If you’ve reached the stage of life where you’re a responsible homeowner, you know there’s an endless list of maintenance projects you need to stay on top of. But remembering to check the air filters on your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is no longer one of them, because 3M’s new filters…
It seems inevitable that one day your entire home will be wired so that smart assistants can hear your every request, no matter where you are. But if you mostly rely on a smart speaker, its built-in mic can only eavesdrop so far. Companies like Google would certainly love it if you bought a smart speaker for every…
I lose things. Lots and lots of things—my keys (in the couch), my jackets (inside taxis). Once I left my MacBook behind in a Subway restaurant during the Occupy Wall Street protests. I was lucky; the next morning I found it sitting there untouched underneath a chair as the staff served breakfast. I’ll admit it: When…
Nintendo has promised that the Switch’s upcoming online service will include a library of classic games that will help turn the portable console into an epic—but not perfect—retro gaming machine. The one thing the Switch is missing is a genuine, four-way D-pad, but that can be easily remedied with 8Bitdo’s new SN30…
With the Pixel 2, Google joined Apple in the race to kill the headphone jack. But you can’t kill the jack if you don’t have a solid wireless solution to fall back on. Which is why, on Tuesday, Google announced that its doing a riff on one of the Apple’s coolest features, the seamless pairing of phones to Bluetooth…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the wonderful toys we’ve been pining after lately. This week: Sphero’s latest little robot toy, Thor: Ragnarok’s new look for Thor gets an awesome figure, and we have thoughts about the butt of DC Comics’ Dick Grayson. Let’s get to it!
Bluetooth technology can be a godsend for those of us trying to minimize the amount of cord clutter in our digital lives. But when your laptop, phone, or other device is hooked up via bluetooth to a wireless speaker or pair of headphones, and the audio playback starts to stutter, it can be nothing short of infuriating.
Leaving your phone or computer’s Bluetooth on all the time has never been a good idea, but now researchers at the cybersecurity firm Armis are claiming to have discovered a series of vulnerabilities that allow them to silently hack devices over Bluetooth.
Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with a $70 discount on the top-of the line MDR1000x.
It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of a “smart salt shaker” called “The Smalt.” Oddly, the shaking aspect of this shaker is still decidedly unplugged—you still have do all the shaking; Smalt just “tracks” it for you. (And lights up. And plays music.) It is, essentially, the Juicero of seasoning.
Nintendo’s questionable supply chain strategies mean there are still gamers trying to get their hands on a Switch, two months after its release. But why bother trying to hunt down another console when the smartphone in your pocket can already do almost everything the Switch can—with a few upgrades.
Stunning design aside, Master & Dynamic’s MW60s provide a rock solid connection up to 100 feet away, a 16-hour battery, and great sound.
Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Deals Week, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with a $50 discount on the top-of the line MDR100x.
If you love the idea of AirPods or Bragis, but can’t stomach their price tags, SmartOmi makes an affordable alternative with solid reviews.
It’s one of the simplest appliances in your kitchen, but how many times have you popped bread in a toaster, only to have it nuke your slice because the previous user had it set to well done? Too often, which is why Griffin Technology’s shiny new Connected Toaster isn’t that absurd of an idea.
2016 was the year of wireless headphones, so if you still don’t own any, it’s past time to join the future. $45 is the best price we’ve ever seen on Sony’s MDRZX330BTs, so if you like on-ears, it’s time to cut the cord