This Week in Tech and Science: December 23, 2015
Amazon looks to fly, a self-driving car hack, Apple's new COO and more.
Amazon looks to fly, a self-driving car hack, Apple's new COO and more.
Finding a great gift for the gadget lover doesn't have to empty your bank account. These gift ideas prove it.
The bad news with tech is it's quickly outdated. The good news is, the techie always needs new gifts.
Deals from the best online retailers, including B&H, J.Crew, Bonobos and more.
Monitors, fitness trackers, coffee makers and more personal tech and office gear at steep discounts.
Blundstone boots, a Woolrich workshirt, Pendleton blankets and other gifts to give (or keep for yourself).
A 65-inch curved 4K TV for under $2,000 is what Black Friday dreams are made of.
A big screen isn't all you need for the big game. Here's everything your guests could possibly want.
Household chores take a lot of time. Get a machine to do them instead.
PUBLIC SCHOOL collaborates with TUMI, Givenchy gives hundreds of Fashion Week tickets to the public, Lyle & Scott x Barclays develop the first Contactless Jacket and more.
For budding entrepreneurs, getting funded is more or less the easy part. But the vast majority of crowdsourced and venture-backed products ship in an untimely fashion. Amazon is about to change that.
Music that follows you through your home, Amazon's answer to Siri, classy shades and more.
The Amazon Dash Button, Logitech's best-ever wireless mouse, Adams Golf's Blue Line of golf clubs, a collapsible hiking chair that promises "big chair comfort" and more.
The tablet is here, and it's time to jump on the bandwagon (or upgrade your month-old antiquated one).
Today in Gear: Trion Supercars -- handmade in America, Fitbit's sleekest wearable, Topo and Woolrich collaborate a second time and more.
Today in Gear: a classic gray flannel suit, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD -- Kids Edition, a portable wi-fi hotspot and more.
Today in Gear: Snow Peak shifts into apparel, Tretorn's collab with MASHBURN, Amazon's best Kindle Yet, a Brian Cranston bow tie and more.
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.
In much of the Amazon, traveling by riverboat is the best form of transportation. So we set off from Iquitos, Peru, fondly dubbed the Capital of the Peruvian Amazon, aboard the Aqua Aria, a luxurious river boat that would take us roughly 100 miles up and down the Amazon River.
Today in Gear: A synthesizer with all the bells and whistles, new running shoes from Adidas, unlimited reading from Amazon and more.
A phone from a company that sells granola bars and laundry detergent may have cracked the next major innovation in usability and customer service. Here's how.
Today in Gear: Amazon's first smartphone, an easier way to sell on eBay, great affordable shoes, Jim Beam syrup, high-quality shower speakers, and a murdered out bag.
Amazon's Fire TV provides the best experience of any streaming device for consumers who've spent more than a few paychecks on the company's media ecosystem. No question about it: if you live and die by Amazon Prime Instant Video, buy the Fire TV and rejoice. But what if you aren't a card-carrying member of the Bezos fan club? We found a comfy couch and tested it out.
Today in Gear we examine small survival kits, the perfect living room keyboard, LunarGrands for the office, Amazon's Dash scanner and Dropbox's organizing gallery app.
Today in Gear, we find hunting shirts, heavyweight Canadian sweats, warrior kids in space, serious jerky and more.
Timberland 40th Anniversary Ltd. Collection Traditionally, rubies are the gift of choice for a 40th anniversary. In lieu of red gems Timberland is upgrading their signature boots; their classic yellow boots, Super Boot and World Hiker all get a refresh for this run, including details like PrimaLoft insulation, Vibram soles and Gore-Tex. You’ll have to...
It’s not always easy to rip a theme out of our five Briefings selections. But cool is cool; ditto interesting; ditto unexpected. Randomness and spontaneity: we like these things, and they’re harder and harder to find. Some of the most fun exercises are done without a purpose. Why pigeonhole what you’ll enjoy? Embrace the entropy...
After steamrolling the Android tablet market last year with the incredibly popular Kindle Fire, the mega online retailer has finally announced the anticipated sequel, known as the Kindle Fire HD. The latest iteration is available in both the original 7-inch form factor as well as a new larger version that weighs 20 ounces, measures 8.8mm...
The technology world may be aflutter over tablets, but Amazon has proven that the discrete, Shades of Grey reading public still has a soft spot for dedicated eReaders. The Kindle Paperwhite ($199+) builds on the success of a long line of e ink Kindles while incorporating a new proprietary display for enhanced clarity and readability,...
Is it an eReader or a tablet? Kindle or iPad killer? Does it really matter? Packing a dual-core CPU, Gorilla Glass coated multi-touch 7″ IPS panel, and its own special brew of Android, the 14.6 ounce Amazon Kindle Fire ($199) is all about the content. Sure, it may lack some niceties like a camera, mic...
In the wake of the iPad, you better believe that Amazon’s Kindle division has been spending more than a few late nights pondering how the device can stay relevant in the future. Since they can’t simply integrate a color e-ink display (yet) or add other drool worthy features overnight to the product line, it seems...
One man's account of his love-fest with the Kindle 2. Dusty is duly impressed, but is Amazon's amazing eReader truly worth the price of admission? Spoiler Alert: Yes!
As Walter Bishop from Fringe would anecdotally quip, “I thought you’d be fatter.” This pretty much wraps up my thoughts on the new Amazon Kindle DX. I jest. Today, Amazon has lifted the veil on the new Kindle DX with much fanfare, and hopes that the struggling newspaper and magazine industry will find rejuvenated love...
First of all, we should talk about what the Amazon Kindle does. The premise is simple. It’s a wireless device that uses a technology called electronic-paper’ that allows you to have thousands of books at your disposal ready to read on the high-resolution screen that looks and ‘reads’ like real paper. We’ll get to the...