Here’s what happens if you mail an AirTag to Tim Cook

Okay, so we know that AirTags are good at tracking anything you can attach to them, but does that tracking also work internationally? Would they still transmit? How long before they died? These are all important questions, and German YouTuber MegaLag decided to put them to the test.

Back in June, he bought a three-pack of AirTags and decided on his intended destinations. Now, he knew that sending them to any old random place wouldn’t do. It had to be places of note.

One went to the German embassy in North Korea, one was sent to SpaceX HQ addressed to Elon Musk, and the third went to the only place that made sense – Tim Cook at Apple Park in San Francisco, California.

Not to say that all three actually got to their destination, but two did, and one even got mailed back to him with a nice note! That’s

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Can the Steam Deck play all Steam games?

Valve, the company behind the massive PC gaming store Steam, has announced a handheld console that will rival the likes of the Nintendo Switch. The Steam Deck has a seven-inch display and is supposedly capable of playing many of today’s AAA games.

This will be Valve’s first journey into developing a standalone gaming system. The Steam Deck is built with impressive components, and Valve wants us to know that it is a full-on PC. The Steam Deck will come with an all-new Linux-based operating system, but the company has ensured us that we can install whatever programs we want on the device.

The fact that this handheld PC will is launching with a Linux-based operating system can lead to some questions about the device’s capabilities.

One of the biggest questions that have come up is, “Will the Steam Deck be capable of playing all Steam games?” The answer isn’t necessarily

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This laptop features QR codes that make swapping out parts a breeze

Right to repair is in the news in a big way these days, with governmental backing to finally enforce the existing laws around repairing tech. Most laptop makers would tell you that working on your own laptop will be a bad time, but not a new startup called Framework. They actively encourage it with their modular laptop that the user can change almost everything in.

Literally, everything. The battery, the display, the webcam, the enclosures, the hinges, the input cover, the touchpad, the keyboard, the fingerprint reader, the headphone jack… the list goes on and on.

Now, if anyone’s built their own PC and then looked inside a laptop, you know everything in there is put together in some arcane manner that really needs a long instruction manual to disassemble.

Not so on the Framework laptop. Every component that can be repaired or replaced has a QR code on it.

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WinX DVD Ripper lets you turn those old DVDs into digital copies

For us boomers, the way we experience television and movies has constantly been changing and evolving. Just 20 years ago, technology began to explode as we shifted from old-school VHS tapes and VCRs to DVDs and DVD players. DVDs then had a short run at the top before the digital age came and wiped away the discs for good.

Still, there are many of us that hold on to our old DVD collections in hopes of reliving those memories sometime soon. But DVDs are quickly becoming obsolete, and it won’t be long before we are no longer able to play DVDs. Fortunately, there’s a tool that can help you preserve that collection permanently by converting your DVDs into digital media.

WinX DVD Ripper is a completely free program that lets you turn your old DVDs into digital media, so you won’t have to worry about how to play them back

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The best crowdfunding campaigns to check out in July 2021

Crowdfunding is a really cool way for innovative products to see the light of day, without the restrictions placed on in-house development at large companies. It’s also a great place to check out video games from small studios, movies, and even campaigns for social good.

With all of those campaigns competing for your attention, it can be tricky to find ones based on your interests. Let KnowTechie do all the hard work for you with our picks of the crop for March.

Check out these 15 awesome crowdfunding campaigns this month

So… with how many crowdfunding campaigns there are out there, how do you choose what to back? Well, I use a combination of checking out their campaign page, looking to see if any of the comments on their prior campaigns show dissatisfied backers, and also companies I’ve already had successful pledge fulfillment from.

I also tend to stick to

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