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  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by Nelson
    +14 +2

    The Klipsch T5 headphones are classy AirPod killers

    Klipsch’s new true wireless headphones are a classy, high-end pair of AirPod killers with better battery life, water resistance, and one of the prettiest charging cases you’ll ever see. In our hands-on review, we take a look at what makes these brand new headphones contenders.

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by wildcat
    +25 +5

    'A totally different phenomenon': Airpods are changing agency office life

    Headphones are a fact of life inside open plan offices, but Airpods have quickly become a staple of life at ad agency life, with staffers walking around all day with the signature little pods in their ears. For those who remember when people used phones to make voice calls, this is a somewhat disconcerting development in a business that theoretically thrives on collaboration.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by cone
    +21 +5

    Developing for foldable devices: What you need to know

    The age of the foldable device is upon us! Or at least it will be very soon, pending a slight delay. Either way, a lot of industry analysts are of the opinion that folding smartphones are the future. That means the apps of the future also need to be foldable. Consumers are clamouring at the bit to get a taste of this new hardware direction. But as for us developers? It’s just one more form factor to target — the Android landscape is becoming even more fragmented! Yay!

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Chubros
    +19 +5

    AirPods Are a Tragedy

    AirPods are a product of the past. They're plastic, made of some combination of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, chlorine, and sulfur. They’re tungsten, tin, tantalum, lithium, and cobalt. The particles that make up these elements were created 13.8 billion years ago, during the Big Bang. Humans extract these elements from the earth, heat them, refine them. As they work, humans breathe in airborne particles, which deposit in their lungs.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +18 +5

    Apple AirPods 2nd-gen review: even more wireless

    f the many new products that Apple announced over the past couple of weeks, none have been more hotly anticipated than the second-generation AirPods. And yet, the new AirPods are the least new product Apple revealed this month. The new AirPods look so similar to the first-generation version announced nearly three years ago that they are virtually indistinguishable. The design, fit, and sound quality are exactly the same as before, as are many other features. Wearing the new AirPods isn’t any more of a flex than the first-generation because nobody seeing you will be able to tell the difference.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by baron778
    +18 +4

    A man who accidentally swallowed his AirPod found that it still worked after passing through his digestive system: 'The battery was still at 41%'

    A man in Taiwan found that his AirPod was still functional after he had accidentally swallowed it, according to a report from the Daily Mail. Ben Hsu reportedly fell asleep while wearing Apple's wireless earbuds and found that he was missing one headphone when he woke up. He then used Apple's tracking feature to find it, which prompts a loose AirPod that's connected and within range to play a sound, the Daily Mail reports.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Chubros
    +16 +3

    20 Years Ago, Microsoft Changed How We Mouse Forever

    Twenty years ago, in April 1999, Microsoft introduced an update to its IntelliMouse line of input devices. On top it didn’t look much different than its predecessors—it still had a few buttons and a scroll wheel—but underneath it introduced a technology to the masses that brought an end to the prehistoric days of cleaning dirt and grime out of computer mice.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by doodlegirl
    +24 +2

    Beats Powerbeats Pro review: Bulkier than AirPods, but with better sound

    Bulky charging case and high price tag aside, the Powerbeats Pro combines all the features that make the AirPods great while delivering richer sound and better battery life in a design that won't fall out of your ears.

  • How-to
    3 weeks ago
    by LisMan
    +14 +1

    How Long do USB Flash Drives Actually Last? - Ask Dave Taylor

    Think your USB thumb drives / flash drives are going to last forever? Turns out that you'll be lucky if they retain data for five years. Here's why...

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by Petrox
    +13 +5

    Google breathes new life into Wear OS smartwatches with today’s update

    Today, Google will begin rolling out a software update for Wear OS smartwatches. I’ve been using this new version for about a week, and although it’s nowhere near as advanced or as fast as what you’ll get on an Apple Watch, it’s a big improvement over what we had before.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by hiihii
    +25 +6

    It's Repair Day: No One Should Be Punished for "Contempt of Business Model"

    Repair is one of the secret keys to a better life. Repairs keep our gadgets in use longer (saving our pocketbooks) and divert e-waste from landfills or toxic recycling processes (saving our planet). Repair is an engine of community prosperity: when you get your phone screen fixed at your corner repair shop, your money goes to a locally owned small business (my daughter and the phone screen guy's daughter go to the same school and he always tut-tuts over the state of my chipped and dented phone at parent-teacher nights).

