By Peter james

Gear / News - 1 year ago

Apple iPad Pro 10.5-Inch: Price, Specs, Release Date

The tech industry is waging a war on bezels, and the iPad Pro is the first Apple product to benefit. Today at WWDC, Apple's annual gathering of developers, the company announced a new version of its tablet, with a 10.5-inch screen. More Apple David Pierce The New iMac Pro Is Apple’s Most Bonk...

Gear / News - 1 year ago

The Beloved Monument Valley Returns With an Amazing Sequel

There was a time when Dan Gray didn't think Monument Valley 2 was going to happen. The head of Ustwo Games swore it, saying publicly that his team was done with Monument Valley, the isometric puzzle game that has been downloaded more than 50 million times since its release in 2014. For a while it s...

Gear / News - 1 year ago

Apple iMac Pro: Price, Specs, Release Date

Apple’s last mind-blowing computer invention was almost a decade ago. Steve Jobs reached into a manila envelope, and pulled out the slimmest, lightest clamshell anyone had ever seen. Didn’t matter that it cost about the same as a used car; one look and you knew it was the future. Since then, Apple’s...

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This Play Dough Will Teach Your Kids All About Electricity

Ask a four-year-old how an electrical circuit works, and you’ll get a blank stare in return. Ask a four-year-old how to make the eyes on her monsters light up, and they’ll happily plug an LED into a block of conductive dough while explaining that electricity is making it happen. Children can grasp...

Gear / News - 1 year ago

How to Watch Apple’s WWDC Keynote

GABRIELLE LURIE/AFP/Getty Images) GABRIELLE LURIE/AFP/Getty Images) Later this morning, Apple lifts the lid its Worldwide Developers Conference, the annual showcase for all the new and shiny things churned out of Cupertino. The event kicks off at 10 am Pacific (1 pm Eastern) with a keynote...

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WWDC 2017 Liveblog: Siri, iPads, MacBooks and More

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HP Envy 34 Curved All-in-One Review: It's fast, and it makes a statement

Very few computers make a statement just by sitting on top of your desk. HP’s latest update of the Envy 34 all-in-one is one of them. A major revamp of the previous generation of the Envy 34, this latest iteration rearranges the components by detaching the CPU from the back of the screen and putting...

Gear / News - 1 year ago

WWDC 2017: What's Coming at Apple's Big Spring Fling

You can always tell when Apple's WWDC developer shindig is nigh. Just follow the leaks. A few months before Tim Cook and his executives take the stage to show off what Apple's software teams have been building for the last year, whispers start to trickle out. The leaks start really flowing a few we...

Gear / News - 1 year ago

Make the Most Out of Amazon Echo and Google Home

So, you’re hosting a dinner and a dispute arises about the pre–Twin Peaks work of Mädchen Amick. Your AI sidekick will settle it in a flash, right? With the internet at its fingertips, you would think so. We put Google Home and Alexa to the test, challenging them with real questions from a real tri...

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Skype Hopes Its Redesign Takes It Beyond Video Chat

Skype's been in a strange place for the past few years. On one hand, it launched way back in 2003, counts 300 million monthly users, and qualifies as a staple of internet communication. Skype long ago became a verb, and once that happens, you've won. On the other hand, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger,...

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How a Supreme Court Ruling on Printer Ink Bolsters Your Digital Rights

There's a reason everyone hates printers. They break, jam, and always run out of cyan ink—which, inexplicably, also breaks them. Even when they work, toner costs so much you have to give up avocado toast for a month to buy more. As Matthew Inman, one of the great poets of his time, famously said: "...

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Nest Cam IQ: Specs, Price, Release Date

Few smart home gadgets command the popularity of the Nest Cam, an all-seeing, all-knowing in-home camera system. People used it to spy on their babysitters and house cleaners, capture unexpected moments like a baby's first steps, or watch over their homes while out of town. Today, the original Nest...

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Dojo: A Pebble-Shaped Gizmo That Helps Keep Your Smart Home Secure

If the future looks anything like what sci-fi shows have promised, then the smart home will soon do everything for us. For better or worse, we can already talk to our refrigerators, control the temperature or lighting with our smartphones, yell "Hey, Alexa" into the void to order groceries or cue u...

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Intel Core i9 CPU Has 18 Cores, 36 Threads, And Is Built For the Future

In recent years, the rollout of desktop processors has felt a bit stale. You generally know what you’re going to get: a little more power, a little more efficiency. And while Intel’s latest update doesn’t reinvent the chip, it does provide obscene horsepower at a time when that’s increasingly all t...