Gear & Gadgets

Watch BlackBerry unveils a brand new phone live right here

TCL, the company that now makes BlackBerry phones, is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST).<p>We already got a sneak peek at the device during CES back in January. And it’s everything BlackBerry fans love — yes, I’m mostly …

Consumer Tech

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Zero Projects That Make Use of Its Small Stature

The Raspberry Pi has long been the hobbyist choice for DIY electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, which is about the size of a stick of gum, …

Raspberry Pi

11 Forgotten Apple Products

Since Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, the computer company has released hit after hit with the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. However, over …

Apple

How To Find and Download Apple’s Free User Manuals to Your Mac or iOS Device in iBooks

“How-to” books for Apple’s Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV have long been a popular way to learn more about your favorite toys. But, did …

iOS

20 of the best men's watches under £200

Watches

JustBoom Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into a Hi-Fi Powerhouse

<b>From its very first version,</b> the Raspberry Pi attracted interest as a small, inexpensive, and network-friendly home multimedia player. It comes with …

Raspberry Pi

You’ll never look at your TV the same way again

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get serious for a few moments, if we may. We show you plenty of great deals every day, and we constantly cover …

Consumer Tech

BlackBerry ‘KeyOne’ product page goes live early, reveals full specs

BlackBerry is set to introduce the world to its ‘Mercury’ phone later this morning (or later this evening if you’re in Barcelona), but the phone — now officially known as the “KeyOne” — actually just leaked on BlackBerry’s site. We’ll have a livestream up for you soon if you want to tune in, but …

Phones

Pocket tools and gadgets

Nomad Key<p>No point carrying around a battery pack to recharge a smartphone if you don't have a cable with you. My portable cables of choice are the …

Consumer Tech

Weekly Rewind: Insane stunt pilot lady, life beyond Earth, $700 self-driving car

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep …

Consumer Tech

Tips for Avoiding Power Cord Problems

When I walk into my office at Consumer Reports, I’m greeted by some cool drawings made by my friend Allison, the third grader from Newark, N.J., whom …

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Watch the BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ unveiling on Android, Chromecast, Chrome OS [Livestream]

MWC 2017 takes place this week and to kick things off, BlackBerry is set to unveil its highly-anticipated “Mercury” smartphone. While that’s not the final name, we’ve learned quite a bit about this phone ahead of its release…<p>The “Mercury” is rumored to offer specifications such as a Snapdragon 625 …

Chromebook

Get your BlackBerry MWC 2017 liveblog right here

It's February, which can mean only one thing: the MWC tanks are rolling into Barcelona. We're expecting to see a lot of new phones and tablets, and the fun starts right here, later today with BlackBerry (via TCL of course). We're expecting to see the final reveal of the "Mercury" phone we saw back …

Mobile World Congress

Keep your gadgets charged, connected, and protected [Week’s Best Deals]

2017 is humming right along. Ok maybe more like crashing along. Nevertheless, we here at the Cult of Mac Store are holding down the best deals this side of the digital divide. This week, our best gear and gadgets include a 64GB thumb drive that doubles as a connector cable, a powerful app for …

Consumer Tech

This Kickstarter pen looks so good, I actually backed it

I have a bit of a Kickstarter problem. I’ll go on Kickstarter for a couple minutes, as per usual, to hunt for any interesting new projects to blog …

Consumer Tech

SteamVR Tracking HDK Now Available for Anyone to Buy

Valve is increasingly opening its SteamVR Tracking technology—that which powers the HTC Vive’s room-scale tracking—to the world. The royalty-free …

Arduino

5 Ways Wearable Tech Boosts Employee Performance

Introducing new technology to your company can be a stressful experience. However, in most cases, it’s a great way to improve the enthusiasm and …

Wearable Tech

7 wearables saving babies' lives around the world

All babies deserve a healthy start in life, but surviving and thriving as a newborn in the developing world can be particularly hard.<p>Nearly 3 million infants die in their first week every year, according to the World Health Organization. Virtually all of those deaths — a staggering 99 percent — …

Babies

Revive a '90s Portable TV With a Raspberry Pi

The portable color TV is a classic ‘90s gadget, but they’re pretty pointless nowadays. Regardless, YouTuber David Watts decided to stuff a Raspberry …

Raspberry Pi

Stent

Hi everyone!<p>This week, we trained our 1000th Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. We’re proud of our growing community of educators, their commitment, …

Raspberry Pi

BK SPORT Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones

With a pair of BK SPORT Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones you can add a soundtrack to your active lifestyle without the tangle of wires.<p>DESCRIPTION<p>Whether in …

Headphones

Smart radiator offers heat—and cold!—for the design minded

It looks a bit like a toaster—and we dig it<p>Though home tech products each offer specific services, they all, by and large, promise <i>convenience</i> above all else.<p>Degré, a heating and cooling device created by Belgian industrial designers Tim Defleur and Benjamin Helle at Accent, is no different, and …

Design

Giveaway: Win a Scosche MagicMount Power Bank (USB-C)!

Battery life is the most important aspect of a phone for many people, but not every device you pick up is going to feature superb longevity. …

Galaxy Nexus

Cooking gadgets that will make the best Sunday breakfast

Everybody loves a great Sunday morning breakfast. Whether you prefer waffles over pancakes or rather indulge in a classic breakfast sandwhich, these …

Consumer Tech

10 Smart and Fun Accessories That Help You Make the Most of Your Phone

Your smartphone is a communicator, computer, and camera in one, but a wide variety of accessories can help you get even more out of your phone. Here …

Consumer Tech

The confusing history of Google's birthday

Every day, Google treats the internet with a different Doodle, and most of the time, the cute illustrations celebrate the birthday of different …

Google

Chevrolet Bolt "Unboxing" Review Video

The folks over at CarBuzz put together an “unboxing” video from the site’s recent 2017 Chevrolet Bolt test drive review.<p><i>*Also, one can read the</i> …

Logi ZeroTouch can turn any Android phone into an Alexa phone

Some day, every smartphone in the world will be able to access Amazon’s awesome virtual personal assistant Alexa. For now, however, Alexa is only …

Consumer Tech

This meal kit from Thistle isn’t for you — it’s for your baby

Why it matters to you<p>Buying baby food can be expensive, and you may not like how it was processed. For a cost-effective, healthy option, try …

Babies

This tiny laptop charger is the accessory all MacBooks need

The MacBook charger is an iconic design that is, by all accounts, a good piece of work. It’s a little more elegant and refined than the ugly black …

Consumer Tech