Alexa fans, the day you’ve been waiting for has officially arrived — Amazon’s second-generation Echo Dot has been released. This tiny speaker packs nearly all of the same functionality as Amazon’s $180 Echo speaker, but at a small fraction of the price. What’s more, Amazon is still offering a killer deal that gets you a free sixth Echo Dot speaker when you order five. If you’re planning on packing your home with Dots so you have hands-free access to Alexa wherever you go, this is the deal for you. Just used the coupon code DOT6PACK at checkout. More →
The Galaxy Note 7 has harmed people and caused tens, perhaps even hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to users’ property. It burned furniture, floors, cars and even a house. The phone has officially been recalled and discontinued, with Samsung warning all owners that they should power down the device immediately and return it to a local retailer at once. There has never been a more serious problem with a smartphone in the history of the industry, and yet many people refuse to turn in their handsets and insist on putting themselves and those around them at risk. More →
AT&T announces it will acquire Time Warner for $85 billion
Everything we expect Apple to announce next week that isn't a Mac
iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel speed tests: Closer, but Android was still crushed in the end
These are the 2 best iPhone email apps in the world, and I can't decide which to use
Last month, we shared a selection of the best movies coming to Prime Video in the coming month for the first time in months. Based on the response, there are plenty of Amazon Prime subscribers who use the service and want to know what movies and shows are being added, so we’ve decided to do it any for November.
Yesterday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk proudly announced that the company will be outfitting every new Model S and Model X coming off the production line with an enhanced suite of hardware sensors. Impressively, once Tesla enables the full suite of sensors, Model S and Model X vehicles will have full Level 5 autonomy, which is to say that they’ll be able to drive to a given destination with essentially zero human intervention.
If there’s one thing I have learned from my lifelong battle with email, it’s this: be flexible. There are always new apps in development and new features being added to existing tools. The best tool for the job today might not be the best tool for the job tomorrow. What’s more, your email app of choice could disappear at any moment, as I learned the hard way back in 2015, so you have to be willing to reexamine your options at a moment’s notice. In fact, you should always be on the hunt for new tools.
When I first moved away from my go-to iPhone app back in 2015 because it was being discontinued, I landed on Microsoft’s Outlook. The app is still a great choice, but it’s no longer at the top of the pack. I have now begun bouncing between two different apps that offer fantastic design, reliable performance and fantastic feature sets, and I just can’t pick a winner. More →
Welcome to the post-Galaxy Note 7 world, where every exploding smartphone instantly makes the news. An iPhone 7 owner appears to be the latest victim, claiming that he left his iPhone 7 in his car and came back to find the vehicle filled with smoke with the interior badly burned. While the cause of the fire hasn’t yet been confirmed by officials, photos from the scene show that the fire indeed destroyed the interior of the car. More →
Welcome to our biggest (and perhaps best) list of the week covering paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available as free downloads for a limited time. How limited, you ask? There’s simply no way to tell. Some of these sales might last for days while others may end just hours from now. The only way to be safe is to check them all out as soon as you can. More →
This week, Netflix claimed that it would release 1,000 hours of original content in 2017. That sounds incredibly daunting, but rather than peer too far into the future, let’s focus on the present. On Thursday, the company unveiled all the new movies and shows coming to its streaming service next month.
Wireless AC is a must-have these days when you’re in the market for a new Wi-Fi router for your house or even your apartment. The newer standard is much, much faster than older Wi-Fi technologies, supporting speeds up to a whopping 1,900Mbps. What you might not realize is that getting a good wireless AC router doesn’t necessarily mean spending a lot of money. In this post, you’ll find five great options for new Wi-Fi AC routers that are all on sale right now on Amazon, with prices ranging from just $47 to about $70. More →
After adding a new rose gold color to its iPhone lineup just last year, Apple came back with not one but two brand new colors when it launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last month. While rose gold was a flashy addition, 2016’s new colors are both far more subdued. We’ve got a deep matte black color called simply “black,” and a glossy new jet black color that almost has a mirror finish in some lighting. They’re both sleek and stealth, and they’re believed to be two of the most desirable colors among users. But if you decided to go black this year, your work isn’t done until you complete the look. More →
The iPhone 7 comes in three different storage sizes, and in theory, the only difference between the three is size. But as it happens, the 32GB model is much slower than the bigger models at a number of real-world tasks.
We’d already heard from GSM Arena that there’s a difference in the quality of storage, and a new video from Unbox Therapy‘s Lew Hilsenteger explains the difference, and how it might affect you.
Nintendo finally just took the wraps off of its brand new video game console, the Nintendo Switch. It looks… interesting. The Japanese gaming company will take a unique new approach with its next-generation console, which features a modular design that allows the device to be used in a wide range of scenarios. At home, the Switch connects to your TV and acts like a typical home video game console. Then, the main component can be removed and two miniature controllers can be attached to transform it into a portable console with a 6-inch touchscreen display. Those tiny controllers can also be pulled off and used wirelessly by one or more players on the go.
It’s a daring new approach from Nintendo, and there are a lot of moving parts — both literally and figuratively. Fans are excited though, and the trailer has been well received so far. But the most important question may still be games, which is one of several areas where the current Wii U has fallen short. Badly. More →
Featured AuthorsAll Authors →
Jonathan S. Geller No, the hysteria over Tesla’s Autopilot is not blown out of proportion
Zach Epstein AT&T announces it will acquire Time Warner for $85 billion
Chris Mills Leaks show OnePlus is about to release an even faster smartphone
Yoni Heisler Dunk test video shows the Google Pixel is more waterproof than you might think