Oh Gizmo!

  • Grow Taller Using Insole Gadgets
      Research indicates a possible link between height and confidence. But also, society sees people that are an inch taller than the rest as happier, better and superior. Appearing taller
    - 28 Aug 18, 6:50pm -
  • Why Shower Filters are Good for Your Health
    Shower Filter The best shower filter performs multiple functions of water filtering, hardness removal, disinfection, energizing, and natural medication. They relax the mind and body into the perfect state of
    - 26 Jun 18, 6:33pm -
  • Comcast Now Offering Mesh Network Pods from Plume for $120+
    Good news Comcast customers. You can now enjoy the fruits of Mesh WiFi Routing. What is mesh? It’s the new way to connect to the Web in your home. That’s
    - 22 May 18, 3:26am -
  • 3 of the Best Hoverboards Money Can Buy
    If you’re thinking about buying a hoverboard for the first time or if you are new to these personal transports and are unsure what to buy, don’t worry, Gadget Review
    - 28 Apr 18, 9:23pm -
  • What Are Some Good Sources of Calcium for My Dog?
    Why is Calcium Important for Dogs? Calcium is an essential mineral for dogs and humans alike. It’s responsible for conducting electrical impulses, sending signals, contracting muscles (especially the heart), not
    - 24 Apr 18, 1:56am -
  • Fellow Stagg X Pour-Over Coffee Set
    Consistently brew a delicious cup of coffee with the Fellow Stagg X Pour-Over Coffee Set. Designed for all levels of coffee makers, the pour-over set makes it easy to brew
    - 17 Apr 18, 12:36pm -
  • Nighthawk X6 Review
      The first feature that attracts your attention to the Netgear Nighthawk X6 is its three distinct Wi-Fi bands with varying frequencies and speed limits. It has one 2.4GHZ (600MBPS)
    - 17 Apr 18, 12:49am -
  • Pavel Vetrov Olly Designer Writing Desk
    Stylishly organize your workspace with the Pavel Vetrov Olly Designer Writing Desk. The writing desk comes with a compact drawer that conveniently sits right in the middle. It opens and
    - 6 Apr 18, 8:20am -


Boing Boing

  • A dating website for Trump supporters leaked its customers' data ON DAY ONE
    Donalddaters.com is an app for people who want to have sex with white supremacists; it launched today and promptly leaked all 1600 of its users' data: "users' names, profile pictures, device type, their private messages — and access tokens, which…
    - 15 Oct 18, 10:42pm -
  • Epson is teaching the internet not to install security updates
    More on the story of how Epson tricked its customers into installing a fake "update" to their printers so that they would stop accepting third-party and refilled ink cartridges: not only does this force Epson customers to pay more for ink, but it pu…
    - 15 Oct 18, 10:06pm -
  • Fendi accidentally made a 'vulva' scarf
    Fendi is taking a beating online after creating a pink scarf that resembles female genitalia, bush and all. The Italian luxury fashion brand took down their £750 vulva-like "Touch of Fur" shawl after the internet got wind of it (blue and red versio…
    - 15 Oct 18, 8:55pm -
  • Watch when Lyft passengers find out their driver is actually Chance the Rapper
    There's nothing more fun than a prank that brings great laughter to its victims, and this is what Chance the Rapper does when he becomes an undercover Lyft driver for a day. He drives unsuspecting passengers around Chicago and chats with them about…
    - 15 Oct 18, 8:17pm -
  • Booze in a 'juice' box
    In Japan, you don't have to drink your sake from a cup or a glass or even a bottle. If you're in the mood for a little imbibing on your walk home from work and don't want to worry about having to recycle a bottle or a can, or maybe you would just rat…
    - 15 Oct 18, 7:06pm -
  • Just Be Best: Randy Rainbow sings about Melania
    One of the "most bullied" people in the world -- Melania Trump, of course -- gets the Randy Rainbow treatment in "Just Be Best." It's the best.(Hey! Randy Rainbow is on tour.) RR previously on BB Read the rest
    - 15 Oct 18, 7:05pm -
  • Watch frisky puppy knock 11 soap and shampoo bottles into a bathtub
    This playful puppy has made it his mission to knock every shampoo and soap bottle into the tub – 11 bottles in all. His excitement is contagious. To see more of this guy, check out his Instagram page, little_leo_the_cavapoo. Read the rest
    - 15 Oct 18, 6:51pm -
  • Climate change will make beer much more expensive
    Over the next century, higher temperatures and an increased number of droughts will hit the global barley supply, pushing beer prices way up. University of East Anglia economist Dabo Guan and his colleagues developed multiple scenarios based on sever…
    - 15 Oct 18, 6:22pm -


