Facebook’s Echo Show Clone is Real, But it Won’t be Available in the UK

For a while we've been hearing rumours about Facebook developing its own smart devices, specifically smart speakers and smart displays (ala Echo Show). Well now we finally get to see them for ourselves, properly, because the company just announced tow Alexa-enabled smart displays: the Portal and Portal+. Sadly neither of them are going to be available outside the US for the immediate future. Which is just typical. Read More >>

Now TV has a Brand New, More Powerful Streaming Box, and it has Netflix Now

Yesterday I wrote about some new Roku devices that aren't coming to the UK, or at least Roku told me there are no plans to announce on that front. Well today we have some good Roku-centric news, now that Sky has announced it's launching a new Now TV box. Not only does this new box promise to be more powerful than its predecessors, Sky has revealed it actually have Netflix on it. Read More >>

How to Get The Best Sound Quality From Your Laptop

Whether you’re gaming, watching movies, or streaming Spotify, there are likely to be times when your laptop’s default sound setup doesn’t quite hit the highs and lows you’re looking for. If you don’t want to settle for subpar audio any longer, there are ways to improve it, and we’ve outlined some of the best below. Read More >>

12 Devices and Apps to Quantify Your Sleep

You can quantify just about every part of your life with today’s tech, but what’s more important than getting enough rest? There are now a plethora of ways to keep an eye on the quality of your sleep as well as how much you’re getting. Read More >>

Watch This Drone Land on Walls and Ceilings Like an Insect

Researchers at Stanford University have created a drone that can perch on walls and ceilings like a bug, making progress on the problem of limited flight endurance that has plagued the devices. Read More >>

Samsung Thinks It Can Make Smartwatches Useful By Projecting Onto Your Hand

Samsung thinks it has a possible solution to the problem of tiny, hard-to-read smartwatches: a projector. The company has filed has filed a patent for a smartwatch that projects a larger screen onto the user’s hand or forearm. Read More >>

4 Ways to Help Your Laptop Enjoy a Longer Life

If you’re shelling out hard-earned cash on a laptop, then you want to make sure you get years of service out of it. Some wear and tear (both physical and digital) is inevitable along the way, but if you take good care of your machine you can keep it running smoothly for longer—just like a well-maintained car or bicycle. Read More >>

It’s 2016, So Where are Our Flexible Electronics?

If we’ve learned one thing from breathy concept designs and cheesy sci-fi movies, it’s that we all deserve flexible technologies: bio-electric tattoos that measure our vitals and tablets we can roll up to shove in our pockets – that sort of thing. Read More >>

A Map of Every Device in the World That’s Connected to the Internet

Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located. Read More >>

Stephen Elop’s New Microsoft Job is Xbox Division Boss

Nokia man Stephen Elop may have missed out on the big CEO job at Microsoft, but he has a pretty decent consolation prize -- he'll be taking control of the Devices and Studios team that manages the Xbox gaming brand and MS's entertainment ambitions. Read More >>

Are You More Likely to Buy a Nokia Lumia Now?

Microsoft's buying Nokia's phone and devices division -- basically everything consumer-facing and hardware from Nokia. It's been a long time coming, and seemed almost inevitable. But now you know those Lumia phones have Microsoft money behind them, are you more or less likely to buy them? Do we have another Apple on our hands here? Read More >>

FBI: Apple ID Hack Claims Are “TOTALLY FALSE”

The FBI took to Twitter and resorted to using capital letters to deny claims one of its laptops has been hacked, saying reports that Apple user IDs had been stolen from one of its machines were "TOTALLY FALSE." Read More >>

Hackers Leak One Million Apple Device IDs Stolen From… the FBI

Hacking group AntiSec claims to have stolen a massive collection of Apple hardware and user data from within the FBI, releasing 1,000,001 of the Unique Device Identifiers into the wild as proof of its breach. Read More >>

How Many Devices Do You Carry?

Inspired by Tim Bray's recent post about how many devices people carry, I got to thinking: what's the best possible combination of electronic devices to carry right now? Read More >>