Netflix superhero show ‘The Umbrella Academy’ debuts February 15th

You only get fleeting glimpses of what the Umbrella Academy members are up to in the teaser. However, it does emphasize the star-studded cast, including Ellen Page (who plays the only child without superpowers), Colm Feore (the billionaire), Mary J. Blige and Tom Hopper (of Game of Thrones and Black Sails fame). You can also … Read moreNetflix superhero show ‘The Umbrella Academy’ debuts February 15th

Google and Levi’s smart jacket can now warn you if you’re about to leave your phone behind

Google and Levi’s Jacquard smart jacket has introduced a new function designed to stop you from mistakenly leaving your phone behind, as spotted by Android Police. The feature, called Always Together, is an automatic alert that will go off if the jacket moves too far away from your phone. When triggered, notifications happen on both … Read moreGoogle and Levi’s smart jacket can now warn you if you’re about to leave your phone behind

These crocheted AirPods cases make me want to buy AirPods

I have never been too interested in the art of crochet, nor have I ever wanted a pair of AirPods. But put those things together in the form of crocheted AirPods cases, and suddenly, I’ve found myself in an Instagram hole, scrolling through photo after photo of these unfathomably cute creations. AirPods accessories are having … Read moreThese crocheted AirPods cases make me want to buy AirPods

After Math: Hope for the Holidays

1,500 remaining users: 2019 will neither be holly nor jolly for the last few folks in Japan who still use pagers as the country’s last service provider, Tokyo Telemessage, announced that it will be ending its support for the legacy devices. 20 years off: Single folks in the Netherlands can breathe a sigh of relief … Read moreAfter Math: Hope for the Holidays

Sunday’s Best Deals: Kindle Sale, Philips Hue Bulbs, Dyson Vacuums, and More

Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    Personal care items, activewear, and the Kindle Paperwhite are some of the best deals online today. The Inventory’s 2018 Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide: 150 Genuinely Useful Gifts For Under $20 Picking out big, pricey gifts is easy. Finding inexpensive, smaller stuff for … Read moreSunday’s Best Deals: Kindle Sale, Philips Hue Bulbs, Dyson Vacuums, and More

How to Change Alexa’s Wake Word to Something Other Than ‘Alexa’

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you’ve likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something. While the device defaults to using ‘Alexa’ as its wake word out of the box, there are some situations (for instance, if your name is Alexa) that you might want to change … Read moreHow to Change Alexa’s Wake Word to Something Other Than ‘Alexa’

An artist on creating the retro art for a new edition of Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers

The Folio Society is responsible for a number of beautiful editions of classic works of science fiction. Earlier this fall, it began offering another fan-favorite edition: Robert L. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. The specialty publisher has released high-end books for more than 50 years, has only recently begun to issue its own editions of genre works … Read moreAn artist on creating the retro art for a new edition of Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers

The best plug-in smart outlet

Why you should trust us I have written about consumer electronics for more than 15 years and have tested a slew of smart-home devices, from remotes and security cameras to AV receivers and speakers. As a former editor for Electronic House and Big Picture Big Sound, I have written buying guides for multiple consumer-electronics products, … Read moreThe best plug-in smart outlet