This Tiny GaN Charger can Handle Most Laptops and a Phone

I’ve been trying to slim down my portable setup during quarantine, because my brain often works in sub-optimal ways. But a new generation of gallium-nitride (GaN) chargers is helping to enable my unhelpful behavior. This Aukey model packs enough power for most laptops, with USB-C and USB-A for easy compatibility. It’s also surprisingly tiny, just […]

The Moon Is About to Have Better Cell Service Than You

NASA Taps Nokia to Install 4G Network On the Moon by Toby Howell NASA announced it’s teaming up with Nokia’s Bell Labs to install a 4G network on the moon, because no one likes getting a “Call Failed” notification when they’re 239,000 miles from home. The backstory: The goal of NASA’s Artemis program is to […]

What Is ‘Fake HDR,’ and Should You Buy HDR Blu-rays?

by Tim Brookes High-dynamic-range (HDR) video is taking off in a big way. Some of your favorite movies are already available with enhanced color and brightness, and look even better than they did in their original theatrical releases. But some remasters have caused critics to cry foul, igniting a debate around technical capability and artistic […]

USB-C Adapter Cables for Charging Some Older Laptops

by Michael Crider I love my ThinkPad T450s. It’s loaded up with cheap RAM, its dual-chamber battery system lets me keep working for an entire day, and the keyboard is freakin’ fantastic. But I’ve kept it on the shelf for a couple of years because I’ve transitioned away from bulky chargers to an all-USB-C mobile […]