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Ryobi’s Cooler will keep both you and your drinks chilled this summer

A few months ago we’ve come across a nice coffee table that is also a refrigerator. Now let’s look at a cooler that makes use of the temperature that already exists inside, and provides cold air to users to enjoy in the hot weather.<p>Ryobi’s Air Conditioned Cooler may not be a <i>“smart device”,</i> but it …

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Alexa Just Conquered CES. The World Is Next

You can't walk the sprawling floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center without tripping over a speaker, an appliance, or even a robot or two that …

Twelve South introduces Fermata: the “world’s first charging stand for wireless headphones”

Popular accessory maker Twelve South is introducing what it is calling the “world’s first charging stand for wireless headphones” today. The Fermata is an aluminum stand with a “baby soft” leather pad to hang your headphones on and an integrated charging cable that tucks away neatly into the middle …

The Sunflower Home Awareness System deploys a drone when something is amiss outside

There’s no shortage of home security options on the market today, from simple products like Canary to full-on solutions from Netgear. However, it’s becoming harder to reimagine and differentiate from the competition. Insert the Sunflower Home Awareness System. A blend of outdoor sensors and an …

An iPhone Charging in Midair Is the Coolest CES Demo I’ve Ever Seen

Like calling those two-wheeled, self-balancing monstrosities hoverboards, the term ‘wireless charging’ has been incorrectly used to describe many …

How to check your Mac's free hard drive space

In today’s era of multi-terabyte hard drives, many of us don’t keep as close an eye on our disk usage as we used to. Still, even the largest drives …

Operating Systems

This Mesmerizing Faucet Saves Water By Creating Beautiful Spirals

It isn’t easy to get people to care about saving water: Just ask California, where residents failed to even save half of the state’s goal of 20% reductions in January, despite the epic drought. But could better-looking design tempt more people to adopt water-saving tech?<p>A new faucet is designed to …

Radically upgrade your PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Wii U hard drive for $100 or less

The prices of high-capacity hard drives have dropped so much recently that it makes sense to upgrade everything from desktop computers to laptops and game consoles. For iMacs, Mac Pros and MacBooks, my strong recommendation has been Solid State Drives (SSDs), which combine increasingly attractive …

You Can Jailbreak iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus on iOS 8.1 with Pangu… For Windows

The Pangu group has released a utility that will jailbreak iOS 8.1 on any iPhone or iPad device which can run the latest iOS release, including the …

Bolt Power K3 Mini Portable Car Jump Starter review: The K3 Mini jump-starts a car and can charge an iPhone six times over - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Bolt Power K3 Mini's 12,000mAh battery can fully recharge most portable electronics, and its 400-amp output means it can jump-start a car.<p><b>The Bad</b> The power button can inadvertently be pushed when stowing the K3 Mini, which may drain the battery.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Bolt Power K3 Mini's …

Gear & Gadgets

Bolt Power X-5 Mini portable jump starter (pictures)

The Bolt Power X-5 Mini comes with a white multiadapter cable and a car battery clamp adapter.<p><b>Caption by</b> Wayne Cunningham / <b>Photo by</b> Josh Miller/CNET<p>Two USB ports on the front of the device make it possible to charge multiple electronics.<p><b>Caption by</b> Wayne Cunningham / <b>Photo by</b> Josh Miller/CNET<p>The …

Android Phones

Wink’s new touchscreen controller brings added convenience to home automation

Most home automation products currently on the market crow about smartphone/tablet integration. In fact, Wink’s first product, Wink Hub, relies on an iOS/Android app to control and manage all of the home automation gadgets that Wink Hub connects.<p>But the all-new Wink Relay takes a different approach …

Lifeproof water/shock proof nüüd case for iPad Air $68 shipped (Reg. $130)

