Oh Gizmo!

  • Ambi Climate AI Air Conditioner
    Take control of the air in your home with the 2nd Edition Ambi Climate AI Air Conditioner. This smart system uses six factors to help your home’s climate always remain
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 6:54pm -
  • The Dyetonator Is A Purse Snatcher Deterrent
    The Handbag Dyetonator is a small device that attaches to the side of a purse and, when activated, releases a cloud flare as well as a splash of permanent dye.
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 12:20pm -
  • Why Dating Chat Rooms Have Never Gone Away
    Is the chat room scene not dead? It was a staple of the geek lifestyle especially back in the days when we had dial up internet and had to listen
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 11:58am -
  • New MMO Strategy Game Throne: Kingdom at War by Plarium
    A new battle to conquer with MMO strategy humdinger: Throne: Kingdom at War Plarium are very popular and well known for their massively multiplayer online games. Their games provide the
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 11:47am -
  • Wal-Mart vs Amazon: Shipping is the New Battleground
    One of the greatest advantages of online shopping is free delivery. A 2016 Future of Retail study shows that 9 out of 10 consumers admit that free shipping motivates them
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 11:40am -
  • Rigiet Advanced Camera Stabilizer
    Take the perfect shot every time when you use the Rigiet Advanced Camera Stabilizer. Compatible with your smartphone as well as your GoPro, this mounting system keeps your device steady.
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 17, 10:29am -
  • Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On Aluminum Fidget Spinner
    Look, for some reason fidget spinners are having their moment. It’ll be done in a few weeks, but until then, maybe you want to save some money while getting yours.
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 17, 1:03pm -
  • These Chanel Tennis Balls Cost $450
    First of all, why is Chanel even making, or rather, selling tennis balls? And ok, let’s just overlook that for a minute. What about the fact that they’re selling these
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 17, 12:56pm -


Boing Boing


  • Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane
    A few years ago, DARPA started work on a new experimental aircraft project called the XS-1, a vehicle designed to make launching satellites a faster, less expensive endeavor. Today, that project just took a huge leap forward: DARPA has announced that…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:20pm -
  • UC Berkeley researchers teach computers to be curious
    When you played through Super Mario Bros. or Doom for the very first time, chances are you didn't try to speedrun the entire game but instead started exploring -- this despite not really knowing what to expect around the next corner. It's that same s…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:03pm -
  • Let Sony's favorite developers help pick your next game
    Four years on and the PlayStation 4's digital storefront is pretty well stocked. But finding more obscure stuff to buy isn't the easiest and the search function kind of sucks. As a way of addressing that on the store's web version, Sony is introducin…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 17, 6:44pm -
  • FCC stonewalls demands for evidence of cyberattack
    The FCC swears that a denial of service attack hit its servers hours after Last Week Tonight's John Oliver rallied support for net neutrality, but where's the evidence? Well, don't expect it any time soon. In an interview with ZDNet, the regulator's.…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 17, 6:21pm -
  • EU approves plans forcing Facebook and YouTube to act on hate speech
    The European Union has just approved a proposal to implement Europe's very first mandatory social media restrictions. In a bid to clamp down on hate speech across Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, the EU is proposing a law that allows them to block vide…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 17, 6:04pm -
  • Doomed Mars lander wasn't equipped for supersonic conditions
    Last October, the European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander as it descended to Mars' surface. A few days later, the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a picture of Schiaparelli's landing site and discovered w…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 17, 5:50pm -
  • Facebook redesigns Trending topics in its war on filter bubbles
    The fight against filter bubbles is on. Facebook's latest redesign focuses on its Trending news section, and it's a direct attempt to combat the "filter bubble" effect that happens in many users' timelines. The update changes the results page when yo…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 17, 5:35pm -
  • FDA approves a more 'personalized' cancer drug
    Cancer treatments are becoming more personal. The Food and Drug Administration recently gave accelerated approval for Keytruda, a pre-existing drug from Merck, for use on patients diagnosed with solid tumors containing a specific biomarker. Rather th…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 17, 5:03pm -


