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Apple TV 4K Review Roundup: Impressive, But Not Enough Bang For The Buck

The Apple TV 4K is an impressive evolution of Apple’s efforts to penetrate living room entertainment, but is it too expensive? Here’s what critics are saying about Apple’s 4K and HDR-capable set-top box.

Gadgets September 22, 2017

Pi Wireless Charger Powers Up Your Phone From A Close Range, No Pads Or Wires Needed

Startup company Pi wants to change how wireless charging works. Instead of placing phones on pads, it wants people to have their devices charged simply by putting them within close range of the Pi Charger.

Gadgets September 19, 2017

Rumored Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones Will Have Google Assistant And Here's What You Can Do With It

Bose will release a new pair of smart wireless headphones. Several leaks suggest that the company’s new QuietComfort 35 II will be powered with Google Assistant, cost the same as its predecessor, and also have 20 hours of battery life.

Gadgets September 15, 2017

Polaroid Is Back With The $99 OneStep 2 Instant Camera, But Film Packs Are Going To Cost You A Lot

The Impossible Project, under a new brand called Polaroid Originals, is trying to bring back instant photography. To achieve this, it has unveiled the new OneStep 2 camera, the spiritual successor to the 1977 original.

Gadgets September 14, 2017

About 5.3 Billion Bluetooth Devices At Risk Of Malware Via 'BlueBorne' Exploit

Security firm Armis says a newly identified Bluetooth exploit called 'BlueBorne' is putting almost 5.3 billion devices in danger of malware, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices.

Gadgets September 13, 2017

Two New Amazon Fire TV Models Leaked: One Of Them Works Like An Echo Dot

There are two new Amazon Fire TV models coming this year, according to AFTVNews. The first one resembles the Google Chromecast, while the second one will take voice commands like the Alexa-powered Echo Dot.

Gadgets September 11, 2017

Epson’s New $3,000 Short-Throw Projector Turns Your Living Room Into A Cinema

Epson has unveiled its new home Cinema LS100 short-throw projector capable of producing a 120-inch video on the wall. It’s essentially a cinema inside the living room — but not quite.

Gadgets September 7, 2017

Remember The Controversial Lily Drone? It's Back, But It Should Have Stayed Buried

The controversial Lily Drone is back, but with none of the technology that made its Kickstarter campaign raise $34 million. The drone should have stayed in its grave, but there is one silver lining in its revival.

Gadgets September 5, 2017

Apple Unveils $350 Beats Studio 3: Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling, 22-Hour Battery Life, And Apple’s W1 Chip Onboard

Apple has finally upgraded the Beats Studio line with a new pair of cans. It’s called the Beats Studio 3, featuring the same design but with Apple’s W1 chip baked-in, enabling Pure ANC noise-canceling and a long battery life.

Gadgets September 5, 2017

You’ll Never Run Out Of Storage With This 400 GB SanDisk MicroSD Card, But It Sure Costs A Lot

Here’s a new microSD card from SanDisk and Western Digital to make sure you’ll never run out of space. It’s got 400 GB of storage, is shockproof and waterproof, and costs a pretty penny.

Gadgets September 1, 2017

Nest Thermostat E Aims For Mass Market Appeal At $169: How Is It Different Than Its $249 Sibling?

Nest has now unveiled a more consumer-friendly smart thermostat that won’t break your bank. The new Nest Thermostat E, at $169, does pretty much what its more costly sibling can.

Gadgets August 31, 2017

Amazon Echo Now Out Of Stock Because A New Model Is On The Way: Apple HomePod Competitor?

After putting it up for sale and on display at several Whole Foods locations, the Amazon Echo has gone out of stock. Could Amazon be clearing out stock to prepare for the Echo 2?

Gadgets August 30, 2017

Samsung Says A Smart Speaker Is On The Way, But Bixby Hasn’t Proven Anything Yet

Samsung has officially confirmed that it’s working on a smart speaker to rival Amazon, Google, and Apple. This device, with Bixby at the center, will focus on connecting smart home devices.

Gadgets August 24, 2017

Watch Out, Amazon: Google And Walmart Are Partnering To Enable Voice-Based Shopping

Walmart customers will soon be able to use their Google Home smart speaker to order items. Both companies have entered a partnership that aims to define the future of online shopping.

Gadgets August 23, 2017

DJI Spark Drones Will Not Fly Starting Sept. 1 Unless Owners Install Mandatory Firmware Update

DJI will roll out a firmware update for the Spark after reports that some drones were falling out of the sky. For safety, DJI will prevent Spark drones that have not upgraded their firmware from taking flight starting Sept. 1.

