NFC Chip Body Hacking

Here’s what you can do with an NFC chip implanted in your hand

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

Here’s what you can do with an NFC chip implanted in your hand

Over the past few years, the Internet of Things has become a major topic of conversation in the world of technology. Within the next decade or so, everything in our homes might be connected to the Internet, from our phones and televisions to our kitchen appliances and our smoke detectors. Before too long, we may even connect ourselves to this ever-expanding network, as Robert Nelson recently did. More →

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Ikea Halloween The Shinning TV Commercial

This might be Ikea’s creepiest TV commercial yet

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

This might be Ikea’s creepiest TV commercial yet

Ikea knows Halloween is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to ignore your furniture-shopping needs, even if you have to go shopping late at night. The company has come out with an interesting new TV ad for Halloween in Singapore, and it’s a chilling homage to a well-known horror movie. More →

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Most Expensive NYCC Comics

You won’t believe how much the 9 most expensive pieces of memorabilia at Comic Con cost

By on October 12, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

You won’t believe how much the 9 most expensive pieces of memorabilia at Comic Con cost

As of this Thursday, New York Comic Con is once again in full swing. A spin-off of the popular California convention, NYCC has taken on a life of its own over the past several years, drawing in thousands of attendees from all over the country. It’s still not nearly as important to the movie industry as the San Diego convention, but comic book fans will still find plenty of incredible artifacts at the Javitz Center. More →

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Coin vs Plastc vs Final

Move over Coin and Plastc, there’s one more smart card looking to replace your wallet

By on October 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Move over Coin and Plastc, there’s one more smart card looking to replace your wallet

While Apple is finally bringing its contactless payments solution to the iPhone, other companies are still sticking with regular debit and credit cards, trying to reinvent these pieces of plastic that are widely used for daily purchases around the world. After Coin and Plastc, two companies that think they have figured out the next big thing for credit cards, Final also wants to reinvent the credit card. But the company has a different kind of smart credit card concept compared to Coin and Plastc, and it focuses on the user’s security. More →

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Apple Fans Vs Microsoft Fans

These are the biggest differences between Apple fans and Microsoft fans

By on October 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

These are the biggest differences between Apple fans and Microsoft fans

There are plenty of classic rivalries in the world of technology, but none run quite as deep as the one between Apple and Microsoft. Perhaps even more contentious than the ongoing battle of these two giants is the scrabble among their fans, constantly bickering back and forth about which company builds better products. More →

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Kickstarter Ambi Climate AC Smart Remote

This tiny iPhone-connected device can help you save money on air conditioning

By on October 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

This tiny iPhone-connected device can help you save money on air conditioning

Ambi Climate is a new, Internet-connected, smart remote that’s been designed to increase at-home air conditioning efficiency and reduce costs by up to 30%, according to the company. Produced by Ambi Labs, the gadget has been launched on Kickstarter, as the company is seeking $25,000 in funding. More →

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Ikea How to Build

Ikea just ‘fixed’ one of the most annoying things about its furniture

By on October 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Ikea just ‘fixed’ one of the most annoying things about its furniture

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to assemble the strangely named but good-looking pieces of furniture Ikea makes, but you still have to put some elbow grease into such Ikea home projects, especially bigger ones. However, Ikea apparently decided that there’s often too much work for its customers, when having to build Ikea furniture pieces, and came up with an even simpler way of assembling them. More →

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Indiegogo SmartMat Smart Yoga

This is the first smart yoga mat that comes with its own Siri-like voice assistant

By on October 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

This is the first smart yoga mat that comes with its own Siri-like voice assistant

In case you’re looking to improve your yoga game without the help of a professional trainer, then you should check out a SmartMat on Indiegogo, a smartphone and tablet-connected smart mat that can keep tabs on your practice and offer real-time advice on how to improve your yoga experience. SmartMat looks and feels as a regular yoga map, but contains a layer of sensors that can detect movement and provide according feedback, offering both visual guidance and Siri-like audio instructions. The mat can be used both during regular class sessions, offering silent feedback during them, but also at home. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Jeans Pockets

Is ‘Bendgate’ forcing clothing companies to design jeans with enormous pockets?

By on October 1, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Is ‘Bendgate’ forcing clothing companies to design jeans with enormous pockets?

We first started hearing rumblings about clothing designers creating bigger pockets for bigger smartphones last year, but now the release of the iPhone 6 Plus and the accompanying Bendgate fiasco may be getting them to take making bigger pockets more seriously than ever before.

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Apple Store iPhone 6 Lines

iPhone fans who sleep outside Apple Stores are ridiculous… and I think they’re great

By on September 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

iPhone fans who sleep outside Apple Stores are ridiculous… and I think they’re great

Let’s get this out of the way: There is simply no sane reason to spend days sleeping outside the Apple Store just so you can be among the first people to get the new iPhone. This is especially true because you have the opportunity to both preorder the new device online or to buy it at a number of other retail locations that won’t be as crowded. Nonetheless, while I’m not an iPhone user and I would never sleep outside a store for any smartphone, I really admire iPhone fans’ passion despite the fact that I also think they’re ridiculous. More →

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Kickstarter Movpak Electrical Skateboard Backpack

Meet Movpak, the backpack you can ride to work

By on September 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Meet Movpak, the backpack you can ride to work

The Movpak, which is currently raising money on Kickstarter, is an interesting two-in-one product that some commuters will love: An electrical skateboard that offers a range of up to 9 miles and a speed of 15mph and a backpack that stores the board while not in use. Thus, the Movpak might just be the personal transportation device you’ve been looking for. More →

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