Paul Vorvis

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How to Check Smart Thermostat Compatibility in your Home

So you want to get yourself a smart thermostat. Good for you. It's a smart investment. But, yeah. There are wires involved. And just a little bit of …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Belkin Debuts USB-C Car Charger with Fast Charging for iPhone X [u]

Belkin has just announced the launch of its new USB-C Car Charger with fast charging capabilities for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. …

Forget Apple’s ridiculous MacBook Pro dongles and get these affordable adapters instead

Okay seriously, Apple, what is going on with you right now? We love the new MacBook Pro 2016 models, which are far and away the most sleek and …

Adapt to the MacBook Pro with these USB-C docks and dongles

Allow yourself to bask in the glow of a brighter screen and the multifunction Touch Bar. But when the high subsides and you’re ready to order the new MacBook Pro, you will need to deal with a slight inconvenience: all those USB-C ports.<p>But because Apple prepared us for the new industry standard …

Tips for Buying a Telescope

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p>Taking the leap into buying a telescope can be both thrilling and frightening, but it doesn’t have to be. Confused as to what …

Netgear's Nest Cam competitor has seven days of cloud video recording

These days, connected cameras like the Nest Cam (previously known as the Dropcam) aren't exactly special. There are a slew of competitors out there, like Logitech's Circle and Samsung's SmartCam, so the only way to stand out is by offering something others don't. And that's precisely what Netgear …

Review: The Logi Circle Will Keep You Connected to Your Home Even When Away

The Logi Circle, a home monitoring camera, is one of the first products Logitech is selling under its new Logi brand, which it's using for devices that are part of the Internet of Things. The Logi Circle is a palm-sized connected camera designed to let its users monitor their home and interact with …

Review: iStand – A Delightfully Simple Laptop Stand

Rating: 4.5/5<p>In the quest for the perfect desktop setup, there is often the argument about whether to get an iMac (or desktop computer), or get a …

Gear & Gadgets

TELUS Launches US Easy Roam for $7 Per Day to “Empower Customers”

After news of TELUS’ US Easy Roam offering leaked yesterday, the plan has officially been announced today.<p>The roaming service costs $7 per day and …

Customers

You Can Now Connect All Kinds of Apps to Your Beater Car

Automatic, the app that uses a $100 dongle to tap into your car's computer and provide real-time driving information to your phone, is opening its …

The best name in Bluetooth ‘buds outdoes itself with the Phiaton BT 100 NC

Even when Bluetooth headphones were a buggy, bulky proposition, Phiaton was at the top of the game. And now that Bluetooth headphones are coming into …

Consumer Tech

iRig Mic Field - Stereo audio/video microphone for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

The first ultra-compact audio/video stereo field mic for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch<p>Make professional audio/video recordings everywhere you go<p>Now …

Vizio's latest 4K TVs start at $600

Vizio has already developed a reputation for offering decent 4K TVs on the cheap, and it's cementing that image now that it's rolling out its 2015 line of Ultra HD screens. The company's new M-Series sets (above) tout full LED backlighting, speedy 802.11ac WiFi and a six-core processor starting at …

The best headphones you can buy

Headphones are everywhere, invading our ears in a conquering horde. And like hordes, they come in every style, color, and configuration you can …

Audiophile

Getting hot in here? Dyson’s fan heater spreads its cool factor around

Believe it or not, winter is over. That means it’s nearly time to pack up the space heater and pull out the fan, unless of course you have a machine …

Dry Skin

RHA’s snazzy new T10i in-ears boast booming bass that doesn’t drown out everything else

British headphone maker RHA has crafted an elegant new pair of in-ear headphones drafted from mold-injection steel to add some style (and substance) …

Audiophile

The 10 best soundbars you can buy

The speakers in flat-panel TVs today are far better than they were in years past, but for all that’s been done to improve TV audio systems, they …

Audiophile

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery | Cult of Mac Deals

Power up your iOS, Android, and USB-compatible devices over and over again with a massive 20,000mAh of portable juice. The high-quality Lithium Polymer SolarJuice is designed to charge at home or with just the power of the sun, for an enormous amount of extra battery fuel for life on the move.</i> …

Turn Your iOS Device Into a Powerful Vehicle Problem Checker – BlueDriver OBD-II Scan Tool Review

There are fewer things more frustrating when you own a vehicle than when you see your Service Engine light pop on. It gives you no information except …

Lemurs
Consumer Tech

How-To: Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed

Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about the (surprisingly easy) process of adding solid state drives (SSDs) to radically speed up older iMacs, and the varied challenge levels of adding SSDs to older Mac Pros, Mac minis, and non-Retina MacBooks. Today’s guide looks at the <b>easiest SSD</b> …

How to upgrade your MacBook Air with more storage

I carried a MacBook Air for two years but gave up on it in favor of a Retina MacBook Pro with beefier SSD storage, and haven't regretted it. The …

Bicycling around the Big Island

The ride started out so easy — with a warm Big Island breeze on our faces, cycling past lava fields under a brilliant blue sky.<p>But after some 40 …

National Parks

'Neutron S' Phone & Tablet Mount | Cult of Mac Deals

Details & Requirements<p>24.5 mm x 24.5 mm x 7.5 mm<br>• 2 oz with packaging/ .5 oz without packaging<br>• Color: Deep Space Grey<p>INCLUDES<p>Neutron S Mount + Disc (includes 3M mounting tape and tape to adhere disc)<br>• 1 Glow in the Dark pad<br>• Extra Disc + 3M tape<br>• Extra 3M Mounting tape<p>Compatibility<p>The Neutron S works with …

How to reach every nook and cranny of your house with Wi-Fi

Wireless Internet problems are among the most frustrating to deal with, both because of the large range of potential issues, and when your Internet …

Wi-Fi

Eero now taking pre-orders for its innovative Wi-Fi router

<i>Update 2/23/16: After a year of development and additional funding, Eero is about to ship out pre-order devices. The Eero will also be made available</i> …

Wi-Fi

How to upgrade your MacBook Pro with an SSD

Make your cranky, old MacBook Pro feel like new again.<p>If you have an old MacBook Pro with one foot in the grave, the single best thing you can do to breathe new life into it is replace its traditional spinning hard drive with a solid-state drive. There's a reason that all modern MacBooks and the …

MacBook Pro

MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which Apple Notebook to Choose

From Apple's Mac lineup, the company sells many more laptops than desktop computers, part of a trend that has been in place for years. Apple's laptops are well made, they offer more than enough performance for a majority of users, and you can take the laptop with you wherever you go.<p>Apple's laptop …

Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

Canary, the $250, all-in-one home security system that caught the attention of our hearts and minds back in 2013, has finally started shipping.<p>The device launched on Indiegogo back in July of 2013, with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign had ended, Canary had amassed nearly $2 million in …