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Past articles by James:

The best personal EVs for any commute

My commute isn't too bad. I have to walk a mile or so to the metro, ride it for about 25 minutes, and then it's a short walk from the station to the office.... → Read More

How to shoot your next adventure like a pro

Make sure your adventure videos and vacation shots don't suck. → Read More

Engadget’s guide to all the outdoor gear you need this summer

A guide to gear and gadgets for the trail, backyard and beyond. → Read More

Petcube's Bites 2 and Play 2 are smart speakers in disguise

Unsurprisingly, most smart-home gadgets are fairly human-centric. But what about all the furbags that live with us? Don't they deserve a little slice of the con... → Read More

Boosted’s Rev scooter is an inconveniently fun powerhouse

Boosted made its name by becoming the de facto electric skateboard. When rumors emerged that the company was working on a scooter, I had mixed feelings. I worri... → Read More

Omura's Series 1 cannabis vaporizer uses 'flower cartridges'

Cannabis vaporizers have come a long way. As weed becomes legal in more states, companies are free to devise new methods to administer the herb. Enter Omura and... → Read More

DJI Osmo Action review: A worthy GoPro rival

DJI's first action camera comes with two displays. → Read More

The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific formulas

"In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown." Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based ca... → Read More

Amazon Kindle review (2019): The Paperwhite gets a run for its money

Amazon's cheapest Kindle should be a crowd-pleaser. → Read More

Dispatches from MWC: Six things that don't fold

Did you hear? They're making foldable phones now! Yes, it's the unavoidable bendy trend of the show for sure, but there's plenty more going on here in Barcelona... → Read More

GoPro Plus now offers unlimited uncompressed video storage

When GoPro launched Plus -- it's subscription service for cloud storage -- it was a modest offering. For $5 a month, you could store a bunch of your photos and... → Read More

Now there's a handheld filter to kill your massive vape clouds

If you made the switch from "analog" tobacco to e-cigarettes, congratulations, you've likely done your lungs a solid. The rest of the world? Not so much. Despit... → Read More

Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ 2 breaks free from the iPad

Last fall, Native Instruments gave its DJ and production hardware a significant refresh, especially at the entry level. Today, the company is introducing a seco... → Read More

Akai Force is for DJs and producers that want to ditch the laptop

Akai made its name around the early 90s thanks to its line of relatively affordable S-series samplers and the (now legendary) MPC. Since then, the company has c... → Read More

GoPro's Nick Woodman is happy he gave away a million dollars

​​​​GoPro's Nick Woodman is happy that there's nothing to report. After an eventful few years, 2018 was pretty much back to business as usual. That doesn't... → Read More

Eargo Neo is a hearing aid you might actually want to wear

Six years ago I faced a choice: Risk facial paralysis, or potentially lose some hearing in my left ear. I opted for the latter, and two surgeries later, my abil... → Read More

PAX Labs CEO on how technology will demystify cannabis

PAX makes some of the most popular cannabis vaporizers around. By fusing technology, with innovative software, the company hopes to take the mystery out of... → Read More

Samsung's 'Bots' and exoskeleton hint at the future of care

At Samsung's press conference, the day before CES officially opened, there was the usual parade of smart home gadgets and appliances. Then right at the end,... → Read More

FightCamp is a home boxing gym for the fitness tracking generation

​​​​​​The first rule of FightCamp? According to the enthusiastic trainers on hand here at CES: always talk about FightCamp. And, for good reason, because i... → Read More

Kohler's Alexa-enabled Sensate faucet quenches thirst on command

In 2019, more than ever, we're expecting to see Alexa in everything. The Sensate faucet from Kohler is the latest example of where Amazon's voice assistant can... → Read More