July 2020


Watch Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ Starting Today on Disney+

Beyoncé’s Black Is King is debuting on Disney+ today. It’s a visual album in which Beyoncé “reimagines the lessons of “The Lion King for today’s young kings and queen’s in search of their own crown. The voyages of Black families throughout time are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love, and self-identity.”


There’s a New Lighting System That Will Help Deer Avoid Vehicles at Night

If you regularly drive in rural areas, where the possibility of hitting a deer is a nightly driving challenge, this bit of info might be of interest. There is a new type of lighting technology that has been substantially proven to reduce vehicular collisions with deer in low-light driving conditions. It’s not available yet, but hopefully, it will be coming soon.


NeoRhythm Neurostimulation Headband Promises to De-Stress, Aid Sleep, Enhance Mental Capacity, and More

The NeoRhythm Neurostimulation Headband is a wearable device that uses non-invasive technology to improve your sleep, improve your focus, help control pain, help you achieve deep relaxation, aid with meditation, and improve your energy and vitality in as little as two weeks of regular use. That’s a lot for one device to promise, right? But can it possibly deliver?



Hinge Health Knee Program Review

As you get older, various body parts may stop working as well as they used to, thanks to injuries, joints deteriorating, or in my case — from carrying too much weight. My employer has a benefit that helps me with this, that is called, ironically enough, Hinge Health. Does it help? Let’s find out.


Livongo Glucose Monitoring Program Makes Living with Diabetes Easier

Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My disease is controlled only with medication at this point, and I am heading in the right direction. However, I decided I needed to take the next step in monitoring my blood glucose levels even though my doctor hasn’t said I need to yet. That’s where Livongo came in, thanks to my employer. Will it help me keep track of what I need to keep my diabetes in control? Let’s find out.


Meater+ Smart Thermometer Deals Make This the Time to Buy, So Don’t Wait Any Longer

Perry and Greg have reviewed and enjoyed using Meater Thermometers. The Meater+ is the company’s latest Bluetooth-enabled thermometer that extends the range from the device to your phone to up to 165′. With it, you can monitor both internal and ambient temperatures while your meat is cooking on the grill or in the oven — without you having to hover. Because one thermometer is never enough, they’re offering substantial discounts when you buy multiples.


OnePlus Nord Astounds with Premium Features at an Affordable Price

If you’ve been paying attention to the build-up surrounding the OnePlus Nord, you know that it is the brand’s latest accessibly-priced smartphone. The Nord is not going to be for sale in the US, but if you can get your hands on one, it doesn’t sound like you’ll be disappointed. The OnePlus Nord was formally introduced to the world this morning during an AR launch event.







Nomad Shell Cordovan Wallets Celebrate American Craftsmanship and Social Responsibility

We’re fans of Nomad. They make excellent cables, comfortable bands for Apple Watch, stylish and efficient wireless chargers, and superior phone cases. They also design and manufacturer beautiful leather wallets. We’ve reviewed a few and have always been impressed. They are now offering a limited edition Shell Cordovan Wallet that reflects their craftsmanship AND social responsibility.



Xiaomi Impresses with Their Latest Launch

Xiaomi may not be the first brand that people in the US think of for smartphones, but they are ranked at #4 worldwide behind Samsung, Huawei, and Apple. Their smartphones have garnered praise from stateside reviewers for having excellent cameras, best-in-class features, and, most importantly, affordability. But Xiaomi makes more than just smartphones; they also sell home, health, and lifestyle products that include routers, fitness bands, LED desk lamps, air purifiers, and electric scooters, to name just a few.


The Best of the 90s Returns with the New Ford Bronco!

So many things were better in the 90s: flannel was cool, and no one blinked if you rocked flannel paired with cargo pants and Converse. The cars were better, too, with actual style instead of the soft rounded edges of today’s SUVs. Ford agrees, and has gifted the otherwise cursed year 2020 with new Ford Broncos!


Lenovo and AMD Announce ThinkStation P620 with Ultra-Powerful AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro Processor

There are fast computers, and then there are FAST COMPUTERS. What you or I might consider fast for a consumer is very different than the needs of an architect, graphic designer, game designer, or any other processor-intensive workload. Lenovo and AMD have upgraded the ThinkStation P620 with the speedy and vaguely threateningly-named AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro Processor, putting absolutely top of the line power into one desktop.