consumer electronics

consumer electronics

The Fairphone 3 Is a More Powerful, Sustainable, Repairable Smartphone

In a field dominated by ecologically destructive smartphones, Fairphone hopes to make itself stand apart.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.27.19
motherboard show

Packard Bell Was the King of 90s Computing. What Happened?

When it was a radio-maker, Packard Bell had a reputation for quality products. When a PC clone startup bought the name, that reputation fell apart—fast.
Ernie Smith
12.28.16
ces

Fridge Cam! BedPhones! Here's a First Look at the Gadgets and Trends at CES 2016

The first preview event of CES 2016 is in the can, and I have some thoughts.
Nicholas Deleon
1.5.16
Music

The Zune, Which You Probably Didn't Know Wasn't Dead, Is Dead

Yes, the Zune still exists. Or at least it did, until today.
Rachel Pick
11.15.15
japan

This AR Device Turns Your Forearm into an Imaginary Tablet

The ARmKeypad combines a smart watch and specs so you can take notes on your arm.
Emiko Jozuka
11.6.15
News

Why There Aren't More Apple Watch Apps, According to Apple Watch Developers

TL;DR: it's a pain.
Adrianne Jeffries
7.21.15
video

Apple's Wacky Vision of the Future From 1987 Never Gets Old

It's never a bad time for this classic 1987 forward-looking Apple ad.
Kari Paul
7.2.15
environment

There's Gold in Those Cell Phones, But It Comes at a Steep Price to the Environment

Every year Americans discard phones that contain more than $60 million in gold and silver, and those precious metals often end up overseas in toxic dumps
Aliya Iftikhar
6.26.15
gold

Inside the World's Biggest E-Waste Dump

215,000 tonnes of second hand consumer electronics, mainly from Western Europe and the US, come through Ghana a year.
Mari Shibata
6.11.15
kickstarter

Meet Splash Drone, The Waterproof Drone That Isn’t Scared to Swim

Drone’s up, dude.
Jordan Valinsky
3.5.15
tech

A Slimmer Smartphone Means Mountains of E-waste

Thinner gadgets are not only harder to recycle, we can’t seem to part with them.​
Maddie Stone
2.25.15
Culture

All the Things I Saw at CES

CES offers a portrait of a future that is already disintegrating, so move fast and try not to break too many things—and take lots of photos.
ALEX PASTERNACK
1.14.15
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