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The Amazon Fire TV Cube is so good I want one for every TV in my house

Amazon's Fire TV Cube is launching on Thursday for $119. It's so good that I want to buy one for every TV in my home.<p>The Fire TV Cube lets you speak …

Smart Homes

Elago Launches 'Wrist Fit' Accessory to Store Your AirPods on Your Apple Watch Band

Elago, the company that previously launched the W3 Stand to turn an Apple Watch into a classic Macintosh, this week announced the "Wrist Fit" for Apple's AirPods. The $14.99 Wrist Fit is a small silicone strap that slides onto an Apple Watch band, providing two small slots where you can store your …

Smartwatches

AirFly connects your AirPods to anything with a headphone jack

Apple's AirPods are apparently a hit, but they're not perfect. One of the major drawbacks of iPhone's wireless headphones is the fact that they're, well, wireless, and aren't compatible with anything lacking Bluetooth. Twelve South, which has a reputation for making attractive, smart Apple …

Special $17 screen protector stops people from spying on your iPhone X

If you’re going to use a screen protector on your iPhone X — and you really, really should be using a good screen protector to prevent scratches and …

Remember the Air Selfie drone? It's back and more basic — in the best way possible

A little more than a year after a successful Kickstarter campaign, the folks behind the AirSelfie introduced the AirSelfie 2, a strikingly better, …

12 gorgeous household devices we can’t stop staring at

Companies are working hard to give everyday products such as<p>Published: Caption:Megan WollertonPhoto:Ry Crist/CNETRead the article

Smart Homes

Quick Review: AirPods alternative that charge via USB-C and actually stay in for $28 Prime shipped

Although they cost $159 and can still be hard to find, there’s a lot to love about Apple’s AirPods. The W1 chip makes it easy to pair with Apple devices and they just work…unless they just fall out of your ears like mine. (You can pop some Earbuddyz on them but then you have to remove to charge …

Tech Trends

Review: For just $29, the PaMu truly wireless earbuds are surprisingly good AirPod competitors

A few weeks ago, we wrote about PaMu, unique wireless earphones on Indiegogo that start at <b>$29</b>. Well, we were able to get our hands on a pair of PaMu’s headphones to let you know if they’re worth it, even at the <b>$29</b> price point. After a week of testing, it seems PaMu could give the current truly …

10 New Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching

Image: Netflix<p>We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do …

22 Stirring Pictures That Made Even The Toughest Of Us Cry

Our lives are full of moments, some joyful and simple and some sad and complicated. The following photo compilation includes moments of kindness and …

I swear by this simple gadget to extend my Wi-Fi range and fix dead zones — and it's under $20 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Brandt Ranj / Business Insider Nobody likes slow Wi-Fi, but fixing it for good can cost a lot of money.<p>If you live in a smaller house or …

HomeKit Weekly: Turning your old garage door into a Siri-controlled entrance

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>Getting into HomeKit can be a very costly endeavor when you start replacing locks, lights, and other accessories with connected versions. Fortunately, …

This simple AirPods hack can dramatically improve the sound quality

And they still fit in the charging case<p>Apple’s AirPods have always struck me as peculiar. Not just because of the shape, which is definitely odd, but the fact that so many owners rave about their $159 earbuds, despite admitting to mediocre sound. Surely the most important feature of any headphones …

Use these smart Apple Music playlists to find old forgotten favorites

Apple Music is great, but sometimes swiping and tapping around on your iPhone to find the right track is the opposite of great. That’s where Smart Playlists come in. These playlists automatically update themselves, based on criteria you choose, so you can quickly listen to, say, all the songs you …

Playlist

Apple’s $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model is available now

According to a new report from a Japanese Apple blog, Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat will finally be released next month. And according to …

‘Time traveller’ claims he’s from the year 5,000 and he has photographic evidence

<b>A ‘time traveller’ who claims he visited the year 5,000 has issued a chilling warning to humanity.</b><p>The traveller, who is only known as ‘Edward’ and …

15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google Photos

Stop worrying about storage limits and scrolling endlessly to find old memories.<p>Many of us have thousands of photos and videos on our phones, and although it’s so easy to take them, it’s less clear how to keep them organized and transfer them to other devices.<p>In the age of cloud computing and …

Never Forget to Water Your Plants Again with Happy Plant

Whether indoors or out, plants add oxygen to the air and bring a sense of calm to those who look upon them. I’ve always dreamed of an apartment filled from top to bottom with sprawling green plants, but remembering the various watering schedules amid my busy schedule means more plants die on my …

Apple reminds podcasters of Podcast Analytics & makes it easier to submit shows to Connect

Apple this evening sent an email to podcasters outlining some reminders about changes to the Apple Podcasts platform, as well as an announcement that makes podcast submission easier for hosting partners…<p>First and foremost, Apple reminded podcasters that Podcast Analytics is currently in beta and …

How to use Wi-Fi Calling on Apple Watch

Calling Dick Tracy.Sometimes, cellular reception can be weak, spotty, or even non-existent. Regardless of which Apple Watch model you have, you can …

Wi-Fi

This is How to Buy Bitcoins on Your iPhone

Cryptocurrencies are officially mainstream. All the people, myself included, who didn’t think to buy Bitcoin a year ago are wishing they had. While no one knows where it will go from here, a lot of people are asking how do I buy bitcoins? <b>Coinbase (free)</b> is an iPhone app that makes buying bitcoins …

Black Mirror’s bleak landscapes are as terrifying as its stories

An appreciation of one of the most beautiful parts of the show.<p>A mother, her face gashed and bloodied, screams her daughter’s name in the empty …

There’s a $48 home security camera has the best feature from the $300 Nest Cam IQ

The Nest Cam IQ home security camera is fantastic. Paying $300 for a single camera, however, is not fantastic. If you’re looking for a more …

10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Whether you received a new iPhone over the holidays as a gift or treated yourself to one, chances are you’re not using your smartphone to its fullest.<p>After all, with many hundreds of embedded features, not to mention a new operating system (iOS 11), no doubt there are some things you had no idea …

Apps

There’s finally an AirPods ‘hack’ that gives you a secure fit every time

Apple wasn’t the first consumer electronics company to release cord-free Bluetooth earbuds. In fact, rivals had similar offerings years before Apple …

I Can't Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug

My daily coffee routine goes something like this: I arrive at the office, drop my bag next to my desk, grab my mug, and head to the kitchen. I fill …

Coffee

The Best Things We Bought in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Wirecutter are reopening our blog. As people who are truly passionate about how the things we own affect our lives, …

Instead of Rewatching Breaking Bad, Check Out These 8 Shows

AMC's <b>Breaking Bad</b> is considered by many to be one of the greatest television shows of all time, up there with groundbreaking series like <b>The Wire</b>, <b>Mad Men</b>, and <b>The Sopranos</b>. In many ways, it changed television through its depiction of Bryan Cranston's antihero, Walter White, part mild-mannered …

TV

The Aryan Brotherhood

Profile of One of the Most Notorious Prison Gangs<p>The Aryan Brotherhood (also known as the AB or the Brand) is a white-only prison gang formed in the …

Crime