SmartTechCheck Podcast Ukrainian crisis, role of technology

We discuss the role of technology in the Ukrainian crisis and how it might play how it might ultimately influence the outcome.

Watch this episode here on YouTube.

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Review of the Tineco Pure One S12 Stick Vac

Tineco’s Pure One S12 stick vac is loaded with features that make it a pleasure to use. When compared to the more than half a dozen stick vacs I’ve been using over the last year — Anker Eufy HomeVac S11 Infinity ($299), Dyson V15 Detect ($699), LG CordZero A9 Ultimate ($599), Miele TriFlex HX1 ($499), Proscenic P10 Pro ($199), Raycop Omni Air ($299), Roborock H7 ($499), Tineco Pure One S12 ($499) — it comes up just short of my top cordless stick vacuum pick, the entry-level Miele Triflex HX1.

Read the rest of this review here at Techlicious.

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Review of the Roborock H7 Stick Vac

At its current sale price of $359 on Walmart, the Roborock H7 is a reasonable alternative to our top cordless stick vacuum pick, the entry-level Miele Triflex HX1, and a highly recommended alternative to the far pricier Dyson V15 Detect and LG CordZero Ultimate.

Read the rest of this review here at Techlicious.com.

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The 8 Best QLED TVs to Buy Now

It’s easy to buy a fantastic big screen TV that presents a great picture. Up until recently, though, your choice presented a conflict. Some TVs display a deep and precise color picture but aren’t particularly bright. Other TVs deliver an ultra-bright picture, but the image looks dull and washed out.

A new TV tech called quantum dot is designed to bridge this picture quality/picture brightness gap, delivering eye-popping colors, deep blacks, and enough brightness to bring clear TV viewing to even the sunniest room.

Read the rest of this roundup here at Popular Mechanics.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Neil Young vs. Spotify, 5G vs. FAA

Another entertaining podcast with me, and John Quain, and host Mark Vena, in which we discuss the recent removal of Neil Young’s music from Spotify, the Keystone Kops rollout of 5G and Apple’s iCloud sync tribulations.

Watch this podcast here at YouTube,

or listen to it here on Spotify.

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Review of the Miele Triflex HX1 Pro Stick Vac

Vacuuming is a stop-and-go activity. You start, then you stop to pick up something off the floor. You need to move a chair. Someone calls. Your vacuuming is constantly being interrupted. But when you turn off its power to deal with the interruption, what do you do with a stick vac? For most stick vacs, you need to lean it against a wall or furniture. But Miele has completely redesigned its Triflex HX1 stick vac so it can stand up on its own in the middle of the floor.

Read the rest of this review here at Techlicious.com.

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The Best Cheap TVs to Buy Now

Sofasmattresses, perfume, wine—skimp on these and you’re likely to have regrets. TVs, though, can be bought for a low price and happily meet your “good enough” expectations without any buyer’s remorse.

In TV land, cheap usually means a set that costs less than $300, sometimes as low as $150. Except these cheap TVs are likely too small—43 inches or smaller—to satisfy your big-screen viewing desires.

Read the rest of this roundup here at Popular Mechanics.

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The 8 Best Sports TVs for Game Day

Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally one of the biggest TV-watching days of the year averaging 150 million viewers. In anticipation of the game, now’s the perfect time to replace that old TV.

Read the rest of this roundup here at Popular Mechanics.

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Review of the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate Stick Vac

The LG CordZero A9 Ultimate is one of more than half a dozen stick vacuum cleaners that I’ve been testing over the last year or so. Aside from suction power (all that I’ve tested have been good enough for everyday cleaning), it’s the features, functions, and price that provide the greatest points of differentiation. For the CordZero A9, two main attributes set it apart from the competition – one pro and one con.

Read the rest of this review here at Techlicious.

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The Best Hisense TVs to Buy Now

From first-run Hollywood films to binge-worthy series, there’s lots of great stuff to watch at home. Each time you dive into an exciting movie or show, you tell yourself it’s time for a bigger, more immersive home theater TV—as long as it doesn’t cost too much. As you scour stores and sites for the best big-screen TV bargains from all the well-known brands, you may have stumbled across inexpensive models from this unfamiliar company: Hisense. Chances are you probably thought…um, Hi-who? If Hisense isn’t on your radar, if the name seems a bit too…generic, or if the prices seem too impossibly low for a quality TV, I’m able to set your mind at ease. Hisense TVs are the real deal.

Read the rest of this roundup here at Popular Mechanics.https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gear/g38805388/best-hisense-tvs/

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