Oh Gizmo!

  • Spoil Your Fur Babies With These Discounted Pet Finds
    You don’t have to go to the beach for a swim. Let your furry friends play with water in this Namsan Foldable Large Dog Pool. It’s sturdy enough to take
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:20pm -
  • What Exactly is Cloud ERP?
    If you’re a top-level business executive advised by an outside computer consultant to try a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, it’s understandable why you might be curious about the
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 12:18pm -
  • Bossa Moonraker Wireless Speaker System
    Combine visual and audio bliss with the Bossa Moonraker Wireless Speaker System. This speaker duo looks like something out of this world. The pair has orb-like speakers sitting atop solid
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:16am -
  • The People, Planet, and Profit of Technology
    The advancement of technology over the past two decades has been tremendous. Specifically, in the realm of mobile devices which includes smartphones, handheld gaming systems, laptop computers, tablets, eBook readers,
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:04pm -
  • Solar Box Waterproof Portable Solar Speaker
    Start enjoying your music in the great outdoors with the Solar Box Waterproof Portable Solar Speaker. Using the power of the sun, this audio system pumps out the tunes for
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 6:36pm -
  • Groovy Home Items to Add to Your Man Cave
    First on our list is this Sony HTCT390 Ultra-Slim Sound Bar. The space-saving and wall-mountable entertainment unit lets you connect and stream audio easily via Bluetooth and NFC. Your music
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 2:14pm -
  • New Vaping Regulations and What They Mean
    As of late last month, vaping in the UK is now regulated in a manner similar to tobacco. This despite growing evidence indicating e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:54am -
  • Would You Give These Unconventional Bath Items a Try?
    A glowing toilet. Would you be comfortable sitting on one? Well, this GlowBowl Nightlight is designed to turn on when you get to it and turn off as you leave. The
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:45pm -


Boing Boing


  • Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US
    Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch in the new Leaf near the end of 2017. As Nissan st…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:32am -
  • Twitch will stream the '80s arcade gaming show 'Starcade'
    Starcade, the '80s TV show that had participants compete in arcade video games, will be back by the end of August. No, not as a reboot, which is in the works, but as a Twitch marathon. The video gaming platform has teamed up with Shout! Factory, the.…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 5:33am -
  • Yes, Microsoft is still working on a 'Halo' TV series
    Remember the Halo live action TV show Microsoft announced way back in 2013? Unlike Spartans that never die, it sure felt like the project's been dead for quite a while. The tech titan told AR12Gaming in an interview, though, that it has never stopped…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 3:25am -
  • Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records
    Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents, but not in the way you think. The bank wasn't hacked, and its computers didn't go on the fritz: it just inadvertently sent 1.4 gigabytes of files to a former financial adviser who subp…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 2:11am -
  • 'Westworld' season 2 trailer reveals a park gone horribly wrong
    Westworld won't return to TV until 2018, but we're getting a peek at what that return will entail... and things have clearly gone downhill. A new trailer for the second season reveals that the robots are rebelling against the humans who've treated th…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 1:05am -
  • Latest 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer shows more of the crew
    No, CBS' much-delayed Star Trek: Discovery still isn't out yet, but you're at least getting a better look at how the streaming-focused series will play out. The broadcaster has released a hefty second trailer for the show that gives a better look at.…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 12:23am -
  • Watch the full 'Stranger Things' season 2 trailer
    At last, Netflix is offering more than minuscule teasers for Stranger Things' second season. The service just premiered a full-length trailer for season 2, and it sheds much more light on what to expect. It reveals just how much Will is affected by t…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 11:20pm -
  • Drowned security robot wasn't a victim of foul play
    By now you've probably heard of that security robot that fell into a fountain in Washington, DC-- it's practically the stuff of legend as far as the internet is concerned. But what really happened on that tragic day? We're starting to get a clearer p…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:58pm -


  • A Casino’s Smart Fish Tank Left Them Vulnerable To Hackers
    These days we are starting to see how just about anything can be made “smart” just by making it connected to the internet. However it seems that in our eagerness to make everything smart, security might have been compromised, which is what one ca…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:38am -
  • Intel Accuses Qualcomm Of Trying To Kill The Competition
    Apple and Qualcomm are currently engaged in a rather bitter lawsuit, but it seems that Apple won’t be fighting this battle alone as recently some pretty major tech companies have thrown their support behind the Cupertino company, claiming that Qual…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:37am -
  • Lyft Announces Plans To Start Developing Their Own Self-Driving Cars
    Lyft’s belief that self-driving cars are the way of the future are pretty well-known. In fact the company has made no secret that they are interested in the technology and have teamed up with various companies, such as Waymo and Jaguar to help furt…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:35am -
  • Snapchat Wants To Make Its Features Harder To Rip-Off
    In the past we have heard how Facebook had tried and failed to acquire Snapchat. As a result, we’re seeing how Facebook is instead trying to introduce features to its various products and services that mimic some of Snapchat’s features. Instagram…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:34am -
  • iOS 11 Will Automatically Ignore Unstable WiFi Connections
    The problem with free WiFi is that usually it isn’t always good. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes it’s slow, and so on. However it seems that with iOS 11, Apple has made its platform smart enough where it can detect spotty co…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:33am -
  • Google Wants To Use VR As A Training Platform
    Virtual reality (VR) technology might seem like a pretty obvious candidate when it comes to video games and entertainment purposes, but could it be used for more than that? That’s what Google thinks, and at the company’s Daydream Labs, they are t…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:58am -
  • Marvel Confirms Season 2 Of Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’
    Out of all the Marvel series released on Netflix, it’s safe to say that Iron Fist was probably the least well-received. There are many reasons why the series did not resonate with audiences, which we’re sure led to some wondering about the possib…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:57am -
  • Australia To Open Its First Vinyl Factory In 30 Years
    The demand for vinyl appears to be on the rise. We’re not sure why, maybe because of the hipster trend where retro is suddenly cool again, but regardless of the reason, it’s hard to deny that there is an increasing demand for vinyl audio recordin…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:56am -

