Cool Tech

This app lets you design your own accessories with your phone

With Japan's Monomy, described as an online DIY custom jewelry marketplace, anyone can create their own fashion accessories, cobbling together any combination of the more than 1,500 different parts available on the app.

Sena’s luxury leather Apple Watch travel case is super stylish, but not very practical

The Apple Watch is a great travel companion, and Sena’s luxurious leather travel case will keep it safe and charge it on the go.
Movies & TV

5 shows to stream this week: Chris Rock’s Top Five, Kingsman, and more

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows available now, of course. On the list this week: Top Five, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and more.
Android Army

Instagram unveils multi-account access for Android beta users

Instagram is taking a page from Twitter’s book by allowing its app users to stay logged in to multiple accounts at the same time. The feature is rolling out to Android users who are part of Instagram’s Play Store beta testing program.

Why is wireless charging taking so long to arrive? We ask an expert

Wireless charging technology is gaining real traction, but there are still problems to overcome. We take a look at the obstacles to wider adoption and talk to the Wireless Power Consortium’s John Perzow about what’s next for the Qi…
Home Theater

Can waving an iPhone around like a Shaman fix a speaker? We tried Sonos TruPlay to find out

Sonos has avoided using an Auto-EQ system until now, so why the change of heart, and does the smartphone-based system work very well?

YouTube Kids hit by fresh complaints, this time over junk food videos

YouTube Kids has had a rough ride since launching in February. Following earlier complaints about the app's failure to filter out videos with sexual content, colorful expletives, and ads for alcohol, it's now accused of showing promo videos…

HTC’s Preview program looks to give users a sneak peek into the company’s future

HTC unveiled its Preview program, which hopes to equip a select number of users with software and hardware to test out and provide feedback for. The program is currently accepting sign-ups, though there's no guarantee you'll be selected.

Look Ma! No hands! Hansnap straps on phones for shooting photos and video

A new startup called Hansnap has hit its Kickstarter funding goal for what it calls “the world’s first hand-mounted smartphone filming system” -- a hand strap for mounting a handset or action camera for hands-free shooting.
Product Review

Drop Kitchen Scale Review

This foolproof scale walks you through recipes and handles all the measuring.