David Butler

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Sunday Deals: Save 59% On The Fully Loaded Tactical Military Style Backpack

We have an awesome deal on the Fully Loaded Tactical Military Style Backpack in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 59% off the regular …

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Google quietly starts selling its AI-powered Clips camera (Update: out of stock)

<b>Update (01/28):</b> And just like that, Clips is already sold out at the Google Store. You can still join the waitlist at the link below if you want to be notified when Clips goes back on sale.<p><b>Original article (01/27):</b> It has been months since its unveiling, but the AI-powered Google Clips camera is …

High-design weed tech that looks like it's from space

The Puffco Peak and other high-tech tools help legal marijuana flourish in the face of mainstream apprehension.<p>Every year when I attend the annual CES technology trade show, held each January in Las Vegas, I expect to see plenty of the "unexpected." TVs that curl like snakes, potentially …

Cannabis

DJI Launches Mavic Air Foldable Camera Drone That Fits in Coat Pocket & Shoots 4K & 36MP Panoramas

DJI has launched the Mavic Air, a foldable, highly portable camera drone with a 3-axis gimbal for stability, 4K video shooting, and the ability to …

Gaming laptops are cheap and portable at CES 2018

Buying a laptop has traditionally meant juggling price, graphics performance, weight and battery life. You want a powerful gaming laptop with good battery life? Sorry about that six-pound weight, bro. Looking for a lightweight, inexpensive laptop to take to events? Forget about playing games or …

Computer Hardware

Laptop team-ups power new PCs at CES 2018

Whether it was Intel and AMD, laptop bodies and smartphone brains, or Alexa and everyone, the story of new computers at CES was a tale of team-ups.<p>In the midst of CES 2018, the slate of new computers on display, including laptops, 2-in-1 hybrids, desktops and tablets, felt a little dry. There were …

Computer Hardware

Nanoleaf wants to cover your walls in color-changing light

Nanoleaf's color-changing light panels were a game changer for the company. Now, at CES 2018, the company's turning the idea up to 11.<p>Nanoleaf began as a little LED lighting startup selling odd-looking light bulbs and smart bulbs, but those bulbs have since taken a backseat to the company's …

Home Automation

iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel 2 XL: Which should you buy?

8 different ways to narrow down your decision.<p>So you want a big-screen phone and the Pixel 2 XL, iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 are catching your eye. Which one do you buy? Decisions, decisions.<p>The best policy is to wait until our reviews are in. Some of you are going to preorder regardless, so for …

Phones

Alexa Coming To TiVo, Maybe IFTTT Too

Voice control is all the rage these days… and TiVo is working on, not one, but two solutions. Beyond this exclusive pic of TiVo’s upcoming voice …

Automation

Windows 10 preview shows big changes are coming

Microsoft promised big changes to Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update, and it's backing that up in spades with a new Insider Preview. Available to brave testers on the "Fast Ring," the release brings redesigned notifications in the Action Center, much improved handwriting and stylus support, …

Software

Intel is preparing to spoil everyone else’s fun

Intel, comfortably the largest manufacturer of desktop processors, is no stranger to throwing its weight around to protect its core business. It has …

Intellectual Property

Samsung QLED HDR monitors come in medium, large and massive

Consumer Tech

Amazon Echo just dropped to its lowest price of all time

Apple’s new HomePod would be a pretty terrific smart speaker… if it had Alexa. There’s precious little question that Alexa is currently the best in …

Smart Homes
Mobile

The huge-screened Essential Phone will be a Sprint exclusive

The Essential Phone, an upcoming Android smartphone conceived by Android creator Andy Rubin, will be available with only one major carrier in the …

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: ahead of the curve

The new S8 and S8 Plus aren't perfect, but they are damn close<p>People "aren’t excited by new phones anymore."<p>That’s the first thing Samsung’s product manager said to me before introducing the company’s new flagship Galaxy S8 last month. He’s not wrong: the modern concept of the smartphone has been …

Phones

Shure KSE1500 review: taking electrostatic headphones mobile

In the cavernous hallways of the audiophile rabbit hole, electrostatic headphones are the ultimate, deepest, and dankest level. By the time you’ve started seriously contemplating (and abbreviating) <i>electrostats</i> for your next purchase, your friends will have long since written you off as a hopeless …

Audiophile

LG UltraFine 5K review: 14.7 million pixels can’t be wrong

Apple finally refreshed its new MacBook Pros last fall, but while the laptops received their first new design in years, the long-suffering Apple Cinema Display didn’t even get a mention. Instead, buyers were pointed toward the new LG UltraFine 5K as the best monitor for their new USB-C laptops.<p>And …

Gear & Gadgets

This was the year of VR, until AR stole it

This was supposed to be the year of virtual reality, but barely had 2016 started when Microsoft threw a spanner in the works with the announcement of HoloLens. Rather than taking us to a virtual world, Microsoft's headset pulls virtual objects into our own. Microsoft calls these objects Holograms, …

8 reasons Google's Pixel is better than the iPhone

You should note that everything here is subjective. The iPhone has great features that the Pixel doesn't have, and the Apple ecosystem is in a league of its own.<p>But <i>damn</i> the Pixel is good.<p>You should also note that I'm comparing the Pixel XL experience with my iPhone 6s and not the iPhone 7 series. …

Phones

Wow! This Is The World's Smallest Android Phone - Its So Cute You Want to Adopt It!

Android is famous for having such a wide variety of devices from HTCs, to Samsungs, to LGs to the new Japanese and Chinese countries bringing their …

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ISPs

Samsung claims its latest TV breakthrough outshines OLED, and it’s cheaper

OLED has been hailed by TV experts as the best display technology on the market thanks to its perfect black levels, stunning color, and wafer-thin …

Televisions

The best portable bluetooth speaker

<i>By Brent Butterworth</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After testing 118 Bluetooth speakers over the last two years, we think the UE Roll 2 is the best choice for most listeners. It sounds better and plays louder …

Tesla Glass: the electric automaker’s latest top-secret program

While on one hand Tesla can appear to be a fairly open company, especially considering they open-sourced their patents and Elon Musk is quite a talkative CEO; on the other hand, Tesla is also keeping a lot of cards close to its chest and secrecy is an important part of several of the automaker’s …

Tesla

Good Plan for Windows phones will be going universal soon for Windows 10 | On MSFT

Good Plan is an app for Windows phones that allows students to manage their educational timetable, save their grades and take control of the tasks …

Windows Phone

Why Inbox Is Way Better Than Gmail

Inbox by Gmail has been around for almost two years, and while it continues to exist alongside Gmail, it’s easy to see that Google engineers see …