  • Battlefield 1 Multiplayer Female Soldiers Included In New DLC
    The next DLC for Battlefield 1 is called Name of the Tsar. The core addition that the downloadable content pack does to the game is the Russian Army. The DLC also brings four new maps as well as Russian soldiers, weapons, and vehicles. EA has also c…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 17, 8:02pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Reportedly In Development, Codenamed ‘Star’
    Samsung is now busy selling the Galaxy S8. Its latest flagship smartphone is off to a very good start globally and it just might set new sales records for the company. However, Samsung is not one to rest on its laurels. A new report out of South Kor…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:48pm -
  • Xbox Game Pass Subscription Service Launching Next Month
    Microsoft announced in February this year that it was going to launch a subscription service for the Xbox One. The service is called Xbox Game Pass and it will provide access to more than 100 games for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 to those who decide to…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:36pm -
  • Download Fallout 4 Free For PC And Xbox One This Weekend
    Fallout 4 is without a doubt one of the best games ever made. It was very well received at launch and continues to be very popular among gamers. Those who haven’t been able to take it for a spin yet can rejoice as they will be able to download Fal…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:30pm -
  • DJI Launches Its Smallest Drone Yet, The $499 Spark
    DJI’s drones tend to be pricey so the company has made a new one that aims to capture the mid-range segment of the drone market. The Spark is DJI’s smallest and cheapest drone yet. The company describes it as an “easy-to-use, fun-to-fly” min…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:22pm -
  • Two Sony Xperia Flagships Expected This Year
    A new report claims to offer some insight into Sony’s smartphone plans for 2017. The company has been finding it hard to sell its products against strong competitors from the likes of Samsung and Apple but it’s not exiting the smartphone market…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:01pm -
  • T-Mobile Will Pay Off Your Google Pixel If You Switch From Verizon
    T-Mobile has a habit of trying to steal its competitor’s customers by launching promotions that entice them to switch to Magenta. The latest is aimed at Verizon customers, particularly those who own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL. That’s because Veri…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 6:50pm -
  • OnePlus 5 Processor Confirmed
    OnePlus has a habit of gradually releasing information about its upcoming devices so as to generate the maximum possible hype for the products before they are ultimately released. Over the past few weeks, the company has confirmed more and more deta…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 17, 6:41pm -

The Wirecutter

  • The Best Tent for Family and Car Camping
    After researching more than two dozen family car-camping tents, talking with a tent designer, interviewing an expert on family camping, and sleeping and playing in a total of 13 large tents on four weekend camping trips and in a neighbor’s flat bac…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 17, 9:07pm -
  • The Best Cheap Laptop
    After 10 hours of new research—on top of the 100 hours we’ve spent over the past two years researching and testing 16 laptops—we’ve found that the Acer Aspire E5-575-53EJ is the best cheap laptop right now. We looked at more than 150 models i…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 17, 3:29pm -
  • The Best Kids Craft Subscription Boxes
    After spending 17 hours researching and testing 14 different craft subscription boxes, we are recommending two made by Kiwi Crate Inc.: the Koala Crate for preschoolers, and the Kiwi Crate for kids in early elementary school. Both include more origin…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 4:09pm -
  • The Best microSD Cards
    After 9 hours of research and testing, we found that the speedy and affordable 64 GB Samsung Evo Select MB-ME64GA is the best microSD card for most people’s needs. It has the fastest random speeds for the price, making it ideal for storing and runn…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 3:56pm -
  • The Best Midrange Mirrorless Camera
    After 70 hours of research and testing over three years, including real-world shooting with a handful of the top contenders, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is what we recommend for most people looking for a high-performing mirrorless camera system without…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 3:42pm -
  • Most Popular This Week
    Most read reviews this week: The Best Gear for Travel, The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), and The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 17, 10:30am -
  • Our Favorite Camera Bags
    If you’re working with only a single camera and a lens, a good camera strap is all you need. But as soon as you start bringing multiple lenses and maybe even a tripod, you’ll want a proper camera bag—preferably one that also looks nice enough t…
    - 6 days ago, 18 May 17, 5:34pm -
  • Dear Wirecutter: What Are the Best Nintendo Switch Accessories So Far?
    We tested our top accessory picks with Nintendo’s latest hardware, alongside a few new extras, to find the best accessories for the Switch.
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 17, 10:30am -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • What Are the Snapchat Sunglasses All About?
    The release of new Snapchat sunglasses has raised more than a few eyebrows. So what are these glasses all about? Well, they have been described as being a bit like Google Glass, although they are a good deal cheaper and more limited in what they can…
    - 13 Dec 16, 5:41pm -
  • Samsung Considering Facial Tracking for Gear VR
    The battle for virtual reality supremacy has really warmed up in recent times. While the Samsung VR gear is widely seen as being an affordable option, there are other VR headsets that are regarded as being of higher technical quality. However, news o…
    - 7 Dec 16, 5:35pm -
  • Nike Self-Tying Sneakers Now on Sale
    Those of us who love Back to the Future have been craving self-tying sneakers for a long time. Well, provided that you have a healthy bank account then you can now get hold of the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 trainers. They only cost a mere £575, which some…
    - 5 Dec 16, 5:27pm -
  • Google Earth VR Will Transport You Anywhere
    The exciting possibilities of virtual reality are perhaps most clearly shown with the recent release of Google Earth VR. As the name suggests, this is an incredible way of seeing the Earth in all its glory by using a virtual reality headset on Google…
    - 29 Nov 16, 7:51pm -
  • Impressive OnePlus 3T Phone Now Launched
    One of the latest interesting handsets to get launched is the exciting looking OnePlus 3T. This manufacturer has gained something of a reputation in recent years for offering high spec phones at decent prices, so how does the new model stack up? Cert…
    - 24 Nov 16, 4:46pm -
  • Mini Countryman SE is First Hybrid Model
    Mini, the world famous manufacturer of tiny cars, has revealed to the world its first ever hybrid vehicle. The Mini Countryman SE was unveiled at the LA Auto Show and immediately made a big impression. This is a 4 wheel drive model but there is somet…
    - 22 Nov 16, 11:39pm -
  • i.am Buttons: Will.i.am Brings Out Another New Gadget
    You probably know Will.i.am best as a highly successful musician who kind of divides opinion. However, whether you think that his songs are terrible or his lyrics are pretty good, you are probably as unconvinced as the rest of us by his inventing ski…
    - 15 Nov 16, 4:29pm -
  • Google Reveals Big Increase in HTTPS Use
    Research by Google has confirmed that more people than ever before now use sites with the HTTPS protocol. Indeed, the company’s figures show that over half of the total pages loaded by users on desktop Chrome use HTTPS. This also makes up over two…
    - 10 Nov 16, 4:25pm -

