Latest Stories

US Capitol

Congress dismantles Internet privacy rules, allowing ISPs to sell your web history

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal privacy rules that can prevent broadband providers from selling customers’ internet-browsing histories and other data without their permission.

hero

SPOT Gen3 review: Off-the-grid help and geolocation is just a tap away

This compact GPS locator will get you a signal just about anywhere, for a price.

5 ios photos tips draw shapes and write captions 2

5 handy things the Photos app can do with your iPhone snapshots

These tips will help you find best features Photos has to offer—draw shapes, write captions, publish a gallery online, un-delete a trashed photo, and more.

iHome iSP6 and iSP8

iHome iSP6 and iSP8 SmartPlug reviews: An easy entree into the smart home

From ease of set up through broad compatibility, including with Apple's HomeKit, these smart plugs hit nearly every mark.

gamevice lead

The Gamevice turns your iPhone 7 into a handheld game console

Hands-on with the updated controller that makes your phone look like a Nintendo Switch.

Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition

Legendary RPG Planescape: Torment is getting an Enhanced Edition, 17 years later

What can change the nature of an Infinity Engine game? Beamdog revisits Planescape: Torment and updates it with native widescreen, bug fixes, and more.

Digital Key encryption

LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or to infect computers with malware.

facebook camera ios

Facebook goes full Snapchat with disappearing Stories

Camera filters, selfie masks, and direct messaging are coming to the main Facebook app. Good luck, Snapchat.

Macalope

Different strokes: The software experience matters to some

How much is struggling with a bad user experience worth to you?

pixie iphone stock 01

Pixie review: Smart tags uses augmented reality on the iPhone to make finding lost items fun

Pixie turns finding lost keys, devices, pets, or just about anything else into a fun augmented reality game using small teardrop-shaped Bluetooth trackers and a companion iOS app.

Netgear Orbi family

Netgear expands its Orbi Wi-Fi system into a product family, adding two less-expensive models

For one SKU, the router manufacturer shrunk its satellite to fit a wall plug.

twitter smartphone

Security check: Which apps have permission to access your online accounts?

A recent social-media hijacking reveals how poor services are about aging out unused connections.

apple watch bands spring2017 group

All the new Apple Watch bands—and third-party knockoffs for under $25

Apple refreshed its line of watch bands for Spring 2017. And so did the companies selling inexpensive imitations on Amazon.

icloud icon 2015

Ignore that call from “Apple” about an iCloud breach

Scammers leverage an alleged iCloud account leak that also is likely not real.

fft skydancer lead

Sky Dancer soars at first, although the sensation is short-lived

This fun freebie puts a fresh spin on the usual endless running approach.