It only took one day - one freaking day! - for someone to capitalise on the bizarre news that Apple's $499 HomePod, the speaker that isn't so smart but sounds pretty great, might wreck your wood furniture. That someone is gadget accessories maker Pad and Quill, and we are just as blown away/totally unsurprised as you are.
Ben Affleck's time as Batman has had highs, but it's mostly been defined by the endless discussion about just how done he is with the Bat-mantle, and how long it will be until he announces his exit from the role. Which honestly makes this new statue a perfect collectible for the Batfleck era.
A new Star Wars film is rapidly approaching us - which means that a whole wave of toys and merchandise is approaching us even faster, ready to bring all the characters and moments of Solo: A Star Wars Story into plastic things you can buy. Ahead of New York Toy Fair later this week, we've got a special first look at just a few out-of-this-world figures.
While it produces fantastic audio, Apple's new HomePod smart speaker has also annoyed early users with obtuse software limitations, a lack of real Bluetooth connectivity, and missing multi-room playback support that won't come until later this year. And now there's one more irritation to add to that list, as it seems the HomePod can damage your wood furniture.
With Rocket League having already arrived on the Nintendo Switch, Psyonix and Mattel have teamed up to create the second most portable version of the game. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals set brings Rocket League into the real world with a pair of tiny RC cars you use to knock a giant ball into your opponent's net.
Police in West Yorkshire, England are rolling out mobile fingerprint scanners to instantly identify criminal suspects and people "experiencing a medical emergency". Two hundred and fifty mobile devices are being deployed in West Yorkshire, and the British government says the tech will come to 20 police departments across the country by the end of this year. The scanners remotely check a person's fingerprint against criminal and immigration databases, which experts say bypass safeguards against police overreach. The process takes less than one minute.
I bet you own a few cords. You might have so many cords that they burst out behind your TV stand or below your desk. Play video games for any length of time and you'll acquire all sorts of cords you don't know what to do with. For just a few bucks you can rein that mess in though and make some sense of the cyberpunk sprawl lurking behind your TV or monitor.
If you're living your life away from power outlets than at some point you'll need to invest in an external battery pack. Only not all batteries are the same. Aside from the various ports you might see on one, such as USB Type-A, micro USB or USB Type-C, it's also critical to consider the kind of power output your device requires if you want to actually juice up your laptop and phone.
If you saw that video of a robot skillfully opening a door yesterday, you might think that the robot uprising is just around the corner. But this new video of skiing robots falling on their faces might help you sleep at night. Or at least give you a good laugh.
Video: If you grew up in the '80s watching G.I. Joe and playing with the toys, you undoubtedly remember the Rattler, Cobra's workhorse fighter plane. The original toy version was powered by imagination, but Adam Woodworth's upgraded version - which actually flies - is instead powered by servos and ducted fan engines.
Video: Although clearly a clever artist in his own right, James Nolan Gandy shows that even the artistically-challenged can produce a masterpiece with some clever engineering. But just as impressive as Gandy's drawing machines is this timelapse of one in action that makes it appear to draw faster than it actually moves.
Last year, Samsung introduced an innovative new product to the TV buying public dubbed 'The Frame'. These Yves Behar-designed models attempt to make TV panels feel less like technology and more like art. Boasting a minimalist construction and ultra-thin bezels, each unit resembles a jumbo picture frame.
Originally only available in 55-inch and 65-inch iterations, you can now snap up a 43-inch model which is better suited for the bedroom (and kinder to your wallet). Here are the details.
As much as USB-C is a vast improvement over the USB connectors of yesteryear, we're still bummed that it replaced the MagSafe connector on the recent generation of Apple's MacBooks. We're not getting any less clumsy, but these magnetic breakaway plug adaptors look like they could ease the fear of tripping over our other power cables.
In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a "smart home." I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet: an Amazon Echo, my lights, my coffee maker, my baby monitor, my kid's toys, my vacuum, my TV, my toothbrush, a photo frame, a sex toy, and even my bed.
Google is bringing Nest back into the fold. Nest, known for it's slick thermostats and user-friendly security cameras, was acquired by Alphabet (then called Google) for $US3.2 billion ($4.1 billion) in 2014. Since then the company has grown - according to Geekwire it has more than quadrupled its staff, and it's rolled out a wide range of products, including cameras, an alarm system and a smart doorbell. Now the company, which Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz claims has shipped over 11 million devices to date, is being brought back into Google, and that means Google is about to get a lot more intimate with your home.