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The 6 Best Mechanical Keyboards to Use at Work

You don’t want to be that guy — you know, the clicky-clacky-mechanical-keyboard-at-the-office guy. <i>Him</i>. His every keystroke signals co-workers near …

Engineering

This is one of the most convenient tech accessories I’ve ever used

<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 I make a habit of recommending external batteries a lot, and for good reason.<p>Rechargeable electronics are extremely convenient, but …

Gear & Gadgets

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week

<i>Good morning, and welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single-shot serving of an entire week’s worth of the best new gear pulled</i> …

Toyota is the latest automaker to add Alexa to its cars

Using Alexa in your car is getting more ubiquitous. Ford, Hyundai and Volkswagen all have plans for Amazon's voice-controlled tech, and third parties like Anker, Panasonic, Garmin and Logitech have their own strategy to help you use Alexa while you drive. Now, Toyota has plans to include Amazon's …

Smart Homes

Mercedes goes all in with in-car natural-language control

Infotainment systems are a mixed bag. There are very few truly good ones, but even if an automaker can pull off a solid interface, it's mired by latency thanks to a slow processor. Typically these in-car systems usually aren't up to par with the offerings from Apple and Google. Mercedes is trying …

Android Auto

Pioneer’s autonomous driving tech includes LiDAR and driver monitors

Pioneer is well-known for its audio devices, but at CES, it's showing off some of its other, and maybe less expected, tech. The company has been working on Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous driving technology -- or conditional and high automation, respectively, meaning the driver still has to be …

Autonomous Cars

Ford and Postmates team up to deliver orders with self-driving cars

Ford announced at CES today that it has entered a partnership with delivery service Postmates and will begin piloting various programs to see how self-driving vehicles and on-demand delivery can work together. This is the first on-demand delivery app to partner with Ford on a pilot like this and …

Driverless Cars

Nissan's Brain to Vehicle Concept first look at CES 2018

Baidu debuts its Apollo 2.0 autonomous driving platform

Baidu already bills itself as "the Google of China" and, like the Mountain View-based search giant, it's working feverishly to develop autonomous driving technologies. At CES on Monday, Baidu unveiled the fruits of its (and more than 90 industry partners') labor: the Apollo 2.0 platform.<p>Building on …

Autonomous Cars

Lenovo Smart Display hands-on: Google Assistant gets a new kind of home

In case you hadn't heard, Google's Assistant doesn't just live in phones, speakers and televisions anymore. You'll see the Assistant pop up in small, connected screens meant for use around the house later this year, and we just spent a little time with Lenovo's first efforts: the 8-inch and 10-inch …

Google Assistant

Vayyar can detect if someone in your home stops breathing

Vayyar has found new uses for its 3D imaging technology, including detecting whether someone in your home has stopped breathing or is suffering from sleep apnea. It’s another interesting application for a technology that can see through walls like Superman’s X-ray vision.<p>Israel-based Vayyar showed …

Everything NVIDIA unveiled at CES 2018

NVIDIA's CEO Jensen Huang is very excited about autonomous cars, video games and really anything else that uses a GPU. His enthusiasm was so high that he spent two hours on stage last night waxing poetic about everything NVIDIA has accomplished in the past few years and introduced it's super-quick …

Nvidia

Panasonic and Alexa Onboard bring offline voice control to your car

At CES today, Panasonic announced a partnership with Amazon that will bring Alexa to your car. Dubbed Alexa Onboard, it works with Panasonic's Skip Gen IVI technology and is meant to make life with your virtual assistant more seamless as you move from your home to your vehicle.<p>Alexa Onboard's …

Smart Homes

Garmin’s Speak Plus brings Alexa to your car and doubles as a dash cam

It’s more or less inevitable that Amazon Alexa will find its way into cars. Once you get used to sitting in your house and shouting commands into the air, you’ll pretty quickly find yourself wanting to do the same in your car. Apple and Google have the advantage there right now, with their voice …

Smart Homes

Toyota teams up with Uber, Amazon, Pizza Hut and more on mobility services

Toyota has partnered with a number of companies to form the “e-Palette Alliance,” which is a group intended to help guide its transformation as a mobility services company, and determine how it makes use of its new e-Palette vehicle platform, which is a modular, driverless vehicle intended to suit …

Pizza Hut

Byton first look at CES 2018

The Perfect Apple Workstation, Four Ways

Essentials for the Ultimate Desktop Setup<p>No two people work alike — our vocation and habits make sure of that. What most of us can relate to, though, …

25 Perfect Gifts for the Adventurer

12 Guys of Christmas<p>All adventurers share one trait in common. It may not be an addiction to adrenaline, or a tendency to book spontaneous …

The Best Winter Running Shoes of 2017

<i>Last Updated November, 2017: We’ve added new picks and insights. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Winter runners are a hardy breed. They’re …

One of the Best Budget Headphone Amps On the Market Is Now An Even Better Value

Last year, <i>Gear Patrol</i> contributing staff writer Eric Adams reviewed the Monoprice Stereo Hybrid Tube Amp that comes bundled two 50-watt speakers and …

The 8 Best Tech Products from IFA 2017

IFA, or the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, is one of the biggest consumer electronics shows of the year — like CES in January, and in Berlin …

Today in Gear: May 19, 2017

Good morning. The first images of the iPhone 8 have been leaked. According to BGR, the iPhone 8 will ditch the home button and instead integrate …

The Shoe Laces That Can Save Your Life

The Boy Scout’s motto — “Be Prepared” — is a wise one. But almost every survival tool or kit shares the same flaw: you need to remember to bring it …

Doug packs a suitcase worth of clothes in a carry-on

Battle Spring Showers With These 3 Clever Upgrades

Spring weather is the definition of volatility. Rain strikes on a whim, as does the urge to hit the coast in the middle of a surprise sunny day. But …

A Famous Racing Watch from the 1960s Comes Back to Life

A year ago, TAG Heuer announced it would be bringing back one of its most iconic watches: the Autavia, a chronograph popular in the racing scene in …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Digital Photography

The Best Desktop Speakers for Your Home or Office

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new selections for 2017.<p>The majority of us have become extremely comfortable with the mediocre phonics …