Save up to $200 on these fantastic Chromebooks for every budget available at Best Buy.
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ASUS has made a bunch of announcements at CES 2021, but one of the most interesting is the latest iteration of its Chromebox. ASUS has been making Chrome OS boxes for a long time now, but this one stands out from its predecessors because of its fanless design. In fact, that design informs the name of the product, which is … Continue reading
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Image: Asus Asus has announced a new fanless addition to its family of Chromeboxes: the Asus Fanless Chromebox. Like Asus’ previous models, the Fanless Chromebox’s compact size is designed to be mounted to the back of a display or desk to save space in size-conscious work environments. Perhaps unintentionally, it also looks almost exactly like a wireless router. The Asus Fanless Chromebox dimensions come out to about 8.15 x 5.82 x 1.26 inches, which gives its aluminum chassis a small, rectangular shape. But the real wireless router aesthetic comes from the ridged design on the top of the box and the two adjustable antennas on the back. Image: Asus The Asus Fanless Chromebox piggybacking on the back of a display. Inside,... Continue reading…
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Japanese firm unveils three new devices, including two powered by latest Intel 11th Gen Core processors.
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Intel has introduced its four new lines of processors designed for a variety of platforms and users, including for education, gaming, and business. The new lineup includes the 11th-Gen Intel Core vPro designed for business, N-series Pentium Silver and Celeron processors for education, and 11th-Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors for gaming. During its CES 2021 event today, Intel took … Continue reading
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Buy the HP 11 Chromebook today at its reduced price of $169 at Best Buy before this early in the new year deal expires.
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Intel's next-generation processors will reportedly be a mix of Rocket Lake-S and Comet Lake-S SKUs
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Using 4th gen laptops and PCs limits the learning process and restrains basic things like word processing, making PowerPoint presentations, and attending video lessons.Here are five laptops for online classes designed for students and come under the budget of $500.The black Friday sale is around, so this might be the best time to get your hands on these laptops.Samsung Chromebook 4 ($299.99)The Samsung Chromebook 4 is a budget-friendly laptop with three storage options – 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.The Intel Celeron 3000N processor and 4 Gigabytes of ram are perfect for everyday tasks.With a price tag of $519.99, Acer Aspire 5 is a beast, and it comes with installed Windows 10 Home and 8GB of DDR4 SDRAM.You can multitask flawlessly and even play some low graphic-intensive games on it.Microsoft Surface Go 2 ($399.99)If you want more than just writing assignments from your laptop, then you should check out Microsoft Surface Go 2.
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Hackers can now reverse engineer updates or write their own custom firmware.
The new Avita Essential is now available in India with an Intel Celeron N4000, 128GB of SSD storage and more.
As we all know what Chromebooks are and their capabilities, so I will not take your precious time on the introduction.The device offers you a 14-inch Full HD touchscreen display, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 48Wh Li-Po battery that can last up to 10 hours on a single charge.The device looks quite decent, and its battery can last up to 12 hours on a single charge.Lenovo Chromebook DuetLenovo Chromebook Duet is a pretty amazing compact-sized Chromebook with a folding fabric cover.The Lenovo Chromebook Duet has a 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen display along with MediaTek Helio P60T processor and a fantastic battery that can last up to 20 hours.It comes with an 11.6-inch or 15.6-inch display with 1366×768 resolution powered by Intel Celeron Processor N4000.It has a USB-C port and a USB-A port along with a 5070mAh battery that can easily last for more than 10 hours.HP Chromebook X2If you are looking for a device that can work as a laptop as well as a tablet, then HP Chromebook X2 is going to be a fantastic option for you.
Intel’s ‘Elkhart Lake’ platforms offers Tremont core, Gen 11 graphics, and rich I/O.
Tiny ECS Liva Q1D & Liva Q1L can drive two monitors and feature two GbE ports
More powerful Pentium and Celeron processors are almost here, and should make for some tasty affordable laptops.
Multi Core Processor Market Report  According to Market Research Future, the Global Multi-Core Processors Market has been segmented based on type, offering, end user, and region.A multi-core processor is a single component consisting of two or more control processing units (processors) that read and execute actual program instructions.In 2000, the first multi-core processor was launched by AMD (Athlon), and Intel Corporation (Celeron).Heterogeneous multi-core processors contains mixing of core types that often run various operating systems which includes graphics processing units.More [email protected] https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/multi-core-processors-market-8248Global multi-core processors market has been segmented into type, end user, and region.By type, the multi-core processors market has been segmented into dual-core processors, quad-core processors, octa-core processors, and hexa-core processors.A quad-core processor is a chip with four independent units called cores that read and execute processing unit instructions such as move data and add data.Octa-core processors are used to carry out advanced tasks which require  with more speed and more accuracy.
