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Amazon’s Alexa Guard goes live, lets your Echo speakers listen for trouble

"Alexa, I'm leaving." "OK -- I'll be on guard." That's the gist of Alexa Guard, a new feature from Amazon that lets your Echo devices keep an ear out for trouble when you're away from home. If Alexa hears something after you've put ...

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The mobile world might finally get exciting again in 2019

When one of the biggest "innovations" in smartphones in 2018 was the addition of a notch on the display, you know the industry has hit a rut. With fewer big technical leaps between generations, there's plenty of evidence that consumers are ...

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Tesla’s new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at just $21.85 per square foot. That’s nearly 20 percent cheaper than a normal roof ...

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The Rockstar Hackers Protecting You From The Bad Guys

In their spare time, they hack Metallica. Their day job? To protect and serve.

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How to Reuse or Recycle your Old Phone or Tablet | Digital Trends

As technology marches ever onward, most of us are bound to have some old Android or iOS devices that they're simply not using. Rather than leaving them to languish in a drawer, why not put them to good use? Here are some ...

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Amazon chooses New York City, Northern Virginia for HQ2

Amazon confirmed it plans to split its new headquarters, dubbed HQ2, between New York City and Northern Virginia. The announcement ends a year-long courtship by cities and metropolitan areas across North America. Also Tuesday, Amazon announced a smaller, third investment in ...

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Punkt – A minimalist Android for the paranoid

Feeling lucky? Readers cry out for more diversity in the phone world, but few alternatives are as striking as Punkt's take on Android.

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Google Maps adds Commute tab, in-app controls for Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music

In early September, we spotted Google Maps' new Commute tab — a section that takes over from the Driving and Transit tabs to provide a more robust view of your daily commute to work or school. That change is now rolling ...

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Verizon’s 5G home internet service is now live in four US cities

Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento get super fast Wi-Fi

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Ex-Apple engineers pave the way for next-gen self-driving car sensors

Apple still hasn’t publicly revealed whether it’s working on an autonomous car, but a company started by former Apple engineers certainly is.

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Bose Sleepbuds review: Helpful but needs improvement

Bose, which is well-known for its quality (and pricey) audio equipment, went an interesting route with its latest piece of hardware. Two years ago, the company took to Indiegogo to gauge interest in a pair of noise-masking sleep earbuds. Essentially, customers ...

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5 Biggest Announcements from Amazon’s September Event

If you can't get enough of Alexa, we've got great news for you. Amazon just took the wraps off of a slew of new gadgets at its Amazon Devices event in Seattle, where we saw everything from an Alexa-powered microwave to ...

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Samsung Launches Galaxy A7 with Triple-Lens Camera

After weeks of rumors, the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone is now official. And it has something the iPhone XS and XS Max lack: a triple rear camera.

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Leaked! This Is the Google Home Hub Smart Display

It looks like the Amazon Echo Show is about to get a direct competitor from Google. According to MySmartPrice, this is the new Google Home Hub, a 7-inch display and speaker unit powered by Google Assistant. The new device will likely be ...

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Nuclear bunkers are the new real estate craze

If things go nuclear, break the bank for a bunker.

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We’re finally getting the smartwatches we wanted five years ago

The Apple Watch and new devices powered by Qualcomm chips aren’t just smartphones strapped on the wrist anymore.

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The lithium-ion battery that didn’t explode

A new invention could solve battery fires. We test it out by blowing things up -- for science, of course.

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Don’t Let This Attack Freeze Your Mac or iPhone

Specially crafted websites could crash or freeze your Mac or iPhone.

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Qualcomm’s newest chips promise Google smartwatch battery boosts

Fossil, Louis Vuitton and Montblanc are the first partners, with 30-day standard watch mode and GPS sports watches in 2019.

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Samsung has partnered with AKG to bring new wireless headphones to the U.S.

Once you’re ready to upgrade beyond the cheap earbuds that came with your phone, figuring out what to buy can be a daunting process. Samsung wants to make that process easier, which is why it is bringing three new sets of ...

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