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Logitech Harmony Express Universal Remote Logitech’s latest universal remote, the Harmony Express, looks minimalist, "with Alexa Built in," instead of dozens of buttons and an LCD screen. How well does it work? Do you give anything up compared to traditional Harmony remotes? Watch the video to find out!
Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys We’ve told you that security keys, like a Yubikey, are the most secure way of implementing 2FA/two step authentication on your accounts. Now Google has turned any Android phone running 7.0 and above into a security key. Find out how to set it up in the video, and props to Krebs On Security for the story!
Battlestation!!! Orin sent in this week's battlestation! He emailed firstname.lastname@example.org, “I thought I’d share my portable battlestation. Laptop w/ 2 Asus ZenScreen MB16AC monitors and 2 iPads. The setup is handy for Search and Rescue when I’m not geeking out watching formula 1.” Check it out in the video!
USB C Laptop Charger Recco Alan needs a new USB C charger for his laptop, and writes, “I've been looking at Anker Wall Chargers but they come at all different Watt ratings. What does USB-C power charging really require? Are there specific (and small) wall chargers you'd recommend?” All the deets - and some warnings - in the video, including our fave Anker USB C charger for laptops. (Wirecutter has a great recco, too!)
Skip The Arsenal Smart Camera Assistant It promises better pictures than the processor inside your camera can deliver, but in our testing, the Arsenal Smart Camera Assistant has some painful issues. (And judging from the app reviews for iOS and Android, we’re not alone.)
Thanks Hak5!!! A big thanks to Hak5 for the studio space! Check out the security and privacy podcasts at hak5.org, then head over to hak5.org/gear/ such and check out the Plunder Bug, “a pocket-sized LAN Tap that lets you "bug" Ethernet connections with USB-C convenience!”
Do Something Analog! Like walk around Scottsdale, Arizona!
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