The Samsung Gear S3 is an excellent smartwatch just a few ticks short of perfection. With built-in LTE and GPS it’s more connected than rivals, but noticeably thicker as well.
The device gets off on the right foot by looking and feeling like a watch. Whatever you think of wearables, the more they look like the familiar and the less like technology, the better. Apple splits the difference with its Apple Watch Series 2; it has hints of classic watch design (see the digital crown) but also telegraphs “I’m wearing the future.”
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I think we can all agree that Wi-Fi routers aren’t sexy devices. Nobody really gets excited over a router, unless maybe if you work in IT.
And yet, Wi-Fi routers are kind of the rage right now. You see, we all want fast and reliable Wi-Fi in every corner of our home. But networking gear is mostly “meh,” with ugly and cumbersome hardware and sub-par software, often using dated web-based interfaces that might as well require a computer science degree to figure out.
Google’s OnHub router, which debuted last year, was a good step towards improving Wi-Fi at home, but at $200 it was still too pricey and didn’t really fix bad Wi-Fi in large, multi-room homes. Read more…
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