Mercadona launches apps and its new online store for iOS and Android

Mercadona is the most popular supermarket chain in Spain, but its website was so awful that Juan Roig himself said last year that it was “shitty” and that it was going to be improved in 2018. After a €20 million investment, Mercadona’s new online store is finally up and running.

Mercadona launches its new online store but only in 14 municipalities of Valencia for the moment

This was one of the most expected launches of the last few years in terms of online shopping. In this sense, Mercadona lagged behind its competitors, one of them being Amazon, which has supermarket solutions like Amazon Fresh and Prime Now that sell food, beverages, medicines, toys, home supplies and fresh produce.

Prime Now currently works only in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, and it is in Valencia where Mercadona launched its online store as a pilot test called “Lab.” A lot of money has been invested in this new website, which has been months in the making. Continue reading Mercadona launches apps and its new online store for iOS and Android

Google Home has a price and a launch date in Spain

During the last Google I/O, the company revealed that it would launch the Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers in more European countries, Spain being one of them. This makes sense given that Google Assistant has been available in Spanish for half a year, and it has the same software as the speakers. Now we know that Google Home will arrive in Spain next month.

Google Home will be sold in Spain in June for €149

La Vanguardia has confirmed this today: Google Home and Google Home Mini will be available in Spain in June, much sooner than expected. We thought that both speakers could be available during the fall given that Google stated that it expected to launch the speakers throughout the year.

Google Home, Google’s first smart speaker, will be sold for €149 whereas Google Home Mini will be sold for €59. These are the same price points seen in Germany, where a few weeks ago there was a sale that put them at €129 and €44, respectively. We still do not know much about Google Home Max other than it will take longer to arrive. It is currently being sold only in the U.S. and, since a few days ago, in Canada. Continue reading Google Home has a price and a launch date in Spain

How to add Safe Mode to boot menu in Windows 10

Windows’ safe mode, also called “troubleshoot mode” or “advanced startup,” is a boot mode that only runs the most basic controllers and services, which is useful to find and solve any OS problems that are not solvable during a normal startup.

This is very useful (and sometimes essential) when there are problems loading the OS’ full version, blue screens of death, virus, problems with apps, undeletable files and so on.

Up until Windows 7, running Windows’ Safe Mode was as easy as pressing “F8” before the system’s startup. From Windows 8 onward, doing that got more difficult. Now there is no time to interrupt the boot process given that SSDs are used as storage units and that newer UEFI are faster. Continue reading How to add Safe Mode to boot menu in Windows 10

GeForce GTX 2080 and GeForce GTX 2070: everything you need to know

NVIDIA is working on a new generation of graphics cards that will take over the GeForce GTX 10 series. We have already talked to you about the GTX 10 series on articles like these where we reviewed it with all the information that was available at the time. Today, we will focus on the GeForce GTX 2080 and the GeForce GTX 2070, two high-end graphics cards that will take over the GeForce GTX 1080 and the GeForce GTX 2070.

Before actually reviewing both graphics cards, we want to point out something about the name that the new NVIDIA lineup could have. Nothing is set in stone just yet, but there are two possible names: GeForce GTX 11 and GeForce GTX 20. The former sounds more likely but suggests a minor evolution compared to the latter name, so I personally think that the brand will go for GeForce GTX 20.

Having said this, let’s begin. We hope you like this article and, as usual, we invite you to leave your questions in the comments section. Continue reading GeForce GTX 2080 and GeForce GTX 2070: everything you need to know

Can I install Windows 10 April 2018 Update if I have an incompatible SSD?

A few days ago, we found out that users who had some SSD models could not install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and that Microsoft was working on a fix to release a patch for the April update. The two affected brands are Intel and Toshiba, but it seems that the bug is finally being solved.

Intel and Toshiba SSDs were incompatible with Windows 10 April 2018 Update until now

The safest way to get the Windows’ biannual updates is to wait for them to roll out via Windows Update. The company knows which PCs are compatible with the update and which ones are trouble-free. However, Microsoft missed a few troublesome SSD models that would cause the PC to get stuck on the UEFI screen after restarting the system, go into a boot loop or show a black screen.

Among the affected Intel SSDs we have the Intel SSD 600p Series and Intel SSD Pro 6000p. A few days later, we found out that some Toshiba SSDs also had the same bug. The affected SSDs were the Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series and Toshiba BG3. At first, the bug was expected to be fixed on June 12, but it seems that the problem is now solved.

There are reports on Reddit from users stating that Microsoft has solved the problem and is now releasing the update to every user almost a month after it rolled out to the market via Windows Update. A lot of users are now seeing Windows 10 version 1803 on Windows Update, which did not display any available updates because Microsoft was blocking them.

How to export passwords from Google Chrome

If you have been using Chrome’s password saving feature, you will end up with dozens of them. What happens when you want to export them to another PC or browser? Chrome does not let you export passwords by default, but there is a hidden option that lets you do it. Let’s see how we can use it.

1: Do you save passwords on Chrome?

Nowadays, every Internet service (there are millions of them) asks for a username and a password. Using the same information on several services is a bad idea. If a webpage is hacked or your data is stolen, every site on which you have used the stolen username and password will be left unprotected.

So, we end up using dozens or hundreds of different passwords that are impossible to remember if they are well created.

When you use a lot of Internet services, the best option is to use a password manager. These apps save your encrypted passwords. When a service needs them, it automatically uses them to log in, preventing you from having to retype them. Continue reading How to export passwords from Google Chrome

The best gaming headphones you can buy

Finding the best gaming headsets is not always easy. The range of gaming headsets is so wide that we can easily get lost in so many models, making it harder for us to choose one headset. We can go for a cheap gaming headset or we can go for a high-end one if we can allow ourselves to spend more money.

If you are looking for the best gaming headsets of 2018, as a gamer you already know that sound is a key factor when you are sitting in front of the screen with the controller in your hands in order to play games and have a great leisure time. Having a good gaming headset will make a difference at certain moments. For example, a good headset could give you clues about your enemies and allies’ whereabouts. It could warn you about recent events that are not shown on screen, like a possible shooting. Continue reading The best gaming headphones you can buy

The best Mini PCs you can buy

Both smartphones and tablets revolutionized our lives in a lot of ways.

They have also shaken the PC world. Mobile devices are now popular, outshining classic PCs. It took ten years for Intel, NVIDIA and AMD to entirely renovate their manufacturing models because they prioritized power over size, power consumption and heat.

But we now have low-power PCs with processors and GPUs that produce little heat, allowing manufacturers to design powerful and versatile Mini PCs that fit in the palm of our hands.

The advantages of these Mini PCs are evident. We can place them in any corner, on a small table behind the screen, on the living room’s bookshelf to connect the TV for playing videos, streaming and gaming. We can even travel with them. Continue reading The best Mini PCs you can buy