Gear & Gadgets

Pixel 2 XL: What's up with that screen?

Some people are complaining about the Pixel 2 XL's screen. But the issue isn't as straightforward as it sounds.<p>You might have heard: The Google Pixel 2 XL has a less-than-perfect screen.<p>Depending on whom you ask -- see: Reddit, XDA Developers -- the phone's LG-made P-OLED screen has muted colors, a …

Technology

This battery-powered security camera fits on your front door

Remo+, formerly known as Olive & Dove, is back with a new DIY home security device: the DoorCam.<p>The DoorCam is a $199 battery-powered door-mounted outdoor camera. Available for preorder on the Remo+ online store, DoorCams are expected to ship later in October. Remo+ will start shipping DoorCams …

Home Automation

Pixel 2 vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which camera is better?

The Pixel 2 and the iPhone 8 Plus battle it out to determine which phone's camera does better portraits, landscape selfies and low-light shots.<p>Google says the camera on its Pixel 2 can beat the iPhone 8 Plus. Yet again (and thanks to some tech refinements). Last year's comparison proved the single …

iPhoneography

The best smart home hubs you can buy

The world of smart home hubs continues to expand as every major tech giant puts pedal to metal and seeks to surpass the competition. Who owns this …

Smart Homes

The big problem with wireless charging on my iPhone 8 Plus

by Jim Rossman<p>I've had the iPhone 8 Plus for about a month now, and while on launch day I thought I'd be most excited about wireless charging, I've …

Australian News

Eve Smart Mirror Complete With App Store Hits Kickstarter

Designer and developer Stephen Bonnain has created an interactive smart mirror complete with and App Store allowing you to access your favourite …

Home Automation

Analyst: Apple Watch Series 3 could be a ‘game changer’ for Apple’s wearable

Apple last month debuted the Apple Watch Series 3, bringing support for cellular connectivity to its wearable for the first time. Despite early reviews that highlighted some since-fixed connectivity issues, a new analyst note from GBH Insights says the Apple Watch Series 3 is a hit among consumers …

Smartwatches

Raspberry Pi: Microsoft comes up with a cool idea to stop it overheating

Microsoft's 3D-printable design keeps the Raspberry Pi 3 cool even when running it at full throttle for lengthy periods.<p>A team at Microsoft Research …

Raspberry Pi

Revealed: The top 20 Netflix shows you cant't wait to binge on | Trusted Reviews

<b>Whether its releasing entire box set collections on demand or pushing out full seasons of original content all at once, we have Netflix to thank for</b> …

Netflix

These Are the Only Bluetooth Headphones I'll Wear on Runs

They powered me to a half-marathon PR<p>I started distance running almost four years ago with a pair of old gym shoes, headphones, and Runkeeper loaded up on my iPhone 4. My goal: finish a half marathon, and then never run another step again.<p>My running (and gear) evolved over time, from a half …

Marathons

What the future holds for fitness technology

<b>(CNN) —</b> Swarms of drones follow you while you run, recording video of your workout. Sensors hidden in your T-shirt track your heart rate and how many calories you're burning. Your sunglasses log your miles and respond when you ask, "How's my pace?"<p>No, you and those sci-fi gadgets aren't starring in …

Health

Portrait Mode: How the Google Pixel 2’s camera compares to the iPhone

One of the biggest trends of the last year has been the addition of a secondary camera on the back side of smartphones. While this second lens can be used for a lot of things, like zooming in on landscapes and taking ultra-wide photos, the most popular camera feature has been Portrait Mode, …

Technology

Feud between YouTube stars uncovers disturbing jokes about racism and rape

<i>This story contains racist language</i>.<p>YouTube stars RiceGum and iDubbbz have been going back and forth in a heated YouTube beef, but their disses …

Consumer Tech

Clever new LED lighting system thwarts unwanted smartphone photography

In a world in which virtually everyone carries a high-quality camera with them in the form of a smartphone, enforcing “no photography” rules — for …

