Technology

2017 Tech Trends

2017 Tech Trends

January 2017

Calling all tech-heads and gadget gurus—2017 is the year for home products that combine fun and function. Watch for these Jetsons-esque smart products to pop up everywhere, from social media posts to brick-and-mortar storefronts to your neighbor’s kitchen. Get on trend and scoop up your favorites for yourself.

High-Tech Events and Conferences

High-Tech Events and Conferences

December 2016

Nothing takes the place of face-to-face interaction, but next-level audience engagement tools can enhance it or offer innovate alternatives. The new wave of smart conferencing is high-tech—and for attendees, high-engagement.

Virtual Reality Headsets

Virtual Reality Headsets

November 2016

The future is virtually here—at least when it comes to VR, or virtual reality technology. VR headsets are the latest “it” item for tech-heads, gamers and cinephiles alike, and they are no longer necessarily outrageously priced. Our list of best bets includes a range of price points for everyone from beginners to avid VR users.

Smart Luggage

Smart Luggage

October 2016

Smartphones, smartwatches, smart appliances. What’s next? Smart luggage. Location tracking, device chargers, built-in scales and even digital check-in capabilities are just some of the features of the latest and greatest wired suitcases. Invest in one of these models to make some of the inconveniences of travel a thing of the past.

This Year’s Best Cell Phone Cameras

This Year’s Best Cell Phone Cameras

The mobile phone camera has come a long way. Today’s models can create remarkable imagery, all with a slim camera phone that slips into your pocket. From amateur shutterbugs snapping photos of family and pets, to bloggers capturing fashion, food or fun, to professional photojournalists on the go—and everyone in between—a top camera smartphone can be an invaluable tool. Here’s our rundown of the best on the market.

Hoverboard Dangers

Hoverboard Dangers

June 2016

Hoverboards are fun, one of the trendiest gift items of 2015, and unfortunately, potentially dangerous. Plenty of hoverboard accidents have occurred due to user failure, such as some well-publicized celebrity falls, but recent reports attribute many of the worst accidents not to the hoverboard user or the hoverboard itself, but to the lithium ion battery that powers it.  

Smarter Travel With Your Smartphone

Smarter Travel With Your Smartphone

Gone are the days when travelers needed bulky folios for papers and documents. Now your smartphone, with its endless apps can act as guidebook, map, translator, and even medication reminder (change time zones enough and this function can be crucial).