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An Advanced DIY Home Security System: Stay Safe And Avoid Fees

Home security systems are a bit like cars: the price is never the price. First there’s the cost of the unit, but then installation turns out to be a big expense, and service fees build up month after month. The “DIY” home security system has always been an attractive solution, but technologically …

Home Security

Portable USB-C monitor gives MacBook a second screen

Adding an additional screen to your setup can result in a huge boost to productivity. And now it’s even easier for those who work on the go, thanks to AOC’s portable USB-C monitor.<p>This 15.6-inch screen is slim and light enough to take anywhere, and it can be hooked up to your MacBook or MacBook Pro …

MacBook Pro

13 Bike Racks that Blend Seamlessly Into Your Home

<i>Last Updated May, 2017: We’ve added new bike rack picks and insights. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Editor’s Choice: ARTIFOX RACK<p>Anything …

Living Rooms

Yet another reason I’ll never switch from the iPhone to Android

As regular BGR readers know, I have been an iPhone user ever since the first model was released back in 2007. I was using Nokia smartphones and …

Android Phones

Great news: You can get free network TV without sticking an ugly antenna on your window

OTA TV is a cord cutter’s best friend. It’s so great to know that you can ditch your cable or satellite TV plan and still get live network TV in …

Televisions

SelectTV could be the best cord-cutting service you've never heard of

Everyone seems to be cutting the cord and ditching cable. We’re still watching an obsessive amount of TV – we’re just watching it on other platforms. …

The best live TV streaming service: PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Sling TV, and more

For those fed up with their cable or satellite TV company, there has never been a better time to cut the cord. Streaming video services are giving …

How to buy a high-end camera in 2018

When photography or filmmaking becomes a consuming passion or a career rather than a hobby, you might look longingly at fancier equipment. Luckily, "enthusiast" cameras have edged so close to professional gear that there's no need to spend $4,000-plus for models like the Sony A9, Canon EOS 1DX Mark …

ecobee Switch+ with HomeKit also an Alexa smart speaker

ecobee began taking pre-orders for the Switch+ today. This smart-home light switch includes HomeKit support so it can be remotely controlled with an iPhone.<p>But it goes beyond that: with Amazon’s Alexa built in, this wall switch acts as a smart speaker all on its own.<p>Users can do more than verbally …

This pint-size $168 audio system packs a wallop

Dayton Audio’s surprisingly affordable system dishes out very decent sound quality.<p>Dayton Audio's $30 per pair B652 speaker has long been one of my favorite budget speakers, so now I'm pleased to report Dayton's new DTA-2.1BT integrated amplifier is also a honey. Firstly because it sounds nice, …

Audiophile

There are 6 major choices for streaming live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements.<p>Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google's YouTube are breaking in, while old-school heavies like Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T have been …

Which true wireless earbuds are worth buying?

With so many flagship phones leaving behind the headphone jack over the past two years, the need for a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds has only intensified. While the first crop of true wireless products had their share of comfort and connection problems, the selection improved dramatically in 2017, …

Consumer Tech

Now TV’s new TV Smart Stick is super-cheap - and lets you pause live TV in glorious HD

All Now TV content will be available to stream live and on-demand in full HD by the end of the year<p>Now TV's bargain streaming stick is now on sale …

Smart TV

Tech tricks to help you organize your digital photo library

Get more out of Google Photos and Apple Photos.<p>Smartphones' ever-improving cameras encourage us to snap an ever-increasing pile of digital photos. And as these images build up in your phone's storage, they become harder and harder to organize. That's where apps come in.<p>Both Google Photos (for …

Mobile Photography

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

A charging cable for your iPhone that works just like Apple's MagSafe power adapter

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Erato’s lightweight Verse wireless earbuds deliver solid sound at a good price

Erato, one of the first companies to make and sell fully wireless earbuds, has a new product available called the Verse that’s more affordable than its flagship Apollo 7 buds, but with great sound quality, a lighter form factor, and innovative graphene drivers that provide quality audio with fewer …

The 25 Best New Apps Of 2017

From all-new upstarts to dramatically improved old favorites, these apps for phones, tablets, PCs, and the web offer something for everyone.<p>For all the talk of peak app, 2017 was a surprisingly inventive year for makers of apps and software, from the industry’s giants to intrepid startups. Many of …

Now you can cut the cord without losing live TV or your DVR

You’ve cut the cord. You’ve bought yourself a streaming media player like the Fire TV Stick or a Roku. You’ve picked up a good OTA antenna so you can …

6 open source home automation tools

<i>Editor's note: This article was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated to include additional options and information.</i> <br>read more

Home Automation

How to digitize your handwritten notes

Make your scribbles searchable.<p>Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can't organize and search …

Apps

These are the 2017 tech gadgets I just couldn't live without

When it comes to new gadgets and gizmos, 2017’s been a pretty epic year.<p>We’ve seen a surge of new voice-activated assistants, rise of remastered retro tech, and all kinds of quirky smart devices. Rather than rehash what’s appearing on my colleagues' top lists—most of which would make my top picks, …

Gear & Gadgets

Circa Smart Alarm Clock

It's been proven that staring at your smartphone before bed is not good for your sleep. Yet so many of us still use one as an alarm. The Circa Smart …

ZenMate VPN is offering the best Cyber Monday deal we’ve seen

ZenMate VPN has always offered a lifetime subscription model, but historically it’s been so <b>prohibitively expensive</b> that it could really only reasonably used by businesses. <b>$840</b> – <i>yeowch!</i><p>However, this week even we lowly peasants can get the full benefit of this award winning VPN service. For the next …

The Best Black Friday Deals You Can Order Online

Black Friday, Black November, Pre-Black Friday, Cyber Monday… The buzzwords for November’s big holiday sales are as plentiful as stuffing on …

Moment photo cases bring a shutter button and new lenses to the iPhone X

Compatible with the wide, tele, superfish, and macro lenses<p>Moment, the company known for its cases and detachable lenses for mobile phones, is releasing two of its costly yet beloved cases for the iPhone X. The Photo Case and Battery Photo Case both contain mounts that allow Moment's lenses to be …

Mobile Technology

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

Bestek LED Desk Lamp review: The desk upgrade you didn’t know you needed

If you’re a productivity-focused person, you’re probably well aware of how important good lighting is for your workflow. If you have a desk where you …

How on Earth is this best-selling 4K action cam only $50?

If you’re in the market for a new action camera and a $400+ GoPro is too rich for your blood, you’re in luck. Amazon has a great sale going on the …