Opinion
Mobile

Verizon says it will push Android updates for Pixel 'at the same time' as Google

Google is out with new smartphones, ones that are apparently "Only on Verizon." They're not -- you can use them on any carrier. Here's why you should avoid purchasing the phones from Verizon, and get them from Google instead.
Mobile

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle is far from over

Samsung needs to stand up for its customers and end the production, sale, and promotion of the Galaxy Note 7 in light of the exploding battery issue. The Note 7 is dead, but Samsung doesn't have to be buried with it.
Mobile

Checkmate, Apple: Why Google’s Pixel is a genius move for Android

Google's grand new strategy for mobile world domination is taking end-to-end control of software and hardware with the new Pixel line of phones. This marks a break with Android partners and pits Google directly against Apple for the first…
Virtual Reality

A rift in the Rift: Why room-scale VR is about to split Oculus fans apart 1:04

For the past year, Oculus has been telling users that limiting VR to sitting or standing is for their own good. Now room-scale Rift has been announced – and you’ll have to forgive us for doubting its success.
Mobile

Friends? Not anymore. Google wants you to bow down and meet your master

Google has changed. Gone are the days of cheap Nexus phones and an open-door policy. Now it wants to lock you into a new ecosystem with its new Pixel phones and Google Home, which work with its cool artificial intelligence platform called…
Opinion

The best smartphone is the one you already own

Relentless upgrades and hypnotic marketing have tricked us into churning gadgets as quickly as possible, but the unseen costs of this cycle should have thoughtful buyers shoving a stick in the spokes.
Social Media

3 ways social media is warping politics more than ever

We may treat politics as a spectator sport on Facebook and Twitter, but our reactions there are feeding back into the system and changing the process more than ever.
Virtual Reality

It’s impossible to predict the future of VR, and the Palm Pilot proves it

What will virtual reality be used for twenty years from now? Frankly, we have no idea. Technology evolves evolve in ways that are hard to predict -- and the Palm Pilot is a great example of how that evolution happens.
Home Theater

As the iPhone’s headphone jack dies, Apple wins and you lose 4:07

As predicted, Apple just killed off the headphone jack in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7S, and the company had plenty to say to rationalize the decision, but at the end of the day, it was a bad call, and one that could have…
Computing

Affordable laptops aren’t just ‘good enough’ anymore, they’re amazing

Laptops have been fast enough for years, but design hasn't kept up. Until now. After years of bulky designs and horrible screens, quality hardware is finally available at prices most people are willing to pay.
Computing

You can buy a laptop with an OLED screen now, but should you?

OLED screens, common on mobile devices, are just now beginning to appear on laptops. Their beauty will leave you wondering how you ever did without, but the new tech may leave you searching for the nearest power socket.
Computing

Why every browser sucks eventually (It’s all your fault)

The more you use a browser, the more you bog it down. Which is why you should never trust that new browser smell. Every browser sucks, eventually, and it's all your fault.