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Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Android TV

Fed up with your dumb "Smart TV?" Tired of waiting for your console to boot up just so you can watch Netflix? Lookng for a cheap tech gift? There are plenty of reasons to get a new dedicated video streamer. We'll help you choose one.

By November 5, 2015


Smart coffee makers are still way too dumb

Here's why the promise of smart coffee brewing hasn't arrived yet and won't anytime soon.

By November 14, 2015


Dumb Cuneiform preserves your fleeting tweets in ancient symbols

Some tweets deserve to live forever. A new service translates your best Twitter compositions into characters from thousands of years ago to be preserved on tablets. Not the iPad kind, the clay kind.

By November 12, 2015


Microbot Push makes dumb buttons smart

Push any mechanical button from afar, and on a schedule, with this app-controlled "robot finger."

By November 10, 2015


Tado gives your dumb air conditioner a brain

For $199, this IFTTT-compatible gadget offers Nest-like smarts for traditional AC units

By September 4, 2015


Verizon launches Hum, a smart device for your dumb car

The mobile-app-supported Hum allows people to monitor a vehicle's health and to contact nearby roadside assistance. Out of the box, Hum works with over 150 million vehicles.

By August 26, 2015


What I learned from watching Star Wars in the wrong order

Is the Millennium Falcon alive? That's just one of the questions answered when I watched the original Star Wars films in the popular Machete Order.

By November 21, 2015


You bought a USB turntable. Was that a dumb idea?

Do you convert your LPs to MP3 files, or just play music in its original format?

By July 18, 2015


Don't fall for these 10 dumb kitchen upgrades (pictures)

It's tempting to spend more for these fancy-looking features. For each, the reality doesn't live up to the hype.

11 Images By July 15, 2015


'Jurassic World' is dumb dino-fun, but not such a clever girl (spoiler-free review)

The new sequel to Steven Spielberg's beloved blockbuster is all-out dinosaur war. Read on for our thoughts.

By June 10, 2015