PS5, Xbox Series X|S demand crashes Best Buy online

The PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles today became available for purchase via Best Buy’s online store. And the stock has already dwindled..

The brand announced on their blog that this product release also kicked-off a three-day sale that includes various deals on tech including TVs, laptops, and headphones.

“You don’t even have to change out of your pajamas because these consoles will be sold online only,” Best Buy assured consumers. “Get your completed order only through curbside pickup.”

The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles have caused quite the disruption on the Internet. Yahoo! Money reports that both Best Buy’s and Walmart’s eCommerce sites crashed after becoming overwhelmed with the amount of customers seeking to purchase the products.

Apparently, Best Buy has yet to make a statement as to their current online issues, although other retailers are already pushing out more of the products.

The report additionally states that one GameStop location was blindsided when it received a fresh stock of the consoles without any prior notice. As soon as it was announced that the consoles were available to purchase in-store, a crowd of roughly 40 people made their way to the store. And no, they did not comply with social-distancing guidelines.

But what’s so special about these gaming consoles, anyway?

Tech Radar explains that these next gen consoles are incredibly powerful. They also house new gaming capabilities that make for a faster, more seamless experience. Playing the popular game Fortnite on any of them, apparently, is a whole next experience.

Best Buy will begin selling the consoles in stores beginning 2021.

Surface Duo availability expanding (for better or worse)

Microsoft suggested today that they’d be increasing availability for Surface Duo in the year 2021. Back in October of 2019, Microsoft first revealed the Surface Duo (and the Surface Neo), and in August of 2020 the Surface Duo was released on a relatively limited basis. According to Microsoft Devices VP Pete Kyriacou, “since introducing Surface Duo in August of 2020, people have asked when we would make this product available outside the US.”

Starting in “early 2021,” Microsoft will be making the Surface Duo available for sale in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. This was the plan in part back in November of 2020 for the UK, Canada, and Japan.

In September of 2020, the first reviews of the Surface Duo were in. They weren’t particularly fantastic. It felt like the Surface Duo was a stopgap before the truly usable version came in 2021… with 5G. This first version was released before it made a lot of sense to deliver more than 4G LTE.

The first exploratory photos showed the device as an elegant piece of industrial design, if nothing else. Our first look suggested Microsoft’s initial success would be all about the impressions this device would make from afar.

As of October of 2020, Microsoft made the Surface Duo $200 cheaper than it was at launch. The good news for early buyers in that case was that they’d be able to get a slight refund so long as they were within a 60-day window – which would allow them to return their device and buy a new device for that slightly cheaper price.

Web hosting: When shared hosting servers get too crowded

In recent years, shared hosting has been the most popular form of web hosting across the entire web hosting industry. This is largely due to shared hosting’s affordability and ease of use. However, shared hosting won’t satisfy every business’s needs, and there are a few reasons you might need to switch to another type of server such as one for cloud hosting.

One of shared hosting’s biggest cons is that you have to share a single server with a collection of other clients whose behavior you have no control over. If your hosting provider places a massive amount of sites on the same server, it might start running out of RAM and CPU power, which are essential for sites to run smoothly. This causes sites on the server to slow down and reduces their performance quality.

Furthermore, there will be shared hosting clients who push the limited resources of a shared server to their limits. Shared hosting is the most popular option because it is the cheapest, which means that people who should be on a more expensive server with more RAM and other resources will still use shared servers for complicated tasks they are not equipped to handle. Other clients’ usage habits are one aspect of shared hosting you will not be able to change, so it’s important to make sure your provider has set measures to prevent this. If not, you’ll want to consider switching to another type of hosting server such as a VPS or a cloud hosting service.

If you are looking for Los Angeles web hosting and feel the need for better website speed and performance, Rack Alley provides cloud hosting, dedicated servers, colocation, and other web hosting services.

