Motorola takes the Hint and improves its headset -- somewhat

Motorola takes the Hint and improves its headset -- somewhat

The Moto Hint Bluetooth headset was designed as an accompaniment to the second-gen Moto X. It's got a lot of good features -- but may not be competitive, despite its lower price.

08/25/15

Review: Ditto gives your phone good vibrations

Review: Ditto gives your phone good vibrations

A small but efficient gadget called Ditto offers an unobtrusive way to be notified of calls, texts and emails.

08/19/15

Review: The Clip & Talk headset is easy to get attached to

Review: The Clip & Talk headset is easy to get attached to

A new Bluetooth headset called the Clip & Talk comes with a clip for handy carrying, an on-board USB plug and an SD card slot.

07/29/15

ZTE Axon: A new flagship for the prepaid market

ZTE Axon: A new flagship for the prepaid market

ZTE is upping the ante with the Axon, a new high-end Android phone that comes with strong audio and visual features.

07/14/15

Hands on: The Huawei P8 lite -- unlocked, inexpensive, and not bad

Hands on: The Huawei P8 lite -- unlocked, inexpensive, and not bad

The Huawei P8 lite is a mid-level unlocked Android phone that offers good features for a reasonable price.

06/03/15

Will leather and a cool camera win the smartphone war for LG?

Will leather and a cool camera win the smartphone war for LG?

The LG G4 Android smartphone has a number of upgrades, but the company is emphasizing both its high-end camera technology and the elegance of a leather case. Is this enough to push LG ahead of competitors such as Samsung?

04/29/15

Hands on: Plantronics' Explorer 500 Bluetooth headset adds a new loop

Hands on: Plantronics' Explorer 500 Bluetooth headset adds a new loop

Plantronic's reasonably-priced Explorer 500 Bluetooth headset offers good quality audio and an innovative strap that acts as both a charging cable and carry loop.

04/10/15

Singing the No-More-Swappable-Smartphone-Batteries blues

Singing the No-More-Swappable-Smartphone-Batteries blues

Smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S 6 are becoming even lighter and slimmer than before. To accommodate this, some features -- such as removable batteries -- are going the way of the hardware keypad. But is that necessarily a...

03/02/15

The smartphone race is on: HTC's One M9 vs. Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

The smartphone race is on: HTC's One M9 vs. Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

The first Android smartphones for 2015 are being introduced; HTC's One M9 and Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge offer better cameras, more features and a great sense of style.

03/01/15

First look: The new Moto E -- a better, still affordable phone

First look: The new Moto E -- a better, still affordable phone

Motorola's new Moto E, the discount version of its Moto X smartphone, adds a front-facing camera, additional storage, a larger display and Android Lollipop.

02/25/15

Hands on: Joomla tries a CMS for non-developers

Hands on: Joomla tries a CMS for non-developers

Open-source CMS Joomla.com is now available as a hosting platform for new users. It offers a wide variety of options -- perhaps more than most newbies can handle.

01/29/15

Gadget watch: The HTC Re and the Narrative Clip track your life's images

Gadget watch: The HTC Re and the Narrative Clip track your life's images

A new category of camera is helping users to track their lives in images without having to pull out a smartphone -- or even manually take a photo.

01/16/15

Are you ready for a world with drones?

Are you ready for a world with drones?

Drones with cameras have taken to the skies, and the pilots will range from consumers and photographers through fire fighters and governments. How will we react?

01/07/15

Will the Internet of Things happen if most of us can't afford it?

Will the Internet of Things happen if most of us can't afford it?

CES is full of new members of the Internet of Things. But is it a new technological movement or simply a group of luxury items?

01/06/15

YotaPhone 2: Are two displays better than one?

YotaPhone 2: Are two displays better than one?

The YotaPhone 2 offers users both an LCD screen and an e-ink screen -- along with a hefty price.

12/05/14

Hands on: Trying out the new Moto X -- is bigger necessarily better?
First Look

Hands on: Trying out the new Moto X -- is bigger necessarily better?

The new Motorola Moto X Android smartphone has a bigger and brighter display, additional voice abilities and a number of new features.

09/05/14

Samsung walks the edge: Introducing the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung walks the edge: Introducing the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung has introduced three new devices, including a new version of its Galaxy Note 4 phablet and the Gear VR virtual reality headset. But it's the new Galaxy Note Edge that may be the winner here.

09/03/14

Barnes & Noble partners with Samsung to produce a reborn Nook

Tablets have become an accepted part of our households; they are the way we check email, surf the Web, watch videos and check in with our friends. However, unlike smartphones, which sometimes seem to go out of date only months...

08/20/14

One phone, two flavors: Android or Windows Phone. The start of a new trend?

At today's announcement of the HTC One (M8) for Windows, it was pointed out that this was the first time that a phone was available for two completely different operating systems. Which is, indeed, an interesting development. The...

08/19/14

Amazon's new Fire Phone -- and razor blades

Remember the razor/razor-blade model of sales? The idea is that in order to make real money, you don't sell an expensive razor -- you sell the razor cheap or even give it away, and then make your money on the razor blades that the...

08/06/14

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