If you’ve spent any time at all trying to set up a smart home, you’ve probably thrown your hands up in frustration sooner or later. Scratch that; it was probably sooner! Because it seems like every single smart home device follows a different setup process. And you probably found out too late that at least one device didn’t work with the rest of your smart home.
That’s where “Matter” comes in, a new standard that promises to finally tame the wild wild west that is the world of smart homes. During the I/O Developer conference, Google explained how it plans to implement and support Matter, and we’ve got the full details on what that means for you. Hit our top story for the full explanation.
Ford revealed all the details for its new Electric F-150 Pickup. That’s a biiiig frunk. With a smaller price than anyone expected. You could buy a regular F-150 for those moneydollars.
The smart LED strip in my office doesn’t feel smart. That’s because I can’t easily control it from my phone or my smart speakers. And with every new device, I have to learn a new setup process. If setting up a smart home feels painful to you, too, then pay attention to Google’s promises for the Matter smart home standard. Read More »
I’ve spent the last few weeks with a guest. Its name is the Ebo SE, an internet-connected camera on wheels that lets me watch, record, pester, and talk with my cats when I’m away from home. At $100, the Ebo SE might be helpful to some pet owners, but it’s far from perfect, and I have trouble seeing it as anything more than a misguided toy. Read More »
AirPlay is one of the most useful features on iPhones, iPads, and Macs, but unless you own Apple’s expensive smart speaker or TV hardware, you’ve probably never used it. Now, Belkin is opening pre-orders for the SOUNDFORM Connect, an audio adapter that lets you add AirPlay functionality your existing speakers. The only drawback is that it costs $100. Read More »
HP just announced several new gaming laptops alongside a new gaming monitor in an effort to attract those looking for more affordable components for their gaming setup. The lineup includes a new Victus line and two laptops from HP’s Omen line. Read More »
Years ago, Sling TV had one of the most impressive interfaces of any streaming TV service. But its navigation system and channel guide have fallen behind the times a bit, leading customers to beg for an update. That long-awaited redesign is here, my fellow couch potatoes, and it will debut on Fire TV devices this summer. Read More »
Summer is right around the corner, and you’re going to need a reliable pair of sunglasses on hand. These classic square polarized sunglasses are unisex and come in 12 stylish color combinations. With a plastic frame and composite lenses, these UV-blocking sunglasses are durable enough to keep up with your summer adventures. The bridge measures 22mm and the lens width measures 53mm, plus the sunglasses feature a mirror coating on the lens. You can also purchase them in a two pack if you need to buy some for other people in your family.
New leaks suggest Google is preparing to introduce an all-new Pixel 6 and a bigger Pixel 6 Pro. This week, our first look at the “Pro” emerged from a trusted source, teasing a massive high-end device ready to rival the competition come late August. Read More »
Kobo is taking a leap into the future with its latest eReader, the stylus-equipped Kobo Elipsa. Its 10.3-inch touchscreen, the largest in a Kobo eReader to date, lets you jot hand-written notes in books and blank documents. Kobo Elipsa is now available for pre-order at $400. Read More »
Bang & Olufsen is known for high-end audio equipment, and its new Beosound Explore Bluetooth speaker is no exception. Its latest offering features an aluminum design, IP67 dust and waterproof ratings and is built for your next adventure—for only $199. Read More »
Google is finally opening a one-stop retail location for its massive catalog of phones, streaming devices, smart home gadgets, and other hardware. Located in NYC near the company’s Chelsea campus, the aptly-named Google Store opens to the public sometime this summer. Read More »
With its new Everyone is Awesome Set, LEGO is taking a bold and colorful step to celebrate diverse LEGO fans around the world. The set model is inspired by the rainbow flag used by the LGBTQIA+ community. Read More »
After weeks of speculation and teasers, Ford just officially announced its new F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup truck. The Lightning is a capable EV for the masses that can go nearly 300 miles on a single charge, starting at under $40k. Read More »
Released in 2019, Sony’s WF-1000XM3 earbuds are still lauded for their fantastic sound quality and bizarre, pill-shaped design. Now, a set of renders leaked by Evan Blass gives us a close look at the upcoming WF-1000XM4 earbuds’ dramatic redesign and helps authenticate leaks from earlier this year. Read More »
One of the iPhone 12’s biggest quirks is its flat edges, which can make the phone difficult to use with one hand. Now, PopSockets is selling PopGrips and PopWallets that attach to the iPhone 12 magnetically, providing an easy and comfortable way to hold your phone without giving up MagSafe charging. Read More »
Keeping your PC cool is critical, whether it’s a high-powered gaming machine or just an office PC. There are a lot of PC types in between these two extremes, and many require robust cooling under heavy load. So should you stick with an air-cooling fan or go with an expensive liquid-cooling system? Read More »