Chances are, you’re reading this in Google’s Chrome browser. As of October 2019, Chrome owned 67 percent of the market, and there are several good reasons. Chrome is fast, it has tons of extensions, and it runs on every platform. But there are cracks in Chrome’s armor, and privacy is one of them. That’s where the Brave browser comes in, and given that it’s just exited beta status, I decided to give it a quick spin to see if it can replace Chrome on my devices. Privacy for all Yes, that’s right, Brave is all about privacy, and that’s where it stands out the most. Out of the box, Brave blocks a host of bothersome web site practices, more so than any other browser. Take a look at the right-hand side of the URL bar, and you’ll find Brave’s “shield” notification, a small icon with a counter that shows you at a glance how many things Brave has blocked on a given web site. The list of what Brave blocks is quite extensive, … [Read more...] about If you care about privacy and security, Brave should be your browser of choice
Life gets busy. With long days at the office, taking care of a family, making time for friends, and more competing for time on our schedules, it’s tempting to trade in a gym session for some quality time on the couch whenever you get the chance. But with Mirror, the gym is right at home: Part mirror, part LCD screen, it has on-demand workouts built into it. You’re probably thinking that there’s plenty of at-home fitness equipment on the market, but this one isn’t an eyesore. Unlike a spin bike or treadmill, it also brings you a huge variety of exercises from yoga to barre, and even weight training. But at $1,500, Mirror is an investment you want to be sure about. We visited Mirror’s HQ in NYC to test it out and to see if it’s really worth cancelling that gym membership for. Looks sleek and high-end For $1,500, one would hope the product not only works well but looks nice too — especially if it’s hanging in the middle of your home. … [Read more...] about Dread the gym? This smart mirror delivers your fitness fix at home
Getting access to the news you care about used to involve some work, but with the advent of the smartphone, there are a million and one ways to keep abreast of even the most obscure of news sources. That’s a good thing and a bad thing, and if you’re looking to fine-tune your exposure, a news app is a must. But which are really worth your time? Below, we’ve rounded up the best news apps available for iOS and Android/ Further reading Best iPhone apps Best food-delivery apps Best Android apps Apple News Apple News comes preloaded on every iOS device, and like most of Apple’s apps, it remains unavailable on Android platforms. The News app places a big focus on images and quick-loading videos, and publications such as The New York Times and National Geographic have partnered with the company to make their content readily available. You can also follow trends or individual topics, ranging from politics to niche topics. Download now for: iOS Google News Google News … [Read more...] about The best news apps for Android and iOS
Instant Pots have taken the small kitchen appliance world by storm over the past few years. Since the debut of the Instant Pot, several competitors have attempted to share in some of the success. The Ninja Foodie is one of the competitor appliances that has held its own against the Instant Pot. Since both of these devices do many of the same things, you certainly don’t need to buy both. But which one is better? Which one should you buy? If you are still looking for an excellent gift for that foodie on your holiday gift list, search no more. We have compared the Instant Pot and the Ninja Foodie so you can make the right decision. Instant Pot Instant Pots gained fame in the U.S. a couple of years ago when more than 200,000 units were sold on Amazon Prime Day. Since then, cooks, college students, parents, and kitchen gadget lovers alike have been purchasing these small appliances in record numbers. The Instant Pot is a multitasker that will round out any kitchen. It is a … [Read more...] about Instant Pot vs. Ninja Foodi: Which one to give as a holiday gift?
Our smart home reviewers have more than 50 years of experience, and we’ve spent over 5,000 hours testing more than 60 small appliances. We’ve found that like most kitchen gadgets, not all sous vide machines are created equally. After all of our extensive testing and research, our pick for the best sous vide machine is the ChefSteps Joule. It’s compact, powerful, heats up fast, and it has an elegant design. However, if the Joule not your style, we’ve also included our picks for the best starter sous vide machine, the best budget sous vide machine, and the best sous vide water oven. At a Glance The best sous vide machine overall: ChefSteps CS10001 Joule Sous Vide The starter sous vide machine: Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker WiFi The best budget sous vide machine: Anova Precision Cooker Nano The best sous vide water oven: Sous Vide Supreme Demi Water Oven The best sous vide machine: ChefSteps CS10001 Joule Sous Vide Why we picked the Joule: We picked the … [Read more...] about The best sous vide machines for 2019