The world is a strange, serious, and often stupid place. Fortunately, we have comedy to help us make light of things when they threaten to overwhelm us. We’re not talking only about sitcoms or funny movies here, but also the growing range of comedy podcasts available to listen to on your smartphones and computers. Many of these are excellent, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best comedy podcasts available right now. Whether you like your comedy to involve sketches and silly routines, or whether you prefer it to intersect with politics, culture and other areas, this list should get you laughing again. … [Read more...] about The best comedy podcasts right now
“We did go through a number of names and the name is important as much for the personality that it creates around the persona than is this computer-based voice computer in the cloud. But there’s computer science behind it, too,” Limp said. “If any of you have Echoes, you know that it only wakes up when it hears the word “Alexa,” and the phonics of that word and how that word is parsed and the fact that it has a hard consonant with the ‘X’ in it, is important in making sure that it wakes up only when it’s asked for. And so, a combination of those two things allowed us to kind of narrow in on Alexa.” … [Read more...] about What is Amazon’s Alexa, and what can it do?
For quite some time, one of the biggest problems with multifunctional pressure cookers is that they lacked the ability to prepare dry and crunchy foods like french fries and breaded chicken. Enter the Ninja Foodi — a pressure cooker with an additional lid for air frying, baking, and roasting. Instant Pot, perhaps the most popular name in pressure cooking devices, also came out with its own combination pressure cooker and air fryer: The Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer. … [Read more...] about Instant Pot Duo Crisp vs. Ninja Foodi
Asus TUF GTX 1650 Ti Gaming Laptop — $600, was $800 Let’s face it: Students love to game after class, and just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a good gaming laptop. The 15-inch Asus TUF offers all the best elements of a modern gaming laptop including a sized-up 15.6-inch 1080p display, a reasonable weight so it’s not too bulky to lug around campus, and a discrete GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU for when it’s time to get your game on after your studies. And with 256GB of solid-state storage, you’ve got some high-speed space for your productivity software, assignments, music, and — of course — your game library. … [Read more...] about These are the best cheap student laptop deals for November 2020
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti — Extended Test Suite and CPU Scaling As with the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 review, our second suite of gaming benchmarks includes four newer games from 2020, and it's run on two additional CPUs, the Core i9-10900K and the Ryzen 9 5900X. These are pretty much the three fastest gaming CPUs currently available, and other options (e.g., the Ryzen 9 5950X or Core i9-10850K) wouldn't change the overall picture much. Actually, outside of a few games, the CPU doesn't really matter too much. Core i9-9900K remains plenty powerful, so if your primary focus is gaming and you already have a fast Intel 8th or 9th gen Core i7 or better — or an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or better — you won't miss much. … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition Review: Ampere for Only $399