Google’s Read Along App Helps Teach Kids How to Read

Google has launched a new app designed to help teach kids how to read. Called Read Along, the app gives children both visual and verbal feedback as they read stories out loud. Helping them to develop their literacy skills independently. Giving Kids a Lifelong Love of Reading Helping kids to learn how to read and write is probably the most important skill a parent can teach a child. Without basic literacy skills, the world is a challenging place to navigate. And if kids take to reading when young, they’ll have a lifelong love for it. To help improve kids’ reading...Read the...

What Is an Intel NUC? What to Know and Why You Might Want One

Desktop computers are often large, cumbersome devices. Many people, however, feel this is a reasonable trade-off for the additional performance they offer over a laptop or tablet. However, in recent years, technology has progressed so that desktop PCs can now fit into smaller spaces. Intel has been the leader in this market, designing compact devices that offer almost the same performance as a larger setup. The company calls these the Next Unit of Computing, or NUC. Here’s everything you need to know about the Intel NUC. What Is an Intel NUC? Before the laptop, desktop computers were huge items that...Read the...

Flic 2 Review: The Ultimate Smart Button That Integrates Anything With a Web API

Our verdict of the Flic 2 Starter Kit:The smartest smart buttons money can buy, and very developer friendly. Which is good, because the APIs of the products it integrates with are often lacklustre, and you'll need to spend time on workarounds getting things to work as you want.810Shouting at Alexa to control your lights and other smart home devices is all well and good, but sometimes you just want a button. You know, a physical switch you can press to make things happen! Remember those? Me neither, but the Flic button from Shortcut Labs is exactly that–and a whole lot more...Read the...

How to Collect Contact Info Using Google Forms on Mobile Devices

If you want to collect and analyze a large amount of user data easily, you can do so for free with Google Forms. Google Forms lets you quickly create a data-entry form for an online poll or a survey. And you can create one on both PC and mobile. Let’s explore how to create a Google Form and how to share it with others. How to Create a Google Form on Mobile and PC The steps for creating a Google Form on PC and mobile are very similar. For the sake of this article, we’ll be using PC screenshots for...Read the...

Tumblr Removes All Reblogs Promoting Hate Speech

Tumblr is removing all reblogs promoting hate speech. With a particular focus on hate speech from white supremacists. Furthermore, the social media platform has committed to continue deleting reblogs found to be in violation of its community guidelines. Tumblr Was Late Cracking Down on Hate Speech In August 2018, Tumblr updated its community guidelines. This represented a crackdown on hate speech, violent threats, and non-consensual sexual content. Tumblr was behind the curve on this, with Reddit especially leading the way in this regard. However, due to the way Tumblr works, lots of hateful content appears to have fallen through the...Read the...

How to Connect Mobile Internet to Your PC via Tethering

Need an internet connection for your PC or laptop, but don’t have access to public Wi-Fi? The solution is simple: connect your smartphone’s mobile internet connection to your PC. This process is known as tethering. While tethering with your laptop or tablet may be faster than the public network in your favorite cafe, it can have its own problems. Here’s what you need to know about tethering with Android and how to connect your mobile internet to your PC. What Is Tethering? Tethering is the term for connecting your mobile device to your computer so your PC can get online...Read the...

The Best Google Search Cheat Sheet: Tips, Operators, and Commands to Know

How many times have you searched Google only to get a bunch of incorrect or unrelated search results that you wish you could filter out? Well, with a few search shortcuts, you can narrow down your search results and always get the exact results you’re looking for. You’ll find these shortcuts in our Google Search cheat sheet below. It contains various search tips, operators, and commands to help you filter content by site, timelines, context, and more.Download the "Top Google Search Keyboard Shortcuts" cheat sheet now!This will sign you up to our newsletterEnter your EmailUnlockRead our privacy policy FREE DOWNLOAD:...Read the...

5 Free Zoom Alternatives for Video Conferencing and Online Meetings

Everybody wants to know, “What’s the best free video chat app?” The answer is, the one that best fits your needs. Here’s a look at some of the new and free video conference apps that you should be using. When you’re working remotely and conducting video conferences, you need them to be easy to set up, secure, and fast for everyone. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to free video calling apps on both desktop and mobile. Zoom and Skype are always popular choices. But it’s not without its flaws. This guide helps you pick an alternative video chat...Read the...

5 Reasons Why Vinyl Is Better Than Digital for Music Lovers

There’s a reason music streaming services are so popular. Apps like Spotify and Apple Music allow you to access more music than you could ever listen to, all in a single app. They’re clearly the most convenient way to listen to music. However, that doesn’t make them the best option. In most cases, vinyl is the best way to listen to music. The experience of putting a physical record on your vinyl record player, dropping the needle down, and enjoying listening to the music is unparalleled. Don’t believe us? Here are the reasons why you should listen to vinyl… 1....Read the...

You Can Now Turn Video Chats Into Podcasts Using Anchor

Anchor has launched a new video-to-audio conversion feature which lets you turn your video chats into audio podcasts. This means that you can hang out with friends on Zoom or Google Meet (now free for everyone) and record a podcast at the same time. How to Turn Your Video Chats Into Audio Podcasts Anchor, an all-in-one podcasting platform owned by Spotify, announced the new feature on Medium. And it claims the feature works with almost all of your favorite video chat apps. Essentially, if you can record your video chat, Anchor can convert it into audio. All you need to...Read the...