Staples is offering the Lifeproof iPad Air nüüd case (1901-01) for $77.49 shipped. Using code <b>86128</b> drops the total down to <b>$67.49</b> shipped. That’s around $62 off the regular listing from Lifeproof and the best price we can find.<p>The screenless technology lets you “touch the actual screen” while still …

ecobee’s new smart thermostat and remote sensors offer complete home coverage

Today, smart home product company ecobee is introducing a new product to its line of smart home thermostats. The ecobee3 is a “smarter” Wi-Fi thermostat that offers automated heating and cooling throughout the entire home.<p>Unlike previous generation models, the ecobee3 system consists of the main …

Dyson 360 Eye

Roomba move aside, the new 360 Eye Robot by Dyson promises to be the most sophisticated vacuum robot to hit the market. With its unique 360° vision …

Samsung tells everyone iPhone 6 Plus is here, can dump their Galaxy Notes and switch over now

Samsung continues to devote an embarrassingly large amount of their advertising not to their own products but to Apple's. In Samsung's latest ad, …

Panasonic plasma-ifies 4K LCD TV picture with full-array local dimming

Officially unveiled at IFA in Berlin, the new AX900 series promises "the company's best picture performance" rivalling the TV tech for which Panasonic is best-known: plasma. Also announced was an 85-inch 4K TV and a step-down series of 4K sets.<p>It's been just about a year since Panasonic announced …

Televisions

Crave Ep. 173: Smart toilet seat bids bye-bye to bad smells

The fancy Fresh Air Plus toilet seat has a fan, an exhaust pipe that banishes odors to the outside, and an anti-slam lid to save your ears.<p><b>Subscribe to Crave:</b><p>This week on Crave, we explore a smart bag that nags you when you move too far way from it, and a smart toilet seat that protects you from …

Networking

Can't delete photo albums on your iPhone or iPad? Here's why!

Why can't I delete some photo albums on my iPhone or iPad?Updated <b>March 2017</b> to reflect changes in iOS 10.The Photos app that comes built-in to every …

Noke padlock will allow owners to unlock it via iPhone app

There will always be a need for padlocks to secure doors and other items and today a company called FŪZ Designs revealed a new kind of lock, the …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

Navdy HUD may finally make it safe to tweet and drive

Navdy is another innovative company to emerge from San Francisco’s ever-growing tech bubble. Fueled by the Highway1 Incubator program, Navdy’s team of thirteen designers and engineers (and one wall-mounted animal head) have created a HUD (Head-Up Display) that becomes an extension of your …

Kingston’s MobileLite Reader Looks Like A Great Way To Effectively Expand iPad Storage

Here’s a really cool accessory I read about on Tools and Toys: the Kingston MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader. The iPad lacks any sort of expandable storage, but the MobileLite allows you to work around this by pairing with over Wi-Fi. Once paired, you can use the MobileLite’s USB port or card …

iPad

SmartBrick Bluetooth LEGO controller replaces infra-red remote with your iPhone

If you your kids play with LEGO Technic, and the standard infra-red receiver feels just a little 1990s, a new Kickstarter project has the answer. The SmartBrick is a Bluetooth LE receiver that forms a direct swap for the IR one, enabling you to control your hi-tech LEGO projects with your …

Lifehacker - Tips, tricks and downloads for getting things done

If you’re still hungry after eating your in-flight meal, you can ask a flight attendant for another one for free.<p>We all pass out compliments at some …

How to make your dumb home smarter without spending a fortune

If you go all out connecting your house, you can end up spending as much upgrading a smart home as it costs to build a dumb one. But you don't need a ton of proprietary gear to pimp your crib with 21st-century tech. Your smartphone and tablet already serve to consolidate your digital life, and they …

Bike of the future removes the need to shift gears, pedal up hills or pack a lock

Biking in Seattle can be less than mellow with all the hills, traffic and especially that rain. But those things are exactly what inspired the Teague team of bicycle designers to build the Denny bike for the Oregon Manifest bike design project. The model (built by fabricator Taylor Sizemore) sports …

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

Clean Energy