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  • Arlo Audio Doorbell and Chime review: Easy setup, questionable value

    Ding-dong; the future’s here! With smart-home technology making it more affordable than ever to outfit your domicile with everything from high-resolution, subject-identifying security cameras to wireless, effortlessly hooked up door and window sensors, who’s really thinking about installing something as seemingly archaic as a doorbell and chime? We’ve already spent some time getting to to […]

  • 37 secret WhatsApp tricks you might not know about

    WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant.  Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning it has tonnes of features. For those familiar with the beauty of the service, here are […]

  • Huawei P30 renders show waterdrop notch, triple cameras, and headphone jack

    Huawei released some impressive phones in 2018. In March, it announced the P20 and P20 Pro. Then, in October, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro were launched, the latter being a crowd favorite. We now have the renders of the upcoming Huawei P30 courtesy 91mobiles and OnLeaks. The variant in the images is a gorgeous […]

  • Google’s new SMS and call permission policy is crippling apps used by millions

    Late last year, Google decided it was time to crack down on apps requesting SMS and call log permissions. Ostensibly, exceptions would be granted for categories including backups and automation, but as of now, there are still gaps which cover legitimate use cases. While some popular apps like Tasker have successfully secured exemptions, others like Cerberus have […]

  • Amazon’s new Showroom lets you preview furniture in a virtual living room

    Furniture shopping comes in two categories: utilitarian need, and aesthetic want. If your habits tend to the latter, ensuring that side table goes with the rug can be a bit of a risk, or at least an elaborate dance of sample materials sent through the mail over weeks. But Amazon’s new Showroom gives you a […]

  • LG ThinQ View smart display review: It’s $250, loud, and kind of ugly

    Google Assistant-powered smart displays all do pretty much the same things, and, except for the Google Home Hub, run identical software on similar internal hardware. That uniformity leaves device-specific critiques to nuances in external hardware, and while LG’s ThinQ View display doesn’t outright fail in any respect, for $250, its functional similarity to cheaper, prettier […]

  • Nanoleaf Canvas review: The funkiest smart lights get cooler, better

    Over the past couple of years, Nanoleaf has made a name for itself as the brand for cool, funky, unusual, and colorful smart lights. I dubbed its Aurora panels “the coolest and most extravagant smart lights you can own” when I reviewed them, and they’re still just as awesome as they were back in 2017. […]

  • Asus launches Chromebook tablet alongside education-ready Chromebook range refresh

    Laptop maker Asus has revealed a new range of “education-ready” Chromebooks and a Chromebook tablet at CES 2019 this week as it looks to crack the growing popularity of Chromebooks.  There will be a total of four models in the range: the Asus Chromebook C204, the Asus Chromebook Flip C214, the Asus Chromebook C403 and the […]

  • Red’s Lithium is a huge 3D camera rig for the Hydrogen One

    Red’s Hydrogen One smartphone is one of the most interesting devices launched last year, though as any first-gen eccentric product, it suffers for it on several fronts that Stephen went through in his review. However, Red isn’t done with it yet. It’s now teasing Lithium, a huge 3D camera rig compatible with the One, that […]

  • C by GE announces new Made for Google color bulbs and accessories

    C by GE already makes white, dimmable smart lights designed specifically to work with Google Home — there’s even a starter kit with a Home Mini — but now the company is adding a full-color LEDs to the range, along with some additional smart products. Millions of colors will be available to choose from with […]