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  • Connected Hardware bttn Fires Up An Indiegogo Crowdfunder

    Connected Hardware bttn Fires Up An Indiegogo Crowdfunder

    Earlier this year Finnish startup The Button Corporation (TBC) unboxed a connected hardware button, called charmingly enough, bttn. It started taking pre-orders at €69 per pop back in May but has now fired up a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to speed manufacturing and expand the reach of its bttn, with a stated focus of driving interest in the US. Read More

  • Sony Unveils The QX1 And QX30 Lens And Camera Sensor Add-Ons For Smartphones

    Sony Unveils The QX1 And QX30 Lens And Camera Sensor Add-Ons For Smartphones

    Sony has indeed added to its lineup of camera tech add-ons for smartphone devices today, with not one, but two new devices in the QX series of accessories. The QX1 and QX30 join the existing QX10 and QX100, with the QX1 offering interchangeable lenses as revealed in a leak earlier, and the QX30 offering 30x optical zoom. The two new Sony accessories both offer ways to improve your photo quality… Read More

  • Sony Introduces The Z3, Z3 Compact, SmartBand Talk And SmartWatch 3

    Sony Introduces The Z3, Z3 Compact, SmartBand Talk And SmartWatch 3

    Sony’s following Samsung today with a slew of announcements that will become so much gray background noise as the onslaught of IFA reveals continues. There are two new smartphones, a new fitness and life logging wearable, and a new smartwatch (which ditches Sony’s homegrown OS for Android Wear) in the mix. Sony Z3
    Sony’s new smartphone is coming hot on the heels of the… Read More

  • Logitech Releases A Surprisingly Useful Bluetooth Keyboard That Connects To Three Devices

    Logitech Releases A Surprisingly Useful Bluetooth Keyboard That Connects To Three Devices

    Keyboards, schmeeboards, amirite? But wait! Take a look at the Logitech K480, a unique Bluetooth keyboard that can connect to three devices simultaneously and allows you to switch between them using a little dial. The devices sit in a trench over the keyboard and you can swap from, say, a computer to a phone to a tablet. At $50 the K480 is an acceptably priced accessory. It features… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Gear VR

    Samsung Steps Into The World Of Virtual Reality With The Gear VR Headset

    Samsung is venturing boldly into the world of virtual reality, but not without one of its trusty smartphones strapped along for the ride. The company today introduced the Samsung Gear VR, a headset that plugs into the Galaxy Note 4 to create a virtual reality experience not unlike that of the Oculus Rift. The Gear VR itself is filled with various sensors, while the processor and the battery… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Gear S

    Hands-On With The Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

    Samsung announced its new curved-display smart watch last week, but today we were able to get up close and personal with the new wearable. Unlike most smart watches, the Gear S has two very special features. The first is a curved 2-inch, AMOLED display, and the second is 3G connectivity, allowing the smart watch to be used independent of a smartphone. The curved display measures in at a… Read More

  • Watch Samsung Unveil The Latest Galaxy Note And More Right Here

    Watch Samsung Unveil The Latest Galaxy Note And More Right Here

    Samsung is widely expected to unveil the next Galaxy Note today and the event is being streamed live for your enjoyment. The festivities start at 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time and can be watched above. Of course we’ll be there too, serving up breaking news and hands-on reports — that is, if the new Note will fit in our hands. Get it? Because the Note is so large? Jokes! Read More

  • Asus Makes Its ZenWatch Android Wear Smartwatch Official

    Asus Makes Its ZenWatch Android Wear Smartwatch Official

    Asus has revealed its first Android Wear smartwatch, as we originally reported it would back at Google I/O in June. The Asus ZenWatch offers a slightly different take on the design of an Android Wearable, and features some pre-loaded software and gesture controls that also set it apart from similar devices like the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live. The ZenWatch features a sandwich-like design… Read More

  • Garmin Integrates Foursquare Data Into Latest GPS Personal Navigators

    Garmin Integrates Foursquare Data Into Latest GPS Personal Navigators

    Fun fact: Personal navigators are still a thing. Garmin is rolling out a new series of 5-, 6-, and 7-inch GPS nüvi Advanced Series navigators and are attempting to keep the devices relevant with the inclusion of Foursquare data. The Foursquare data of businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations is searchable within the Garmin GPS unit’s “Where to” menu… Read More

  • Toshiba’s Encore Mini Tablet Runs Windows 8.1 And Is Just $119

    Toshiba’s Encore Mini Tablet Runs Windows 8.1 And Is Just $119

    Want to jump into Windows 8.1 on the cheap? Toshiba has you covered. For just $119, you can snag the new Encore Mini, which runs Windows 8.1 on a teeny-tiny 7-inch, low-resolution screen. Inside is a quad-core Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot. The 7-inch screen is of the 16:9, 1024 x 600 variety. There are of course front- and rear-facing cameras, a micro USB… Read More