Latest stories - Kevin Billings

76 Days Ago   Cartoons are for kids. They're also for college students, teenagers, adults, and anyone with a pulse, really. It's true: animated entertainment is for everyone. Cartoons can educate, entertain, distract, or transport us away to worlds that we could only imagine in our dreams.

98 Days Ago   My first gaming laptop cost $1,500 ten years ago, and that was considered affordable. It wasn't a top-of-the-line model, but it wasn't a slouch either, sporting one of the better mid-tier graphics cards and a reliable processor/RAM combination.

98 Days Ago   As great as TVs are today, the audio leaves a lot to be desired. Most speakers are built into the back or bottom of a flatscreen, which aren't ideal locations for quality audio.

107 Days Ago   4K displays are becoming the norm, with more streaming content available, game consoles running games in 4K, and 4K Blu-rays available for collectors. With all the ways to get 4K content today, you'll need a TV that's up to the task.

115 Days Ago   To survive in today's world, a laptop is almost a necessity. Whether you're a contractor using a 2-in-1 to show off floor plans or a college student who needs a Chromebook for class, they make life that much easier.

116 Days Ago   Computer and home theater setups have at least one thing in common: The out-of-the-box speakers that come with both are just not that good. Thankfully, there are plenty of speaker setups to choose from to give your computer's audio that extra punch.

121 Days Ago   At 8:27 p.m. PST on April 23, 2005, a user named "jawed" uploaded a nineteen-second video of himself eyeing some elephants' "really, really, really long trunks" to a two-month-old website.

121 Days Ago   Cutting cable is all the rage, but it's easy to end up paying just as much without it. And while going digital through streaming platforms is convenient, sometimes that just isn't feasible.

122 Days Ago   New year, new deals... well, almost. The thing is, we're still hung up on a handful of bargains on apps in the Mashable Shop from the past 12 months — so much so that we're offering them once again for an additional 19% off their sale prices, provided you enter the coupon code NEWYEAR2019 at checkout.

123 Days Ago   Home security cameras used to be only for the rich and/or famous, but thanks to the democratization of technology and consumer demand, keeping your home safe by spying on it has become affordable for more and more people without Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, or yachts to speak of.

124 Days Ago   Computers may not wear tennis shoes (yet), but thanks to developing artificial intelligence technologies, they're smarter than ever before. Along with those technologies has come a relatively new category of computer science called machine learning, or ML.

124 Days Ago   Here's a fact that would send chills down your spine: electronic devices have officially taken over the human population. By 2020, experts are forecasting that there will be more than four devices for every person on the planet.

125 Days Ago   Face it: Those boots you bought this past Black Friday have already begun to smell something fierce thanks to an unholy union of sweat and bacteria.

125 Days Ago   In 2019, we're resolving to break our expensive Seamless habit. Making meals at home is the best thing you could do for yourself and your wallet.

126 Days Ago   The year may be winding down, but the deals certainly aren't — all the sales on laptops and tablets this weekend prove it. New Year's means heading back to work and school, so there are plenty of affordable laptops that are perfect for either.

126 Days Ago   The past existence of a universal spoken human language has been essentially hypothetical: scientists haven't been able to prove much beyond grammar and sound patterns shared among different dialects.

126 Days Ago   Like that kid from Vine who feigned excitement upon receiving an avocado, many of us will have to flex our acting muscles when we peer into our stockings come Christmas morning.

126 Days Ago   Looking for an OLED TV on sale? You've come to the right place. The 55-inch LG C8 OLED 4K TV is currently on sale for $1,696.99 at Walmart, which is $1,103 off the original price of $2,799.99.

126 Days Ago   The upside to a smart home: life becomes that much easier. Voice controls, plus quick access to the news, weather, music, security devices, and more can streamline home life and even help reduce unwanted stress.

127 Days Ago   If there's anything that can help get you through all the holiday craziness, it's coffee. Considering there's a coffee chain on almost every corner — no matter where you live — getting a cup of joe shouldn't be too hard.

127 Days Ago   Committing to a New Year's fitness resolution would be so much easier if the New Year didn't fall right in the middle of winter, when trudging to the gym in heavy cold-weather gear is a workout in itself.

127 Days Ago   It's a situation you encounter almost every year: once January 1 rings in, you're a few pounds heavier, a few hundred dollars poorer, but a million times more motivated.

128 Days Ago   If you've ever tried to cook a large turkey or roast in your oven for a holiday dinner, you know that it doesn't leave much space for anything else.

128 Days Ago   We're gonna go out on a limb and say that generally speaking, chores suck. (Bold, we know.) But the process of washing windows is particularly aggravating when you factor in unsteady ladders and having to go outside to thoroughly clean both sides of the glass.

128 Days Ago   Apple Store gift card? Please. This holiday season, treat the techie on your list (even if that someone is you) to something with more pizzazz. Something that gets the gears turning and sparks creativity.

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