Disney Selects Impossible Burger Over Beyond Meat

Having experimented with name-brand vegetarian, replica meat the last two years, Disney has inked a deal favoring Impossible Burger over Beyond Meat. It’s a fascinating partnership given Impossible’s well documented supply constraints. However, given my forgettable Beyond Burger at Coronado Springs last July, a texture change-up could be in order and it’s not like Disney … Read more

Ratatouille “Shirt Crawler” Revealed Ahead of EPCOT Ride Opening

As EPCOT’s historic transformation continues and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure nears its summer opening, the FCC has revealed that a pair of remote controlled “shirt crawler” toys are en route. Coming in both Remy and Emile models, based on the Disney Pixar film, the shirt crawlers are bundled with a small cheese remote control. And, under … Read more

New Apple TV Revealed by Target

By way of 9to5Mac, we now know a new Apple TV is en route. According to Target’s inventory system, anyhow. Last updated about 2.5 years ago, the streamer is probably due for a refresh. And, while not the most powerful version, my 1080p aTV struggles with Apple Arcade — so a processor bump seems like … Read more

First Look: Wyze Band with Alexa

As initially revealed by the FCC back in November and formally disclosed this week, the upcoming Wyze Band is described as: a wrist-wearable smart home assistant and activity tracker. Wyze Band will allow you to control Wyze devices with a tap and using Alexa Built-in, any number of Alexa-enabled devices. It also tracks steps, heart … Read more

Decent TiVo Savings This Weekend

While I’m drawing down TiVo, for those of you who remain fully ensconced within their ecosystem, the DVR pioneer is promoting two pretty decent accessory deals for Presidents Day. What caught my eye first is the new TiVo Lux remote for all of $40. This is an economical way to bring voice capabilities (and backlighting!) … Read more

Eufy Battery Video Doorbell First Look

Eufy’s highly regarded video doorbell has just been joined by a new battery-powered version. As with the existing wired doorbell, the new model exceeds Ring (on paper) with 2K video resolution. Further, there is no cloud storage to contend with in terms of additional fees or privacy concerns. However, whereas the original Eufy stores 4GB … Read more

ecobee Launches Air Filter Subscription Service

ecobee has just launched an air filter subscription service (as you know who foretold). Starting at $13 a filter, ecobee will ship you an appropriately sized HVAC filter of your preferred MERV/MPR/FPR rating. And, of course, the subscription will be synced to smart thermostat reminders. While it seems to be something of an anomaly to … Read more

Before Disney+ Streaming There Were Moviebeam Downloads

Cord Cutters News recently asked, “What was your first streaming player?” And, as one might expect, quite a few “civilians” replied with Roku devices. But all sorts of digital video products and services pre-date the very first Netflix streamer and it’s fascinating to reflect upon the various technological and corporate arcs. For example, one of … Read more