These antique phones are precious, private Alexa vessels

Amazon’s Alexa may be in ten thousand different devices now, but they all have one other thing in common: they’re new. So for those of us that prefer old things but still want...

Cheap Internet of Things gadgets betray you even after you toss them in the...

You may think that the worst you’ll risk by buying a bargain-bin smart bulb or security camera will be a bit of extra trouble setting it up or a lack of settings. But...

Here are Apple’s new ads for the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Apple just released not one, not two but three new ads for its new devices — the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2. They all tout...

The Freewrite Traveler offers distraction-free writing for the road

If you’ve ever tried to write something long – a thesis, a book, or a manifesto outlining your disappointment in the modern technocracy and your plan to foment violent revolution – you know...
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Pokemon Go prompts Saudi Arabian clerics to renew fatwa against franchise

The game's references to evolution have not gone down well in Saudi Arabia. Sean Hollister/CNET In light of the exploding popularity of Pokemon Go, Saudi Arabia's top clerics have renewed a decade-and-a-half old fatwa against the...

Latch raises $70M for its apartment smart lock system

Latch announced this morning that it has raised $70 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Brookfield Ventures, the investment arm of Brookfield Asset Management. As part of the deal, Brookfield...

How Adidas and Carbon are changing the sneaker supply chain

While the Adidas Futurecraft 4D shoes are cool looking sneakers, the story behind those shoes is even more interesting. The sportswear company has partnered with Carbon to design a new kind of...

Extras for bringing the fun at summer festivals

Makula Dunbar Contributor More posts by this contributor Extras for bringing the fun at summer festivals The best Amazon Prime Day deals you can still grab Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers...

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