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This $90 camera drone folds up to the size of a smartphone

There are a few things we really like about the Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone, and it all starts with its design. This isn’t a tiny little …

Drones

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

Anker built two Nintendo Switch-optimized battery packs

Playing the Nintendo Switch in portable mode is incredibly convenient, but the short battery life can leave users wanting. Today, Anker announced two new battery packs that are optimized for fast charging the Nintendo Switch. One is a $70, 13400mAh pack that provides up to 10 hours of additional …

Nintendo Switch

A Crucial Archaeological Dating Tool Is Wrong, And It Could Change History as We Know It

Ooops.<p>One of the most important dating tools used in archaeology may sometimes give misleading data, new study shows - and it could change whole …

Archaeology

ASUS ROG's ridiculously high-spec gaming phone was made for 'PUBG'

Thanks to the likes of <i>Free Fire</i>, <i>PUBG</i> and <i>Fortnite</i> arriving on mobile, gaming smartphones seem like a no-brainer for brands that want to break into the crowded smartphone world, with the Razer Phone setting the bar for others to follow. ASUS thinks it can do better. Here at Computex, the company …

Gear & Gadgets

The best of AmazonBasics: PC accessories

Best of basics<p>Choosing the right laptop or desktop is hard enough (even with our expert help). When you need to add must-have accessories, whether it's a wireless mouse or USB hub, there's a nearly endless ocean of options, and often very little to differentiate one product from …

Consumer Tech

Sengled Element Color Plus Starter Kit review: Sengled's new color-changing LEDs undercut Lifx and Hue - CNET

<b>Editors' Note:</b> This review was updated on 6/11/18 to account for the addition of a Sengled channel on the free automation service IFTTT. The overall score has improved slightly as a result, from 7.4 to 7.6.<p>If you're intrigued by color-changing smart lights from names like Lifx and Philips Hue, but …

Home Automation

Don’t sweat a thing with the 8 best cooling pillows for hot-blooded sleepers

The warm-blooded among us know that kicking the covers off isn’t always enough to keep cool when you’re trying to sleep. Even with modern air …

Shopping

Smartphone Accessories: iOttie One Touch Qi Car Charger Mount $41, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon currently offers the iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Car Charger Mount for <b>$40.96 shipped</b>. Normally $50, this is the second-best …

JBL speakers inside an LED Light Bulb? That’s right… Pick one up for $15 (Reg. $30)

Sengled USA (99% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers its Solo Dimmable A19 LED Light Bulb with Bluetooth Speaker for <b>$14.99 Prime shipped</b> when promo code <b>50BBLETQ</b> is applied during checkout. Regularly $30, today’s deal is the second best that we’ve tracked all-time, outside of a few $12.50 …

Lynq is a dead-simple gadget for finding your friends outdoors

If you’ve ever been hiking or skiing, or gone to a music festival or state fair, you know how easy it is to lose track of your friends, and the usually ridiculous exchange of “I’m by the big thing”-type messages. Lynq is a gadget that fixes this problem with an ultra-simple premise: it simply tells …

Tushy is the simple bidet for every toilet

If there’s one thing I envy in the global spirit and character its the appreciation of a fine bidet. Hygiene being close to godliness, one can imagine the huddled scientists at CERN and KAUST and Tokyo University creating scientific marvels, secure in the knowledge that their posteriors were as …

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 …

This could well be the most advanced kids’ bike ever made

We've charted some impressive innovation in the two-wheeled world of transportation, the latest electric folding bikes, most technologically advanced …

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Man who helped save more than 2 million babies gives final blood donation

James Harrison has donated blood for 60 years, but unlike most donors, his blood contains a precious antibody that is used to make a lifesaving …

Up close with 4 of the best macro lenses for your phone

Smartphone cameras have telephoto lenses, wide-angle lenses, lenses made for low-light conditions, and even monochrome lenses; but what do you do if …

A startup just released the most powerful power bank ever

As we advance into the future, more and more of our devices need charging: phones, tablets, headphones, watches, laptops, peripherals, speakers, and …

Philips Hue 3.0 is the smart light update you've been waiting for [Update]

Updated 5/29/2018 — As expected, the big 3.0 update for the Philips Hue app is rolling out now. The new version is available on the Play Store now, …

Home Automation

Review: Fibaro's 'The Button' Adds Physical Control Options to Your HomeKit Setup

"The Button" from Fibaro is the latest HomeKit accessory that's designed to add physical control options to your HomeKit setup, making it easier to access HomeKit devices without an iOS device or HomePod.<p>Design wise, The Button looks like you might expect something called "The Button" to look. Made …

This New Lens System Will Be the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Your Phone Pictures

Here's how to buy the latest in iPhone photography.<p>Out with the old, in with the new.<p>If you have the iPhone X, otherwise known the latest from Apple, you're going to need to pair it with the latest in phone accessories. And if you're hoping to do just that while stepping up your photography game, …

New Bigscreen update streams your desktop to the Oculus Go

Oculus says that its new Go headset already boasts support for more than 1,000 titles out of the gate as of today. One of the most interesting of the small subset of those that I’ve taken a look at today has been the latest update for Bigscreen, which brings the previously PC-only VR desktop …

Oculus Go review: Finally, cheap and easy VR for everyone

The Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. That might sound like hyperbole, but it's well deserved. With the Rift, its first headset to reach consumers, Oculus helped introduce us to high-end VR. And together with Samsung, it delivered the cheap Gear VR headset for …

The best wireless security cameras on the market

Do you worry about what’s going on at home when you’re not there? Maybe you worry about intruders breaking in, fret that the dog is chewing up the …

Home Security

Amazon is now selling home security services, including installations and no monthly fees

Amazon’s made a slew of acquisitions in the area of smart home services, and now it’s offering a product that brings them together under one roof — your roof.<p>Amazon has quietly launched a portal offering home security services — which include all the equipment you would need and in-person visits …

This Might Be the Best Wireless Charging Solution for iPhone

Last year, Apple introduced Qi wireless charging with the iPhone X and iPhone 8. The feature was long overdue but warmly welcomed because it makes …

Tech Trends

Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS: Creative Keyboard Adapts to Apps

As both a journalist and iPhone app developer, I spend a lot of time on the keyboard. Whether I'm writing product reviews or apps, a good keyboard is not a luxury for me, it's a necessity. Lately, I've been using the <b>Craft Professional Keyboard ($199.99)</b>. It's not cheap, but its features go a long …

Grab a new Apple Watch Band in four different colors (both sizes) for $5 Prime shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Fullmosa USA (98% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers it Leather Apple Watch Band in both sizes and five colors for <b>$5.28</b> …

This Might Be the Perfect Travel Backpack for Frequent Fliers

We’re big fans of Mack Weldon’s new Ion Series — our Associate Editor Nick Caruso swears by its dopp kit when traveling — and now it has added a …

The FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical provides at-work exercise for $80 Prime shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Woot offers the Under Desk Elliptical by FitDesk for <b>$79.99</b>. Free shipping is available for Prime members otherwise you’ll be …