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This Is Still One of the Best Gaming Monitors You Can Buy

A gaming rig is only as powerful as its weakest component. Think about it: Does it really make sense to spend thousands on a cutting-edge graphics card, a CPU powerful enough to not bottleneck it, and some wild amount of storage, like 2TB of SSDs and 128GB of RAM, only to turn around and plug into a 21.5-inch monitor…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pc Gaming, Consumer Tech, Gaming Monitors, Asus Rog Swift Pg27uq Review


Oculus Will Soon Support Multi-User Accounts, but Sharing a VR Headset Sounds Disgusting

Beginning next month, Oculus will roll out multi-user accounts and app sharing, in a move meant to make it easier for multiple people to share a single headset. The feature will first launch on the Quest 2 before rolling out to all Quest devices, and yes, you will have to do this using your Facebook accounts.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Facebook, Science, Vr, Oculus, Consumer Tech


Here's Everything Samsung Announced at 2021 Galaxy Unpacked

Samsung kicked off 2021, and interrupted CES, with its live-streamed product launch, Galaxy Unpacked. The event featured an overhauled trio of smartphones, a pair of intelligent wireless earbuds, and Samsung’s own “one more thing,” the long-rumored Bluetooth item-tracking Smart Tags (beating Apple to the punch). Let’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung, Consumer Tech, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro


The MagSafe PopSocket May Have Convinced Me That MagSafe Is Good (Maybe)

Apple introduced a new version of its classic MagSafe charging technology, previously used in MacBooks, with the iPhone 12. It works a little differently in the iPhone than it does in a laptop: a circular array of magnets embedded in back of the phone enables it to snap to a compatible accessory. It could be a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Iphone12


The Watchy Is an Open-Source Smartwatch for Those Who Miss the Pebble

There are gadgets you like, and then there are gadgets you love. For many, the Pebble smartwatch fell into that latter category. It was simple, affordable, and the first smartwatch that made everyone realize smartwatches weren’t just a gimmick. The company deserved better than having its corpse picked apart by Fitbit,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Tech, Smartwatches, Pebble, Consumer Tech, Tindie, Watchy


Fisher-Price's New Toys Will Teach Your Kids About the Glory of '80s Gadgets

Want your infant to grow up and appreciate what a technological marvel a touchscreen tablet really is? Fisher-Price has revealed three additions to its preschool learning line: new educational toys inspired by retro gadgets of the ‘80s and ‘90s that will let parents teach their kids what life was like before streaming…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Tech, Retro, Educational, Consumer Tech, Fisher Price


MSI Says the Stealth 15M Is the Now the Thinnest Gaming Laptop in the World

Look, there’s nothing wrong with big, beastly 17-inch gaming monsters, but for my money, I like a gaming notebook that can balance performance and portability, and the MSI Stealth 15M has just taken that principle to a whole new level. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, MSI, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, Stealth 15M, Msi Stealth 15m


GoPro Just Dropped a Crap-Ton of Experimental Features for Its Cameras

Usually when a company introduces new features or updates for an existing gadget, they tend to be a bit...lacking. You may get one small update, two or three if you’re lucky. Well, buckle up GoPro fans: Today, the company is launching seven new experimental features, because why the hell not?Read more...
Tags: Science, Gopro, Action Cameras, Consumer Tech, GoPro HERO7 Black, Gopro Max, GoPro Hero8 Black, CES 2021, Gopro Hero9 Black


This Nifty Strap Lets You Control the Apple Watch With Gestures

Controlling an object with a hand gesture sounds more like Jedi wizardry than a real-life possibility. But after watching a CES 2021 demo of the Mudra Brand, I have to admit that perhaps this tech isn’t as far-fetched or gimmicky as I previously thought.Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Vr, Ar, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Mudra Band, Mudra Brand


Razer's Wild Gaming Chair and Smart Mask Are Concept Gadgets Designed to Battle the Woes of 2021

It just wouldn’t be CES (even a virtual one) without a couple far-out concept gadgets from Razer, and this year the company has dreamed up two devices designed to combat some of 2021's biggest issues in the most Razer way possible. Read more...
Tags: Science, Masks, Razer, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Razers 2021 Concept Devices, Project Brooklyn, Project Hazel


