Category Archives: Gadgets

Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow

Tesla's troubles with media reports on working conditions and union organizing took a hard right turn on Monday. In response to Reveal's report on Tesla's workplace safety, the auto manufacturer accused the Pulitzer-finalist of being "an extremist or…

The best portable vaporizer

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Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $70 on ELAC B6 bookshelf speakers

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Facebook is just crazy enough to make its own processors

Facebook is forming a team to build its own semiconductors, according to job listings and sources that spoke to Bloomberg. The social media company would be joining other tech titans that have recently invested in building their own chips, from Googl…

Google Chrome may now support Oculus Rift

An eagle-eyed Redditor may have just discovered that Oculus Rift is now supported in the latest stable version of Google Chrome. You'll have to do a little menu legwork to set it up by tracking down a setting in Chrome's flags, but the browser can su…

Sonos will sell red, yellow and green One speakers for a limited time

Sonos speakers, for the most part, have been limited to two shades, black and white, which is a result of the brand's desire for its devices to blend in with the home rather than stand out. Well those looking for a little bit of color now have their…

New Boosted Boards have more affordable shortboard and better batteries

Jeff Dunn

Boosted has announced a quartet of new electric skateboards, including a refresh of its popular Dual+ longboard and its first-ever shortboard.

The four skateboards are really just two form factors with two variants. There are two new longboards, the Boosted Plus and higher-end Boosted Stealth, and two shortboards, the Boosted Mini S and upgraded Boosted Mini X.

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Pros and cons: Our verdict on Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018)

We loved Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, but if you want the added functionality of a convertible, the X1 Yoga might be for you. Just like Lenovo's other Yoga machines, it has a hinge that lets you twist the screen a full 360 degrees, letting you us…

Google’s latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need

Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't really meant for newcomers when you had to supply your own Raspberry Pi and other must-haves. It'll be much easier to ge…

Google made an AR microscope that can help detect cancer

In a talk given today at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting, Google researchers described a prototype of an augmented reality microscope that could be used to help physicians diagnose patients. When pathologists are analyzi…