Echo Show 8 Down To $90

Get This Echo Show 8 Deal The Amazon Echo Show 8 was already $30 off this week, but has dropped another $10 today – bringing it down to a fairly comfortable $90. While I can’t recommend the smaller and under-powered Echo Show 5 (down to $60 today), the 8 strikes a good balance of size … Read more

Tablo Ups The Ante As TiVo Retreats

This is a big step. Reducing the storage friction and technological hurdle (for some) significantly expands their potential market. — Dave Zatz (@davezatz) July 7, 2020

Rethinking The Home Office During Max Telework

While I count myself amongst the first generation of remote tech workers in the mid-aughts, treadmill desk and all (ugh), I’ve largely been office-bound the last many years. As such, when my employer sent me home earlier this year, I (like many others) had some reconfiguration to do. While my comfort and productivity are significantly … Read more

Philips Hue Sister Brand WiZ Gets WiFi Switch

We all know (and mostly love) the Philips Hue line of connected lighting… and much more, these days. But not everyone is familiar with its sister brand WiZ (via acquisition) consisting of economical WiFi bulbs. Beyond a hubless approach and more favorable pricing, when comparing WiZ to Hue, one of the knocks has been a … Read more

TiVo Stream 4K Fixes Delayed

As TiVo attempts to take on Roku and Amazon with their recently released Android TV streaming stick, a number of early launch concerns have cropped up. With the company’s first software update, TiVo believed HDMI-CEC problems had been resolved. But I can confirm CEC issues persist, to a lesser extent. Not to mention a variety … Read more

Three Things Fitbit Does Better Than Apple

Wearables make me cranky. Each one seems to let me down in differing, but very specific ways. By most measures, current Apple Watch models are far superior to the Fitbit Versa 2, in things like build quality and breadth of functionality. However, despite Fitbit’s wildly inaccurate non-exercise step counts (you had one job!), I swap … Read more

Android TV Coming To Benq Projectors (via dongle)

By way of 9to5Google and our pal Janko, we learn that Benq will soon retrofit its projectors with Android TV via HDMI stick. Beyond Google Play store apps, Benq is also providing at least one app of their own in “FamiLand” of kid-friendly content. However, beyond the stick’s tight remote control integration with a Benq … Read more

The Radical Redesign of Arlo Essential

The Arlo Essential has just been announced, with two rather surprising design decisions. For the first time in the their history, going way back to the innovative camera line launching as Vue over ten years ago, the company is doing away its iconic and infinitely practical magnetic mounting. A threaded mount may provide some benefits, … Read more