  Working from home brings its own set of challenges, but having the right tools on hand can help you stay productive. We've rounded up the best work-from-home tech you can get to set up your home office. Our recommendations include a sharp computer monitor, a comfy keyboard and mouse, as well as an effective webcam and other essentials. We've personally used all these items when we have worked from home over the years. Read more: The best computer monitors of 2020 One of the biggest challenges of working from home is setting up a home office with the right tools, but once you've got everything in place, it's easier to get your work done.   Even if you don't have a ton of space or a dedicated room to turn into a home office, you can still have a comfortable and productive work-from-home setup. All you need is a table, chair, and a few key pieces of tech.  We've compiled this handy list of the best work-from-home tech to help you increase your productivity. The main tech essentials everyone needs to work remotely are reliable internet and a laptop, but we also recommend getting a monitor so you have a bigger screen to work from as well as a decent keyboard and mouse. With these gadgets, you'll feel much more comfortable working than you would if you had to squint over your small laptop screen all day.  Beyond those main tech gadgets, you may also want to get a few more accessories, so we've added others that are enjoyable to have, including everything from headphones and speakers to webcams and smart lights. My colleagues and I have all worked from home for varying lengths of time, and these are the tech gadgets we believe are essential to our productivity when we work remotely. Updated on 3/17/2020 by Joe Osborne, Tony Villas-Boas, and Les Shu: Added several new picks for newly conceived categories. Checked all links and prices for accuracy. This is an ongoing process, and we're updating these links regularly.A wireless mouse for your home office Logitech's MX Anywhere 2S Product Embed: Product Name: Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5eab0528fc593d77c00a3863&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Logitech's Master 3 Model Wireless Mouse Product Embed: Product Name: Logitech Master 3 Model Wireless Laser Mouse Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e7a18e1ba85ee6978411762&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Logitech's MX Master Wireless Mouse is our top pick for the best computer mouse for good reason. It has an ergonomic design that's comfortable to use for hours on end and you can customize the functions of its buttons and the speed of the scroll wheel. I've been using this mouse to work for several months now, and it's helped limit the amount of wrist and hand fatigue I feel at the end of the day. It's also wireless, so it's an excellent mouse to have in your home office setup. — Malarie Gokey, Deputy Editor A cheap Bluetooth keyboard for your home office Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard Product Embed: Product Name: Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e691d5384159f6a00054ed2&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% I've been using Logitech's K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard in the office for almost a full year. I like its compact design and I find the keys responsive for typing. I never use the numberpad on giant keyboards, so I prefer this no-frills option. It's wireless, too, so my small home office setup doesn't look cluttered by a bunch of cables. For about $30, it's an excellent affordable option. — Malarie Gokey, Deputy Editor A gel wrist rest for your mouse Kensington ErgoSoft Wrist Rest Product Embed: Product Name: Kensington ErgoSoft Wrist Rest Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e691f6184159f6d1103d795&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% To limit wrist fatigue, I've been using Kensington's ErgoSoft Wrist Rest. It's essentially a small gel-filled wrist pad that you can position exactly where you need it. The sticky underside keeps it from shifting around on the table, but it's ideal to have the option to angle it or remove it as needed throughout the workday. — Malarie Gokey, Deputy Editor A foldable Bluetooth keyboard Plugable Bluetooth Keyboard Product Embed: Product Name: Plugable Bluetooth Keyboard Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e691ffd54f25c630f4717a6&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% If you have limited space to work from home or you need to pack up your setup and take it with you, a foldable Bluetooth keyboard may be the answer. I've been using this full-size one from Plugable when I'm working from home unexpectedly. At the end of the day, I can easily fold it up and hide it away to regain access to my dining table. — Malarie Gokey, Deputy Editor A smart display Google Nest Hub Product Embed: Product Name: Google Nest Hub with Google Assistant Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5d1bb4c9a17d6c33c85ebef6&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% I like to have a clock nearby when I'm working from home, because I am wont to lose track of time entirely. I also like to have music playing in the background. To address both of those needs, I set up the Google Nest Hub on my desk. Not only does it always show me the time, but it can also play music, do math for me, and answer any random questions I have while working. — Malarie Gokey, Deputy Editor An affordable 27-inch monitor 27-inch Dell FreeSync Monitor Product Embed: Product Name: Dell 27-inch IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e6921a554f25c656a5b86a9&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%Product Embed: Product Name: Dell 27-Inch LED FreeSync Monitor Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e711232c48540797d1e0c52&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Although you can get fancy 4K, curved monitors for hundreds or even thousands of dollars, there are also plenty of decent displays for $200 or less. This 27-inch Dell FreeSync