If you were someone who missed out on the past generation of consoles, or aren’t fully convinced by the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S quite yet, now is actually the best time to invest in the previous generation’s hardware. Not only are you getting the best versions of each console, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, for a cheaper price but they also are coming with massive libraries of games to choose from. Plus you can expect plenty of the new generation games to also run on these machines too, meaning you won’t miss out on most of the big titles. Unlike the jump from the Xbox One to Xbox One S, the X is actually better in several key technical areas. The same goes for the PlayStation 4 Pro when compared to the jump from the PS4 to PS4 Slim. With that background in mind, let’s compare the two souped-up consoles side by side, considering all major factors. We hope that this guide will help you decide between a PS4 Pro and an Xbox One X. Note: The Xbox One X … [Read more...] about Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro
Most of us wouldn’t drink floor cleaner, no matter what kind of floral scents are added to it. No one wants their pets or children to do so, either — but both four-legged friends and two-legged kids that are still crawling tend to ignore wet floors, which begs the question: Is it safe for a child or a pet to walk or crawl over a freshly mopped floor and potentially ingest the solution? Specifically, let’s say you have a robot mop on an automatic schedule. It cleans while you’re away, and then your cat walks across the wet floor. Offended in a way that only cats can be, it licks its now-wet paw to clean itself. Is there any risk to your pet? Most robot mops only use water Although different companies might use different mechanisms, they share one thing in common: Water. Harsh chemicals can break down the tubing that carries water through the mop, which is why manufacturers say water alone (combined with a slightly abrasive scrubbing pad) is enough to clean most floors. So, … [Read more...] about Are robot mops safe when children and pets are present?
After launching its ultra-premium Odyssey G9 monitor with a massive 49-inch curved screen and “dual QHD” resolution in 2020, Samsung is ready to give the panel a major upgrade this year. While retaining the futuristic Tron-like design aesthetics featuring a white back panel and glowing blue ring on the rear, the 2021 version of the Odyssey G9 adds in Quantum mini-LED backlighting. Borrowed from its television range, the mini-LED technology gives this year’s Odyssey G9 better contrast and brightness, two important elements to gamers. Samsung claims that it’s bringing both Quantum mini-LED enhancements and Quantum Matrix Technology to the Odyssey for the first time. Combined with an immersive 1000R curvature, the Odyssey G9 should be an eye-catching screen for immersive gameplay, ensuring you can surround yourself and not miss any important action. Last year’s Odyssey G9 supported both AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync screen technology, and we expect this year’s upgraded model to … [Read more...] about Samsung updates Odyssey G9 gaming monitor with Quantum mini-LED tech
Your smartphone isn’t just a device to keep you in touch with friends and family; it’s also a powerful personal finance tool that can set and meet your financial goals. Whether you’re looking to set a budget, track your expenses, or invest your money, there are plenty of apps for your smartphone. Trending in Mobile: What is 5G? 5G Network Coverage Map Read on as we take a look at three of the most popular finance apps for your smartphone and share some tips on how to get the most out of each one. Mint Best for: People who hate thinking about money Purchased by Intuit (the folks behind Quicken and TurboTax ) a few years ago, Mint is the most complete and mature free financial app available. It’s also the easiest to use for newbies. When you sign up, Mint presents you with a straightforward list of accounts to track, from credit cards and bank accounts to loans and insurance. It also includes those handy monthly bills like internet, TV, phone , … [Read more...] about The best budget and personal finance apps for Android and iOS
There’s only one question to answer before you decide to buy a Huawei phone — can you live without Google? If the answer is yes, then great, but if it’s no, then a current Huawei phone is not for you. However, Huawei’s other connected products are well-priced and desirable, and don’t require you to own a Huawei smartphone to enjoy them. They work well, but what about the apps you need to make them work? Trending in Mobile: What is 5G? 5G Network Coverage Map I’ve been using two different pairs of Huawei headphones, as well as a version of its most recent smartwatch, with Android, iOS and Huawei smartphones to find out. The Huawei phone conundrum This exercise isn’t focused just on consumer advice — it also gives an insight into Huawei’s current position and how it’s shaping up for the coming year. Why? Huawei’s smartphone business faces continued problems, so the company is currently placing more emphasis on its other connected products, including smartwatches, … [Read more...] about I love Huawei’s hardware ecosystem, but its app experience is terribly messy