Disabling the iOS 8 Features You Might Not Actually Want

By now you've no doubt downloaded and installed the shiny new iOS 8 on every device you own that can take it, but what if Apple doesn't know best? What if some of the new features are a hindrance rather than a help? You can't turn back the clock completely, but you can disable some of the changes ushered in with iOS… » 9/23/14 2:13pm 8 minutes ago

The Joy and Misery of Life With a Grotesquely Large "Smartwatch"

Brought to life by a Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $1 million last year, the Neptune Pine is the most literal interpretation of the word "smartwatch." It's a huge phone-like Android device that you strap to your wrist in order to feel smart. The $350 Neptune Pine does almost everything you would expect your… » 9/23/14 1:43pm 39 minutes ago

Storming The Power Castle, Dancing Groot, Cheap 3D Printers [Deals]

Here's a nice little bundle to satisfy your gadget charging needs. Just add the two items below to your cart, use promo code NWW94ZB4 at checkout, and you'll get them both for $33. That's the price of the Intocircuit by itself (which is also the Wirecutter's pick for best external charger), so you're basically… » 9/23/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Old SARS Iso-Tubes Are Keeping Ebola Patients Alive On Planes

When doctors are stricken by the infectious disease they are fighting—the recent and ongoing West African Ebola outbreak, for example—you can't very well stick them on a commercial flight back to the states for treatment. Instead, highly infectious disease (HID) patients must instead be transported under complete… » 9/23/14 1:12pm Today 1:12pm

This Tiny Transforming Travel Iron Should Be the First Thing You Pack

The internet's full of tips on how to pack your clothing before a trip so it doesn't get wrinkled while you travel. But none of them are foolproof, and like it or not, there's probably going to be some ironing in your future. But that's a chore made slightly more bearable with this rather ingenious travel iron that… » 9/23/14 12:23pm Today 12:23pm

Contour Roam3 Hands-On: Shaky First Steps Back

The last time we saw an action-camera come out of Contour, it was for the Contour+2. Image quality was pretty good, but the mounts were way too fragile, and under the shadow of GoPro's colossal market-share, Contour shuttered its doors. But now it's back! And its first product back is... a slight improvement on its… » 9/23/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

A Robotic Octopus Would Surely Be Captain Nemo's Worst Nightmare

When designing robots it only makes sense to occasionally take a peek at what Mother Nature has already come up with for surviving and navigating our planet. But do robotics researchers have to keep choosing the world's most creepiest animals for inspiration? Does anyone really want to live in a world with unstoppable… » 9/23/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

11 Tips to Keep iOS 8 From Destroying Your Battery Life

While iOS 8 comes with plenty of advantages, upgrading to a new operating system is never without its drawbacks. Maybe battery life just ain't quite what you'd want it to be, but we've got some tips to squeeze the most out of that sucker and stay juiced all day long. » 9/23/14 10:54am Today 10:54am

Mysterious Radar Cloud Over the Midwest Was Actually... Butterflies

Was it a bird? A plane? A tornado cell? Nope. The huge, slow-moving cloud picked up on radar in Illinois and Missouri last week was nothing anyone expected. The US National Weather Service reports it was actually a swarm of millions of monarch butterflies—which have been disappearing at alarming speeds over the past… » 9/23/14 9:56am Today 9:56am

Are There Any Non-Terrible iPhone 6 Cases?

Smartphone cases are the devil's handiwork. We know that. But that still doesn't change the fact that, until our phones magically become 100 percent scratch proof, we're more or less forced to wrap our phones in the wretched things. We've already looked at the iPhone 6 Plus, and now it's time to outfit the smaller… » 9/23/14 9:46am Today 9:46am

Get Over 140 Udemy Courses for $19: Learn Visual Basic for Excel & More

Get 149 Udemy courses for just $19 a pop with promo code GWKR19, a savings of up to 85%. Udemy is one of the largest online learning marketplaces, featuring more than 10,000 instructors with expertise ranging from building web apps from scratch to yoga. All classes are $19 with Promo Code GWKR19. » 9/22/14 2:37pm Yesterday 2:37pm

You Survived Summer, Collect a $150 Visa Gift Card

Now that summer is behind us, it's hard to justify all that cash you bled in the name of boozy long weekends. If autumn you is broke, pale, and dreading the impending holiday money-suck, you're in the right place. We're giving away an $150 Visa gift card. Suck on that, summer. » 9/23/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm