Smart Card Battery and Hard Drive

This unbelievably tiny smartphone charger knows plenty of other tricks

By on July 11, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

This unbelievably tiny smartphone charger knows plenty of other tricks

The Power Company, which previously crowd-funded a Charged Card ultra-portable smartphone battery, is back with a new interesting Indiegogo project — a wallet-sized Smart Card that not only packs quite a punch when it comes to spare battery juice, but also offers other interesting features including an external hard drive. More →

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World's Best Gadgets FingerReader

MIT researchers create an ingenious device that will help blind people read print

By on July 9, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

MIT researchers create an ingenious device that will help blind people read print

Soon people who are visually impaired could have a way to read that doesn’t involve brail. MIT has created an incredible new device called FingerReader that is essentially a scanner that you wear on your hand that’s capable of reading words on a page and then reciting them aloud back to you. More →

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iPhone 6 Accessories on Amazon

You can already buy accessories for the iPhone 6

By on July 9, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

You can already buy accessories for the iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 isn’t even out yet – although the web is filled with many rumors and leaks offering design and launch details – and accessory makers already appear to be confident they know enough about Apple’s upcoming device to start selling iPhone 6 cases. Spigen has already listed a slew of cases and bumpers on Amazon for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. A slim fit case retails for $6.99, or $18 off its regular price, and has a September 30 ship date, while a bumper is more expensive at $10.99, shipping to buyers on the same date. More →

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Normal 3D-Printed Headphones

These 3D printed earphones are tailor-made for your ears

By on July 8, 2014 at 1:18 PM.

These 3D printed earphones are tailor-made for your ears

It’s almost impossible to find the right pair of earphones. They’re either too large, too small or just an odd fit, but Normal wants to change all that. With Normal’s 3D printed earphones, you can buy a product that contours perfectly to your weird ears, no matter the size or shape. Simply download the Normal app (available on Android and iOS), take pictures of your ears, customize your Normals and press send. More →

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Best iPhone Camera Accessories

These are some of the best iPhone camera accessories money can buy

By on July 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

These are some of the best iPhone camera accessories money can buy

As great as the iPhone’s camera is, there are physical constraints when companies like Apple stuff optics into ridiculously thin smartphones and they may never really be overcome. If you’re an amateur iPhone photographer looking to take your photos to the next level though, there are tons of great accessories that will help give your mobile photography the adrenaline shot it needs. More →

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Kickstarter iFind Project Suspended

Kickstarter suspends apparent scammers before they fled with $550,000

By on June 27, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Kickstarter suspends apparent scammers before they fled with $550,000

The iFind Kickstarter campaign that many publications questioned earlier this week, believing it’s nothing more than a scam meant to steal money from unsuspecting backers, has been officially suspended, The Register reports. WeTag, the makers of iFind who were seeking $25,000 in funding, would have gotten access to over $546,000 in pledges in just a few days. Despite the questions raised on Kickstarter about the product, which were picked up by various publications, WeTag managed to raise even more money as it was criticized for the way it handled the matter.
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Nest Google Data Sharing

Yes, Nest will start sharing data with Google

By on June 25, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Yes, Nest will start sharing data with Google

Nest co-founder Matt Rogers on Monday announced on its blog the Nest Developer Program, an awesome initiative that will allow developers to use their devices and apps together with Google’s Nest products for even more advanced home control. What Nest didn’t say in its announcement is that Google will obviously be one of the partners involved, which means some data will be shared with the company. However, Nest later confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that limited data will be shared with Google, in order to enable Google Now functionality. More →

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Google Nest Developer Program Announced

Google’s plan to rule your home with Nest finally takes shape

By on June 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM.

Google’s plan to rule your home with Nest finally takes shape

Why did Google really buy Nest? One big reason was to conquer your home, of course. And now Nest has revealed the next major phase in its plan to rule your home through its new Developer Program that will make it possible for “Nest devices to securely interact with the things you already use every day” including “lights, appliances, fitness bands and even cars.” More →

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Kickstarter: WeTag iFind Scam

Too good to be true? Battery-free gadget may be a wild $500,000 Kickstarter scam

By on June 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM.

Too good to be true? Battery-free gadget may be a wild $500,000 Kickstarter scam

iFind, dubbed “the world’s first battery-free item locating tag,” may be one of the coolest Kickstarter projects yet, having already hit over $520,000 in pledges – more than 20 times its initial goal – but it also may be a huge scam. iFind is a tiny device that’s supposed to be used with a smartphone app to quickly locate lost items. While this isn’t a new idea, WeTag says it can do it without the use of a battery. And that’s the crucial detail that causes concern. More →

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Review
LyveHome Review iOS Android

LyveHome review

By on June 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

LyveHome review

There are more photos that have been taken in the last twelve months than every photograph taken from the beginning of time up until then put together. But no one has truly solved the problem of photo organization, backups and protection, at least not in a fun and easy way. Lyve aims to do this with both hardware and software, and the company recently sent us its new flagship product to test. Has Lyve finally cracked this important problem and launched a product that’s both simple and reliable? More →

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Best Smartphone Accessories GOkey

Incredibly cool new accessory serves as a phone charger, USB drive and GPS tracker

By on June 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Incredibly cool new accessory serves as a phone charger, USB drive and GPS tracker

It’s rare to find a truly useful smartphone accessory but this cool new keychain accessory just might fit the bill. GOkey, a new accessory that’s become a smash hit on Indiegogo, serves as a portable smartphone charger, a USB thumb drive and a GPS tracker for your smartphone all in one. More →

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Best Smartphone Accessories Zolo

Clever smartphone case offers an ingenious way to charge your phone on the go

By on June 20, 2014 at 5:43 PM.

Clever smartphone case offers an ingenious way to charge your phone on the go

If you’re looking for a more convenient way to keep your smartphone charged while you’re traveling then you may want to give Zolo a look. Zolo, a recently launched Indiegogo project, has come up with a very clever way to help you keep your phone charged with minimal hassle by creating a case for your smartphone that can magnetically latch onto a battery pack. Unfortunately, the case doesn’t yet support wireless charging so you still need to hook your phone up to the battery when a small cable even though the two devices are magnetically stuck together. More →

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