Slash Gear

  • NASA Psyche mission launch moved to 2022 in big cost-saving measure
    NASA has moved the Psyche launch up and, as a result, the spacecraft’s arrival in the asteroid belt will be four years earlier than originally planned, according to the space agency. The Psyche mission is one of many ‘highly focused robotic space…
    - 15 mins ago, 24 May 17, 11:01pm -
  • Sony Digital Paper DPT-RP1 (2nd gen) goes up for preorder in US
    Sony has announced that the second-generation version of its Digital Paper, model DPT-RP1, is now available to preorder in the US. This model builds upon the original, bringing with it everything we liked about the first model, only with an easier-to…
    - 56 mins ago, 24 May 17, 10:20pm -
  • The DJI Spark needs to be more than a floating selfie-stick
    The dirty secret about drones is that they generally take some practice to fly well. We’re not talking “sit in front of the TV and master the latest console game” practice, either: you need a big open space, no trees to crash into, and enough d…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 May 17, 9:55pm -
  • Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?
    The first major photo shoot for Star Wars The Last Jedi brought with it a question of nature of one alien in particular – this horse-faced fellow you see before you. “Many Bothans died to bring us this information,” said Mon Mothma, leader of t…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 May 17, 9:48pm -
  • Science says magic mushrooms are the safest recreational drug
    Prepare to feel vindicated, mushroom-lovers. A new survey has found that mushrooms containing psilocybin are the safest of all recreational drugs, topping other popular favorites including tobacco and alcohol. The information comes from the latest Gl…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 17, 9:24pm -
  • 5 things Nintendo needs to do this year to maintain its momentum
    Nintendo has reason to celebrate today, as the success of the Switch has sent its stock price up over the peak it reached during the initial Pokemon GO craze. Nintendo’s share price rose to ¥31,880, which represents year-over-year growth of 102%.…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 17, 9:10pm -
  • Missed the big Surface Pro reveal? Now you can re-live it
    Microsoft’s big Surface Pro announcement this week saw the long-anticipated update of its tablet, but you’d be forgiven for missing the whole thing. The decision to hold the event in China meant that you’d have needed to get up pretty early in…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 17, 8:50pm -
  • Verizon SmartHub is a 4G LTE router for your smart home
    Verizon has introduced SmartHub, a new 4G LTE router designed for your smart home devices. This hub taps the carrier’s own network, of course, to offer high-speed Internet access for a variety of WiFi products, including your phone, tablets and lap…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 17, 8:23pm -