PlayStation Vue Review: Online TV Is Great, But It's Still Pretty Dumb

Television is experiencing a digital renaissance. Cutting the cord no longer means severing you from live TV. We're witnessing the birth of true internet television, and Sony's PlayStation Vue is the service with the most to offer as of today. » 3/26/15 11:55am Thursday 11:55am

Anova Precision Cooker Review: Killer Sous Vide for Everyone

I have a problem. It's a kitchen gadget addiction. Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to try the latest and greatest cooking appliances—or at least all the As Seen On TV and Sky Mall shit. Well, that addiction just paid off: The Anova Precision Cooker has been bringing me stupid amounts of joy for the past few… » 3/25/15 3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review: Won't Win Hearts, Will Turn Heads

So you want a laptop that turns into a tablet. No kidding! Plenty of people are jazzed by the idea of having a slate for sharing, plus a solid keyboard for typing. And the new Asus T300 Chi sure looks like a great pick: for just $700 you get a great looking PC that—both halves combined—is thinner than a MacBook Air. » 3/23/15 4:42pm 3/23/15 4:42pm

HTC One M9 Review: A Great Phone That Can't Keep Up

Everyone loves an underdog. They're new, exciting, and upset expectations. In 2013, the HTC One M7 brought that incredible disruptive energy to smartphones, and the following year's M8 ran neck and neck with the best you could buy. Now, with the M9, the One is no longer an underdog—but it's not exactly leading the… » 3/23/15 1:35pm 3/23/15 1:35pm

How To Gain Traction When You're Running or Walking On Snow And Ice

Accidental falls kill 30,208 Americans each year. That's only 3,000 less than car accidents. And the technology exists to utterly eliminate poor-traction in even the worst winter conditions. You can either add it (affordably!) to your existing boots or shoes or buy a dedicated pair and it'll help whether you're just… » 3/16/15 5:39pm 3/16/15 5:39pm

Razer Blade 2015 Review: Finally Living the Thin Gaming Laptop Dream

Razer has spent years trying to build an impossible laptop—a powerful gaming portable with the facade of a thin business machine. It's come close four times, but the Razer Blade has never quite managed to stick the landing. At least until now—I've spent the last two weeks with the new 2015 model, and it's almost… » 3/03/15 12:00pm 3/03/15 12:00pm

Hydrophobic T-Shirts Are Miraculous—Until You Wash Them

A few weeks ago, an Australian startup offered to send me a T-shirt. I'm not normally on the T-shirt beat, but this one was special. The 100-percent cotton garment featured "patented hydrophobic nanotechnology" to make it super stain-resistant. "I'll be the judge of that," I thought, and a few days later the… » 2/26/15 10:10am 2/26/15 10:10am

BioLite's NanoGrid Is a Lantern, Battery, and Flashlight All In One

This new BioLite NanoGrid functions as a hanging work light or lantern, a multi-point area light, a powerful flashlight and a portable power source for your electronics, all in a single $100 product. The ultimate camping gadget? I got my hands on a unit to find out. » 2/25/15 4:43pm 2/25/15 4:43pm

The Best Smartwatch For Every Wrist 

I've been keen on smartwatches pretty much since day one. I get a lot of emails, texts, and assorted notifications, most of them garbage but some vitally important. Having a glancable screen on my wrist makes life infinitely easier. But smartwatches have come a long way since they showed up a few years ago. Which… » 2/24/15 6:27pm 2/24/15 6:27pm

Review: This Laptop With a Mechanical Keyboard Is Delightfully Crazy

I'm typing this on a laptop with a real keyboard. Real, as in without the compromise in size, tactility or function that you've come to expect in laptops. I don't really know how to express how strange that is. » 2/20/15 1:00pm 2/20/15 1:00pm

The Coziest Two-Person Sleeping Bag Yet 

Thanks to its shoe-style, zipper-free design, this new Backcountry Bed Duo from Sierra Designs packs bed-level comfort for two into a bag that's small and light enough to actually fit in a backpack. If you want to cuddle outside, this is the bag for you. Sadly, it's not as good as it could be. » 2/17/15 5:00pm 2/17/15 5:00pm

New Nintendo 3DS Review: A Terrible Name for a Worthy Successor

Portable gaming is Nintendo's wheelhouse: it pioneered the category with the Game Boy, reinvented it with the Nintendo DS, and uses its current generation, the Nintendo 3DS, to help pay the bills in the wake of underwhelming Wii U sales. Starting today, you can buy the company's latest gaming handheld: The New » 2/13/15 1:00pm 2/13/15 1:00pm

Suunto Ambit2 (HR) Review: The Smartwatch For Badasses

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: The Best-Performing Android Smartwatch Yet

Sony's been trying the smartwatch thing for years, but the original SmartWatch and the SmartWatch 2 both... what's the word I'm looking for here? Sucked? Yeah. But the SmartWatch 3 has solid performance and two nifty features you won't find on any other Android Wear. It's the first with built-in GPS and a screen you… » 2/11/15 11:00am 2/11/15 11:00am

Crave Vesper: A Stealth Vibrator That's Also a Necklace

Let's face it. There are two reasons you'd want to use a vibrator: because you are a gadget-lover who can't imagine anything, including sex, without a little technology involved; or because you just want to have an orgasm, and fast. But with the Crave Vesper, there is a third possibility. » 2/09/15 3:18pm 2/09/15 3:18pm

The Best Chromebook For Every Need

I basically live in Google's Chrome web browser. It's a decision I made to save my sanity when it became part of my job to change laptops every few weeks. No need to back up files that way! But it made me wonder how well I could live with only Chrome—if I could replace my laptop with a Chromebook instead. » 2/06/15 2:27pm 2/06/15 2:27pm

Fitbit Charge HR Review: This Is The One You Want

Fitbit is such a tease. In October, the company announced three new fitness trackers just in time for the holiday gift-giving season—but decided not to ship two of them till 2015. Well, having now spent time with the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge, we believe the Charge HR is the one you want. » 2/04/15 1:01pm 2/04/15 1:01pm

Fitbit Surge Review: If Only This Was Actually a Smartwatch

I have a dream, a dream about the perfect piece of wearable tech. It would be a band with all the simple notification powers of the best smartwatches and all the health tracking powers of a full-on fitness tracker. The Fitbit Surge is so close that it hurts. » 2/04/15 1:00pm 2/04/15 1:00pm

The Best Cheap Smartphone For Every Off-Contract Need

When it comes to smartphones, there was a time when cheap really meant shitty. That's no longer true. But which cheap phones are most worth buying? I found two. » 2/03/15 2:33pm 2/03/15 2:33pm

GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver Review: Still the Best Action Cams

You know how people call every kind of facial tissue "Kleenex," even if it's technically from another brand? These days, GoPro is practically synonymous with action cameras. I can't use any other action cam without someone asking me, "Is that a GoPro?" But there's a damn good reason why GoPro is on top of the world. » 2/02/15 1:20pm 2/02/15 1:20pm