LIFX slashes the price tag on its Wi-Fi color LED bulbs

$40 price cut closes the price gap with Philips A19 Hue Color.


Koto smart sensors could help you improve your indoor environment

These tiny devices use a raft of sensors to deliver actionable insights about your surroundings.


Google's OnHub turns out to be part router, part Chromium OS computer

Rooting the high-tech router reveals a heavily-modified version of Google’s browser-based operating system.



HP and SanDisk join forces to create storage 1000x faster than NAND flash

The new storage technology aims to be 1,000 times faster than flash, and will compete with similar tech from Intel and Micron.


Tempescope brings weather forecasts to life, literally

This transparent box drips, mists, flashes, and glows in sync with the sky outside your home or anywhere else in the world.


Visiting China? Apple News will be blocked

Apple’s news and information app bumps up against Chinese censorship rules.


Facebook adds 3D Touch support, tests a dedicated Shopping feed

Facebook updated its iOS app for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and we also found great iOS updates for Day One and TripAdvisor.


Parallels, VMware, VirtualBox or Boot Camp: Best virtualisation tool for Mac

Running Windows on the Mac is easier than ever with the latest versions of Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion, but which one is best, and will Boot Camp do the job just as well?



This dongle brings Xbox One Wireless Controller support to Windows 10

A $25 USB add-on will let you use your Xbox One controller with your Windows games, and it's only days away.

Expert Opinion


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

justin_tv-100367814-orig_500.jpg goes off the air

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


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.


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


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.