Consumer Tech

Get more from your Apple TV with these 7 tricks

Use Apple's black box like an expert<p>It might be hard to believe, but the Apple TV has now been with us for more than 10 years. In that time, it's gotten a lot smaller and a lot smarter—and it has a few tricks up its sleeve that you might not know about. Here are seven tips to improve your Apple TV …

Apple TV

Security hole lets burglars knock out your smart home camera

Smart home systems are supposed to make our lives easier and safer — but some of the most popular connected security cameras could make your place an easy target if your neighborhood is visited by a tech-savvy burgling crew.<p>Security researcher Jason Doyle recently published a set of three …

Smart Homes

5 products to make your home smart today

You don't have to go installation-crazy to have an awesome smart home.<p>Tricking out your house with smart devices can be daunting. Sure, going the do-it-yourself route is less expensive than the thousands you'll shell out for a professional system like Control4, but it's still an investment. It can …

Smart Homes

This is how fast the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be

We benchmarked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and it's pretty freakin' fast.<p>Earlier this January, American chipmaker Qualcomm announced its latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, which is expected to power many upcoming flagship phones this year. It's inside the Sony Xperia XZ Premium as well as ZTE's …

Samsung Galaxy

The only two things you need to keep your Apple Watch looking pristine

The Apple Watch, like just about every other Apple device on the planet, is gorgeous. And just like every other Apple device on the planet, the Apple …

Smartwatches

Opinion: The new low-cost iPad is further evidence of a new approach to Apple’s pricing

If anyone had asked you to describe Apple’s pricing strategy in a sentence, this would – until recently – have been extremely easy to do. Apple aims to sell premium products at high margins to upmarket demographics. The company had shown almost no interest in more affordable products pitched to …

iPhone

New Galaxy S8 Leak Confirms Our Worst Fears

We had a pretty strong feeling that the Galaxy S8's backside would be pretty awkward, but now we know for sure.<p>A new leaked image shows what appears …

Samsung

The Casio Edifice EQB501 takes a licking, connects to your cellphone

Casio makes beefy watches for not-always-beefy people. Their latest, the Edifice EQB-501 is an interesting amalgam of form, function, and high tech features and it has enough dials, buttons, and sensors to keep well-connected on your trek through the jungle, urban or otherwise.<p>This monster watch is …

Gear & Gadgets

Femtech startup Elvie raises $6 million for its kegel tracker

Pelvic floor muscles may not be the sexiest topic, but they are crucial to a woman’s sexual health and well-being. Kegel exercises, which help maintain these muscles, certainly aren’t new, but Elvie has found a way to make them slightly more amusing by developing a kegel tracker that connects …

Wearable Tech

Apple has just rolled out a useful update to improve your iTunes movies experience

Why it matters to you<p>If you have more than one Apple device, this update gives you more freedom when it comes to watching your movie rentals.<p>Up to …

Apple TV

Casio’s updated watch for pilots can track GPS coordinates and sync over Bluetooth

Casio announced a new model in its G-Shock Gravitymaster line at this year’s Baselworld 2017 watch show, and it brings a new feature to the company’s line of high-end pilot’s watches: Bluetooth connectivity to sync flight data to your smartphone.<p>The original Gravitymaster GPW1000 was a …

Wearable Tech

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review

Samsung's best tablet screen is a sight to behold<p><b>The Good</b> The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is an elegantly designed tablet that comes with a capable stylus. It has a stunning AMOLED screen, fingerprint sensor for extra security and satisfyingly loud quad speakers. It's also the first HDR-ready tablet.<p><b>The</b> …

Home Theater

Smart Lights Are a Bright Idea, With Alexa and Siri

On movie night, you could peel yourself off the couch to turn off the lights. You could also churn your own butter for the popcorn.<p>In 2017, I just say, “Alexa, turn off the lights in the living room.”<p>OK, it’s a first-world solution to a first-world problem. But take it from a guy who tests a lot of …