  • Amped Studio offers 'experimental' VST plugin support for its online DAW
    Online digital audio workstation (DAW) music production apps are popular because, unlike local apps, they can run on machines that aren’t necessarily super-powerful. However, a downside is that you can’t use powerful VST plugins that do functions…
    - 1 hour ago, 3 Jul 20, 9:01am -
  • Apple Card's new web portal lets you pay your balance on a PC
    You’ll no longer have to be entirely dependent on the Wallet app for your Apple Card transactions. The tech giant has launched a web portal for its credit card, giving you a way to pay your balance online even if you don’t have or have lost acces…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 4:31am -
  • Ubisoft CEO lays out a plan to change the company's toxic culture
    A week after launching investigations into many claims of harassment and misconduct, Ubisoft’s CEO gave an update on what the company is doing to change things. In a letter posted on its website and emailed to employees, Yves Guillemot said “the…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 1:30am -
  • Verizon adds free Disney+, Hulu streaming to some Fios packages
    Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has launched a new deal to try to entice people to its Fios service. Building on the Disney+ promotion the telecom announced last year, new customers can get up to 12 months of Hulu free when they subscribe to Ve…
    - 12 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:13pm -
  • Amazon's Windows 10 Prime Video app brings offline viewing to PCs
    It's been a long wait, but Windows 10 users can finally download Amazon Prime Video to their computer. The UWP app’s most notable feature is that it allows you to download content for offline watching. That will be handy once it's safe to travel ag…
    - 13 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 9:01pm -
  • Walmart is turning some of its parking lots into drive-in theaters
    Select Walmart parking lots around the US will soon be transformed into drive-in theaters, thanks to a partnership with the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The “safe, socially distanced drive-in events…
    - 14 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 8:15pm -
  • PlayStation is the latest to join the Facebook ad boycott
    Sony’s PlayStation brand is the latest to jump on board with other companies who have stopped running ads on Facebook and Instagram, reports GamesIndustry.biz. PlayStation is joining a host of other brands who’ve stopped running ads on the platfo…
    - 14 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 7:51pm -
  • BMW wants to sell subscriptions to in-car features
    In an expansion of its ConnectedDrive Store, BMW wants to give owners of its cars the option to access specific hardware and software features through a subscription (via Autoblog). BMW hasn't detailed exactly how the service will work, but the short…
    - 14 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 7:37pm -


  • Nikon Z6, Z7 Could Be The Company’s Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras
    Nikon has been teasing the upcoming announcement for their new mirrorless cameras which is set for an official reveal on the 23rd of August. In terms of branding, it is unclear as to what Nikon could be calling these new devices, but according to Nik…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:03am -
  • Nintendo Uses Classic NES Games To Promote Its Switch Online Service
    Nintendo Switch’s online service will be launching in the second half of September and we’re sure that there are some gamers who might be a little hesitant to get on board. However Nintendo has recently started to promote its upcoming online serv…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:02am -
  • Apple Supplier Reportedly Gearing Up For Production Of New MacBooks
    According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch an updated MacBook Air later this year. Given how long it has been since Apple refreshed its MacBook Air, we suppose this makes sense. Now in a report from DigiTimes (via Cult of Mac), it seems tha…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:02am -
  • World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth Expansion Is Now Live
    If the Battle for Azeroth expansion for World of Warcraft is something that you’ve been looking forward to, you will be pleased to learn that the expansion is now live. This will be the latest expansion for World of Warcraft and it also marks the s…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:01am -
  • Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Now Available For $120
    One of the rumors leading up to the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was that Samsung could have a new wireless charger in the works for the phone and other Samsung devices. The Note 9 has since been launched and if you’re interes…
    - 14 Aug 18, 1:00am -
  • This Is How Much Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Could Cost
    Apple’s products have never been known to be cheap/affordable, and neither are their official accessories. This is why when we heard the rumors that the AirPower wireless charging mat could be priced at $200, we can’t say that we were surprised.…
    - 13 Aug 18, 11:16pm -
  • Apple’s Group FaceTime Feature’s Launch Has Been Delayed
    One of the new features that Apple announced in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave is Group FaceTime calls. In case the name wasn’t already obvious, basically this allows users to make FaceTime calls together in a group, whereas in the past it was limited to…
    - 13 Aug 18, 11:15pm -
  • iOS 12 Beta 7 Pulled Over Reports Of Sluggish Performance
    If you were thinking of checking out iOS 12’s beta 7 release, you might want to take note that the beta has since been pulled. This is following reports from users who have been complaining about sluggish performance in the latest version of the be…
    - 13 Aug 18, 11:14pm -

