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This Motorcycle Helmet Hushes the Hubbub of the Commute

When choosing a case for your cranium, you want something that’s smarter than you are. Schuberth’s sleek C4 motorcycle helmet is designed by Germans, …

Commuting

The Acer Chromebook 15 is Too Big for its Britches

Author: Jeffrey Van Camp. Jeffrey Van Camp Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.20.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Review: Acer Chromebook 15 …

Laptops

Use Wisdom to Win in These Tech-Centric Board Games

A game mechanic common to board games and computer games is the "technology tree"—a sequence of upgrades your character or team earns as it gathers …

Board Games

Ultimate Ears' Popular Portable Speaker Now Comes With Alexa

Instead of simply updating its line of wildly popular Boom wireless speakers, Ultimate Ears has blown up the Boom line entirely. The audio company's …

Headphones

5 Tech Deals That Will Upgrade Your Home and Commute

The holidays are fast approaching and every day is a little shorter than the last at this time of year. If you're starting to get in the mood to …

Laptops

Amazon’s Cheapest Tablet Will Leave You Wanting More

Author: Jeffrey Van Camp. Jeffrey Van Camp Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.17.<p>Time of Publication: 2:00 pm. 2:00 pm<p>Review: Amazon Fire 7 (2017)<p>Sub …

Tablets

Breville Precision Brewer Thermal Review: Dial in Your Ideal Drip

Author: Joe Ray. Joe Ray Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.17.<p>Time of Publication: 8:45 am. 8:45 am<p>Review: Breville Precision Brewer Thermal<p>Sub Title: …

Coffee

Alexa Arrives on Sonos, For Real This Time

I like my Echo. In my house, we use it to play radio stations, to get the weather, and to answer questions like "When was the Edo period?" One thing …

Amazon

This Oculus Rift Discount Brings Virtual Reality Into the Real World

There's nothing quite as bizarre—or as thrilling—as walking around your living room completely absorbed in a Holodeck-like virtual reality game. …

Virtual Reality

ZTE's Axon M Pushes For a Dual-Screen Phone Future

Over the years, every so often, companies come along with a bold proclamation: The smartphone was designed wrong. Never mind that it's the most …

Phones

Pixel 2 Review: You Can’t Buy a Better Android Phone

Author: David Pierce. David Pierce Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.17.17.<p>Time of Publication: 8:59 am. 8:59 am<p>Review: Google Pixel 2<p>If I had to pick the …

Phones

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Puts Desktop Brains in a Laptop Body

Last time Microsoft released a Surface, it was the Surface Laptop, the mainstream computer in its lineup. For years, Microsoft has tried to introduce …

Laptops

Meet the Mate 10, Huawei's New AI-Powered Flagship Phone

The next big thing in phones: high-end handsets that harness artificial intelligence to drive advanced features like smart photography, machine …

Tablets

5 Toys to Teach Your Kids the Basics of Engineering

Today, learning about science and tech is all play. Well, and maybe just a little work.<p>1. XYZprinting da Vinci miniMaker<p>You don’t need to be a …

Kids

Tote Your Tots Safely With These Feature-Rich Car Seats

Your child’s car seat can be as technologically advanced as your luxe Euro sedan.<p>Clek Foonf<p><b>Best For:</b> Toddlers whose parents are terrible drivers<p>The …

Parenting

How to Get Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

On October 17, Microsoft drops a new version of Windows 10 called the Fall Creators Update. It’s packed to the brim with new features for everyday …

Microsoft

Have a High-Tech Halloween With Your Own Haunted Smart Home

The holiday season is in full swing, which means we’re all whipping out our decorations and decking our homes out for the festivities ahead. First …

Automation

Brighten Your Day (Literally) with These Weekend Tech Deals

It may be Friday the 13th, but don't let the sheer number of deals clogging the internet frighten you. The bright minds at TechBargains crawled …

Shopping

Need a Cheap Tablet? Try This Just-Right Amazon Fire

Author: Jeffrey Van Camp. Jeffrey Van Camp Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.13.17.<p>Time of Publication: 4:00 pm. 4:00 pm<p>Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)<p>Sub …

Amazon

What's Up With All That Fabric On Your Gadgets?

Earlier this year, when Microsoft showed off its new Surface Pro laptop, one part of the device stood out. The sleek tablet-PC hybrid was made, …

Google Home

Amazon’s New Tablet is a Prime Contender

Author: Jeffrey Van Camp. Jeffrey Van Camp Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.12.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Review: Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)<p>Sub …

Amazon

Turn Your $20s Into Tubmans With This DIY 3-D Printed Stamp

It wasn’t long ago that Phillip Torrone and Limor Fried heard the news that the United States Treasury was considering putting Harriet Tubman on the …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Need an Upgrade? Deals on LG OLED 4K TV, Nintendo Switch, and More

LG is changing the TV landscape with its OLED screens, which have the most vivid color and deepest blacks on the market. You can finally nab a LG …

Nintendo Switch

Perfect That Second-Day-Stubble Look With a Hybrid Trimmer

Today's creative facial hair movement has finally trickled down into gadgetry, with the rise of a range of products designed to perfect that scruffy, …

Knives

Amazon Finally Made a Kindle You Can Take in the Tub

The comedian Brian Regan has a great bit about refrigerator shopping, in which he walks into a store and starts talking to a salesman. "What's this …

eBooks

Watch WIRED Build the Biggest Star Wars Lego Set Ever

If you love Lego, then you won't want to miss this video. The Danish toy company's latest labor of love is a crazy-intricate Star Wars set of over …

Lego

These Abstract Prints Turn Physics Into Art

Kim Keever works with paint, but he's not a painter. Inside his New York City studio, dozens of squeeze bottles are scattered on different tables, …

Art

Don’t Blame Apple For Your Slow iPhone. Blame Apps

Each year, fall ushers in a few certainties. Leaves change color and fall gently to the ground. Pumpkin spice flavors turn up in unlikely foodstuffs. …

iOS

How to Wipe Your Phone Before You Sell It

So you’ve got your eyes on that shiny new Pixel 2, or maybe you’re getting ready to go (almost) all-screen with the iPhone X. Since you’ll be getting …

Phones