Author: Josh Spires

  • Framework, Google partnership = repairable Chromebook, starting at $999

    Framework, Google partnership = repairable Chromebook, starting at $999

    Framework has partnered with Google to produce a repairable and upgradable Chromebook for the North American market starting at $999. The Framework Chromebook uses the hardware from the company’s other laptops and Google’s simplistic and powerful ChromeOS software. The laptop is available for pre-order today starting at $999 for the Canadian and the US markets […]

  • Framework Laptop gains Ethernet with new expansion card

    Framework Laptop gains Ethernet with new expansion card

    Framework has released its Ethernet expansion card for the Framework Laptop this week, after receiving an overwhelming number of waitlist requests. This marks the first additional expansion card to be made available to the public. The new expansion port brings 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet to the Framework Laptop that previously was only capable of Wi-Fi or […]

  • LTT Screwdriver comes close to the top in Project Farm testing

    LTT Screwdriver comes close to the top in Project Farm testing

    Now that the LTT Screwdriver is in the hands of the very first customers, reviews and tests are starting to release. Today we’ll be looking at comparison from Project Farm that sees the LTT Screwdriver compete with thirteen other ratcheting screwdrivers. The LTT Screwdriver has been years in the making, with many challenges that were […]

  • Spotify is the latest major app to support Android Material You icons

    Spotify is the latest major app to support Android Material You icons

    Over the weekend Spotify pushed an update to the beta channel of its Android app, adding support for Android’s Material You icons. Making it one of the first major apps to support the new feature, along with Reddit, Whatsapp, Signal, and more. Spotify’s Material You icon Spotify’s Material You icon is a simple mask of […]

  • Ssupd launches Meshroom S SFF case, built on the Meshlicious

    Ssupd launches Meshroom S SFF case, built on the Meshlicious

    Ssupd recently launched its latest case, Ssupd Meshroom S, with a number of improvements and feature upgrades over the popular Meshlicious. The case comes in at 14.93 litres and continues the 360-degree ventilation trend of the Meshlicious. Meshroom S’s big features The Meshroom S has received a slight bump up in size from the Meshlicious, […]

  • Framework Laptop now available in Australia, from $1,079

    Framework Laptop now available in Australia, from $1,079

    After teasing the news last week, Framework has now officially opened Framework Laptop pre-orders in Australia. The laptop is set to start shipping next month, October, and decreased pricing of the 11th Gen Intel Mainboards. Pre-order Framework now Framework’s Laptop is available for pre-order right now. All you have to do is select your configuration […]

  • Framework Laptop is coming to Australia soon!

    Framework Laptop is coming to Australia soon!

    Framework, the creator of the Framework Laptop, a repair-friendly laptop has announced it will expand to Australia next and are currently finalising its logistics infrastructure. Update: Framework Laptop now available in Australia, from $1,079 Framework in Australia In an email newsletter sent out earlier today, possibly only to those that have asked to be notified […]

  • Lenovo’s LEGION brand isn’t a fan of Framework’s 3D printed power button

    Lenovo’s LEGION brand isn’t a fan of Framework’s 3D printed power button

    In a tweet sent out by Framework yesterday, the company shared that Lenovo lawyers aren’t too fond of Framework’s 3D printed case’s power button design, suggesting it looks too similar to Lenovo’s LEGION brand and may cause confusion. LEGION vs Framework’s power button? Taking a look at the tweet and the image shared, Lenovo’s lawyers […]

  • A full list of Android apps with Material You themed icons

    A full list of Android apps with Material You themed icons

    With the release of Android 13, Google has introduced the ability for third-party apps to take advantage of its Material You themed icons first introduced in Android 12. What are themed icons? As an extension of Google’s Adaptive icons standard app developers can now update their app icons to match the theme of an Android […]

  • How to remove Gmail’s new blue theme

    How to remove Gmail’s new blue theme

    Google recently updated Gmail to match its Material You theming giving the email client a blue theme by default, which hasn’t been a favourite for many. Luckily, Google didn’t remove the ability to change the active theme, giving you control over Gmail’s new look. What’s the new blue theme? Gmail’s new blue theme is a […]

  • How to enable Google AdSense Ad blocking recovery

    How to enable Google AdSense Ad blocking recovery

    Google AdSense now features an Ad blocking recovery system, giving publishers a number of options when dealing with readers using ad blockers. This new feature is super simple and fast to implement, so let’s take a look. What is Ad blocking recovery? Google’s latest tool for AdSense, Ad blocking recovery (ABR) allows publishers to use […]

  • 3D printed PC case, 4 months later: how it’s holding up

    3D printed PC case, 4 months later: how it’s holding up

    Around four months ago I 3D printed a small form factor (SFF [ITX]) PC case and have been daily driving it since. Today I’ll be taking a look at it for the first time to see how its holding up. Will the 3D printed case adventures continue? A quick overview of the PC If this […]

  • Printables, the best place to get 3D prints online

    Printables, the best place to get 3D prints online

    Printables by Josef Průša and the Prusa team is arguably the best place on the internet to download, upload, and collaborate on 3D prints with the rest of the community. After being in beta for the last few years, under the prusaprinters.org website, Printables was released to the public earlier this year. Since the beta […]

  • Prusa 3D introduces the Original Prusa Enclosure

    Prusa 3D introduces the Original Prusa Enclosure

    Prusa 3D has released an enclosure for its popular Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D printer. The modular enclosure helps to create a stable environment for your 3D printer. For those wondering, a version for the smaller Original Prusa MINI+ is in the works and coming soon. Feature set The heated enclosure allows for improved prints […]

  • Build a Framework laptop, desktop with mainboard availability

    Build a Framework laptop, desktop with mainboard availability

    Framework has made the Framework Laptop‘s mainboard available via its Marketplace, allowing anyone to build their own Framework PC or upgrade their current system. Framework Laptop mainboard You can now purchase the Framework Laptop’s mainboard via the company’s marketplace webstore. All three mainboard models, i5-1135G7, i7-1165G7, and i7-1185G7, are available right now for those in […]