Moto G (2014) Review: A Phone This Cheap Shouldn't Be This Good

You are now entering the world of inexpensive smartphones. You're in the bargain bin, the bottom end, the cheapest of the cheap. Dispense with your expectations of blistering fast processors, pixel-heavy cameras, premium metal bodies, or 2K screens. Also, while you're at it, do away with the notion that "cheap" means… » 9/16/14 10:19am Tuesday 10:19am

GrowlTap Review: Keep Craft Beers From the Brewery Fresh at Home

I'm not sure where this should fall on the spectrum of pride to shame, but it has been years since I've tapped a keg. Raging house parties aren't quite as frequent in the years after college, but drinking delicious beer at home for a little take-the-edge-off tipsy pleasure remains a pastime for, well—a lot of us. » 9/12/14 5:00pm 9/12/14 5:00pm

Moto X (2014) Review: Still the Android Phone For Everyone

The original Moto X, which debuted last year, was a different breed of smartphone. Rather than trying to build a beast with the best screen and the most horsepower, Motorola focused on the user experience above all else. The result was a phone that was so intelligent and comfortable to use that it almost didn't… » 9/11/14 3:34pm 9/11/14 3:34pm

Moto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough


Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we'd ever seen. Many months later it's here at last. It's the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch looming on the horizon, it's no longer clear if that's good enough. » 9/11/14 11:00am 9/11/14 11:00am

Garmin Fenix 2 Watch Review: Jack of All Trades, Master of Many

The Fenix 2 is the watch Garmin has made to appeal to active people who might end up doing... well, just about anything outdoors. It's not just for runners, just for swimmers, just for snowboarders, or just for hikers, it's for people who want a single watch to track their complete athletic lifestyle. The good news is… » 9/10/14 2:02pm 9/10/14 2:02pm

Tamagotchi 2014 Review: My Pocket Friend Left Me Before I Could Kill Him

Remember Tamagotchis? Of course you do. They taught you about responsibility. They taught you about friendship. But most importantly, they taught you that friends don't leave friends in rooms filled with their own feces. Now, it's time to reopen those old, grief-stricken wounds. The Tamagotchi is back—and it is still… » 9/08/14 4:50pm 9/08/14 4:50pm

Moto 360 Battery Life Test: So Far, Not As Bad As You Heard

Battery life is generally the slowest thing to test on a gadget, and it's almost always the toughest to get right. There's just no way to rush it, and there are just so many variables regarding how people use a particular gadget that it's always one of those "your mileage may vary" type of situations. Last week, some… » 9/08/14 2:07pm 9/08/14 2:07pm

Sphero Ollie: A Devilishly Speedy Toy Controlled By Your Phone

Ollie is the latest phone-controlled toy from the developers behind the Sphero robotic ball. For Ollie, the team actually reduced the toy's functionality so that it's basically just a super fast cylinder. It races around on two wheels, spinning, jumping, and crashing into stuff like a drunk speed skater. » 9/04/14 8:30am 9/04/14 8:30am

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review: 4K For the Rest of Us

While ultra high definition video—you know it better as 4K—has been making steady inroads among the pro ranks for years, it hasn't yet hit with the masses. The Panasonic Lumix GH4 wants to prove that the ability to capture 4K video is something every shooter needs, whether they own an 85-inch 4K TV or not. » 8/22/14 2:26pm 8/22/14 2:26pm

The Beef Jerky-Potato Chip Hybrid Is Real, and We Taste-Tested It

When we first wrote about Cherkees—the beef jerky potato chip hybrid—we called it "the pinnacle of human innovation." Granted, we may have gotten slightly carried away, but the concept of getting our required daily dose of jerky and chip simultaneously? What an amazing time-saver! Unfortunately, delays plagued these… » 8/19/14 12:20pm 8/19/14 12:20pm

Magical Butter MB2 Review: Your One Stop Edible Cannabis Shop

Toking's not for everyone and neither is vaping. A growing portion of both the recreational and medical marijuana crowds are turning to edibles to deliver their THC. Now, you can make your own cookable concentrates more easily and more quickly than you could by hand with the Magical Butter MB2. » 8/15/14 4:20pm 8/15/14 4:20pm