NEWS

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Triby review: Alexa transforms a silly gadget into a family-oriented digital assistant

It's just like Amazon's Echo, but with an E-Ink display, VoIP service, batteries, and magnets so you can stick it on your fridge.

NEWS | CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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VideoSlam review: Fast-paced, no-frills compilation videos on your iPhone

VideoSlam turns iPhone photos and videos into short, fast-paced compilations of shareable memories that can be instantly shared with friends or loved ones.

NEWS | INTERNET

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Hulu may be planning a Sling-style live TV streaming service to take on cable

Hulu wants to offer a live TV service beginning early next year, according to one report.

NEWS | SOFTWARE

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Google Chrome dethrones Internet Explorer to become undisputed browser champion

Two browser metrics firms find that Chrome has topped Internet Explorer in usage share.

NEWS | INTERNET

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Valve cleverly battles Steam cheaters with two-factor authentication

The phone numbers that facilitate quick trades between accounts are now being used to battle CS:GO cheaters.

NEWS

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Samsung SmartThings vulnerability lets hackers make their own house keys

Samsung’s smart home hub deals with its second security flaw in six months

NEWS | SOFTWARE

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Cracker Jack ruins its iconic free toy by replacing physical prizes with QR codes

Cracker Jacks puts the free toy out of its misery with a mobile app tie-in.

NEWS | SOFTWARE

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare goes full sci-fi with space-based gunfights

One small step for Call of Duty, one giant leap for mankind

NEWS | SECURITY

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Why your iPhone-unlocking fingerprint is susceptible to FBI search warrants

A judge is forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone with her fingerprints, but does this violate the Constitution?

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.