Microsoft’s first crack at a real laptop (not a tablet-notebook hybrid) is a real winner. Between its light and elegant design, sharp screen, and long-lasting battery, the Surface Laptop is solid choice for anyone seeking a new Windows computer. Microsoft is positioning the Surface Laptop as a showpiece for Windows 10 S, the newer version of Windows that can only run programs from Microsoft’s app store. With Windows 10 S, Microsoft is essentially hoping to bring to Windows machines what Google has done for Chromebooks: making the software simpler to allow for faster performance, more battery life, and better security. But those who find Windows 10 S too restrictive can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro on the Surface Laptop for free for a limited time. The software upgrade will cost $50 after the promotional period ends.
High-tech wearables are nothing new for the business world, but in 2014, Intel introduced an interesting new set of earbuds that can help you stay both mentally and physically healthy throughout your day, including while at work. These body-monitoring earbuds sync to both iOS and Android phones, and track everything from calorie and distance traveled, to your heartbeat in real time. When that inevitable slump occurs just after lunch, the earbuds will automatically play you a song especially chosen to pump you up, while a calming song will be offered after that frustrating meeting with your boss.
A widely circulated story holds that the word gadget was invented when Gaget, Gauthier & Cie, the company behind the repoussé construction of the Statue of Liberty (1886), made a small-scale version of the monument and named it after their firm; however this contradicts the evidence that the word was already used before in nautical circles, and the fact that it did not become popular, at least in the USA, until after World War I. Other sources cite a derivation from the French gâchette which has been applied to various pieces of a firing mechanism, or the French gagée, a small tool or accessory.
In this latter case, type (or copy and paste) DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth into the PowerShell window and press the [Return] key. This will download files from Windows Update to replace the corrupt ones and, again, this may take some time.
Moen isn’t the only one trying to change the shower game. French company Smart and Blue showed its Hydrao range of showerheads at CES. They’re kitted out with LED lights that change color, from green to blue to purple to red, based on how long you’ve been showering. The aim here is to cut unnecessarily long showers short, saving you money on utility bills in the process. And you can turn it on without getting out of bed.
For those in industries involving graphics or game design, it can be a constant challenge and expense to keep hardware up-to-date. Now, the tech giant Razer might have a solution in Project Christine, a modular desktop computer that allows users to swap in new components with minimal knowledge, effort, or expense. Disc-like components such as a CPU, a GPU, a hard-drive, or a memory plug in simply to Christine’s backbone. Once connected, Project Christine automatically syncs the new module through PCI-Express — the same technology graphics cards already use. Though Project Christine was the talk of CES 2014, it is not yet available in wide release.
This tornado demonstration model is for the person who wants to spend US$300 on a machine that creates mini tornadoes. Probably the most useless gadget on the list, it sure would be cool to have a tornado on your desk and watch it dance. Although, we don’t recommend using the excuse a tornado destroyed my work to get out of that next report. The great thing about this tech wonder is that your kids will appreciate it.
When it comes to new gadgets and gizmos, 2017 was the year of several big changes. First and foremost, it was the year of the voice-activated assistant, with devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home invading homes everywhere. It was also the year that smartphone designers figured out how to pack a massive screen in a device that’s still easy to hold, as seen in the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8. And it was the year that consoles like the Nintendo Switch meant gaming on the go no longer meant making big sacrifices in terms of game quality.
The first of its kind on the market, LogiTech’s unique desk keyboard can work with a traditional desktop computer, a tablet, and a smartphone. The integrated smartphone/tablet cradle built into the keyboard makes switching between three different Bluetooth devices a breeze. Type on any device with the same familiar typing experience you’re used to — simply flick the dial to switch from typing an email on your desktop to answering a text on your phone. And the keyboard itself is just as versatile. Among its keys you’ll find all the shortcuts for Windows, Mac, or Chrome computers, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.
The perfect iPhone case should strike a balance between functionality and style. The Silk Base Grip Slim Case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus accentuates the slim, elegant design of the iPhone while providing a textured grip along the edges to prevent slips. The Silk Base Grip’s design, which is available in four rich colors, is minimalistic and sleek, without sacrificing protection. A lip around the front of the case keeps your screen safe when it’s laid face down, and air cushioned corners add shock resistance in the case of a fall.
No one should ever drive drunk, but it can be difficult to monitor your blood alcohol content levels without taking a breathalyzer test. While there are some small breathalyzers ar on the market, they can be clumsy and awkward to use in public. Proof is a unique and elegant solution to this problem, as it’s a wearable wristband that can discretely analyze you BAC levels through your skin. The makers of Proof managed to earn nearly twice what they were asking for after launching a successful crowdfunding campaign. The wristband is set to begin shipping at full production capacity in late 2017.
Available to qualified customers with a credit check and eligible U.S. credit card. Requires a 24-month installment loan with a 0% APR from Citizens Bank, N.A. (subject to any interest, fees, or other costs payable to the issuer of the credit card), purchase of AppleCare+, and iPhone activation with one of these national carriers: AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. Activation on T-Mobile available in the Apple Store. Sales tax and any applicable fees due at time of purchase. Full terms apply.
The iPhone 7 will be released this fall of 2016, so it’s still several months off. With the rise of the iPhone on the smartphones market a lot of gadgets and accessories appeared to make the iPhone experience better. The most popular and rather most common ones you can find are speakers, earphones and dock/stands but I’m going to feature in this video a few other types of iPhone accessories besides the usual ones, maybe some that you haven’t heard about.
With all the excitement kicking up about Microsoft’s Surface tablet (which comes complete with an unobtrusive keyboard), iPad users may find themselves wanting to get something closer to a laptop experience out of their device. Luckily, that’s just what the CruxCase 360 sets out to do, acting as a protective iPad case that doubles as a stand and a keyboard.
We have latest gizmos that make life simpler (or just more cool) so you can focus on the important stuff: Android, iPhone, and Windows phone and tablet accessories you won’t find at the corner store, plus home automation, LED lights and USB devices, automotive tech, spy gear, camera accessories, and wireless solutions.
Face it – you’re bored rigid sat in that soulless office. Your day bounces between trying to look busy when the boss walks past and trying desperately to stay awake the rest of the time. It wouldn’t be so bad if you only had a few cool office gadgets to play with. Even worse, Dave in accounting is your Secret Santa this year and you still don’t have any idea of what to get him as a little Christmas gift! If there was just somewhere you could buy some epic office gadgets that would make the day go a bit faster. Oh wait, there is and it’s us that sells them, phew. Pick any one of our tedium busting desk toys and watch the hours between 9 and 5 just by.