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Recent articles by Nicole:

The (Day)dream is over: Phone-based VR is well and truly dead

When Google introduced Cardboard at I/O 2014, a lot of people thought it was a joke. A cardboard-based contraption that turned your phone into a primitive VR he... → Read More

Facebook Portal review (2019): A redesign doesn't ease privacy fears

It's had a redesign, but it's not better than other smart displays. Also... do you trust Facebook? → Read More

Tile’s latest Bluetooth tracker is a tiny, waterproof sticker

So you never have to lose your scooter ever again. → Read More

3D body scanner promises perfectly fitting clothes

Last year, we had a look at TG3D Studio's Scanatic 360 Body Scanner, which susses out your body's measurements so you know exactly what clothing size to get at... → Read More

Echo Loop hands-on: Alexa on your knuckles and at your fingertips

Aside from a pair of glasses, Amazon also announced another interesting Alexa-powered wearable: a smart ring. The Echo Loop is a chunky piece of smart jewelry m... → Read More

Echo Frames hands-on: Amazon's glasses bring Alexa everywhere

Amazon is entering into the eyewear business. At the company's annual event today, it announced its first-ever pair of smart glasses, called the Echo Frames. Th... → Read More

Echo Buds hands-on: Bose quality in an Amazon package

Amazon released not just smart speakers at today's big event, but also a pair of wireless earbuds. The Echo Buds are Alexa-powered of course, but that's not the... → Read More

Echo Studio hands-on: Amazon's biggest speaker sounds amazing

One of the biggest announcements at today's Amazon event is also big in size. The Echo Studio is Amazon's first-ever play at high-end audio, promising immersive... → Read More

Tilt Five wants to bring augmented reality to tabletop games

In 2013, former Valve engineer Jeri Ellsworth used an idea for projection-based AR glasses from her prior employment and built a company called Technical Illusi... → Read More

Here’s everything you need for your new iPhone 11

Apple announced its latest smartphones, the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro (and Pro Max), a week ago, but now they're officially in stores. If you decided to u... → Read More

Yahoo’s redesigned Mail app aims to bring order to your inbox

You can unsubscribe from those pesky mailing lists without leaving the app. → Read More

What's it like cooking your own Impossible Burger?

Since its debut three years ago, the only way to consume the Impossible Burger has been to find a restaurant that serves it. Over the years, Impossible has expa... → Read More

Facebook's $149 Portal TV turns your television into a giant smart display

Last year, Facebook made its first foray into hardware with the Portal and Portal+ smart displays, which featured an AI-powered camera that could track your mov... → Read More

HTC Vive Cosmos hands-on: VR never looked so good

In 2016, HTC revealed the Vive VR headset to the world. In the years since, HTC has released several versions, like the Vive Pro, Vive Pro Eye and the standalon... → Read More

Google Nest Hub Max review: Sometimes bigger is better

Last year, Google took on Amazon's Echo Show with a whole line of third-party Google Smart Displays. Then it revealed a rival of its very own, the Google Home H... → Read More

Playdate's tiny handheld with a crank is big on charm

It's cute, it's charming, and the crank is more than just a gimmick. → Read More

Google Assistant takes on the sticky note with assignable reminders

Your spouse will have no more excuses for forgetting the milk. → Read More

What to do when the robocalls won't stop

You recognize it the moment you pick up the phone. The quiet beat before a clearly pre-recorded message speaks ominously about your social security number getti... → Read More

Can an open-source AI take on Amazon and Google?

It's only been a few years since Amazon unveiled the Alexa-powered Echo, but since then, smart speakers have become a major consumer-electronics category. Key t... → Read More

Samsung's Galaxy Book S is a Windows 10 laptop that lasts all day

It wasn't just about the Note 10 and Note 10+ at today's Samsung Galaxy event in New York City. The company also took the opportunity to unveil a laptop, called... → Read More