Tag: gadget

Dec 01 2018

With this $25 gadget, Amazon will finally get you to stop scoffing at the idea of a 'smart home' – CNBC

Earlier this year, Amazon launched a $25 smart plug that lets you control any outlet in your home by voice with an Amazon Echo. That means you can control any lamp, appliance or anything else that plugs into an outlet by speaking a phrase to Alexa like “turn on the living room lamp,” without having […]

Nov 21 2018

Which tech toy or tool ranks as the best new gadget of 2018? (It wasn't an iPhone)

Jefferson Graham USA TODAY Published 5:05 AM EST Nov 21, 2018 The best-selling gadget of 2018 will surely be the Apple iPhone, which historically has been the world’s biggest-selling product, to the tune of over 200 million units yearly. Nothing else comes close.  But when we asked over 1,000 consumers to pick the top tech […]

Nov 20 2018

Farewell to the Steam Link, the best wireless HDMI gadget ever made

Why am I sad that a tiny black puck which streamed games over a Wi-Fi network will soon disappear from shelves around the world? Because too few people experienced the magic that the Steam Link affords. Over the past couple years, it seemed like PC gaming juggernaut Valve couldn’t give away the gadget fast enough, […]

Oct 11 2018

Google's most exciting new gadget is neither phone nor tablet

Boy, oh boy, it’s been a busy week for Google. The Big G launched a series of brand spankin’ new models for both of its flagship product lines this past Tuesday: the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on the phone side and then the Pixel Slate on the Chrome OS end of the equation. […]

Oct 08 2018

Facebook wants to fix video calls with Portal, a $200 gadget that lets you talk to your Messenger friends

The Portal and Portal+.Rob Price/Business Insider Facebook has announced it is launching a video-chat and smart speaker device, the Portal. Facebook Portal will launch some time in November for $199, with a larger-sized Portal+ model costing $349. The gadget is the first time Facebook has built and sold hardware under the Facebook brand. It comes […]

Oct 08 2018

Facebook is audaciously launching a video gadget for your home, called Portal. Is that a good idea?

Today Facebook is unveiling Portal, its version of a kitchen or living-room gadget meant to compete with Alexa devices from Amazon and related gizmos from Google. But is it really a good idea to pitch people on a Facebook-powered camera and microphone in your home? In some ways, Portal feels familiar. The device, which has […]

Aug 06 2018

After Note 9, Samsung to unveil another major new gadget on August 30th

Get your calendars out and mark August 30th as that is when Samsung is planning to unveil another major new gadget. Why do we say “another”? One simple reason: three weeks prior to August 30th, on August 9th, Samsung will hold a special Unpacked event to show the new Galaxy Note 9 to the world. […]

Jul 30 2018

Roy Moore walks out after Sacha Baron Cohen's fake pedophile-detecting gadget goes off

Erin Jensen USA TODAY Published 12:14 p.m. UTC Jul 30, 2018 Sacha Baron Cohen’s anti-terror expert Erran Morad was back for the third episode of his fiery new show, “Who Is America?”.  For Sunday’s episode of the Showtime series, Cohen’s Morad interviewed unsuccessful Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Moore lost the special election last December to Democrat […]