Now part of Amazon, Eero reaffirms commitment to customer privacy

  Eero wants you to know it still cares about your privacy, regardless of who owns it. Amazon’s acquisition of the five-year-old startup, which makes home Wi-Fi hardware, is complete, Eero CEO and co-founder Nick Weaver said Tuesday in a blog post. In the post, Weaver wrote extensively about Eero’s promise to maintain customer privacy andRead More

IPhone XS vs. iPhone X: Just how much better is the new camera?

The brand new iPhone XS looks pretty much the same as last year’s iPhone X on the outside. So you’d be forgiven for thinking the dual 12-megapixel cameras are also the same. But looks can be deceiving: there are actually a few significant differences in the detailed specs and image processing that make a bigRead More

IPhone XS’ industry-first A12 chip gives Apple big advantage over rivals

To get an idea of how small the electronic elements are on the Apple A12 Bionic chip at the heart of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, first squint really hard at a human hair.   It’s thin, obviously. But it’s still thick enough that you could fit about 10,000 of an A12’s electronicRead More

Yale’s new Sync security system gets Philips Hue, Alexa integrations

Yale’s refreshed home security system is getting a few new connected features. At the IFA 2018 tech show in Berlin, the door lock maker’s UK arm on Thursday unveiled the new Yale Sync Alarm, its second-generation home security system for European markets. The new system, which starts at 299 euros, is a follow-up to theRead More

Smart display review roundup: The next frontier for the smart home?

We’ve come to call them ‘smart displays,’ these countertop touchscreen devices that also feature either the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice services. The Amazon Echo Show was the first example in this category, and while it had a clunky design, its 2017 debut proved that the concept had potential.  The category his since grownRead More

Best Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals now: Bose discounts, $20 Echo Dot, $25 Fire TV, $30 Roku, $30 Fire tablets, $69 Echo and much more

No need to wait until Black Friday — give thanks today because the big annual sale at Amazon is already under way. It includes some of the best prices of the year (or, at least since Prime Day) on Amazon’s own devices including the Amazon Echo, Fire tablet, Fire TV and Kindle — and other top-notch gadgets, too. New andRead More

FTC rests case against Qualcomm, arguing it’s a monopoly in mobile chips

The US Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday presented its last witnesses and evidence in its case against Qualcomm. Now it’s up to Qualcomm to defend itself in the coming days against claims it’s a monopoly in wireless chips.  The FTC, aided by chipmaker Intel and iPhone vendor Apple, filed suit two years ago, accusing Qualcomm of forcing customersRead More