Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Matt Davis is a tech wonk, musician, home hacker and family man. He is driven by a love for trivia and an obsessive need to know how everything works; by age eight, he had disassembled everything electronic in the house (except, by parental fiat, the TV and microwave). When not writing for DT, Matt is a software architect at Earth Class Mail.

Samsung’s Latest Dishwasher Includes a Wall

Samsung’s recently announced high-end Chef Collection line includes a dishwasher with several features that might change what you expect from dishwashers of the future. A unique water delivery system, display, and third rack enhancements make this one a…


Hands on: FLIR One Thermal Camera

FLIR's new thermal imaging camera accessory lets you go all Predator with your iPhone.

  • Pros: Thermal imaging made affordable , Fun. Just fun. , Battery…
  • Cons: iPhone 5/5s only , Relatively low resolution (VGA)

Pro chef’s shocking fridge advice to Samsung? ‘Colder is better’

Samsung polled pro chefs to find out what culinary whizzes want in a fridge, then built this epic stainless-steel beast for its high-end Chef's Collection.


Who needs two iRobots when Moneual has one ‘bot to vacuum and mop?

After the success of its first Rydis vacuum bot, newcomer Moneual returns with an all-in-one bot to both vacuum and mop, potentially taking the place of both a Roomba and a Scooba.


Okidokeys smart-lock system lets you keep your deadbolt, but ditch your keys

Want to get into your house with your phone, but don't want to replace your trusty analog lock? The new Okidokeys systems lets you keep your existing lock and upgrade with smart-lock superpowers.


T-fal OptiGrill review

Tell T-Fal’s OptiGrill which meat you’re cooking, and it will sense its thickness to cook beef, chicken or pork to perfection, no user intervention needed.

  • Pros: Cooks fresh or frozen meat automatically , Easy clean-up ,
  • Cons: Can’t handle uneven meat thickness, or bone-in

LG’s new Mega and Ultra door-in-door refrigerators may also be Transformers

With model names meant to indicate capacity and also the call signs they go by in their native alien language, LG's latest refrigerators are functional, efficient, and may save us from the Decepticons.


Moneual RYDIS MR6550 review

Moneual's entry into the robot vacuum sweepstakes isn't quite as user-friendly as its better known rival, the Roomba, but it offers more functionality and more value.

  • Pros: Fast charge, good battery life , Motion-sensing manual clean…
  • Cons: Indicator feature is difficult to use , Steep learning curve…

OptiGrill gets into the indoor grilling ring with less George Foreman, more British accent

Are you an urban dweller who pines for a backyard grill, or otherwise appliance challenged? Our mates from across the pond have developed a very George Foreman-like countertop grill with a raft of features that will have you in the steak in no time.


iRobot Roomba 650 review

iRobot's mid-level Roomba can't be the only vacuum in your closet arsenal for several reasons, but if you're willing to work around its few shortcomings, it's a remarkably…

  • Pros: Cleans rooms while you sleep , Powerful suction , Easy to…
  • Cons: Long charge times , No battery meter on unit , Only works…

Lazy men rejoice: Stand just made proper bathroom etiquette easier than ever

If you're too lazy to properly wash your hands after using the facilities, you need two things: Stand's new Tandem urinal and a serious kick in the ass. the first let's you wash your hands as soon as you finish your business. The second is just because.


How to protect your fancy new ‘Connected Home’ from savvy hackers

t this year's annual DEF CON and Black Hat hacker conferences, of prominent interest will be exploiting all new devices in the home that have network capability. Want to secure your toaster (or, you know, garage door)? Read on…


Dude! I’m controlling my oven with my phone!

Connected appliances are still very much in the "Is this a useful function?" stage of development, but that hasn't stopped GE from turning its Profile wall ovens into an interesting test bed for functionality.


Run your own NSA with apps that turn iOS devices into spy cams

Presence and Airbeam are two new apps that allow you to convert unused iOS devices into a fairly close approximation of a home security network that usually costs thousands of dollars. If that sounds too good to be true, that's because it sort of is.


GE Cafe’s latest refrigerator will make believers out of in-door dispenser skeptics (those killjoys)

For the skeptics among us who scoff at the need for an in-door dispenser on their refrigerator, we ask: What if it could make you a nice spot of tea?