News

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Solartab review: A robust solar/battery combo that doesn’t scratch most itches

Everything about the Solartab is fine, but it's in search of a solution as a combination product.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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Focal brings its high-end outdoor speaker line to the U.S.

Weatherproof, paintable enclosures house 1.0-inch tweeters and either 6.5- or 8.0-inch woofers.

MOBILE

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Intel calls for the end of the headphone jack with USB-C replacement

USB-C may not only lead a revolution in PC design, it may also change our smartphones and tablets forever.

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Switchmate’s $40 smart light switch ships in May, with simple but limited features

The Bluetooth LE device mounts on top of existing switches for quick and easy smart-lighting retrofits.

INTERNET

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Pizza Hut turns to algorithms and GPS tracking to increase sales

Yup, it’s the 'Uber-ization' of pizza, as Pizza Hut joins the wave of chain restaurants embracing tech.

SOFTWARE

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FBI discloses iOS security flaw, but not the one used to crack the San Bernardino iPhone

Apple already knew about the vulnerability, which doesn't affect devices running iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan.

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TiVo revamps its Roamio OTA set-top box and drops the subscription charge

TiVo’s DVR for cord cutters just got a lot more attractive.

SOFTWARE

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Windows 10 Preview Build 14332 makes quests out of bug bashing

Build 14332 is out and Microsoft opens its internal bug-hunting process to users.

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.