Tag Archive: Lets


The Amazon Alexa app now lets you use Alexa voice commands

Alexa’s latest home is the Alexa app.

Up until now, Alexa‘s presence on Android has been a bit confusing. Phones like the Huawei Mate 9, HTC U11, and Moto X4 have the assistant built right into them, and last summer, Amazon rolled out Alexa to the Amazon Shopping app. Now, Alexa is getting a more fitting home inside of, well, the Alexa app.

The Alexa app has been a free download on Android since the  [Read More…]

Build your own computer maker Kano now lets kids build their own cameras

Kano wants to teach kids how cameras work next!

My favorite pieces of kid tech over the last two years have come from the folks at Kano. This team is dedicated to teaching kids how electronics work through a combined hardware and software approach, and the results in my household are undeniable.

This week at CES the Kano team is showing off their next big kid, the Camera Kit. Like the computer kits, this new setup is  [Read More…]

This $11 wireless charger lets you end the nightmare of finding your cable in the dark

Step into the future of charging, today.

The days of plugging in our phones everytime they need to be charged are quickly becoming a thing of the past, and it’s great. Wireless charging is easier (most of the time), and recently it’s become far more affordable. As long as you have a compatible phone, like a new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, or even a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or LG G6, all you need is the  [Read More…]

From The Editor’s Desk: Let’s gush about Star Wars

2017 wasn’t supposed to be this complicated, but at least it’s ending on a high note.

It’s been a busy fall, so I kind of forgot that back in October when tickets went on sale, I snatched up a couple of Thursday evening IMAX 3D tickets to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Like most of you, I don’t go out to movies as often as I used to — somewhat due to rising costs but mainly due  [Read More…]

Facebook now lets you snooze annoying posts from your friends for 30 days

Also works with Pages and groups.

Facebook is one of the best ways for staying in touch with friends and family members, but as anyone who jumps on the service from time to time knows, there are always those people that don’t know when to stop posting. Whether they’re re-sharing countless videos or refuse to keep quiet during an election season, Facebook’s got your back with a new snooze option.

If there’s a friend, group, or Page  [Read More…]

The LOFT portable battery case lets Google Home escape from the home

If you’ve always wanted your Google Home to be a little more portable, this’ll take care of that.

Sure, pretty much everything that’s baked into Google Home is already in your perfectly portable smartphone. Google Assistant. Music. Podcasts. Answers for all of the world’s questions. But let’s face it, even the best smartphone speakers suck compared to Google Home.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just take your Google Home outside, without needing an extension cord?  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags in your main feed

Stay up to date with all of your interests.

Hashtags have been a part of Instagram since forever, and as fun as it is to look up #cats or #pugs, they’ve always required extra work on the user’s part. Adding hashtags to your own posts is easy enough, but if you actually want to look at other photos/videos using certain hashtags, you need to head to the Discover page and manually search for them.

Today, that ends  [Read More…]

Humble Mobile Bundle lets you get 11 Android games for $5

Includes Alto’s Adventure, Pug’s Quest, FRAMED 2, and more.

Ever since 2010, Humble Bundle has been the best way to buy awesome video games at excellent prices will helping to support even more awesome charities at the same time. The latest Humble Mobile Bundle is here, and it’s filled with a heap of awesome independent Android games that are all worth checking out.

As usual with Humble Bundle, there are a few different tiers that you can  [Read More…]

The $350 Ring security kit lets you monitor your home in real time from anywhere

Take advantage of this deal on Ring’s do-it-yourself home security system that includes live video monitoring!

The Ring home security kit is down to $ 349.99 at Best Buy. This kit was $ 500 at Best Buy yesterday, and that’s the price it goes for at other retailers. This drop is one of the best we’ve ever seen.

The home security kit comes with the Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Chime, and two stick up cameras. Bought individually, the kit  [Read More…]

The POWERUP Dart lets you create and control the ultimate paper airplane

Take to the skies with the POWERUP Dart, a paper airplane you can control with your smartphone.

Phones and drones are by far my favorite pieces of tech — they go together perfectly like peanut butter and jelly. So it was pretty easy to get excited about the POWERUP Dart. It combines the simplicity of a paper airplane with a sophisticated Bluetooth-enabled motor and rudder that lets you take control using a smartphone app.

It’s  [Read More…]