Gadgets

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…

Overstock stops selling hoverboards amidst safety concerns
December 10, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Hoverboards are the must-have toy of the holiday season, but there's no end in sight for the controversy surrounding them. In the latest chapter in the hoverboard saga, online retailer Overstock announced Thursday that it is discontinuing the sale of hoverboards over safety concerns. This follows reports of hoverboards catching fire in the U.S. and…

Four Nest Alums Are Opening A Retail Store To Sell Trendy Tech Gadgets
December 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm

In an attempt to modernize the retail experience for sellers, four Nest alums are launching b8ta, a software-driven brick-and-mortar store in Palo Alto, to sell Internet of Things gadgets and products on Friday. The entire b8ta experience is technology-driven —from the way companies get their products into b8ta to the way customers interact with the products. With b8ta,…

Search site finds every gadget connected to the Internet
December 9, 2015 at 8:20 am

If you're running an online search for a certain topic or photo, then sites like Google or DuckDuckGo are what you want to use. These are great at indexing what websites are about and helping you find information you want to see. However, what if you want to actually look for specific hardware connected to the…