Epson EF-100 review: Lasers, compact size and built-in Netflix

The Epson EF-100 is a different kind of projector. It’s not exactly at home in a traditional theater setup, mounted to the ceiling and projecting on a permanent screen — although you can if you want. Instead, Epson sees this projector as something you fit wherever there’s a power outlet, whenever you want big-screen entertainment. A backyard, for instance, or shining on the ceiling when you’re in bed. It’s small and designed to work in any position, including on its side or back. But that’s just the beginning.


  • Laser light engine means no bulbs to replace.
  • Bright image in a compact size.
  • Included Android TV streaming stick.

Don’t Like

  • Poor contrast and black level.
  • Only 720p resolution (technically 1,280×800).
  • No zoom.

My favorite part: lasers! Instead of a traditional projector lamp the EF-100 uses a laser light source, one of the only available at this price. The main benefit, aside from sweet, sweet bragging rights, is never having to replace the projector lamp. Another cool feature is the included Android TV-powered streaming stick, sort of like a Roku or Fire TV Stick ($40 at Amazon), which lets you wirelessly stream any content you want and

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Missing stimulus check? How and when to report your no-show payment to the IRS

You’re not the only person who’s still waiting for your stimulus check to arrive.

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You’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for your stimulus check to arrive. How do you know when to be patient and when something’s gone wrong? And what happens if your payment never arrives? The first thing you need to know is that the IRS isn’t done mailing out stimulus checks to the nearly 200 million Americans who are eligible to receive one. Over 159 million Americans have been sent their checks, and there could be roughly 35 million Americans (PDF) still slated to get their coronavirus relief payment.

In the best-case (and quite probable) scenario, your money could still be on its way. But if you’re starting to get worried — or you’re counting on the money — there are legitimate reasons why your check could be delayed.

And if you’re worried you might miss the check’s delivery, you can sign up for a free USPS service that will send you a picture of every piece of mail coming your way — including your stimulus payment. 

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