The Wirecutter

  • The Best Budget Android Phones
    High-end Android phones can cost $1,000 or more, but you don’t need to spend that much to get a great phone. The Nokia 6.2 is fast enough for most people, it has a usable camera, and it’s guaranteed to get Android updates quickly—someth…
    - 13 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 8:57pm -
  • The Best Electronic Keypad Door Lock
    When you think about it, keys are irritating—they’re bulky, you’ve got to keep track of them, and your keychain just picks up more and more of them as time goes by. A convenient alternative is an electronic lock: In the middle ground be…
    - 17 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 5:11pm -
  • The Best Bluetooth Audio Receiver for Your Home Stereo or Speakers
    If your favorite home audio system lacks Bluetooth, you don’t have to invest in an entirely new setup just to enjoy streamed audio from your computer or mobile device. A Bluetooth audio receiver is an easy, affordable add-on, and we think t…
    - 17 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 5:10pm -
  • We Combed Through 5,856 Deals This (Short) Week. Here Are the Best 7 We Found.
    The Wirecutter Deals team scans the virtual aisles of the internet, searching for great discounts on Wirecutter-recommended products so you don’t have to. In our deal blog posts (like this one), we highlight the discounts that we think Wire…
    - 17 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 4:43pm -
  • Why We’ve Taken Down Our Outdated Coronavirus Mask Coverage
    US officials recommend that you wear a mask to try to protect others—and possibly yourself—from the coronavirus. But that hasn’t always been their advice. Because of these changes, some of our reporting from earlier this year has become…
    - 18 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 4:15pm -
  • The Anatomy of a Wirecutter Guide
    Wirecutter guides are notoriously lengthy. (The longest, our guide to the best robot vacuums, is nearly 17,000 words—just under the length of the Book of Job.) But within each novella-length guide, we are meticulous in the way we structure…
    - 19 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 3:30pm -
  • Why a Professionally Monitored Security System Is Usually the Best Option
    Home security systems have all sorts of interesting add-ons, including sensors, cameras, key fobs, and super-loud sirens. However, one of the most important considerations is whether you should sign up for professional monitoring. Because mon…
    - 19 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 3:00pm -
  • The Best Portable Power Station
    If you are planning to go off the grid or are prepping for an emergency, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 can keep your electronic gear running for hours—or even days—at a time. It’s roughly the same size and weight as a small microwave, and it p…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Jul 20, 9:01pm -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • PS5 Unveiling; Sony Invites You to the Future of Gaming
    There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment, and lots more gaming taking place too. Gamers the world over have been pondering whether the PS5 might be delayed; something Sony themselves were quick to quash as they gave assurances the PS5 woul…
    - 33 days ago, 31 May 20, 6:55am -
  • 10 Things you could buy instead of the Apple iPhone X
    Before we go down this road I want to say I’ve nothing against Apple, in fact I have an iPhone 7 but cannot for the life of me understand how the base iPhone X is £999. With that in mind I’ve done some research into 10 things you could buy inste…
    - 3 Nov 17, 10:42pm -
  • Wera Advent-Calender 2017; Tools to turn the biggest grinch around
    It’s a little early for me personally to embrace Christmas; but I am willing to start talking about advent calendars and gifts for those who like to be ready. This week I received the 2017 Wera advent calendar and it looks awesome and has already t…
    - 3 Nov 17, 9:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

Slash Gear

  • Huawei Apps Up contest calls for apps using its Google Play replacement
    For that past year or so, Huawei has been hurriedly setting up the foundations that would allow it to operate a mobile ecosystem even without Google. It has many of those already in place, including its own AppGallery store and Huawei Mobile Services…
    - 8 mins ago, 3 Jul 20, 9:57am -
  • Honor X10 Max 5G giant debuts alongside smaller Honor 30 Lite 5G
    Phablets have one the moment Apple swallowed its own words and launched a plus-sized iPhone in 2014. But while phones sporting at most 6.5-inch screens have become common, those with displays spanning 7 inches have all but disappeared. Honor is bring…
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 3:22am -
  • Amazon Prime Video Windows app lets you download videos with a catch
    Microsoft has long been trying to populate its app store, pushing every development framework, from UPWs to PWAs, to entice developers to jump in. There have been, however, some movement going in the opposite direction, with developers and brands exi…
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 2:53am -
  • LG B Project rollable phone may launch early next year
    Although some may praise Samsung for innovations like the Galaxy Fold, LG perhaps deserves some commendation for launching more “experimental” smartphones in the market, even if they end up being a flop. From the misnamed curved LG G Flex to the…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 2:18am -
  • Fortnite Captain America outfit lets you be the First Avenger
    Independence Day in the US this year is going to be a rather memorable one given the rather complex mix of situations there right now. Some might decide to just spend it indoors while still spending it with others in some good old Internet-based soci…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 1:43am -
  • Olympus software turns some OM-D cameras into webcams
    Olympus might have called it quits making cameras themselves but it hasn’t exactly walked out of the camera market completely. In addition to focusing on interchangeable lenses, no pun intended, the company continues to support its existing cameras…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 1:12am -
  • Motorola One Fusion joins the mid-range Android fray
    Motorola is the new Samsung in the sense of flooding the smartphone market with nearly indistinguishable options. Barely a month after it announced the One Fusion+, the company is now revealing the base model for that already mid-range phone. The Mot…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 12:38am -
  • Some Verizon customers now get Hulu and Disney+ for free
    Verizon is offering some of its customers free access to Hulu and Disney+, two of the three streaming services that Disney offers under its own Disney+ streaming bundle for $12.99/month. If someone signed up for Hulu and Disney+ as standalone service…
    - 10 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 12:00am -