The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best. » 4/17/14 1:00pm Thursday 1:00pm

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Less Is So Much More

If you can say one thing about Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, it's that they consistently pair some of the best hardware with inexplicable software. The S5 scales back Samsung's bells and whistles, which helps make it easily the best Galaxy phone yet. If only they'd gone even further. » 4/15/14 10:20am Tuesday 10:20am

​HTC One 2014 Review: Faster, Stronger, Bigger, Better

Last year, the original HTC One won us over with its unprecedented Android design chops. Machined from a solid block of aluminum, it was beautiful and incredibly satisfying to hold. Not only that, it absolutely hauled ass. Needless to say, the new HTC One has big shoes to fill. » 3/25/14 11:45am 3/25/14 11:45am

Sony Xperia Z1S Review: Big Camera In a Sleek Package

Sony finally got one mostly right when it came to tablets last year, but the Japanese company has struggled more with phones. The Xperia Z is the closest thing it's had to a success, and ultimately, it left us wanting more. So, we were excited when we first saw the Xperia Z1S, which on paper looked like a champion. A… » 1/13/14 9:00am 1/13/14 9:00am

Sony Xperia Z1S: This Thing Could Be Really, Really Good

In what is certainly the most enticing phone we've seen at CES thus far, Sony's Xperia Z1S is heading to the U.S. as a T-Mobile exclusive, and it looks like an absolute powerhouse (as does its little buddy, for those who like smaller phones). Where to begin? » 1/06/14 8:00pm 1/06/14 8:00pm

Samsung's Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO Tablets are Big and Dreamy

Samsung's tablet family is about get a few new professional members. The new Android tablets, dubbed the Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO (which includes three sizes) are definitely aimed at the business sector, but they certainly look like flagship products that anybody would want to get their hands on. » 1/06/14 5:00pm 1/06/14 5:00pm

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition Review: Android's iPad Mini

Your pure-Android tablet options at present are a decidedly mixed bag; you've got the terrific seven-inch Nexus 7 2013 edition on one hand, and the aging 10-inch Nexus 10 from late 2012, just crying for an update. There's a lot of room in between for something Goldilocks might like. » 12/26/13 1:30pm 12/26/13 1:30pm

​Moto G Review: The Best Cheap Phone, But Still a Cheap Phone

Cheap smartphones—we mean really cheap, off-contract smartphones—are terrible. They're tormented by horrid, pixilated screens, they're slower than your grandma, and they feel like they're held together by Scotch tape. The $180 (off-contract!) Moto G is none of those things. It definitely has significant shortcomings,… » 12/09/13 1:57pm 12/09/13 1:57pm

Sony SmartWatch 2 Review: Better Still Isn't Good

Once upon a time Sony made a smartwatch that was really pretty bad. But Sony promised the next one would be much less bad. And so it is! In fact, the SmartWatch 2 may be the least-bad smartwatch to date. Unfortunately less bad than very bad doesn't make something good. » 11/12/13 1:03pm 11/12/13 1:03pm

Nexus 5 Review: The Best Android Can Offer (Especially For the Price)

This year, after having leaked more than a shot-up sieve, the long-awaited Nexus 5 is here with Android 4.4 (KitKat) in tow. It's most definitely one of the best phones you can buy, even if it doesn't quite meet its inflated expectations. » 11/04/13 2:11pm 11/04/13 2:11pm

Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Review: A Pain in the Wrist

The Galaxy Gear wants desperately to be the vanguard of a new era of wearable computers. But while it promises more than the rest of the pack, if anything it makes absolutely clear that the future's still a long ways off. » 10/01/13 9:00am 10/01/13 9:00am

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: Biggerer and Betterer

Samsung's Galaxy Note series has been the most popular BIG phone since it was first released a couple of years ago. The Galaxy Note 2 made some major improvements over the original in terms of speed and utility, and while the Galaxy Mega was a giant step backwards, the Galaxy Note 3 looks to leapfrog them both. And,… » 10/01/13 9:00am 10/01/13 9:00am

A Love Letter to My First Four Phones

Last month was spent in a state of upheaval. After seven years in New York I was heading back to the opposite coast, which had led me to go though the hundreds of pounds of accumulated junk one accidentally collects in boxes over the years. » 9/22/13 11:00am 9/22/13 11:00am

LG G2 Review: A Braindead Hercules

You could put a helicopter engine on a motorcycle and fill it with rocket fuel, but if you put a toddler behind the wheel, it's not going anywhere. The same is true with phones; you can turbo-charge the processors and hardware, but if the software is stupid and terrible, you've got a stupid and terrible phone on your… » 9/19/13 4:34pm 9/19/13 4:34pm

16 Classic Films that Got Future Tech Right

You can yell, "Beam me up, Scotty!" all you want, the only thing that will happen is you'll elicit a bunch of bemused stares from passersby wondering if you've bonked your head recently. The sad fact is human teleportation devices don't yet exist in 2013, and even if they did, the tremendous lag would make it… » 8/22/13 4:00pm 8/22/13 4:00pm

Moto Maker Hands On: Customizing a Moto X Is Pretty Easy, Very Fun

We have a feeling the new Moto X from Motorola/Google is going to be a hit. It looks great, it feels great, it's fast, and it has added features that transcend the usual gimmickry. High on that list is Moto Maker, Motorola's online customization suite that lets you order up a Moto X in any hue you choose. We got sneak … » 8/16/13 9:30am 8/16/13 9:30am