Comcast’s xFi Advanced Gateway is one good-looking Wi-Fi router

December 7, 2017

The Comcast xFi Advanced Gateway Wi-Fi router.Image: Jeff Fusco/AP Images for Comcast Hear the words “Wi-Fi router,” and you usually think of that vertical slab decorated with ports and blinking lights, or a horizontal slab sprouting multiple antennas that resembles some kind monstrous alien bug. In short, Wi-Fi routers are ugly. Comcast is looking to change that with its xFi Advanced Gateway, which trades the slabs for a sleek, slanted…

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Have an awesome new tech product? Submit it for Mashable’s ‘Top Picks of CES 2017’

December 4, 2017

Image: raymond wong/mashable CES 2018, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, is just around the corner. From Jan. 9-12, tech companies, big and small, from around the world will descend in Las Vegas to show you their visions of the future and set the technology trends for the year. There will be gadgets — lots and lots of shiny new devices — and Mashable will be there bringing you only…

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$99 true wireless earbuds that sound better than AirPods are here

December 3, 2017

Crazy Baby's Air Nano wireless earbuds only cost $99.Image: raymond wong/mashable There are three reasons why Apple’s AirPods are considered the best true wireless earbuds you can buy: They’re small, pair really easily to iOS devices, and only cost $159. Everyone from Samsung to Jaybird to Bose have their own alternatives, but they cost even more. $159 for AirPods is a great price, but Crazy Baby, the company behind that…

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Polaroid’s Moto Mod turns your phone into an instant camera

December 3, 2017

Instagram addicts may now have a new reason to give Motorola’s Moto Z another look. Polaroid and Motorola have teamed up on a new Moto Mod for the company’s Z series of phones. The Polaroid Insta-Share Printer is an instant camera accessory that turns the Moto Z into a tiny photo printer.   SEE ALSO: Dongles, ranked It clips onto the back of the phone and connects to the Moto…

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The 4 biggest reveals from Roku’s first-ever earnings report

December 3, 2017

Image: Mashable Roku stocks are soaring after the company nailed its first earnings report since going public earlier this fall. While the set-top box maker is not quite profitable, it managed to post a smaller loss ($7.9 million) than Wall Street had expected ($12.7 million) thanks to especially strong revenue growth in ads and licensing its software. The company’s overall revenue grew to $125 million from $89 million in the…

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Samsung’s new battery tech could eliminate charging anxiety for good

December 2, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable What if your smartphone could fully charge in less than 15 minutes? That future may not be so far off, according to Samsung, which Tuesday detailed new battery research that could have big implications for the smartphone maker’s business. SEE ALSO: Researchers create a ‘battery-free’ mobile phone The Korean electronics giant says it’s developed a type of battery material that’s more efficient and charges faster than traditional…

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Samsung’s first bendable smartphone could be just a few weeks away

December 1, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable We may not have to wait much longer to see Samsung’s long-rumored bendable smartphone. The Korean tech giant plans to unveil the phone, which is rumored to be named the Galaxy X, in January at CES, according to a new report in Yahoo News. SEE ALSO: Samsung hid a savage easter egg in its latest anti-Apple ad The report comes after a company support page for the…

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Google Home’s new trick: Remotely ‘broadcasting’ your messages

November 23, 2017

Google Home speakers just got a lot more useful. Google introduced a new feature for Google Assistant that allows you to remotely “broadcast” messages between your phone and a Google Home speaker, or between multiple speakers in the same house. SEE ALSO: Google Home error shows why digital assistants still have a long way to go The update, which is rolling out now, means that you can essentially use Google…

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Here’s why the German government is telling people to smash their kids’ smartwatches

November 22, 2017

The Alcatel CareTime kid's smartwatch.Image: Getty Images The German government isn’t just banning some children’s smartwatches — its telling people to “destroy” the gadgets already circulating around the country. On Friday, Germany’s telecom regulator the Federal Network Agency announced that a number of these devices, designed for ages 5 to 12, can allow someone to remotely tap into the watch’s microphone and clandestinely spy from remote locations (just like a…

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Learn how to make money by selling things on Amazon

November 21, 2017

You already spend your money on Amazon, why not make some money there too?Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Amazon‘s called “The Everything Store” for good reason. You can buy virtually anything on the megawatt retail site — and we mean anything. Clothes, gadgets, groceries — the sky’s the limit. Want to make some extra cash or starting…

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