Oh Gizmo!

  • Tauntaun Sleeping Bag Is Probably A Little Too Accurate
    Remember the scene in Empire Strikes Back where Han decides to tear into the belly of a Tauntaun and stuff Luke inside to save him from Hypothermia? I’m sure that
    - 19 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 4:06pm -
  • Vifa Reykjavik Powerful Bluetooth Speaker
    Don’t let travel stand in the way of brilliant audio. Instead, bring along the Vifa Reykjavik Powerful Bluetooth Speaker to accompany your every day with great tunes. But, don’t let
    - 23 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:03pm -
  • Teenage Engineering OD-11 Wireless Multi-Room Loudspeaker
    Enjoy your favorite sounds throughout the house with the Teenage Engineering OD-11 Wireless Multi-Room Loudspeaker. OD-11 allows you to play all your music in wireless stereo from any device. Offering
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:36pm -
  • Believe It Or Not: This Alligator Is Alive
    This may be a tech-blog, but sometimes a story is just too interesting not to write about. That’s certainly the case here as one look at the Alligator in the
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 5:44pm -
  • Star Wars Cantina Theme Played On Pencil
    Here we have a super-short video of the Cantina theme from Star Wars being played on pencil. Yes, you read that right. It may seem impossible (believe me, I thought
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 5:44pm -
  • Old Is New: Hyperkin Bringing Back Updated Gameboy
    While Nintendo has had massive success with the launch of the NES and SNES Classic, its seems only a matter of time before they announce their next Classic console, and
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 4:40pm -
  • There’s A New Cryptocurrency-Themed J-Pop Band In Town
    If you can’t stop thinking about your Cryptocurrency portfolio (and how you put $250 into Litecoin at its highest value and it still hasn’t recovered), than maybe you can at
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 4:38pm -
  • Enhancia MIDI Ring Controller
    Change the intensity or vibrato of your notes while playing a keyboard with the Enhancia MIDI Ring Controller. Enhancia is a rubber ring that you wear while playing a MIDI
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 4:05pm -


Boing Boing


  • Video offers peek at ultra-wide Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
    The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope has been a long time in the making when work on its mirrors started in 2007. It's finally coming together, though. The LSST team has released a brief clip showing progress on the Chilean facility as of the end of…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 4:36am -
  • Samsung designed a 2018 Winter Olympics edition Galaxy Note 8
    Samsung has unveiled a sweet-looking Galaxy Note 8 you might never get your hands on. The Korean conglomerate has designed a limited edition version of its extra large phone exclusively for 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics participants. It's fitted w…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 3:33am -
  • Dallas Mavericks are the latest pro team to accept cryptocurrency
    You don't just have to attend Sacramento Kings games if you're itching to spend some digital money on a pro sports event. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has confirmed (both to Bloomberg and on Twitter) that his basketball team will start acceptin…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 2:51am -
  • YouTube implements stricter requirements for partners
    YouTube has been under fire for months over inappropriate content masquerading as kid-friendly videos and popular creators acting out of line. Now, Google has introduced stricter requirements for the video platform's YouTube Partners and Preferred pr…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:24am -
  • Motorola's 2018 lineup may include an iPhone X lookalike
    Someone might have just spoiled Motorola's 2018 in a big way. Droid Life has posted a trio of leaks which, if accurate, hint at some big changes to the Lenovo brand's smartphone lineup. The headliner would be the Moto X5, and it's not hard to see w…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:18am -
  • Curve's payment-switching smart card goes live in the UK
    Like the thought of switching payment methods for a purchase long after you've left the store? You now have a chance to try it. Curve has launched its smart card in the UK, letting you not only consolidate your credit cards (currently just Masterca…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:01am -
  • Facebook teams up with 'True Blood' creators for new series
    Facebook's Watch tab won't just be chock-full of sports shows and gaming culture. The social site has ordered 10 episodes of Sacred Lies, an adaptation of the Stephanie Oakes novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly (which, in turn, is an adaptation of th…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:34pm -
  • Ferrari plans to build an electric supercar after all
    Despite Tesla's lead on the electric vehicle market, large automakers spent 2017 announcing they will transition their gas-powered car models to EVs. But other companies selling more elite vehicles are also throwing their hat in the ring. At NAIAS in…
    - 12 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:06pm -


  • Nissan Claims Its Leaf EV Pre-Orders Are Over 13,000
    These days electric cars and vehicles in general are becoming more common, and Nissan’s Leaf EV has actually been around for a while now. However it seems that the company’s latest Leaf which was unveiled last year could be off to a great start b…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 4:44am -
  • Lawsuit Against Apple Wants Them To Keep The iPhone Batteries They Replace
    Image credit – iFixitFollowing Apple’s admission that they slow down older iPhones with older degrading batteries, Apple has since apologized and has launched a battery replacement program which discounts battery replacements from $79 to $29. How…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 4:44am -
  • Apple, HBO In Bidding War For J.J. Abrams New Sci-Fi Drama Series
    It is clear that Apple definitely needs some kind of hit show if they are hoping for their video efforts to be taken more seriously. So far the company has launched a handful of shows, but it is obvious that none of them were the smashing successes t…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 4:41am -
  • YouTube Now Makes It Harder For Creators To Become Partners
    YouTube has long had a problem with questionable content being uploaded onto its website and somehow not being removed. It’s also had problems with some of its biggest stars, where in a way YouTube needs them just as much as they need YouTube, mean…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 4:40am -
  • Apple’s iPhone Market Share In The US Has Increased By 5% YoY
    It is clear that in terms of which smartphone operating system is the most dominant, it’s hard to beat Android, even for Apple, due to the number of Android handset makers who have since put out countless of Android handsets. However it seems that…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 4:39am -
  • Father Pulls Son Out Of High School To Help Him Become A Pro Gamer
    eSports are a big thing these days, where gamers who are good enough can be granted a pro-athlete visa for entry into the US. Some schools are also recognizing the ability to play games professionally as an accomplishment like in sports, and are gran…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 3:47am -
  • BMW To Charge Customers $80/Year To Use Apple’s CarPlay
    These days it’s not uncommon to see more carmakers offer their customers options when it comes to smart infotainment systems, such as CarPlay or Android Auto, or sometimes the carmaker’s own system. However it seems that BMW wants to charge custo…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 3:08am -
  • New Malicious Link Can Cause Apple’s Messages, Safari App To Crash
    Back in 2016 a bug was discovered in which it allowed attackers to send a malicious text message to iPhone users in which it could cause their phones to crash. Now it seems that a new malicious link has been discovered that can pretty do much the sam…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 3:07am -

