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

Hands On: I Just Fell In Love With LG's Flexible 4K OLED TVs

The other night we saw a bunch of Samsung's curved 4K TVs, including a gigantic one that could flex between flat and curved. They looked pretty good. LG's curved 4K OLED TVs absolutely blow them out of the water. » 1/07/14 3:01pm 1/07/14 3:01pm

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

Samsung Galaxy S IV Hands On: Everything New Is Old Again

After a lot of teasing, and a lot of leaking, the Galaxy S IV is finally here. Last year's version, the S III, remains the world's most popular Android phone, having sold over 40 million units. Can the S IV live up to that kind of hype? Can Samsung make us feel like we're living in the future? » 3/14/13 7:27pm 3/14/13 7:27pm

Chromebook Pixel Hands-On: A Lightning Fast Laptop for the Life Online

Yes, the new Google Chromebook Pixel is relatively pricey—especially for something that's not a "real" computer—but it does what it was designed to do really, really well. » 2/21/13 4:49pm 2/21/13 4:49pm

HTC One Hands On: Exactly How You're Supposed to Build a Phone

It's funny. For as much as Android phones have been known a prime spec war battleground for years now, they may have finally reached a tipping point. Big screens, fast processors, and 1080p everythings have become standardized. What matters now is thoughtfulness and execution, and at a glance, HTC's One is right on the … » 2/19/13 11:12am 2/19/13 11:12am

Sonos Playbar Ears-On: Powerful Sound In a Petite, Pricey Package

Sonos is aiming to revolutionize home theater audio by taking all the high quality sound you need and want, and cramming it all into one big ol' soundbar you can drop at the bottom of your TV. Sure, it'll work with other Sonos units you have hanging around, the Sonos Playbar is also a starter piece that can stand… » 2/14/13 8:00pm 2/14/13 8:00pm