Home Automation

The 6 Best Backcountry Watches

If you want a classic-looking watch instead of some digital gizmo but also want it to do more than just tell time, we have you covered. What follows are six innovative timepieces that help with everything from navigation to emergency rescue.<p>Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT ($2,495)<p><b>Best For:</b> Backcountry …

Watches

The One Gadget That Every Camper Should Bring into the Woods

It's probably not on your packing list.<p>We get it: Camping is about getting away from it all. But we also know that leaving the paved road doesn’t …

Gear & Gadgets

Best Smartwatches for Android – choose the watch that makes time you

There are many company manufactures available in different price ranges. Now a day many different type and also styles watches. So here We share some …

Wearable Tech

Apple and Amazon take fight from smart home to hotel room

Amazon’s Alexa has successfully challenged Apple on your home turf—literally. The Echo and other various Alexa-equipped devices are rapidly becoming …

Smart Homes

Leaked Galaxy S8 Desktop Dock Suggests 4K Power

There's a lot we already know about Samsung's Galaxy S8. The company detailed its digital assistant Bixby and already let us know when to expect to …

Samsung

The Problem With Stowing Lithium-Ion Batteries on Planes

A ban on most electronics in the cabins of some U.S.-bound flights may be aimed at thwarting terrorist attacks, but it also raises questions about …

Batteries

Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 Memory Now Available

Corsair has this week announced the launch of its new Vengeance RGB DDR4 Memory, which is capable of not only adding a performance to your gaming rig …

Arduino

A Frequent Flier's Guide to Travel Gear That Works

I travel a lot. Often to faraway places. Often in bad weather. Often to do active stuff outdoors. And I’ve been doing that for decades. This is the gear that gets me there and the approach that holds it all together.<p>The Bag<p>A few years ago, I flew to Siberia in the dead of winter to visit my …

Gear & Gadgets

Never Mind the Apple Watch, AirPods Are the Future

Just a few months old and still largely sold out, Apple’s AirPods are gaining on the company’s better known watch line.<p>The AirPods already have key …

Apple Watch

VAIO's slick metal Windows Phone is resurrected for Android

VAIO, freed from the Sony yoke, made one ropey-looking Android phone all on its own. Then, learning <i>several</i> lessons, it made a gorgeous, machined slab of aluminum that, unfortunately, ran Windows Phone 10. Now, like practically all other phone makers, its changing tack, introducing the VAIO Phone A: …

Windows Phone

Save on your energy bills with an Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat (18 percent off)

Getting a comfortable home temperature is all about getting the right thermostat to meet your needs. While some people are content with a generic …

Home Automation

Everyday Carry: Urbane

Sometimes the occasion calls for some more refined EDC gear.

Gear & Gadgets

The Art of PCBs and Gonzo Circuits

Years ago, when I co-ran Dorkbot DC, Peter Blasser came down from Baltimore to talk to us about circuit bending (which was all the rage at the time) and homemade electronic instruments in general. During Peter’s presentation, he started showing us some of the hand-drawn circuit boards he’d designed …

Arduino

How to still get work done on flights adopting the laptop ban

WIRED's pick of the tools that will help you work on your phone in-flight on routes adhering to the laptop ban<p>With the news that laptops and tablets would be banned from airline routes to the UK from six countries, workaholics across the globe let out an audible, collective gasp. With PC-based work …

Gear & Gadgets

Hacks to Survive a 20-Hour Flight—Without a Laptop or Tablet - Bloomberg

On Monday night, travelers flying to the U.S. from eight Muslim-majority countries started receiving warnings that they’d need to pack all …

Airlines

PureCarbon Launches Wearable Fitness Tech For Strength Training

For a lot of fitness-savvy techies out there, exercise tech has helped enrich their workout routine and provided them with a way to really see the …

Fitness Technology

Pocket Dump: March 2017

"Pocket Dump" is our new monthly roundup series of EDC (Everyday Carry) items. These items are carried on a consistent basis to assist in dealing …

Gear & Gadgets