Gadgets August 23, 2017

Amazon Echo Is Only $100 For A Limited Time: Clearing Stock for Next-Generation Smart Speakers?

Now through Sept. 4, Amazon will offer all its main Echo smart speakers at discounted prices. Could this be an indication that the next-generation Echo devices are on the way?

Gadgets August 22, 2017

Use Your Google Home To Play Music Via Spotify Free: Here’s How

Google has just added the ability to play Spotify on its Home smart speaker even for those who only have free accounts. The move fulfills the company’s intent to make the device more compatible with streaming services.

Gadgets August 19, 2017

A Firmware Update Just Bricked LockState Smart Locks, Leaving Some Stranded

About 500 smart locks from LockState were bricked because of a faulty software update, causing some upset and concern. The mishap might be seen as evidence that connected devices pose some serious risks.

Gadgets August 16, 2017

Samsung Unveils Portable SSD T5 With Speeds Of Up To 540 MBps, And It’s Really Small

Samsung has unveiled a new SSD that’s only slightly smaller than a business card. The Portable SSD T5 comes with up to 2 TB of storage, and it’s pretty fast.

Gadgets August 16, 2017

Sony, IBM Develops Tiny Magnetic Tape Cartridge With 330 TB Worth Of Uncompressed Data

Sony and IBM just crammed 330 TB into a palm-sized cartridge using an advanced magnetic tape storage system. To achieve it, both companies had to develop new technologies entirely.

Gadgets August 3, 2017

Facebook Will Allegedly Make A Video Chat Device And Smart Speaker, But Should It?

Facebook will reportedly join the ranks of Amazon, Apple, and Google by potentially releasing new hardware devices. Built from its Building 8 lab, Facebook plans to unveil a video chat device and a smart speaker, both with AI capabilities.

Gadgets August 2, 2017

Samsung's 406-Inch 4K Cinema LED Screen To Change The Way We Watch Movies

After teasing it a few months ago, Samsung has officially unveiled the Cinema LED Screen, a 406-inch display that offers 4K resolution with HDR, among other things. Samsung hasn’t confirmed whether these displays will hit stateside.

Gadgets July 16, 2017

The World's Fastest Drone Flies At 179.6 MPH (That's Faster Than A Tesla Model S)

The Drone Racing League's RacerX claimed the title as the world's fastest drone by reaching a top speed of 179.6 miles per hour. Will the RacerX drone soon find its way into the league's official races?

Gadgets July 15, 2017

Facebook To Unveil $200 Oculus Rift VR Headset This Year

Despite the hype, virtual reality hasn't quite caught on, but Facebook is hoping to change that. The company is rumored to unveil a $200 standalone headset later this year.

Gadgets July 13, 2017

Logitech Announces $85 Million Deal To Acquire Gaming Headset Maker Astro, Expands Reach To Console Gamers

Logitech has plans to buy the gaming headset maker Astro for $85 million in cash to gain a more prominent position in the console market.

Gadgets July 11, 2017

Oculus Rift And Touch Controller Drop To $399 For Limited Time, $200 Off Regular Price

Facebook has kicked off an attractive summer sale, slashing $200 off the price of the Oculus Rift with Touch controller. The bundle is temporarily available at $399 starting Monday, July 10.

Gadgets July 10, 2017

Amazon Offers Certified Refurbished Amazon Tap Now For $69.99, Today Only

The certified refurbished Amazon Tap is now available at just $69.99, part of Amazon's run-up deals to Prime Day 2017. Certified refurbished means that it's as good as new and $69.99 is the lowest price yet, but it’s a today-only offer.

Gadgets July 6, 2017

Fidget Spinners On Fire, And We Mean That Literally: Electronic Versions Explode While Charging

The popularity of fidget spinners have caught fire over the past few months, but unfortunately, so have the toys themselves. In two separate incidents, electronic fidget spinners burst into flames while they were charging.

Gadgets June 30, 2017

Amazon Echo Discount Brings Price To Lowest Ever: One-Day Deal

Amazon has knocked $50 off the price of the Echo speaker, but it's a limited-time offer. The deal is only good for Monday, June 26.

Gadgets June 26, 2017

Want To Try Virtual Reality? Steam's Summer Sale Offers Discounts On HTC Vive

Virtual reality headsets aren't cheap but thanks to the Steam Sale, one is a little cheaper. The Vive is on sale for $750, which is $50 cheaper than normal.

