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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Is the First Foldable Phone Worth Caring About

With all the hazards and issues found on previous foldable phones, it’d be hard to blame anyone for writing off flexible screen tech completely. But that sentiment might be a bit premature, because with the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung has made the first foldable phone worth caring about.Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Flexible Displays, Bendy Screens, Foldables, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Ultra Thin Glass, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review, First Foldable Phone Worth Caring About


Hasbro Is Bringing Back Tiger Electronics' Handheld LCD Games

Toy Fair 2020 is just a couple of days away and soon the internet will be abuzz with all the new toys arriving this year, but all the old toys as well. Continuing a trend seen at the show for the past couple of years, Hasbro today revealed it’s bringing back Tiger Electronics’ handheld video games in four new…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Hasbro, Consumer Tech, Toy Fair, Handhelds, Tiger Electronics, Toy Fair 2020


The First Wacom LCD Tablet That Works With Your Smartphone Needs Cord Management Skills

With continued competition from Apple as cheaper iPads are now gaining support for the Apple Pencil, Wacom has followed up on its $650 Cintiq 16 from last year with the even cheaper $400 Wacom One. As with larger Cintiq displays and tablets, the Wacom One is a secondary display, not a real tablet with a dedicated OS,…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Tablets, Wacom, Consumer Tech, Cintiq, Wacom One, Apple Pencil Wacom, First Wacom


Wacom One Review: Well Balanced, But Cable Management a Chore

With continued competition from Apple as cheaper iPads are now gaining support for the Apple Pencil, Wacom has followed up on its $650 Cintiq 16 from last year with the even cheaper $400 Wacom One. As with larger Cintiq displays and tablets, the Wacom One is a secondary display, not a real tablet with a dedicated OS,…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Tablets, Wacom, Consumer Tech, Cintiq, Wacom One, Apple Pencil Wacom


Under Armour's New Smart Sneakers Are Ugly as Sin But Good for Running

Last year I reviewed Under Armour’s HOVR Infinite shoes, which sync with your smartphone to offer running data from the built-in Bluetooth chip. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed working out in them. I expected the shoes to be more gimmick than substance, but the personalized gait-coaching actually…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Running, Under Armour, Consumer Tech, Armour, Smart Shoes, Ua Hovr Machina Review


Canon's Next Fancy Full-Frame Mirrorless Cam Is the EOS R5

A couple of weeks after info leaked out regarding Canon’s next full-frame mirrorless camera, Canon today officially announced its development of the EOS R5.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, EOS, Mirrorless Cameras, Mirrorless, Canon, Consumer Tech, Full Frame Mirrorless, EOS R5, The Next Full Frame Mirrorless Cam From Canon


Samsung May Have Priced Itself Into a Corner with the Galaxy S20

Thanks to 120Hz displays, fancy new cameras, and support for 5G networks across the entire line, Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 seems like a real powerhouse of a phone. However, with a starting price of $1,000 for the standard S20 and prices going even high for the S20+ and S20 Ultra, it feels like Samsung may have tried to…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Galaxy S20, How Much Is Too Much, Galaxy S20 Price, Phone Prices


Samsung's Second Foldable Phone Is Finally Here: Meet the Galaxy Z Flip

After months of leaks and rumors, Samsung finally announced its second foldable phone: the Galaxy Z Flip. The announcement came alongside announcements for the new Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Buds+, at its Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, San Francisco Read, Flexible Displays, Bendy Screens, Foldables, Galaxy Fold, The Samsung Galaxy Zflip Is Here, Galaxy Unpack


With 5G and a 120Hz Display, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Is a Whole Lot of Phone

Last year’s Galaxy S10 was a triumph of phone design, combining innovative features like an in-display fingerprint reader, reverse wireless charging, and tiny punch hole selfie cameras with a gorgeous, nearly bezel-free body. However, after missing out on a few features that found their way onto some of the S10's…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, 5g, Samsung Galaxy, First Look, Consumer Tech, Android 10, Galaxy S20, 120hz Display, Galaxy Unpacked 2020, Samsung Galaxy S20 First Look


Sony Now Lets Anyone Make Their Own Remotes for Its Cameras

Sony announced on Tuesday another feature for its digital cameras that the company hopes will expand their adoption among professional photographers: a software development kit that allows third-party developers to create their own custom tools to remotely control and operate the cameras.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Science, Tech, Software, Cameras, Sony, Sdk, Consumer Tech, Alphas


Mitsubishi’s Fake LED Skylights Simulate Sunlight to Make Offices Feel Less Depressing

