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Which true wireless earbuds are worth buying?

With so many flagship phones leaving behind the headphone jack over the past two years, the need for a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds has only intensified. While the first crop of true wireless products had their share of comfort and connection problems, the selection improved dramatically in 2017, …

Consumer Tech

Intel unveils smart glasses that you might want to wear

Intel has launched an impressively light, regular-looking set of smart glasses called Vaunt, confirming rumors from <i>Bloomberg</i> and others. Seen by <i>The Verge</i>, they have plastic frames and weigh under 50 grams, a bit more than regular eyeglasses but much less than Google Glass, for example. The …

Wearable Tech

Noon makes your lights smart without a single smart bulb

Smart lights can be a huge convenience, but too many still fail the most basic test: can you turn them on and off with a light switch, without messing everything up?<p>So instead of making smart lights, a new startup named Noon has decided to make smart light switches — transforming your regular …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

802.11ax is Wi-Fi built for tomorrow’s hyper-connected home

Before the current Wi-Fi standard, called 802.11ac, wireless broadband was never quite robust enough: Too many devices were vying for your limited, …

This sleep mask has built-in headphones—and it's magic

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Insomniacs (and SO's of loud sleepers) …

Ring's New Doorbells Makes Your Smart Home Safer

Slowly but surely, the homes that we live in are getting a little smarter. You're not going to wake up tomorrow and have your kettle talking to your …

Smart Homes

Amazon offers its Fire 7 Tablet from $35 shipped in all colors [Prime]

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><i>Update: Amazon also offers its Fire HD 8 Tablet with a $25 discount for Prime members.</i><p>Amazon offers its Prime members the new Fire …

Consumer Tech

9 Bike Phone Mounts That Keep Your Smartphone Within Reach at All Times

If it's hard to imagine having your phone out of reach for more than a minute, mount it to your handlebars.<p><i>$43 BUY NOW</i>

Shopping

Believe it or not, this electric motorcycle actually works, and you can own it

Alan Cross spends his days as a veterinary orthopedic surgeon, but when he heads to his garage his precise skill set is applied to a different kind …

Dueck Defense RBU Leupold Delta Point Pro Sight Base

Red dots on pistols are the bee’s knees these days, everyone is doing it. There are a few different ways to mount a red dot on your pistol. You can …

Self Defense

Get an 8-outlet, 6-USB-port surge protector for $30.99

Designed to sit on a desk, this surprisingly stylish mini-tower handles all your power needs. Plus: If you like puzzles and own an Android device, today's your lucky day...<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog?</i> …

Turn your Mac or PC into a cheap and easy Apple TV

The Reflector 2 app turns your computer into an AirPlay receiver.<p>If you've got an old iMac lying around -- or any Mac or PC for that matter -- you can repurpose it as a cheap alternative to an Apple TV so you can stream your iPhone or Android phone to its larger display.<p>All you need is the …

26 Things You Never Knew About the James Bond Classic 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

"Nobody does it better," sang Carly Simon during the opening credits of "The Spy Who Loved Me."<p>Indeed, you could make a case that the 007 adventure, released 40 years ago this week in the U.S. (on July 13, 1977), was the best of the late Roger Moore's James Bond movies, with perhaps the best …

8 essential items to help you ride out a storm

Apocalypse later.<p>For most of us, an elaborate doomsday bunker is overkill. But, when facing down a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or whatever Mother Nature flings at you, a little preparation can save you from a real-life version of the grocery store frenzy in an end time zombie flick. Start with …

Unlock the secret FM tuner in your Android phone

If you're lucky enough to have a model with this feature, you can enjoy compression-free FM radio without using any data.<p>Your phone has been holding out on you.<p>Believe it or not, your model might have a built-in FM radio receiver. And you don't need to do any jailbreaking or violate any terms of …

Ingenious hand-pumped Scorkl lets you breathe underwater for 10 minutes

Scuba diving may seem like too much of a hassle, what with all the equipment, training and money you need to make it happen. A new product – that’s …

