Apple 3D Printer

The man who said Apple would ‘disappear’ if it didn’t release an iWatch is back with another prediction

By on May 15, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

The man who said Apple would ‘disappear’ if it didn’t release an iWatch is back with another prediction

Everyone in the tech industry in waiting on pins and needles for Apple to unveil its next project. Many have predicted that Apple is preparing to enter the wearable market with an smartwatch, others have brought up the possibility of a standalone television, but Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry might have given Benzinga the most peculiar prediction of all: Apple’s next product could be a 3D printer. More →

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Best Smartphone Accessories Nokia Treasure Tags

Verizon is now selling the coolest smartphone accessory we’ve seen this year

By on May 13, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

Verizon is now selling the coolest smartphone accessory we’ve seen this year

Most smartphone accessories are pretty forgettable but Nokia’s Treasure Tags are designed to make things memorable. Treasure Tags, a new accessory that Nokia first unveiled this past February, are matchbox-sized tags that you can attach to your keys, wallet and other important items to make sure they never get lost. The tags, which are now technically Microsoft products after Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, are now on sale at Verizon Wireless for $29.99 each. More →

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Samsung Wireless Hard Drive

Samsung fixes Android bloatware and battery problems with one nifty gadget

By on May 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Samsung fixes Android bloatware and battery problems with one nifty gadget

Samsung and Seagate on Monday announced a new external hard drive made specifically for Android mobile device users, which can help them fix any complaints related to bloatware or battery life. The “Samsung Wireless” is a $179 wireless hard drive that offers users access to 1.5TB of data and a backup battery. More →

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Dimple Buttons Sticker for Android

Video: This tiny Dimple will fix all your Android button problems

By on May 7, 2014 at 2:18 PM.

Video: This tiny Dimple will fix all your Android button problems

Not all smartphone users enjoy their sleek smartphones button-free, and would prefer actual physical buttons for certain actions. Dimple has been imagined with these users in mind, and the project is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. Each band-aid-like Dimple sticker offers users access to four buttons that can be configured to trigger certain actions on Android smartphones and tablets once an NFC connection is established. More →

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Cool 3D Printing Projects

Future travel: Don’t pack, just email what you need to a 3D printer

By on May 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Future travel: Don’t pack, just email what you need to a 3D printer

An Amsterdam art gallery called Galerie VIVID is having an exhibition that amounts to a meditation of how 3D printing could reshape travel. The artist Janne Kyttanen has designed a collection of objects that a woman flying for a beach vacation could conceivably print out at a resort instead of packing them with her in her suitcase, including a handbag, a multi-purpose dress, sunglasses, shoes, etc.  More →

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iMoveCharger Smartphone Motion Charger

Charge your iPhone on the go with this incredible motion charger

By on May 2, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Charge your iPhone on the go with this incredible motion charger

Trying to charge your phone or tablet while you’re out and about is one of the most frustrating conundrums facing portable device owners today. If you’re willing to charge and carry around an extra accessory or two, you can squeeze a few additional hours out of your iPhone, but external battery packs and portable phone chargers are anything but ideal. iMoveCharger is not only one of the most clever solutions to on-the-go charging we’ve ever seen, but it could keep you in shape in the process. More →

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Best Android Smartphone Cases

Awesome case lets you charge your Android phone with Apple’s MagSafe power connector

By on May 2, 2014 at 12:54 PM.

Awesome case lets you charge your Android phone with Apple’s MagSafe power connector

Have you ever wished you could charge your Android phone with the same kind of magnetic power connector used in Apple’s MacBooks? If so, then one developer at DroidBuild has created a new smartphone case that might pique your curiosity. The developer created the new case by modding a spare MagSafe power connection lying around and attaching it to a 3D printed ABS faceplate. The result is a case that fits perfectly on his Galaxy Note II and that lets him charge the device just as he’d charge a MacBook Air. While this is obviously just a prototype and won’t be going on sale anytime soon, it’s still a really cool concept that anyone who has access to a spare MagSafe and a 3D printer might consider trying themselves. A picture of the case follows below. More →

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LIX 3D Printing Pen Kickstarter

Amazing 3D printing pen raises $500,000 in a day

By on May 1, 2014 at 1:02 PM.

Amazing 3D printing pen raises $500,000 in a day

Kickstarter continues its hot streak in funding 3D printer projects. The $300 Micro has blown past $3 million, weeks after the Robo3DPrinter raised nearly $650,000 in February. Now a plucky British company is making waves with the LIX 3D Pen, an experimental new 3D printer that enables people to literally doodle in the air. More →

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iPhone 5s Lunecase Kickstarter Project

This amazing new iPhone case uses electromagnetic energy to show glowing notifications

By on April 29, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

This amazing new iPhone case uses electromagnetic energy to show glowing notifications

Lunecase is a new iPhone case that’s a lot smarter than other cases, as it’s able to harness the electromagnetic energy of the iPhone to show notifications for calls and messages. The case does not have any battery of its own and does not connect to the iPhone via its Lightning port, but it will detect incoming calls and texts by recognizing their respective wavelengths. By wirelessly picking up the energy it needs, it is able to then convert it into the energy required to display visual notifications. More →

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“I don’t trust mechanical hard drives, and you shouldn't either.”
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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD Review

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD review: Finicky mechanical HDDs are dead to me

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD review: Finicky mechanical HDDs are dead to me

By on April 28, 2014 at 4:10 PM.

First, a story. I loathe mechanical hard drives. They’re painfully slow, annoyingly finicky, and prone to failure — the consumer ones, anyway. Toss one in a cheap USB 3.0 enclosure, however, and you’ve got a bona fide recipe for disaster. I’m sure I could find millions who’d comment that their [insert external HDD here] is still humming fine after a few years, but my wife and I have blown through six failures in the past four years. Brand, capacity, bus — it matters not. These things just aren’t designed for being used in a coach airline seat, thrown around at will, and generally having their key attribute (read: mobility) being taken advantage of.

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M3D Micro 3D Printer

Micro, the $300 device that will bring 3D printing to the masses, tops $3M on Kickstarter

By on April 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

Micro, the $300 device that will bring 3D printing to the masses, tops $3M on Kickstarter

3D printing is one of precious few exciting new technologies that have the potential to dramatically change our lives. The tech has already revolutionized manufacturing, allowing businesses to build models and prototypes in mere hours instead of days or even weeks, for small companies. Now, 3D printing is on the verge of making its way into consumers’ lives as well, and M3D’s “Micro” printer is positioned to be at the front of this huge push.

With nine days left in its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the company has now raised more than $3 million. More →

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Google Play Nest On Sale

You can now buy a Nest thermostat on Google Play for $249

By on April 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM.

You can now buy a Nest thermostat on Google Play for $249

The marriage between Google and Nest just got even more official. As Android Police points out, Google has started selling Nest thermostats on its Google Play store starting at $249. And given that it’s Earth Day and that Nest is an eco-friendly, energy-saving thermostat, Google says that it will plant a tree for every Nest unit sold on Tuesday. Nest, which was founded by former Apple exec Tony Fadell, was acquired by Google earlier this year for $3.2 billion. Earlier reports have indicated that Google isn’t interested in Nest just for its smart thermostats but also for its team’s design prowess that won it accolades from several Apple fans over the years.

 

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