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Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 review: An extra-dimensional sense of well-being

Seeing the exact path to a more secure home. When people think of video doorbells, they probably think of Ring first. There's a good reason for that. Ring's name has become synonymous because of its pivotal contributions to the home security industry — including some of the best smart doorbells — and for the lessons in privacy we've learned from the company's missteps over the years. Ring Doorbell Pro 2 is the culmination of Ring's impressive motion detection technology research and introduces a brand new concept to video doorbells: 3D motion detection. 3D Motion detection enables the video doorbell to see motion and understand where that motion is happening in viewable space. Ring Doorbell Pro 2 is the debut Ring product with this feature, swapping out the passive infrared sensor that Ring has used for years with a brand new radar sensor. In conjunction with the brand new, higher-resolution camera, this new sensor creates the most accurate view of motion yo

Facebook's latest tool gives you greater control over your News Feed

It is also now easier than ever to access the "Favorites" tool. What you need to know Facebook has rolled out new features to give users more control over their News Feed. The new Feed Filter Bar makes it much easier to access the "Favorites" and "Recent" filters. Android users can now access the Feed Filter Bar when they scroll up on News Feed. Facebook has introduced a new tool that will give its users greater control over what they share to News Feed . Users can now adjust who can comment on their public posts on Facebook. The social networking giant, which owns two of the best Android messaging apps , says the new tool will enable users to "further control how they want to invite conversations onto their public posts and limit potentially unwanted interactions." It is also now easier to sort and browse News Feed, thanks to the new Feed Filter Bar, which can be accessed by scrolling up on News Feed in the Facebook Android app. Th

No Man's Sky Expeditions update introduces a seasonal game mode

No Man's Sky just keeps getting better and better with each new update. What you need to know Hello Games released a new update for No Man's Sky called Expeditions. Expeditions has players completing community tasks together, and these will change seasonally. The update is live today and is free for all existing players. Just over a month after the Companions update turned No Man's Sky into Jurassic Park , Hello Games has released a new major update for No Man's Sky called Expeditions, free to all existing players on PS4 and PS5 . As of today, Expeditions introduces an all-new game mode that will change with the seasons. According to the announcement , players will now start off on the same planet and embark on community expeditions. Travelers will be able to keep track of these milestones and challenges through the Expedition planner, and rewards vary from a new jetpack, an exclusive ship, a new weapon, and much more in the coming weeks. Expedition mode

Using your Chromebook with a monitor, mouse and keyboard is easy!

One of the most wonderful things about Chromebooks is how simple they are — you don't have to buy additional accessories to make them work. They just do most of what people want out of the box. But perhaps you have additional needs like using a larger external screen, necessitating having an external keyboard and mouse in the process. Now that so many of us are working from home , it's worth investing in a proper workstation setup to help your productivity and give you more screen space to spread out your work. Here's how to use a Chromebook with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to get the best experience on Chrome OS. Jump to: Hubs and Docking Stations Monitor Mouse Keyboard Hubs and Docking Stations: Are you going wired or wireless? While most of the best Chromebooks have ample USB ports for plugging in all your peripherals, HDMI is becoming harder and harder to find on Chromebooks. However, that's okay because all USB-C Chromebooks can add on a second

Genshin Impact is coming to PS5 soon with DualSense support

The world of Teyvat will look even better when it lands on PS5. What you need to know Genshin Impact is a popular free-to-play fantasy RPG on PlayStation. Developer miHoYo released a new trailer to announce it is coming to PS5 very soon. The PS5 version of Genshin Impact will feature enhanced visuals, faster loading, and DualSense support. It looks like Genshin Impact is finally launching on PS5 soon. Developer miHoYo released a new trailer to announced the PlayStation 5 version, and PlayStation's Twitter went on to confirm that the game will feature enhanced visuals, faster loading, and DualSense controller support. This makes it another title on the growing list of PS5 games that support DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers . Genshin Impact first released in September 2020 and became wildly successful shortly after. The free-to-play RPG is set in the fantasy world of Teyvat and features an art style pulled straight from anime. There are over 30 playabl

We'll show you how you can change or disable the OnePlus Shelf

Ever since the Google Discover feed debuted, OnePlus fans have been begging to ditch the company's Shelf alternative in favor of the Android standard. Still, it wasn't until the OnePlus 8 series that this even became an option. With the OnePlus 9 series, users can access both the Google Discover feed and the OnePlus Shelf simultaneously, but not everyone wants that either. You see, the way you access the OnePlus shelf is via a pull-down gesture in the middle of your screen, but it's not immediately apparent that it is the way it's supposed to be. Some would prefer to just use that gesture as a way to reach the notification and settings shade better, and the good news is that now, you can set yours up to do just that. We'll show you how to disable OnePlus Shelf and enable notification gestures on your new OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro. How to enable notification pane pull-down gesture on OnePlus 9/9 Pro Press down firmly on your OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro's home screen . T

Huawei's sales continued to rise in 2020, despite U.S. sanctions

2021 is expected to be an even more challenging year for the company than 2020. What you need to know Huawei has announced its financial results for 2020. The company's revenue increased 3.8% YoY, while profits were up 3.2% YoY. Huawei's consumer division managed to increase its revenue by 3.3% in 2020, but smartphone sales are starting to fall even in its home market. As almost everyone is aware, 2020 was a tough year for Huawei. Despite all the challenges , however, its latest financial report reveals the company performed better than expected last year (via The Verge ). The company posted 891.5 billion yuan ($136 billion) in revenue for 2020, an increase of 3.8% YoY. Similarly, net profit increased 3.2% YoY to 64.6 billion yuan ($9.86 billion). Unsurprisingly, the annual report notes revenue from the Americas tumbled 24.5% last year. Even though its market share in the west fell significantly, sales in China jumped 59% YoY. In fact, nearly 66% of Huawei's to

Wear OS may have a serious Google Pay problem on the horizon

The old Google Pay app is being prepped to die next week , at least in the U.S. Last month, Google sent out a notice to users of its payment app that it's killing off many of the features that allow it to function. While a select few features will remain — like contactless payments — the old Google Pay app as we know it is effectively dead as of April 5. Google is shifting focus solely to the new, redesigned application, which first launched in India four years ago . That particular version of the app is now becoming the de-facto option globally, and we can walk you through how to download and set up the new Google Pay . Unfortunately, there's one glaring problem that the change might prompt, and that has to do with Wear OS. The new version of Google Pay brings welcome changes with a refreshed UI, but unfortunately, one of these changes has the potential to break the Wear OS app. One of Google's changes with the new version is that the app is tied to your phone numbe