Check out BMW’s color-changing concept car in action

/ BMW’s E Ink-powered color-changing concept went from monochromatic to a veritable rainbow of various shades and tints in just a year. The automaker says the dazzling tech could be closer to production than you think. Image: BMW At CES a year ago, BMW’s iX Flow concept was billed as “the world’s first color-changing car.” […]

Aqara unveils affordable new smart security products

/ The Video Doorbell G4 is the first battery-powered option to work with Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video, and the Smart Lock U100 looks set to be the cheapest option to support Apple’s Home Key. Matter support is coming this month to compatible products. The Aqara Smart Lock U100 is one of the few smart locks […]

Amazon’s Thread support is coming this spring

/ The Echo 4th Gen smart speaker will be a Thread border router alongside Eero Wi-Fi devices as Amazon wraps up its Matter rollout. Thread support is coming to Amazon’s Alexa smart home platform this spring.Image: Amazon Playing catch-up with Apple, Google, and Samsung, Amazon has announced it’s bringing Matter-over-Thread support to its Echo devices […]

Ring’s new dashboard cam is now available to buy

/ But there’s still no sign of the flying camera… The Ring Car Cam can be preordered starting today for $199.99.Image: Ring More than two years after announcing it, the Ring Car Cam is now available for preorder. Starting today, January 5th, you can order the company’s first dashboard security camera at Amazon.com or Ring.com […]

This smart deadbolt lock can charge over the air

/ The Alfred DB2S is a standard deadbolt smart lock that can recharge via infrared beams, but the Wi-Charge wireless charging kit won’t be available at launch. Alfred’s new DB2S smart deadbolt will charge via Wi-Charge’s infrared power transmission, though the transmitter will be sold separately.Image: Alfred The first wirelessly powered smart deadbolt is launching […]

Smart watering tech is coming for your lawn

/ Moen and Rachio have introduced new smart watering solutions at CES, designed to reduce water waste while keeping your plants healthy. The Rachio Smart Hose Timer (pictured) can be directly connected to a faucet, allowing you to control and monitor your watering schedule via a free app.Image: Rachio There are plenty of smart home gadgets […]

AMD confirms some RX 7900 XTX GPUs are overheating

/ Refunds or exchanges are now being offered to customers despite AMD initially claiming that the “temperatures are normal.” AMD has acknowledged reports of its Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPUs overheating and is currently investigating the cause.Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Several user reports have appeared since the launch of the AMD Radeon […]

Kensington announces two new trackballs at CES

/ The TB450 and TB550 will be available starting in Q2 2023 and offer a more accessible price point for the niche peripherals. Kensington revealed the TB450 and TB550 trackballs at CES this yearImage: Kensington Trackball stans, rejoice! Kensington, one of the few remaining manufacturers of premium trackball mice, has announced two new options for […]

Smart watering tech is coming for your lawn

/ Moen and Rachio have introduced new smart watering solutions at CES, designed to reduce water waste while keeping your plants healthy. The Rachio Smart Hose Timer (pictured) can be directly connected to a faucet, allowing you to control and monitor your watering schedule via a free app.Image: Rachio There are plenty of smart home gadgets […]

Thursday’s top tech news: chips, cars, and audiobooks

Sony and Honda’s new EV prototype: Afeela.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge CES is a big show, but it still surprises me to see the huge range of different announcements that come out of it. As a case in point, Sony and Honda showed off a whole-ass electric car prototype during Sony’s CES presentation. […]