Happy Thursday! Okay, some bad news: there’s a new Wi-Fi vulnerability called FragAttacks that works on every Wi-Fi device dating back to 1997. So, pretty much all of them.
The vulnerability is actually a collection of vulnerabilities that can be used to manipulate secure networks, steal usernames and passwords, and even access smart devices on compromised networks. We have a detailed explanation of FragAttacks, how it works, and what you can do to protect your network against it.
Need a set of true wireless earbuds but don’t want to spend a lot? We got you.
Wireless charging could be coming to EVs … while they’re driving. Bruh.
Mathy Vanhoef, a security researcher known for finding holes in Wi-Fi security, has found a new avenue of breaking into Wi-Fi devices dubbed FragAttacks (fragmentation and aggregation attacks). The method works on every Wi-Fi device back to 1997, but thankfully some patches are already out. Read More »
True wireless earbuds are fantastic gadgets to have on hand—in the world of audio, their portability and convenience can’t be beaten. But while the big-name brands have some big price tags attached, there are plenty of companies out there making more budget-friendly options. So, let’s see what you can get in 2021 for under $50. Read More »
Most smartphones feature one high-megapixel main camera and a handful of less-powerful accessory lenses. But the new ZTE Axon 30 Ultra, available for pre-order on May 27th, packs three 64-megapixel cameras into its hump to provide high quality photos in Portrait, wide-angle, and ultra-wide formats. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read More »
Today ASUS announced two smartphones with the fancy ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip and a compact phone, the Zenfone 8. And while the Flip looks cool, the star of the show this year is the smaller flagship model. Read More »
As Facebook corners the consumer-grade VR market with its Oculus headsets, HTC is sticking to its enthusiast and business customers with the newly announced Vive Pro 2 and Focus 3 headsets. Launching in June for $750 and $1,300 respectively (or $1,400 for the full Vive Pro 2 Kit), both new headsets feature 5K 120Hz displays, a 120-degree FOV, and real RGB subpixels for a life-like image. Read More »
Stick vacuums offer easy cleaning and are much more maneuverable than regular upright vacuums. This one from Eureka weighs just four pounds and can break down into smaller vacuum forms, like a handheld vacuum. This is perfect for cleaning up in corners or other small areas, and you can even attach the capture nozzle for picking up larger debris. The vacuum’s 2-amp motor is perfect for collecting dust and pollen, plus the washable filtration system helps improve your home’s air quality.
This summer, Volkswagen will begin testing its autonomous AI-powered vans in Germany. Volkswagen’s electric ID. Buzz vehicles will use components from Argo AI and will be used by 2025 in a commercial delivery and micro-transit service in Germany. Read More »
Cornell researchers are trying to build a future where electric vehicle owners can charge their cars wirelessly without stopping. We’ve seen ideas for “plugless EV charging” in the past, but this takes charging to a different level. Read More »
While you’re playing Monster Hunter Rise, I’m out here doin’ equations on my Nintendo Switch. You heard that right—four years after its release, the Switch finally has a scientific calculator app. And it looks just like the old iPhone calculator! And it costs $10 … You’re never going to download this app, are you? Read More »
Nintendo’s wonderful Game Boy handheld gaming console is just as iconic as the classic video game Tetris. And now, thanks to a clever tinkerer, you can play that game on that console … online with multiple friends, a la Tetris 99. Read More »
After a year spent indoors and away from family, Echo Show users are finally putting their smart display’s video chat feature to use. So it’s no surprise that Amazon’s newly-announced Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 feature upgraded cameras for video calls. Amazon is also debuting an Echo Show 5 Kids Edition, the first Alexa smart display marketed toward children. Read More »
In the world of smart homes, you’ll find at least half a dozen standards promising to make everything work together. The latest, and most promising standard, Project CHIP, wants a new name. It will now be known as Matter. And it’s an appropriate name cause it’s the one standard that might matter. Read More »
Even the Android phones with the best battery life barely make it two days on a charge. When your phone is dead, you don’t want to wait forever to top it off. Here’s how to charge your phone in the quickest possible way. Read More »