New electric vehicle tax credits raise talk of trade war

Sep 24, 2022

An electric vehicle charges at a shopping center in Emeryville, Calif., Aug. 10, 2022. A new tax credit for U.S. buyers of qualifying electric vehicles made in North America has ignited the specter of a trade war as a domestic imperative of the Biden administration and Democrats collides with the complex realities of globalization. Credit: AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File A new tax credit for U.S. buyers of qualifying electric vehicles made in North America has ignited the specter ...read more

Fitbit's Fall Lineup Includes New Inspire, Versa, And Sense Models

Sep 24, 2022

Fitbit Fitbit has lifted the covers from its fresh set of wearable devices. First in line is the mid-tier Versa 4 smartwatch, which looks almost identical to the new Sense 2, and brings back the physical side button. The Versa 4 introduces a new trick called Sleep Profile that relies on 10 sleep metrics to provide a detailed breakdown of sleep patterns. Fitness enthusiasts can choose from over 40 exercise modes, which now include new options like CrossFit, dance, and HIIT. The S ...read more

Saints Row (2022) review: A much-needed reboot up the backside

Sep 24, 2022

(Pocket-lint) - We've been fans of the Saints Row games since year dot, but must admit that the last couple of outings swerved a little too far into the inane for our tastes. Saints Row IV and Gat Out of Hell took the franchise so over-the-top, it fell off the cliff the other side. That's why we were cock-a-hoop when Volition announced it was to reboot the series - bringing it all back to the beginning, with a new cast and renewed focus. The supernatural, superpowered and sci-fi silliness has l ...read more

The best all-in-one computers for 2022

Sep 24, 2022

A desktop computer is great, but perhaps you don’t want all the associated bulk on your desk or floor. Laptops are great, but they target work-on-the-go functionality rather than brain-melting performance. That’s where an all-in-one (AIO) PC comes in: it crams a great desktop computer and a bright and beautiful monitor into one so you have more room to breathe and play. Our favorite all-in-one PC is the HP Envy 34, with its fantastic hardware selection and premium styling. But there are plen ...read more

Save $90 on Razer’s lightning fast, ultra-customizable Basilisk gaming mouse

Sep 24, 2022

Razer If you’re in the market for an awesome gaming mouse, then you’re in luck. Amazon’s selling the Razer Basilisk Ultimate and the accompanying charging dock for $79.99. That’s a savings of $90. This mouse is responsive and, according to Razer, has a run time of about five hours from ten minutes of charging. Let’s dive deeper into the specs and features then, yeah? The Basilisk Ultimate features 11 programmable buttons and 20K DPI, which is ideal for first-person-sho ...read more

How to Mount an ISO image in Windows 7, 8, and 10

Sep 24, 2022

Windows finally offers a built-in way to mount ISO disc image files on Windows 8 and 10. If you’re using Windows 7, you’ll need a third-party tool. Mounting an ISO Image in Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 On Windows 8 and 10, Windows has the built-in ability to mount both ISO disc image and VHD virtual hard drive image files. You have three options. You can: Double-click an ISO file to mount it. This won’t work if you have ISO files associated with another program on your system. Right-click ...read more

The Meta Quest 2’s non-Facebook accounts are a blatant bait-and-switch

Sep 24, 2022

Remember when Quest VR headsets started making you sign in with a Facebook login, and pretty much everyone hated it? Remember when Mark Zuckerberg said he’d add the ability to use the Quest platform without a Facebook account in a future software update? Remember when everyone asked for a “Meta” account instead, effectively solving none of the issues with using Facebook as the underlying platform for a completely separate gaming system? One of those things didn’t ha ...read more

What Is Alt Text? Why You Should Use It, and How to Write It

Sep 24, 2022

Heiko Kueverling/Shutterstock.com Have you noticed prompts to write image “alt” text (sometimes stylized as ALT text) when creating blog posts or sharing photos on social media? Here’s why this part of the HTML standard is important and how you can write it well. Why Is ALT Text Important? Alt attributes exist as a backup form of content; when the main type of content cannot be rendered, its alternate or “alt” attribute is rendered instead. In the case of alt text, if the ima ...read more

iPadOS 16 Delay Marks The Beginning Of Independence From iOS

Sep 24, 2022

Mr.Mikla/Shutterstock It wasn't too long ago that Apple really had only one operating system for both its smartphones and tablets. The birth of iPadOS — which is still based on iOS, of course — ushered in a new era for the company's tablets, turning iPads into the computing behemoths that they are today. For all intents and purposes, iPadOS is iOS with a different skin and its own set of features, and no one probably begrudged how the two are closely tied together. For some ...read more

The Best DSLR Cameras of 2022

Sep 24, 2022

Julia Zavalishina/Shutterstock.com Update, 08/19/2022: We’ve reviewed our recommendations and are confident these are still the best DSLR cameras you can buy. What to Look for in a DSLR Camera in 2022 With mirrorless cameras now taking over the market, you may wonder if a DSLR camera is worth it. They absolutely are! Whether you don’t have the budget to go mirrorless just yet, prefer an optical viewfinder to an electronic one, or just don’t want to swap out your collection of D ...read more