Onyx for iPhone and Android

Here’s how you can have your own Star Trek communicator

By on November 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Here’s how you can have your own Star Trek communicator

While we’re a long way from being able to boldly go explore new galaxies Star Trek-style, a communicator such as the one worn by Enterprise employees to talk to one another is available for preorder right now for just $99, though buying just one won’t be enough to turn it into a Star Trek-like communicator. More →

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Plastc Card Smart Credit Card

Is the world really ready for Apple Pay? Credit card killer Plastc preorders hit $5.2M in one week

By on October 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Is the world really ready for Apple Pay? Credit card killer Plastc preorders hit $5.2M in one week

Apple Pay is encouraging people to leave their credit cards in their wallets and pay for goods in stores using an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus now, or an Apple Watch in the future. According to Tim Cook’s recent comments, more than 1 million cards have already been activated on Apple Pay in the first three days. On the other hand, the MCX group of retailers that includes big brands such as Walmart, Best Buy, Gap, CVS, and others, are working on a different wireless payments solution that doesn’t even need credit cards or NFC, and thus is not supporting Apple Pay. Regardless whether you like Apple Pay, or any other alternative, it’s clear that credit cards won’t go away anytime soon, and credit card killer Plastc has just proved that. More →

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Fire TV Stick vs. Chromecast

Amazon has finally figured out how to make a $39 Chromecast killer

By on October 27, 2014 at 3:18 PM.

Amazon has finally figured out how to make a $39 Chromecast killer

Amazon’s $99 Fire TV was the company’s first streaming media player meant to compete against the Apple TV, Roku or Chromecast, but the company has finally figured out how to make an actual Chromecast-like device that might be more popular with consumers. Announced on Monday, the Fire TV Stick costs just $39, $4 more than Google’s popular streaming dongle, though Amazon Prime subscribers can preorder it for just $19 over the next two days.

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Night Cable for iPhone and Android

Meet Night Cable, the only iPhone charging cable made for your bedroom

By on October 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Meet Night Cable, the only iPhone charging cable made for your bedroom

Many people charge their smartphones every night because most handsets can’t yet offer the battery life we expect. And many tablet users also charge their devices at night as well, which is the most convenient time to do it anyway since they might want to simultaneously use it for some quick content consumption before sleep. But using the device while it’s plugged in and charging, whether it’s a smartphone or a tablet, might be a seriously annoying endeavor because charging cables are usually rather short.

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Chromecast vs. Android TV

A mysterious second-gen Chromecast is indeed on the way

By on October 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

A mysterious second-gen Chromecast is indeed on the way

After having been spotted in FCC documentation, the second-generation Chromecast has been confirmed by Googlers from the Chromecast team during a Reddit ask-me-anything session, but they said the device will not have any new features for users, without revealing more details about it. Meanwhile, Gigaom has learned that a Chromecast V2 is indeed coming, as Google doesn’t plan to replace its extremely affordable and very popular dongle with Android TV just yet. More →

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Rhinoshield Crash Guard Kickstarter

This super-slim iPhone 6 bumper promises to protect your device from bending and so much more

By on October 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM.

This super-slim iPhone 6 bumper promises to protect your device from bending and so much more

We’ve seen a lot of iPhone 6 cases pop up on Kickstarter lately, but this one still looks like something special. The Rhinoshield Crash Guard is a new case that’s being pitched as a “slim profile bumper case that provides amazing drop protection for the iPhone 5/5S/5C, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Protection that does NOT compromise on the original design.” The case’s Kickstarter fundraiser has already exceeded its original goal of £6,000 and has now raised more than £100,000. It has 17 days remaining, and has already racked up an impressive 3,844 backers.

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Second-gen Chromecast Specs and Release Date

Don’t be too excited about the new Chromecast Google is going to soon launch

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Don’t be too excited about the new Chromecast Google is going to soon launch

The Chromecast dongle is one of the most popular gadgets Google launched in the last few years, according to the company’s own past statements, but a second-generation model is yet to hit stores. But when it does come out, a new Chromecast won’t have any new features to offer users, Google has confirmed, after an FCC filing outed the second-generation device. More →

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Kickstarter Anonabox Tor Router Scam

The Anonabox Tor browser might be a huge hoax despite topping $500,000 on Kickstarter

By on October 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

The Anonabox Tor browser might be a huge hoax despite topping $500,000 on Kickstarter

Anonabox is a tiny Wi-Fi router that’s supposed to bring Tor-grade encryption to all online activity performed on a computer connecting to the Internet through the device. The gadget has already taken Kickstarter by storm, raising well over $500,000 in just a couple of days from more than 7,700 backers, thus significantly topping its original $7,500 goal. However, the device appears to be a huge hoax, as its creator is simply showing off a gadget on Kickstarter that’s identical to a regular Wi-Fi router that’s already sold on Alibaba for around $20, failing to explain the similarities in a professional manner. More →

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iPhone 6 Accessories Record Profits

Apple isn’t the only company getting rich off of the iPhone 6

By on October 10, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Apple isn’t the only company getting rich off of the iPhone 6

With record iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales comes the equally impressive sales of iPhone accessories. In the two weeks following the announcement of the iPhone 6 lineup, accessory sales reached a record $249 million, according to the latest data from market research firm NPD Group.

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Kickstarter Pronto 5 and 12

This ultra fast-charging iPhone external battery just smashed through its Kickstarter goal

By on October 8, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

This ultra fast-charging iPhone external battery just smashed through its Kickstarter goal

Many companies come up with interesting external battery pack concepts for iPhone and other smartphones before hitting crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo looking to raise enough money to turn them into commercial products. But even with all the different battery pack options to choose from, Power Pratical’s Pronto battery pack appears ready to offer you something quite special. More →

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