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The Aether Cone is a new type of wireless audio device that reimagines the role of the speaker.
The Aether Cone is a new type of wireless audio device that reimagines the role of the speaker.
Tracking your health is attracting big data and big business -- and in an era where personal data is the new currency, health information is solid gold.
Broken games, delayed games, money-leeching games, harassment -- 2014 was an unexpectedly shit year for video games. Here are five reasons to cross your fingers and hope for a better 2015.
Users in emerging nations aren’t going online anytime soon...at least not without a helping hand. So, Facebook is happy to make an investment on behalf of the people, because if you get a man online, chances are he’ll become a user of your services. Is this good business, or the end of net neutrality?
Now that the gaming trifecta -- PS4, XBox One, Wii U -- has been on shelves for over a year, it’s become increasingly clear that one in particular is pulling ahead. What’s Sony doing so right with the PS4? We’re glad you asked.
All the happenings at the International Consumer Electronics Show -- CES 2015 -- including groundbreaking introductions and glaring vacancies.
The Specialized Turbo S is sure to turn the heads of panting competitive bikers. How it competes with other e-bikes is a different story.
The Muse is a "mindfulness" tool recommended for use in a quiet place, removed from distraction for optimal results and noticeable calmness. I, being on my way home for Thanksgiving, decided the best way to test it was to wear it around my relatives and on a Black Friday trip to the mall.
Looking at the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II you’d be hard pressed to decide whether the APS-C shooter is more evolution or revolution. At first glance it’s still... you know... camera shaped. After a few days in the field substituting the 7D Mark II into our normal photo and video-heavy production schedule though we came away with an entirely different story. Here's our report.
Looking to protect your iPhone 6? We've scoured the web to find the best cases for every budget.
Despite overflowing Twitter feeds, unending notification pings, busier schedules, and a lust for just getting to the point, there’s an opportunity for the podcast to tell stories worth paying attention to.
What began as something eerily reminiscent of 2011 PlayStation Network outage -- a debacle that kept tens of millions of gamers offline for an unprecedented 23 days -- has morphed into something far more serious.
Testing the Lumo Lift, a wearable posture coach and activity tracker that helps keep your bad body language in check.
The SoundTouch™ from Bose is the wireless audio solution you've been waiting for.
Gear Patrol's gift guide to the 16 best tech and gadget gifts under $50 available in 2014.
It's that time again. No, not Thanksgiving. That time of wasted money, squandered vacation time, dishonored holidays, and tramplings: Black Friday. This year, ask yourself: Why?
The mere thought of becoming more active isn’t a tough one to grasp, but for millions of people, making fitness a reality is easier said than done. Falling in love with the journey to better health doesn’t begin with a longstanding commitment to eat better, exercise more, and meditate more often. It begins with the very next step you take, and Fitbit’s innovative line of trackers will be there to capture it. In a world obsessed with convergence, Fitbit’s mantra has been making the best activity tracking tools on the planet. Learn more about the company's history and discover which Fitbit device is best suited to you here.
Because they make it so much easier to hear hushed dialogue in movies or the pianissimo finale of a favorite symphony, active noise canceling headphones have become standard items to pack for any serious traveler (especially anyone with a window seat next to the plane’s engine). They’ve also become popular with office workers who want to eliminate the chatter of colleagues and other workplace noise. We tried out more than 15 different pairs of ANC headsets on planes, trains, buses, noisy subway cars and riding mowers across the U.S. and Europe to settle on seven models that lead the pack.
A month ago, U.S. consumers couldn’t care less about tap-to-pay systems. In a flash, that all changed. What does the heated competition between Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and CurrentC mean for the future of your wallet?
Microsoft's newly minted CEO Satya Nadella has no shortage of challenges ahead, with revenue streams from Windows and Office thinning. But the Microsoft Health signals a more forward-thinking direction for the company: focusing on the cloud.
In a world cluttered with uncertainties, you can be assured of this: you’ll never be stumped for something to buy if there’s a techie in your life. As the pace of innovation hastens each year, the technology fanatics among us can’t ever seem to find contentedness. That’s bad news for one's wallet, but it’s great for those hoping to send the perfect message this holiday. Have a look at our recommendations below -- just be sure to gear up for one or two massive hugs in return.
Aspiring podcasters and DIY rockstars in training, take note: you don't need to go whole hog on a home studio to get your feet wet with home recording. All you need to get started is the right digital microphone.
