cars
Elon Musk Responds to Claims of Low Pay, Injuries and Anti-Union Policies at Tesla Plant

Tesla’s effort to bring electric cars to the world has often felt like science fiction in real life. CEO Elon Musk’s continued defense of and association with the decided anti-science Trump administration has cracked that illusion somewhat, but an alleged employee’s impassioned post on the car company’s working conditions seems intent on shattering it completely. Read More >>

satechi
USB-C Power Meter Helps You Spot Counterfeit Accessories Before They Fry Your Gadgets

The promise of USB-C is great: One cable to connect all of your devices, laptops, tablets, smartphone. Unfortunately it comes with the big caveat that you might end up damaging your gear if you cheap out on a USB-C cable. But Satechi’s new Type-C Power Meter makes it easy to tell if your USB-C gadgets are at risk of getting fried, or under-powered, by a sketchy accessory. Read More >>

snapchat
Brexit Be Damned: Snapchat’s On A Hiring Spree In The UK

Finally, some good news for Brexit Britain: the company behind Snapchat is actively growing its London office, their largest outside the US. The company, now known as Snap Inc since diversifying into wearables, says that Britain's creative culture led them to make the decision to establish a base here. Well, it certainly wasn't the climate (economic or otherwise). Read More >>

ces 2017
I Am Lusting Over Sony’s New Paper-Thin E Ink Watch

Despite the added functionality that manufacturers keep trying to cram inside them, watches have always been, and will always be, a fashion accessory first. And that’s why we’re lusting over this new concept E Ink watch from Sony that can instantly change its design, but is also thinner than a credit card. Read More >>

gadgets
This Smart Baby Camera Can See When an Infant Stops Breathing

Any parent that’s squinted at a live feed from a baby camera, trying to spot the subtle movements that indicate their child is still breathing, will wish they had First Alert’s new Onelink Envirocam that can monitor an infant’s respiration rate from afar. Read More >>

storage
LaCie’s Fastest Rugged Drive Yet Also Plays Nice With Your USB-C Laptop

It’s not the first external drive from LaCie with a USB-C connection, but the company’s much-loved rugged line just got a hefty speed boost for those who are too impatient to wait for their data to backup, and refuse to take care of their hardware. Read More >>

wearables
Garmin’s Fēnix 5 Squeezes Satellite Navigation Into a Slim Fitness-Tracking Smartwatch

At CES 2015, Garmin revealed the epix: the company’s first wearable that included the same satellite navigation capabilities as its handheld units. As smartwatches go, the epix was one of the largest and bulkiest wearables you could strap to your wrist, but two years later, Garmin has finally packed similar functionality into its Fēnix smartwatch. Read More >>

internet
D-Link Thinks Big Antennas Are Still the Way to Eliminate Wi-fi Dead Spots

Long gone are the days when you could get by with a cheap Wi-Fi router in your home. Mobile devices, TVs, wearables, and even appliances are all now dependent on a solid wireless internet connection, so D-Link is finally embracing the whole home wi-fi idea with its new Covr Wi-Fi System. Read More >>

storage
This Two Terabyte Flash Drive Is Packing More Storage Than Your MacBook

For those eager to easily misplace two terabytes worth of photos, videos, MP3s, and other important documents, today Kingston unveiled a three-inch USB flash drive packing more storage than even a fully spec’d MacBook Pro. Read More >>

gadgets
Move Over, Netflix, Linksys’ New Wi-Fi Router Prioritises Video Games

Unless you’ve upgraded to a whole home wi-fi solution like Linksys’ recently announced Velop, you’re probably finding your wireless network struggling to keep up these days. If you’re a gamer, the last thing you want is lag and dropped frames during online multiplayer matches because someone in another room is watching The Crown on Netflix. So Linksys has created a wireless router that puts gamers first. Read More >>

gadgets
You Can Justify Buying FLIR’s New Professional Smartphone Thermal Camera As a Job Expense

Typically only found in the toolkits of law enforcement and the military, the FLIR ONE smartphone camera gave thermal vision to any consumer with a few hundred quid. But today FLIR revealed a professional version for those who want to use the thermal camera for more than just running around pretending to be a Schwarzenegger-hunting Predator. Read More >>

photography
This Is the First Action Camera With FLIR Thermal Imaging Built Right In

Unless you’ve dropped tens of thousands of pounds on a Hollywood-calibre drone that can hoist full-sized cameras, the carrying capacity of your hobby quadcopter is probably limited. So instead of designing a thermal imaging accessory that works alongside a GoPro, FLIR just created its own action camera that can also capture Predator-like thermal imagery from the skies. Read More >>

silicon valley
The Men Who Run Startups Blame Lack of Diversity on Everyone Else

There is a well-documented problem with diversity in the male-dominated tech world. Who’s to blame? A new survey of some of the most powerful future Silicon Valley millionaires reveals that men, shockingly, want to blame everyone and everything but the tech industry itself. Read More >>

tv
14 Real-Life Tech Horror Stories Scarier Than Black Mirror

Black Mirror season 3 warns viewers of a spoOooOoky technologically advanced future; its first episode depicting a society where everyone rates every person they interact with, no matter how minor, and your rating determines everything. Read More >>

gaming
This Adapter Lets You Use Modern Wireless Controllers With Your Classic Apple II Computer

To date, Analogue has released adapters allowing nostalgic gamers to use modern wireless controllers on both their classic NES and Super Nintendo consoles. But the company, working with 8Bitdo, is turning the clock back even further with a new wireless adapter for the 40-year-old Apple II and IIc computers. Read More >>