New Amazon products, lava lamps, Windows 11, galaxies, Galaxy S22 Ultra, memes, James Bond, spite and new vocabulary. You’ll see that we’ve added a meme to our weekly digest and this week there are some great new words you’ll want to learn. Make sure to check out all of the great information below and click on a headline to get all the details.
- Nintendo Switch OLED hands-on: The best upgrade may not be the screen
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- Uno Synth Pro review: IK Multimedia shows it’s serious about hardware
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- Ring’s Always Home Cam takes flight, new Alarm Pro, more services announced during Amazon event
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- Amazon introduces $60 smart thermostat
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- Amazon Astro could be the robot we’ve been waiting for
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- Echo Show 15: Alexa is getting off your countertop and onto your wall
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- Amazon Glow: Alexa-free gadget helps kids and long-distance family play together
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- Halo View: Amazon’s new $80 fitness tracker drops the creepy mic and adds a color screen
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- Amazon-owned Blink launches its first video doorbell for just $50
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- Honey, I shrunk the keyboard: Logitech’s MX Keys now comes in a Mini version
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- Text message scams are on the rise. Here’s what you can do about it
- Ring’s police problem never went away. Here’s what you still need to know
- Encryption Lava Lamps: The randomness of this wall of lava lamps helps encrypt up to 10 percent of the internet
- Amazon unwraps privacy features as it tries to roll deeper into your home
- Windows 11 setup warns that you aren’t “entitled” to updates on unsupported PCs
- iPad’s new zooming-video feature for Zoom and FaceTime: How it works, how to turn it off
- Google rolls out big updates to Android Auto
- Microsoft Edge update adds tab groups and new shopping features
- Android 12.1 leak shows off iPad-style dock, dual-pane system UI
- You need to disable these Windows 10 settings immediately
- Nuke your Alexa smart home to exorcise all your ‘ghost’ devices
- GM’s new software hub will update your next EV like a smartphone
- Hubble telescope helps find six ‘dead’ galaxies from the early universe
- 2022 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban gain Google built-in and expanded 6.2L V8 options
- Every Amazon Echo wake word that isn’t Alexa — and what they do
- FCC is laser-focused on erasing the digital divide and crushing robocalls
- EU may force Apple to add USB-C ports to iPhones
- New iPhone 13? How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone
- The Galaxy Note is back, it’s just going to be called the “Galaxy S22 Ultra”
Each week we’ll share a meme that we find thought provoking or just plain funny.
- The Gravity-Defying Mail Jumpers of Lake Geneva
- Find out why your smoke detector keeps going off and how to stop it
- When the Stars of Titanic Helped Pay the Bills for the Last Titanic Survivor
- Amazon says James Bond movies will still be released in theaters
- A Secret History of Venice Is Written on the Walls of Its Quarantine Stations
- Trucking in America: 5 fascinating truths about how your stuff gets to you
- The Real Reason Your Dog Likes to Roll Around in the Grass
- YouTube TV may drop 14 NBC Universal channels over a contract dispute
- Can an Average Passenger Actually Be Talked Through Landing a Plane in an Emergency?
- The National Cathedral Will Replace Its Confederate-Themed Stained-Glass Windows
- Meet the Egyptian Scientists Studying ‘Ghosts’ of the Desert
- The U.S.-Canada Border Runs Through This Tiny Library
- 38 Things Done Out of Spite
- Bone Collector: How Home Depot’s 12-Foot Skeleton Became the Hottest Thing for Halloween
The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the winners.
- Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
- Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid and an a$$hole.
- Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
- Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
- Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
- Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
- Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
- Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.
- Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
- Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
- Karmageddon: It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer.
- Decafhalon (n): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
- Glibido: All talk and no action.
- Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
- Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.
- Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
- Caterpallor (n.): The colour you turn when you discover half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.
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