With HBO and CBS's recently announced streaming-only packages, many have speculated that the days of the pay-TV cable bundle is finally crumbling; but now that we’ve got what we want, will it really save us money?
Google Express will make shipping easier -- and it might just be the service that gives back to all of the mom-and-pop stores that the search giant reportedly took from.
Packing perfectly for the Baja Peninsula in Mexico means being prepared for everything -- because anything can, and will, happen.
With this month’s introduction of iOS 8, SwiftKey -- along with other alternative keyboards -- have made their way over to the iPhone demographic. Suddenly, taking the words right out of one’s mouth is all the rage, but what’s it to you?
The next frontier for mobile devices and connected technology is all about the physical domain. Phrases like "smart home" and "the internet of things" are creeping into our collective vocabulary; can those lofty ideas really change your life? Considering the advanced features offered by smart home essentials, and the answer should be obvious.
We may never know the truth behind the chosen "10" nomenclature, but we do know a thing or two about the software that’s set to replace Windows Phone and eventually show up on the Xbox.
Starting at $749, the 6 Plus is also the most expensive iPhone ever produced, but it offers jetsetters, journeymen, and tried-and-true road warriors a few things that no Apple smartphone has before. After traveling around for a week with the 6 Plus, I’m confident in at least one thing: it’s a must-have for those who can’t seem to stay in one place for long.
Zwift is the marriage of video games and cycling trainers. It’s like Wii Fit, with more puddles of sweat.
If the topic of mobile technology happens to come up at your local water cooler, it’s unlikely that a fight will break out concerning which colleague’s phone has the most RAM. Tech specs used to be consumers' top priority; what do the numbers mean to us now, with supercomputers in our pockets?
Gear Patrol reviews Forza Horizon 2 after a three-day Xbox bender.
Garmin’s brand-new Edge 1000 ($700) has been hailed as the world’s most advanced cycling computer. After a month of test riding, does it live up to the hype?
Tracking your health and fitness with the help of smartphone apps and wearables is fun and motivating; auto insurers are now allowing drivers tracking options to prove their safety and save money. But for consumers, there are also troubling implications looming concerning how a person's digital portrait can be used and the security of important data.
Wearable tech is a growing and increasingly diverse market; they all track distance and calories, and most tell time. They all have their pitfalls -- battery life, compatibility, reliability, size, price -- but what determines the best device is your individual needs. Do you need to streamline your workflow or measure how streamlined your backstroke is? Do you need a sleek timepiece or do you dig the outright nerdy look? Weigh your responses and use our guide of the best options.
The ostensible benefit of smart watches and health trackers, as far as health goes, is that they allow you to monitor your calories, heart rate, and step count with previously unmatched accuracy. Truth is, a number of upcoming smartphones paired with worthy fitness tracking apps make fitness-tracking wearables redundant.
More Americans now subscribe to in-home broadband than cable television from any of the nation's nine largest providers. We’re arguably staring at a future where all content -- channel based or otherwise -- is delivered over the Internet.
With the release of the Apple Watch, wrist wearables may finally be finding their stride. But who cares? Watches had perfected timekeeping by the time the personal computer was invented. What wearable technology really needs to capture the hearts and wallets of consumers worldwide is a revolution. So from GP's own department of disruptive innovation comes a proposal: the iBuckle. Here's a breakdown of its groundbreaking features.
Search engines changed how we discover information about the world around us forever -- not to mention how we shop. Amazon's new Firefly technology embedded in the new Fire Phone, exclusively on AT&T, is primed to flip the script once again. At its core, Firefly is designed to help users easily identify everything from web addresses and phone numbers to over 100 million products including various forms of media like movies, TV episodes and songs.
Sci-fi movies have teased us with the power and convenience of 3D interfaces for years. But Amazon's newly launched Fire Phone, available exclusively at AT&T, proves that the wait for an advanced smartphone interface that harnesses the full potential of 3D is finally over. So-called Dynamic Perspective is powered by four front-facing infrared cameras that constantly track the position of the user's head in relation to the phone's screen -- even in the dark. The result is a persistent 3D viewing experience that doesn't require special glasses or a fancy 3D display.
The iPhone 6 and6 Plus are being dubbed “the biggest advancement in iPhone history”, and it appears that Apple’s referring to a lot more than the actual size of the units. Aside from growing up, what’s there to know about the new iPhone duo? And, more importantly, are they worth the upgrade?