Google Home adds integrations with Wink, TP-Link, LIFX and many more
Google has introduced new integrations for its Google Home product, making it possible for owners to use Google Assistant with a slew of new products. Google Home, of course, is the company’s somewhat new competitor to Amazon Echo, giving users hands-free access to the Google Assistant product. These integrations go a long way toward making Google Home a suitable device … Continue reading...
Samsung Cinema Screen is a 34ft Ultra HD screen for movie theaters
Movie theaters will soon have a new screen option courtesy of Samsung. The Korean company has taken the wraps off its new Cinema Screen, a massive 34ft screen designed for movie theaters that want an Ultra HD upgrade. According to Samsung, this screen is able to provide LED-tier image quality at a very high resolution of 4096 x 2160. The … Continue reading...
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 arrives with a built-in selfie mirror
Digital is still king, but there’s a small subset of photography enthusiasts who can’t part with film. Whether you enjoy the immediacy of being able to hold a physical print or you’re nostalgic for the old days of Polaroid, Fujifilm has you covered. The company has rolled out numerous instant cameras in recent months, and today it is back with … Continue reading...
Windows has a heart of trash
 I did a bad thing. I opened a bad file and it borked my PC. So as part of the grand tradition of frustrated tech bloggers calling on enormous companies to conform to their expectations, here is my rant on how terrible computers are — Windows ones, this time anyway — and how they ought to be. Read More ...
V-MODA Crossfade 2 wireless headphones offer hi-res audio in wired mode
V-MODA has introduced its new Crossfade 2 headphones, a pair of over-the-ear headphones that feature both a wireless and a wired mode. When in wired mode, the Crossfade 2 are said to meet the Japan Audio Society certification for the Hi-Res Audio standard, making them suitable for use with lossless media players and streaming services. The wireless mode, meanwhile, gives … Continue reading...
ExoLens’ Zeiss lens case for iPhone 7 offers swappable optics
The iPhone already has a reputation for photography, but ExoLens wants to crank that up with its Zeiss-lens-toting case for the iPhone 7 arriving in stores. Announced back in January, the iPhone 7 case builds on the previously-revealed lens framework that the iOS smartphone slides into, with an impact resistant shell to help in case of drops or bumps. However, … Continue reading...
Razer Blade Pro refresh is a THX certified, GTX 1080 beast
We’ve known a Razer Blade Pro refresh was coming for some time now, but today Razer told us when we can expect it to arrive and how much it’ll cost. With a specifications list packed to the brim with high-end hardware, you might want to consider this laptop if you’re looking for a powerful machine. Be warned, however, that such … Continue reading...
Now Google Home can control your August Smart Lock
August’s Smart Lock has added Google Home support, allowing users to ask the Google Assistant to lock their doors. The functionality which rolls out from today, builds on the smart speaker’s growing range of Internet of Things abilities, which already include controlling lights among other things. However, in the name of security, August isn’t granting full key-holder privileges to the … Continue reading...
Netgear announces two new Orbi routers
 I’m a huge fan of the Netgear’s Orbi routers. They offer some of the easiest setup, highest speeds, and best coverage of any of the so-called mesh wireless systems including Eero and Luma. Now Netgear’s original monstrous routers are being joined by a few cousins. The original kit, called the RBK50, came with a AC3000 Wi-Fi base station and a satellite and covered 5,000 feet.… Read More ...
AmazonFresh Pickup is like a grocery drive-through
Amazon is doing its best to make consumers get their products as easily as possible – after buying, of course. The easier and more convenient it is for every person in the world to purchase goods from Amazon, the bigger Amazon gets. The more successful Amazon is, the more ubiquitous it can be – hence the impending grocery store takeover … Continue reading...
Google Home and Google WiFi land in UK next month
Here in the US, we’ve been able to enjoy the benefits of Google Home and Google WiFi for a few months now, but our friends over in the UK haven’t had the same opportunity. That’s all about to change next month, as Google has announced that both devices will be making their way across the Atlantic at the beginning of … Continue reading...
Ikea joins the smart home biz with Trådfri connected lights
Although not exactly present in all corners of the globe, the name Ikea is well-known for ready-to-assemble furniture, and sometimes overpriced products. It isn’t, however, known for being on the cutting edge of technology. Although it has dabbled a bit in augmented reality and wireless charging, it has yet to jump on the home automation market. It isn’t jumping yet, … Continue reading...
Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5 might skip April event
Forget the Surface Phone, there might not even be a new Surface Book or Surface Pro. At least not in Microsoft’s Spring event next month. Given what the Surface Book 2 is rumored to be, which is quite different from its predecessor, there might be no tears shed. Microsoft does have a new Surface device prepared, however, though what exactly … Continue reading...
Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5 might skip April event
Forget the Surface Phone, there might not even be a new Surface Book or Surface Pro. At least not in Microsoft’s Spring event next month. Given what the Surface Book 2 is rumored to be, which is quite different from its predecessor, there might be no tears shed. Microsoft does have a new Surface device prepared, however, though what exactly … Continue reading...
Google’s Amazon Echo competitor and wifi router launching in UK on April 6
 Google has announced that its Google Home connected speaker will launch in the UK on April 6, along with the Google Wifi router. Read More ...
Google’s Amazon Echo competitor and wifi router launching in UK on April 6
 Google has announced that its Google Home connected speaker will launch in the UK on April 6, along with the Google Wifi router. Read More ...
LG TONE FREE mixes neckband with removable earbuds
Just a few weeks ago, LG formally started the retail availability of one of its weirder TONE headsets, the LG TONE Studio. This time, it is launching its other odd headset. At first glance, the LG TONE FREE looks like any old around-the-neck Bluetooth headset, like many of LG’s other TONEs. That perception, however, changes when you pull out the … Continue reading...
Intel brings Optane Memory storage to desktops with a caveat
If you’re a desktop user still green with envy from Intel’s big Optane announcement last week, you can now revert to your regular color just a wee bit. Intel is now bringing that same ultra fast memory technology to the desktop, but not in the way you might think. Last week’s announcement was about bringing Intel Optane SSDs to servers … Continue reading...
Cortana comes to Android lock screens and Australia
In just a few days, Samsung will finally be showing what its own Bixby personal assistant is truly capable of, but not before Microsoft has had a chance to cement the position of its own. Cortana is gaining a few new abilities, at least on Android. And to make sure more people will be able to bridge their smartphones and … Continue reading...
Moto X 2017 leak reveals dual cameras, Snapdragon 625
Both CES and MWC 2017 have come and gone but Motorola has been relatively silent on its other smartphone lines. While it did unveil the 5th gen Moto G, it hasn’t said a word yet about a new Moto X or even a new Moto E. This latest leak, however, seems to reaffirm that, yes, the 2017 Moto X is … Continue reading...