DIGITAL SOLUTIONS: 2020

By C.J. McEleavy | Digital Tools, Products,Ideas & Services.

iPhone X review: Apple finally knocks it out of the park

The company’s most important smartphone in years does not disappoint, with Face ID and an all-screen design that spells the end of the home button<p>The iPhone X is Apple’s most important and most expensive new smartphone in four years, bringing with it a significant change to the design, dumping the …

Phones

YaDoggie wants to stop you from overfeeding your dog

I don't own a dog, but if I did, I bet I would accidentally overfeed it. That's because every time it would look at me with those big brown eyes, …

Pets

Apple finally unveils the iPhone 8 in all its glory

Apple announced today the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices at the Steve Jobs Theater near its "spaceship" headquarters in California.<p>The new phones …

Phones

This $30 keyboard case basically turns your iPad or iPad Pro into a mini MacBook Pro

People still argue until they’re blue in the face about whether or not Apple’s iPad can be a true laptop replacement. We’re not sure why people argue …

IPad Pro

Here are the 26 best iPad keyboard cases, from the Mini to the Pro

There are multiple components to note when you first unpack an iPad, from the device itself and a power adapter to the user manual and a USB cable, …

Universal Tablet Keyboard | Keyboards

Hi is the Zagg pocket folding keyboard compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet?<p>Asked by: mickeys07<p>It is compatible with all Bluetooth devices. …

Tablets

Tesla Model 3 first drive: this is the car that Elon Musk promised

I felt like I was driving in an Eames chair. That was my first impression as I climbed into the driver’s seat of the Tesla Model 3 at the Fremont Factory on Friday afternoon. It took a moment to orient myself — no gauges, no speedometer, no airplane cockpit cues. Instead, one continuous smooth line …

The Numi solar backpack gives travelers security, and a lot of power

Belgium-based Elaha Rafie traveled in Thailand last year and had a great time. However, “it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows,” Rafie said, as along …

Cool Stuff

ASUS' take on mesh WiFi is now available

Mesh networking is all the rage for people who want to fill every bit of their home with sweet high-speed Wi-Fi. Lynksys, Google, Netgear, TP-Link and Eero all have devices that use the new technology to smooth out the dead spots in your home. Now Asus has joined the crowd with its Lyra Home WiFi …

Wi-Fi

The ORII smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice

ORII is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal-clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hearing issues.<p>It works using bone conduction technology …

The SMOVE stabilizes and charges your phone for steady video shoots

When unmanned aerial vehicle makers and gimbal engineers get together they like to have a few beers and make something like the SMOVE. Designed to connect to a regular smartphone the SMOVE is basically a steadicam for your iOS or Android device, allowing you to take steady shots in rough …

The iPad Pro 10.5 is so good it’s basically showing off

Apple extends its tablet lead, but iOS 11 might end up being a bigger deal<p>A little more than a year after Apple released the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, it’s replacing it with a new model, the iPad Pro 10.5. In that year, guess how many companies came within a million miles of matching the speed, power, …

Kanex Announces GoPower Watch Stand Availability

Kanex has announced the availability of its new GoPower Watch Stand for Apple Watch.<p><i>This premium magnetic charging stand for Apple Watch and iPhone</i> …

iPad vs. iPad Pro vs. iPad Mini 4: Which is right for you?

Apple just revamped its entire iPad lineup over the last few months. That's good news in case you were waiting to buy one, but that also means our recommendations have changed.<p>So, what should you do? Long story short: there are now four iPads in Apple's current lineup. There's a budget 9.7-inch …

Tablets

Flipboard

Make your Apple EarPods and AirPods stay put with these handy hooks

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Are you …

Headphones

How Apple CarPlay could completely disrupt the auto industry

Automakers have given up fighting Apple and Google and are now joining the tech giants.<p>General Motors has made Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on its entire model lineup, and other automakers are quickly following that lead.<p>We got our first real taste of Apple CarPlay a while back, …

iOS

Pioneer's Lightning earbuds let you charge while you listen

The dongle comes built in<p>Among the many complaints surrounding Apple's removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, one of the loudest has been the problem of "how do I charge and listen to music at the same time if both cables go into the same port?" Apple's answer so far has been to point you …

Great gear to make your next road trip a breeze [Deals]

The end of winter is coming into sight, and that means the beginning of road trip season is just around the corner. And right now at the Cult of Mac Store, you’ll find the gear and gadgets you need to for smooth sailing on your upcoming road trips.<p>We’ve got a plug-in charger that’s also a car …

Gear & Gadgets

'Brilliant' Aims to Replace Your Home's Light Switches With Touchscreens

Brilliant today introduced the Brilliant Control, designed to replace an existing light switch and provide homeowners with a range of smart home controls.<p>Brilliant Control has a 5-inch touchscreen with swipe-based lighting, music, and climate controls, and homeowners can interact directly with …

Home Automation

Tiny iPhone attachment projects bedtime stories on walls

Natalie Rebot tried reading bedtimes stories to her 3-year-old daughter, but they didn’t hold her interest. So one night mom pulled out her iPhone and used the flashlight mode to create shadow play on the bedroom walls.<p>The nightly ritual stirred young Chloe’s imagination. The gears in mom’s head …

Bedtime Stories

A new kind of router turns your Wi-Fi network into a fortress

LAS VEGAS — Smart devices have a problem. Most of their magic requires that they connect to the internet, but the internet can be a dangerous …

Wi-Fi

Smart pet collar is like an iPhone for your dog

LAS VEGAS — It's nearly impossible not to be connected. Naturally, so are our pets.<p>The KYON pet tracker is designed to help you communicate and send …

Determine

The First Touch-Free Smart Remote

Bixi is the first ultra-portable driver safety companion that senses your in-air hand gestures and commands your smartphone touch-free.<p>The Magic Of …

Home Automation

Pearl RearVision Wireless Rear-view Camera and Alert System

Features<p><b>PEARL RearVision:</b> The PEARL RearVision upgrades your vehicle with a backup camera system and turns your smartphone into your rearview screen. …

10 gifts for the data-driven driver or car lover

1/10<p>Automatic Pro<p>The Automatic Pro is basically a central nervous system for your car. The Pro version also has its own built-in always-on 3G data connection, which allows it to alert the authorities automatically in case of an accident, among other things. What’s nice about Automatic is how …

Data-Driven

Apple AirPods now available to buy for $159, delivers as soon as Monday 19 [update]

<b>Update</b>: As expected, AirPods stock is limited. An hour later, the product is no longer available for Christmas delivery. In the US, delivery estimates are now quoting December 29th availability. eBay is already flooded with scalpers selling AirPods at inflated prices.<p>The AirPods are now available …

Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that the Bluetooth 5 standard has been officially adopted, which means manufacturers are now able to build it into their devices.<p>The next-generation Bluetooth standard offers longer range, faster speed, a larger broadcast message capacity, and …

Gear & Gadgets

GE’s new Alexa lamp shines light on internet of things

We’ve heard for years that the internet of things™ would imbue everything in our lives with the power of the web, all accessible by voice. If you’ve been waiting for something that isn’t a computer or smartphone or smart home hub to ask for driving directions or movie times, here’s your dream …

Internet of Things