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Review
Humane’s Ai Pin Isn't Ready to Replace Your Phone, But One Day It Might

The Ai Pin is an ambitious device and blueprint for the future of mobile computing, but first-gen compromises keep it grounded in the present.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
Nothing’s Phone 2a Is the Most Compelling Budget Phone I’ve Ever Used

A combination of thoughtful design and savvy compromises helps the Phone 2a punch way above its weight.

ByJames Pero
Review
OnePlus Watch 2 Review: This Great Smartwatch Caught Me By Surprise

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 6 finally has a serious competitor.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
The PS5’s Official Wireless Earbuds Make Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Feel Even More Epic

The Pulse Explore wireless earbuds are the best way to experience Square Enix’s epic RPG sequel.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
The PlayStation Pulse Elite Is the Most Average PS5 Headset I’ve Ever Used

You’re a real gamer now.

ByShannon Liao
Review
Bose’s New Clip-On Ultra Open Earbuds Are Way More Comfortable Than AirPods

What’s an earclip, you ask?

ByJames Pero
Smartphones
I Found the Galaxy S24's Best AI Feature: Making Epic Slow-Mo Cat Videos

Samsung should just call it “Epic Cat Mode.”

ByRaymond Wong
Review
My Life-Changing Week With Apple Vision Pro

Raymond Wong gets hands-on — and then some — in this in-depth Apple Vision Pro review.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
OnePlus 12 Review: I Can't Find Anything Wrong With This Impressive Phone

The “flagship killer” is back in a big way.

ByRaymond Wong
Review
The Quest 3 Is the Most Immersive Xbox Experience I've Ever Had

What if VR headsets are actually just one big, loud, in-your-eyeballs screen for gaming?

ByJames Pero
Review
Atari’s Resurrected 2600+ Console Showed My Dad the Magic of Video Games

I had an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old try out Atari’s reissued 2600+ console. Guess which one had the most fun?

ByJames Pero
Review
Not Even Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio 2 Can Give Copilot Its Driver’s License

I married Microsoft’s top-of-the-line hardware with its top-of-the-line AI and the result wasn’t exactly a compelling next-gen experience.

ByJames Pero
Review
This 31-Mph Cargo E-Bike Is a Breakthrough For Commuting and Off-Roading

The UBCO Special Edition 2x2 is expensive, but it slots perfectly in between an e-bike and e-moto.

ByMichael Frank
Review
PlayStation Portal Is Like a Nintendo Switch — But You’re Chained To Your Desk

An awkward way to game.

ByShannon Liao
Review
Google Pixel Buds Pro Review: I Lost an Earbud, a SIM Card, and My Sanity

Lost earbuds, lodged SIM cards, and a whole lot of dropped charging cases.

ByJames Pero
Review
Google Pixel Watch 2 Review: A Better Smartwatch, But Not the Best

Google’s second-gen smartwatch has a lot of improvements, but Apple and Samsung still make the best smartwatches.

ByRaymond Wong
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Gear Guides

EVs
The 7 Best EVs From the New York Auto Show 2024

The year of electrification begins in New York — and with it a whole slew of innovations.

ByMichael Frank
EVs
7 Hidden Features in Rivian’s R2 That Have Us Excited For its Next EV

Let's give these supporting features the recognition they deserve.

ByJackson Chen
Tesla
5 Cybertruck Fails That Make Tesla’s EV Pickup Look an Off-Road Joke

There are some kinks to work out.

ByJackson Chen
Apple
7 New iOS 17.4 Features You Need To Try On Your iPhone ASAP

European Union users get the best features, though.

ByJackson Chen
MWC 2024
7 Futuristic Tech Concepts At MWC 2024 That Took Us By Surprise

Everything from robot dogs to smartphones that bend into bracelets.

ByJackson Chen
Apple
Why iPhone 15 Batteries Are Now Rated for 1,000 Charge Cycles

The European Union strikes again.

ByRaymond Wong
Apple Vision Pro
The 7 Best Apple Vision Pro Apps and Demos We’ve Seen So Far

Spatial vacuuming, 3D modeling, and even some AR skateboarding are making the case for Apple’s $3,500 spatial computer, the Vision Pro.

ByJames Pero
Apple Vision Pro
What Is the Apple Vision Pro’s Secret Wide Lightning Connector For?

What is the wide Lightning plug called? Why is it back? How mad is the EU?

ByRaymond Wong
Apple Vision Pro
Apple Vision Pro Unboxing: All the Secrets We Just Discovered

What comes in the box? How big is the box? Does the cable detach from the battery pack? And many details we just discovered about the Apple Vision Pro.

ByRaymond Wong
CES 2024
The 18 Best Tech Innovations From CES 2024 That Could Reshape Our Future

From AI pocket companions to transparent TVs to flying cars, CES 2024 offered a look into the near future.

ByRaymond Wong
AI
The 7 Most Important AI Gadgets You Need to Know About

2024 is going to be defined by what happens when AI software gets dedicated hardware.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
CES 2024
The 8 Coolest EV Innovations Announced at CES 2024

Gaming, #vanlife, and mixed reality are all coming to an EV near you.

ByMichael Frank
CES 2024
The 7 Most Eye-Popping Gaming Monitors From CES 2024

This year, CES 2024 had it all from excessively wide 8K displays to overkill refresh rates.

