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Order by December 8 to get this Microsoft Surface Pro in time for Christmas

Dec 4, 2022

Microsoft’s Surface series is consistently one of the most efficient and practical machines on the market. For PC users, a Microsoft Surface Pro is a great gift to help them work from anywhere on a convertible device that doubles as a laptop and a tablet. And right now, you can get a refurbished Surface Pro from 2017 for $399.99, guaranteed to arrive by Christmas for 16% off with free shipping. This laptop has a 12.3″ PixelSense display with 10-point touch support ...read more

Android's New Holiday Update Lets You Share Your Car Keys Digitally

Dec 4, 2022

quietbits/Shutterstock It's become a tradition for Google to issue a bunch of features ahead of the holiday season in December. The company started this trend two years ago — in December 2020 — after it rolled out a collection of features to a handful of Android 11-toting smartphones. A year later, in December 2021, Google released a similar holiday-eve update that introduced a host of features to select Android smartphones. Among the features the December 2021 holiday upda ...read more

Need a Wallpaper? Check Out NASA’s James Webb Photo Gallery

Dec 4, 2022

NASA launched the James Webb Space Telescope in December 2021, giving scientists a fresh look at the universe and giving the rest of us some cool wallpapers. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to check out the latest images and save them for your device’s wallpaper. Processed images from the James Web Space Telescope have been published on Twitter, the telescope’s official website, and other locations, but there’s another portal you may not have seen. NASA operates a Flickr profile for ...read more

Score this fast Logitech wireless gaming mouse for $45

Dec 4, 2022

Logitech When it comes to PC gaming, a good mouse can really make or break the experience. It needs to be fast, customizable, and comfortable to use. If you’ve been shopping around for a solid gaming mouse, you’re in luck, as we’ve got an excellent deal for you today. GameStop’s selling the Logitech PRO wireless gaming mouse for $44.99, which saves you $85. Let’s jump right into the details. The Logitech PRO has a maximum DPI of 25,600, four to eight programmable buttons, ...read more

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Dec 4, 2022

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The best free VPN: It’s important to choose wisely

Dec 4, 2022

Here’s the thing: We’re not fans of free VPNs because you have to be even more careful with these than a regular, paid VPN. If it’s a free ad-supported VPN, for example, then your data is likely being used to earn money, which may defeat the whole point of a VPN. If privacy isn’t an issue, then you have to deal with restrictions such as speeds, a bandwidth cap, or a limit to the countries you can access. The bottom line is that if you truly want to use a VPN on a re ...read more

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Dec 4, 2022

Products Best products Discover the best products by month Topics Browse products through topics Coming soon Check out launches that are coming soon Building in progress See what makers are currently building Collections Products curated by the community Time travel Most loved products by the community Newsletter The best of Product Hunt, everyday Web3 Keep up to date with the latest in web3 ...read more

Six-dimensional force and torque sensor helps robots feel and touch

Dec 4, 2022

Six-dimensional force/torque sensor applied on a six-axises manipulator. Credit: Zhao Weiwei As an integral part of modern life, sensors are now almost ubiquitous. They measure physical input from the environment and convert it into data that can be interpreted by humans or machines. A new six-dimensional force/torque sensor has been developed by a research team from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. "It has been over three decades since we ...read more

Android Phones Are Now More Secure, Thanks to Rust

Dec 4, 2022

Joe Fedewa / How-To Geek Just like any widely-used software, security vulnerabilities are constantly discovered (and later patched) in Android all the time. Thankfully, one type of security problem is on the decline, thanks to a switch in programming languages. Google published a blog post on its security blog this week, explaining that memory safety vulnerabilities — where buffer overflows and other similar problems in code can allow other software to break out of sandboxes and caus ...read more

How much money does turning down the thermostat actually save?

Dec 4, 2022

The Smart Energy Research Lab, or SERL, carries out academic research using smart meter data. Credit: SERL, Author provided The unprecedented rise in energy costs this winter has many people asking how to reduce their bills. In a typical UK home, around 80% of the total energy used in a year goes towards heating space and water, so any change in heating makes a big difference. The most common advice is to reduce your thermostat temperature. Worryingly (because of climate change) and ...read more