Focusrite debuts its audio interfaces designed for podcasters

Focusrite, the British manufacturer of audio interfaces and recording tools, is introducing a new line of devices designed for home podcast recording. The Vocaster One and Vocaster Two take the key parts of Focusrite’s popular interfaces and tailor them to amateur podcasters and other home audio creators. Focusrite’s Scarlett line of audio interfaceshas been a […]

The TweetDeck Mac app will go away on July 1st

Just a few months after Twitter spent $40 million to acquire TweetDeck in 2011, it launched new HTML5 apps for the browser, Windows, and Mac. Now, with Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter still looming, and an edit button incoming, the web browser version will be all that’s left. Twitter shut down TweetDeck’s Windows app in […]

Get another shot at the PlayStation 5 tomorrow from Walmart

We’re still seeing short or no supply of PlayStation 5 consoles at many retailers and going weeks between new nationwide restocks. Hopefully, this summer will prove more fruitful, and a good (though small) sign is that Walmart has a PS5 event coming up tomorrow. If you’re a Walmart Plus subscriber, you will have the chance […]

Sonos Ray review: a starter soundbar sort of stuck in the past

The new $279 Sonos Ray is the company’s most affordable soundbar yet, and it has two core purposes. The first, like any entry-level soundbar, is to free you from having to listen to your TV’s atrocious built-in speakers. But the Ray is also designed to be an enticing gateway into the Sonos’ multiroom audio platform. […]

Uvalde shows why online threats need to be taken more seriously

A week ago today, an 18-year-old man walked into an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and committed the latest in our nation’s never-ending series of senseless murders. And in the aftermath of that horror — 19 children dead, two teachers dead, 18 more injured — attention once again turned to what role platforms might have […]

Pokémon Violet and Scarlet are launching in November

The next Pokémon adventure is launching on November 18th. Nintendo revealed the release date for Pokémon Violet and Scarlet, the next mainline entries in the series, through a new trailer today. The games were previously pegged to launch in the second half of 2022 for the Nintendo Switch. Violet and Scarlet were first announced in […]

Microsoft’s compact Surface Laptop Go updated with 11th Gen Intel processor

The most compact and affordable entry in Microsoft’s lineup of Surface Laptops — the Surface Laptop Go — is being updated with a newer chip as well as an “improved” webcam and thermals. The Surface Laptop Go 2 is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor (up from 10th Gen in the previous […]

Instagram puts Amber Alerts in your feed to help find abducted children

Amber Alerts are an important tool in helping locate abducted children. They’re authorized by law enforcement and broadcast via TVs, text messages, and other means. Now, Instagram will also push Amber Alerts into users’ feeds with the feature rolling out in the US today and set to be available in 25 total countries “in the […]

MSI announces Titan GT77 with 4K screen and 250W of combined power

MSI’s Titan used to be the company’s highest-performance gaming notebook, rivaled only by desktop-adjacent devices like Alienware’s Area-51m in terms of performance and power. Such devices, while impressive, are a fairly niche product, and the company hasn’t refreshed the Titan line in a few years. Today, at its MSIology press conference, the company announced that […]

Slack adds audio name pronunciations to user profiles

Getting to know your colleagues can be tricky when working remotely, but Slack is adding a handful of new features to its user profiles that should make things a little more fluid. New features include the option to add name pronunciation guides (either by recording audio or adding phonetic spelling); a new pop-up user card […]