Move over Gorillapod, because here comes the Keizus Quadrapod, a tough little camera mount and stand that looks like an action figure. It bends every which way, letting you place your smartphone, tablet or camera just about anywhere.
The company sent me one for review, and I put it through its paces on a frigid day here at the Midwest Test Facility. Continue reading
Behold, the faucet of the future.
Now you can see hot and cold water mixing together with Pavati, a faucet that presents water to your hands in twin waterfalls of hot and cold that combine right in front of you. Continue reading
I’m still chuckling about the credibility-stretching appearance of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on 60 Minutes last Sunday. While the clueless Charlie Rose looked on in astonishment, Bezos called himself “optimistic” as he exaggerated about how Amazon might soon be delivering packages with GPS-controlled drones.
Fat chance. Continue reading
Every time my doorbell rings, I find myself wishing I had a butler who would answer the door for me. That’s why I’m interested in Smartbell, a device that appears to do that job better than any butler can.
It’s a Kickstarter project that’s shaped like an iPhone that mounts next to your door, and it transmits an alert as well as a video signal to your iPhone or Android smartphone. Continue reading
JBL has been getting creative with its speaker design lately, and the JBL Pebbles Plug and Play Stereo Computer Speakers are certainly no exception. Just look at this attractive pair of USB-powered speakers that look like oversized hockey pucks, standing on end and plugging into your Mac or PC’s USB 2.0 port.
Do they sound as cool as they look? Let’s give them a close listen. Continue reading
We all have fears — from the unrealistic monster under the bed, to the stranger in the alley. But instead of letting your fears rule you, control them with versatile life-saving devices that serve a dual purpose. Continue reading
The seasons changed faster than usual here in the upper Midwest — it doesn’t usually snow this early. But we don’t mind — the fresh blanket of snow on the ground today is as beautiful as ever.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
You probably know all about Facebook and Twitter, and use them all the time. But there are many other established services that offer great avenues for sharing content with your friends and followers. These 5 underrated sharing tools each specialize in different tasks, and all keep your audience engaged in ways Facebook or Twitter can’t. Continue reading
Until now, paper airplanes have had a serious limitation: they’re gliders rather than powered aircraft. That’s all changed with PowerUp 3.0, a tiny attachment controlled by a smartphone app, giving your paper airplane design the ability to fly as long as its battery holds out. Continue reading
The 2014 Buick Regal GS is bristling with high-tech and performance features, aimed squarely at European luxury sport sedans such as the Audi A4. It promises the speed, handling and comfort of those coveted Audis, Mercedes and BMWs for a lower price.
The company brought a 2014 Buick Regal GS with almost every available option to the Midwest Test Facility, giving me a week to put it through its paces. How does it measure up to those fancy European sedans? Continue reading