An undercurrent of frustration has brewed ever since the first key-operated lock was invented some four thousand years ago, erupting to the fore each time a key is forgotten or goes missing and someone is locked out of their own home. Smart locks are one solution to this age-old problem, but many people have issues with their reliance on memorized passcodes or smartphones. Enter Ola, a smart lock that ditches keys altogether, relying instead on recognizing your fingerprint.
Samsung has allegedly been disabling Windows Update on some computers, so as not to interfere with its own update tool.
Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple may have sealed the deal on the company's royalty payment reversal, but the independent artists and labels who had also protested Apple Music's royalty-free 3-month trial also factored into Cupertino's decision. Now Apple has convinced two major indie hold-outs to sign on with the streaming service just days before its launch.
Every time you buy a notebook PC, you have to make a choice: low-cost integrated graphics, or expensive, discrete GPU? With the upcoming PCI Express OCuLink cable, you may not have to--you could dock your notebook into an external graphics card, instead. (Editor's note: That spelling of the brand name is not a typo, but we'll be writing it as "Oculink" for the rest of this article.)
The connected home sounds like a pie-in-the-sky concept to apartment renters who can't exactly invest in expensive hardware and rewire a place just to pack up and move after a year or two. But there are little ways to bring home automation into your temporary dwelling without huge costs up-front. Take Twist, a new LED light bulb that turns your lamp into a Jambox-style speaker using just AirPlay.
Amazon is taking a teeny step towards supporting high dynamic range video, with a couple HDR shows on some of the most expensive Samsung TVs.
Hulu is branching out from ad-supported streaming video with an option to tack on Showtime service at a discount.
It turns out all a company needed to do to sell wearables was make one that looked like the Fallout series' iconic Pip Boy 3000. Last week during E3, Bethesda announced the limited edition of Fallout 4 would cost $120 and ship with an "actual Pip Boy." Like, you know, a plastic sleeve thing you can stick your phone into.
Chances are that Windows Hello, a Windows 10 feature designed to recognize you and wake up your PC, will instead give you a blank stare.