The Latest High-Capacity M.2: The Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD, Reviewed

Last month, Samsung updated their retail SATA SSD lineup with a new generation of controllers and memory. The Samsung 860 PRO arrived on our test bench first and clearly outperformed its predecessor. However, its status as a premium-priced MLC-based SSD means those generational improvements were irrelevant to most consumers. The new Samsung 860 EVO is […]

TEKQ Rapide Thunderbolt 3 External SSD Review

Flash-based external direct-attached storage (DAS) devices have evolved rapidly over the last few years. Starting with simple thumb drives that could barely saturate USB 2.0 bandwidth, we now have high-performance external SSDs that take advantage of the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface to saturate the internal SATA bandwidth. The introduction of PCIe-based SSDs have enabled […]

The Dock probably won’t solve your charging conundrums

Keeping all of your gadgets charged is a perpetual modern life struggle. Between phones, smartwatches, tablets, laptops, headphones, game consoles, battery packs, and fitness trackers, there are too many gadgets that need to be charged at all times. The Dock (a very descriptive name) is a new product from ThanoTech that looks to solve the […]

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: too light for its own good

What if you had a fancy new metal material that could be used to make a laptop exceptionally light and portable? What if that same material didn’t feel or look like metal at all, but instead looked and felt like a cheap, painted plastic? Could you get away with charging $1,400 for a laptop that […]

Navy set to pick its first carrier-launched drone

The U.S. Navy is going to choose a new carrier-launched drone by the end of 2018 as part of a plan to expand its fighter jet attack range and the power ability of its aircraft carriers. The program, known as Navy MQ-25 Stingray, will enter service in the middle of the next decade. It will […]

Bones clue to ‘lost’ Viking army which made England

A lost Viking army which was a “key part” of the creation of England may have been identified by archaeologists. More than 250 skeletons found at St Wystan’s church, Repton, Derbyshire, have been dated to the 9th Century. Chronicles state a “large heathen army” began to hack its way across England in 866AD, toppling Anglo-Saxon […]

The robot dogs I have loved the most

I’ve never been much of a gadget blogger. My entries on The Verge’s Circuit Breaker have been met with sentiments ranging from “is this a joke?” to “I have difficulties getting your writing style” to “this is why I swiped left on you on Tinder,” which was deleted by the moderators. But that doesn’t mean […]

You can now buy a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $279

Apple today added the Apple Watch Series 3, the company’s latest smartwatch, to its list of available refurbished gadgets, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The device is only available in two different versions: a 38mm, gold aluminum case with a pink sport band, and a 42mm space gray aluminum case with a black sport band. The […]