOW-TO VIDEO INCLUDED BELOW: I also know lots of people are on …

Apple says incoming China tariffs would be disastrous for business

Apple says the Trump administration’s tariffs could lower the company’s economic output and put it at a disadvantage compared to its international competitors, particularly its Chinese counterparts. In Apple’s letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the company argues that the proposed tariffs, which would impact nearly every Apple device including the iPhone, MacBook, AirPods, and Apple Watch, would hurt Apple’s US employees and its ability to contribute to the US economy. Up until now, Apple has more or less skirted around the Trump administration’s tariffs, despite its heavy reliance on Chinese manufacturing. Earlier rounds of China tariffs had avoided Apple’s highest volume devices, like the iPhone and Apple Watch, but… Continue reading… Read more: theverge.com

LG tries to bring webOS to cars, robots, and the smart home with new partnership

LG and The Qt Company have announced an expanded partnership to bring webOS to more devices including cars, robots, and other smart home products. LG says the partnership will make it more efficient to port webOS to new devices. LG and The Qt Company have been working together on webOS since 2014, after LG acquired the Palm-developed operating system from HP. LG used Qt’s software developer framework and GUI tools to scale webOS from a phone OS into one that can now be found in TVs, smart refrigerators, and even a smartwatch for a short time. Last year LG open-sourced webOS, in an attempt to drive its adoption. While this latest move doesn’t guarantee an increase in webOS adoption, it …

Amazon Fire TV Recast discounted to $130 in run up to Prime Day 2019

Amazon’s Fire TV Recast, its Alexa-enabled take on the Slingbox, is currently discounted from its regular price of $230 down to $130. You’ll need to be a Prime subscriber to take advantage of the deal, but if that’s the case then you can get the device at its cheapest price ever. According to the price tracker CamelCamelCamel, the cheapest the Fire TV Recast has been previously was $180, and that was back in November. When we reviewed Amazon’s DVR last year we generally liked its user interface, but we weren’t fans of the mobile app, and its limit of two concurrent streams felt too low. That made the device hard to unambiguously recommend at its $230 starting price, but with …

100 Gorgeous but Subtle Tattoo Ideas

Tattoos – you either love them or you don’t. Whether you have one or many, it doesn’t change who you are, or who you’ll become. It’s been said our body is our temple – so tattoos are really just decorating the walls. There are so many different styles to choose from and the actual artwork can be a choice driven by heartfelt meaning or chosen simple because you liked it. And if you don’t, well there are great ways to get rid of them now! Just look at this before and after shot! Anyone with a tattoo known just how many hours go into trawling the internet to help fine tune your design, showing just how much thought goes into the decision …

Digital security is confusing. This app protects everything for $20.

  There’s no greater thrill in the world than breaking open the box of a shiny, new electronic device — well, maybe with the exception of getting Thai takeout via drone (whoa). But once your device is out of the box, it’s in the real world, and that can be a little dangerous for your new digital pal. If you’ve ever experienced your brand new Macbook Pro getting infected with a virus or malware, you know the reality that comes with putting our entire lives into cyberspace. Just like any good parent of a shiny new laptop, you have to keep your device safe. You can go piecemeal, cobbling together security from a bunch of different apps and sources, and spend …

Here’s more proof the next iPhone will have a huge camera bump

This year’s iPhone will likely have a triple rear camera, located inside a hefty, square bump on the phone’s back. We’ve seen rumors, mock-ups, and case renders indicating the new design, and now, the reliable /LEAKS claims to have CAD images of all three iPhone models coming out this year.  CAD renders, if accurate, are typically sourced off actual product designs that had leaked somewhere along Apple’s supply chain. They often give us a very good idea of what the finalized device will look like, though they can also be misleading if they’re based on wrong or outdated info.  #Apple – #iPhoneXI – iPhone XI CAD https://t.co/3T9JC2n5jN pic.twitter.com/cGP98c3iPs — /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) July 1, 2019 Read more… More about Apple, Iphone, …