The Tech & Gadgets to Help You Stay Cool this Summer
The Tech & Gadgets to Help You Stay Cool this Summer

As summer heat waves roll across the country, did you know that our modern air-conditioning was invented on July 17, 1902? On that date, Willis Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system, launching an industry that would fundamentally improve the way we live, work and play. To honor that invention’s anniversary, Consumer Technology Expert Katie Linendoll partnered with Carrier to showcase some of her hot gadgets to help keep us cool this season.

Shopping for plans on Sprint? We break down the carrier’s options
Shopping for plans on Sprint? We break down the carrier’s options

Sprint recently introduced two new data plans to its roster -- Unlimited Basic and Unlimited Plus. Here, we break down your options to help you decide which one is best for you and your family.

July 12th, 5:54 pm
Dell XPS 13 vs. MacBook Pro 13
Dell XPS 13 vs. MacBook Pro 13

Dell has completely revamped the XPS 13 for 2018, giving it a fresh new design and boosted internals. How does it stack up against the classic MacBook Pro? When you consider the Dell XPS 13 vs. MacBook Pro 13, here's how...

July 12th, 5:54 pm
Worried about extra data charges? Here’s how to check your usage on an iPhone
Worried about extra data charges? Here’s how to check your usage on an iPhone

It's common to get a little nervous about nearing data limits. Keep your peace of mind by checking how much data your iPhone is using. Our guide on how to check data usage on an iPhone helps you stay in control.

July 13th, 10:24 am
Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time
Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals offered in the...

April 30th, 3:00 pm
Pop-up cams could be the next must-have feature for phone privacy nuts
Pop-up cams could be the next must-have feature for phone privacy nuts

Phones with pop-up cameras, such as the Vivo Nex and the Oppo Find X, may be exposing nefarious plans to record our activities using the selfie camera. Certain apps are opening the camera at unusual times, prompting...

July 13th, 6:09 am
Worried about extra data charges? Here’s how to check your usage on an iPhone
Worried about extra data charges? Here’s how to check your usage on an iPhone

It's common to get a little nervous about nearing data limits. Keep your peace of mind by checking how much data your iPhone is using. Our guide on how to check data usage on an iPhone helps you stay in control.

July 13th, 10:24 am
Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time
Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals offered in the...

April 30th, 3:00 pm
Pop-up cams could be the next must-have feature for phone privacy nuts
Pop-up cams could be the next must-have feature for phone privacy nuts

Phones with pop-up cameras, such as the Vivo Nex and the Oppo Find X, may be exposing nefarious plans to record our activities using the selfie camera. Certain apps are opening the camera at unusual times, prompting...

July 13th, 6:09 am
Apple is leaving non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros to die — and that sucks
Apple is leaving non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros to die — and that sucks

Apple surprised the world by launching the 2018 update of its MacBook Pro. While these new six-core laptops are powerful, we were disappointed to learn that the entry-level models were completely out of luck.

July 12th, 4:39 pm
New MacBook Pros are the most powerful laptops Apple has ever made
New MacBook Pros are the most powerful laptops Apple has ever made

Apple's new MacBook Pros are the most powerful laptops the company has ever released. With support for up to 4TB of storage and 32GB of RAM, each system comes with an Intel eighth-generation CPU, ranging for Core i5, to i9.

July 12th, 11:39 am
The new Xperia XA2 Plus packs a huge display and high-resolution sound quality
The new Xperia XA2 Plus packs a huge display and high-resolution sound quality

With a huge display, incredible high-resolution sound, and a powerful camera, Sony is hoping the Xperia XA2 Plus will impress. Here's everything you need to know about the Xperia XA2 Plus.

July 12th, 12:54 pm
Google Chrome now consumes more memory due to a new Spectre fix
Google Chrome now consumes more memory due to a new Spectre fix

Version 67 of Google’s Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS now includes a new security feature called Site Isolation. It protects web surfers against Spectre-based attacks on the internet, but for a price.

July 12th, 2:08 pm
Bring magic to your desktop with a $699 external GPU for MacBook Pros, iMacs
Bring magic to your desktop with a $699 external GPU for MacBook Pros, iMacs

Blackmagic Design teamed up with Apple to create an external graphics card enclosure with a built-in AMD Radeon Pro 580. Called the Blackmagic eGPU, it connects to Mac devices via a Thunderbolt 3 port (40GBps). It’s...

July 12th, 11:39 am
AR/VR headset creator Magic Leap partners with AT&T on upcoming release
AR/VR headset creator Magic Leap partners with AT&T on upcoming release

Magic Leap may not be a household name yet, but that may be set to change. The secretive company is partnering with AT&T in a deal that will bring its innovative AR/VR headset to as many people as possible.

July 11th, 10:23 am
Sirin Labs’ crypto-phone could change the way we pay with our mobiles
Sirin Labs’ crypto-phone could change the way we pay with our mobiles

If blockchain technology, tokens, hot and cold wallets, and all the other cryptocurrency buzzwords have put you off learning about and using this fascinating technology, Sirin Labs is making the phone for you. It’s called...

July 11th, 9:09 am
How to get the best Android P features on any Android phone
How to get the best Android P features on any Android phone

If you're eager to try out Android P's new features -- including the apt-titled Lockdown mode -- but don't have a phone that can install the beta, there is a workaround. Here's what you need to know.

July 8th, 3:37 pm
Common LG G7 ThinQ problems, and how to fix them
Common LG G7 ThinQ problems, and how to fix them

If you’ve picked up LG’s flagship and it’s not behaving itself, then you might find a solution here. We’ve rounded up the most common LG G7 ThinQ problems and tracked down workarounds and possible fixes.

