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Do VPNs Honor Their Money-Back Guarantees?

Dec 1, 2022

ImageFlow/Shutterstock.com In most cases, you can get your money back from VPNs, though you need to make sure you're in the term limit. Some VPNs make the process a lot harder than others, though, and there are a few tricks to getting your request through. VPN marketing often puts money-back guarantees front and center: if you don’t like the service, you can cancel within a set term—usually 30 days—and get your money back. But these can sound too good to be true. So how likely wil ...read more

Seeing no China progress, Boeing eyes other prospective MAX buyers

Dec 1, 2022

Boeing is in talks with other customers about taking 737 MAX planes originally built for Chinese companies. Boeing said Wednesday it is seeking other potential customers for its 737 MAX because China is still not taking delivery of the jetliners it has ordered. Chief Financial Officer Brian West said the company was in "active discussions" with other customers about 138 planes in inventory ordered by Chinese companies. There is "more to come and we'll keep you updated," West told ana ...read more

Xbox Keystone Game Streaming Dongle Shelved: Here's Why

Dec 1, 2022

Miguel Lagoa/Shutterstock There was a kerfuffle in the gaming world recently about Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer potentially teasing the rumored Xbox streaming stick codenamed Keystone. The picture that set off speculation from nerds everywhere seems to show an unassuming little white box, chilling contentedly under Spencer's shelf-mounted sword. Vault Boy left the shelter and stopped by my office to celebrate the #Fallout25 Anniversary. Congratulations to the @Fallout @Bet ...read more

Save $250 on the HP Envy x360 2-in-1 laptop when you shop today

Dec 1, 2022

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us? It’s one of those laptop deals that will appeal to any student finding their current laptop lacking. The HP Envy x360 2-in-1 is on sale now as part of the HP’s early Black Friday deals, at a special price of just $700. That’s down from the typical price of $950, a total of $250 in savings. You can even pick up an extended HP care pack at a reduced price during this time as well. The two-yea ...read more

Apple Confirms It Will (Reluctantly) Add USB-C to the iPhone

Dec 1, 2022

Justin Duino / How-To Geek Many people have been awaiting Apple to finally ditch the proprietary Lightning port and swap it out for a USB-C port, like literally any other smartphone out there or even other Apple hardware. The company will finally add USB-C to the iPhone soon — as the European Union forced its hand. Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing, Greg Joswiak, was asked by The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern about whether the iPhone would be getting a USB-C port in ...read more

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review: Small Yet Feature-Filled

Dec 1, 2022

Rating: 9/10 ? 1 - Does not work 2 - Barely functional 3 - Severely lacking in most areas 4 - Functions, but has numerous issues 5 - Fine yet leaves a lot to be desired 6 - Good enough to buy on sale 7 - Great and worth purchasing 8 - Fantastic, approaching best-in-class 9 - Best-in-class 10 - Borderline perfection Price: $30 Megan Glosson / How-To Geek Alarm clocks are a necessary evil for most of us who work. However, there’s no rule that says our clocks have to be boring or ...read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review: This beautiful laptop is for Surface fans only

Dec 1, 2022

At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsLovely aestheticsA gorgeous touch displayPerformance can be increased significantly via WindowsThunderbolt 4 ports increase expansion optionsConsPriceyCan’t match the performance of the Surface Laptop 4 (Ryzen)Middling performance versus rivalsNo AMD Ryzen optionAudio sounds worse than prior generationsOur VerdictThe Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 generally prioritizes aesthetics over performance, which isn’t always a bad thing. On paper, there are many r ...read more

Robots that can feel cloth layers may one day help with laundry

Dec 1, 2022

New research from the Robotics Institute can help robots feel layers of cloth, which could one day allow robots to assist people with household tasks like folding laundry. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute can help robots feel layers of cloth rather than relying on computer vision tools to only see it. The work could allow robots to assist people with household tasks like folding laundry. Humans use their senses of si ...read more

Fitbit Receives Complaints From Ionic Smartwatch Owners Due to Delayed Refund Process

Dec 1, 2022

Fitbit, a Google-owned consumer electronics and fitness firm, recalled all of its Ionic smartwatches in March, but seven months have passed, and a significant number of customers claim they still have not been compensated for the potentially defective device even after they returned it. Many Had Complaints About Overheating Batteries In a report published by Fast Company, Fitbit sold over 1 million Ionic watches in the United States before production ended in 2020. This is in addition to nearl ...read more


How to disable volume gesture control on Apple Airpods Pro 2

Dec 1, 2022

(Pocket-lint) - Apple announced the Airpods Pro (2nd generation) at the beginning of September, bringing with them a similar design to their predecessors but a new chip, better noise cancellation and new volume touch controls.  The AirPods Pro 2 have a touch sensor on the stem, which allows for volume control when you swipe up and down, as well as play, pause and switching between Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes. Apple AirPods tips and tricks The gesture itself is a little fiddly ...read more