Leeo SmartAlert Review: A $100 Night Light That Listens For Fire

If your smoke alarm starts wailing and you're not home to hear it, you'd better hope one of your neighbors does — or else you might come home to a smoldering pile of rubble. But with the Leeo smart night light, even if your nearest neighbor is miles away, you'll be alerted to potential fires as soon as the alarm goes… » 10/21/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Canon 7D Mark II: The Best DSLR For Sports and Wildlife, But That's All

When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut with plenty of powerful specs, yet it's not likely to be the same… » 10/20/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: The Best at Being Big

While Apple has only just released its first huge phone, Samsung's gargantuan Note is already on its fourth iteration. In a lot of ways, it's the big phone that started this runaway screen-size race. But even though it's facing an ever-growing army of up-sized competitors, the Note 4 is the only giant phone that gets… » 10/15/14 9:00am 10/15/14 9:00am

The Sony Z3 Compact Is Android's Best Kept Secret

Small and powerful smartphones are an endangered species, like the California Condor of the mobile world. If you want a top-tier phone that fits in a normal hand, the iPhone 6 is practically your only stateside option. But you know what? An exotic handset designed for Japan and Europe could have everything you've… » 10/14/14 12:33pm 10/14/14 12:33pm

August Smart Lock Review: A Great Lock that Moves With You

Smart locks, along with intelligent lights, are the standard bearers for today's home automation movement with some of the biggest names in security—looking at you Schlage and Kwikset — offering internet-connected locks. But a San Francisco-based upstart may have just beaten these industry titans at their own game. » 10/14/14 9:00am 10/14/14 9:00am

Moto Hint Review: ​The First Bluetooth Headset I Wasn't Ashamed to Wear

Bluetooth earpieces have always stuck out. I mean they've literally stuck out of your ear. Perhaps they're not as much of a fashion faux pas as Google Glass, but there's definitely a stigma about them. To combat the cyborg look, some wearable manufacturers are building smartwatches, but Motorola also has a backup… » 10/13/14 2:48pm 10/13/14 2:48pm

Super Smash Bros. 3DS: The Kotaku Review

Super Smash Bros., a new piece of fanfiction for the Nintendo 3DS, is a game about anticipation. It's a game about position. It's a game about mustering up the brain juice to figure out what your opponent is going to do next, then developing the lightning-fast reflexes needed to nail the best possible response. » 10/03/14 12:23pm 10/03/14 12:23pm

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: Beautiful, Comfortable, Flawed

Technology obsession can border on the pornographic. Extreme close-ups capture every detail, gush over every curve. People describe soulless bits of plastic and metal as "attractive" and "stunning." (We draw the line at "sexy.") For a premium smartphone to make it in this vain consumer world, it needs to look the… » 10/03/14 11:50am 10/03/14 11:50am

My Day on a Gas-Powered Drift Trike: Like Being a Kid Again, But Better

No grown-up vehicle can match the thrill you felt as a kid on your Big Wheel. Cars and motorcycles are fun, but at day's end they're serious machines. Recapturing that unbridled euphoria requires a dedicated device. And the SFD Industries Drift Trike is the three-wheeled, gas-powered tool for the job. » 10/02/14 3:12pm 10/02/14 3:12pm

TCL Roku TV Review: A Decent Smart TV for a Great Price

While many television manufacturers have taken to padding their features lists (and price tags) with everything from 3D to curved screens, streaming set-top box maker Roku has just released a whole new breed of barebones smart TV. Practical, intuitive, and surprisingly affordable, the TCL Roku TV may not have the best… » 9/29/14 12:18pm 9/29/14 12:18pm

Trek Lync Review: Built-In Bike Lights Are Great (When They're Charged)

Wouldn't life would be easier if all bikes came with lights built into the frame? The typical removable ones are as easy to forget as they are to steal, either of which will ruin your evening. Well: Trek's new Lync models come with built-in lights! This matte black beaut is fully equipped with powerful LEDs in front… » 9/26/14 2:35pm 9/26/14 2:35pm

​iPhone 6 Plus Review: The Best Tablet I've Ever Used

Six years ago, I sat on my girlfriend's couch, casually flipping her new iPhone 3G end over end. I was pondering why anyone would buy an iPhone over my clearly superior T-Mobile G1 handset. Yes, I was an Android nut, a former Sidekick owner who believed that smartphones should have physical keyboards and be held… » 9/24/14 3:21pm 9/24/14 3:21pm