Kickstarter Powerlace P-One Auto-Lacing Shoes

Yes, someone has finally built Marty McFly’s auto-lacing shoes

By on November 18, 2014 at 8:05 PM.

Yes, someone has finally built Marty McFly’s auto-lacing shoes

Back to the Future fans are surely familiar with Marty McFly’s special auto-lacing shoes from the future, and many of them may have been dreaming about wearing them one day. Interestingly, as we’re getting closer to 2015, the year when Marty arrives in the future, a company is getting ready to launch the first shoes with auto-lacing capabilities — and while the Powerlace P-One shoes look nothing like the sneakers in the movie, they certainly seem able to get the job done. More →

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Kickstarter Impossible Electric Bike

This strange-looking ‘Impossible’ electric bike can be easily folded into a backpack

By on November 15, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

This strange-looking ‘Impossible’ electric bike can be easily folded into a backpack

“Impossible” is the name of a new electric bike Kickstarter project started by Impossible Technology that has almost doubled its target goal, with 41 days left to go in the campaign. The Impossible has raised over $95,000 (CAD), after seeking $55,000 in funding.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook

Everything you need to know about Apple CEO Tim Cook

By on November 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Everything you need to know about Apple CEO Tim Cook

What is it about the chief executive officer role of a technology company that seems to attract such peculiar personalities? Even years after his untimely passing, Steve Jobs is still a regular topic of discussion in the tech world, prompting books, movies and parodies that have attempted to encapsulate his volatile, fascinating persona.

But in his stead, a different kind of CEO has taken over at Apple. Tim Cook is one of the most private people in the industry, separating his personal life from his public life as often as he possibly can, but Adam Lashinsky’s 2012 book Inside Apple was one of the first to delve a little deeper into who Cook really is. More →

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Steve Jobs Unseen Photos

You have to check out these never-before-seen photos of Steve Jobs

By on November 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

You have to check out these never-before-seen photos of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs lived a fascinating life, one which has been documented repeatedly by writers and filmmakers since his passing, but despite all the stories and all the footage which has already been released, there are still artifacts from Jobs’ life which have yet to be uncovered. Nearly thirty years ago, when Steve Jobs was let go from Apple, he started a new company: NeXT Computer.

He gave Doug Menuez, a documentary photographer, unlimited access to the company. Thirty years later, Menuez wrote a book about his experience. More →

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Tim Cook Comes Out Reactions

Here is the most idiotic reaction to Tim Cook coming out as gay

By on October 31, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Here is the most idiotic reaction to Tim Cook coming out as gay

When Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday, the reaction from fellow tech leaders and from most politicians was largely positive. We knew that not everyone would react this way, however, and sure enough The Washington Post has cataloged some of the more idiotic reactions to Cook coming out. While some of the reactions were fairly predictable — really, who didn’t think the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer would say something stupid? — the most boneheaded reaction so far actually comes to us from Vitaly Milonov, a Russian member of parliament who wants Cook banned from entering his country for life. More →

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Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay Video

Video: This is why Tim Cook finally decided to come out as gay

By on October 30, 2014 at 8:50 AM.

Video: This is why Tim Cook finally decided to come out as gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped an unexpected surprise on Thursday morning when he decided to finally come out as gay. Even though Cook’s sexuality has long been a topic of speculation, the Apple boss put all doubts to rest in a heartfelt essay in Bloomberg Businessweek where he talked about his experiences as a gay man and how they’ve shaped what he sees as his role as CEO of Apple. More →

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Indiegogo: Bluesmart Carry-on Suitcase

Meet Bluesmart, the intelligent carry-on luggage of your dreams

By on October 24, 2014 at 5:35 PM.

Meet Bluesmart, the intelligent carry-on luggage of your dreams

Frequent fliers not happy with their current carry-on luggage solutions should check out Bluesmart, a new piece of connected luggage that’s supposed to make traveling a lot easier. Bluesmart has smashed through its original $50,000 goal on Indiegogo in just a few days, hitting nearly $400,000 with more than a month left in the campaign. More →

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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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