TravelCard Credit Card iPhone Battery

Video: Check out this credit card-sized battery for iPhone, Android

By on March 8, 2014 at 12:30 AM.

Video: Check out this credit card-sized battery for iPhone, Android

The LithiumCard isn’t the only credit card-sized battery for mobile devices seeking crowd-funding, as there’s also a TravelCard project that offers iPhone and Android smartphones exactly the same perk: a credit card-like device that packs enough energy to bring life to a dying smartphone. More →

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Galaxy S5 Accessories Case Prices

Official Galaxy S5 cases leaked

By on March 7, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Official Galaxy S5 cases leaked

The Galaxy S5 is more than a month away from hitting stores in multiple international markets, but the first official accessories for the device – only cases for now – have been uncovered and can be pre-ordered at least in one online store in the U.K., although MobileFun says on its website that they’re expected to ship in two months. More →

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Lightning Cable Corrosion

Faulty Lightning cables causing big headaches for iPhone users

By on March 5, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

Faulty Lightning cables causing big headaches for iPhone users

Have you been having problems with faulty Lightning cables that corrode over time and eventually stop charging your iPhone or iPad? You’re not alone. A recent report from ZDNet sheds light on an issue that may be widespread, impacting an increasing number of Apple device owners. The issue involves Lightning cables — the newer cable that connects Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices to a computer or charger — that stop working over time because of corrosion. More →

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LithiumCard Fast-Charging Smartphone Battery

Video: This credit card-sized battery can ‘hypercharge’ your smartphone

By on February 28, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Video: This credit card-sized battery can ‘hypercharge’ your smartphone

LinearFlux on Thursday launched its Indiegogo funding campaign for a very interesting external battery charger project for mobile devices – the LithiumCard, “the world’s only ‘Rechargeable HyperCharger.’” The LithiumCard has about the same size of a credit card, while being slightly thicker, and thus it can be carried around in a regular wallet. The battery can hold a charge of 1200mAh, and, most interestingly, sports a fast charging technology that the company claims can charge devices faster than similar products from competitors. More →

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Automatic Link IFTTT Recipes

Automatic Link gains new functionality via support for IFTTT triggers

By on February 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Automatic Link gains new functionality via support for IFTTT triggers

Two of my favorite pieces of tech aren’t only getting better today, they’re integrating with one another. Automatic’s Link, which plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port in order to track rides and send other useful tidbits to one’s phone, now works with IFTTT. The latter is a free service that enables one thing (in this case, a notification from Link) to trigger another. More →

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Nokia Treasure Tags Release Date

Nokia unveils the one smartphone accessory you’ll actually want to use

By on February 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Nokia unveils the one smartphone accessory you’ll actually want to use

We see countless smartphone accessories released every year but how many of them are actually useful? The latest accessory from Nokia seems like it could really come in handy, however, because it will help you keep track of all the things you’re most likely to use. Nokia’s new Treasure Tags are matchbox-sized tags that you can attach to your keys, wallet and other important items to make sure they never get lost. More →

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Loop Mobile Payments

Fascinating new mobile payment solution works almost everywhere by tricking credit card terminals

By on February 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Fascinating new mobile payment solution works almost everywhere by tricking credit card terminals

The battle for the future of digital wallets is still in its infancy and there are still no clear winners in the United States. What is clear, however, is that NFC-based solutions haven’t seen the widespread adoption some industry watchers had expected. The lack of a universal solution and the cost of upgrading merchant terminals are both huge barriers, and they may never really be overcome. As such, several companies are looking for ways around these limitations by coming up with solutions that work with current equipment. One example we covered recently is Coin, which is building a one card to rule them all solution. Now, another contender called Loop has released a novel product it hopes will change the way we pay for goods and services. More →

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Zero Point Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Demo

Zero Point: The dangerous future of virtual reality

By on February 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Zero Point: The dangerous future of virtual reality

Danfung Dennis no longer concerns himself with whether or not virtual reality is going catch to on — he knows that at this point, it’s just a matter of time. Dennis is the director of Zero Point, a short film that provides a fully 3D 360-degree viewing experience, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the locations and get a taste of how virtual reality will change the entertainment landscape in the very near future. More →

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Dyson Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Watch out, Roomba – Dyson is serious about robots for home

By on February 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Watch out, Roomba – Dyson is serious about robots for home

Dyson is very interested in producing its own domestic robots and robot vacuum cleaners, BBC News reports, as the company will invest £5 million in a robotics lab at Imperial College, London. The research project will be run by Imperial’s professor Andrew Davison, who has been working with Dyson since 2005, and will “focus on vision systems that can help robots understand and adapt to the world around them.“ More →

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Samsung Swarovski Galaxy Note 3 Cover

How to make your Galaxy Note 3 look totally ridiculous for only $300

By on February 5, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

How to make your Galaxy Note 3 look totally ridiculous for only $300

Are you a Galaxy Note 3 owner who has $300 to spend on a smartphone cover? If so then we might have a product for you. Sammy Hub points out that Samsung has teamed up with luxury crystal designer Swarovski to produce a $300 Galaxy Note 3 case that’s covered in shiny crystals. Anyone interested in buying the cover will have three color options to choose from: Crystal Bermuda Blue, Crystal Metallic Light Gold and Crystal Metallic Silver. Supplies are limited, however, so if you really want to spend $300 to make your phablet look like a rejected prop from a third-rate hip-hop video, you should probably act soon.

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Apple Stylus Patent Filing

Could future Apple devices actually come with… a stylus?

By on January 30, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

Could future Apple devices actually come with… a stylus?

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was always very vocal about his dislike of styluses, the electronic pens that Samsung has brought back into fashion with its Galaxy Note series. And while it’s not likely that Apple will include a stylus in its own upcoming phablet that it’s set to release later this year, a new patent filing revealed this week shows that Apple has at least batted around the idea of making a stylus for its mobile devices. More →

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Sony Tablet Camera Attachment

This is the most awful thing Sony has ever created

By on January 28, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

This is the most awful thing Sony has ever created

Sony was founded more than 60 years ago and it has been a consumer electronics leader for decades. During that time it has created some of the most fantastic and important consumer devices the world has ever seen, and it has also built some devices that are better off forgotten, never to be spoken of again. In all that time, however, I’m not sure Sony has ever built and launched anything as awful as this. More →

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