Gadgets

Fitbit-Style Activity Trackers Could Do More Harm Than Good, Finds Study

HIGHLIGHTS Study was conducted on school pupils aged between 13 and 14 years Fitbit’s community element introduced negative feelings of self Competition was an external pressure rather than internal motivator Wearable activity trackers such as Fitbit could be doing more harm than good in encouraging young teenagers to exercise, a study suggests. Over decades, physical activity interventions targeted at young people in ... Read More »

T-Mobile’s Revvl: Specs, features, pros and cons of T-Mobile’s budget phone

When we think of smartphone brands, Samsung, LG, and Apple generally come to mind, not T-Mobile. But the Un-Carrier wants to change that perception with the launch of a new budget phone, the Revvl. T-Mobile isn’t the first carrier to launch a branded smartphone, but the Revvl is more compelling than the typical carrier phone. Here are a few things we ... Read More »

Galaxy S8 battery life tips: How to control battery drain

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two of the best Android smartphones available, but if you’re going to get any use out of features like Bixby Voice and Samsung’s stellar camera, you’ll want to implement a few power-saving strategies. Fortunately, Samsung bundled in a helpful power-saving mode to keep the Galaxy S8’s battery steadily pumping throughout the day. We’ll teach ... Read More »

Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal weatherman?

Weather Station as our top pick in this category. The Netatmo kit—the base package plus the wind and rain gauges—remains our recommendation for smart-home enthusiasts. Everyone has their own morning routine. Some of us go for a run, others get the kids ready for school, some just want to know if it will be smooth sailing during their rush-hour commute. The ... Read More »

ShopClues to enter unboxed gadgets segment, eyes doubling GMV

Online marketplace ShopClues is entering the unboxed and refurbished electronic gadgets category and targets doubling its gross merchandise value with a customer count of 9 million by the end of this fiscal. The company aims to organise the mostly unstructured category of used and unboxed electronics, it said. “With a focus on the ‘re-new’ gadgets category, ShopClues is structuring the ... Read More »

Amazon is solving our cable management problems today for less than $7

Today’s deal addresses one of the biggest problems in the lives of most PCusers: cable management. Amazon is currently selling 100 Velcro Brand hook and loop black ties for $6.09. The ties measure 8 inches long by 0.5-inch wide. While the ties come at a set length, it’s easy to cut them to smaller lengths when necessary. If you’re building your own PC, ... Read More »

Facepalm: Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs won’t work with today’s motherboards

Get ready to facepalm, Intel fans. The company’s upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs apparently won’t work with existing stocks of motherboards, a manufacturer confirmed on Wednesday. In a Twitter post by Asrock last Saturday, the company flat-out said the new CPU won’t work with today’s motherboards. When asked by Evan Jensen “…will the Z270 Supercarrier get support for the upcoming @intel ... Read More »

RCA Skybar amplified indoor HDTV antenna review: A digital TV antenna in a sound bar’s clothing

RCA’s Skybar amplified indoor HDTV antenna is tech chameleon, blending into your entertainment center with absolutely no effort. It’s designed to look like a speaker sound bar, a goal it performs so well that someone at a recent family gathering asked me what brand of sound bar I was using (I don’t own one). The RCA Skybar measures 32 inches ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Now Supports SBI Debit Cards as Well

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Pay was launched in India in March this year It is now available for SBI debit cards Samsung has announced a Rs. 500 cashback offer as well Samsung and SBI have announced Samsung Pay support for SBI debit cards to expand the benefits of digital payments to more smartphone users in India. Higher variants of SBI debit cards ... Read More »

Galaxy Note8: Everything we know about Samsung’s next flagship phablet

The late-summer launch of the Galaxy Note phablet is always a big event for Samsung, but there’s even more attention on this year’s release. In case you’ve forgotten, the Galaxy Note7 was an epic fail for Samsung, resulting in a massive recall after devices began exploding around the world. Since then, however, Samsung has been on a roll, launching the highly acclaimed Galaxy ... Read More »