Netflix price increase arrives: What that means for existing subscribers

Netflix price increase arrives: What that means for existing subscribers

As of January 14, Netflix in the United States now costs at least one dollar more for each of the three plans offered, meaning the company's 4K customers are now paying $20/month for the service. The company has also increased its plan prices in Canada.

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CDC updates face mask guidance with emphasis on N95 respirators

CDC updates face mask guidance with emphasis on N95 respirators

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published its latest mask guidance update, stating that the public can wear high-filtration respirators like N95 and KN95 masks. The agency didn't go so far as to advise the public to specifically seek out and use these respirators, though it did note that these products offer the greatest level of protection from the virus.

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FaceBit mixes face mask with fitness device

FaceBit mixes face mask with fitness device

Throughout the pandemic, we've seen several companies try their hand at "smart" face masks. The most useful of the bunch may have just been revealed not by a company, but by engineers at Northwestern University. Dubbed "FaceBit" - the engineers behind this project describe it as "Fitbit for the face" - this is not a full mask, but rather a sensor that can be magnetically attached to the N95 and surgical masks healthcare workers already wear.

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This super-strong hybrid particle could upend electronics

This super-strong hybrid particle could upend electronics

Physicists with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have published a new study detailing their discovery of a hybrid particle, one comprised of an electron and phonon combined together in a way that allows them to behave as a single particle. The team refers to this bond between the two particles as "glue," explaining that it is 10 times stronger than any previously discovered hybrid of this kind.

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Galaxy S22 tipped to be Samsung’s most rugged hero yet

Galaxy S22 tipped to be Samsung’s most rugged hero yet

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is expected to launch in the near future, and it'll sport a new ultra-durable material from Gorilla Glass. That's according to notorious leaker Ice Universe, who previously claimed the full S22 lineup will feature glass backs. Whereas the Galaxy S21 series features a plastic back that looks like glass, the S22 will reportedly be made with an ultra-durable Gorilla Glass material.

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How the F-150 Lightning can “share” its range with other EVs

How the F-150 Lightning can “share” its range with other EVs

Ford's F-Series pickup trucks have been the most popular line of trucks in the U.S. for more than 44 years (via CNBC). Among the F-Series, the F-150 is by far the most popular model, as noted by 24/7 Wall Street). As a result of its popularity, it's no surprise Ford chose the F-150 as a platform for its electric vehicle (EV) efforts, which will go by the moniker of the F-150 Lightning.

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Apple’s big 2022 AR headset plans may have derailed

Apple’s big 2022 AR headset plans may have derailed

Only a few days have passed since we last talked about the Apple augmented reality/mixed reality (AR/MR) headset, and we already have more to report. Unfortunately, this time, the news isn't great. According to Bloomberg, Apple's rumored AR headset may be delayed and we may not see it hitting the shelves until as late as 2023.

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Final Fantasy XIV Online sales finally resume this month

Final Fantasy XIV Online sales finally resume this month

Back in December, Final Fantasy XIV Online's latest expansion, Endwalker, was released. In the hours, days, and weeks following that launch, Final Fantasy XIV's servers were crushed by a flood of players trying to log in and play. With many players facing hours-long queues to even just get into the game, Square Enix made a wild decision: it temporarily paused Final Fantasy XIV sales to prevent even more new players from further crippling the servers. Fast forward about a month later, and we finally have a date for when Final Fantasy XIV sales will open up again.

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Dogecoin added to Tesla store

Dogecoin added to Tesla store

In a surprising turn of events, you can now buy Tesla merchandise with Dogecoin. Tesla's website has been updated to reflect this change, and there are a few items listed that now only accept the meme-like cryptocurrency as payment. That's right — the merchandise sold for Dogecoin can no longer be bought with US dollars and requires the customer to own crypto in order to make a purchase.

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The 5 Best and 5 Worst Things About OPPO Smartphones

The 5 Best and 5 Worst Things About OPPO Smartphones

The smartphone market is saturated and innovation is the key for each manufacturer to stand out in the competition. Besides Apple and Samsung, Chinese OEMs have been at the forefront of innovation, and one of them is OPPO, which is leading the charge with innovations in optics and fast charging technologies. In its dedicated approach, through the years, OPPO has been ahead of the curve owing to its focus on R&D and commitment to excellence, which has especially found brand loyalists in millennials and young adults.

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Bollinger has bad news for B1 and B2 EV reservation holders

Bollinger has bad news for B1 and B2 EV reservation holders

Bad news if you wanted one of Bollinger Motors' all-electric B1 SUVs or B2 pickups, with word today that the EV startup is shelving its consumer vehicle roadmap. Announced back in 2017, the Bollinger B1 was to be a marriage of classic Land Rover-inspired styling with a modern electric drivetrain, though - it was later revealed - that matrimony wasn't going to come cheap.

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Liberty Walk has turned the Mitsuoka Orochi into a gorgeous racing machine

Liberty Walk has turned the Mitsuoka Orochi into a gorgeous racing machine

You probably heard of Japanese coachbuilder and automaker Mitsuoka, known for building retro-flavored renditions of modern cars, crossovers, and SUVs. Less than two years ago, Mitsuoka unveiled the Buddy, a modern Toyota RAV4 that resembles an old K5 Chevy Blazer.

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