Apple TV 4 Price

Leaked: Apple TV set for launch in October, price may be as high as $199

By on August 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Leaked: Apple TV set for launch in October, price may be as high as $199

New iPhones won’t be the only big ticket item Apple announces at its upcoming media event slated to take place on September 9. While there have been rumors that Apple may take the time to introduce new iPad models, one new product that will assuredly be on the agenda will be a completely revamped Apple TV.

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Google OnHub Features

The 9 coolest features of Google’s OnHub router

By on August 30, 2015 at 12:15 PM.

The 9 coolest features of Google’s OnHub router

With its new $200 OnHub router, Google is trying to make a previously ignored and boring corner of tech gadgetry interesting for the first time. Not only does Google’s OnHub router look stylish, it looks stylish in a category ordinarily filled with clunky hardware that not surprisingly winds up on the floor, tucked away from view.

Aesthetics aside, the OnHub router delivers an unparalleled selection of router-oriented services that most consumers have never enjoyed previously. While that may admittedly sound boring at first glance, the real world implications of the OnHub router are impressive and compelling.

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Sony Hybrid Remote Control Speaker

Sony just unveiled a gigantic remote control with a full-sized built-in speaker

By on August 29, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Sony just unveiled a gigantic remote control with a full-sized built-in speaker

Sony this past week took the wraps off a crazy and new TV remote control with a full-sized built-in speaker. Needless to say, this is likely the biggest and most ridiculous TV remote you’re ever going to see. While we can certainly appreciate the idea behind this contraption, it certainly won’t win any awards for industrial design anytime soon.

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Boeing Laser Cannon

Boeing’s incredible drone-killing laser cannon can destroy UAVs mid-flight

By on August 28, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Boeing’s incredible drone-killing laser cannon can destroy UAVs mid-flight

Drones are everywhere these days. They’re at your local park, they’re in the ocean, they’re hovering over the White House lawn, and they may even be hovering overhead armed with tear gas.

In a world that’s becoming increasingly drone friendly, there are some serious safety considerations that shouldn’t be ignored. Specifically, government and military officials have cautioned that drones might soon be outfitted with explosives or chemical weapons and flown into either public or sensitive spaces.

With that in mind, Boeing recently developed a portable laser cannon that can eviscerate unwanted and pesky drones mid-flight. In the future, these types of lasers might be installed in all sorts of locations, including airports and sensitive military installations.

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Weaponized Drones

Cops in North Dakota can now arm Drones with tasers and tear gas

By on August 27, 2015 at 1:44 PM.

Cops in North Dakota can now arm Drones with tasers and tear gas

The idea of weaponized drones might sound like something you’d see in a sci-fi movie, but you might end up seeing it in the real world before you know it. Following the passage of a new bill in North Dakota, police in that state now have the green light to launch and use drones armed with a variety of non-lethal weapons, including rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, and tasers.

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Samsung Smart Fridge Hack

Have a Samsung smart fridge? Your Gmail credentials might be at risk

By on August 25, 2015 at 10:05 PM.

Have a Samsung smart fridge? Your Gmail credentials might be at risk

With each passing year, more and more everyday objects are being outfitted with network connectivity. This type of futuristic world — dubbed The Internet of Things — promises to make our lives a whole lot easier in ways we never imagined possible even just a few years ago.

Of course, with every great technological advancement comes newfound security risks. Case in point: researchers recently uncovered a security flaw in a Samsung smart fridge which can compromise a user’s Gmail credentials. As to why you might need a refrigerator with an 8-inch Wi-Fi enabled display that can browse the web, mirror what’s on your phone, and even run apps, well, that’s a topic for another day.

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Flamethrowers For Sale XMatter Ion Productions

Go get your $900 flamethrower now before the government bans them

By on August 25, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Go get your $900 flamethrower now before the government bans them

Last month, we brought you exciting news that a company called XMatter has started selling flamethrowers on the consumer market for surprisingly affordable prices. What made this even more amazing was the fact that selling such flamethrowers to Ma and Pa America is 100% legal and without restrictions in all but two states. However, Ars Technica reports that some governments have suddenly realized that giving people unrestricted access to flamethrowers that can spit fire 50 feet in the air might not be a great idea… and this revelation has only sparked more people to pick up flamethrowers while they’re still legal. More →

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Turn Your TV Into A Tablet

Turn any television in your house into a huge touchscreen with this $130 gadget

Turn any television in your house into a huge touchscreen with this $130 gadget

By on August 25, 2015 at 1:16 PM.

The way we interact with screens has changed drastically over the past few decades. We rarely go more than a day without touching the display of a smartphone, a tablet or a touchscreen computer, so it only makes sense that one day our TVs will begin to move in the same direction.

With the Touchjet WAVE, you won’t have to wait any longer.

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Sony Drone

Sony just unveiled an amazing drone that can fly 106 MPH

By on August 25, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

Sony just unveiled an amazing drone that can fly 106 MPH

Sony this past year partnered up with a Japanese robotics company called ZMP to establish a new drone company called Aerosense. While the joint partnership understandably raised a few eyebrows at first, Sony believes that it can leverage its expertise in camera and communications technologies to make an impact in the burgeoning drone market.

On Monday, Sony released video footage of a drone prototype borne out of its relationship with ZMP. Suffice it to say, this isn’t your everyday $150 Quadcopter. And trust us when we say that that’s a good thing. More →

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Hydrogen-Powered Smartphone Battery Intelligent Energy

U.K. company makes hydrogen-powered iPhone battery that can purportedly last a full week

By on August 24, 2015 at 9:25 AM.

U.K. company makes hydrogen-powered iPhone battery that can purportedly last a full week

Now this is intriguing. The Telegraph over the weekend reported that U.K.-based tech company Intelligent Energy has invented a new type of smartphone battery that runs on hydrogen and can purportedly last a week per charge. More →

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Overhead Control Panel

Man builds incredible DIY overhead control panel for his computer that must be seen to be believed

By on August 24, 2015 at 7:35 AM.

Man builds incredible DIY overhead control panel for his computer that must be seen to be believed

As far as DIY projects go, this overhead control panel may very well be the most impressive contraption we’ve ever seen. Put together by a Reddit user who goes by the name Smashcuts, the control panel — which boasts an awesome design straight out of a Sci-Fi movie — sports a number of captivating and vibrant LEDs  alongside 100 programmable buttons which can do almost anything you can think of.

From opening apps and saving documents, to performing specific functions in applications like Adobe Photoshop, the wide array of functions this control panel can carry out is truly remarkable.

The entire project took a few months to put together, with the final creation weighing in at about 40 pounds.

Here’s how it was all put together, from the hand wiring to the laser etching and everything in between.

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Google OnHub Wifi Router

The clever design behind Google’s OnHub router

By on August 20, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

The clever design behind Google’s OnHub router

Google earlier this week unveiled a new Wi-Fi router dubbed OnHub that promises to solve all of your Wi-Fi related woes. While mobile technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, the routers we use today — and their associated problems — haven’t really made similar advancements.

So in comes OnHub which features a unique antenna design, smart software for improved performance, and just as important, an associated app which makes adjusting router settings much simpler than tinkering around with a confusing piece of hardware with blinking lights.

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