This revolutionary desk chair keeps you active and healthy

Would you like to ease back pain and sit more comfortably at work? Then you should check out the CoreChair active sitting desk chair. This innovative chair promotes active sitting, promotes good posture, and looks pretty cool.

A concern of almost every profession is the amount of time people spend working while seated. So many professionals spend their workday seated in front of a computer, only getting up for a cup of coffee or to eat their lunch. Standing desks have become popular over the last decade since they encourage a more active, seated position. But not all of us have employers willing to spring for a standing desk, and sometimes you really do want to sit. If you’d like to sit more actively and avoid back pain, check out the CoreChair active sitting desk chair.

CoreChair active sitting chair
CoreChair active sitting desk chair top view
CoreChair active sitting chair
CoreChair active sitting chair

The CoreChair is different from the typical office chair. It has a short back that supports the lower spine, and its ergonomic design comes in four models: CorePerch, Tango, Classic, and Sport. This chair’s overall shape is compact, and it’s not so sprawling that it takes up more space than your desk. In fact, depending on how tall your desk is, it could fit right underneath. Best of all, this unique chair allows you to move while you sit, stimulating your muscles and improving joint flexibility.

CoreChair active sitting chair
CoreChair active sitting desk chair in a modern office
CoreChair active sitting chair
CoreChair active sitting chair

Choose a posture-supporting chair
According to the company’s website, poor posture is one of the leading causes of back pain in office workers. Ergonomic chairs usually try to correct this problem with a high back. Unfortunately, the tall back design can worsen poor posture, because it can cause the pelvis to tilt backward and prevent the muscles from engaging. Thankfully, this revolutionary desk chair supports the pelvis with a unique stabilizer and sculpted seat cushion. With this kind of support, users’ spines are more balanced.

Enjoy a chair that promotes active sitting
The CoreChair promotes active sitting. But what does that mean? The inventors of this revolutionary desk chair say that it’s a way of sitting that encourages the body to move, sway, rock, and twist. These small movements actually help strengthen the back and core and relieve the load on your joints. This ergonomic office chair promotes active sitting with its pivot point just beneath a person’s center of balance. According to the company, this feature allows for natural movement and improved circulation all over the body. It can even burn calories and lessen fatigue. That’s good news, because we all want to be more productive and active in our office and home workspaces.

CoreChair active sitting chair
CoreChair active sitting desk chair in a home office

Strengthen your core with this active chair
Although you won’t get the same range of motion as you would with an exercise ball, for example, this revolutionary desk chair still engages your core stabilizing muscles. The company says this agrees with findings from a study by the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. The CoreChair delivers continuous low-level stimulation of stabilizing soft tissues which increases score strength. So yes, your abs will get some exercise while you use this chair.

CoreChair active sitting chair
CoreChair active sitting desk chair in use

Ease your back pain with this ergonomic chair
If you suffer from back pain while you work, you’ll do anything to solve the issue. Luckily, this revolutionary desk chair was developed by Patrick Harrison, a kinesiologist and human movement expert. He created this chair using a research-based approach. The unique pelvic support cushion of the CoreChair realigns the pelvis with the spine, giving you a more balanced spine. This chair also allows you to move, which, the company says, works the back muscles in a controlled way that avoids stiffness and lessens pain. So moving, not resting, could actually be the key to less pain when you work at a desk all day.

CoreChair active sitting chair
CoreChair active sitting desk chair in a living room

Avoid discomfort with a no-armrest design
Armrests are another design flaw of the typical ergonomic chair, according to the makers of the CoreChair. In fact, incorrectly positioned armrests can push the shoulders too high, leading to discomfort in the upper back and can affect the nerves in the forearm and the neck. In contrast, this revolutionary desk chair doesn’t have armrests. It doesn’t need them, because its design already gives you a balanced seated position. So you won’t have to lean your arms against something for extra support. It’s another way this ergonomic office chair allows users more freedom of movement while they sit.

