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Review: Fabriq is a tiny (and affordable) AirPlay speaker with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service

We first featured the Fabriq Wireless Speaker last fall as one of our New Toys of the Day. What particularly struck us about this product was its wide range of connectivity. We aren’t just talking Bluetooth here. It is also has AirPlay, multi-room connectivity, and support for Amazon’s popular …

How to approach and manage passwords

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning and here is the series overview. The previous article in this series is How to set up automatic backups in macOS and iOS.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this is …

10 apps for enhancing iPhone photos

One of my favorite observations by a now-forgotten sage explained the difference between writing and photography like this: <i>A bad sentence can be massaged, but nothing helps a bad photo</i>.<p>So true. However, I’ve experienced for myself how a good photo-editing app can salvage sloppy composition or bad …

iPhoneography

Apple's AirPods grabbed 26% of wireless headphone sales after launch, report claims

Apple's AirPods have made a sizable impact on the wireless headphone market, according to research from Slice Intelligence, with the audio accessory …

10 ways the iPhone changed the world

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone. Although many derided it as a probable flop, the handset, and the other smartphones that followed, changed the world in a way that few gadgets have done before.<p>Here's how:<p>1. GPS<p>Before the days of GPS on your phone, if you weren't …

Apple

IMDb tells California it will continue to publish actors' ages

With age discrimination rife in Hollywood, California wanted to do something about it. That meant introducing a new law that didn't actually target the root cause of the problem -- i.e. penalizing the people who engage in the practice -- but instead stopped websites from publishing an individual's …

A robotics expert predicts that kids born in 2017 will never drive a car

Henrik Christensen, director of the University of California San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute, has issued a jarring prophecy for the next generation: “My own prediction is that kids born today will never get to drive a car.”<p>His forecast, which he shared in a December interview with The San …

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Rumor: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art Lens Arrives Next Month, Ships this Summer

Talk of Sigma’s 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens have been swirling since February of 2015, but according to a fresh rumor, the wait might be over. The lens …

Cameras

Energous Says Its Truly Wireless Charging Technology Will Ship Later This Year — In Next iPhone?

Amid rumors that Apple will release its first iPhone models with wireless charging capabilities as early as this year, its possible partner Energous has told <i>The Verge</i> that its first truly wireless transmitters will begin shipping by the end of 2017, over two years after it first introduced the …

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Launches New 50mm f0.95 Nocturnus II for Sony E

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has announced the upcoming release of its all-new Nocturnus II 50mm f0.95 Lens for full frame Sony E-Mount. With scheduled …

Canon 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D810 vs Sony A7R II: Side-by-Side Comparison

If you’re in the market for a high-end full-frame camera, chances are good the Canon 5D Mark IV, Sony A7R II, and Nikon D810 are all contenders. …

Cameras