The technologies that once promised to free us from soul-crushing office jobs have mostly resulted in just the opposite. But Mitsubishi is leveraging one technology in an attempt to make working in a sea of cubicles feel less depressing. It’s developed an LED-lit panel that can simulate natural light coming in from…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Mitsubishi, Lighting, Consumer Tech, Lcds, Misora


Everything We Gleaned From the Oscar Commercial for Samsung's New Phone

Even though Samsung managed to do it without actually revealing its name, it seems the smartphone giant just couldn’t help itself from teasing its next foldable phone during the Oscars. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Flexible Displays, Bendy Screens, Foldables, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip, More Z Flip Teases, Flexible Glass


The Best Thing About This Smartwatch Is the Strap

There’s no shortage of stylish Wear OS watches—it’s literally Fossil’s main reason for existing at this point. The company and its small army of designer brands make up the bulk of Android-friendly smartwatches out there. The problem is, they’re all functionally interchangeable. They run the same software, sport the…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Fossil, Consumer Tech, Skagen, Skagen Falster 3, Buckle In For My Strap Ted Talk, Skagen Falster 3 Review


For $65 This Handheld Console Isn't Perfect But It Gets the Important Things Right

If you assumed that Nintendo was the only company still making handheld gaming devices, you’re missing out on some excellent hardware coming out of China. The New Pocket Go might not be as polished as the Switch or the 3DS, but for its price, it’s a fantastic little handheld that puts decades worth of emulated gaming…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, China, Tech, Nintendo, Consoles, Portables, Consumer Tech, Handhelds, Pocket Go 2, New Pocket Go


France Smacks Apple With $27 Million Fine for Slowing Down iPhones

Back in 2017, Apple admitted to throttling older iPhones with new software updates. It sparked the ire of iPhone users everywhere and a number of lawsuits, leading Apple to offer discounted battery replacements. Today, the DGCCRF, France’s consumer watchdog group, has slapped Apple with a €25 million ($27.4 million)…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, France, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Iphone Throttling


Moto Hopes to Retake the Budget Phone Crown With Two New Flavors of the Moto G

Last year, thanks to phones like the Google Pixel 3a and Samsung Galaxy A50, Motorola lost its long-held title as the king of budgets phones. So for its next batch of budget handsets, Motorola is ditching its traditional numbering system and instead its making two different versions of the Moto G for 2020: the Moto G…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Motorola, Science, Smartphones, Moto G, First Look, Consumer Tech, Moto G Stylus, Moto G Power And Moto G Stylus First Look, Moto G Power, Moto G 2020, Samsung Galaxy A50 Motorola


Fujifilm's New X100V Could Make a Great Everyday Travel Camera

Cameras on phones have gotten pretty good over the last few years (especially the ones with multiple rear lenses), but sometimes you just want something that snaps pics with a bit better quality, and with the new X100V, it feels like Fujifilm has made an everyday travel camera that fills the gap between phones and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Fujifilm, Digital Cameras, First Look, Consumer Tech, Rangefinder, Compact Cameras, Fujifilm X100v First Look, X100v, Fujifilm X100v


One Sad Tweet May Have Just Signaled the Death of BlackBerry Phones

There hasn’t been a new BlackBerry phone since the Key2 LE (which is basically a slightly cheaper and slower version of the original Key2) came out in the summer of 2018. But now the entire future of BlackBerry phones is in question following a tweet from the official BlackBerry Mobile account. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, BB, Blackberry, Tcl, Consumer Tech, BlackBerry Mobile, Rip Blackberry, Bb Key2, BlackBerry Phones


After a One Month Delay, the New Moto Razr Has Started Shipping a Week Early

Motorola’s reboot of the classic Razr featuring a new bendable screen was originally slated to go on sale in early January, but in order “to better meet consumer demand,” Moto decided to delay the phone’s launch to February 6th. However, it seems despite that new release date, some Moto Razr pre-orders have started…Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Smartphones, Moto, Consumer Tech, Flexible Displays, Bendy Screens, Bendy Phones, Foldables, Moto Razr, Moto Razr 2020, New Moto Razr Starts Shipping Early


EU Officially Votes to Create a Standard Charging Adapter for Phones Despite Apple's Protests

After a debate that had raged on for more than 10 years, the European Parliament has finally voted in a landslide 582-40 decision to create a standard charging solution for all phones and other small to medium-sized mobile devices. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Eu, Smartphones, Usb, Charging, European Parliament, Consumer Tech, Usb C, Power Adapters, Eu Laying Down The Law, Usb Pd


