Jon PhillipsEditor-in-Chief, TechHive

Follow me on Google+

Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot & TechHive. He's been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.

bar tech coravin

7 high-tech gadgets for wine, beer and cocktail lovers

We've been drinking alcoholic beverages for 8,000 years. So isn't it time for some real innovation?

facebook break ups

New Facebook tools help you manage awkward romantic break-ups

Rolling out on mobile first, the new Facebook features help you see less of former flames, and also limit your posts on their News Feeds.

lg watch urbane ios

Google makes Android Wear for iOS official, giving Apple Watch a bit more competition

Will iPhone users even care about Android Wear watches? They might if they're fully vested in Google services, and want a round smartwatch.

Frederique Constant smartwatch

Frederique Constant smartwatch review: Time-tested activity tracking in a beautiful Swiss watch

It doesn't provide smartphone notifications, but this gorgeous Swiss watch tracks steps and sleep, and promises a generous two years of battery life.

ring beauty 2

Ring Video Doorbell review: The gadget that makes crooks think you never leave home

Ring provides home security through a video peephole, letting you see who's at the door whether you're inside the house or 100 miles away.

roust logo gray

Meet Roust, the social network that gives political nuts a safe place to troll

If you're sick of political posts clogging up your Facebook news feed, send your "friends" over to Roust, where impolite discussion is encouraged.

moov now hero shot 3up no logo

Moov Now is a $100 fitness wearable that does what Apple Watch and Fitbit cannot

Moov's latest wristband offers six months of battery life, real-time coaching feedback, and support for swimming, cardio boxing, and bodyweight workouts.


PicoBrew Zymatic review: Making great craft beer in a cloud-connected appliance

It doesn't make beer on demand, but the Zymatic does remove friction from home brewing by grabbing recipes online, and automating complex steps.


batterizer primary

Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent

Count the number of alkaline batteries in your house. Now consider replacing those batteries eight times less often. If Batteriser delivers, it could be a game changer.

voyce whiskey hero

Review: Voyce is the wellness monitor for dogs that makes wearables vividly relevant

Stepping beyond simple activity and sleep tracking, Voyce records heart and breathing rates to build a comprehensive view of your dog's health over time.

basis  titanium  hero

Basis adds style upgrades and new software features to its Peak activity tracker

Because even hardcore, fitness-focused wearables need to keep up their appearance.

cur wearable small curved

The $300 Cur wearable may literally be the answer to all your pain and suffering

Cur takes time-tested TENS technology, and puts it on a simple patch to block pain signals at their source.

fitly smartplate

The Fitly SmartPlate may not be quite as dumb as other smart tableware

Using optical recognition and weight sensors, the Fitly SmartPlate promises to tell you exactly how much protein, carbs and fat you're eating in every meal. But will it really work?

swiss smartwatch frederique constant steel band crop

Deep inside the smart Swiss watches that challenge Apple Watch with analog panache

Hands on with activity-tracking luxury watches from Frederique Constant and Alpina. They'll record step and sleep data, and last more than two years on a single built-in battery.

alcatel watch notifications

Alcatel Onetouch Watch review: A cheap smartwatch with training wheels

If the Apple Watch is just too expensive and Android Wear somehow offends you, you may dig Alcatel's $150 smartwatch response. Just prepare for compromises.