Tag: Gadgets

Rock ‘n Play recall: 7 safe devices to help your baby sleep

This article was originally published on WorkingMother.com. For many new parents, the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper is essential for soothing babies into snooze mode. But it’s not safe for sleeping, as evidenced by the stringent warnings issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the past week. These […]

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Techathlon podcast: Supervillains vs. CEOs, streaming stats, and the week’s biggest tech news

You probably have a lot to do this week getting ready for Avenger’s: Endgame. You have to do those final crunches to get ready for a weekend you’re about to spend wearing Spandex. You have to artfully dodge those calls from the credit-card company who want you to start paying off that life-sized replica of […]

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Three superb noise-cancelling headphones for traveling

The relentless hum of bus tires and airplane engines will make you yearn for silence. Noise-­canceling headphones use built-in mics to listen to your environment, then generate audio waves that nuke background clamor. These ’phones offer increasing levels of control over what reaches your eardrums. 1. Good The Panasonic RP-HD605N headphones tap two sets of […]

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Students Develop A ‘Watch’ That Comes With A Built-In Epinephrine Shot

If you’re someone who suffers from adverse allergic reactions, like to peanuts or bee-stings, for example, then having an EpiPen on your person could be the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, these devices aren’t the easiest to carry around, meaning that you could lose them, or if they’re in a bag, they might be […]

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Last week in tech: Fancy cars, folded smartphones, and robot dogs pulling a truck

Folding smartphones, you were supposed to be the next big thing. You came along and promised a pocket-friendly design with a screen big enough to make watching Quentin Tarantino movies on a flight really awkward for everyone sitting around you. The Galaxy Fold was your leader but already has fallen from grace. This week’s tech […]

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Smartphone camera flashes are terrible because they don’t really flash

Smartphone camera flashes have a bad reputation—and it’s well-earned. No matter how hard companies try to bolster their on-camera illumination, the results come out smeary, oddly-colored, and often kinda blurry. Why are these smartphone flashes so bad? Well, mainly because they don’t really flash. Typical smartphone flashes use LED bulbs. They are relatively bright—at least […]

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PlayStation 5, Microsoft’s answer to AirPods, and the rest of the current tech rumors

It’s fun to speculate about tech rumors, especially when they apply to the products we use every day. But, every rumor is different. Some are likely true, while others are little more than desperate clickbait. On this page, we plan to keep a running tab of the most popular rumors in the tech world and […]

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Some Oculus Touch Controllers Were Shipped With Hidden Messages

Facebook-owned Oculus has confirmed that “tens of thousands” of its Touch controllers were shipped with hidden messages inscribed on internal components. These messages were only supposed to be easter eggs on internal prototypes but they ended up making their way on non-prototype editions that were shipped to customers. Advertising Facebook’s head of VR product Nate […]

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