Amazon Alexa-powered microwave hands-on

From The Verge. This is the new AmazonBasics Microwave that works with Alexa. It doesn’t have any microphones on it, nor any speaker (beyond one that can beep). Instead, it’s a $59.99 device meant to showcase Amazon’s new system for companies to make their regular gadgets into smart gadgets. The microwave includes voice presets for…

iPhone XS and XS Max review

From The Verge. Apple’s new iPhone XS and XS Max are familiar territory with two key updates: a faster processor and an upgraded camera. Oh, and the XS Max has the largest screen ever found on an iPhone. But is that enough to justify the very high cost of the best iPhones you can buy?…

How we built a $2000 custom gaming PC

From The Verge. So, how do we build a custom gaming PC? Well, it’s not impossible to build your own Windows desktop. In fact, it’s a great way to learn about what makes most computers tick. Building your own desktop is a great way to ensure you’ll have a computer that perfectly suits your current…

Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on

From The Verge. Apple unveiled its Apple Watch Series 4 line of smartwatches today and the changes are immediately obvious. It’s the first major design overhaul of the Watch since its debut more than three years ago. The Watch’s screen now goes nearly edge-to-edge, thanks to a larger display which also lets watchOS 5 show…

iPhone XR hands-on

From The Verge. Apple has officially announced the iPhone XR, a new model that features a 6.1-inch notched LCD display and Apple’s Face ID system, similar to last year’s iPhone X. Replacing the iPhone 8 in Apple’s lineup, the new iPhone XR is a pretty significant upgrade for Apple because it standardizes the iPhone X’s…

iPhone XS and XS Max hands-on

From The Verge. Apple has announced its next generation of flagship iPhones, and one of them is by far the largest iPhone yet. The iPhone XS and XS Max look almost identical to their predecessor, but there are two immediate differences. 1) They’re both available in gold, unlike last year and 2) the XS Max…