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13 appliance gimmicks we secretly love (pictures)

A fridge that makes coffee? A color-coded washing machine? A Cylon-inspired wall oven? Call them gimmicks if you must, but we see legitimate appeal in these feature-rich appliances.

14 Images By September 8, 2015


Kazam's James Atkins: 'Consumers don't want smartphone gimmicks'

Kazam is a tiny British company taking on the might of Samsung and HTC. Chief Marketing Officer James Atkins tells us what it's like to lead an insurgency.

By February 26, 2014


The iPhone 6S camera is a huge storage hog (but it might be worth it)

Are you a bit of a shutterbug? Add that to the list of reasons to avoid the 16GB model of the latest iPhone.

By October 6, 2015


Samsung UNHU9000: Curved TV a flat-out gimmick

Although it does help reduce reflections somewhat, the curved shape of Samsung's UNHU9000 4K TV does nothing else to improve image quality, and in some subtle ways actually impairs it. And it costs a whole lot more than a flat TV.

By July 3, 2014


Qualcomm retracts 'gimmick' comment on Apple 64-bit chip

Qualcomm says a statement made by an executive panning Apple's 64-bit A7 chip is "inaccurate."

By October 8, 2013


Smartphone-makers wage war through your selfies

LG's phone with two front-facing cameras is the latest move in an ongoing battle to deliver sexier self-portraits.

By October 4, 2015


Qualcomm gambit: Apple 64-bit A7 is a 'gimmick'

A top exec takes a risk by dismissing the new 64-bit A7 too quickly. The chip supplier will likely have a different message if it brings out its own 64-bit design.

By October 2, 2013


4K? For what? iPhone 6S camera ushers ultra-high resolution into mainstream

Thanks to Apple's new iPhones, the next wave of super-high-def video won't flow from Hollywood or pro sports leagues. It will bubble up from people like you.

By September 25, 2015


What is HDR for TVs, and why should you care?

High dynamic range (HDR) TVs are here and so is the first HDR content, with more of both on the way. Is this next-gen TV technology worth getting in your next TV?

By September 21, 2015


Take breakfast self-portraits with this selfie cereal spoon

Cinnamon Toast Crunch makes a selfie spoon just so you can snap pics of yourself eating cereal. Remember to chew with your mouth closed.

By September 19, 2015