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by canuck
    +19 +4

    Scientists Are Developing 'Electric Gum' That Never Runs Out of Flavor

    A device which zaps your tongue with electricity sounds more like some cruel and unusual torture method than it does something folks might do for enjoyment. But you’d be wrong — at least when it comes to the electric tongue zapper created by researchers at Meiji University in Japan. They’ve been working on technology they call “unlimited electric gum,” able to electrically simulate flavor sensations when a person chews a stick of specially created “gum.”

  • Expression
    7 months ago
    by TNY
    +22 +5

    This Nintendo Switch adapter turns your GameCube controllers wireless

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  • Expression
    7 months ago
    by messi
    +33 +7

    How to Safely and Securely Dispose of Your Old Gadgets

    THERE COMES A period of time in every beloved gadget's life—some more prolonged than others—when you need to think about replacing the electronic device that's given you so much loyal service, whether it's a smartphone, a laptop, a digital camera, or anything in between.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by 8mm
    +18 +6

    Dyson might design an air purifier that also works as headphones

    Dyson has a lengthy list of air purifiers, but it's reportedly considering developing a model that's not quite anything it's ever created before. According to Bloomberg, the company has lodged patents for a wearable air purifier that will double as a pair of headphones. Wearable purifiers are already a thing, especially for countries like China where air pollution gets so bad it can increase the chances of getting stroke or cancer. However, they mostly come in the form of necklaces and, in some cases, scarves or masks.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by spacepopper
    +16 +5

    Quantum 'compass' promises navigation without using GPS

    GPS is vital to modern navigation, but it's extremely fragile. Never mind coverage -- if a satellite fails or there's a jamming attack, it quickly becomes useless. Scientists may have a much more robust answer, though. Scientists have demonstrated a "commercially viable" quantum accelerometer that could provide navigation without GPS or other satellite technology. The device uses lasers to cool atoms to extremely low temperatures, and then measures the quantum wave properties of those atoms as they respond to acceleration.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by bkool
    +12 +5

    We asked, you told us: You'd rather have bigger bezels than a notch

    Unsurprisingly, over 58 percent of the participants on our polls across the website, Twitter, and YouTube voted that they would rather have a smartphone with larger bezels like those on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 than have a notched display. Despite being an innovative approach to hiding the front-facing sensors, only a quarter of the voters were interested in manual or automatic slider mechanisms. While the design might seem incredibly cool, many people appear to fear that the moving parts will end up breaking with extended use.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by mariogi
    +18 +4

    Black Friday streaming TV devices: An upgrade guide

    Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to buy a new streaming device for your TV, with discounts available on Roku players, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, and more. Still, not all of these deals are worth the money, especially if your current streaming device is in good working order.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by Petrox
    +28 +7

    Google’s Night Sight is subtly awesome in the daytime, too

    I’ve grown a little obsessed with Google’s Night Sight mode for Pixel cameras. Other than the original Pixel’s release, Night Sight is the largest single leap forward in mobile imaging performance, and it’s doubly impressive for being purely a software upgrade. Pixel owners, from the first-generation device to the latest Pixel 3, have had a couple of weeks to play around with it, and one of the hidden advantages of Night Sight I’ve noticed is that it makes a subtle difference in improving daytime images.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by jedlicka
    +17 +4

    Apple published a surprising amount of detail about how the HomePod works

    Today, Apple published a long and informative blog post by its audio software engineering and speech teams about how they use machine learning to make Siri responsive on the HomePod, and it reveals a lot about why Apple has made machine learning such a focus of late.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by larylin
    +13 +4

    I got a Google Home Mini for $1, and you can too: Here's how!

    A few weeks ago, we told you about an insane deal from Spotify: subscribers of the Spotify Premium for Family plan can get a Google Home Mini completely free-of-charge. That deal lasts until December 31, 2018 — head here to read our instructions on the process.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by bkool
    +19 +5

    Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews

    After receiving a flogging from privacy critics, Facebook is scrambling to make its smart display video chat screen Portal more attractive to buyers. Today Facebook is announcing the addition of a web browser, plus some of Messenger’s Instant Games like Battleship, Draw Something, Sudoku and Words With Friends. ABC News and CNN are adding content to Portal, which now also has a manual zoom mode for its auto-zooming smart camera so you can zero in on a particular thing in view.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by tukka
    +22 +3

    $100,000 Up For Grabs For Someone Who Can Live Without A Smartphone For 365 Days

    Vitaminwater has announced that it is raising a challenge for smartphone addicts: ditch the gadget for a year and win a whopping $100,000. The staggering amount may sound enticing, but the task itself is harder than it sounds. Vitaminwater is willing to pay anyone who can live without their smartphone for a year, announced via Twitter with a hashtag #NoPhoneForAYear.

