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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


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


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


Can Uncharted 4 break the stigma of spin-off multiplayer?

Played at Paris Games Week: Naughty Dog's latest, and possibly final, multiplayer mode is more fantastical and playful than ever.

By October 28, 2015


Five things we just learned about PlayStation's 2016 lineup

We saw plenty of trailers and didn't get many release dates, but there's still some cool stuff in store.

By October 27, 2015


Would you like a selfie with that? Kirin fuses vending machines and photo booths in Japan

One of Japan's biggest beverage companies is rolling out a new model of vending machine that takes a picture and sends it through the popular Line messaging app to customers who buy a drink.

By October 18, 2015


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


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


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