Hardware

When it comes to augmented reality, it’s glasses or bust

Augmented reality (AR) is the next big thing. At least, that’s what Tim Cook believes, and he’s not alone. There are several companies betting on AR as the next great computing platform. Apple has been building tools for AR development … Continue reading

Complaining season: The 2020 iPhones

If it’s January, it must be time to start complaining about the fall iPhones. Waiting until February is for suckers. The expected design of the iPhone 12 is a radical departure from every iPhone since the iPhone 6, doing away … Continue reading

Aqara Smart Home Starter Kit review: This muddy smart home kit has a glimmer of promise

This bare-bones, but budget-friendly kit covers just the basics and is very weak in terms of home security.

The best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.

Apple cracks $90B in a single quarter for the first time as the iPhone returns to glory

What a difference a year makes. Just 12 months after Apple surprisingly revised down its quarterly earnings and reported lagging iPhone sales, the grass is much greener on this side of the calendar. You might say Midnight Greener. For Apple’s … Continue reading

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 with multiple bug fixes and UWB location toggle

Another week, another iOS beta bugfix release. The staggered and piecemeal release of iOS 13 has been anything but smooth. When iOS 13.3 was released, we thought Apple might be done fixing bugs and adding features for awhile (at least … Continue reading

Ring admits its Android app uses third-party trackers following EFF report

Ring’s Android app uses multiple third-party trackers to deliver customer data to companies other than Amazon.

iOS 14 Wishlist: 10 ways Apple can take the iPhone to the next level

Last year, after the debut of iOS 12, I put together a list of features I hoped to see in iOS 13. And Apple listened! Okay, it’s not likely that anybody at Apple read my article and altered a single … Continue reading

Amazon Echo Studio review: Not quite the best smart speaker, but a fantastic value

The more-expensive Google Home Max delivers higher fidelity, and Sonos has the better multi-room ecosystem, but Amazon’s best Echo shouldn’t be overlooked.

Roborock S5 Max review: Precision water control sets this robot vacuum/mop hybrid apart

New mopping options–and powerful suction–make this a complete cleaner.