• How to Monitor MySQL Server Activity With a Grafana Dashboard
    by James Walker on August 17, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Grafana is a popular open-source observability solution that lets you visualize metrics on graphical dashboards. Grafana has connectors for a broad selection of data sources including time series databases, search engines, and individual applications. In this article you’ll learn how to use Grafana to set up simple monitoring for a MySQL database server using the official Grafana Cloud integration.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Should You Turn Up the Transmit Power on Your Wi-Fi Router?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on August 16, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    If you’re struggling to get good Wi-Fi coverage in your home, it would seem intuitive to turn up the transmit power of your Wi-Fi router. Before you do, read this.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • The New EV Tax Credit Is a Total Mess
    by Cory Gunther on August 16, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    For those unaware, the electric vehicle tax credit is officially back and bigger than ever. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 changed which new EVs get a tax break and adds a federal tax credit on select used EV sales, but the requirements are more strict than ever. It’s a big complicated mess.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • You Can Put Your TV Outside
    by Joe Fedewa on August 16, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    You may think you need a special weatherproof television to enjoy movies, TV shows, and sporting events in the great outdoors. That’s not true. Any ‘ol TV can be put outside if you’re smart about it. Allow me to explain.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Make an HDMI Cable Even Longer
    by Gaurav Shukla on August 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Standard HDMI cables, also known as passive HDMI cables, have length limitations. They can only be a certain number of feet long before risking performance issues. So what can you do to extend the length of your HDMI connection?Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Connect Your Chromebook to a TV
    by Joe Fedewa on August 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Chromebooks are portable devices that don’t usually have big screens. However, you may want a big screen from time to time, which is when it’s handy to share the screen to a TV. We’ll show you how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What Is Pass-Through Charging, and How Does It Work?
    by Gaurav Shukla on August 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Power banks and USB-C hubs are two convenient but vastly different gadgets. However, they share something in common: pass-through charging. Here’s why it matters and how it can be helpful to you.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What’s New in Windows 11’s 22H2 Update: Top 10 New Features
    by Chris Hoffman on August 16, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Windows 11 is getting its first big update with 22H2, which was codenamed “Sun Valley 2” during development. With Windows 11, Microsoft has moved to a yearly release cycle for major updates, leaving behind Windows 10’s frantic twice-per-year schedule.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Windows 11’s Big 22H2 Update Might Arrive in September 2022
    by Corbin Davenport on August 16, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Microsoft released Windows 11 last year, and since then, the company has been working on the first major update. Multiple reports now indicate that upgrade could arrive in September.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Thunderbird 114 roadmap: Sync, global message index, conversational view and more
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 16, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Thunderbird 102 has just been out for some months, but development on Thunderbird 114, the next major release of the open source email client, is already ongoing. This week, manual updates from Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Thunderbird 114 roadmap: Sync, global message index, conversational view and more appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Relive Iconic 'Harry Potter' Scenes with the New LEGO Hogwarts Express
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 16, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    The ultimate LEGO Hogwarts Express is finally here. Available on August 31st for a whopping $500, the Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition contains 5129 pieces and features several rooms dedicated to iconic Harry Potter scenes.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Why Does a VPN Slow Down Your Internet Connection?
    by Fergus O'Sullivan on August 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    VPNs will bring down your connection’s speed, no matter how much some untrustworthy VPN providers like to claim the opposite. Why does a VPN slow down your connection, though, and are there ways to fix this problem?Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Polestar 6 Brings the O2 Concept Roadster to Production
    by Cory Gunther on August 16, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    We have good news if you were impressed by Polestar’s O2 concept roadster convertible EV. Today, Polestar announced that the concept car will officially come to market as the Polestar 6 Electric Roadster in 2026.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to See How Much Money You’ve Spent on Amazon
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on August 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Most of us have spent quite a bit of money on Amazon over the years, especially during the pandemic. If you’re curious exactly how much money you’ve ever spent on your Amazon account, there’s a way to check the total.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Adidas' Sporty New Headphones Have an 80-Hour Battery with Solar Charging
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 16, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    The latest set of Adidas wireless headphones is purpose-made for gym rats. Called the Adidas RPT-02 SOL, these headphones feature an 80-hour battery life, solar charging, and machine-washable parts. You can order the new headphones today for a cool $229.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Google Meet Will Help You Look (And Sound) Your Best
    by Corbin Davenport on August 16, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Google Meet is in the middle of merging with the company’s other video chat service, Google Duo. While that’s happening, Meet is also adding three new features to improve video and audio quality.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Alienware's New 360 Hz Gaming Monitor Has a Built-in Headset Stand
    by Cory Gunther on August 16, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    This week Dell announced two new Alienware gaming monitors coming later this fall, packing high refresh rates and built-in retractable stands for your headphones. And while we’re not getting a wild 480Hz like its latest laptops, they have a lot to offer for PC gamers.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Can I Reuse My Old Wi-Fi Name and Password on My New Router?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on August 16, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Buying a new Wi-FI router doesn’t have to mean going through a tedious setup process on all your current Wi-Fi devices. Here’s what you need to know about reusing your Wi-Fi name and password.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • A Walmart+ Subscription Now Unlocks 'Star Trek'
    by Danny Chadwick on August 16, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Walmart announced Monday that Walmart+ members will receive a subscription to the entertainment streaming service, Paramount+ for free, starting in September.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How Does an Invisible Selfie Stick Work?