Sony's First Android-Powered Walkman Is Damn Compelling

Why would anyone want a Walkman in the streaming age? That’s the question I asked myself when I first fiddled with the small Sony NW-A105. One month later, I’ve learned enough about the music player to answer that question and many more. Sometimes its good to cut out the distractions of texts and phone calls and just…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Sony, Consumer Tech, Sony Walkman, Audiophiles, Sony NW, Sony Walkman Nw A105 Review, Sony Walkman Nw A105


This Cheap Adapter Makes Every USB-Powered Gadget Wifi Controlled

If you’re all in on the idea of making your home smart and automated, a company called Sonoff has created a simple adapter that will add wifi connectivity to any USB-powered device allowing it to be powered on and off without you ever having to lift a finger.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Usb, Smarthome, Consumer Tech, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Sonoff


Roku Introduces a Cheap Wireless 5.1 Setup to Rival Sonos

After teasing a 5.1 surround sound solution with the introduction of wireless speakers in 2018 and a soundbar in 2019, Roku is finally doing the thing. If you already own a Roku Soundbar you’ll be able to add additional speakers and a subwoofer for a 5.1 surround sound experience. More importantly, it will actually be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Roku, Sonos, Surround Sound, Consumer Tech


Massive Leak Reveals Pretty Much Everything About Samsung's Next Foldable Phone

The Galaxy Fold was the pioneer for Samsung’s first efforts in making foldable phones, and now thanks to a massive leak, we’re getting a detailed look at Samsung’s second foldable handset—the Galaxy Z Flip—weeks before its expected official debut. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Leaks, Rumors, Consumer Tech, Flexible Displays, The Rumor Mill, Bendy Screens, Foldables, Galaxy Z Flip, Massive Galaxy Z Flip Leak


Dyson Improved On the Lamp Again, But Not the Price

Dyson has made a name for itself by meticulously designing products that typically far outperform its competitors’ offerings, but that extreme attention to detail and innovation often comes at a steep price. That’s the case with the company’s new Morph lamp: It manages to improve on Dyson’s Lightcycle lamp in many…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Dyson, Lighting, Lamps, Consumer Tech, Dyson LightCycle, Dyson Lightcycle Morph


iPhone Users Can Now Shoot Simultaneously With Both Cameras, Android Users Chuckle Politely

Back at the launch event for the iPhone 11 last fall, the developers of Filmic Pro got on stage and showed off a new app that allowed iPhone users to record videos using both the front and rear cameras on their iPhone simultaneously. And today, that app finally made its official debut in the form of Filmic’s new …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Science, Smartphones, Creators, Consumer Tech, Smartphone Video, Filmic Pro, iPhone 11, Iphone 11 Pro, Filmic, Doubletake Goes Live


Crowd Funding Crew Claims It's Made the World's First IPS 240Hz 1440p Monitor

Instead of simply releasing devices and hoping that people like them, Eve relies on its community to help design its products—sourcing feedback and ideas from the company’s forums. A few years ago, Eve used this method to create the V, a Surface Pro clone with interesting specs, and now Eve is back in 2020 to announce …Read more...
Tags: Science, Crowdfunding, Displays, Monitors, Consumer Tech, Eve, Eve Tech, Eves Next Product Is A Monitor, Eve Spectrum


My Normal Bed Seems Barbaric After Sleeping on This Temperature-Controlled Smart Mattress

Temperature is one of the most critical things when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Too hot and you’re sweating under the covers constantly searching for the cool side of the pillow (and failing). Too cold and you spend hours shivering and waiting for the icy specter of sleep to consume your body.Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Sleep, Beds, Smarthome, Consumer Tech, Mattresses, Smart Beds, Sleep Tech, Eight Sleep Pod Review, Eight Sleep Pod


Get Your Ebooks From the Library, Dummy

Public libraries are a national treasure that few people seem to appreciate anymore, but I am here to tell you that you are ignoring a precious resource because these bastions of socialism don’t just have free books. They have free ebooks. We’ve definitely preached the benefits of library ebooks before, but like the …Read more...
Tags: Ebooks, Science, Library, Consumer Tech, eInk, E Readers, Support Your Local Library


The Pax Era Pro Is the Pricey, But Perfect Vape Pen

Back before the Juul was a meme or status symbol or sign of impending doom, it was just a new nicotine-based product from people known for weed. Juul was born out of the same minds as Pax, the most stylish weed flower vape around. Now Juul is a threat to lungs and Big Tobacco while Pax is still focused on delivering…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Weed, Juul, Consumer Tech, Pax, Vapes, Vape Pen, Pax Era Pro Review, Pax Era Pro