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  • #GapGate Widens As Samsung Responds Saying Some Space Is To Be Expected

    #GapGate Widens As Samsung Responds Saying Some Space Is To Be Expected

    Korean owners of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have noticed that their brand new devices sport an unusual feature – a gap between the bezel and the screen that can fit a business card. The Gal Note 4, which hasn’t reached our shores, sold out on launch day. Now the gap appears to be a perfectly normal occurrence. Samsung even addresses the gap in their documentation, noting that… Read More

  • Skylanders Trap Team Review: Good Storytelling And Simple RPG Mechanics Succeed

    Skylanders Trap Team Review: Good Storytelling And Simple RPG Mechanics Succeed

    The ‘Toys to Life’ category has been a much-needed savior for the gaming and toy industry alike, bolstering sluggish sales for both by anticipating a huge demand for real-life action figures that can be ‘brought to life’ for use in digital games. Activision’s Skylanders series pioneered the concept, and the originator is back with Trap Team, a new installment with… Read More

  • You Can Play Tetris On This Steampunk Bracelet

    You Can Play Tetris On This Steampunk Bracelet

    Keven Bates, the creator of the Arduboy programmable business card, has taken his upcoming project and stuffed it into the coolest bracelet you’ll see all week. The wearable, made of copper and exposed circuitry (do not get it wet, naturally) can play Tetris on a tiny LCD screen. You move the blocks by tapping the sides of the bracelet and it scrolls the falling parts across multiple… Read More

  • Garmin Announces A New Running Watch, The Super Smart Forerunner 920XT

    Garmin Announces A New Running Watch, The Super Smart Forerunner 920XT

    Running watches can either be dead simple – see Timex’s Ironman line – or complex. Garmin usually errs on the side of complex. Their latest running watch, the 920XT, will be available before the holiday and promises enough bells and training whistles to help you go from couch to (probably not) a 100 miler in a few weeks. The new Forerunner looks similar to the previous… Read More

  • Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release

    Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release

    Tile, the lost-item tracker that raised millions in crowdfunding wants to give objects a voice by connecting them to the web. To capitalize on the growing demand for Tile’s small, square-shaped devices that attach to bags, bikes, keychains and more, the company has raised $13 million in funding, in a $9.5 million Series A round led by GGV Capital, a firm known for its global ties, and… Read More

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    StoreDot Charges Up With $42M For Its Fast-Charging Bio-Organic Batteries

    StoreDot Charges Up With $42M For Its Fast-Charging Bio-Organic Batteries

    Israeli startup StoreDot, which is developing quantum dot-utilizing fast-charging smartphone battery technology, among other things, has closed a $42 million Series B funding round. It pitches its bio-organic nano-crystal technology as an enabler for faster charging batteries and also a cheaper and non-toxic alternative to cadmium in screens. Read More

  • Apple’s iPad Update Plans Could Put Gold First And Offer 12.9″ Model For 2015

    Apple’s iPad Update Plans Could Put Gold First And Offer 12.9″ Model For 2015

    Apple could add gold to the menu for the next version of the 9.7-inch iPad Air, according to Bloomberg, and then introduce a 12.9-inch version of its tablet next year. This is in line with rumors we’ve heard from Bloomberg before, which pegged a large-screen iPad as being added to the lineup back in August. But the note regarding the color update for the new iPad is interesting in that… Read More

  • Gaming On The iPhone 6 Plus

    The iPhone 6 Plus Is Great For Gamers

    With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has stepped into the “phablet” category by scaling the hardware of the 6 up while (in some ways) scaling the software from the iPad down. The result is a device that you can use all day to do some of the quick tasks we always do on our phones while also consuming media as you would on a tablet. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Suffering From #GapGate

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Suffering From #GapGate

    Another day, another -Gate. This time the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the latest phablet to enamor the Android crowd, has been reported shipping with a thin gap between the screen and the walls of the case. The issue, reported on iTToday in South Korea, seems to affect a small number of devices. According to the piece, two pieces of paper or a business card can fit snugly into the gap. This… Read More

  • Watch Jeff Goldblum’s GE Link Spot, The Smartest Smart Home Ad Ever

    Watch Jeff Goldblum’s GE Link Spot, The Smartest Smart Home Ad Ever

    Hey, who here gets excited about smart lightbulbs? Probably four of you raised your hands, and two of them were me. GE has taken a different approach to selling its new Link connected bulbs, eschewing sales pitches of convenience and connectivity in favor of trotting out a shirtless (and well-preserved) Jeff Goldblum. The celebrated chaos theoretician is doing what’s known as… Read More