ByJackson Chen
CES 2024
The 8 Best Gaming Hardware Reveals From CES 2024

These are the new handhelds, controllers, giant displays, and more that caught our attention.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
CES 2024
The 8 Best Laptops Announced at CES 2024

Everything from a dual-screen device, beefy gaming machines, and even a hybrid Windows device that splits into an Android tablet.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
Guide
The 6 Tech Products We’re Most Excited for in 2024

From spatial computers to AI wearables to game consoles, 2024 is already looking packed with big product launches.

ByIan Carlos Campbell

Handhelds

Handhelds
This Game Boy Clone Plays PS1 and Nintendo DS Games on a Perfectly Square Screen

PowKiddy's TikTok-famous retro handheld now has a follow-up.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This iPhone-Sized Handheld Can Play Dreamcast, DS, and PSP Games

Another budget handheld, but in an even smaller form factor.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This Modder Turned a PS1 Controller Into One of the Weirdest Gaming Handhelds We’ve Seen

An interesting upcycle of a rare controller.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This Crypto-Mining Handheld Makes Me Want To Rage Quit

We’ve finally gone too far with the Game Boy remakes.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
A New GBA SP-Inspired Clamshell Handheld That Can Play Dreamcast and PSP Games Is Coming

Here comes the second wave of clamshell handhelds.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
A New Game Boy-Inspired Handheld That Can Play Dreamcast, DS, and PSP Games Is Coming

Anbernic’s popular RG35XX is getting a new model soon.

ByRaymond Wong
Handhelds
This Game Boy Advance SP-Inspired Handheld has Dual Joysticks and Plays PS1 Games

Clamshell handhelds are back on the menu.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This Drift-Proof Controller Turns Your Tablet Into a Nintendo-Inspired Gaming Handheld

Frankenstein your way into a Switch XL.

ByJackson Chen
Retrospective
7 Years Later, The Switch’s Best Feature Is Something Nintendo Got Right in 1980

If Nintendo’s smart, the Switch 2 will have this same feature, too.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
MWC 2024
This Gaming PC Stuffed Inside of a Controller Has a 215-Inch Screen

That is, a virtual display thanks to a pair of AR smart glasses.

ByJackson Chen
Retrospective
2 Years Ago, Valve Reinvented Handhelds by Borrowing From a Failed Controller

The Steam Deck’s many input methods are the best part of its design, which almost no other handheld PCs have tried to copy.

ByIan Carlos Campbell
Handhelds
This Leaked Gaming Handheld Has a Square Screen That’s Perfect for Game Boy Games

No more black bars on the side of your screen.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This PlayStation Portal Mod Turns Sony’s Streaming Device Into a Real Gaming Handheld

It's not just an extension of your PS5 anymore.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
This Steam Deck Alternative Has Dual Trackpads and Drift-Proof Joysticks

It looks like a Steam Deck, but there are some key differences.

ByJackson Chen
Handhelds
Now is the Perfect Time for Sony to Release a PS Vita 2

Especially after the lukewarm reception of the PlayStation Portal.

ByJackson Chen
Gaming
This Cheap Mod Gives Your Switch Lite a Big OLED Upgrade

But it’s not from Nintendo.

ByJackson Chen
E-bikes

This Affordable E-Bike’s Swappable Battery Gives It Range That’s Hard to Beat

ByJackson Chen

Lectric does it again with an affordably-priced e-bike.

AI

Video Shows Rabbit’s AI Destroys the Humane Ai Pin on Reliability and Speed

ByJackson Chen

The responses may not be as detailed, but the R1 seems much more reliable.

Handhelds

This Game Boy Clone Plays PS1 and Nintendo DS Games on a Perfectly Square Screen

ByJackson Chen

PowKiddy's TikTok-famous retro handheld now has a follow-up.

Opinion

Microsoft’s New Surfaces Need to Beat MacBooks or Die Trying

ByIan Carlos Campbell

Microsoft has the AI chops and big chip plans, but it needs to prove that those add up to a better experience than what Apple offers.

EVs

Tesla’s Latest Cybertruck Hiccup Could Be Its Worst Yet

ByJackson Chen

To get ahead of it, Tesla has paused Cybertruck deliveries.

Audio

Sony Created the Best Wireless Headphones Idea in Years: A Big Bass Button

ByRaymond Wong

Turns out a big button that boosts the bass in two levels is a simple, but great feature.

Drones

DJI’s New Drone is Cheaper, More Immersive, and Does Pre-Programmed Stunts

ByJackson Chen

This cinewhoop drone will be fun for beginners and experts alike.

E-bikes

This Folding E-Bike Has a Game-Changing Top Speed and Range

ByJackson Chen

A 70-mile range and a top speed of 34 mph is wild for a folding e-bike.

The Inverse Interview

Humane's Co-Founders Want to Cure Your Screen Addiction With an AI Gadget

ByRaymond Wong

Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno explain how Humane’s Ai Pin could help us be more present again, how it overcomes AI hallucinations, and reveal how they avoided AirPods’s biggest design flaw.

Review

Humane’s Ai Pin Isn't Ready to Replace Your Phone, But One Day It Might

ByRaymond Wong

The Ai Pin is an ambitious device and blueprint for the future of mobile computing, but first-gen compromises keep it grounded in the present.