Asus Revealed a New 2-in-1 Gaming Laptop, and I'm Like Whoa

Asus’ ROG line of gaming laptops have always stood out thanks to their flashy RGB lighting and aggressive aesthetic. Asus isn’t afraid to try something new, either. Last year, it released the well-received ROG Zephyrus G14, one of the first ROG gaming laptops powered by an AMD processor, as well all the Zephyrus Duo…Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Computers, MSI, Amd, Laptops, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, CES 2021


Nvidia's Ray Tracing 30-Series GPUs Are Coming to Laptops

Like clockwork, Nvidia announced this morning that its wildly fast discrete desktop graphics will be coming to laptops everywhere in the months ahead. This probably surprised no one, as Nvidia always has the same GPUs on laptops, but if the popular reception of its RTX 30-series desktop cards were any indication,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Graphics Cards, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Ray Tracing, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, RTX 3000 Series


Razer's Refreshed 15 and 17-inch Blades Are Getting New Screens and Faster GPUs for 2021

At first glance, Razer’s refreshed line of 15-inch Blade and 17-inch Blade Pro laptops might not look much different than last year’s models, but inside is a different story—this year we get faster displays and GPUs, along with a subtly revamped design. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, Rtx, CES 2021, Razer Blade And Blade Pro 2021 Refresh


The Revamped m17 R4 Is Alienware's First Laptop with a 360Hz Display

While Alienware hasn’t given its gaming laptops a full overhaul for 2021, like other gaming laptop makers the company is kicking off the year by refreshing its 15 and 17-inch notebooks with new Nvidia RTX 30-series GPUs. The larger m17 R4 is also getting a huge display upgrade that could make it the laptop for gamers.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Alienware, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, Alienware Laptop Spec Refresh 2021, M15 R4, M17 R4


Acer's Refreshed Predator Triton 300 SE Looks So Damn Good

Acer given most of its laptop lineup a major refresh at CES 2021 and there seems to be something for every budget, from entry-level machines like the Acer Aspire 5 that cost just $550, to the high-end Predator Triton 300 SE, which costs a surprisingly reasonable $1,400. It also appears to have been totally re-imagined…Read more...
Tags: Science, Acer, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Acer Aspire, Gaming Laptops, Acer Nitro, Predator Helios 300, CES 2021, Predator Triton 300 Se


AMD's Excellent Ryzen 5000 Series Is Coming to Laptops

AMD’s Ryzen series of CPUs seem to be getting better with every iteration, and the Ryzen 5000 series launched in the fall of 2020 was perhaps the most impressive series yet. And now it’s coming to laptops.Read more...
Tags: Science, Amd, Consumer Tech, Zen 3, CES 2021, Ryzen 5000, AMD Ryzen 5000


Nintendo Is Making Copyright Claims on Videos of Game & Watch Hacking

Despite its retro charms, for $50 the Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. handheld felt like it could benefit from a few more games: an upgrade some talented hackers made possible before the device was even released. But Nintendo doesn’t like consumers messing with its hardware, and today it appears it started…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Youtube, Tech, Hacks, Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Retro, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Game Watch, Stacksmashing


The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Is Lenovo's Thinnest 2-in-1 Ever

Lenovo’s ThinkPads are some of the few commercial laptops that have crossover appeal to the general consumer market, and for CES 2021, Lenovo claims its new Thinkpad X1 Titanium Yoga is not only the thinnest 2-in-1 it’s ever made, but also the thinnest ThinkPad ever. Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Yoga, Lenovo, Laptops, Thinkpad, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, CES 2021, Lenovos Thinnest Thinkpad Ever


Lenovo First ThinkPad With a Detachable Tablet Is Here

The ThinkPad moniker is practically synonymous with durable, business-focused laptops. (And perhaps best known for the red dot in the middle of the keyboard.) Over time, Lenovo its lineup with touch displays and 360-degree rotating hinges—see the Yoga line of 2-in-1s that can morph into a tablet. But now Lenovo has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Lenovo, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Lenovo First


Intel's Got Some Big Changes That Have Me Excited About Its Mobile Processor Line-Up

Not content to talk about only its desktop processors, Intel had a lot to say regarding its mobile processor line-up, too. The chipmaker is releasing two new 10th-gen mobile processors, new 11th-gen mobile processors, and Chromebooks will even get Intel’s Tiger Lake processors for the first time, plus some extra…Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, Processors, Chromebooks, Cpus, Consumer Tech, Tiger Lake, CES 2021, 11th Gen


