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The Small Streamer With A Big Sound And A Finger On The Pulse Of The Next Generation Of Music Lovers

When it comes to music there’s a whole new generation growing up without owning any physical medium of the music they are listening to. There are a few who dabble with vinyl but mainly younger listeners are opting to stream their music via their smartphones. Even older audiophiles are eschewing the …

Audiophile

Fluance Fi70 Bluetooth sound system review: A gorgeous conversation piece

I don't like to gush in reviews; it comes off a bit tacky, and this is supposed to be an objective look at a piece of technology, but heed this …

Audiophile

How to set up Alexa voice control for existing Sonos speakers

Have a Sonos speaker? Own an Amazon Alexa-powered device like an Echo or Echo Dot? Now you can control Sonos by talking into thin air.<p>The Sonos One may be the hottest smart speaker right now, but if you have an existing Sonos system you don't need to spend $200 to control your system with your …

Smart Homes

KnowRoaming Adds 4G LTE for Data-Hungry Travelers

4G LTE data is now available for all your devices at an affordable rate.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

4G LTE

Mohu's latest indoor antenna has a 65-mile range

Mohu has something new for all of the cord-cutters out there. The company has upgraded its indoor Leaf antenna and the new version delivers a 65-mile reception range. That's up from the 50-mile range of the previous model. Mohu says that its SignaLift technology puts the Leaf Glide more on par with …

Antenna

Australia first to introduce a solar energy digital marketplace

Australia is famous for its crazy inhospitable environment, but with the introduction of new technology, Australians might actually be able to make money off the burning hot sun.<p>According to the Guardian, Australia will be the first country in the world to implement a network of “virtual” power …

Evelo Offers An Electric Bike In Which You Provide 90% Of The End Product

Judging by reactions to my prior installments of electric bikes and electric racing cars, the attention and dollars flowing into the electric vehicle market is on an upward trajectory.<p>One of the more intriguing products is the Evelo Omni Wheel.<p>Evelo is an electric bike start-up company, and they …

Electric Bikes

Review: Tiny Mass Fidelity Core sounds huge thanks to sound 'holograms'

It’s pretty hard to find bad audio gear these days, but by the same token, it’s rare to find something that truly stands out from the sea of competition. Mass Fidelity’s Core, a small Bluetooth speaker that can create ‘acoustic holograms,’ is one of the exceptions.<p>It also happens to cost $500, so …

Emotional sci-fi game 'Alone with You' hits Steam next month

<i>Alone with You</i> tells a surprising story about relationships, love and friendship -- surprising because it stars just one living human as he attempts to escape an abandoned planet that's scheduled for implosion. His only companion is the space colony's artificial intelligence system and holographs …

Glyph is a portable movie theater powered by your smartphone

Watching movies through a headset is going to happen for all of us at some point in the near future. You might think it’ll be a VR headset, like Oculus, but chances are the portable entertainment system of the future will be a lot more like Avegant’s ‘Glyph.’<p>What is it?<p>The Glyph is a multimedia …

QuirkLogic Introduces Quilla, the World's First Connected eWriter

CALGARY, AB and LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 03, 2017) - QuirkLogic™ a provider of productivity technology to help corporate teams spark and …

Review: Contour’s ShuttleXpress is a must-have $60 gadget for audio & video editors [Video]

While I’ve been a photographer since I was 14, when my bedroom became a darkroom with a bed in the corner, I’m a complete beginner where video is concerned. The closest I’ve ever got to video production was putting together a few exceedingly basic cycling videos in iMovie to share with …

LG combines webOS, lasers, and lumens into another reason to replace your TV

Say hello to the ProBeam projector<p>Today LG launched another salvo in the war against giant ugly televisions with the announcement of the ProBeam laser projector. It's rare to find a projector this bright that's small enough to hold in one hand — and this one runs webOS. Unlike most projectors, LG's …

Gear & Gadgets

The Infinite Drum Machine

Built by Kyle McDonald, Manny Tan, Yotam Mann, and friends at Google Creative Lab. Thanks the The Philharmonia Orchestra, London for contributing …

This tiny Wi-Fi router is probably better than yours, and it’s less than $11

If you follow the BGR Deals team and you’ve already scored one of the lightning-fast Wi-Fi routers we’ve recommended, this post isn’t for you. But if …

