Andrew Hew

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Masterkey 4.0 puts a projected keyboard and screen in your pocket

Smartphones are pretty much everywhere, and can be pretty powerful computing machines. But tapping away on a touchscreen can be fiddly and takes up …

Gear & Gadgets

How to properly hang art, every single time

Hanging art on your walls can be a nerve-wracking process, especially if you're even the tiniest bit of a perfectionist. You don't want to litter the wall with holes trying to get it right.<p>Chances are, you've been doing it wrong all along. Let us help you hang wall art properly the first time... …

Wall Art

The 10 best perfumes for men

From timeless classics to classics-in-the-making, our grooming expert Lee Kynaston picks out the 10 best perfumes for men.<p>The one to get fresh with: Dior Eau Sauvage<p>Described by fragrance historian Roja Dove as ‘one of the most important creations of the second half of the last century’ this …

Men's Fashion

Don’t put plastic containers in microwave or dishwasher, new research says

Do you regularly heat up leftovers in plastic food-storage containers? Do you put plastic reusable water bottles in the dishwasher when they need a …

Immune System

Watch Disney's acrobatic robots

Disney's Stuntronics robots can perform high-flying maneuvers on their own, and may be coming to a theme park near you.

The Perfect Office - 8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth USB Adapter, Recycled Tire Speaker and more

Continuing our comeback of the Perfect Office series, we are hearing your feedback. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your perfect office; not …

This musical pillow lies between headphones and speakers, and it's kind of a trip

Pillows haven’t fundamentally changed much over the millenia. They’re soft, squishy things you put your head on. But do you know what pillows have been missing? <i>Sound.</i><p>Fret no more, for the $300 Flexound Humu solves this glaring omission. Fully funded on Indiegogo and expected to ship in September, …

Maytronics Dolphin S300i Robotic Pool Cleaner

<b>Pros</b><p>Excellent cleaning performance. Dual filtration system. Can be controlled via mobile app. Easy to use.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Expensive. Difficult to steer with app. …

Review: The Sonos Beam is a major upgrade to your TV's sound (and brains)

People buy soundbars for convenience.<p>There are almost always ‘better’ options for the price. For sound quality, you could buy a pair of bookshelf speakers. For surround sound, there are cheap 3.1 or 5.1 systems. But soundbars let you do it all – or almost all from one convenient unit.<p>The Sonos Beam …

Review: Premium Docking Station for Multiple Devices

If you're like me, and most Apple users, you probably have multiple iOS devices. But even if you and your household have a mixed environment of Android and Apple gear, the <b>Udoq (starting at $124.80)</b> universal docking system has you covered. This beautiful, award-winning, aircraft-grade aluminum …

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider<p><b>A startup called Noveto has come up with technology to deliver sound right to your ears without your wearing any</b> …

Headphones

Gadgets and small appliances that will keep you in the kitchen

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and TechCrunch earn affiliate commissions.</i> <i></i><p>When life gets busy, cooking is one of the first activities that many forego to get a bit more free …

Lenovo's UFO-like hub brings Dolby audio to conference calls

Business meetings can be dreary at the best of times, but that's made worse by the flakiness of modern technology. Between hard-to-hear remote callers and a lack of consistent file sharing, it could be hard to sustain what little interest you have. Give Lenovo some credit for trying to fix this sad …

Consumer Tech

The Beam is Sonos’ ambitious attempt to win the living room

A $399 Alexa-enabled soundbar for the streaming era<p>Walk into any of Sonos’ downtown Santa Barbara, California, offices, and you could almost convince yourself you’ve been transported back north to Silicon Valley. There are the requisite kitchenettes, bikes, and happy dogs padding about as endless …

These Fantastic Prime Portrait Lenses Aren't 85mm; You'll Love Them

<i>These portrait lenses are great; and they’re not necessarily an 85mm lens.</i><p>Most photographers seem to reach for 85mm lenses when it comes to their …

Tesla's performance Model 3 delivers 3.5 second 0-60 for $78,000

Tesla is almost ready to start shipping Model 3s equipped with an AWD dual-motor option, so CEO Elon Musk announced specs and pricing for the new options on Twitter. The Performance trim Model 3 will sit at the top of the line, with 20-inch wheels, carbon fiber spoiler, black and white interior and …

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Cross-platform Electron apps may be vulnerable to attack; update yours now

Electron is a popular framework for building cross-platform desktop applications using web technologies. The tool was created by GitHub, and is the basis of several popular apps like Slack, Visual Studio Code, Discord, and the Atom text editor.<p>And until very recently, it suffered from a …

Fujifilm unveils its first square-format analog Instax camera

Fujifilm's Instax SQ10 is already available if you want to take square-format instant photos, but what if its half-digital technology is still too close to Instagram for your tastes? Don't worry, you're covered. The company has unveiled the Instax Square SQ6, its first analog camera to take (you …

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

The portable home theater projector the size of a soda can is back down to its lowest price

There are a bunch of different portable projectors you can use to beam a nice big picture from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and plenty of …

Lobe’s ridiculously simple machine learning platform aims to empower non-technical creators

Machine learning may be the tool de jour for everything from particle physics to recreating the human voice, but it’s not exactly the easiest field to get into. Despite the complexities of video editing and sound design, we have UIs that let even a curious kid dabble in them — so why not with …

Machine Learning

Oculus Go review: Finally, cheap and easy VR for everyone

The Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. That might sound like hyperbole, but it's well deserved. With the Rift, its first headset to reach consumers, Oculus helped introduce us to high-end VR. And together with Samsung, it delivered the cheap Gear VR headset for …

This Might Be the Best Wireless Charging Solution for iPhone

Last year, Apple introduced Qi wireless charging with the iPhone X and iPhone 8. The feature was long overdue but warmly welcomed because it makes …

Tech Trends

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Smartclean Vision.5 Is The Ultimate Ultrasonic Cleaner

Sponsored<p>Tired of wiping your glasses with a dirty cloth? Getting furious for the daily cleaning work of foggy and greasy lens? Simply put your …

Gear & Gadgets

In Just 20 Minutes, This Robot Accomplished a Feat That Has Endlessly Frustrated Many Humans

This robot gets the job done in 20 minutes and 19 seconds.<p>Ikea's Stefan pine chair costs just $25. You are not deceived by its cheapness. You know the real price you pay is the time and frustration required to assemble the dang thing.<p>That's why it's optimal to pay someone else to put your Ikea …

Canon unveils new ultra-portable IVY photo printer for iPhone & Android

Canon has added a new photo printer to its line-up today. Called the IVY, it is Canon’s smallest and lightest photo printer to date. It weighs less than 6 ounces and measures just 4.7-inches long, 3.2-inches wide, and 0.7-inches high. With a product this portable, you can easily pocket this device …

Netflix CEO says apps are the new TV channels

Apple boss Tim Cook predicted in 2015 that “the future of TV is apps.” That future is here, says one of media’s biggest CEOs. Launching a TV network is now as easy as building an app.<p>“The great thing now is it’s easier to create a TV network, called an app,” said Netflix chief executive Reed …

Apps

Boosted's $750 Mini is the electric skateboard that won't kill your wallet

Christmas is coming early this year.<p>Boosted, makers of the immensely popular Boosted Board electric skateboards, is back with not one, not two, not …

Skateboarding