Brian Sherman

January 31, 2023

Raylo raises $136M to build out its gadget lease-and-reuse ‘fintech’ platform

With the economy teetering on recession, and sales of mobile phones and other consumer electronics slowing down globally, a U.K. startup called Raylo that’s leaning into […]
January 31, 2023

China smartphone market slumps to 10-year low in 2022

After a decade of frantic growth, China’s smartphone market is hitting a speed bump as COVID-19 roils the world’s second-largest economy. The country’s smartphone shipments dropped […]
January 29, 2023

Review: The 2023 Mac Mini is a serious contender with the M2 Pro

Apple’s latest silicon innovations shine in the Mac Mini. The tiny desktop computer is the latest Apple computer fitted with the M2 chipset. For $599, buyers […]
January 28, 2023

Warner Bros. swiped our Harry Potter wand IP, says Kano

Kano, the venture-backed U.K. startup known for its build-your-own computer kits and software for teaching coding and associated STEM skills, has accused Warner Bros. of copying one of […]
January 27, 2023

Angry Miao’s AM 65 Less is both more and less keyboard than you’ll ever need

Nobody is going to accuse Angry Miao of making boring keyboards (or earbuds). The company’s previous releases, the CYBERBOARD, Am Hatsu and Am AFA, are as […]
January 27, 2023

Mark Cuban’s bidet brand buys shower startup that wooed Tim Cook

The folks behind Nebia — the techy shower-head startup backed by Apple CEO Tim Cook and a host of other big names — have sold to […]
January 25, 2023

Apple brings M2 Pro and Max chips to the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros

There’s no big Apple event today (well, not in any traditional sense, at least), but the company’s got quite a bit of news to share this […]
January 23, 2023

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch M2 Max review

The M2 Air is as close as Apple has ever come to the perfect MacBook. It’s a kind of platonic ideal for the category, and the […]
January 23, 2023

Some initial thoughts on Apple’s resurrected HomePod

Ditching HomePod was a strange choice. At the time, Apple told us, “HomePod mini has been a hit since its debut last fall, offering customers amazing […]
January 22, 2023

Apple introduces a brand new HomePod with better sound and smarts

Apple has resurrected the larger HomePod with a second-generation version that includes better sound, as well as better intelligence and computing smarts. The new HomePod retails […]
January 21, 2023

E Ink’s latest color displays have me dreaming of electronic paper magazines

There’s still nothing quite like thumbing the pages of a real-life print magazine, but the latest evolution of E Ink’s color tech is creeping tantalizingly close […]
January 21, 2023

Samsung is holding its next Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1, teases camera improvements

Samsung announced today that it’s holding the next Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1 at 10:30 AM PT/1:30 PM ET. The company will expectedly announce the […]