    by Sydney Butler on August 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    You may have heard of a product called the “invisible selfie stick” which, when used with a 360-degree camera, doesn’t appear in the footage at all, creating the impression of a low-flying drone. But how does it work?Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Bundle and Save on Wyze Smart Home Devices Through August 19th
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Now’s the perfect time to bolster your smart home with affordable Wyze cameras. From now through August 19th, the Wyze Warehouse Sales Event is slashing prices on bundled products, including the oh-so-affordable Google Nest Hub bundles.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Stream ‘House of the Dragon’
    by Josh Bell on August 16, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Few shows have been as highly anticipated as House of the Dragon. This prequel expands on fantasy series Game of Thrones, taking place 200 years before the events of that hit show. Here’s how to stream House of the Dragon.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Here’s When Your Samsung Galaxy Will Get Android 13 (One UI 5)
    by Corbin Davenport on August 16, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Google just released Android 13, the newest system update for phones and tablets running Android. It’s already available on Google Pixel phones, but it’s also coming to some of Samsung’s devices as One UI 5.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • The Best Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) of 2022
    by Haroun Adamu on August 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    A power failure is more than an inconvenience—it can knock out essential equipment for hours on end. If you have important electronics that have to keep running when the power’s out, you’ll need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • 10 Hidden Android 13 Features You Might Have Missed
    by Joe Fedewa on August 16, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Android 13 is here. It’s packed with useful features that will make your phone better, although they’re easy to miss. Don’t worry: We did all the digging for you. Here’s what you need to know about the latest and greatest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Das Keyboard Launches a Mechanical Monster for Mac Users
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Finding a modest-looking mechanical keyboard that doesn’t suck is a pipe dream for Mac users. But Das Keyboard’s new MacTigr could break the mold. It’s got premium specs, a couple of unique features, and to our surprise, a very “normal” design.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Das Keyboard MacTigr Review: For the Low-Profile Mac User
    by Marcus Mears III on August 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Modern-day Mac computers are sleek, elegant, and functional. Das Keyboard’s MacTigr seeks to extend that experience to your typing piece, featuring an all-metal chassis, an elegant black design, and Mac-specific controls. Fair warning, it comes with a Mac price tag, too.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Save $20 With a Spotify Premium Annual Subscription
    by Joe Fedewa on August 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Spotify has four Premium plans to choose from, but they’re all monthly subscriptions. The individual Premium plan costs $9.99 per month, which works out to $120 per year. We’ll show you a trick to get a cheaper annual plan.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Ghacks Deals: SurfShark VPN: Multi-Year Subscription
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 16, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Mike reviewed Surfshark's VPN service back in October 2021 and concluded that it offered good options and performance. Now is your chance to grab a 2-year, 3-year or 4-year Surfshark subscription for Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Ghacks Deals: SurfShark VPN: Multi-Year Subscription appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • What Ever Happened to Plasma TVs?
    by Gaurav Shukla on August 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Once regarded for their picture quality, plasma TVs no longer have a place in the market. But what led to the disappearance of this TV technology? And if you’re looking for a plasma TV replacement, what should you get?Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Signal says Twilio data breach resulted in 1900 users' phone numbers being exposed
    by Ashwin on August 16, 2022 at 11:36 am

    A week ago, I wrote an article about a data breach that happened at Twilio. It appears that Signal was impacted by this security incident. 1900 Signal users' phone numbers exposed by Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Signal says Twilio data breach resulted in 1900 users' phone numbers being exposed appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • It’s Okay to Skimp on These 10 Tech Products
    by Tim Brookes on August 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Many believe that if you’re not buying the latest and best version of a product you’re settling for hot garbage, but that’s not always true. In reality, you can save money on a lot of tech products without compromising your overall experience.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • JBL Live Free 2 Review: Great Noise Cancelling, Decent Sound
    by Kris Wouk on August 16, 2022 at 10:00 am

    True wireless earbuds have come a long way fairly quickly. Now, features that you’d have to pay more than $250 for just a few years ago are coming to more and more affordable earbuds. The JBL Live Free 2 are a perfect example, with active noise cancellation (ANC) and an Ambient Sound mode for $150.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Enable MySQL’s Slow Query Log
    by James Walker on August 16, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Unexpectedly slow queries are one of the most common MySQL performance issues. A query that performs acceptably in development can falter when stressed by a production workload.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • First look at ScreenStyler, a Windows customization tool
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 16, 2022 at 7:30 am

    ScreenStyler is a free desktop customization tool for Windows. The program is available as a beta version for Windows right now, and makes use of the established programs Rainmeter and RocketDock. The Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post First look at ScreenStyler, a Windows customization tool appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to Get Started With GitLab’s Rails Console for Advanced Administration
    by James Walker on August 16, 2022 at 6:02 am

    GitLab’s Rails console provides an interactive terminal that lets you directly manipulate data in your GitLab instance. You can use it to extract information, troubleshoot problems, and perform advanced administration tasks that aren’t supported in the GitLab web UI or API.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Get Started Managing a Kubernetes Cluster With Portainer
    by James Walker on August 16, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Portainer is one of the most popular container management interfaces. Although Portainer began by focusing on Docker and Docker Compose, it also works with clusters managed by orchestrators including Docker Swarm and Kubernetes.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What’s the Difference Between GPT and MBR When Partitioning a Drive?
