Amazon Fire Phone Hands-On: Great For Amazon, Less For You

Amazon revealed its first ever phone today. Dubbed the Fire Phone, it has all kinds of wild features like the head-tracking Dynamic Perspective, Firefly (for buying all the things), and all kinds of other bells and whistles. Novel stuff, but is it actually, y'know, good? We just went hands-on, and we're not too sure. » 6/18/14 7:24pm 6/18/14 7:24pm

Amazon Fire TV Hands On: The Fastest Smart TV You've Ever Met

Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises. » 4/02/14 1:27pm 4/02/14 1:27pm

InMotion SCV Hands On: A Cheaper, Lighter Segway That's a Lot of Fun

If you've ever been to a touristy locale, you've likely seen flocks of tourists riding Segways—the electric, two-wheeled, lean-steered, (dorky) personal transporters. There are two major problems with them, though: They're very expensive, and they're very heavy. But a small company called Inmotion may have just solved… » 1/09/14 3:01pm 1/09/14 3:01pm

LG's WebOS TV Hands-On: An Awesome Resurrection

Yesterday we got the official word that LG would be using WebOS as the brains for 78-percent of its upcoming smart TVs. There was a lot to like about WebOS back when it ran on smartphones, but we were a bit skeptical about how it would fair in a smart TV. After all, smart TV user interfaces are almost universally bad.… » 1/07/14 7:10pm 1/07/14 7:10pm

Sony Made the First Curved LED TV, and It's Worthy of Your Lust

Sony unveiled a mountain of new gear at its IFA press conference yesterday, but for whatever reason it decided to quietly slip this beauty out under all the noise. Comparable to the 55-inch OLED set that Samsung unveiled at CES, Sony's new 65-inch, 1080P, S990A is the first set to put a gentle curve on LED flatscreen… » 9/05/13 8:20am 9/05/13 8:20am

Seiki 50-Inch 4K TV Eyes-On: How the Hell Is a TV This Beautiful So…

Yesterday, Chinese OEM Seiki officially priced its 50-inch Ultra HD TV at $1500, making it the cheapest 4K television in the history of absurd resolution. It's cheaper even than the last round of super-cheap Chinese 4Ks we saw. The price is so low, in fact, and the brand name is so unfamiliar, that you have to wonder… » 4/16/13 10:25am 4/16/13 10:25am