Amazon’s Echo devices get redesign on the way to world domination

Amazon’s products are the minivans of the devices world. They’re plastic-encased, utilitarian and sometimes ugly. But they work, are inexpensive and can take a beating. Parents love them. In comparison,


Oculus Connect 2018: Everything that was announced

The fifth Oculus Connect developer conference is underway in San Jose, California this week. Besides being a place for VR developers to meet up and discuss the future of immersive


Fitbit Charge 3 vs. Versa: Which is the best fitness tracker?

  When it comes to fitness trackers, there are plenty of Fitbit options to choose from. For pure fitness trackers, there’s the Alta HR and Charge 3, or for smartwatches,


Consumers no longer think voice assistants are mediocre

  It’s been a rough start for voice assistants. Not too long ago, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa were buggy and didn’t know the answer to plenty of obvious questions.

Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $80 off Apple Watch, $200 Samsung Gear S3 now live

2018 may finally be the year you trade in your analog watch for something a little smarter. Over the last few years, wearable devices from companies like Apple, Fitbit and


The Apple Watch ECG detected something strange about my heart rhythm

When I first started testing out the new EKG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 — available Thursday via the free Watch OS 5.1.2 software upgrade — the last


Alexa, be afraid

‘What was your favorite thing today?’   I heard the question from at least five different Amazon executives last month in Seattle, when the online megaretailer introduced us to about


Apple now sells the new Beddit 3.5 sleep monitor for $150

On Friday, Apple released the new Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor. It’s the first sleep tracker Apple has launched with Beddit since it acquired the company in 2017. The Beddit Sleep


Fitbit Charge 3 has arrived: Here’s what’s different vs. Versa

Sliding into an October already full of watches and wearables, the Fitbit Charge 3 — which hits stores today, starting at $149 (£130, AU$230) — promises to be the company’s best


Tribeca Film Fest’s VR mascot was a creepy living doll

  This year’s mascot of Tribeca Immersive was a creepy living doll that meandered around the room projecting light in people’s eyes. At the very least, it made the prospect