Watch Your Computer With a Selfie Camera

When you plug something into the back of a monitor, computer, or TV, you have several options, and they are all annoying. You can blindly fumble with your hand. You can bend under the monitor and hit your head. Or you can push the whole thing away from the wall. But tech reporter Marquez Brownlee knows a trick: use your phone’s selfie camera to peek into ports. This is what it looks like.

Open your phone camera in selfie mode and slide it under the monitor. Nothing fancy, just a digital handheld mirror. But it allows something to be plugged in (or pulled out) without going back in there and moving everything around your table.

Brownlee shares a wealth of technical news, insights and opinions on his popular YouTube channel MKBHD , where he began publishing software tutorials a decade ago. ( Lifehacker interviewed him in 2015 when he had just 2.6 million subscribers.) He recentlyinterviewed Bill Gates andWill Smith ,explained and tested 5G mobile networks, andre-uploaded videos to YouTube 1,000 times . Check it out:

Photo by Mark Brownlee | Instagram (via Reddit )


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