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Goodbye smart gadgets. Hello dumb tech

Feature-filled phones, Apple Watches and expensive coffee machines are all very well, but sometimes they just make life more complicated. It’s time to learn the joy of low tech<p>This is going to be the year of the smartwatch. Thanks to several incredible boundary-smashing technological vaults, Apple …

Apple Watch

These Star Wars headphones are how you listen to music in a galaxy far, far away

Sure, consumer electronics products and movie tie-ins have long gone together like a fine steak and a glass of red wine — but with <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> finally scheduled to come out later this year, these SMS Audio headphones are more relevant than ever. They're based on the brand's existing …

NYC Schools Are About To Lift A Ban On Cellphones

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the ban is unfair to lower income students, reports the New York Daily News., because it's most strictly enforced at schools with metal detectors. De Blasio promised the change as part of his campaign platform, and reiterated it in October.<p>"Parents should be able to …

AI is coming to IoT, and not all the brains will be in the cloud

Smart devices, appliances and the internet of things are dominating International CES this week, but we’re probably just getting a small taste of …

Sennheiser's luxurious Momentum headphones cut the cord with new Bluetooth models

With every passing day, I get more and more tired of headphones with cords. Sennheiser knows it, too — the company is showing off three new sets of Bluetooth headphones that are based on the company's existing designs. The two pairs of its Momentum line —over the ears and on-ears — are now wireless …

Ampl's SmartBackpack charges your gear on the go (hands-on)

As demonstrated at CES 2015, Ampl Labs' backpack has built-in batteries to charge your phone, tablet or even laptop.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Battery-powered backpacks are nothing new, but Ampl Labs' new SmartBackpack, shown here at the 2015 International CES, has a fresh approach. The backpack has swappable …

It's Curtains for Google TV As Android TV Takes the Stage

Each year’s CES marks the launch of several new devices and technologies, but the electronics expo’s 2015 edition rang the death knell for Google TV, the company’s smart TV platform that launched way back in 2010 and never quite took off. And that’s probably a good thing.<p>Google TV incorporated …

The Humble Two-Stroke Might Be the Engine of the Future

Renault unveils a tiny, two-stroke, two-cylinder turbodiesel.<p>Renault doesn't sell any vehicles in the U.S.—unless you consider some Nissans that share a global platform—but there's a reason this tiny diesel from France is interesting: it gives us an idea of how internal combustion engines will …

The Accidental Track Wagon: 2014 Volvo V60 Polestar

A 345-hp neo-turbobrick.<p>To Volvo geeks rabid about long-roof boosted sleepers, a new high-performance turbo wagon is a BIG deal. It's a little like the return of the Z/28 for everyone else. And US wagon fans haven't had the pleasure of a truly hot Volvo turbo hauler since the last-generation V70 R …

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee earns Seinfeld four more seasons

We're going to be talking about Jerry Seinfeld and his excellent web series, <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, for quite a long time, as it's been picked up for <i>four</i> more seasons. Considering the show just wrapped up its third season a few months ago, this marks quite a big win.<p>The new order, …

This is how the world's finest supercars sound in the morning

The best way to knock the sand out of your eyes.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, starting an internal combustion-engined automobile was genuinely dangerous. Adjusting the spark advance (manually, of course) was crucial—if not adequately retarded, it would send the crank spinning violently …

Callaway Corvette, Trident Iceni, Jet Trike: This Week’s Top Photos

Corvette tuner extraordinaire Callaway has finally revealed its first tuned version of the Corvette Stingray, a new supercharged model that comes …

Sports Cars