Gadgets June 23, 2017

Amazon Dash Wand Reinvents The Barcode Scanner With Alexa, And It's Free For Prime Subscribers [Video]

Amazon launched a new Dash Wand barcode scanner with Alexa tricks up its sleeve, aiming to be a trustworthy kitchen assistant. The Dash Wand is essentially free for Amazon Prime members and the deal gets even sweeter with free AmazonFresh.

Gadgets June 15, 2017

Intel Consumer Drone Not Happening, CEO Brian Krzanich Says

Intel has no plans to release a consumer drone, even though it’s reaching significant developments with the technology. Tagging itself as a data company, Intel appears to be more interested in data collection and processing than profiting from its drones.

Gadgets June 2, 2017

Alexa Is Getting Better As Amazon Brings New Timer And Reminder Features

Amazon released an update for its Echo, which added the highly-awaited reminder setting functionality in the smart speaker. The update also added the ability to assign names to different timers for better management.

Gadgets June 3, 2017

Nest Cam IQ Camera Employs Face Recognition For Smarter Home Monitoring: Price, Features And Availability

Nest unveiled a new home securiy camera called the Nest Cam IQ, designed for the indoors. The Nest Cam IQ boasts advanced features such as 4K video recording, facial recognition and more, and it's currently up for preorder in the United States.

Gadgets May 31, 2017

Essential Home Is Amazon Echo's New Competitor From The Father Of Android

Andy Rubin’s new Essential phone comes with Essential Home, a smart hub ecosystem designed to offer a starkly different smart home experience than typical solutions do. Here’s how it plans to achieve such a feat.

Gadgets May 31, 2017

Spark Is Arguably DJI's Mini Mainstream Drone That Almost Anyone Can Fly Easily

DJI just unveiled the Spark, a tiny drone that stands to be its first truly mainstream product. Marketed as a storytelling tool, the $499 drone features gesture-based controls, utmost portability, and more.

Gadgets May 25, 2017

Samsung Gear 360 To Launch On May 25

The latest version of Samsung's 360-degree camera launches on Thursday, May 25. Here's everything you need to know about the Gear 360.

Gadgets May 24, 2017

Google Assistant, Siri, And Alexa To Find New Homes In Ikea's Smart Light Bulbs

Ikea is betting big on its line of smart home products. To that end, its range of smart lighting systems will soon integrate with the three major voice control systems, namely Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.

Gadgets May 24, 2017

Jamboard Is Google's 4K Whiteboard For Collaboration, And It's Now Available For $4,999

Google just put its Jamboard collaborative touchscreen display up for sale, now retailing for $4,999 excluding support costs. Though its future is uncertain, Jamboard certainly holds appeal for both business and creative sectors.

Gadgets May 23, 2017

Apple Won't Replace Exploding Beats Headphones, Says Third-Party Batteries Are At Fault

An Australian woman's Beats headphones exploded while she was wearing them on a flight, burning her hair, face, and hands. The woman only sought to have the headphones and her clothes reimbursed, but Apple said it's not its fault.

Gadgets May 20, 2017

Hobbyists No Longer Have To Register Their Drones As Court Ruling Blocks FAA Requirement

Appeals court judges in Washington D.C. agreed with a legal challenge against the drone registration program of the Federal Aviation Administration. If the ruling is enforced, hobbyists will no longer have to register their drones.

Gadgets May 20, 2017

Forget About Amazon Echo, Google Home Just Got Massive Updates And It's More Powerful Than Ever [Video]

Google Home is turning into a true productivity powerhouse with the latest updates announced at Google I/O. Amazon Echo now has a truly fierce competitor, so here’s all you need to know about the latest Google Home power features.

Gadgets May 19, 2017

Zenimax Now Chasing Samsung's Gear VR After Winning Lawsuit Against Facebook-Owned Oculus

Zenimax, after winning $500 million in a lawsuit against Facebook-owned Oculus, has launched a new lawsuit against Samsung and its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset. Will the legal battle ever end?

Gadgets May 16, 2017

Amazon Echo Silver For Senior Citizens Comes Alive Thanks To 'Saturday Night Live' Skit

'Saturday Night Live' just debuted the Amazon Echo Silver, a smart digital assistant for old people. It can output extremely loud sound, respond to any name that remotely resembles Alexa, and more.

Gadgets May 14, 2017

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