Samsung Level Headphones Video

This is how Samsung plans to counter Apple’s big Beats move

By on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

This is how Samsung plans to counter Apple’s big Beats move

When IFA 2014 begins next month, Samsung is sure to be focused primarily on mobile hardware, but while we wait to see just how big and powerful the Galaxy Note 4 has gotten, let’s take a look at Samsung’s new premium line of Level headphones. Over the past couple of weeks, Samsung has been publishing videos on its YouTube channel highlighting some of the unique features of the new headphones. More →

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iPhone Thermal Imaging Accessory Kickstarter

Why thermal imaging looks like the next hot smartphone feature

By on August 20, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Why thermal imaging looks like the next hot smartphone feature

One of the most successful Kickstarter projects right now is Hema-Imager, which has so far secured $86,000 in support. It’s a “wireless thermopile-based imaging device compatible with nearly any smart device” and it features temperature accuracy of 2 degrees Centigrade. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Ultrasonic Cover

The Galaxy Note 4 may come with a very cool accessory you won’t see on the iPhone 6

By on August 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

The Galaxy Note 4 may come with a very cool accessory you won’t see on the iPhone 6

You may not really need an Ultrasonic Cover to get around while using your smartphone, but Samsung is developing one for the Galaxy Note 4 nonetheless, SamMobile has learned. In case you’ve never heard of an Ultrasonic Cover before, it’s designed to help people with vision disabilities and can detect objects nearby thanks to an embedded ultrasonic sensor that provides feedback to the user. Galaxy Note 4 owners will be able to set three levels of range for the ultrasonic beam, including short, middle and long. More →

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Indiegogo Charge Ninja for iPhone and Android

Credit card-sized Charge Ninja will get you out of your next smartphone battery jam

By on August 19, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Credit card-sized Charge Ninja will get you out of your next smartphone battery jam

Charge Ninja is the name of a new highly portable battery pack for smartphones, including iPhone and Android devices, that’s raising money on Indiegogo. The Charge Ninja is about as big as a credit card, although thicker, and will easily fit inside wallets, small pockets and purses, waiting to deliver up to 85% (or 1,500mAh) of an iPhone 5s battery charge. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors: Reversible USB Connector

Leaked video all but confirms an incredibly cool iPhone 6 feature

By on August 19, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Leaked video all but confirms an incredibly cool iPhone 6 feature

Following a series of reports detailing the imminent arrival of a new iPhone accessory that’s supposed to be even better than its predecessor – i.e., a Lighting-to-USB cable that’s reversible at both ends – insider Sonny Dickson published a short video on his YouTube channel showing the cable in action. More →

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Kickstarter Noke Smart Padlock

Meet Noke, the smart Bluetooth-enabled padlock

By on August 18, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Meet Noke, the smart Bluetooth-enabled padlock

The Noke – pronounced “no key” – is a brand new project seeking funds on Kickstarter, a smart Bluetooth-enabled padlock that’s apparently designed to help you ditch keys and combinations and adapt to the 21st century. Fuz Designs, the company behind Noke, is looking to raise $100,000 to make the Noke a real product and has already received over $15,000 in pledges from interested buyers with 30 days left in the campaign. More →

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Kickstarter Revocharge Wireless Battery

This awesome battery brings quick on-the-go wireless charging to your smartphone

By on August 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

This awesome battery brings quick on-the-go wireless charging to your smartphone

Revocharge is the name of a new iPhone and Android accessory that wants to let users wirelessly and efficiently recharge their devices on the go. To become a reality, Revocharge is currently raising money on Kickstarter and has already collected almost $7,000 of its $15,000 goal with 39 days left in the campaign. More →

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Anti-Gravity Modular Backpack Kickstarter

Never lose anything again with this amazing magnetized backpack

By on August 13, 2014 at 4:25 PM.

Never lose anything again with this amazing magnetized backpack

Finding the right backpack can be a challenge. Everyone has different priorities when it comes to what they need to pack for work or for travel, but what if you had a backpack that adapted to your needs? That’s what Tessel Supply is attempting to provide with its latest Kickstarter project: the Anti-Gravity Modular Pack System. Similar to Google’s Project Ara, the Anti-Gravity system has several replaceable parts which can be rearranged for maximum efficiency. More →

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Om One Levitating Speaker

Meet Om One, the insanely spectacular levitating speaker

By on August 12, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Meet Om One, the insanely spectacular levitating speaker

Om One is the name of a new speaker that offers an amazing and rather unexpected feature: Levitation. The Om One is an orb that plays music while floating atop of its base. The device is currently seeking funding on its own website, hoping to raise $100,000. With 49 days left in this self-hosted crowd-funding campaign, the Om One has already convinced 213 backers to pledge almost $37,000 . The Om One speaker costs $179 during this fundraising campaign, or $20 off its future commercial price, and it should ship to backers by Christmas. More →

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Sproutling Baby Monitor Wearable

Apple and Google alums team up to create a wearable gadget new parents will love

By on August 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Apple and Google alums team up to create a wearable gadget new parents will love

Sproutling is a new, interesting wearable device for babies that should help anxious moms and dads better monitor their newborn babies at all times. However, before you rush off to buy one, you should know that the Sproutling has to be worn all the time by your baby to deliver results. And just like other wearable devices, this tiny gadget wirelessly connects to the iPhone to display information about the newest addition to your family (Android support is coming in early 2015). More →

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Weirdest Smart Devices Ever

The market is about to be flooded with some of the weirdest ‘smart’ devices you’ve ever seen

By on August 5, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

The market is about to be flooded with some of the weirdest ‘smart’ devices you’ve ever seen

We all have witnessed the depressing news flow about slowing smartphone and tablet sales growth over the past 12 months. But this week, Semiconductor Industry Association threw a curve ball by announcing that chip sales actually increased by a surprisingly robust 11% in the first half of 2014 compared the same period in 2013. SIA is actually hiking its annual growth estimate to 6.5% from earlier projection of 4.1% growth. How can chip sales growth be accelerating if phone and tablet markets are mediocre? More →

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Ryan Seacrest Typo 2 BlackBerry

Ryan Seacrest’s ‘BlackBerry killer’ copycat keyboard is back from the dead

By on July 31, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Ryan Seacrest’s ‘BlackBerry killer’ copycat keyboard is back from the dead

You can’t keep a good copycat down. CrackBerry brings us word that Ryan Seacrest’s Typo has just unveiled a new keyboard attachment that it hopes is different enough from BlackBerry’s keyboards to avoid getting slapped with injunctions. The first-generation Typo was such a blatant BlackBerry knockoff that it never really stood a chance in court and was immediately hit with preliminary sales ban earlier this year. More →

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