Monitor has a full HD IPS LED screen that should be both big enough and high-res enough for most people's needs. It uses Dell's ComfortView tech to limit reflections, blue light, and other distractions. It's the monitor I have setup for working from home. — Malarie Gokey, Deputy Editor A laptop that can be your WFH warrior for a long time Google Pixelbook Go Product Embed: Product Name: Google Pixelbook Go Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dadcf6f4af9091a0d33d8b5&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Acer Chromebook 15.6 Product Embed: Product Name: Acer 15.6 Chromebook Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e7a1b1f2d654f22a2198f1a&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%Product Embed: Product Name: Acer Chromebook 15.6 Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e711532c485405774664ae9&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% While many might scoff at $649 for a Chromebook, hold that thought until you take a peek at the Google Pixelbook Go's 1080p display, its excellent keyboard, sharp 1080p webcam, and spacious trackpad. For a combination of WFH-ready features such as these within similar aluminum-clad laptops, expect to pay at least $300 more. If you want to save even more, we'd suggest the Acer Chromebook 15, a $325 15-inch laptop with a 1080p screen and just enough performance and space to get you through this stint of working from home. — Joe Osborne, Senior Technology Editor A webcam for acing all of those video meetings Logitech C920 Pro Computer Webcam  Product Embed: Product Name: Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e711340c48540544d356e36&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%Product Embed: Product Name: Logitech C920 Pro Computer Webcam Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e692425e4f9fe72875ecd59&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Logitech StreamCam Plus Product Embed: Product Name: Logitech StreamCam Plus Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e8631d82d654f3e182ddca0&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% If you expect to be holding internal (and outgoing) video meetings for quite some time, and you aren't going for the above recommended laptop, then pick up the Logitech C920. This is a 1080p webcam with an excellent stand for laptops, monitors, and tripods. While this is a plug-and-play option, it's also equipped with enhanced controls and filters for power users. That's a lot of webcam for just under $50. — Joe Osborne, Senior Technology Editor A mousepad with a wrist rest to prevent RSIs 3M Precise Mouse Pad Product Embed: Product Name: 3M Precise Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e692594e4f9fe749766adc8&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Look, there's enough to worry about much less a debilitating work injury preventing you from getting your work done. That's why we're recommending the 3M Precise Mouse Pad, because it's cheap, effective, and will keep your mouse hand comfortable with a wrist rest. Also, its tracking surface is designed for modern optical mice, so you're basically covered from every angle for less than $20. — Joe Osborne, Senior Technology Editor   A comfy office chair to plant your bottom Knoll ReGeneration Product Embed: Product Name: Knoll ReGeneration Chair Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e6926c184159f7747313ee3&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Space Seating Professional AirGrid Product Embed: Product Name: Space Seating Professional AirGrid Chair Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e69277054f25c6dc913d143&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% It's entirely too easy to spend a fortune on an office chair, so while we can personally recommend the Knoll ReGeneration as it's the New York City Insider office's chair of choice, it's also more than $800 for individual pricing. So, may we suggest the far more approachable Space Seating Professional AirGrid? It's a fraction of the price at $175, and offers many similar comfort features. — Joe Osborne, Senior Technology Editor A USB or USB-C hub for all of your gear Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2 Product Embed: Product Name: Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2 Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5cffebecba3a7341ee69b3e5&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% HooToo 6-in-1 USB-C Adapter Product Embed: Product Name: HooToo 6-in-1 USB-C Adapter Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dcd6ce63afd372b2d0fc42d&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Anker 10 Port 60W Data Hub Product Embed: Product Name: Anker 10 Port 60W Data Hub Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e69293084159f7ad83ca4e6&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% If you have a work laptop or even a personal one released within the last two years, chances are that it has one or more USB-C ports. Naturally, chances are if you have a USB-C laptop you have plenty more gadgets and accessories that use traditional USB or some other more legacy form of connection. That's where the Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2 comes in with several ports and passthrough charging. It's also $80 generally, so something like the HooToo 6-in-1 USB-C Adapter could do just as well for less than half as much. For anyone still rocking straight USB ports, we suggest the Anker 10 Port 60W Data Hub for $43. — Joe Osborne, Senior Technology Editor A pair of noise-cancelling headphones Bose 700 Headphones Product Embed: Product Name: Bose 700 Headphones Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e6671f0fee23d11fc252258&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Though working from home likely gives you the freedom to pump up the volume on your speakers, headphones can still come in handy in many home offices — especially noise-cancelling models like the Bose 700s. Perfect for tuning out potential distractions around the house, or