Gadgets

Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream have made untethered VR the norm for Android devices. Mobile VR devices like the Pico Neo CV that track users as they roam around a room, however, are something a bit more special. Pico’s Neo CV is similar to devices like the HTC Vive in that it offers true untethered VR with six degrees of ... Read More »

Verizon jacks phone upgrade fees from $20 up to $30

If there’s one thing Verizon loves to do, it’s bouncing around the cost of its smartphone upgrade fee. After Verizon introducing a $20 upgrade fee in April 2016, it’s now raising the cost even further. Whenever you swap out your existing phone—whether through a straight-up purchase or a monthly payment plan with the carrier—Verizon adds $30 to your bill. Verizon will refund ... Read More »

Uber offers cities ‘anonymized’ ride data

Uber Technologies is offering data from trips on its ride-hailing platform to city officials, planners and policymakers to help them better understand traffic patterns and improve investments in infrastructure. The move will likely win Uber goodwill with city officials, even as the company has resisted other bids for data by some cities. New York, for example, wants to collect trip ... Read More »

Thieves swipe two of Razer’s mind-blowing PC hardware prototypes from the CES floor

Razer had a strong showing at CES 2017 with two particularly interesting PC prototypes: Projects Valerie and Ariana. Unfortunately, at least one person—possibly more—was a little too interested in Razer’s activity at CES. Company CEO Min-Liang Tan announced on Facebook Monday morning that two of Razer’s prototypes were stolen from the company’s CES booth. Further reading: The weird, wild, and ... Read More »

Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

Ooma, one of the biggest names in VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service, is expanding into the DIY home security market. Ooma Telo owners will soon be able to install motion, door/window, and/or flood sensors in their homes, and add a new tier of service that provides home security monitoring. “The Ooma Telo is essentially a Linux computer that ... Read More »

EVGA’s SC-15 laptop woos gamers with a glorious 120Hz G-Sync display

EVGA shocked the world when it revealed the no-compromises SC-17 gaming laptop—the company’s first-ever notebook—at last year’s CES. This year, EVGA’s following it up with the SC-15, a slightly smaller gaming laptop that learned some lessons from its larger sibling. In fact, the 15-inch (hence the name) SC-15 largely resembles the 17-inch SC-17 at first glance, sporting the same sleek ... Read More »

How In Win wowed us with the cool cases it showed at CES

In Win makes some of the coolest PC cases on the planet, and we saw some of the latest at CES 2017 in Las Vegas Dig the D-Frame 2.0 EKWB edition. If its shiny framework weren’t tempting enough, version 2.0 adds special mounting points for cooling hardware, like the EK Water Blocks we saw. The 303 Type C is a ... Read More »

iBuypower’s Snowblind case will make your PC look absolutely insane for a very low price

Most trade show tech demos never actually wind up as retail products. But that won’t be the case for iBuypower’s mesmerizing Project Snowblind case, which will go on sale next month. Did you see the video above? Look at it! Snowblind is nuts. The concept, which iBuypower developed with help from Intel, takes a transparent LCD display typically used in ... Read More »

EVGA’s SC-15 laptop woos gamers with a glorious 120Hz G-Sync display

EVGA shocked the world when it revealed the no-compromises SC-17 gaming laptop—the company’s first-ever notebook—at last year’s CES. This year, EVGA’s following it up with the SC-15, a slightly smaller gaming laptop that learned some lessons from its larger sibling. In fact, the 15-inch (hence the name) SC-15 largely resembles the 17-inch SC-17 at first glance, sporting the same sleek ... Read More »

How In Win wowed us with the cool cases it showed at CES

In Win makes some of the coolest PC cases on the planet, and we saw some of the latest at CES 2017 in Las Vegas Dig the D-Frame 2.0 EKWB edition. If its shiny framework weren’t tempting enough, version 2.0 adds special mounting points for cooling hardware, like the EK Water Blocks we saw. The 303 Type C is a ... Read More »