Which smart home gadget should you buy first?

It depends, but we've got plenty of suggestions, and everything you need to help narrow them down.   Smart home tech is nothing...

Apple is killing its App Store affiliate program

Apple is killing its App Store affiliate program Apple has announced it is ending its affiliate program for iOS apps, Mac apps, and in-app purchases. IMAGE: GETTY IMAGES BY MATT BINDERAUG 02, 2018 In a move that...

Lease an iPhone X for $5 per month

Sprint's limited-time offer requires an eligible trade-in and 18-month Sprint Flex plan -- but is still quite amazing. Plus: a Star Wars smartwatch for kids for $26! Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Just a few weeks...

Samsung Galaxy Watch smartwatch is coming Aug. 24, starts at $330 (hands-on)

Watch out, Apple Watch. Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung introduced a new Galaxy Watch at its Galaxy Note 9 event this morning in New York. And while it could end up being one of the best smartwatches Samsung...

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which mobile payment system is best?

So many ways to pay, so little time. Here’s the breakdown. Mobile payments want you to swap your wallet for a phone or in some cases, a watch. Rather than carrying around cash and...

Apple teases redheads, kangaroo for World Emoji Day

The gingers are coming to your iPhone. Kangaroo and peacock emojis will hop and strut onto iOS later this year. Apple World Emoji Day is Tuesday and Apple is getting the party started with the unveiling of some of...

Apple puts a new emoji face on its executive team

Apple's leadership goes Memoji to celebrate World Emoji Day. Apple's leadership team transformed into emoji. Apple World Emoji Day is Tuesday, and Apple is getting into the spirit by recasting the photos on its executive team page as emojis. Personal avatars...

How to set up a Fitbit family account

A family account helps keep your kids' fitness data private. Sarah Tew/CNET With Fitbit now selling a device specifically made for kids — the Fitbit Ace — privacy concerns are only natural. Creating a standard Fitbit account...

Get the iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave wallpapers right now

Make your iPhone, iPad or Mac look brand new. Matt Elliott/CNET You'll need to wait until the fall for the updates to iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave to hit, but there's no need to wait for the...

NASCAR’s high-tech world: Leave any preconceptions behind for this deep-dive

The stereotypes aren't justified any more. CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—For various reasons, this article is long overdue. We've looked at motorsport at Ars on many occasions, in many different forms. But a look...