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10 ‘smart’ gadgets that are just plain dumb

A smart salt dispenser? As manufacturers rush to get the next new smart item out there, we wonder if all these new inventions are really necessary. Here’s a list of 10 of the quirkiest home smart gadgets available. The post 10 ‘smart’ g.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsAug 12th, 2017

A word processing software for wannabe novelists

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Microsoft Word may be the 800-pound gorilla of word processors, but that doesn't necessarily make it the best. It’s slow, bloated, and expens.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News29 min. ago

Keep the nighttime scaries away with this glowing, dino-shaped gadget

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Pets are great. Nightlights are also great. What would you get if they mated? The Dino Pet: the world’s first bioluminescent “pet.̶.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News29 min. ago

Get 15% off Adobe Creative Cloud with our exclusive deal

A special deal on Adobe's full suite of premium software, exclusively for TechRadar readers. We’ve teamed up with Adobe to offer you a special 15% discount on Creative Cloud membership. You'll pay just $42.46/£42.46 each month.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News29 min. ago

Take $40 off the durable, water-resistant Beats Tour2 in-ear headphones

The Beats Tour2 in-ear headphones are durable and water-resistant, making them the perfect solution for listening to music during workouts and other activities. For a limited time, you can score the Tour2 headphones for just $50 after a $40 discount......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News57 min. ago

WhatsApp now supports coloured text statuses like Facebook

Today, WhatsApp officially announced its support for text-based statuses with coloured backgrounds. This new feature has already started rolling out to the latest versions of the popular messaging app for both Android and iOS. WhatsApp has just.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 4 min. ago

Cambridge Cancer Genomics offers a better way to gauge effective cancer treatments

 John Cassidy’s family has been at the forefront of cancer research for three generations now. The Cambridge-educated co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of cancer diagnostics company Cambridge Cancer Genomics was just following in his.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 13 min. ago

Get 15% off Adobe Creative Cloud

A special deal on Adobe's full suite of premium software, exclusively for TechRadar readers. We’ve teamed up with Adobe to offer you a special 15% discount on Creative Cloud membership. You'll pay just $42.46/£42.46 each month.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

Samsung launches Bixby worldwide

It seems like yesterday when Samsung announced the launch of its smart voice assistant, Bixby — OK, I jest, it was ages ago. But after several delays, we can now finally say Bixby is globally available, as Samsung just announced its launch in m.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

Who knew watching trees getting a trim could be so peaceful

This machine made out of scraps, can trim your tree like a pro. It has wheels to move it up and down and a chainsaw to cut off the branches.  We're not sure if it's smart enough to know when to stop or when to come down the tree, but it's a clev.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 36 min. ago

FreedomPop asks just $50 for a year’s worth of mobile service. Really

Tired of paying more than $50 per month for your mobile service? How about paying $50 per year instead? That's FreedomPop's new plan, which includes texts, minutes, and 1GB of data. All for less than a single monthly payment with other networks. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 49 min. ago

Well, I crunched the numbers and our economy is ruined because you all just HAD to look at the eclipse

Well, this is just freaking great, you guys. I just crunched the numbers on how much the eclipse cost America in productivity and it is WAY worse than we predicted.  Way to go everyone: the country is economically ruined! I hope everyone's happy.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

These smart rings let you make color-specific music on any surface

'Sprecdrums' are app-connected rings that lets you assign different sounds to different colors. This allows the user to "play" their surroundings.  Read more...More about Music, Color, Ring, Sound, and Instruments Musical 'Sprecdrums' are app-c.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

Google might be working on Assistant-powered, smart headphones

According to the information from the latest beta of the company's Google app, extracted by 9to5Google, Google might be planning to launch smart, Assistant-equipped headphones.  SEE ALSO: Google writes a $50 million check to prep the world's wor.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

SNES Classic gets a trailer and a new feature even though like 10 people will actually get one

Amazon and Best Buy kicked off pre-orders for the Super NES Classic in the wee morning hours of Tuesday. You probably missed it. You'll always miss it. These things weren't meant to be owned by the mainstream. And yet. Here we have not just a new.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 13 min. ago

Latch adds HomeKit-approved smart lock to its enterprise suite

 Enterprise-grade smart lock startup Latch has added a third product to its portfolio. The ‘Latch C’ is notable as its first smart lock to be certified to work with Apple’s HomeKit. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 37 min. ago

Just $9.99 Right Now For a 3-Pack of 6-foot Lightning/Micro USB Combo Cables - Deal Alert

Sync and charge iOS & Android devices with this generous 6-foot lightning/micro USB combo cable, available right now as a 3-pack, discounted to $9.99. Features a durable stainless steel connector, and a tangle-free nylon braided cord. The company.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News3 hr. 12 min. ago

Survey: Parents are maybe not great role models when it comes to texting and driving

 A new survey by EverQuote, a venture-backed online insurance marketplace, has some good news for parents, and some bad. The good news: in a just-published study commissioned by Everquote and carried out by the survey platform Pollfish, 55 perce.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 20 min. ago

IBM, Kroger, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains

 IBM today announced that it is working with a consortium that includes Dole, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart to bring the benefit of blockchains to the food supply chain. IBM, just.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 20 min. ago

Cloud data management startup Druva raises $80M

 An ongoing trend among businesses to put more of their data into the cloud — bringing ever more smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices on to their networks — is driving a lot of business to startups that are building smart.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 20 min. ago

Android through the ages: Cupcake, Oreo and everything in between

Android has become the most widely used OS in the world. We chart its rise. Android has the largest install base of any operating system, mobile or desktop. And it's not just in phones and tablets: smart TVs, cars and smartwatches are all.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News3 hr. 49 min. ago