Smart home tech is everywhere these days -- and smart lights that you can automate and control from your phone or with voice commands are one of the best ways to jump on board the bandwagon. And, with lots and lots of new connected lighting products hitting the market in 2019, you've got more options than ever. Even better: the uptick in competition means that you've got plenty of options that are easy to afford, too. That includes $8 smart bulbs, color-changing bulbs for less than $25 each and dimmable smart switches and nifty new lighting accessories for less than $50 apiece. If you're willing to splurge, smart statement pieces from names like Nanoleaf and Lifx promise to cover your walls in color, too. By the way, expect to see more of those by the end of this year. All of those options mean that you've got a lot of products to sort through once you're ready to make the upgrade -- and that's where we come in. Whether it's bulbs, wall panels, switches, … [Read more...] about Best smart lights of 2019
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. PDF files are everywhere, from emails to scientific papers. They’re pretty useful when you want to send a bunch of scanned documents or a contract. That’s why it’s always handy to know a nice convertor that can turn any file into PDF or vice versa. Meet with experts in finance, blockchain, and business Don’t miss Hard Fork Summit in Amsterdam Get tickets There are plenty of tools like Zamzar and PDF.to that’ll help you convert your files. Here’s how you can do it: Zamzar: Head to Zamzar.com on your desktop. Add the files you want to convert to PDF by clicking on Add files. Select the format you want to convert these files to. Click on Convert Now. You can download these files or get them sent to your inbox. For premium users, the company offers paid plans that let you convert files of up 2GB size and … [Read more...] about How to convert a PDF to any format (and back)
Netflix, Crave, Amazon Prime, Spotify, YouTube Premium, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, PlayStation Plus, Nintendo Switch Online are all the services that I currently subscribe to. Are you in the same boat as me, feeling like you currently have too many subscription services in your life? The worst thing about it is that I don’t know what I could possibly get rid of, Netflix Originals and HBO (via Crave) feel vital, and I use Amazon Prime to ship things to me very quickly. YouTube Premium allows me to download content on YouTube, a feature I love, Xbox Game Pass Ulitmate comes with so many games, and PlayStation Plus lets me play games with my friends. Lastly, with the Nintendo Switch Online I typically only use it to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and lose against kids half my age. While I understand that each month this is costing me nearly $100 (I have the highest tier of Crave and Netflix), I still somehow feel like I need them all. And with Disney+ coming to Canada very soon, you … [Read more...] about Are you experiencing platform subscription fatigue?
Disney has revealed that its Disney+ streaming service will offer 4K resolution and simultaneous streaming to up to four devices at no additional cost. Subscribers will also be able to create up to seven user profiles within a single account. The information came during interviews with executives at Disney’s biennial D23 fan event in Anaheim, California, according to CNET. Earlier this week, Disney confirmed that Disney+ will launch in Canada on November 12th, the same day it debuts in the U.S. The service will be offered in a single all-in-one subscription of $8.99 CAD/month or $89.99/year. Therefore, users won’t have to pay extra to receive additional device streaming or the ability to stream content in 4K. By contrast, rival Netflix only offers streaming in 4K and on a greater number of devices as part of its most premium subscription. In Canada, Netflix’s highest tier subscription costs $16.99/month and nets you 4K and streaming to a maximum of four devices. … [Read more...] about Disney+ to offer free 4K, simultaneous streaming to four devices