Finally, an easy way to catch your lying ISP right from your desktop

It is now easier than ever to make sure your internet service provider isn't ripping you off.<p>Ookla, the company behind Speedtest.net, launched new …

Here's How One Florida Company Is Making AR-15s Untraceable

“Ghost guns,” a firearm assembly kit without serial numbers, has become popular amongst gun owners across the nation. These guns are self-assembled …

Guns

Mondo Macho: Special-Edition Trucks of the ’70s (K-Billy’s Super Badge and Stripe Jobs)

Classic Cars

LG's new wireless charging pad powers your phone at lightning speeds

Wireless charging is a bit of a white-elephant technology. It’s nice to have, but not seen as something essential. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons for this is because it’s slower than a traditional wired connection. South Korean tech giant LG’s Innoteck division thinks it has the solution to …

Gear & Gadgets

Everything Google announced at today's Pixel hardware event

Kicking off the show at its hardware launch, Google CEO Sundar Pichai touted the shift from mobile to artificial intelligence that allowed for two-way conversation and natural dialogue. He described Google’s desire to build an ‘individual Google’ for each user before detailing some interesting AI …

Google WiFi

Exhausted, filthy but unbowed, the birth of the SAS

Exhausted and filthy, the soldiers of the newly-formed SAS stand side-by-side in the desert.<p>Hours earlier, an abortive raid had seen more than half their comrades either killed or captured, but the men of the soon-to-be-famous force still manage to raise a grin.<p>The newly-discovered photograph from …

Falkland Islands

U.S. top court limits drunken-driver refusal laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States can force suspected drunken drivers to take breath tests without first obtaining a warrant but cannot require them to take a more invasive blood test, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday in a ruling that impacts laws in 11 states.<p>The court decided 7-1 that states …

North Dakota

Supreme Court Rules Cops Need A Warrant For Blood Test After Drunk-Driving Arrest

But warrantless breath tests are constitutional.<p>WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Thursday clarified limits the Constitution places on police officers who seek to measure blood-alcohol level following a drunk-driving arrest.<p>In a fractured ruling that commanded a five-justice majority, the court …

Ingenious Homemade Air Conditioner Ideas

Get creative to stay cool.<p>These homemade air-conditioner designs take the mystery out of cold-air production. Some are complicated, some are cheap and simple, some run on alternative energy, and the last one is so out there that you'll just have to try it. Check out the links below to our favorite …

Clean Energy

The Trick That Turns Your Grill Into a Top-Notch Smoker

It's called the snake method, and it's free!<p>They say that a great charcoal grill is just a so-so smoker. But do you really need to buy a $600 smoker to give your brisket the delectable flavor you seek? Weber's all-in-one chef, cookbook author, and food blogger Jamie Purviance says you don't have to …

Cooking

FYI: Google Chrome Has a Secret Game You Can Play When the Internet's Out

This dinosaur game makes patchy internet halfway tolerable.<p>We've all been there. Stuck on a bus or train, or riding shotgun in the car for hours with barely a half a bar of signal that keeps dropping out.<p>Google knows the pain of this internet-free existence though, and it's got your back for when …

Google Chrome

Beautiful Slo-Mo of a Bullet Blowing Up Light Bulbs

Pop. Pop. Pop.<p>One of the best YouTube channels for "why not?" experiments is Crazy Russian Hacker, and in this clip he channels his inner Harold Edgerton. He lines up five old-fashioned light bulbs in a row, powers them on until they glow, puts them in front of a black backdrop, and fires a rifle …

Videography

Watch a Metal File Transformed Into a Handsome Japanese Knife

Don't you want this in your kitchen?<p>There is no shortage of knives that are made out of other non-knife things. And for every knife made out of a wrench or a saw blade, it seems that there are about 9,923 made out of a metal file. This file-turned-knife isn't just any DIY knife though. It's one of …

Kitchens