Consumer Tech

Vizio’s new TVs don’t do apps the way you’d expect

You’re less likely to get stuck with outdated streaming apps<p>When Vizio unveiled its “new” 2017 P-Series and actually-new 2017 M-Series TVs on Tuesday, it seemed as though the company was making a quick return to the old smart TV approach of preloading apps like Hulu, Vudu, and others onto the sets. …

Home Theater

How to use Kodi to watch live TV

Kodi is a terrific cord-cutting tool, and it's really simple to watch live TV with it on your favorite Android.<p>To be clear, this isn't about watching …

Apple TV

The Aura is an unique home security system

Home Automation

Soaring bar tab for sports TV sends shockwaves

For many of Canada’s sports bars, Monday will mark the start of a new kind of sticker shock on their cable bills. Both Rogers and Bell are …

Apple TV

Hot tech: Top 10 best gadgets to supercharge your summer

Stick another shrimp on the Wi-Fi barbie – summer is on its way.<p>Summer months tend to encourage a respite from our tech-fuelled lives, nudging us out …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Rechargeable Batteries for Your Appliances and Gadgets

Give your wallet and the environment a break!<p>There are plenty of devices and appliances that require replaceable batteries out there. Save a bit of money by opting for one these highly rated rechargeable picks.

Gear & Gadgets

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) Long-Term Review: An Expensive Niche

The set top box market is crowded, and with most of the competition battling it out at the lower-end, is there compelling reason to spend $199 on the Nvidia Shield TV (2017)?<p>After a few months with the Shield, I can comfortably say that the answer to that question is a simple no. The longer answer …

Apple TV

Digital Offers: Keep all of your devices juiced up for $60

We've all been out and about or on a trip where power outlets are scarce and devices are many. At this point, our phones are our connection to the …

Gear & Gadgets

Fitbit says 'external forces' caused Flex 2 to explode

Fitbit says that its investigation into claims by a Wisconsin woman that the company’s Flex 2 fitness tracker exploded on her wrist has concluded the device did not malfunction.<p>The woman, Dina Mitchell, reportedly had second-degree burns.<p>“We were greatly concerned by Ms. Mitchell’s report and took …

Fitbit

Best Window Air Conditioners for the Hot Days Ahead

All of the window air conditioners in Consumer Reports' latest tests do a very good job at keeping you cool. What distinguishes one window unit from …

Home Automation

LED Bulb Home Disco Light

<i>LED bulb Rotating Home Party Disco Light</i><p>Small and exquisite appearance. Easy installation, just plug and play.<p>Three colors of strobe effects: red, …

Home Automation

Apple extends Apple Watch warranty to cope with swollen batteries

Apple on Friday alerted authorized repair facilities that Apple Watch service coverage has been expanded for first-generation devices suffering from …

Apple

These spartan Mac setups wage war on wires [iSetups]

Good cable management is harder than it looks. I should know: Both my home office and my work office are a mess of wires, despite trying to sort things out numerous times.<p>Unlike my failed attempts, this week’s three <i>iSetups</i> submissions get it down to a fine art. <i>iSetups</i> is our new show that …

Apple Watch

This week’s top stories: iPhone 8 reports, Apple’s self-driving car, Apple Watch NikeLab, building a Hackintosh & more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> iPhone 8 reports, Apple’s self-driving car, Apple Watch NikeLab, building a Hackintosh, and much more.<p>This week more iPhone 8 reports flowed in including an alleged dummy model and schematics showing an edge-to-edge display, no rear Touch ID, and elongated power button …

Apple Watch

Sling TV | Xbox One

Harness the Power of Live<p>Sling TV's core programming package provides the best of live television and On Demand, now 20 channels for $20 a month. …

Apple TV

Create a security system with cameras on your Windows IOT Raspberry Pi

Last time I wrote about getting started using a Raspberry Pi and Windows Internet Of Things. This time I played around with adding USB Web cameras to …

Raspberry Pi

B&O PLAY Launch New Handheld, Portable P2 Speaker

B&O PLAY this month introduce the new P2 portable speaker, designed for the spontaneous and free-spirited who love hearing a good tune wherever they …

Gear & Gadgets

100 Days of Resistance

Unforgettable activist moments in the dawn of Trump's America<p>Whether President Donald Trump likes it or not — and he definitely doesn't — his first 100 days as commander-in-chief have been defined by The Resistance. The mass activist movement has brought together those who oppose Trump's …

Activism

get the parts for your next computer hardware project in kit form - The MagPi Magazine

Want to build a project, but don’t know where to get started? Kits are the way to go. And these are the best Raspberry Pi kits.<p>We’ve gathered here …

Raspberry Pi

ESPN's 100-person round of layoffs was brutal, but the network isn't doomed

On Wednesday, ESPN announced a brutal round of layoffs, which is expected to hit about 100 employees, including dozens of on-air personalities.<p>These layoffs are high-profile and painful for ESPN, and on a surface level, seem to validate ESPN naysayers that think the sports giant is in the midst of …

Apple TV

Fitbit Disputes Woman’s Claim That Her Flex 2 Tracker ‘Exploded’ on Its Own

Wearables company Fitbit is disputing a Wisconsin woman's claim that her Fitbit tracker "exploded" on its own.<p>Dina Mitchell said that her Fitbit Flex …

Fitbit

Capture the smoothest videos in the shakiest circumstances with Rigiet

Why it matters to you<p>Shooting quality video can be tough in shaky situations. But the Rigiet, a new stabilizer, is here to help.<p>You never know where …

Gear & Gadgets

Elitebook x360 1030 G2 review: A business laptop with the lot Review

It has been a long time since an HP business device made me sit up and take notice, but the latest Elitebook x360 has changed that.<p>In a world where …

Laptops

The Connected Calculator with ESP8266

Calculator hacks have been around for a while now and we have seen the most action around the Texas Instruments TI-83 and TI-84. When [johnkimdinh] …

Arduino

Teensy and 3D Printer Make Beautiful Music Together

[Otermrelik] wanted to experiment with the Teensy audio library and adapter. That, combined with his 3D printer, led to a very cool looking build of …

Arduino

This Box Detects Home Intruders By Only Using Wi-Fi

Aura is a security device radically different than those that came before it.<p>A few years ago, researchers at MIT developed a new technology that could detect movement by measuring changes to wireless signals. This device, called Radio Frequency (RF) Capture, could in effect "see through walls" by …

Home Automation

The Best Power Strips and Surge Protectors to Keep You Going

and going and going.<p>Chances are, the power strips you're now using around the house are <i>probably</i> several years old. While they might still be in working order, they <i>can</i> wear out over time, no longer offering the same surge protection they once did.<p>Here are some new ones to consider if you're looking …

Gear & Gadgets

Vizio's new M-series 4K TVs are its real 2017 highlight

Last year, Vizio wowed us with its P-series 4K TVs, which delivered premium picture quality at a price much lower than other companies. But Vizio's mid-range M-series sets also gained a reputation for being more affordable while still looking pretty good. This year, things are a bit different. …

Gear & Gadgets

Wearables Aren’t Dead, But They Deserve To Die

I would know. I wrote a book about wearables.<p>I spent a good part of 2016 writing a book about wearable devices, so I got to take a deep dive into each category of wearables. The more I dug in, the more I realized that they’re just not that useful. Smartwatches are second-screens for the …

Wearable Tech

Great deal! These are our three favorite Amazon tech bargains today

Friday’s Amazon Gold Box Deals of the day feature a two-year warranty-backed laptop cooling pad with convenient multilevel height settings, an …

Home Automation