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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Surface Pro 4 Band 2 Microsoft Event

Surface Pro 4, Band 2 and new Lumia phones set to debut at Microsoft’s huge October event

By on August 20, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

Surface Pro 4, Band 2 and new Lumia phones set to debut at Microsoft’s huge October event

It appears that Apple isn’t the only technology company hosting a massive hardware launch event this fall. On Thursday, Chinese Windows blog WPDang revealed that Microsoft will hold a press conference in October during which the company will announce its upcoming slate of devices, including the Surface Pro 4, the Band 2 and two new Lumia phones. More →

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Google OnHub Wi-Fi Router Announced

Google’s new OnHub router vows to make all your Wi-Fi headaches disappear

By on August 18, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Google’s new OnHub router vows to make all your Wi-Fi headaches disappear

Wi-Fi in your home probably isn’t as good as you want it to be. In fact, there are probably plenty of times when you have to reset your modem and/or router just to get it working again… and even then you might not get a consistent signal in many places in your house. Google, however, thinks that it has a fix for all that: A new Wi-Fi router called OnHub that promises to end your Wi-Fi headaches for good. More →

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wink hub

Get a jump start on a connected home with the Wink Hub

By on August 18, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Get a jump start on a connected home with the Wink Hub

It’s 2015, smart home innovation is in full swing, and one of the best parts about this fast-moving market has to be the lower costs to make your home smart. One connected home platform that has grown quite a bit would have to be Wink. It comes out of Quirky, which designs products based on feedback from the public. A key feature of the Wink platform is definitely all the different connections and standards it supports. More →

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Battery Life Charging Cycles Tech

Breakthrough tech could quadruple your smartphone’s total battery life

By on August 17, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Breakthrough tech could quadruple your smartphone’s total battery life

Battery life and charging are constantly on our minds. We’re always looking for power sources to make sure our smartphones don’t die, and battery performance is always one factor worth considering when purchasing a new gadget. Many companies are looking at ways of improving batteries, and researchers from China and America had a breakthrough finding that might lead to longer-lasting, better-performing batteries in the future.

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Robot Children

Researchers develop intelligent robot capable of ‘having children’

By on August 12, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Researchers develop intelligent robot capable of ‘having children’

We seem to be living in a golden age of robotics and artificial intelligence. These days, we can’t even go a few weeks without hearing about some wild new advancement that brings the notion of futuristic and intelligent robots that much closer to reality. Of course, at the same time, each new advancement also brings with it a certain level of fear, a point driven home by Tesla CEO Elon Musk who said that exceedingly advanced AI can be fundamentally dangerous.

Case in point: researchers at the University of Cambridge recently developed an intelligent robot capable of having children. Which is to say, the robot was programmed to assemble smaller robots and can even monitor the progress of its creations as to improve the building process in subsequent builds. All the more impressive, this is all done without any human intervention or external computer simulations.

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