21st century children have access to things that were only possible with magical imagination when their parents were kids. The online world is compelling for children of all ages, but as a parent, you'll want to be there to protect them, just as you do in the physical world. Thankfully, there are apps that can help you be a good virtual parent. Dive in to see what's possible.
Wearable tech has advanced a lot in the past few years, especially when it comes to monitoring your health and fitness. Smartwatches and wristbands are doing a fine job of generally monitoring your activity, but accuracy is not their strong point. If you're a bit more serious about your exercise, but still want the convenience and motivation of capturing your fitness data into an app, then check this out.
Your smartphone is powerful enough for some serious gaming action, but for anything more complex than Angry Birds, that touchscreen is a bit of a pain. Fortunately there are gamepads like the Moga Pro that can give you console like control over your mission. But is it any good?
Over the years, the screen has marched from across the living room, today stopping just short of the eyeballs. Yes, virtual reality is finally available in the home, via the method of strapping your smartphone to your face. You look a bit silly, but is what you see any good? This is the Samsung Gear VR.
In a digital world, keys are just as important for security as they are in a physical world. The GateKeeper 2.0 is a wireless key that can keep your computer automatically locked when you're away from it and keep you from losing those physical keys too! Full review inside.
One upgrade you should always take when it comes to audio, is those included headphones. I don't care if they came with a top of the range iPhone, they're poor. Everyone should do that for a big leap in sound quality. What? You want to take another step and upgrade again? Well, then you'll want to consider a headphone amp. This time the portable Q1 from Fiio.
As 3DTV fades into memory another old technology comes back for another go. Virtual Reality, or VR, is an exciting concept, but has the technology improved enough over previous attempts. More to the point, do enough people want it?
It's pretty easy to only buy one pair of headphones ever, or slip into filling ever more niche use cases as you balance the best sound and portability for your needs. Bluetooth has long promised to cut the cables, but until now, the compromise has been too great. Sennheiser shows how it's done with the MM 400-X mobile headphone.