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The best VPN service

<i>By Mark Smirniotis</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full VPN guide here.</i><p>We spent more than 130 hours over four months researching 32 VPN …

Epson's ultra bright projector can hide in plain sight

While we're starting to get some crazy mixed reality tech using projectors, it's good to see companies haven't forgotten about good old-fashioned home cinema. Over the past year, manufacturers have been lining up to show off their little light emitters that pack big features. In June, Optoma …

You'll look like 'Robocop' with this smart cycling helmet

Bike helmets should be about safety first and foremost, but that doesn't mean you can't rock one that's also stylish. Livall's BH51, introduced at IFA 2017, is exactly that. This cycling helmet is designed to protect your head whilst offering a sleek commuter design, enhanced by a strip of bright …

A non-Apple smartwatch that you’ll actually want to wear

There are plenty of smartwatches on the market, but not all of them are as smart as you’d think.<p>With issues like compatibility, battery life, and …

Sony's STR-DN1080 receiver is a knockout

The Sony STR-DN1080 receiver does a lot for the money and sounds good to boot.

The smart jacket from Google and Levi's arrives this fall for $350

It's been nearly two years since Google and Levi's announced their plans to work on connected garments, an idea born out of the tech giant's Advanced Technology and Products group. The first piece of this project is a connected jacket called the Commuter, which uses Google's Jacquard technology to …

​Understanding VPNs and how to choose one

<i>With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business,</i> CNET@Work <i>can help you -- prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started.</i><p>So you've just started your new business. Where's your office? Chances are it's everywhere. Since Wi-Fi is available in hotels, …

Run the Death Star or command like Kirk from these bean bags

Feel like destroying planets without actually getting up? Or ordering your crew around while sinking deeper into a cushy chair? Both Star Trek and Star Wars fans can turn their living rooms into outposts of distant galaxies with these stellar bean bag covers from ThinkGeek.<p>First, the bad news: You …

Prescription lenses for Snapchat Spectacles start at $99 (update)

Snapchat's video-recording Spectacles are super cool, but for folks who need prescription glasses they're just another tech accessory that they can't wear comfortably. Until now. The fine people who made prescription lenses for Google Glass at Rochester Optical will do the same for the ghostly …

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ICON Backpack

by Shantanu | 5/24/2018<p>I got the bag and I must say it is pretty sweet, the size, compartments and design of the bag is unparalleled<p>by Omari | …

Native Union made a USB hub that blends into your home

If you're reading this, chances are you're a gadget freak and may need to recharge multiple devices on a daily basis. That's when you're greeted by a pile of messy cables plugged into a dull-looking and maybe under-powered USB hub. Cable boxes may hide the ugliness, but they're bulky and don't …

Mophie co-founder launches an electric scooter

Daniel Huang, co-founder of Mophie*, wants to change the way that we think about transport. That's why he quit the company that made him famous to start Immotor in April of 2016. Now, Huang is on a mission to "define the future of personal transportation." The result is the Immotor Go, a …

The SpeedX Leopard AL is a midrange smart bike with a low-end price

The smart bike includes GPS, an altimeter and speed sensors all integrated into the frame.<p>Smart bikes are real, and more affordable than you might imagine.<p>SpeedX debuted the Leopard and Leopard Pro smart road bikes on Kickstarter earlier this year. Both bikes featured carbon fiber frames, built-in …

Sony's new e-paper watch actually looks like a timepiece

Earlier this week, Sony introduced its FES Watch U, an e-paper timepiece that it is crowdfunding in Japan. And today, at IFA 2016, we had the chance to see it in person for the first time. As we pointed out before, the FES Watch U is a much more polished version of Sony's original e-ink watch, …

Get totally free phone service and messaging

People say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but if I rack up enough points on my Which Wich rewards card, eventually I'll be eating a sandwich <i>gratis</i>.<p>OK, but free cell service? Definitely no such thing. Except, yes, there is, thanks to Freedompop. For the price of a SIM card (about $20, but …

Six innovative rooftop solar technologies

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>It's never been easier to give your house a solar roof. Falling manufacturing costs and increasing demand have led to a number of fascinating new solar products in recent years, including roof shingles with integrated solar cells, modular solar arrays and even efficient thermal tiles …

Banking is tough when you're an immigrant. This app changes that

Immigrants in most countries have a host of legal impediments that make many activities more difficult, but a new app called Monese (pronounced …

How to buy an audio system

We're looking at the big picture, this is a how to buy an audio system that best suits <i>your</i> needs. So while I'm not going to recommend specific products, I'll set you on a course of action.<p>Step 1: Think.<p>What room in your home do you want to listen to music or watch movies? True, most folks may have …

The best commuter bike lights

<i>By Eve O'Neill</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.</i><p>We've tested 54 different commuter lights in the last four years, and have researched literally hundreds. After all that, and a lot of price fluctuations, …

This $250 turntable totally rocks

First things first: the Fluance RT81 turntable's build quality is way above what I'd expect from a $250 turntable (with free shipping in the US). It puts the $309 U-Turn Orbit Plus and $449 Rega RP1 turntables to shame. The solidity the construction of the medium-density fiberboard base is …

GoCycle G3 review: A comfy commuter, with tech to satisfy the geek in you - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The G3 has a funky, futuristic design, it's comfortable to ride and you can use your smartphone to customise the power.<p><b>The Bad</b> The battery can't be taken out to charge, the strings of LED lights on the dashboard are difficult to get your head around and it doesn't come cheap.<p><b>The Bottom …

Let's make audio great again

When did you fall in love with music? Or should I put it this way, when did you fall in love with the <i>sound</i> of music. No one would doubt that the sound at a live concert changes the way you feel about a tune you've heard countless times on ear buds or the speakers in your phone. The music -- the …

Lian Li's first standing desk is also a computer

Lian Li is no stranger to building desks with computers crammed into them, but this is the first time it's playing to the standing desk crowd. After all, you can justify more of those late night raids if you're also standing up and, therefore, kinda exercising. Much like its predecessors, the DK-04 …

Are you ready for this? A $160 stereo system an audiophile could love

I get a ton of emails requesting more coverage of cheap, but great, audio products. I do as many as I can, but the problem is that most cheap stuff isn't good enough to review. Making exceptional audio products at any price isn't easy, but the challenges escalate with budget gear, so when I get an …

Immersit's crazy 4D motion sofa kit hits Kickstarter

Immersit thinks that your gaming, virtual reality or home cinema experience could be a little more <i>dynamic</i>. To fix that, it just launched its Immersit 4D motion sim for your sofa on Kickstarter. The device consists of four hydraulic pads that lift the corners of your couch or chair via a central …

16 Great Unsung TV Shows of the Past Few Years That Everybody Should Watch

We’re living in a goddamn Golden Age of television. But there’s also way too much TV to keep track of, and a few shows get the lion’s share of …

A better sounding (and much cheaper) alternative to pricey sound bars

Sound bars have come a long way, and some sound perfectly decent, as long as you <i>never</i> compare them to stereo or home theater speaker systems. Their performance advantages over sound bars are so overwhelming I was confident a $380 stereo system consisting of a pair of speakers and integrated amp …

FreedomPop's latest free SIM plan includes international data

FreedomPop made a name for itself on the back of its free, no-frills mobile plans. Having honed its services in the US, FreedomPop headed across the pond to set up shop in the UK last September, but evidently that's not sated its desire to travel. Today, the provider is launching a new roaming SIM …

Huawei Honor Band Z1 an $80 smartwatch that skips Android Wear

It's not bad looking, doesn't cost much, and syncs with iOS and Android. Yet another smartwatch at CES!