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Logitech unveils Apple-designed ‘Powered’ iPhone 8 & iPhone X wireless charging stand

Logitech today has unveiled its latest accessory for iPhone users. Dubbed the Logitech Powered, the accessory was designed “in collaboration with Apple” and offers iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users a sleek way to wireless charge and cradle their device…<p>While there are a slew of wireless …

IPhone 8

No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren’t just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say<p>We’ve all been there. You’re down …

6 Perfect Spring Outfits to Wear When the Weather Makes No Sense

Us Brits famously love to talk about the weather, but how can you not when it seems to hop between three seasons in a fortnight? One day it feels …

Amazon has $9.99 LED light bulbs that can be controlled by Alexa and Google Assistant

If you’re not already invested in the Philips Hue ecosystem, we should warn you that Hue products are very expensive. Don’t get us wrong — they’re …

Smart Homes

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

Best Smart Switches for Amazon Alexa

So you've got a home. You've got Amazon Alexa doing her thing, be it in an original Echo or an Echo Dot or maybe the new Echo Show. (Or in any one of …

iPhone Earbuds That Let You Charge Your Phone While Listening To Music Or Talking

Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone jack with the release of the iPhone 7 was a bold move. Apple claimed its main reason for dropping the jack was to make the iPhone 7 water resistant. However, another reason for giving the jack the chop was possibly Apple’s wish for more people to buy its …

10 Companies Changing The Way We Use Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi has been introduced 18 years ago and changed the way we access information. It enabled rapid technological progress and created dozens of opportunities.<p>However, with great benefits, always comes great responsibilities and threats. The absence of network connection, security breaches and …

Wi-Fi

Using Alexa Scenes to control your home like magic

Most connected home gadgets have a way to do things automatically or based on specific conditions. That's the whole appeal after all: being able to …

Smart Homes

These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

Eero upgrades its mesh WiFi system with more power

Last year, Eero launched an all-in-one WiFi solution that aims to rid your house of dead spots forever. Each Eero hub combines the functions of a router, a range extender and a repeater, and once you combine two or more together, you essentially create a wireless mesh network for the home. Since …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

Books

Verizon connected house tour: What a 750Mbps connection can do for you

The living room of the future is now a reality, here in the present, that is. Science fiction movies of all sorts gave birth to many interpretations to what the living of the future would look like. From artificial intelligence acting as overseers, to remotely being informed about who’s at the …

Verizon

Alexa, more cowbell: 18 silly (but fun) Amazon Echo commands

Amazon's amazing Alexa AI assistant keeps getting smarter and smarter. Here are 18 dumb ways you can waste all that wonderful computing power.<p><b>VIDEO:</b> …

5 Alexa skills to try this week – 2/11/17

It’s been a busy week for Amazon’s AI assistant: Alexa Voice Service (AVS) expanded to the United Kingdom and Germany, the Amazon Tap got a hands-free update, and on Friday more than 100 expressions were added to the Alexa Skills Kit.<p>Also this week: Alexa continued its march beyond 8,000 skills. …

Wellcome book prize reveals longlist for 2017 award

Val McDermid, chair of this year’s judges, hails a selection that crosses divide between arts and sciences<p>Crime writer Val McDermid, who is chairing the judges for this year’s Wellcome book prize, has criticised the divide between arts and sciences in the UK’s education system, speaking out as the …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

'Knights Of Sidonia' Fans Can Get Their Tsutomu Nihei Manga Fix With This New Humble Bundle

For fans of <i>Knights of Sidonia</i>, Kodansha is doing a great Humble Bundle of Tsutomu Nihei’s main manga works in a very handy digital format.<p>While you can pay whatever you want in terms of your upper limit, as with other Humble Bundles, you also have a basic limit for each of the three manga works on …

This device fixes the worst thing about the new MacBook Pro

'HyperDrive' is a compact adapter for the ports lost in the recent MacBook Pro upgrade, turning the two Thunderbolt 3 slots into various HDMI, USB-C, …

Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search

Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you inexpensive stopovers — essentially multi-day layovers when you can explore a connecting city between other …

Travel Industry

Kwikset’s simplistic Kevo Convert smart lock is now available for preorder at $149

Popular smart home accessory company Kwikset today made its latest keyless entry smart lock available for preorder. After being announced back at CES earlier this year, the Kevo Convert is now available for pre-order via Kwikset’s website for $149…<p>The Kevo Convert is one the simpler smart locks on …

Home Automation

Here’s all the hidden differences between the new MacBook Pros

I know what you’re thinking: you can tell pretty easily which MacBook Pro you have, depending on whether it has a fancy-ass touchscreen instead of …

Evens 'EarPrint' H1 headphones make you realize how bad your hearing is

Get ready for the next audio trend: ‘EarPrint’ headphones that essentially work as glasses for your ears.<p>Even, a newish company that recently made waves with its original set of $99 in-ear monitors, is today introducing its second product, the full-size $179 H1. I’ve had the chance to try them out …

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

Books

Motorola shows off its Moto Mods in two hilarious new ads

Motorola just released two new TV commercials for Moto Mods – one for the Moto Insta-Share Projector and the other for the JBL Soundboost Mod – and they are pretty funny.<p>The first is for the Moto Insta-Share Projector, which projects up to 70 inches on any flat surface. It comes with an integrated …

Mobile Technology

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari review – how data will destroy human freedom

It’s a chilling prospect, but the AI we’ve created could transform human nature, argues this spellbinding new book by the author of Sapiens<p>At the heart of this spellbinding book is a simple but chilling idea: human nature will be transformed in the 21st century because intelligence is uncoupling …

Singularity

Never worry about picking a movie with this vast film database

If you tend to waste hours surfing the Web before you eventually give up and settle for a movie you’ve already seen because there’s nothing better to watch, Cinesift is about to change your life.<p>Built by Redditor yombato, it’s a massive film database that sources information from popular websites …

Rotten Tomatoes

Hands on with Nura headphones that adapt to your unique hearing profile

Just as with vision, no two people have the same hearing, so why should headphones be one size fits all?<p>Off the back of a successful Kickstarter that …

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Physics