AT&T’s Dash-like smart button doesn’t need WiFi

AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click. Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash — in fact, it’s powered by Amazon Web Services — but since it’s connected to AT&T’s LTE-M network, it doesn’t need a WiFi connection to work. AT&T’s button […]

Smart Compose and offline mode have arrived in Gmail

Enlarge (credit: Google) As promised, Google has rolled out new key features for Gmail. Native offline mail support is now available after it was promised as a follow-up to the major redesign that launched late last month. You have to be using Chrome as your Web browser to access this feature, though. Additionally, Google has […]

Most smart speaker owners don’t use their devices to shop online, and more than half say it’s because of a lack of trust (AMZN)

As it turns out, even consumers who willingly keep a smart speaker in their homes don’t trust them with certain personal information. A recent survey from comScore showed that 70% of smart speaker owners haven’t used theirs to order items online, presenting a big challenge to the AI-powered device’s potential to serve as a new consumer […]

I grew basil and lettuce using this indoor smart garden — and the process was truly effortless

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Click & Grow Gardening and growing your own plants is a rewarding activity, but it’s not the easiest practice to master, especially when you lack time or patience […]

Bluesmart shuts down following smart luggage battery ban

Smart luggage maker Bluesmart is shutting down after concerns over batteries in checked luggage kept travelers from using its bags as intended. The company has sold its intellectual property and is ending refunds, sales and warranty support. Bluesmart’s bags were a hit, with the company raising over $ 4.1 million in crowdfunding since its first […]

Quin is a smart motorcycle helmet

Quintessential Design LLC have created a smart motorcycle helmet that allows drivers to communicate with their smartphones. The Quin helmet also includes crash detection that provides your location to emergency responders, and an SOS emergency system in case of harassment. Transcript: Motorcycle helmet with built-in SOS. Quin is a smart motorcycle helmet that provides essential […]

These new smart shoes by Under Armour track your fitness while you run to improve your performance

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Under Armour Under Armour’s new ‘smart shoes’ (the HOVR Connected series) use an embedded chip and the MapMyRun app to give runners real-time data on their fitness performance, […]