University of Wisconsin

Best iPhone & iPad Lightning Interfaces for home or on-the-go recording

Recording on iPhone and iPad has never been so exciting. With the plethora of software in combination with the near endless list of hardware options out there, it is easier than ever to record full songs, podcasts and even soundtracks directly to a mobile Apple device. We have always been big fans …

Consumer Tech

Doogee S60 smartphone: Tough enough for your active lifestyle

The Doogee S60 is a solid-looking beast of a phone. Large, heavy, rugged, and sturdy, it looks like it will stand up to the toughest handling. It …

Phones

Add a smart touch to any room with our favorite affordable smart bulb

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Smart home technology …

Home Automation

Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Keyboard Review

<i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy</i> …

Consumer Tech

Rhinoband Rhino Runner is like a tank for your Apple Watch

I’ve posted on this before: I don’t (yet) own an Apple Watch. When they were first released, I thought they looked very stylish but delicate, and I …

Smartwatches

Control Wi-Fi outlets and more with GE’s $16.50 Smart Home Switch (Reg. $20)

Amazon offers the GE Add-On Switch for GE Z-Wave and Wireless Smart Switch in white for <b>$16.57 shipped with free shipping</b> for Prime members or in orders over $25. That’s good for just under $4 off the regular going rate and at retailers like Home Depot, is the best price we’ve seen this year and …

Home Automation

Apple TV And The Mysterious Case Of The Disappearing 4K Movies

The launch of the latest Apple TV streaming box just a couple of weeks ago was accompanied by much fanfare about its ability to stream 4K high dynamic range (HDR) movies from iTunes. Already, though, it seems that the latest Apple TV’s 4K dreams are turning into a weird nightmare for AV fans across …

Technology

Samsung Connect Home AC1300 Smart Wi-Fi System

<b>Pros</b><p>Easy to install. Eliminates the need for a separate smart home hub. Solid Single-User Multiple Input, Multiple Output (SU-MIMO) performance. …

Wi-Fi

Advanced wireless earphones, 8K VR and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

Build your ultimate command center and have easy access to power outlets, USB ports, Bluetooth audio, and more at any time with Freecube.<p>It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have smart bike lights that’ll keep you safe on the road, advanced wireless …

Consumer Tech

Samsung's new VR camera is built for the pros

Samsung has made some astute moves in the VR space, launching the Gear 360 camera last year and designing its flagship handsets to work with its Gear …

Samsung

Samsung Bixby 2.0 is here — and the focus is no longer on phones | Trusted Reviews

<b>Little more than six months after the troubled rollout of its Bixby AI assistant, Samsung has doubled down on the platform and announced Bixby 2.0.</b><p>As …

Consumer Tech

The Fitbit Ionic Combines the Best of Activity Tracking With Key Smart Watch Features

The words “Fitbit” and “activity-tracking” go together like peanut butter and jelly. Plenty of other companies make wearables, but Fitbit has made a …

Wearable Tech

How to sync music and playlists to Apple Watch with watchOS 4

Tips<p>If you exercise with an Apple Watch, you'll want to load some music onto it. Thankfully with watchOS 4, Apple now lets you load multiple …

iOS

Raspberry Pi burning up? Microsoft's recipe can save it and AI

Microsoft, of all people, has offered a recipe for cooling the Raspberry Pi 3.<p>Redmond's put the Pi to work on some AI-related chores and found the …

Raspberry Pi

Unlock Your PC The RFID Way

Sometimes we see projects whose name describes very well what is being achieved, without conveying the extra useful dimension they also deliver. So …

Arduino

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Wall Outlet and Lamp w/ 4 AC + 2 USB Ports $16, more

Aukey Direct via Amazon is offering its Wall Outlet and Bedside Lamp with 4 AC/ 2 USB Ports for $19.99 but if you checkout with code <b>AUKPAX06</b> the price will drop to <b>$15.99 Prime shipped</b>. That’s a savings of $4 off the original price and the first price drop we’ve seen for this lamp. It can turn a …

Consumer Tech