• The Best Free Password Managers of 2017

    The Best Free Password Managers of 2017

    If you're using lame passwords like 'password' or '123456', you're asking for trouble.The best password managers capture your credentials during account creation; when you change your password online, they offer to update the stored password for that site.
  • Touch-Free Trash Can Opens With a Voice Command

    Touch-Free Trash Can Opens With a Voice Command

    Simply say "open can" or "open sesame" to automatically lift the top and dump your refuse; say "close can" to shut it again, according to Engadget, which tested the bin on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Wave your hand over the embedded motion sensor to open and close the lid instead.
  • Ford Offers Amazon's Alexa in Cars

    Ford Offers Amazon's Alexa in Cars

    The integration, announced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will roll out in two phases.Starting later this month, Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap owners can remote start, lock or unlock doors, and get vehicle information from the comfort of their home using voice commands.
  • Securifi Service Kills Botnets Hijacking Your Devices

    Securifi Service Kills Botnets Hijacking Your Devices

    Available as an add-on to the Almond 3 Wi-Fi router, the service can automatically detect devices on your home network that are prone to Mirai-like botnet attacks.99 per month for a limited time, Almond 3 routers will detect if a network is compromised and—if it is—identify zombie devices participating in DDoS attacks.
  • Your Kids Will Probably Hate Comcast Digital Home

    Your Kids Will Probably Hate Comcast Digital Home

    Are your kids spending too much time on their smartphones, responding to snaps during dinner and video chatting when they should be doing homework?The feature will bundle network controls into the ISP's wireless gateways, which combine a Wi-Fi router, DOCSIS 3.
  • Is That Smoke? Nest, GE Team Up to Make Sure You Don't Burn Dinner

    Is That Smoke? Nest, GE Team Up to Make Sure You Don't Burn Dinner

    Well, good news: a new integration between GE and Nest can help make sure you don't ruin dinner—or burn down the house.Going forward, if you connect your Nest Protect with an Internet-connected GE oven, the smoke detector will keep tabs on what's cooking and shut things down if your meal starts to burn.
  • Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed Will Help You Snooze

    Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed Will Help You Snooze

    Just how smart is the Sleep Number 360?Speaking of pesky bedmates, another neat feature is that the Sleep Number 360 can tell if you, or your partner, is snoring.
  • US Customs System Outage Grounds Travelers

    US Customs System Outage Grounds Travelers

    A nationwide Customs and Border Protection system outage stranded thousands of travelers at airports on Monday.Folks trying to enter the US via a handful of cities were met with long lines and excessive delays as customs officers manually processed international passengers.
  • Lenovo Reveals Echo-Like 'Smart Assistant' Gadget

    Lenovo Reveals Echo-Like 'Smart Assistant' Gadget

    LAS VEGAS—Lenovo is jumping into the smart home market here with an Amazon Echo-like speaker known as the Smart Assistant.The gadget actually taps into the Amazon Alexa voice service, and is like "having your own digital assistant at home," Lenovo says, tipping options like checking traffic, ordering things from Amazon, and listening to music.
  • Control Your Smart Home Gadgets With Pint-Sized WeMo Mini

    Control Your Smart Home Gadgets With Pint-Sized WeMo Mini

    Belkin's WeMo brand today announced two new smart home products: a Mini Smart Plug and a Dimmer Light Switch.The $35 Mini (above) is a smart plug that connects dumb everyday household items to the WeMo app so you can control them from your phone or through voice commands.
  • Lenovo Reveals 'Legion' Gaming PCs, X1 Refresh

    Lenovo Reveals 'Legion' Gaming PCs, X1 Refresh

    LAS VEGAS—Lenovo is going big at CES, with new gaming laptops, updates to its business-focused ThinkPad X1 lineup, and a foray into smart home devices.Outside the Legion systems, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, and X1 Tablet are all being refreshed, and a new Miix model is on the way.
  • The Battle of Polytopia (for iPhone)

    The Battle of Polytopia (for iPhone)

    If that's the case, I recommend a trip to the therapist and, while you wait, a few rounds of The Battle of Polytopia.This charming iPhone game is a simple but still-challenging mobile take on classic strategy games such as Civilization and StarCraft II.
  • Tech That Will (Probably) Die in 2017

    Tech That Will (Probably) Die in 2017

    This time last year, I slapped on my prognosticator hat and attempted to guess which notable technologies, brands, and devices would (probably, and in some instances, hopefully) meet their demise in the following 12 months.And as you can see in the comments, all the readers were totally on board with this morbid experiment!
  • Mozilla Firefox Focus (for iPhone)

    Mozilla Firefox Focus (for iPhone)

    Enter Focus, a new browser for iOS from the Mozilla Foundation that does just that.If you do want to use Focus as a Safari content blocker, you have to go into the iPhone's Settings app, choose Safari, navigate to Content Blockers, and slide the Firefox Focus switch to enable it.
  • GSoDs Not BSoDs for Windows 10 Insiders

    GSoDs Not BSoDs for Windows 10 Insiders

    Anyone signed up to the Windows Insider program, allowing them to test preview builds of Windows 10, will be happy to hear the BSoD is disappearing.However, it doesn't mean Windows 10 can't crash, instead Insiders will start seeing a Green Screen of Death (GSoD).
  • Get Smart With Stacey: Prepping the Connected Home for New Owners

    Get Smart With Stacey: Prepping the Connected Home for New Owners

    If you have smart home questions you'd like me to answer, send an email to questions@iotpodcast.One is specific to WeMo and the other is generally about moving and trying to figure out what to do with your smart devices.
  • The 100 Best iPhone Apps of 2017

    The 100 Best iPhone Apps of 2017

    The returns are in, and we're declaring our slate of winning iPhone apps.Instead, the expert analysts here at PCMag have tested a vast number of apps, sorting the good from the bad, to come up with the enormous list of the 100 best iPhone apps that follows.
  • The Best Mobile Finance Apps of 2017

    The Best Mobile Finance Apps of 2017

    In every list of the best Android apps and the best iPhone apps, you'll always find a few personal finance apps.Specialty Finance AppsAs much as we love Mint, it's not the only personal finance app in the app stores.
  • Samsung Introduces Voice-Controlled Robot Vacuum

    Samsung Introduces Voice-Controlled Robot Vacuum

    Heads up, neat freaks: Samsung just announced a new robot vacuum that you can control with your voice, as long as you also own an Amazon Echo speaker.The POWERbot VR7000 stands at less than 4 inches tall and is 28 percent slimmer than previous Samsung robot vacuums.
  • Watch Tesla Autopilot Predict a Crash Seconds Before it Happens

    Watch Tesla Autopilot Predict a Crash Seconds Before it Happens

    When that happens, drivers will be able to sit back, relax, and concentrate on something other than driving their car.The fault here lies with the red car directly in front of the Tesla.