Choose a design that suits you
We mentioned in the beginning that CoreChair is available in four models: Classic, Tango, CorePerch, and Sport. Each model helps you work in an active sitting position that’s customized to your needs. For example, the CorePerch provides ergonomic seating as an office stool. It’s a great chair for workbenches and standing desks.

The CoreChair active sitting desk chair offers an excellent option for a healthier working position while you’re seated. Its balanced, low-backed design supports correct posture, and its pivot point allows you to move while you sit. It really is revolutionary in terms of office furniture design. What’s more, this chair is aesthetically pleasing and blends well into any office.

The best touchscreen winter gloves

Over the past five winters, we’ve tested 47 pairs of touchscreen gloves while moving half ton of stumps, climbing on ice, and just walking and biking around town. For the third year in a row, Moshi’s Digits are our favorite touchscreen gloves for most people, offering the right combination of warmth, dexterity, and grip. They aren’t the absolute warmest touchscreen gloves you can buy, but they’re warmer than anything that’s better for using on touchscreens, and better for using on touchscreens than anything that’s warmer.

Fake Apple Watches are already on sale in China


Fake Apple Watches have gone on sale in China. Devices that look much like Apple’s new luxury product, but cost a lot less, are all over the Chinese online marketplace Taobao, the Financial Times reports.

Some of the watches on sale look nearly identical to the Apple Watch. Have a look on the Alibaba-owned e-commerce site. The real knock-off goods start at around 259 Yuan, which is the equivalent of about £27. The best copy, however, would set you back around 3,000 Yuan. That’s about £300 — pretty much the price of a real Apple Watch.

See the prices here: ; ;

Funnily enough, the makers produce rip-offs of the Apple Sport (entry level) and the more expensive gold version, the Edition, but don’t distinguish between them in terms of price. 

Google AdWords app launches on Android

Adwords-Mobile-Revised-Graph-UP-01Today, we’re introducing the AdWords app, an easy way to view and manage your ads’ performance when you’re on the go.  This new Android app is available globally for existing AdWords customers.

Businesses, large and small, are increasingly using smartphones to manage everything from customer support to product orders to marketing.

Now, you can use your smartphone to keep your AdWords campaigns running smoothly—no matter where your business takes you.

As a companion to your desktop account, this app lets you:

  • View campaign stats
  • Update bids and budgets
  • Get real-time alerts and notifications
  • Act on suggestions to improve your campaigns
  • Call a Google expert

Google confirms plans to become a mobile carrier, is keeping it small for the time being


Back in January, a report came in revealing that Google was looking for opportunities to go beyond being the world’s leading mobile platform provider.

According to the information, the search giant was actively working on something called “project Nova” which involved partnering up with US mobile carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile, in order to be granted access on their networks.

Amazon’s Black Friday blowout starts tomorrow, runs for eight days straight


Amazon always goes big for Black Friday, and this year is no different. In fact, the shopping giant is going so big that it’s starting its Black Friday sales tomorrow, a full week before Black Friday actually arrives. The sales will run for eight days straight, with new deals coming as often as every ten minutes. Amazon says it will run three of its Deals of the Day on both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

In addtion to the Black Friday blowout, Amazon will be running a full week of Cyber Monday deals starting on December 1st. As expected, many of the deals include blowout prices on TVs (including a 4K Samsung for $899), laptops, smartphones, fitness trackers, and more. Check out some of the highlights we’ve found below and head over to Amazon’s Black Friday deals page for the full listing.

Walmart’s Cyber Monday deals include a $998 4K Samsung TV, PlayStation 4 bundles, more


Walmart has already announced its Black Friday deals, but now it’s following them up with more blowouts for Cyber Monday. As expected, the best deals can be found on TVs, though Walmart says it has over 500 deals for the week starting on Saturday, November 29th — more than twice as many as last year.

The best deals will hit on December 1st, however, so be careful when shopping at work so your boss doesn’t notice. (Some links will not be live until the deal is available, so be sure to check back at Walmart’s site if you can’t find what you’re looking for right now)