3 top travel apps worth revisiting

3 top travel apps worth revisiting

TripAdvisor, Kayak, and TripIt have been around for years. But they keep getting more powerful and more useful with new features.

Amazon Echo Dot gets more portable and better sound from Vaux

Amazon Echo Dot gets more portable and better sound from Vaux

A new speaker/dock called Vaux gives Echo Dot two things Amazon left out. But does that make Echo Dot and Vaux a better buy than Amazon Tap?

Who's smartest — Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant?

Who's smartest — Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant?

You won't be shocked to learn that Apple's Siri virtual assistant has the best sense of humor. But you might be surprised to learn which virtual assistant is the smartest—and which one is no. 2 with a bullet.

Does the world need a Windows smartwatch?

Does the world need a Windows smartwatch?

The answer is, 'yes,' if you like the idea of a commercial-grade wearable for retail, hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing. But the track record of squeezing Windows into a small device isn't good.

4 reasons to consider Garmin's new vivosmart 3

4 reasons to consider Garmin's new vivosmart 3

Garmin's vivosmart 3 activity trackers has a lot going for it — but you may find it to be too much of a good thing.

Why you still need a dedicated GPS navigation device

Why you still need a dedicated GPS navigation device

In an effort to keep the portable GPS device category alive, Garmin packs a lot of features into its new DriveAssist 51. But only one is likely to resonate with most drivers.

Alexa helps you shop on iOS but won't play Spotify

Alexa helps you shop on iOS but won't play Spotify

Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa, in its quest for world domination, is now available on iOS devices. But Alexa on iPhones has its limits.

4 new gadgets that track heart rate

Heart-rate tracking is everywhere these days — in headbands, chest straps, bras, shirts, you name it. Here are four recent activity trackers worth checking out.

3 favorite wearables of 2017 (so far)

3 favorite wearables of 2017 (so far)

The year is still young, but these three wearable tech devices have already earned a sweet spot in our hearts (and they'll track our heart rates, too).

LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro

LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro

Annotating PDFs just got a lot cooler, thanks to the latest version of LiquidText. The cleverly designed iPad-only app now allows freehand drawing.

Carry-on bag promises to hold garments, gadgets and charger

Carry-on bag promises to hold garments, gadgets and charger

Want one bag to carry hanging garments and recharge your smartphone? Genius Pack's carry-on duffle might fit your needs — but expect a few wrinkles..

Are truly wireless earbuds (like AirPods) safe?

Are truly wireless earbuds (like AirPods) safe?

Truly wireless earbuds are having a moment. But does wearing tiny transmitters in your ears pose health risks? Experts are divided.

Hopper travel app helps you decipher — or avoid — basic economy airfares

Hopper travel app helps you decipher — or avoid — basic economy airfares

Most business travelers want to avoid basic economy fares at all costs (literally). The Hopper travel search app offers a new feature designed to help you identify the hidden costs of basic economy, or avoid that airfare class...

3 ways to transform a carry-on bag into smart luggage

3 ways to transform a carry-on bag into smart luggage

Smart luggage is cool, but it often costs $300 and up—and why buy it if you love your current bag? Instead, add some tracking smarts to your bag with one of these three products.

Into HIIT and don't mind looking dorky? This activity tracker is for you

Into HIIT and don't mind looking dorky? This activity tracker is for you

Moov HR Sweat puts a 21st-century twist on that staple of 1980s workouts, the headband. If you're into HIIT and want to up your game, though, the $100 device is worth considering.

Ordering Starbucks coffee on Amazon Echo easy but not fast

Ordering Starbucks coffee on Amazon Echo easy but not fast

Starbucks recently introduced voice ordering via Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant. After the initial setup, ordering your favorite caffeine fix is effortless — but ordering from the mobile app is faster.

Rock your AirPods in style with this $20 accessory

Rock your AirPods in style with this $20 accessory

A Canadian mother and son are behind PodPocket, a new accessory that protects your AirPod charging case and lets you hook it to a backpack or belt loop.

Amazfit PACE is a streamlined, affordable GPS watch for runners

Amazfit PACE is a streamlined, affordable GPS watch for runners

Amazfit, the U.S. brand for Chinese maker Huami, recently released a stylish runners' watch with built-in GPS and music playback. But how does it fare with other types of workouts?

Apple's iOS 10.3 beta includes tool to find AirPods

Apple's iOS 10.3 beta includes tool to find AirPods

Worried one of your AirPods will go missing? Apple feels your pain, adding a new tool to iOS 10.3 that will cause a lost AirPod to play a sound and reveal its location on a map.

New iOS app Don't Leave It! does one thing well

New iOS app Don't Leave It! does one thing well

Whenever you walk out of a designated range without your earbuds, keys, or other item, Don't Leave It! reminds you. The iOS-only app works well, but it's not your only location-based reminder option.

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