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Tesla starts selling solar roof with lifetime guarantee

Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its lineup: Solar roof tiles.<p>As of Wednesday, customers worldwide could order a solar roof on Tesla's web site. Installations will begin next month in the U.S., starting with California. Installations outside the U.S. will begin next year, the …

Sony Debuts World’s Fastest SD Cards with Blistering 299MB/s Write Speed

SD cards still can’t approach the kind of speeds CFast 2.0 and XQD cards boast, but that’s not stopping Sony from upping their SD game in a big way. …

This little device is the cheapest, fastest cloud storage you can buy

You don't have to worry about a physical hard drive cluttering your workspace or having to carry it around. All your stuff is in the "cloud," which you can access from any device with an internet connection.<p>Yet, a startup called Lima proposes you keep your physical hard drive - or actually go out …

Google Drive

This Software Could Revolutionize How Buildings Get Built

Many people who design things for a living are familiar with software configuration tools that work with libraries of objects that graphically come together according to rules. The results might be a walk-through model of a building, a modular office system, or a fantasy world like what everyone …

Manufacturing

Dirt 4 is coming this June

Although the full version of <i>Dirt Rally</i> was released last year, we haven't seen a full, numbered iteration of the <i>Dirt</i> video game series – complete with not just rally cars, but also trucks and buggies – since its third installment in 2011. The long wait for another full game will soon be over, …

Hands-on: Wireless CarPlay arrives in Alpine’s iLX-107 aftermarket receiver

Alpine is launching the first aftermarket receiver with wireless CarPlay in February, and <i>9to5Mac</i> got a quick hands-on demo with the feature in action at CES 2017. See Alpine’s iLX-107 with wireless CarPlay in action below.<p>Wireless CarPlay has officially been supported on iPhones since iOS 9, but …

Gear & Gadgets

Sylvania smart light bulb talks to Siri without a hub

If you've set up smart light bulbs like Philips' Hue, you've probably had to link your bulbs to a central hub -- and if you didn't, you may be making-do with only basic control. Sylvania is trying to do better. It's introducing a Smart Multicolor A19 bulb that doesn't require the hassles of setting …

7 Best Interview Questions to Help You Hire Your Company's Next Rock Star

It's not about resumes and references when you're looking for rock stars. It's about getting to what matters: drive, vision, and cultural alignment.<p>This past weekend I assisted a client in vetting candidates for a critical position. She called Friday night, and said, "Marissa, I interviewed this …

Nomad Horween Leather Strap Dresses Apple Watch, Charging Wallet Boosts iPhone

<b>Horween Leather Co. and Nomad: Tradition Meets Technology</b><p>The Horween Leather Company has been producing some of the world’s best leather since 1905. That’s five generations of craftsmanship, with the Chicago company still making its high quality leather by hand.<p>Nomad got its start in 2012 with a …

Smartwatches

Hands-on: Aukey’s USB-C Ethernet and USB Hub – a solid MacBook companion

As a 12″ MacBook owner, I’m always looking for new USB-C peripherals to help make my life easier. Aukey’s $17.99 3-port USB 3.0 hub with Gigabit Ethernet is one such device.<p>I’ve used lots of USB-C peripherals since I’ve owned my MacBook, and I’ve refrained from covering them all, because some of …

Computer Hardware

Phenas® Sensor Controlled 3 Glow Colors Changing LED Faucet |Review | Shopswell

Phenas® Self Power Water Powered Temperature Control Sensor Water Glow RGB 3 Colors Changing LED Faucet<p>share<p>$4.99<p>Buy from Amazon<p>My mother loves …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Audiophile

Sony’s new smartwatch features an e-ink display on the watch *and* the band

Sony announced an update to the curious-looking FES Watch with a new design. The FES Watch U features an e-ink display and pairs with your phone. But the surprising part is that the band is <i>also</i> a flexible e-ink display, opening a brand new world of design possibilities — what an exciting time to be …

Apple issues global iOS update after attempt to use spyware activist's iPhone

The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple’s iPhone to take complete control of the device with the tap of a finger<p>A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has triggered a global upgrade of Apple’s …

A pocket-sized power bank that’ll help your laptop stay alive

I’ve lived through a lot of live blogs in my life, mostly by the skin of my teeth, desperately watching as my battery ticks down, hoping desperately that the company is nearing the finish line.<p>Of course, the fact that both my personal work computers sometimes feel like they’re on their last legs …

