Vivint products have made my home much smarter and more secure. The company keeps innovating, recently announcing the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro. “Customers want us to do more than just record and report crime—they expect us to help prevent it,” said Matt Mahar, vice president of cameras at Vivint Smart Home.
Fender announced the American Acoustasonic Telecaster which sold out at launch in January 2019. They have now added a Stratocaster model to the lineup. It takes what was so popular with the initial model and mixes it with the original Stratocaster electric bringing a new genre-blending tool.
Virtual reality has gone from sci-fi to living rooms, though sadly we aren’t yet at Holodecks. However, we’re getting closer, thanks to the innovations of companies like Qualcomm, which is rolling out the Snapdragon XR2 Platform. It may not sound exciting, but don’t let the dry name fool you — it’s a reference design for eXtended Reality, aka better virtual reality!
You probably don’t give much thought to the chips powering your devices, beyond whether everything runs quickly and smoothly. The reality is that a tiny piece of silicon and circuitry is what determines if your camera launches quickly, if you can watch Netflix smoothly, and of course, your ability to catch ’em all in Pokemon Go.
Everything we own these days needs to be charged. Phones, computers, earbuds, toothbrushes, watches, hats…if it’s an item you carry, it probably has a charging cable. Which means you need lots of power bricks. Aukey wants to help, and their new Omnia Series will make your life at least a little easier, even if you need to charge your shoes.
Buying skin concealer is big business, but it also can be extremely complicated. There are different shades, different consistencies, and sometimes you just want to cover a particular area but then have to deal with blending the coverage. Opte thinks they have a solution with a special wand and serum that helps to blend and target problem areas.
If you’ve never had to use a hairdryer, you haven’t given much thought to how time-consuming the process can be. You hold a device blowing air on your head until your hair behaves or you give up and find a hair tie. While Tineco can’t make your hair behave, their Moda One S hairdryer makes the process more intelligent!
The phrase “Doing ____ is like reinventing the wheel” isn’t something I say often, but when it comes to something as simple as a mirror, you’d never think they could truly evolve. But here we are in 2020, and Capstone Connected, a designer of consumer products that attempt to bring tech to everyday necessities managed to do that with their Smart Mirror.
The light in my laundry room doesn’t work properly. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it flashes so rapidly I’ve had friends joke it’s like a strobe light. One thing I learned from this is that there’s no really great solution for lighting in odd spaces, which is why Luminook has me so excited! See, Luminook is exactly what I’m looking for to deal with my laundry room that thinks it doubles as a bad club. It’s a powerful strip of LEDs that can be placed around a doorway in a closet or other poorly lit space that aim outwards to…
After Reviewing the Chili Ooler Sleep System back in 2019, one thing I didn’t think I needed until the company made their announcement at CES would be a weighted blanket. The makers of world-class sleep improvement products has announced their chiliBLANKET, and here’s why it should be on your 2020 list of things to anticipate. The chiliBLANKET isn’t that cheap weighted plastic bead blanket you purchased on Black Friday as a White Elephant gift that you didn’t know exactly who might be receiving. Most blankets like these tend to increase your body temperature because of their obvious weight but specifically…
Many people have trouble sleeping due to a racing brain. This racing mind is caused by increased activity of the frontal cortex of the brain. Ebb Therapeutics is debuting its first-of-its-kind technology at CES that promises to calm the racing mind and improving sleep.
As work becomes more and more global, video conferencing has gone from science fiction to a staple of the modern business world. Lenovo has a way to make that smoother with the ThinkSmart View, a touchscreen video conferencing system to make video chats smoother with Microsoft Teams integration.
If you remember the dark days before smartphones, you probably have a nostalgic reaction to Nokia phones … everyone had one of those Nokia candy bar style phones that played Snake and made calls. Well, you can still get a Nokia phone, but if you pick up the Nokia 7.1, you’ll now have Android 10 and a lot more power (and sure, you can install snake!)
Through December 31, 2019, save 6% ( regularly 3% ) on purchases made at the Apple store using your Apple Card. This additional savings is in the form of cashback which is added to your Apple Cash account and can be spent like cash anywhere Apple Pay is accepted.
Last year at CES, there was a fair bit of controversy around Lora DiCarlo and their Osé device. They may have run into issues with CES, but their production is right on schedule and they’re already accepting pre-orders!
MediaTek isn’t a name that’s on the top of anyone’s mind when thinking about the devices that power your life. But it’s their technology helping make your Alexa smarter, your game graphics more realistic, and your internet speedier. And now they’re adding that magic to 5G with their new Dimensity 1000 chips!
5G is the next big thing in wireless, and everyone is looking forward to fast speeds and angry Nextdoor conspiracy theory posts. MediaTek is on it (the speeds, not the conspiracy theories), and they’re partnering with Intel to deploy 5G modems for laptops. So far, HP and Dell are slated to be among the first rolling out the new modems in early 2021, so keep your eyes peeled.
Our long national nightmare is finally over — Sonic the Hedgehog has been redesigned. We no longer need to fear the uncanny valley of human teeth, sneakers, and no pants; see for yourself!
This is a picture of my infected tooth. The tooth is gone now, but there’s a debate raging on-what do you see in this picture? I’ve been told it looks like a jellyfish, but Judie’s husband says he sees a rifle. So in the Rorschach test that is my x-ray, what do you see? Jellyfish? Rifle? Something else?
A few years ago, “Let it go” tortured every parent with a child under 13. And with Frozen 2 on the horizon, something even worse is no doubt lurking in the soundtrack. But don’t stress about that, because someone more brilliant than any of us has translated “Let it go” into Klingon and sings it in that beautifully angry way only Klingons can do.
In a very interesting turn of events, TILE is partnering with Amazon to offer special bundle deals, featuring Amazon’s own Echo Dot, the third edition with its latest tiles.