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  • The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

    The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

    By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in. The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own closed network on which they can communicate. Read More

  • Sad-Sung

    Sad-Sung

    When we last left Samsung, the company saw sales falling 9 percent and revenue falling by 24 percent. Now a survey by Counterpoint shows that consumers are more interested in picking up last season’s iPhone 5s than the new S5. Read More

  • Nokia X Android Devices Will Run Windows Phone

    Nokia X Android Devices Will Run Windows Phone

    Nokia, (you know, Microsoft’s mobile division), launched the Nokia X2, a low-cost Android handset last month. Yes, Android. This was the second device in the product line and a curious one at that. Because Android. Today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a change in direction that will bring the Nokia X line more in line with Microsoft’s strategic direction meaning… Read More

  • Jibo Family Friendly Robot Aims To Give Artificial Intelligence A Cutesy Face

    Jibo Family Friendly Robot Aims To Give Artificial Intelligence A Cutesy Face

    Jibo blinks. Jibo winks. Jibo swivels hither and thither. Jibo is chipper. Jibo is polite. Jibo is cute as a button. Never mind its swiveling head turns all the better for algorithms to monitor the faces of your family so it knows exactly who’s in the room and what they’re saying. Read More

  • Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Lock Out Users Whose Behavior It Doesn’t Recognize

    Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Lock Out Users Whose Behavior It Doesn’t Recognize

    Apple has a new patent out (via AppleInsider) that describes a method for locking a device or asking a user for proof of their identity if the device detects a pattern of unusual behavior. It’s a security method that goes beyond the standard pins and passwords, letting your phone pick up on cues like your specific grammar habits, vocabulary, motion sensor information and particular… Read More

  • Xbox One Sales “More Than Double” In June, But Microsoft Doesn’t Disclose Absolute Figures

    Xbox One Sales “More Than Double” In June, But Microsoft Doesn’t Disclose Absolute Figures

    Today Microsoft announced that in June, sales of its Xbox One console “more than doubled.” It did not release a concrete sales figure for the time period, disappointingly. Microsoft last indicated a hard sales number for the Xbox One in April. It sold 115,000 consoles that month. It isn’t clear if its sales declined in the ensuing period thus making the doubling less… Read More

  • Samsung Launching Its Premium Headphones In The U.S.

    Samsung Launching Its Premium Headphones In The U.S.

    With sales of its premium smartphones failing to live up to expectations, Samsung is moving into another potentially high-margin business: premium headphones. Tomorrow the South Korean electronics giant will launch its Samsung Level line of headphones (and a wireless speaker) on premium goods retailer Gilt, whose members will have exclusive early access to buy a pair before they become more… Read More

  • Evoke Is A New Induction-Based Vaporizer That Looks And Feels Like An Old-School Pipe

    Evoke Is A New Induction-Based Vaporizer That Looks And Feels Like An Old-School Pipe

    The Evoke is the latest electronic vaporizer to grace the industry with its presence, and I sincerely mean that. From the looks of things, the Evoke (from LotoLabs) is one of the first vaporizers I’ve seen that looks to the past for design inspiration, with a wooden, hefty look to it not unlike the tobacco pipes of the olden days. The company touts that its induction-based vaporizer… Read More

  • MIT Students Create An Ice Cream Printer

    MIT Students Create An Ice Cream Printer

    You scream, I scream, we all transform an off-the-shelf Cuisinart soft-serve maker to extrude super-cooled and 3D-printed shells of ice cream! Three students at MIT, Kyle Hounsell, Kristine Bunker, and David Donghyun Kim, have created a homemade ice cream printer that extrudes soft serve and immediately freezes it so that it can be layered on a cooled plate. The system is a proof-of-concept… Read More

  • Google Planning A Big Push In India This Fall

    Google Planning A Big Push In India This Fall

    Google is planning a big advertising campaign for its Android One initiative in India this fall, according to several recent reports. While the figures don’t line up, the news itself makes a lot of sense. Read More