The Best Electric Shavers to Buy Right Now

All the (ahem) buzz about the best options on the market.<p>It used to be that electric shavers were for guys with thin beards or those who didn't mind a permanent five o'clock shadow. Noisy and inefficient, the best they had to offer was a little bit of convenience. Today, however, super high-tech …

Shopping

Sonos Review: The Play:5 is the Perfect Centerpiece for a Whole House Audio System

Sonos is a well-regarded brand known for creating some of the best multi-room home speaker setups, and in late 2015, the company debuted its latest product, a second-generation Play:5. The original Play:5 (once called the S5) came out in 2009, so the new Play:5 marks a long overdue update that …

Audiophile

Goluk T1 Wi-Fi Mini Car Dash Cam, FHD 1080P Night Vision Dashboard Camera Recorder DVR 152° Wide Angle, Smartphone Connection Remote Control with G-sensor.

• ◆Goluk T1 Mini Wi-Fi Dashcam: 1. Wireless Wifi Connect with your smartphone. 2. Free App Control the camera and settings. 3. Separate remote control, …

Astro’s new A50 model solves the big problem with wireless gaming headsets

A wireless audio headset on PC or console can do a lot to improve the quality of your gaming experience — until you go to start a marathon session and find out the battery is about to die.<p>Gaming-headset manufacturer Astro Gaming knows you hate when that happens, and it’s integrating smart …

E3

D-Link announces three new Wi-Fi cameras

But not the one that works with Apple HomeKit<p>D-Link introduced three new Wi-Fi cameras today, all of which come with sound and motion detection, night vision, and local recording. The HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-936L) features a 720p camera with 4x digital zoom, and can record continuous, scheduled, or …

Wi-Fi

Bose's best headphones are even better wireless

When it comes to headphones, it can sometimes be easy to forget about Bose. The company doesn't debut new models as frequently as the competition, choosing instead to focus on quality, comfort and its highly touted noise-canceling tech. Bose's previous noise-canceling model, the QC25, has been …

Consumer Tech

Bose’s QuietComfort headphones finally go wireless

The Bose name has more or less been synonymous with the words “noise cancelling.” As for wireless? Not so much. The headphone maker has dragged its feet when it comes to cutting the cord, even as the competition has flooded the market with Bluetooth solutions.<p>The company, thankfully, is finally …

Google's latest plans to take over your TV include a 4K Mi Box from Xiaomi

Slow is smooth and smooth is fast<p>Today's announcement of Google Home is likely to be the most exciting "living room" news that comes out of the company's annual developers conference, but that doesn't mean TV has been completely forgotten. Google today announced a bunch of new hardware partners for …

Android News

New Scosche MagicMount portable battery w/ Lightning attaches magnetically to your iPhone

As someone that often carries around a portable battery or two when on-the-go for extended periods of time (because I don’t particularly like the added bulk of using a battery case), this new MagicMount product from Scosche looks very interesting.<p>A super slim magnetic pad goes on your iPhone, and …

Tech Trends

Contact Lenses Alter Your Eyes in a Scary Way

Here's what really happens when you stick your finger in your eye.<p>Because perfect eyesight is relatively rare and the cool-glasses look isn't for everyone, contact lenses are a way of life for some 30 million Americans. And while they offer comfort, convenience, and the glorious gift of sight (🙌), …

Health

The Minix NEO C hub made my tiny MacBook a desktop powerhouse

On launch, Apple’s new MacBook didn’t have much going for it with regard to accessories. Now that USB-C is more familiar to device manufacturers, we’re getting some really powerful plug-in devices, and Minix’s NEO C is no different.<p>The hub plugs into a MacBook’s USB-C port and offers a lot of …

USB Type-C

4 gadgets to spice up your epic house party

Invites sent to everyone who’s ever known you: check. Dungeons and drag queen theme: check. Glowing aurora jungle juice: check.<p>What else is missing to throw that epic party of yours? Technology! It never hurts to throw some of the cool gadgets in there to make your event merrier.<p>Check these gadgets …

10 Signs Your Relationship Is Rock-Solid and Going to Last

Find out how your bond stacks up.

This incredible glitch makes your iPhone work faster

This glitch was first discovered by Reddit user vista980622, but we first saw this trick on 9to5Mac.<p>Without the glitch, there's still a way to limit the phone's animations through its settings (just turn on Reduce Motion in your iPhone's Accessibility settings), but that only makes a slight …

iOS