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The best wireless phone chargers for your iPhone or Android

You know what’s missing from all our visions of a futuristic utopia? Wires. You never see anyone fumbling with a cable to plug in an Android phone or …

Gear & Gadgets

How to get started with an Alexa smart home

If you're a regular reader here at CNET, then you've probably noticed an awful lot of stories about Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa -- particularly the many ways in which she can take control of the connected home.<p>There's good reason for that. Voice control has become the smart home's gateway drug …

Smart Homes

How to get better weather forecasts on your Alexa speaker

A feature of Alexa I use almost every day is the weather forecast. It's a prominent feature that's baked into your Flash Briefing and you can ask for things like tomorrow's weather, the weekend forecast or for weather anywhere in the world.<p>However, Alexa's built-in weather just isn't in-depth …

Weather

This Brilliant Google Trick Will Help You Find Your Phone

• Make sure <b>Location Services</b> is turned on. You can do this by navigating to <b>Settings > Location</b> on your Android phone, and checking that the switch is …

Maps

How to share Amazon Prime with friends and family

Your Amazon Prime account is set up with a feature called Amazon Household that allows you to share a large handful your benefits with friends and …

I worried about Tennessee being too hyped, but the Vols might actually be underrated

For the first time in a long time, the Vols have both proven production and raw talent. What can that combo do against a hellacious schedule?<p><i>Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here.</i><p>1. How far, and how fast?<p>It's not hard to understand the infatuation.<p>According to the 247Sports …

You can now back and order the Remix Mini Android PC from Kickstarter for just $20

If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the Android-powered Remix Mini PC, now is your chance. The affordable device has just made its way to Kickstarter and can be yours for the low price of $20.<p>Powered by Jide’s Remix OS, which is based off of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Remix Mini is quite the …

Gear & Gadgets

Have you ever experienced that rotten egg smell? Here’s how to maintain your camper's water heater.

Suburban or Atwood, here’s how to flush, winterize, and complete RV water heater maintenance. Ever experienced that rotten egg smell? Here’s how to …

RVs

Sugru: The Most Handy DIY Tool You've Probably Never Heard Of

The miraculous moldable glue known as Sugru is perfect for everything from repairing busted iPhone cables to improving kitchen appliances, and even …

Xiaomi announces 40-inch full-HD variant of Mi TV 2 for $320

Xiaomi teased last week that it would be announcing a new model in its Mi TV lineup, with the vendor today unveiling a new variant of the Mi TV 2 …

Google's launch of Android Auto starts today with Pioneer head units

Just make sure to download the app first<p>Google today released a dedicated Android Auto app that allows smartphones running Android 5.0 and above to communicate with compatible head units and car infotainment systems. The app passes data from Google Maps, Messages, Google Play Music, weather, and …

[Deal Alert] LG G Pad 7.0 With LTE (Unlocked) On Sale For $109.99 Through eBay Or Groupon

Several manufacturers are moving away from 7-inch tablets, but LG still has the small tablet form factor in mind. The G Pad 7.0 came out last year, …

The best weather radar apps for American users

For more than just 'is it raining?'<p>Most weather apps come with radar, but it can leave something to be desired, especially for those who are a little …

[Deal Alert] Get A Denon Heos 3 Wireless Speaker For $99 ($200 Off) With A Spotify Premium Account

Denon and Spotify currently have a thing going on where if you put the two together, you could wind up saving $200. Denon is holding a promotion …

TYLT Vu-Mate Qi charging card for the Galaxy Note 4

A viable option for adding wireless charging to your Note 4, but read the fine print first<p>The Galaxy Note 4's lack of wireless charging leads owners …

How to use Lollipop's Smart Lock feature (Trusted places, Trusted devices) on your Android smartphone

One of the best features in Android 5.0 Lollipop is the ability to temporarily disable or bypass a smartphone’s lock screen security using a new …

Android News

ZEROHOUR RELIC XR, for all your portable charger in a tactical flashlight needs

Another nifty idea that graced the floors of CES last week, was a convenient, multi-purpose portable charger built into the form of a tactical flashlight. The ZEROHOUR RELIC XR is well on its way to graduating from idea to store shelves with its ongoing Kickstarter campaign.<p>Amy Truong and Aaron Son …

(Update: Dell.com too) Dell Venue 8 7840 with RealSense 3D camera now at BestBuy

<b>Update:</b> The Venue 8 7840 was officially introduced at CES, and is now available at Dell.com for $399 in addition to Best Buy.<p><b>Original post:</b><p>Back in September 2014, Dell unveiled a new range of tablets dubbed the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series. These new tablets have a couple of cool features. The first is …

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Cases

The Galaxy Note 4 and every Galaxy Note before it has always had a huge support when it came to accessories. With so many to choose from it can be a little bit confusing and difficult to decide so we’re here to round up some of the best cases and accessories that you can get for your shiny Galaxy …

Galaxy Note Edge vs Galaxy Note 4

10 Galaxy Note 4 forum threads you need to be part of

Chatting it up about your new Note 4 is half the fun of having one<p>A lot of people now have a brand spanking new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in their hands. …

You Don't Need To Buy An iPhone 6, But This Is How Apple Will Make You Upgrade

With just over a week to go until what everyone is assuming will be Apple’s launch event for the iPhone 6 on September 9th, I want to take a moment to remind everyone that after the keynote, everything about their current phone will… still be the same. No features are going to be taken away, …

Case Mate Naked Tough Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

Get tough and still show off your phone<p>It's one the dilemmas we face when we spend a lot of money on a new smartphone. Do we cover it up with a case …

What you need to know about phone cases and drop protection [WARNING: Science content]

There are a lot of different case options out there: thick ones, thin ones, squishy ones, hard ones, colorful ones and clear ones. Nick Sarafolean …

Leaked photos suggest Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 mixes fake leather with real metal

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is likely to arrive within a month, but apparently that's not soon enough to avoid an early leak. <i>GSM Arena</i> has posted photos of what's believed to be Samsung's next gigantic, phablet-style smartphone. The images reveal a redesigned back cover that stays true to the Note 3's …

iPhone or Android: it's time to choose your religion

Starting this fall, it'll be much harder to switch between Android and iOS<p>It’s impossible for Google or Apple to introduce a new feature, let alone a whole new revision, to their mobile operating systems without it instantly being compared to the other’s alternative. The sparks that inflame heated …

This 3mm-thick connector will let you Snap things onto your phone

People buy cases mainly to protect their precious phones, but very few offer functional versatility, and you're often forced to give them up when you upgrade. Well, that may no longer be a problem thanks to a new minimalistic solution dubbed Snap. This attachment system starts off with a circular, …