Note 7 Probe Complete: How Samsung Will Keep You Safe

Note 7 Probe Complete: How Samsung Will Keep You Safe
Samsung is vowing that the next smartphone you buy from the company will undergo more thorough quality assurance testing to avoid the kind of design and assembly problems that caused the batteries in Galaxy Note 7 phones to overheat.Samsung outlined its more stringent safety process during a press conference in South Korea where the company revealed its findings after several months of investigations into the problems that caused the Note 7's recall last fall."We are taking responsibility for our

How to Set Up YouTube Parental Controls

How to Set Up YouTube Parental Controls
You can go to YouTube to learn something, have a laugh, listen to music, and even watch some of the content you enjoyed years ago. But YouTube also has content that isn't appropriate for children. And if you'd like to limit what your kids can watch, you'll need to follow some simple steps to turn on the company's Restricted Mode, effectively parental controls.Credit: True Images/Alamy Before you do, however, be aware that Restricted Mode is not an exact science

Best Parental-Control Apps 2017

Best Parental-Control Apps 2017
Best Parental-Control and Monitoring Apps It's not simply that danger is everywhere in the mobile age. It's that the internet never goes to sleep or stops demanding our attention. This is particularly challenging for kids armed with smartphones, apps and instant web access, who may really believe that the next text, that next tweet or the latest viral video cannot wait until tomorrow. Parental-control apps for cell phones can help kids understand the value of limits in a digital

DirecTV Now Review: Not Ready for Prime Time

DirecTV Now Review: Not Ready for Prime Time
UPDATE 1/20/17: After retesting DirecTV Now, we discovered that the service still has many of the issues that affected it at launch, including jittery streams and an "Error 40" that renders content unwatchable. The service is better than when it first launched, but not enough so to alter our score or recommendation. We've contacted AT&T about the bugs we encountered, and will update the review when we receive a response. On paper, there's no reason why DirecTV Now ($35

How To Organize Gadgets and Wires in Your Bag

How To Organize Gadgets and Wires in Your Bag
On any given day I have the following cords, cables, and accessories in my bag: Portable phone chargerMicro USB cableLightning cableEarbudsLonger micro USB cable and wall chargerLaptop charging cord and plug If I’m traveling it gets a little ridiculous. You can probably add these to the list, and none of them are going into checked luggage: Portable WiFi hotspotWireless mouseKindleExtra cables and wall chargersSmall cell phone tripodLavalier micrphoneHandheld micsZoom recorder You might not need that many electronics and accessories

Best Gaming Headsets 2017

Best Gaming Headsets 2017
Whether you're looking to get lost in the latest Uncharted game or want to hear the competition coming in Gears of War 4, having a good gaming headset matters. After testing tons of models from multiple brands in different price ranges, our top pick is the SteelSeries Arctis 7. This headset offers an incredibly comfortable fit, along with rich sound for both games and music. You can use it on just about any system, including PC, PS4, Xbox One

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Review: The Complete Package

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Review: The Complete Package
If you're going to pay a premium for a wireless gaming headset, it should sound great, of course, but it should also be comfortable, work with as many devices as possible and look stylish. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 ($150) achieves all of these aims with flying colors, and at a reasonable price to boot. While you'll have to rely on a few annoying work-arounds to make use of every feature, the Arctis 7 sets the standard for what a

Best Headphones 2017

Best Headphones 2017
Bose SoundTrue Headphones II The Bose SoundTrue Headphones II feature an in-line remote, built-in mic, and padded earcups. Amazon offers them for $99, which is the second-best price we've seen for these headphones. Was $179.99. Is Now $99.00. See details on Amazon Headphones — the original wearable tech — have grown up. They've also become specialized; there's a pair for every use, from sweat-resistant fitness headphones to commuter-friendly active noise-cancelling cans. And each of those types comes with different

Latest Galaxy S8 Render Reveals Big Clue About Camera

Latest Galaxy S8 Render Reveals Big Clue About Camera
Another day, another possible Galaxy S8 leak hinting at a new feature. In this case, the renders attributed to mobile accessories site MobileFun suggest that the next Galaxy phone could have a dual-rear camera and an extra button on the side. The renders, which popped up today on sites such as Sammobile and GSM Arena, show a case with a significant gap carved out where the camera would be. The gap looks wide enough to accommodate a dual rear

Best Password Managers 2017

Best Password Managers 2017
With a password manager, you won't need to remember unique, long, complex passwords for every online account. The software will remember it for you, strengthening your password security and minimizing your risk the next time there's a massive data breach. You need to remember only a single "master" password to the password manager itself. Credit: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock Based on our extensive testing of seven services, focusing on ease of use, platform support, security and overall performance, the best