intruding sounds from outside, the Bose 700s feature some of the best noise cancellation tech on the market. They're especially well-suited for use during important work calls since the mics can isolate your voice from background noises. The Bose 700s are also our pick for the most comfortable noise-cancelling headphones, so you can wear them throughout the workday without any problems. — Steven Cohen, Technology Editor       A desk for your new make-shift home office Three Posts Lamantia Computer Desk Product Embed: Product Name: Three Posts Lamantia Desk Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e692ac654f25c71b7398a6e&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Foundstone Black Desk (Out of stock until November) Product Embed: Product Name: Foundstone Black Desk Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e86339b671de0345b5abfd4&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Fully Jarvis Electric Adjustable Height Desk Product Embed: Product Name: Fully Jarvis Standing Desk Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5cf55b6d11e20513f206a126&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Parsons Desk Product Embed: Product Name: Wade Logan Parsons Desk Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5ed00391191824181c4cecf5&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Generally speaking, we recommend the Three Posts Lamantia Computer Desk as the best desk for its drawer space, dashing looks, and decent $220 price. However, those looking to save as much cash as possible without working on a box should take a look at the $107 Zipcode Design Folkston Desk. Finally, our favorite standing desk is the Fully Jarvis Electric Adjustable Height, which adjusts electronically to save your back. — Joe Osborne, Senior Technology Editor An affordable smart speaker Amazon Echo Dot Product Embed: Product Name: Amazon Echo Dot Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5d7ba68e2e22af0c477ca8a5&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% My Echo Dot has become an essential desktop companion whenever I work from home. The affordable Alexa device is our top pick for best budget smart speaker, and it packs all of the same digital assistant features found on Amazon's more expensive Echo products into a compact, budget-friendly package. Sound quality can't compete with genuine stereo speakers, but the Echo Dot gets the job done for casual background listening while I work. It's also a convenient tool for setting alarms and reminders, getting quick answers to questions, and receiving news and weather updates. And best of all? Its reliable voice control means you never have to step away from your keyboard.  — Steven Cohen, Technology Editor An UltraWide monitor LG 34WK650-W 34" 21:9 Monitor Product Embed: Product Name: LG 34WK650-W 34 Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e7a1cb12d41c166ec0b0813&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% I had the pleasure of testing out LG's 34WK650-W 34" 21:9 monitor for a few months and it completely opened my eyes up to the benefits of an UltraWide display in a home office. Typically, I work with a 24-inch 16:10 Dell UltraSharp monitor, and it performs very well for most needs. There are times, however, when there's just not enough real estate available on the screen for all the applications I have open. With the UltraWide design of the LG 34WK650-W, however, it's basically like having two monitors in one. Organizing different windows around your screen is a breeze, allowing you to multitask like a pro. The monitor also packs in several advanced display features, like HDR and FreeSync, which make it a fine fit for entertainment and gaming when you're not working. — Steven Cohen, Technology Editor An affordable pair of desktop speakers Logitech Z313 Speaker System Product Embed: Product Name: Logitech Z313 2.1-Channel Speaker System Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e692da884159f01af77c5c3&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Logitech is known for its reliable desktop speaker models, and the company's Z313 are our top pick when it comes to budget computer speakers. The system includes compact left and right speakers, along with a dedicated subwoofer for extra bass while listening to music throughout the workday. Though far from high-end, audio performance is solid for such an inexpensive system, making them a very affordable upgrade from integrated speakers on your monitor or laptop. — Steven Cohen, Technology Editor An ergonomic keyboard Logitech Ergo K860 Product Embed: Product Name: Logitech Ergo K860 Keyboard Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e692e8884159f02b329b436&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% If you plan to be desk-bound, an economic keyboard is essential, and my favorite is the new Logitech Ergo K860. I have used many ergonomic keyboards for the past 25 years, and none have worked as well as this one. I like the elevated wrist support that keeps my hands and arms in proper typing position. The split keyboard does take some getting used to, but after a day, I found myself typing away with minimal typos. The keys are well positioned and require very little travel distance, which means less strain on your hands and wrists. It's wireless, so you can easily move it, and it supports up to three Bluetooth devices — I love the ability to switch between my MacBook Pro, iPhone, and iPad quickly. Since I started using this keyboard regularly, it has lessened my wrist pain. — Les Shu, Senior Guides Editor A portable hard drive Seagate BarraCuda Fast SSD Product Embed: Product Name: Seagate Fast SSD (500GB) Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e6930fb84159f05ff4a629a&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% If you have separate computers for work and home, an easy file sharing solution is to store on a portable hard drive, like Seagate's BarraCuda Fast SSD. In my previous years of testing hard drives, Seagate's are some of the more reliable ones I've used. This particular unit uses solid-state memory, which allows for fast read and write speeds (it can be used for gaming and productivity), and you can toss it inside a bag and not worry about damage to moving parts. The BarraCuda Fast SSD supports USB-C for fast transfer speeds of up to 540MB per second, but it's also compatible with older USB ports, albeit slower. — Les Shu, Senior Guides Editor A desk lamp TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp Product Embed: Product Name: TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5d9f4f47122bd531554a0209&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Whether you're burning the midnight oil or just need extra illumination, this TaoTronics LED desk lamp can add some much needed light. The brightness is adjustable to suit your workspace, and it has a built-in Qi-wireless charger for recharging your phone. For more desk lamp options, check out our guide.  — Les Shu, Senior Guides Editor A conference speaker phone Anker PowerConf Bluetooth Speakerphone Product Embed: Product Name: Anker PowerConf Bluetooth Speakerphone Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e6931c5e4f9fe0664055333&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Unless it's a quick call, I'm not a fan of using headsets or putting a phone against my ear for long hours. I also don't like terrible sounding speakers on my phone or laptop. The solution I've been using is the PowerConf Bluetooth Speakerphone from Anker. Yes, it's designed for group conferences, and it's portable, so you can take it on the road. But I like the sound quality it produces and that it has six microphones, so it can pick up my voice clearly regardless of where I am in the room. — Les Shu, Senior Guides Editor A multifunction printer Canon Pixma TR4520 Printer Product Embed: Product Name: Canon Pixma TR4520 Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5deeb00dfd9db207117b8cc5&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Whether you need to print, scan, copy, or even fax, the Canon Pixma TR4520 is an affordable all-in-one that does all those things. It's small enough that it doesn't take up a lot of space, and it has high-end features like two-sided printing and an automatic document feeder for multi-page scanning. For more affordable printer options, check out our guide. — Les Shu, Senior Guides Editor A micro-bead mouse wrist rest to keep you RSI free IMAK Cushion Ergobeads Wrist Rest Product Embed: Product Name: IMAK ErgoBeads Mouse Support Cushion Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5f4023991918243a0c7d5a38&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% I have a confession to make: I've been using the same Imak ErgoBeads wrist rest featured here for an undetermined amount of years. I've washed it regularly, of course, but let's just say it's not something I would let go of as a hand-me-down. This thing is the definition of computing comfort, in my opinion, and there are bundles that include a wrist rest for your keyboard. There's something about beads that perfectly contour to your wrist and feel like a down pillow underneath it. Don't make this tough time even worse with a repeated stress injury —  trust me, I know from experience. — Joe Osborne, Senior Tech Editor A strange-looking mouse that's worth the risk Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse Product Embed: Product Name: Logitech MX Vertical Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5f40259d5fa9a46bf609b8de&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% The Logitech MX Vertical looks odd, and feels even stranger when you put your hand on it. But after a few days, using it becomes second nature, and it's noticeably more comfortable than normal mice, especially if you use computers all day. I had an MX Vertical I left at BI's NYC office before the pandemic, and I ventured back into the city from the safety of my suburban home during the pandemic to get it back for my home setup. — Antonio Villas-Boas, Senior Reporter Nothing beats a classic mechanical keyboard Durgod Taurus K310 Mechanical Keyboard Product Embed: Product Name: Durgod Taurus K310 Mechanical Keyboard Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5f4026ff505f5338371d119a&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% I used the Durgod Taurus K310 mechanical keyboard for typing, and I absolutely love it. It has a classic mechanical look and feel, and it's a dream to type on. I have the "Cherry MX Silent Red" switches on mine, which means it's very quiet for a mechanical keyboard, which are typically loud. It has the Windows logo on the Command key, but it's equally compatible with MacOS devices, too. I like having the number pad on my keyboards, but it's also available in a smaller option without the number pad called the Taurus K320. — Antonio Villas-Boas, Senior Reporter     Don't settle for a cheap, flimsy office mouse pad Steelseries QCK Heavy Mousepad Product Embed: Product Name: Steelseries QcK Heavy Mousepad Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5f40293c3ad861118e3737fd&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% I initially wanted a larger, thick mouse pad for PC gaming, but I'd find it difficult to be productive without the Steelseries QCK Heavy mousepad. Indeed, it's about twice as thick and twice as large as a standard cheap office mousepad, the cloth feels premium and smooth, and it's washable. It gives you a lot more room to swing your mouse around comfortably, and it makes a surprisingly positive impact on your comfort without needing to spend very much. — Antonio Villas-Boas, Senior Reporter       A worthy alternative to Bose's noise-cancelling headphones Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones Product Embed: Product Name: Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5f402aa4de1e9615a2357d97&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% The Bose 700 are featured in this guide as ideal home office noise cancelling headsets. But I'd urge anyone to take a look at the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones. They're slightly more comfortable than the Bose, in my opinion, and their customizable sound means I enjoy my music more than I do with the Bose, too. Noise cancelling is about as good, and they're $50 cheaper than the Bose, too. Plus, they dramatically reduce ambient noise for better phone calls, and there's no need to switch between your computer and your phone, as they can connect to both devices at the same time. — Antonio Villas-Boas, Senior Reporter
