Smart & Connected Life News

From Alexa to Siri to Google, there's a lot going on in the 'smart' world. Stay updated on all the latest news so you can take advantage of everything new!
Two smartphones charging side-by-side; one with usb, one with Apple's lightning
Apple’s Lightning Connector Is Getting Old, but It May Never See a Successor
Man wearing the IE 600
Sennheiser Reveals Rugged New High-End Earbuds
person holding their hand out to catch white AirPods
AirPods Should Stop Relying on Bluetooth
A child using VR glasses in a ballroom.
New Headset Designs Could Make VR More Comfortable
woman using a smart glasses in front of an office building
Ultralight Headsets Could Finally Make VR Comfortable
Fitbit Ionic smartwatches
Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatches Recalled Due to Burn Risk
Close up of a family using a smart speaker while having breakfast in the morning
Digital Assistants in the Metaverse Might Be Better Conversationalists
A student looking at a bank of computer monitors in a forensics training facility.
AI Crime Prediction Could Accuse the Wrong People
Someone speaking to their phone as if talking through a translation app.
Meta Wants to Use AI to Improve Language Translation
Singer or speaker on the stage in red light
Why Siri’s New Non-Gendered Voice Is a Big Deal
The Nons film camera with a Instax Square Film image leaning against it.
The Nons SL660 Is the Perfect Film Camera for the Modern Day
AfroFreelancer cofounders, MJ Cunningham (left) and Lillian Jackson (right).
AfroFreelancer Helps Black Entrepreneurs Find Jobs
Polestar 2 electric vehicle driving on a road between green fields
Automakers Need to Keep Their Promises for a Cleaner Future
HTC Vive Flow Holoride
HTC Introduces Car-Based VR for Vive Flow Headset
Someone at a restaurant pouring water from a glass bottle into a glass.
Solar Energy Could Make Providing Clean Drinking Water Easier
Someone using a VR headset during a meal to see a larger portion of food than is on their actual plate.
Metaverse Meals Are Pricey but Not Filling
Laughing woman wearing virtual reality headset
Facial Expressions Could Make VR More Accessible and Immersive
A drone flying over a field at sunset.
Drones Could Help Farmers Raise More Food
The BackPack for iMac from Twelve South.
Why We Love Cases, Stands, and Accessories So Much
A group of several different types of charging cables.
Universal Chargers May Not Solve Our Charging Woes
Someone using social media on a laptop and a smartphone.
Your Free Social Media Costs Way More Than You Think
Field of view from an autonomous car
Updatable Cars Could Be the Future of Autonomous Vehicles
Red Volkswagen ID.5 electric cars drive over the test track at the company's Zwickau plant
7 Cars That Need to Be Resurrected as EVs
Virgin Galactic's Carrier Aircraft VMS Eve
Space Tourism May Never Go Mainstream—and That’s a Good Thing
Apple's New AirTag on Child's Backpack
Why Unwanted Tracking Is on the Rise
A woman's face overlaid by computer board circuitry to indicate Artificial Intelligence.
Why Researchers Can't Agree on AI Consciousness
person in a hardhat interacting with a virtual screen
The Metaverse is Changing Product Design
Someone measuring a package before shipping,
Your Amazon Returns Might Cost More Than You Think
Sony LinkBuds
Sony Introduces Uniquely Designed Wireless LinkBuds
A fusion reactor scientist at work.
AI’s Computing Power Could Make Fusion Energy Practical
The interior of a Tesla vehicle showing the infotainment screen.
How Tesla Keeps Proving Cars Shouldn't Be in Beta
A senior adult shaking hands with a small robot.
How AI Keeps Tabs on the Elderly
A test car driving on a snow covered road.
You and Your EV Deserve Safer Tires for Icy Weather
Voice assistant concept. Vector sound wave. Voice and sound recognition equalizer wave flow background
AI Altered Music Could Enhance Users' Listening Experience
Woman using a smart phone.
Better Voice Assistants Could Make Surfing the Web Easier
Man with AirTag on backpack
Apple Addresses Privacy Issues With AirTags and Find My
Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4
Tag Heuer Debuts Next Generation of Luxury Smartwatches
Andrea Chial, co-founder and COO of Febo
Andrea Chial Uses Tech to Empower People with Chronic Illnesses
A quantum computing concept image showing a bright ball of light, from which flows binary code.
A Quantum Network Could Make the Internet More Secure
Garmin Instinct 2 Solar
Garmin Reveals Solar Smartwatch With ‘Unlimited’ Battery Life
Big Six mixer set up on a desk
Why the SSL Big Six Is the First Proper Mixer for Modern Musicians
Someone looking at a laptop computer on a countertop in their home with an AI graphic overlaying the image.
Brain-Inspired Hardware Could Boost AI’s Ability to Learn
Someone sitting on a rooftop in the city after dark, using a laptop computer.
Your Next New Gadget Could Be Stronger Than Steel
A tiny robot made from Amazon boxes sitting in the fork in a tree.
Is It Time to Quit Amazon Prime?
Dollar sign made of binary numbers against colored background
CBDC, Not Crypto, May Be the Digital Currency of the Future
A 6G concept image with 6G illuminated in blue and silhouettes of people standing around it, waiting..
The US May Not Be Ready for 6G, Experts Say
The “KI4PED” project focuses on pedestrians rather than vehicles. People are detected and tracked using LiDAR sensor data and AI.
AI-Enabled Traffic Lights May Make Traffic Jams a Thing of the Past
The 2022 Chevy Spark.
We Need Cheap EVs Now More Than Ever
Someone with an artificial limb wearing VR goggles with the VR view of a whole person shown in the background.
Making the Metaverse Accessible Is Better for Everyone
People trying out the HoloLens
Microsoft Has Reportedly Killed the HoloLens 3 Project
TackleAI founder and CEO Sergio Suarez
Sergio Suarez, Jr. Uses AI to Help Businesses Manage Their Data
A person with a vision impairment using a laptop computer in an office setting.
New Tech Could Better Help People With Low Vision
Social Connecting Concept at Night
Quantum Computers Could Eventually Power Your Smartphone
Credit card illustration with fingerprint superimposed
Your Credit Cards Could Get a Fingerprint Scanner Soon
Person on a park bench holding a phone and wearing a mask
Face ID With a Mask Is Less Secure, but Worth It
Woman using her phone and wearing headphones while on a train
Bluetooth Alternatives Could Boost Audio Quality
Old Refrigerators Waiting to Be Scrapped At a Recycling Center
Upgradable Appliances Could Change Planned Obsolescence for the Better
A person working on a laptop in a server room.
Meta’s Supercomputer Will Bring the Metaverse to Life
Individual underwater submarines surrounded by fish in the ocean.
New Tech Could Help Explore Ocean Warming