Brydge turns your iPad into an iOS-powered MacBook

There are tons of options out there for people on the hunt for a good iPad keyboard case. In fact, there are so many options that it can be extremely …

Review: Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter – a good option for MacBook Pro owners? [Video]

Satechi is well-known for producing Mac-centric hardware, so it’s no surprise that the company has made several USB-C accessories, including a handy multiport adapter. This particular adapter, which is similar in stature to a pack of chewing gum, features two USB-A ports, HDMI, and a USB-C …

The Ocean’s Robots May Soon Enjoy High-Speed Internet

There’s a place where the internet, Wi-Fi, and GPS do not exist. Communication is haphazard: Sometimes messages arrive different times at the same …

Valet Charger power pack lets you leave your Apple Watch cable at home

If you’re traveling with your Apple Watch and desperately want to eliminate a cable from your bag, Belkin’s new Valet Charger power pack could do the trick.<p>With its built-in round magnetic charging module, this 6,700mAh battery pack lets you jettison the single-use cable that comes with every Apple …

Tech Trends

Using a Coiled Horizontal Pen Clip for Storing the Apple Pencil

I was examining different ways to hold my Apple Pencil on the Smart Keyboard of my iPad Pro. It’s a difficult thing to pull off because the keyboard folds up in a lot of different ways, and finding the right spot to mount the Pencil has been challenging.<p>I was originally thinking of purchasing one …

IPad Pro

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

Naim Mu-so Qb Offers Square Deal To Audiophiles Looking For The Best Wireless Speaker Money Can Buy

Last year Naim, one of the grand old names of British audio, launched its Mu-so wireless speaker, a positive behemoth that pumps out so much power and controlled sound that it soon became the must-have streaming product for many hi-fi enthusiasts. You can read a bit more about the background of …

Audiophile

Review: Philips 27-inch Quantum Dot monitor promises greater color accuracy and clarity

I had never heard of quantum dot display technology until Philips announced their new E6 monitor. Touting to be the world’s first quantum dot display monitor and the only one to reach 99% AdobeRGB color, I definitely became interested. I was already on the hunt for a high-quality monitor, so this …

Synology Brings Its First Router To The U.S.

Synology isn’t exactly a household name in the U.S. yet, but the Taiwanese company is definitely trying to make more of a name for itself here. The company has long offered its various DiskStation network-attached storage (NAS) devices, but now it’s also bringing its first router (the RT1900ac) to …

Wi-Fi

Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

Is sitting at a computer all day making you fat, but standing desks are too expensive? The Hootsuite CEO’s nifty new side project could save your spine and slim your belly. Oristand is a $25 standing desk made of cardboard. Just unfold the contraption, stick it atop your normal desk, and you can …

CloudMagic, the best mail client on mobile, comes to Mac

For managing multiple mail accounts on the go, nothing beats the brilliant CloudMagic. It packs everything you need in an email app — and a whole lot more — and supports almost every mail service you can throw at it. And now it’s finally available on your Mac!<p>Since making its debut on Android and …

JmGO View projector is beautiful, runs Android and is coming to CES

There’s plenty of smart and mobile projectors out there, but very few will look as good, be as self-sufficient or work as well as the JmGO View. This Chinese manufacturer is not very commonly known in western markets, but they aim to change this by bringing their latest and greatest product to CES …

Gear & Gadgets

How to make your iPhone run better in 10 seconds

We love our iPhones, but sometimes they act up. Apps slow down or crash, things don’t run as smoothly as we’d like, or things just get weird — and we don’t know why. Usually, the solution is to power off and restart the device, but if you inexplicably only have 10 seconds to sort out your iPhone’s …

The sounds of “Fargo,” 1979: The musical masterminds behind TV’s best soundtrack

Perfect covers of Coen brothers favorites, spot-on period tunes — and the song that blew the budget is yet to come<p>The second season of “Fargo” is the best drama currently on television, far surpassing its own very fine first season. The FX production, which airs Mondays at 10 p.m., is a master …

TV

A pro-grade action camera with no learning curve

GoPro owns the action camera market it invented and the routine emergence of new competitors only seems to make GoPro’s sales go up. Why would anyone try to compete?<p>In creating The People’s Action Camera, Utah-based Vidi did not set out to target GoPro. It is instead aiming for more …