Gadgets

Drone Registration Begins Monday
December 21, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Do you have a drone on your wish list? There's some government red tape to be aware of. Beginning Monday, owners of recreational drones must register their devices with the Federal Aviation Administration. Registration applies to drones weighing between .55 and 55 pounds must be registered. Drones purchased before Dec. 21 must be registered by Feb.…

Neonode's AirBar uses beams of light to turn any laptop into a touchscreen laptop
December 17, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Ever since Microsoft so heartily embraced finger-friendliness with Windows 8, accessory makers have been striving to figure out a compelling way to add touch capabilities to non-touchscreen displays, be it in the form of fancy styli paired with infrared receivers, gesture control scheme like Leap Motion, or touch-sensitive overlays that you plop on your laptop’s…

Android Wear Now Sports Designer Watch Faces
December 15, 2015 at 2:55 pm

If you’ve stuck with your Android Wear watch, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a slew of new downloadable watch faces from some notable designers.

Pebble Health bakes in all-day fitness tracking to Pebble Time watches, no apps necessary
December 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Finally, Pebble watches can be regular fitness trackers. And older Pebbles can get some of the benefits of newer ones. Pebble's smartwatches have always traded off having more advanced features in exchange for longer battery life and an always-on screen. One feature that never really made the cut was fitness tracking: Pebbles track activity in…

Drone owners get Christmas surprise from FAA: you will have to register to fly
December 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Buyers beware! If that drone you find under the Christmas tree weighs much more than half a pound, you’re going to have to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before you fly it outside. The FAA and the Department of Transportation (DoT) announced new rules on Monday that will mean nearly all drone…