Google Earth wants you to upload your own photos and videos one day

Google Earth is expanding its Voyager feature, which shows special videos and photos attached to specific spots around the globe, to one day include content from the public. Announced during a special event in Brazil, Google parent Alphabet wants to open up Google Earth to include photos, videos, stories and other contributions from regular users within the next two to […]

Amazon’s new Dash Wand is half magic, half boring

Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods is getting all the media attention right now, but the company made another grocery-related investment last week that’s just as interesting: it’s basically giving the new Dash Wand with Alexa away for free. Prime members who spend $20 on the Dash Wand get a $20 Amazon gift card and 90 days of free […]

Waterfield Finn Access wallet review: RFID shielding FTW

There are three aspects of technology I want to discuss today: the part that helps our daily lives by eliminating friction, the part that does the opposite by adding new inconveniences, and the derivative opportunity for boondoggle sellers to exploit our occasional technophobia. All of them relate to a cute little red wallet from Waterfield Designs, the pricey San Francisco […]

Amazon’s Echo Look does more for Amazon than it does for your style

Over the past couple of years, Amazon’s connected devices have slowly made their way into the home with increasing levels of boldness and oddity. They range from a buy-me-now button to a barcode-scanning wand to a virtual assistant in tubular casing. At one time not long ago, the Amazon stuff in your home probably consisted of books and trinkets and […]

This bizarre electric racecar could run in next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

This is the Green4U Panoz Racing GT-EV, and while it might look like a giant BattleBot, it’s actually a new all-electric racecar that could run in the 24 Hours of Le Mans — next year, that is. The GT-EV was created by Don Panoz, a guy with a predilection for racing weird cars. He developed a hybrid endurance racecar in […]