Hands on: BlueVIBE DLX Bluetooth headphones

GoGroove’s BlueVIBE DLX are far from being a fantastic sound pair of cans, but they do provide flawless wireless streaming in a tight, comfy little design.

Home Theater

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of July 27, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Cool Tech

18 annoying problems with the Nexus 7, and how to fix them

If you’re a Nexus 7 owner and you’ve run into some trouble, or if you’re sitting on the fence about splashing out on Google’s 7-inch tablet then you might be interested in this look at the most common Google Nexus 7 problems. Solutions and workarounds…

Mobile

Japan wants to see robots compete against each other in the 2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, and if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has any say in the matter, the world will see the world’s robots come together to compete for robotic supremacy.

Cool Tech

Pyramid structures allow solar cells to cool themselves, improve efficiency and last longer

A team of Stanford researchers embedded small pyramid- and cone-shaped structures on a thin layer of silica glass to redirect unwelcome heat away from the solar cells. This is aimed at improving the efficiency and life span of solar cells.

Cool Tech

Hands On: Mikey Digital microphone with Lightning

Blue's Mikey Digital with Lightning is the latest member of the family, offering a simple user interface in an incredibly compact package to take into the field with your iPhone or iPad.

Home Theater

Hands on: UpDesk UpWrite Midnight

Can a standing desk really boost your metabolism, strengthen your back, and add years to your life? We’re not sure about that last one, but we’re definitely feeling better…

  • Pros: Variable height, Savable presets, Dry-erase surface for…
  • Cons: Shows smudges, A tad noisy, Expensive

Is the Motorola Shamu the next Nexus phone?

If you're not tempted by the iPhone 6, how about a Motorola-made Nexus 6 with a 5.9-inch display and a fingerprint sensor? Such a device, codenamed Shamu, is rumored to be on the way.

Android Army

Locate some shade: Bentley’s Continental GT3-R may get even hotter

Bentleys usually have gobs of power, but their luxurious layouts typically come with a heavy curb weight. If you thought the lightened, track-inspired Continental GT3-R was a departure for the British automaker, the version Bentley is planning next may cause…

Cars

Spongy silicon could greatly increase your laptop’s battery life in the near future

New battery tech is being developed by a lab run by the U.S. Department of Energy, and it actually might see widespread adoption sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Computing

Make your mark with OS X Yosemite’s Mail Markup

Yosemite's Mail app includes a new Markup feature that lets users edit images and .PDF documents without opening them in a separate image editor. This is a convenient way to add notes or a signature in a matter of seconds. Here's how to use it.

Computing

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 confirmed for July 2017 release

Marvel Studios confirms a July 28, 2017 release date for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The first Guardians is set to arrive on August 1, 2014.

Movies

Mass Effect 4 focuses on exploring the stars (but don’t call it that)

The fourth game in the Mass Effect series focuses on exploration, as BioWare producer Mike Gamble reveals during the studio's San Diego Comic Con panel.

Gaming