The Wirecutter

  • The Best Car Phone Mount
    After dozens of hours of research covering about 60 models, hands-on testing of 29, and hundreds of hours of real-world use, we believe the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 is the best in-car smartphone mount for most drivers. This well-built cradle-s…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 8:47pm -
  • The Best Pressure Cooker
    After 40 hours of research and testing—including cooking 15 pounds of brisket, 13 pounds of black beans, and 12 pounds of brown rice—we think the best pressure cookers for most people are the electric Instant Pot IP-DUO60 (for hands-off c…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 4:17pm -
  • The Best Fitness Trackers
    We’ve spent more than 150 hours walking, running, sleeping, grocery shopping, kettlebell swinging, and cycling (indoors and out) to learn everything there is to know about fitness trackers. After considering new options and testing 23 top-r…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 4:28pm -
  • The Best Trekking Poles
    After about 40 hours of testing on trails, streets, beaches, and many places in between—including extensive handling and testing in a physical-therapy office, among therapists, nurses, patients, and doctors in an orthopedic group—we’ve…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:56am -
  • Some Gadgets We Might Actually Buy From CES 2018
    Twelve Wirecutter reporters and editors spent three days working overtime at the CES 2018 trade show to find just a few things that we might consider recommending to our families, friends, and readers later this year. While we can’t say whether any…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:01am -
  • Helmet and Knife Guides Missing in Action?
    Some readers have been wondering where our guides to outdoor knives and ski and snowboard helmets have gone. We’ve temporarily taken down the outdoor knives review because we found a problem with some of the reporting that was serious enough to pro…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 6:28pm -
  • Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 Review: Who Needs a Smart Toothbrush?
    The Genius comes with a standard Oral-B electric toothbrush charger (pictured) as well as a travel case that can also charge the device. The Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 is a Bluetooth-connected smart toothbrush that uses onboard sensors and…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 5:50pm -
  • The Best Electric Toothbrush
    There are lots of types of brush heads, and they vary from brand to brand.To find the best electric toothbrush, we put in almost 100 total hours of research, interviewing experts, evaluating every model on the market, and testing 12 too…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 4:41pm -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • 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…
    - 74 days ago, 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…
    - 75 days ago, 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 -
  • 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 -

Slash Gear

  • Galaxy Note 8 PyeongChang 2018 edition connects the Winter Olympics
    Once upon a time, smartphones came in black or white colors, and sometimes the greys in between. These days, mobile devices have all sorts of hues, some with kinda funny names (“Kinda Blue”). If you’ve wanted a very white premium phone, like, s…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 3:31am -
  • Kodak Super 8 camera resurrects retro film favorite
    Kodak is about to bring back a classic with a new Super 8 camera. The company introduced the concept years ago, eventually showing off a retro-styled Super 8 camera with some modern twists. Among other things, this Super 8 camera (it’s not clear wh…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 2:37am -
  • New Xbox Elite Wireless Controller model leaks with USB-C
    A series of leaked images reveal what is said to be a new version of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. The original controller, the one currently available, was first introduced back in mid-2015. According to the leaked images and details, a new ve…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:52am -
  • Facebook orders Sacred Lies 10-episode drama based on Grimm story
    Facebook just ordered ten episodes in a series tentatively called Sacred Lies. This show is based on a Grimm Brothers story called “The Handless Maiden” and “The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly” novel by Stephanie Oakes. Blumhouse Television will b…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:53am -
  • Fire TV gets live TV features with guide for Amazon Channels content
    Amazon has pushed out an update for Fire TV that brings new Live TV features, including a channel guide. Note that this isn’t the same as the live TV features found on the Fire Smart TVs, which revolve around over-the-air TV delivered by an antenna…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:57pm -
  • Project ONE: SlashGear interviews AMG Head Tobias Moers
    Almost all car makers have made promises about putting a street-legal race car on the road, by which they really mean a road car with race car power and speed. AMG, on the other hand, intends to put a literal one in consumer’s hands. At least that…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:48pm -
  • WhatsApp tests warning to stop users from forwarding spam
    WhatsApp may be testing a new feature that aims to prevent — or at least decrease — the sharing of spam and other unwanted content between users. Though WhatsApp isn’t talking about the apparent test, some users report seeing a warning when the…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:11pm -
  • AT&T urged to cut Huawei ties by US officials over national security: report
    AT&T is being pressured to cut commercial ties with Chinese company Huawei, according to sources who say US lawmakers are behind the issue. The reason reportedly revolves around national security concerns, with officials fearing that Huawei could be…
    - 12 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:10pm -