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Make your lights smart with switches, not bulbs

Smart lighting is everywhere, but it's cheaper and less hassle to replace your switches, not each individual bulb. Here's the best choices, and why.


109: Malware has joined the conference call

This week Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about Zoom Malware, the Nintendo Switch Lite, Zach's social media detox, the 12" Macbook (RIP), and more!


Goodbye (for now)

The end of the line for Recharged 1.0 is here, but it doesn't mean goodbye forever. Thank you, again.


The pursuit of the perfect username

Getting a username you actually like is harder than ever, and Twitter has a plan to fix that.


Black Friday Hellscape Week

The only way to win at Black Friday is not to play.


Google Assistant goes to work

Google finally realizes that its smart Assistant features will be useful at the office, and it's in a prime position to dominate the space.


Please read: Saying goodbye to Recharged

A personal message from Owen, about your subscription and the future of Recharged. Oh, and a bunch of stuff about Stadia, too.


Will millions in funding ruin 1Password?

1Password raised $200 million in funding after 14 years of independence. We try to answer the question: will this ruin the company, or make it even better?


After years of gaslighting, Apple listens

Hot take: Apple is touting that it's listening to user concerns after years of pretending that there's nothing wrong with its MacBooks, and we shouldn't trust them at their word.


Firing up the photocopiers

Facebook’s copying yet another popular app, with the same old playbook.