Personal Technology

Personal Technology

What Samsung Must Do to Win Back Our Trust

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:49:52 EDT

Samsung bungled the recall of the exploding Note 7 phones—and exposed bigger concerns with the battery safety of our favorite gadgets, Geoffrey A. Fowler and Joanna Stern write.

Google Pixel Review: The Android iPhone You've Been Waiting For

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:23:10 EDT

Yanking a page from Apple’s playbook, Google has created the best Android phone, Joanna Stern says.

You Can Now Endorse Your Favorite Candidates on Facebook

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:22:00 EDT

Facebook now has a news-feed feature that allows users to formally “endorse” a presidential candidate.

A 19-Year-Old Just Built the First Fingerprint-Reading Smart Gun

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:28:29 EDT

Geoffrey A. Fowler takes an exclusive look at the only handgun that unlocks like an iPhone.

Still Have a Galaxy Note 7? Here's What to Do

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:12:50 EDT

If you bought a Galaxy Note 7 and you’re feeling frustrated and bewildered, here’s some info that can help.

This Cozmo Robot Could Be Your New Best Friend

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:20:43 EDT

Cozmo’s looks are deceiving. This cute, plastic toy tractor may look run of the mill, but when it springs to life, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen.

Will My Phone Explode? Answers to Your Lithium-Ion Battery Questions

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:30:19 EDT

While experts say there is little to worry about regarding the battery safety of most smart devices, here’s what you should know about those little rectangles of densely packed energy you’re carrying around.

The Best Way to Bring Virtual Reality Home

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:39:48 EDT

Sony’s PlayStation VR goggles make you look less like a total zero and more like an arcade hero, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler.

Instagram Aims to Prevent Suicide and Self-Harm With New Tool

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:05:39 EDT

Facebook’s Instagram has introduced a tool aimed to prevent suicide, self-harm and eating disorders by providing timely help to those in need.

An Internet-Powered Beer-Making Robot…What Could Go Wrong?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:22:00 EDT

What ales the robotic kitchen? Geoffrey A. Fowler journeys into the dark heart of computerized homebrewing with PicoBrew, an Internet-connected beer maker.

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