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Remembering a Few Things We Forgot

Michael L. Berman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We dove into our piles of gadgets and discovered we unintentionally left four noteworthy items out of our past blogs. There are probably more, but we haven't yet worked our way down to the deepest depths of the piles of boxes in our office.

These New Wireless Speakers Help Quell Our Music Addiction

Michael L. Berman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Being music addicts, we need access to our tunes in the bedroom, living room, boardroom and dorm room - - - even outdoors, if possible. With that in mind, we took a look at five wireless speaker systems and weren't disappointed.

Review: NudeAudio Super-M and aiia SSSSSpeaker on Kickstarter

Jonathan Handel | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Two new Bluetooth speakers offer a great reason to jet on over to Kickstarter. The NudeAudio Super-M ($99, campaign ending on August 15)...

RCA Fills Niche Market with Internet Music System

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Although it's not the audio and television giant it used to be, the company is still around and has been developing products for what has become known as "the niche market."

Too Big to Eat

James Moore | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
James Moore

As the Internet of Things expands and more physical objects are connected to the web, there will also be an even greater demand for manufacturing of those products, and a need to make people more efficient in their creation.

The Internet of Very Dumb Things

Mark Morford | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
Mark Morford

The Internet! Not a kid anymore, you know? Got big, hairy muscles. Got attitude and leer. Got bizarre hang-ups, social anxiety, joy and corruption, an...

The Missing Keyboard, the Big Blab, and the Danger of the Wearable Device

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.16.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman & CTO, Ziklag Systems Transitioning from a manual typewriter to an electric was pretty easy. The biggest c...

June 15th Is Reserved for Dads

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Father's Day is on Sunday and we know you've probably already bought the annual T-shirt, cap or tie saying "World's Greatest Dad," but are you reaching the inner tech dad?

Divoom Bluetune Bean Review (Bluetooth Speaker)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Small speaker, short review. The Divoom Bluetune Bean (various colors) is a bargain-priced unit that still manages to appeal. It's a palm-sized u...

NudeAudio Move M Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.26.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Separated at birth? Yes, the NudeAudio Move M Bluetooth speaker (gray/mint) and Avon soap on a rope look almost identical, and they're both more fu...

iLuv MobiAria Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.26.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Bluetooth speakers have been getting cuter and cuter for the last several years, with bricks, cubes, sphere and even turtle-like form factors. Bu...

Scosche boomBOTTLE Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Grab your bike - it's time to play some tunes with the aptly-named Scosche boomBOTTLE. Available in your choice of boring gray or beachy cyan (bl...

JBL Flip Review; JBL Charge Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

If you want a stereo Bluetooth speaker, the handsome JBL Flip (available in black and in white) is a great choice. It really moves air - translat...

FoxL Dash 7 Review (Bluetooth speaker)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to create a great Bluetooth speaker, but it evidently helps. Dr. Godehard Guenther, the founder, presiden...

Bluetooth Speakers Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Continuing my series on accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (cases and screen protectors were previous installments), let's look at Bluetooth spe...

When 'Unremarkable' Is a Good Thing

Myra Demeter | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I am usually perfectly capable of holding a conversation via my Bluetooth connection while driving my car. Almost three years ago, I received a phone call from a close relative that caused me to pull over to the side of the road to give the call my absolute attention.

Put This Sticker On Your Keys And Never Lose Them Again

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Jimmy Buchheim is behaving oddly. On the floor of the world's largest cellphone trade show in Barcelona, Spai...

Doing Good -- Badly

John Friedman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
John Friedman

With all the dedicated, intelligent and hard working people working to solve the array of social, environmental and economic problems, it would be reasonable to conclude that we are having tremendous success advancing sustainability. And by some measures we are.

Can Gesture-Controlled TVs Kill The Remote?

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 03.10.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New TVs from Samsung will recognize an expanded range of gestures so people can swipe through on-screen menus in a way that revolut...

These Headphones Transmit Sound THROUGH YOUR SKULL

AP | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — People who don't want to disturb sleeping family members could use a new product from Panasonic that doesn't need speakers or even ...

Legos Can Now Talk To Your iPhone

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit. ...

Bluetooth Glove Lets You Talk To The Hand -- Literally

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

"Hey, can you hold the line for a second? I'm getting another call on my index finger." Accessories that allow you to take phone calls without remo...

How Siri and One Accessory Could Revolutionize the iPhone

Will Shanklin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Technology
Will Shanklin

Multitouch displays provide the simplest, most human way to use a computer right now. Ten years from now, there could be a better way.

Is This The iPhone's Best-Kept Secret?

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — The iPhone 4S has a little-heralded feature that makes it unique among phones, at least for a while: It can talk to a new class of wi...

Bluetooth Devices Vulnerable To Hackers

Posted 11.26.2011 | Technology

By Nick Clayton, The Wall Street Journal Most people probably buy a Bluetooth headset for their cellphone without worrying too much about its securit...