July 11th, 9:09 am
Tired of the same Snapchat lenses? Lens Explorer simplifies finding new lenses
Tired of the same Snapchat lenses? Lens Explorer simplifies finding new lenses

Lens Studio resulted in hundreds of thousands of new Snapchat lenses -- but how do you access them? With the new Snapchat Lens Explorer, finding a new lens is as simple as a few taps or a swipe up from inside a Story.

July 10th, 3:08 pm
Oculus Go vs. Lenovo Mirage Solo
Oculus Go vs. Lenovo Mirage Solo

Pitting the Oculus Go vs. Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream is our latest quest to find the best mid-tier, standalone virtual reality headset. They're both lookers with lots of great content, but how do they compare?

July 7th, 8:21 am
How to use BlackBerry Locker
How to use BlackBerry Locker

BlackBerry Locker is a useful feature on the BlackBerry Key2, KeyOne, and Motion Android phones. It's a secure section of the phones that can't be accessed without your fingerprint to keep private photos and files away...

July 8th, 2:22 pm

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Apple USB Restricted mode can be bypassed with a simple $39 accessory
Apple USB Restricted mode can be bypassed with a simple $39 accessory

USB Restricted mode seeks to stop third parties from being able to extract data from a seized iPhone by locking down the Lightning port - but a $39 accessory can effectively halt Apple's security.

July 10th, 12:38 pm
Apple Maps vs. Google Maps
Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

Despite a bad start, Apple Maps is incredibly similar to Google Maps these days, but which is better? We explore some of the key differences between the two mapping services, including offline maps, Flyover mode, and more.

July 9th, 3:22 pm
Need validation in your life? This gleeful clapping robot will provide it
Need validation in your life? This gleeful clapping robot will provide it

Ever wish that your every move could be gleefully applauded like you're the main character in a sitcom? A new robot called Big Clapper promises to fill that very role in your life.

July 10th, 1:53 pm
IOS 11 camera guide
IOS 11 camera guide

Apple's latest mobile operating system update adds several new features, but our favorites are the iOS 11 camera effects. Animate your Live Photos even more by using the new Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure effects.

July 7th, 5:51 pm
Surface Go vs. iPad
Surface Go vs. iPad

When you pit the new Surface Go. vs iPad, which comes out ahead? Both are low-cost, high-quality, portable tablets that are designed to appeal to students and those looking for quick touchscreen computing. But which is best?

July 10th, 5:23 am
Surface Go vs. Surface Pro
Surface Go vs. Surface Pro

THe Surface Go vs. Surface Pro, which is better? While the higher price tag of one might make you think it's an easy choice, a deeper dive into what each offers makes it a closer race than you might think.

July 10th, 5:23 am
The best alternatives to Microsoft Office
The best alternatives to Microsoft Office

Looking for a competent word processor that isn't Microsoft Word? Thankfully, the best alternatives to Microsoft Office offer robust features, expansive compatibility, and an all-too-familiar aesthetic. Here are our...

July 9th, 8:07 pm
Harvard’s latest robot can walk on water. Your move, Jesus
Harvard’s latest robot can walk on water. Your move, Jesus

Researchers at Harvard University have built an insect-inspired robot that is able to walk on (and under) water as well as it can on land. Here is how it pulls off its miraculous locomotion.

July 9th, 4:37 pm
What is Ethereum?
What is Ethereum?

The financial and tech sectors are excited about Ethereum, but what exactly makes it different from your average cryptocurrency? While it often gets lumped in with the rest, there is a lot more to it. Here's everything you...

July 9th, 3:22 pm
School shooters leave clues. Could AI spot the next one before it’s too late?
School shooters leave clues. Could AI spot the next one before it’s too late?

To prevent future school shootings, experts are turning to artificial intelligence to help pinpoint signs of possible violence in children.

July 9th, 5:52 am
Get the best of both worlds: Enter to win a Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 laptop
Get the best of both worlds: Enter to win a Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 laptop

Can't decide between a laptop and a tablet? The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 gives you the best of both worlds, and we've teamed up with Dell to give one lucky reader a chance to win one. Read on to find out how to enter...

July 9th, 8:22 am
Virgin Galactic wants to launch space tourism flights from Italian spaceport
Virgin Galactic wants to launch space tourism flights from Italian spaceport

Virgin Galactic wants to build a spaceport in Italy. It'll act as a launch site for suborbital space tourism flights that it wants to begin soon, though initial flights will likely launch from its spaceport in New Mexico.

July 9th, 1:07 am
MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot doesn’t need sight to navigate stairs
MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot doesn’t need sight to navigate stairs

Capable of navigating without using cameras to guide it, the Cheetah 3's innovative navigation algorithms could make the robot suitable for reconnaissance and search and rescue missions.

July 9th, 7:07 am
From translating hearing aids to sign-language gloves, amazing assistive tech
From translating hearing aids to sign-language gloves, amazing assistive tech

From signing robot arms to mind-reading hearing aids, here are eight amazing pieces of cutting-edge assistive technology aimed at helping people in the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

July 7th, 8:21 am
How to take perfect Portrait Mode selfies with an iPhone X
How to take perfect Portrait Mode selfies with an iPhone X

The iPhone X is the only iPhone with TrueDepth technology on its front-facing camera, allowing users to capture professional-looking Portrait Mode selfies with a number of different lighting filters.

July 6th, 9:51 pm

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