    by Chris Hoffman on August 15, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Set up a new disk on Windows 10 or 8.1 and you’ll be asked whether you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) or GPT (GUID Partition Table). Today we’re explaining the difference between GPT and MBR and helping you choose the right one for your PC or Mac.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Don’t Buy a Wi-Fi Extender: Buy This Instead
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on August 15, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Before you buy a Wi-Fi extender, give some serious consideration to fixing your Wi-Fi woes in a more effective manner.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • 10 Awesome Xbox Series X|S Features You Should Be Using
    by Tim Brookes on August 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Have you finally gotten your hands on an Xbox Series X or S? There’s a lot packed into this Microsoft gaming console, so let’s take a look at the features that will help you make the most of all your new console has to offer.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • 7 Tips to Keep Your Tech From Overheating
    by Benj Edwards on August 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Summer heatwaves are a hazardous time to be a computer, game console, smartphone, or gadget that produces heat. Here are seven tips that will help your electronics survive the hottest weather.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Google's New Nest Wi-Fi Router Embraces the Future
    by Cory Gunther on August 15, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    In June, rumors started swirling that Google was getting ready to finally release an all-new Nest Wifi router that embraces the future by featuring Wi-Fi 6E. Now, it looks like that device just cleared FCC approval, hinting at an upcoming release.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Update Zoom Now to Protect Your Mac from This Security Flaw
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Older versions of Zoom could allow hackers to take over your macOS through a privilege escalation vulnerability. But the latest Zoom update (5.11.5) patches this flaw. If you use Zoom on your Mac, you should update the software now.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Enable Night Shift On Your iPhone for Easy Nighttime Reading
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on August 15, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Bright blue-white light blasting in your face at night isn’t so great for your sleep or general health, but don’t worry; iOS supports color shifting so you can warm up the light of your iPhone for easy nighttime reading.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Rivian Starts Testing Cheaper Dual-Motor Configuration For R1T
    by Cory Gunther on August 15, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Electric vehicle maker Rivian is busy testing a new dual-motor configuration for its popular R1T and R1S electric vehicles. The company recently confirmed these cheaper motors are being winter-tested in the harsh outdoor elements of New Zealand.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Arcade 1Up New 'NFL Blitz' Cabinet Pre-order Available Today
    by Danny Chadwick on August 15, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Today, retro arcade maker, Arcade 1Up, announced pre-order availability for its newest nostalgia gaming arcade cabinet: NFL Blitz Legends. The cabinet features remastered versions of 90s classic games NFL Blitz, NFL Blitz ’99, and NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Apple could start displaying ads on your iPhone
    by Ashwin on August 15, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Apple is reportedly working on a way to display ads on its apps on iPhones. The news comes via a report by Mark Gurman on Bloomberg (paywalled article). Apple isn't the first Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Apple could start displaying ads on your iPhone appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Thunderbird 91 updates to 102 are now enabled for manual seekers
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Thunderbird email client users who have continued to use version 91 of the email program may now upgrade to Thunderbird 102 from within the client. Thunderbird 102, a newer core version of Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Thunderbird 91 updates to 102 are now enabled for manual seekers appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Google's Pixel Watch Won't Have the Battery Life of a Fitbit
    by Cory Gunther on August 15, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    The upcoming Pixel Watch is exciting simply because we’re finally getting a watch made by Google. However, countless rumors have suggested one of the biggest drawbacks will be the battery life, and now a Fitbit app leak appears to back that up.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Stream Every ‘Child’s Play’ Movie and TV Series in 2022
    by Josh Bell on August 15, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    The homicidal doll named Chucky has become a pop-culture icon, with his mix of sarcasm and menace. His films have gone from scary to funny and back again, always with style. Here’s how to stream the Child’s Play franchise.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›