You can block emails on iCloud using an inbox "Rule." When you block an email address on iCloud, any email you receive from that address will be automatically moved to your Trash folder. To block emails, you'll need to use the iCloud website — you can't use the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If your iCloud inbox is being spammed with messages from a particular sender, you can block all messages from that email address. This can come in handy for dealing with a newsletter you can't seem to unsubscribe from, for example.  The only downside: You can't set up email blocks in the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad; you need to do it in a web browser on your Mac or PC.  Check out the products mentioned in this article: Apple Macbook Pro (From $1,299.00 at Apple) Acer Chromebook 15 (From $179.99 at Walmart) How to block emails on iCloud 1 Open iCloud's website in a browser and log in with your Apple ID. 2. Click "Mail." 3. At the bottom left of the Mail screen, click the Settings icon, which is shaped like a gear, and then click "Rules…" from the pop-up menu.  4. In the Rules tab, click "Add a Rule…" 5. In the "If a message" section at the top of the dialog box, choose "is from" and then enter the email address you want to block.  6. In the "Then" section at the bottom of the dialog box, choose "Move to Trash" and click "Done." 7. Click "Done" at the bottom of the Settings dialog box. Now any new emails from that email address will automatically go to the trash, so you won't need to see them in the inbox again. Related coverage from Tech Reference: How to restore your iPhone from a backup after resetting it, so you never have to lose your data How to manage your iCloud storage on a Mac computer and buy additional gigabytes How to get iCloud storage on your iPhone, MacBook, or iPad How to change your iCloud password on your iPhone to protect your privacy How to log out of your iCloud account on a Mac computer SEE ALSO: The best MacBooks you can buy Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: July 15 is Tax Day — here's what it's like to do your own taxes for the very first time
Like your computer, the Google Chrome browser comes with its own full set of keyboard shortcuts.  While Chrome's keyboard shortcuts are available across devices, they will differ slightly depending on the operating system you have. There are Chrome keyboard shortcuts for tab and window navigation, browser features and tools, the address bar, and more. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When used, keyboard shortcuts can save users a lot of time.  Google Chrome makes keyboard shortcut use easy, providing a plethora of options for navigating the browser.  For some of those shortcuts, the differences between PC and Linux users and Mac users is merely the difference between the "Ctrl" key and the "Command" key. But other shortcuts are more specific to each kind of computer system, so it's important to note which system you're operating on if you want a seamless experience using keyboard shortcuts. If you're using Mac Catalina (or something newer), keyboard navigation is turned on by default in your system preferences, but for other operating systems, you may need to enable it.  If you're ready to start using keyboard shortcuts, here are the Chrome shortcuts available to Windows, Linux, and Mac users. Check out the products mentioned in this article: Apple Macbook Pro (From $1,299.00 at Apple) Acer Chromebook 15 (From $179.99 at Walmart) 26 essential Chrome tab and window shortcuts for Mac, Linux and Windows computers All users Open a new window:  Ctrl  (or Command) + n Open a new window in Incognito mode: Ctrl (or Command) + Shift + n Open a new tab, and jump to it: Ctrl (or Command) + t Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed: Ctrl (or Command) + Shift + t Jump to a specific tab: Ctrl (or Command) + 1 through Ctrl (or Command) + 8 Windows or Linux users Jump to the next open tab: Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn Jump to the previous open tab: Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp Jump to the rightmost tab: Ctrl + 9 Open your homepage in the current tab: Alt + Home Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab: Alt + Left arrow Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tab: Alt + Right arrow Close the current tab: Ctrl + w or Ctrl + F4 Close the current window: Ctrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4 Minimize the current window: Alt + Space then n Maximize the current window: Alt + Space then x Quit Google Chrome: Alt + f then x Mac users Jump to the next open tab: Command + Option + Right arrow Jump to the previous open tab: Command + Option + Left arrow Jump to the last tab: Command + 9 Open the previous page in your browsing history for the current tab: Command + [ or Command + Left arrow Open the next page in your browsing history for the current tab: Command + ] or Command + Right arrow Close the current tab or pop-up: Command + w Close the current window: Command + Shift + w Minimize the window: Command + m Hide Google Chrome: Command + h Quit Google Chrome: Command + q 27 Chrome browser tool shortcuts for Mac, Linux and Windows computers All users  Show or hide the Bookmarks bar: Ctrl (or Command) + Shift + b Jump to the next match to your Find Bar search: Ctrl (or Command) + g Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar search: Ctrl (or Command) + Shift + g Open the Clear Browsing Data options: Ctrl (or Command) + Shift + Delete Windows and Linux users  Open the Chrome menu: Alt + f or Alt + e