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


  • 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent' and its sequel go open source
    A little after its tenth anniversary, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is now open-source, allowing modders and aspiring game developers to delve into the title's codebase to see how the horror masterpiece was created. You can download the source code for b…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 10:08pm -
  • Sling's 'Watch Party' group streaming feature works with live TV
    Sling TV just launched a “Sling Watch Party” feature in beta, meaning you can now connect with friends and family via video or text chat while you watch live TV together. The streaming service is the latest to offer a “watch party” feature --…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 9:34pm -
  • Twitter follows up voice tweets by testing voice DMs
    It turns out audio tweets were only the beginning of Twitter's newfound interest in letting users communicate with more than just the written word. On Wednesday, the company told The Verge it’s testing a new feature, starting in Brazil, that will…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 8:49pm -
  • Facebook will block ads claiming victory ahead of official results
    Contrary to previous reports, a Facebook rep has confirmed that the social media site will not, in fact, allow ads claiming victory for either the Trump or Biden campaigns to run on election night.In a September 3rd blog post, Facebook’s Mark Zucke…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 7:34pm -
  • TikTok bans ads for fasting apps and weight loss supplements
    TikTok is introducing a new policy that cracks down on ads that “promote a harmful or negative body image.” The app’s new rules ban companies from advertising fasting apps and weight loss supplements. Advertisers also have to adhere to new, tou…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 7:32pm -
  • Report highlights blindspots in Facebook's fight against voting misinformation
    A tool that Facebook says can help state officials monitor voting misinformation doesn’t give users a complete picture of Facebook activity, according to a report from the Tech Transparency Project (TTP). CrowdTangle, the tool in question, can’t…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 7:05pm -
  • California to ban sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035
    As California continues to battle ever more deadly and destructive wildfires up and down the state, California governor Gavin Newsom has issued a sweeping executive order that will effectively ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel-driven vehicles b…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 6:03pm -
  • Google Maps now shows you COVID-19 stats
    Google has already released a number of COVID-related features on its Maps app, including noting potential transit delays due to the outbreak, the relative busyness of local businesses and tagging the locations of nearby COVID testing sites. On Wedne…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 5:33pm -


  • 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

  • Amazon Prime Day 2020: Deals to Expect
    Prime Day won’t kick off for a while. In the meantime, you can check out our Deals page, follow us on Twitter @WirecutterDeals, and subscribe to our daily deals newsletter. Amazon Prime Day, Amazon’s yearly deals bonanza for Prime members…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Sep 20, 10:28pm -
  • The Best Electric Stoves and Ranges
    A good electric stove (or ranges, whatever you call them) should allow you to easily cook a full-sized meal and keep it warm, be it on the stove, or in the oven. Over the years, we’ve researched and reviewed different electric freestanding…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 12:39am -
  • The Best LCD/LED TV
    Almost any 4K TV can make 4K video look good, but the best TVs make even poor-quality sources look better. The Sony X950G is the best LCD/LED TV because it produces fantastic-looking 4K HDR content, cleans up lower-quality streaming shows bet…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 12:10am -
  • The Best Rain Jackets and Raincoats
    As Longfellow might have said: Into each life spent commuting, running errands, or watching a kid’s soccer game, some rain must fall. We spent two and a half months researching 134 raincoats and testing 30—with a panel of six testers in a…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 11:42pm -
  • The Wirecutter Guide to Online Retailer Return Policies
    You’re likely shopping online now more than ever. If you’re on a first-name basis with your delivery person, and your entryway is a whirlwind of ripped cardboard and shredded plastic pouches, it’s inevitable you have a few impulse purch…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 7:27pm -
  • Duvet Covers We Love
    They’re fussy to change, but a duvet cover is essential for extending the life of your comforter (or, duvet). Swapping the cover can easily transform your bedding—a heavier fabric will boost your duvet’s warmth, a luxe cover will instan…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 4:10pm -
  • The Best Laundry Basket (and Hampers)
    If you want a laundry basket that can hold a lot of weight and can stand up to constant use and abuse, The Container Store Stacking Laundry Basket is the best laundry basket out there. It holds a full week's worth of laundry, it’s easy to c…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 4:06pm -
  • What Do You Get When You Spend More for Speakers?
    A pair of speakers can cost as little as $30 and as much as $1 million. Through any of them, you can tell right away when you’re hearing Adele or Miles Davis or Nirvana. So what are the big spenders getting from their speakers that budget-m…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 3:57pm -

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…
    - 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

  • Adobe Liquid Mode uses AI to make reading PDFs on your phone easier
    We live in a digital and mobile world but, ironically, many of the things we deal with still aren’t designed to fit both. Electronic documents that come in PDF form are one of the biggest offenders and while there is no shortage of PDF reader apps…
    - 23 mins ago, 24 Sep 20, 1:23am -
  • MINISFORUM H31G Mini PC comes with a discrete GPU and some caveats
    When it comes to PCs, power is most often associated with size. After all, you can’t really escape the laws of physics so the more power you need, the more and bigger components you need. That said, you might not actually really need all that power…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Sep 20, 12:43am -
  • Fortnite’s C2 Season 4 Marvel surprise may be a vampire hunter
    We’re still in the middle of Fortnite‘s big Chapter 2 – Season 4 Marvel crossover, one that has resulted in a steady drop of new items, map changes, and superheroes. It’s unlikely that we’ve seen everything this season has to offer, and now…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Sep 20, 12:22am -
  • Sling TV launches watch together feature for live television
    Sling TV has joined on-demand streaming services to become the first OTT live television streaming service to offer a watch together feature. Simply called Watch Party, this feature enables friends and family members to watch the same live content at…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 11:23pm -
  • Scientists find you’re unwittingly putting your cat’s health at risk
    Do you often feed your cat more than one time per day? If so, you may be unwittingly putting your cat’s health at risk, at least according to a new study from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College and Agricultural College. Because…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 10:28pm -
  • 2021 VW ID.4 – The range, price and quirks you should know
    The Volkswagen ID.4 may not be the first electric car in the US, but it could well be one of the most important. Unveiled today, complete with pricing, estimated range, and all the tech that will be onboard, the 2021 VW ID.4 somehow manages to be bot…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 9:43pm -
  • Non-NIOSH imported N95 style masks and counterfeits flow from China
    This week the folks at the independent testing organization ECRI published Medical Device Hazard Report on certain N95-style masks. A wide variety of imported (into USA) N95-style respirators (face-filtering respirators [FFRs]) that lack NIOSH certif…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 9:37pm -
  • Garmin Venu Sq smartwatches pack GPS and phone-free music streaming
    Garmin has unveiled its new Venu Sq and Venu Sq Music Edition smartwatches, two models targeted at the average consumer who wants smartwatch functionality alongside extensive fitness and health features. The models are very similar, both offering GPS…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 8:55pm -