The Wirecutter

  • The Best High Chairs
    After 40 hours of testing, including cleaning up pureed sweet potato and crushed Goldfish crackers from 13 high chairs, we’re confident that the simple IKEA Antilop will make mealtimes easier than high chairs that cost 10 times as much. We talked…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:23pm -
  • Most Popular This Week
    Most read reviews this week: The Best Wireless Workout Headphones, The Best Wireless Earbuds Under $50, and The Best Carry-On Luggage. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • The Best Solar Eclipse Glasses and Filters
    After consulting with two leading astronomy-gear experts and staring directly at the sun through 10 different solar eclipse viewing devices, we concluded that the Celestron EclipSmart 2x Power Viewers are the best way to view the sun as total eclipse…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:02pm -
  • Dear Wirecutter: What’s the Best Backpack for a Family Trip to Disney World?
    A well-laid out backpack will serve you well if you’re the one in charge of carrying your family’s essentials.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • The Best TV
    After spending 80 hours testing new models for 2017, we picked the 55-inch TCL 55P607 as the best for most people because it’s the best value we have ever seen in a TV. It produces images with more detail, brightness, and color than most TVs that c…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 5:20pm -
  • The Best Retractable Leash
    After interviewing veterinarians and professional dog walkers, plus looking into more than 60 models and testing six of them, we think the Flexi New Neon Retractable Tape Dog Leash is the best retractable dog leash for most dogs and their owners. It…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 5:02pm -
  • The Best Packable Camp Towels
    After putting 20 towels through 60 hours of testing—including an intense day of sand and surf at the beach—we’ve concluded the PackTowl Personal offers the best balance of drying time, packability, and odor resistance without compromising comfo…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 4:31pm -
  • The Best Swim Goggles for Adults and Kids
    We spent 50 hours using 33 pairs of swim goggles in South Carolina and the Dominican Republic, subjecting them to many miles of pool swimming, hundreds of waves, and buckets of sand, salt, and chlorine. In the end, we determined that for recreational…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:07pm -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • Fidget Spinners – stress relief, fad, menace or health magic bullet?
    The meteoric rise of fidget spinners in 2017 has surprised many, including me. These palm sized contraptions, fitted with bearings to make them spin, are hugely popular in the playground and are becoming more commonplace in the work environment. But…
    - 57 days ago, 27 May 17, 8:24pm -
  • Apple iPhone 8 – News on dates, specs, prices and rumours
    It’s nearly that time again; that time when Apple dim the lights and unveil their new flagship iPhone. The internet has been buzzing with rumours ranging from mediocre to bat shit crazy and I’ve been pretty slow in gathering these together. But h…
    - 58 days ago, 26 May 17, 8:49pm -
  • 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 -

Slash Gear

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon first drive review: hell on wheels
    I’m sorry, you’re called what? The Demon? The demon of what, you might also ask? It’s the torpedo of drag racers, born out an addiction to speed in a straight line, and its singular mission is to obliterate the competition on any drag strip. Th…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 10:12pm -
  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands multiplayer beta coming this summer
    Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released back in March on consoles and PC, but so far the game has only consisted of story-driven PvE gameplay. Fortunately developer Ubisoft has finally revealed that the long-awaited PvP mode will be released this fall, a…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:45pm -
  • Destiny 2 Beta’s biggest issues should be fixed by launch
    In case you haven’t already heard, there’s currently a beta running for the highly anticipated Destiny 2. In the three short days that it’s been available to players who’ve pre-ordered on PS4 and Xbox One, several issues have been prominently…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 4:47pm -
  • Facebook patent reveals modular smartphone plans
    The idea of a modular smartphone — where a number of components can be swapped out for replacements or allow users to focus on a key feature, such as a larger battery — has been widely pursued by the tech industry over the last few years, with Go…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:53pm -
  • Overwatch teases new weapon skins feature
    With each event that comes to Blizzard’s team-based shooter Overwatch, arguably the best part are the new character skins that get added — the purely cosmetic costume changes that let players change-up the look of their favorite heroes. Now there…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:45pm -
  • Galaxy Note 8 tipped to debut alongside Bixby-powered Bluetooth headphones
    We now know that Samsung will unveil the new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at an event scheduled for August 23rd. But while we still have to wait to hear about rumored features such as the device’s rear dual camera and new stylus enhancements, a new rep…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 1:22pm -
  • Marvel’s The Defenders trailer premieres at Comic-Con
    The San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing this weekend, and Marvel was there to show off the newest trailer for The Defenders just a few weeks before its debut on Netflix. While fans have been enjoying the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ultimate te…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • Razer Destiny 2 peripherals collection is made for PC gamers
    Razer has taken the wraps off a new line of PC gaming peripherals, all of them branded with Destiny 2 imagery. The collection is comprised of a keyboard, mousepad, and headphones, all of them designed specifically for gamers; the game itself, of cour…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 1:40am -