Reviews

TripAdvisor will mark pages for businesses where violent incidents, including rape, have been reported

TripAdvisor will place warning badges on the pages of businesses where safety issues, including violent incidents like assault and rape, have been reported. The travel review and booking site was crit

Optoma’s NuForce BE Free8 wireless headphones are a smart AirPods alternative

Optoma has released new fully wireless headphones under its ‘NuForce’ audio sub brand, the BE Free8 earbuds. These are like Apple’s AirPods, requiring no wire to connect them, and th

Google launches crowdsourced TV show and movie reviews, but only in India

Google has added a new feature that allows web users to contribute their own movie and television reviews right within Google search results – a step towards the possible implementation of Googl

G2 Crowd, Glassdoor for software reviews, gets $30M from Accel, LinkedIn

In the age of social media, you’re only as good as your last like, and today a startup has raised a sizeable round of funding banking that the same maxim applies to software. G2 Crowd &#821

Aurora is a set of connectable, color-changing LED wall panels

Looking for a piece of wall art that doubles as lighting for your home? You’re in luck. Aurora, launched by Canadian smart-lighting startup Nanoleaf, is a set of smart LED panels designed to go

Chaos Monkeys is this year’s best non-business book about business

Chaos Monkeys, written by former Facebooker and current houseboater Antonio Garcia Martinez, is a book about the human side of the Valley. Rich in anecdote, detail, and memory, it tells the story of a

You Should Be Using 1 Second Everyday

As a writer at a site that covers a lot of startups, I hear the same line a few times a week: "We just wanted to make something that makes peoples lives better." 1 Second Everyday actually <em>has<

TiVo Unveils BOLT, A Modern, 4K-Ready DVR Designed For The Streaming Era

The BOLT is a uniquely designed, all-white player offering 4K support as well as a revamped user interface that introduces new features like the ability to skip commercial breaks on recorded cont

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional Is The Easiest Drone I’ve Ever Flown

DJI didn’t start out as the best entry-level drone maker on the market but, at this point, it’s safe to say that they’ve taken the crown from Parrot and are truly creating flying mac

Not Quite Smart, The Luminox ANU Chronograph Is At Least Quite Bright

This weekend’s watch review comes to us from Luminox, a manufacturer well-known for their amazingly bright luminescent hands and pips. Luminox uses small tubes of tritium coated with phosphor. A

Yelp Hooks Up With Startups To Offer A Larger Selection Of E-Commerce Bookings

As part of its ongoing efforts to transform itself from a reviews site into an e-commerce platform, Yelp announced today that it has partnered with startup Vimbly to offer activities bookings on its s

FTC Closes Its Yelp Investigation Without Taking Action

One of the biggest and most influential review platforms in the world, Yelp has constantly been hit with claims that it manipulates reviews so its advertisers get higher rankings. This led to an inves

The Blackberry Classic Is A Noble Throwback To The QWERTY Era

It’s 2003. Outkast’s “Hey Ya” is playing on your Archos Jukebox as you take the train into work in the near dark. At your hip is strapped a Blackberry 7200, one of the first co

The da Vinci 1.0 AiO Is The Future Of All-In-One 3D Printers

As we enter the second half of this, the Decade of 3D Printing, we are coming to a crossroads. On one hand the Rebel open source RepRap crowd are clamoring to keep 3D printing free, man, while the Imp

The Galaxy Note Edge Is A True Cutting-Edge Phablet

Samsung either plays it entirely safe – see most of the Galaxy Tab line – or entirely gonzo. Whether it’s the chimerical Galaxy K Zoom or their curved TV, it’s as if the compan

William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’ Is A Wild Ride Into The Future

If any writer defined our collective nerd future and made computing cool it was William Gibson. As accessible as Raymond Carver and imaginatively dark as Philip Pullman, Gibson made it easy to dip int

Amazon’s Fire HD 7 Is A Low-Priced Tablet For The Avid Reader

The Fire HD 7 is the latest in the long-running Fire line of LCD ereaders. Amazon has taken great pains to make this new model lighter, smaller, and more robust and, for my money, I’d say that t

For Those About To Rock The Jamstik, We Salute You

I love stringed MIDI instruments. After messing with the gTar two years ago I’ve been looking for the perfect portable MIDI device that allows me to meld my inability to play keyboards with my s

Motorola’s Moto X Should Be Your Next Android Phone

As we enter the era of the ubiquitous Big Phone, it’s refreshing to hold something like the slim and light second-generation Moto X. Priced at $500 unlocked and about $99 with a contract, this 5

The Das Keyboard 4 Is The Hacker’s Choice

One of the defining images of the cyberpunk movement of the 1980s and 90s was William Gibson's cyberspace decks. Although never explicitly described, they seemed to be something like a self-contained
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