  • Expression
    6 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +24 +3

    A Parent’s Guide to Not Feeling So Bad About Using Alexa

    With Amazon’s Echo Dot speaker breaking the company’s sales records over Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year and the Google Home exploding in popularity, there’s going to be a lot of homes getting smart speakers for the first time. As a parent of an 8-month-old kid, let me say: they’re great, and also very weird and scary!

  • Review
    6 months ago
    by grandsalami
    +28 +9

    The worst gadgets of 2018

    After this year, let's forget these things ever happened.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by TNY
    +19 +4

    Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal

    Apple’s newest iPad Pro might have a small bend out of the box.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by takai
    +22 +4

    Remote-operated walkie-talkie provides riders with off-grid comms

    If you're mountain biking, quading or otherwise wheelin' in the backcountry, then there's a good chance that cellular service may not be available. So, how do you keep in touch with your fellow riders? Well, the RidingToo RT1 sports walkie talkie looks like it could be a good way to go. The RT1 consists of two parts: a main "host" unit that is mounted on the handlebars or carried on the rider's body, along with a bar-mounted Bluetooth remote.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by geoleo
    +21 +5

    With USB-C, it's a golden age for chargers, battery packs and other power accessories

    The move from old-style USB ports to the newer USB-C has had its share of growing pains But the updated design is leading to a profusion of new products to charge your gadgets. The biggest reason is that USB-C can charge both your phone and your laptop. And, increasingly, other things like MiFi portable hotspots and Bluetooth wireless earbuds. That means one charger or one battery pack can be useful in a multitude of circumstances.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by sjvn
    +28 +3

    Windows is coming to your Chromebook

    If there's are a couple of Windows applications holding you back from using a Chromebook, Google will soon let you run Windows 10 on your high-end Chromebook.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by rawlings
    +17 +7

    iPads and iPhone XRs Lead New Device Adoption Over Christmas

    The lull between Christmas and New Year’s is the perfect time to pause and reflect on the buzz of activity that December brings. It’s a time of relaxation that can only be perfected by keeping up to date on shifts in the device market. In order to achieve this, we examined our vast mobile data over Christmas this year, looking specifically at the volume of new devices that entered the market. As a reminder, this data only consists of devices that users activated for the first time and began using apps in.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by drunkenninja
    +25 +3

    Foldimate’s laundry-folding machine actually works now

    Back in 2018, Foldimate was one of two laundry-folding machines exhibiting at CES that promised to make folding clothes a thing of the past. It was up against Laundroid, a $16,000 AI-powered machine that was supposed to analyze each clothing item and figure out the best way to fold it using AI. Neither machine worked at the time— Foldimate’s model was a non-working prototype, and I accidentally broke the Laundroid when I confused the machine’s AI with a black T-shirt. This year, Foldimate is the sole laundry-folding machine at CES, returning for the third time with a fully working prototype.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +26 +3

    A robotic-sex-toy company accused the world's biggest tech show of sexism after being stripped of an innovation award

    A robotic sex toy had its innovation award revoked at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, prompting accusations of sexism. The Osé hands-free personal massager is the first product made by Lora DiCarlo, a company that describes itself as "a woman-run start-up" that is "determined to change the face of pleasure products."

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by TentativePrince
    +22 +5

    Old, meet new: Sony introduces a wireless turntable for vinyl records

    The resurgence of vinyl records is a curiosity to some and a passion for others. It's arguably ancient technology at this point, but that's also part of its appeal. Sony is looking to bridge the gap with the PS-LX310BT, a turntable that incorporates modern technology to play a very old format. The company showed the new unit at CES this week.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by ppp
    +20 +2

    Apple Watch customer identifies A-fib heart condition after dismissing symptoms as ‘holiday anxiety’

    The Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG function has only been available for a month, but it’s already proving to be life-saving for some. WMUR reports today that a Nashua, New Hampshire man discovered he had atrial fibrillation with his Apple Watch, and rushed to the emergency room. Barry Maden said he originally bought the Apple Watch to “keep a closer eye on his health after suffering a brain injury.” His wife concurred with this reasoning, citing the device’s Fall Detection feature...

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by zritic
    +24 +3

    In a Sea of Plastic and Metal, a Block of Wood Stands Out at CES 2019

    What does it mean that one of my favorite demos at CES 2019 — the world’s foremost technology show — was a block of wood? Maybe that I’ve been spending too much time in my garage with a table saw. Maybe that we’re collectively suffering from a bad case of screen fatigue. Maybe both. But if the crowd surrounding Mui is any indication, I’m not the only one smitten with the Kyoto-based company’s head-smackingly simple approach to technology.