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First smartphone designed by Google from scratch ticks many boxes, but isn’t quite the stellar world beater some might expect<p>Google has finally launched an own-brand smartphone, the Pixel, to challenge Apple head on and provide a premium Android experience with the hardware tailored to the software …

Phones

ZTE ZMax Pro review: Big phone, small price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The ZTE ZMax Pro has a solid build, an expansive screen, and an exceptionally low price tag.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's only available on MetroPCS for now, it doesn't have NFC, and the battery charges slowly.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you're willing to use MetroPCS' network, the ZTE ZMax Pro is a great …

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Western civilisation does not have an official birthday. Not like Archbishop Ussher’s famous declaration that the creation of the world occurred in 4004 BC, on Saturday the 22nd of October, in the late evening.<p>If the West had a birthday, though, it would probably be the 22nd of September 480 BC—the …

Ancient History

Lessons From Golden Era Bodyweight Bodybuilding Workouts • Zach Even-Esh

<b>This post was inspired from my time spent reading the old books of bodybuilding where the greats from the 50s, 60s and 70s spoke often about all the</b> …

The 6 Gadgets a Veteran Tech Reviewer Actually Uses Every Day

I've tried and tested countless pieces of technology that promised to make my daily routine easier, but only a handful actually have.<p>Over the past several years of trying, testing and reviewing all sorts of technologies, from drones and purported mind-reading gaming headsets to motorized unicycles …

This innovative kitchen gadget will change the way you cook breakfast

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Hamilton Beach You've probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you're of this mindset and looking for an …

Buy smart and save on tech: Get the best cheap laptops, iPhone alternatives and gadgets

Our lives revolve around our electronics. We spend more than eight hours a day consuming mostly digital media and spend literal billions of dollars …

9 tech gadgets you'll want at your next tailgate

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>While the main parts of a tailgate — food, drinks, and music — haven't changed, the tech world lets you up your tailgate game.<p>These nine …

Conan’s Apple AirPod Spoof Taps Into Everyone’s Worries About The New Gadget

Apple has long-been an innovator in the tech world, helping to make smartphones a household item when they released the iPhone, much like they were able to take MP3 players from the realm of nerd gear to uber-cool with the iPod. But that doesn’t mean that everything that Apple does is a hit. In …

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This drone is one of the most entertaining gadgets I’ve ever used — here’s what it’s like to fly it

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>YouTube / Parrot<p>I've never had any interest in drones. Since I was a kid, I was always into video games or electronics, even remote …

Upgrading your home gadgets? How about a $6,400 toilet or door that unlocks with a secret knock

A $6,400 toilet with motion-activated seat. An $11,000 smart bed that automatically adjusts to your sleep positions and habits. These are just a few …

This is the single most important gadget to bring with you when you’re traveling abroad — here’s why

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon If I had to pick the single most important gadget to bring when traveling, it'd have to be a travel adapter, followed closely by an …

Malicious smartphone apps turn your phone into tracking device

Be careful what you download.<p>Four apps available on the Google Play Store were spying on users in secret, according to research released Friday by Mobile security company Lookout. Running a malicious code that Lookout has dubbed Overseer, the apps could track your latitude and longitude and collect …

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$12 gadget adds a microSD and full-size SD card reader to any Android phone

Are you angry because your Android smartphone is one of the few models that doesn’t have expandable microSD card support? Actually, even if your …

This must-have camping gadget is a great value — and more of today's best deals from around the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in …

Best Travel Gadgets That Will Only Wreck Your Budget a Little

In late August I spent to weeks traipsing through Europe—on <i>very</i> important work assignments in London, and taking in the local culture of Amsterdam. …

Gear & Gadgets

Gadget Guide: A Beautiful Speaker, Sharp Fitness Tracker, and an Entirely New Way to Watch Movies

Our gadget guide for October 2016.<p>The tech marketplace is littered with virtual-reality headsets, but here’s an even newer device:<p><b>Avegant’s Glyph ($699)</b> looks like a pair of headphones, but slides down over your face to project images directly onto the retinas. Think of it as a futuristic and …

The Perfect Office - LG Curved Display, Leica Sofort Instant Camera and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Portable micro wind turbine prototype weighs 2 lbs and packs down to the size of an umbrella

<b>Lightweight, collapsible, and quick to deploy, this little wind generator might be a viable off-grid portable power source in places where solar</b> …

11 wireless earbud headphones that aren't the Apple AirPods

Early impressions of the Apple wireless AirPods had us worried the little white earbuds wouldn't work with non-Apple sources, but the new W1 chip is actually device agnostic. In the company's own words, "AirPods do work with non-Apple devices via Bluetooth. You lose the magic as a result."<p>That …

Consumer Tech

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Samsung Gear S3 is a supersized smartwatch that brings Spotify and GPS to your wrist (hands-on)

This good-looking -- and ginormous -- new smartwatch already has the next Apple Watch squarely in its sights.<p>Samsung's got a new Gear smartwatch, and it's pretty...pretty big.<p>Does it look like a big, bold luxury sports watch you'd see in a jewelry store on vacation? That's the idea. Samsung Gear S3 …

Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod review: The Hasselblad True Zoom makes your Moto Z feel like a real point-and-shoot - CNET

The attempts to design a practical solution to upgrade a phone camera's options -- whether it's better photo quality or a zoom lens or both -- have been unsuccessfully ongoing since 2013 when Samsung tried to integrate a zoom lens on its Galaxy S4 ("the camera-shaped Zoom is incredibly awkward and …

Cameras

Sony Xperia XZ hands-on: A beautiful new Android phone

I had a chance to swing by the Sony booth during IFA 2016 to check out the Sony Xperia XZ, the more exciting of two new smartphones introduced by …

HP Envy x360 review: The big-scale convertible - Pocket-lint

Convertible laptops are multiplying. It's like they've grown reproductive organs and formed their own tribe. But that means there's something to suit …

Michael Kors Dylan Access review: Android Wear for everyone

The Android Wear market has been relatively quiet for the past few months, but as we near the back to school season, the release schedule is set to …

LG V20 faces uphill battle against Google Pixel, iPhone 7 (hands-on) - CNET

With the LG V20 rolling out to retailers this week, LG's most expensive phone has its work cut out for it. Not only did the Korean company unveil the V20 hours before Apple took the wraps off its iPhone 7 (£500.00 at Amazon.co.uk) and 7 Plus in September, the device is also hitting shelves after …

Sony PS4 Pro review: 4K HDR gaming for PlayStation fans - Pocket-lint

Although Microsoft makes a song and dance about its powerful Xbox One X console, and justifiably so, it was Sony that beat its main rival to the 4K …

LG V20: First impressions and thoughts

I've now been using the LG V20 for about two days (two half days, one full day), and I'm ready to give you some thoughts and impressions on the …

Motorola Moto G4 Play review: Our second-favorite super-budget phone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Motorola's Moto G4 Play is the most affordable phone in the G4 line. It's splash-resistant, comes loaded with a near stock version of Android 6.0, has great battery life and can be used on any major carrier in the US.<p><b>The Bad</b> The G4 Play lags when playing games and taking panoramic photos. …