internet
This ’90s Guide to Using the Web is Delightful

Once upon a time you didn’t just use the internet, you were a “nethead” who “surfed the web” and “sailed data streams”. This is how we once talked about the internet. Read More >>

apps
Portal Makes it Easy to Drag and Drop Files to Your Phone Wirelessly

Moving files between your smartphone and PC has always been kind of a pain in the neck. You have to navigate your device’s file system, sometimes you need to flip a switch in a hidden OS menu and, worst of all, you almost always need a USB cable. Want a better way? Check out Portal, a new app from Pushbullet that makes wirelessly transferring files to your phone drag-and-drop easy. Read More >>

gaming
Guitar Hero TV is a Music Video Channel You Can Play Along With 

It’s a conversation anybody who grew up in the 90s has had at least a dozen times: “Remember when MTV actually played music videos?” Yes, yes—we all do. Those times are over. Well, those times were over: Activision is about to change everything. It’s launching Guitar Hero TV: a “channel” where you can not only watch music videos, but play along with them, too. Read More >>

gaming
Soon You’ll Be Able to Play Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One 

When we made the jump from the last generation of home consoles to the current generation, there was one thing missing: backwards compatibility. For Xbox One owners, that’s about to change: Microsoft just announced that Xbox 360 games will be playable on the new console this holiday season. Read More >>

accessories
Logitech’s New Sofa Keyboard is Still One of The Best

About a year ago, I set out to find a keyboard that made using my desktop PC tolerable in the living room. I found the Logitech K400. It’s a small, inexpensive keyboard with comfortable keys, plenty of media centre buttons and — most importantly — a built-in touchpad. Logitech is now launching an update: the K400 Plus. It’s... different. Not better. Not worse. Read More >>

computers
Intel’s Cheap Windows PC TV Dongle is About to Get Way Better 

Cramming a full Windows PC inside of a cheap HDMI dongle sounds like a great idea—but Intel’s first attempt really fell flat. The Intel Compute Stick was underpowered, frustrating, and failed to live up to the hype. It wasn’t good enough to be a do-everything PC that fits in your pocket. No sweat: a leaked Intel roadmap shows how it’s going to get a lot better. Read More >>

transport
95 Percent of Fake Bombs Made It Through Airport Security in US Test

Does taking off your shoes, emptying your pockets and putting your laptop in a little plastic bin make you feel safe? Maybe it shouldn’t. According to the United States' Department of Homeland Security, the TSA is doing a lousy job. Like, “failed to detect mock weapons 95 per cent of the time” lousy. Read More >>

google
Google Photos Keeps Tagging My Images Wrong And I Love It

There’s a new image storage service in town and, if you haven’t heard, it’s dang promising. Unlimited storage? Automatic geotagging? Search by photo subject? Yes, please. Google Photos is poised to take over my digital image library. It’s also good for a laugh when it gets it all wrong. Read More >>

photography
These Photos Were Taken by a Dog

Ever wonder what would happen if you gave a dog a camera? You don’t have to anymore: Nikon did it, and the results are endearingly fun. Read More >>

concepts
I Want This Screen Protector That Magically Gives iPhones a Back Button

Why doesn’t it have a back button? I ask no one in particular. Why do I have to reach all the way up there to go back where I came from? Soon, there may be an answer for my iPhone frustration—a screen protector with a virtual back button. Read More >>