You can certainly spring for a tried-and-tested Echo or Echo Dot, but you might also want to check out the new Amazon Echo Show. The newest device, which ships at the end of June, includes a touchscreen that will let you actually see weather forecasts, create to-do lists, check in on your connected security cameras, and more.
The battle between Sony’s PlayStation consoles and Microsoft’s Xbox series is hard-fought, but right now we think the PS4 Pro has the edge over the Xbox One S, thanks to a combination of good hardware, great games, and a generous online offering.
Sling’s parent company Dish just birthed it a sibling for cord cutters and cord nevers who miss local broadcasts that you can only get via a cable or satellite subscription or antenna. AirTV looks like Roku mated with Fisher Price, but you’ll never lose that remote in the couch.
Hyperkin is bringing back one of the most iconic portable gaming devices of all time. The Ultra Game Boy is an enhanced recreation of Nintendo’s original, encased in a durable aluminum shell. The buttons have the clickier feel of Nintendo’s second portable revision, and everything is in just the right place. It even plays the same game cartridges as the original.
Once the adapter is plugged into the car, it enables the camera’s to stream footage to the driver’s smartphone. It also analyzes the video stream for obstacles and will alert the driver if it senses a possible collision.
I don’t game, but a multiscreen portable — I refuse to call something that weighs 12 pounds (5.4 kg) a laptop — has tons of uses for people whose work or play requires multiple screens. And it’s like a giant curved screen! It’s just a concept now, but I vote yea!
On the education side, Blipblox was one of the more interesting items on the floor. A synth designed for three to eight-year-old kids, the Blipblox has arrow paths on top connecting all the buttons to show the synth’s signal chain. The idea is to get children interested in synthesis basics early on. But, there’s no iconography on the Blipblox itself to hint at what the buttons do, so it’s hard to say how much kids will really learn as opposed to just mashing buttons. The company told me that if kids want to learn more, they can read the manual that comes with it, but that seems to defeat the product’s purpose.
The winning designs and the people behind are honored at a festive awards ceremony in Essen, Germany, hometown of the Red Dot and of the Red Dot Design Museum, which is the worldwide largest exhibition of contemporary design.
Great car features start out as quirky ideas, ones you might easily dismiss before you realize their genius. Here’s a rundown of vehicle tech from startups and suppliers that caught our attention — and our best guess on whether the products will make it into cars.
UNIVERSAL LENS CLIP: The lenses included in this set can be used with a wide range of cell phones and mobile devices including iPhone 7, 6, 6+, 5, 5C, 5S, 4, 3; Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4, S3; iPad Air 2, Air, 4, 3, 2; and many more.
Does your toilet feel excluded from your smart home setup? Kohler’s new top-of-the-line model delivers hands-free flushing, bidet cleansing, feet warming, air drying, odor control, music, a night light and automatic seat temperature management. Plus, you can ask Alexa to flush.
Dimensions: 29.5 x 32.7 x 5.5 cm (W x L x H) | GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine | RAM: 8 GB of GDDR5, 1 GB DDR3 | Communication: USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet, Optical Audio and PlayStation Camera ports, Dual-band 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 | Max Resolution: 3840 × 2160 | Maximum controllers: 4 | Storage: 1TB
Nearly all iPhone models sold on apple.com are “unlocked” — which means your iPhone isn’t tied to a single carrier. Your iPhone will only be tied to your carrier if you choose carrier financing from AT&T or Verizon.
A characteristic class of US products––perhaps the most characteristic––is a small self-contained unit of high performance in relation to its size and cost, whose function is to transform some undifferentiated set of circumstances to a condition nearer human desires. The minimum of skills is required in its installation and use, and it is independent of any physical or social infrastructure beyond that by which it may be ordered from catalogue and delivered to its prospective user. A class of servants to human needs, these clip-on devices, these portable gadgets, have coloured American thought and action far more deeply––I suspect––than is commonly understood.
That sensor, which can store up to three months worth of data, passes information to the accompanying app whenever the wearer holds the device close to his or her smartphone. The app keeps track of your exposure levels and can provide tips for managing sun intake.
What it does: Not only a food processor, this nifty machine weighs, cooks, chops, crushes, emulsifies, whips, mixes, steams, blends, kneads, grinds, simmers, grates and mills. Designed by Vorwerk it’s the ultimate in German engineering with touch controls that monitor weighing scales and set heat needs instantly – but it will also sit comfortably on any counter top without demanding too much space. Serves up perfect stews, sauces, soups and jams.
The CG-Lock easily clips onto your vehicle’s seatbelt to add several major benefits. The CG-Lock prevents you from slouching, and holds your hips back for proper posture, with your spine cradled in the lumbar support of the seat. This means enhanced safety, greater comfort while commuting, better car control, plus less back fatigue and stress.
OS: watchOS 4 | Compatibility: iOS | Display: 1.53 OLED | Processor: S2 dual-core | Band sizes: Varies drastically per watch size | Onboard storage: 8GB / 16GB (Non-LTE and LTE respectively) | Battery: 18 hours | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: IPX7 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
Another one of these best iPhone accessories is the TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones. Perfect workout headphones that are snug and secure so the headphones stay put while running, biking or at the gym. Built-in magnets let you attach the two headphones together when not using, and wear like a necklace around your neck, a convenient way to carry around when you don’t need them.
Facebook might talk the talk when it comes to building community, but Civ.works walks the walk. The ad-free social network was launched by executive George Polisner, who publicly resigned after the company’s co-CEO Safra Catz joined Trump’s transition team in December 2016. The platform, which launched in January 2017, is designed to collect civic actions at the local, state, national and international levels and distribute them to subscribers based on their issue preference and geography. The aim is to give the community tools to work together on societal outcomes important for everyone, regardless of the political “side”.
It has never been easier to digitize important photos and documents than with the Photo to iPad Scanning Dock; simply feed a photo or document into the scanner and in as little as twelve seconds, the document can be saved as a digital file. Plus, the integrated dock holds your iPad upright and has a built-in Lightning connector that recharges the battery in only five hours. The scanning dock is perfect for anyone who needs to sign or gather papers on the go, the scanner scans any sheet up to 8 1/2” x 14”.
I’m not a huge gadget person but I LOVE the shower speaker I got on Amazon. It’s awesome for so much more than just the shower. I use it to play music in my room and also stick it to the window in my car! Money well spent. —ginababy417
With the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, you’ll be seen in more clarity and detail than ever before with Full HD 1080p video calling—the highest quality available. Enjoy vibrant, true to life video clips that capture the smallest details.