Open the Bookmarks Manager: Ctrl + Shift + o Open the History page in a new tab: Ctrl + h Open the Downloads page in a new tab: Ctrl + j Open the Chrome Task Manager: Shift + Esc Set focus on the first item in the Chrome toolbar: Shift + Alt + t Set focus on the rightmost item in the Chrome toolbar: F10  Switch focus to unfocused dialog and all toolbars: F6 Open the Find Bar to search the current page: Ctrl + f or F3 Open Developer Tools: Ctrl + Shift + j or F12 Open the Chrome Help Center in a new tab: F1 Log in a different user or browse as a Guest: Ctrl + Shift + m Open a feedback form: Alt + Shift + i Mac users  Open the Bookmark Manager: Command + Option + b Open the Settings page in a new tab: Command + , Open the History page in a new tab: Command + y Open the Downloads page in a new tab: Command + Shift + j Open the Find Bar to search the current page: Command + f When Find Bar is open, search for selected text: Command + e Open Developer Tools: Command + Option + i Log in as a different user, browse as a Guest, or access payment and password info: Command + Shift + m Jump to the main menu bar: Control + F2 Cycle focus to unfocused dialog (if showing) and all toolbars: Command + Option + Up arrow or Down arrow 12 Chrome address bar shortcuts for Mac, Linux and Windows computers All users  Search with your default search engine: Type a search term + Enter Search using a different search engine: Type a search engine name and press Tab Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tab: Type a site name + Ctrl (or "Control") + Enter Move cursor to the address bar: Control + F5 Windows and Linux users Open a new tab and perform a Google search: Type a search term + Alt + Enter Jump to the address bar: Ctrl + l or Alt + d or F6 Search from anywhere on the page: Ctrl + k or Ctrl + e Remove predictions from your address bar: Down arrow to highlight + Shift + Delete Mac users Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in a new tab: Type a site name + Control + Shift + Enter Open the website in a new background tab: Type a web address + Command + Enter Jump to the address bar: Command + l Remove predictions from your address bar: Down arrow to highlight + Shift + fn + Delete (or: Forward Delete or fn-Delete on a laptop) 36 Chrome webpage shortcuts for Mac, Linux and Windows computers All users Open options to print the current page: Ctrl (or Command) + p Open options to save the current page: Ctrl (or Command) + s Stop the page loading: Esc Browse clickable items moving forward: Tab Browse clickable items moving backward: Shift + Tab Open a file from your computer in Chrome: Ctrl (or Command) + o + Select a file Save your current webpage as a bookmark: Ctrl (or Command) + d Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder: Ctrl (or Command) + Shift + d Make everything on the page bigger: Ctrl (or Command) and + Make everything on the page smaller: Ctrl (or Command) and - Return everything on the page to default size: Ctrl (or Command) + 0 Reset page zoom level: Ctrl (or Command) + 0 Windows and Linux users Reload the current page: F5 or Ctrl + r Reload the current page, ignoring cached content: Shift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r Display non-editable HTML source code for the current page: Ctrl + u Turn full-screen mode on or off: F11 Scroll down a webpage, a screen at a time: Space or PgDn Scroll up a webpage, a screen at a time: Shift + Space or PgUp Go to the top of the page: Home Go to the bottom of the page: End Move your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text field: Ctrl + Left arrow Move your cursor to the next word: Ctrl + Right arrow Delete the previous word in a text field: Ctrl + Backspace Open the Home page in the current tab: Alt + Home Mac users  Open the Page Setup dialog: Command + Option + p Reload your current page, ignoring cached content: Command + Shift + r Display non-editable HTML source code for the current page: Command + Option + u Open the JavaScript Console: Command + Option + j Turn full-screen mode on or off: Command + Ctrl + f Scroll down a webpage, a screen at a time: Space Scroll up a webpage, a screen at a time: Shift + Space Search the web: Command + Option + f Move your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text field: Option + Left arrow Move your cursor to the back of the next word in a text field: Option + Right arrow Delete the previous word in a text field: Option + Delete Open your homepage in the current tab: Command + Shift + h Related coverage from Tech Reference: How to update Google Chrome on your computer or mobile device How to clear the cookies in your Google Chrome browser on a desktop or mobile device How to change the language in your Google Chrome browser How to use keyboard shortcuts on your iPad or create your own, to type faster and 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Facebook's dark mode is currently a beta version for desktop and mobile that only some users have access to.  Dark mode is a setting that switches the background of an app to black instead of white, which is easier on the eyes and consumes less battery life. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Many apps and popular websites now count a dark mode feature among its many platform tools. The optional view setting changes the background from white to black, and text from black to white. Dark mode is popular among many people for several reasons. For starters, it consumes less battery because displaying darker pixels on an LED screen takes far less power than displaying white ones.  There are also those who find that it is less straining on the eyes, and many believe that the reduced blue light helps them sleep better — although the jury is still out on the science behind that. On the heels of dark mode's rise across platforms and devices, Facebook is poised to join these ranks. At present, they've released a beta test for a small group of test users and will likely deploy it after several rounds of feedback and adjustments.  