Tag Archives: Gadgets

rickerbot is mysterious antimalware that nukes badly secured Internet of Shit gadgets

The Mirai Worm is a seemingly unstoppable piece of malware that targets the garbage-security Internet of Things gadgets that have proliferated through the world; these gadgets then used to deliver equally unstoppable floods of traffic that endanger whole countries. Because Mirai (and its cousins) use your devices to target other people, you might never even know that your gadget is ... Read More »

Environmental group takes on Dallas smog with high-tech gadgets

City of Dallas on a non-smoggy night. Photo courtesy of Dallas CVB Dallas environmental group Downwinders at Risk is committed to clean air and is taking matters into its own hands. The group has purchased two ozone monitors, to the tune of nearly $10,000, and will initiate a citizen-based monitoring campaign in Wise County, an area where state officials refuse ... Read More »

Gadgets to Know: Bluetooth Speaker, 4K 360 Cam & Backup Battery Cable

Check out cool gadgets including a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker, a 360 cam that shoots video in 4K resolution and a charging cable that doubles as a backup battery. Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker, $99   Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM is a tiny speaker with big sound. Its predecessors including the UE Boom and UE Roll have been my favorites in years ... Read More »

Six of the best chocolate gadgets for Easter

Expecting a glut of chocolate this Easter? These devices could help turn it into a new treat. By Keeley Bolger. Cookworks Chocolate Fountain — Silver, £34.99, Argos A home party staple for many years, the chocolate fountain rarely fails to delight. After all, there’s little to split hairs over when there’s an opportunity to guzzle or gape at flowing chocolate. ... Read More »

HI-TECH GADGETS FOR BOOK LOVERS

CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK Everyone knows one of them. They always have their nose stuck in a book; they don’t go anywhere without one and they are perennially asking you if you’ve read the book version of that movie that just came out. As National Library Week is celebrated from April 9 to 15, let’s dig into some gadgets that ... Read More »

12 Gadgets Every Beer Geek Needs In Life

There are few things in life as satisfying as pouring yourself an ice cold one. From ales and lagers to stouts and malts, beer is life’s unofficial feel good beverage. And that’s not just because you love kicking back with your favorite IPA. Research shows the taste of beer actually makes us happy. No, really. Just a taste triggers the ... Read More »

5 GREEN GADGETS THAT WILL MAKE SPRING CLEANING A BREEZE

It’s that time of year again. Time to roll up your sleeves and tackle all the dirt and clutter that happened while you were getting through the winter months. That’s right — it’s time to throw open the windows and get down to spring cleaning. To help you in your efforts, here are five green gadgets that will make spring cleaning ... Read More »

Are these connected home gadgets smart or stupid?

Are these connected home gadgets smart or stupid? (Photo: Plott) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. Call me old-fashioned, but at times ... Read More »

Inspecting gadgets

If you have a strange feeling someone is watching you, you’re probably right. Even U.S. President Donald Trump had that feeling recently when he made unsubstantiated claims on Twitter that his namesake tower in New York City was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway ratcheted up the paranoia when she suggested the Obama administration could have ... Read More »

7 Gadgets To Brew Your Own Beer This St. Patrick’s Day

James Bardgett checks the quality of beer which is stored in barrels at the Wild Beer Co brewery at Lower Westcombe Farm on February 11, 2016 near Evercreech, England.  Matt Cardy—Getty Images The variety of new beers on store shelves seems to increase exponentially, which makes the idea of home brewing a bit baffling to some. But just like a ... Read More »