Category: Gadgets

Home Tech to Help Prepare for Your March Break Vacation

By Christine Persaud
When it comes to technology, there are plenty of ways you can use it to feel safer, and enjoy greater peace-of-mind that everything will be a-ok at home while you leave for a few days.

Review: Quell is a wearable for pain relief

By Ted Kritsonis

Dealing with chronic pain usually requires a cocktail of medication, physiotherapy, creams and injections to manage. Quell is a wearable device from NeuroMetrix that aims to not only impact one troublesome area in the body, but anywhere in it using electro-stimulation.

7 Great Tech Products for Parents

By Christine Persaud
This year, we’ll be seeing more great tech gear for parents, targeting safety, health, fun, and convenience. Here’s a sampling of five great products coming up in 2016.

Review: Securifi Almond+ router aims high, can’t do it all

By Ted Kritsonis

Securifi isn’t a well-known brand, and the Almond+ isn’t likely to stand out in the router crowd, but this is a device that aims to combine home networking with home automation — a first in this category. It’s a sound premise, except the execution highlights some key shortcomings.

Review: HP Envy 8 Note is a small 2-in-1 designed for note taking

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The HP Envy 8 Note and keyboard combination (US $429.99) makes for a lightweight and capable tool for writing documents on Microsoft Word, managing email via Outlook or various web-based email applications and has enough power for videos and some basic games.

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Are Mobile Phone Sniffers in Use by Police Forces?

By Lee Rickwood
Incoming and outgoing calls as well as text messages can be monitored and recorded, encryption keys can be extracted, and all this can happen to one or several phones simultaneously, without an owner’s knowledge or permission.