If you're a Facebook user who has access to Facebook's beta dark mode, here's how you can enable it on your phone and in the browser.  Check out the products mentioned in this article: Apple Macbook Pro (From $1,299.00 at Apple) Acer Chromebook 15 (From $179.99 at Walmart) How to enable Facebook's dark mode setting on an iPhone  1. In the Facebook app, tap the hamburger menu in the bottom right corner. 2. Scroll down and select "Settings and Privacy." 3. In the expanded menu, if you have the beta test available, you will see the Dark Mode option. Select it to enable the feature.  How to enable Facebook's dark mode setting on an Android 1. In the Facebook app, tap the hamburger menu in the top right. 2. Scroll down and select "Settings and Privacy." 3. In the expanded menu, if you have the beta test available, you will see the Dark Mode option. Select it to enable the feature.  How to enable Facebook's dark mode setting on a computer 1. Go to Facebook.com and log in.  2. In the top right corner, select the down arrow icon.  3. In the dropdown menu that appears, you'll see an option labeled "Switch to New Facebook." Click it.  4. Once you've navigated over to the latest version of Facebook, select the down arrow menu again.  5. Click the toggle next to the Dark Mode option that appears in the account settings dropdown menu.  6. If it's enabled, the toggle will turn blue, and your Facebook background will go dark.    Related coverage from Tech Reference: How to turn on Dark Mode on your Windows 10 computer to reduce eye strain and give everything a sleek look How to turn on Dark Mode on YouTube, to reduce eye strain and make videos stand out on your screen How to turn on Dark Mode on your Mac, to reduce eye strain and give your computer a sleek new look How to get dark mode on the Apple Music app on your iPhone or Android device How to make Google Chrome display in 'Dark Mode' in 3 ways on your Mac or PC SEE ALSO: The best Apple MacBook laptops in 2020 Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak
When you sign up for Uber Eats as a delivery driver, there is a multi-step process that includes submitting to a background check. You may also be asked to upload your license and vehicle registration, if you're driving a car or scooter when you apply to be an Uber Eats driver.  You have to be at least 18 to deliver for Uber Eats, regardless of the delivery transportation method you choose.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Nowadays, many more people are looking for a side-hustle to make some extra money, and one of the most popular jobs is driving for food delivery services like Uber Eats. Uber Eats is a go-to option, not just because couriers are in higher demand with more people working and staying at home. Uber Eats delivery driving lets you set your hours and get paid instantly. As a bonus, the sign-up process is relatively easy and straightforward.  You don't have to go in for multiple interviews or submit a resume and cover letter. All you need to do is consent to a security screening, provide the required documents, upload a photo, and wait to be confirmed. It takes about three to four days for your background check to go through, and as soon as you're approved, you can sign in to the app and start picking up orders. Sign-up requirements differ depending on how you're planning to do your delivery. Cyclists will need to be at least 18 and have a valid government-issued ID. If you're driving a scooter, you need to be at least 19, and — like those signing up to deliver with their car — you have to have a valid drivers' license for that class of vehicle. The age required to drive a car for Uber Eats varies from city to city and specific requirements about the age and make of your car, which you can find on Uber's website. You can fill out the required documentation in any order you like, but Uber recommends that you do them in the order they have them set. The registration process may include different steps depending on what site and computer you're using, and whether you've already got a rider account with Uber.  But if you're thinking about signing up to be an Uber Eats delivery courier, here's how you'll likely do it.  Check out the products mentioned in this article: Apple Macbook Pro (From $1,299.00 at Apple) Acer Chromebook 15 (From $179.99 at Walmart) How to sign up for Uber Eats on the website  1. If you don't already have an account, go to Uber Eats' website and fill in the required information in the static "Sign up now" form.  2. If you already have an Uber account, go to the Uber Eats log in page.  3. Enter which city you want to drive in and an invite code if you have one on the sign-up form.  4. Once submitted, Uber will list the delivery transportation methods available in your area. These may include using scooters, bicycles, cars, and walking. Review the listed sign-up requirements for each. 5. Select the method that is best for you.     6. A checklist of requirements will appear based on which delivery method you choose. Click on each checklist item to review it.  7. Upload any supporting documents or fill out any required online forms, including photo IDs and licenses, vehicle registrations, and background checks.    8. When you fill out your background check, you will likely be prompted to enter your social security number. Only do so if you're sure you're on the secure Uber Eats site. 9. Read and agree to the terms, then hit submit.   Related coverage from Tech Reference: How to delete your Uber Eats account on a phone or computer 'Can you pay cash for Uber Eats?': Yes, but not in the U.S. — here's how to pay for Uber Eats in all locations How to contact Uber Eats in several different ways if you experience an issue with your order How to cancel an Uber Eats order and determine if you'll get a refund What is Uber Eats? Here's what you need to know about the ride-hailing service's food delivery app SEE ALSO: The best pre-made meal delivery services for when you don't want delivery Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
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