Researchers Find That the iPhone 12 Can Deactivate a Pacemaker

A new study published by the Heart Rhythm Society indicates that the iPhone 12 can interfere with a pacemaker if the phone is placed close to a patient’s heart. But the study, which was designed to look at whether the magnetic array that enables the iPhone 12's new MagSafe charging technology had an effect on …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Consumer Tech, Heart Rhythm Society, Iphone12, Not Great


Lora DiCarlo Brings Hot Vibes to CES—As In They Are Warm to the Touch

A lot has changed for Lora DiCarlo since CES 2019, when the Consumer Technology Association stripped its innovative Osé sex toy of a well-deserved CES Innovation Award. Not only does CES fuck now, Lora DiCarlo is also announcing a new product line for the all-virtual CES 2021.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Vibrators, Consumer Tech, Consumer Technology Association, Sex Tech, Lora DiCarlo, CES 2021


Linksys' First Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router Will Be an Expensive Way to Future Proof Your Wifi

Every year at CES there’s a new buzzword generously thrown around: last year it was 5G, and for 2021 it’s going to be Wi-Fi 6E. If you’ve recently upgraded to a Wi-Fi 6 router that’s really unfortunate because 6E promises to genuinely fix a lot of the bottlenecks caused by overcrowded wifi networks. Netgear has…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Networking, Tech, Routers, Belkin, Linksys, Netgear, Consumer Tech, Wi Fi, CES 2021, Wi Fi 6e, Linksys Axe8400


Linksys' Motion-Sensing Wifi Now Uses All Your Wireless Devices For More Accurate Alerts

Over the next decade the smarthome as we know it is going to change dramatically thanks to technologies like Linksys Aware that turns a wifi network into a motion detector that watches every corner of your home. The tech is still in its infancy, but Linksys has announced a major update that leverages IoT devices to…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Wireless, Wifi, Routers, Belkin, Linksys, Consumer Tech, Wi Fi, Motion Sensing, Linksys Aware, CES 2021


The First Wi-Fi 6E Routers Are Going to Make You Feel Really Mad About Already Buying a Wi-Fi 6 Router

For a couple of years, Wi-Fi 6 was hyped as the solution to wireless networks that had become over-crowded with smartphones, computers, and countless smart home devices all demanding their slice of bandwidth. In 2020 we finally saw a big influx of Wi-Fi 6 devices, just in time for the arrival of a new protocol, Wi-Fi…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Routers, Netgear, Consumer Tech, Wi Fi, CES 2021, Wi Fi 6e, Nighthawk Raxe500


The Only Standing Desk I'll Ever Consider Using Lets Four People Play Pong at Once

As uncomfortable as it may seem to some, working at a standing desk is better for your health than sprawling out on a couch all day long. But how do you convince millions of people responsibly working from home to stand all day? You build a standing desk with a built-in retro arcade that even includes a rare…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Pong, Arcades, Dragons Lair, Consumer Tech, Arcade1Up, CES 2021


As Enticing As Soft Serve Ice Cream on Demand Sounds, We Probably Don't Need Another Pod Machine

Despite the spectacular failure of Juicero—a $400 machine that created freshly squeezed juice by squeezing juice-filled pouches—there are still companies willing to bet on pod-based instant food machines. The latest is the ColdSnap which creates on-demand soft serve and other frozen treats if you’ve got another chunk…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Food, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Ice Cream, Appliances, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Coldsnap


Panasonic's New 2021 OLED Wants to Win Over Gamers, Just Like Everyone Else This Year

Panasonic is hoping to win over the gaming crowd with its flashy new flagship OLED. Grab a ticket, buddy.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Panasonic, Oled, Tvs, Consumer Tech, CES 2021


TCL's Fan-Favorite 6-Series Is Going 8K in 2021

TCL is bringing multiple soundbars and new display technology to its home entertainment lineup this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, 4k, Tvs, Soundbars, Tcl, Consumer Tech, 8K, CES 2021


TCL Is Pushing the Price of 5G Down Even Further with the TCL 20 5G

Last year TCL began flexing its industrial muscle when it launched its first line of TCL branded phones, and now for CES 2021, the new TCL 20 5G is looking to push the price of 5G phones way down. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, 5g, Tcl, Consumer Tech, 5G phones, CES 2021, Tcl 20 Series