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  • New Zero-Day Exploit Can Completely Brick Your Mac

    New Zero-Day Exploit Can Completely Brick Your Mac

    It’s Black Hat season, meaning that we are getting a new batch of zero-day exploits showing how insecure our gadgets are. Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson found a serious zero-day vulnerability in OS X letting malware creators completely brick your Mac without any way to reset it to its factory status. Apple told The Guardian that it is working on a fix for both Yosemite and El Capitan. Read More

  • Garmin Announces The Forerunner 25, A Jolly And Inexpensive Workout Watch

    Garmin Announces The Forerunner 25, A Jolly And Inexpensive Workout Watch

    Smartwatch, schmartwatch – you gotta get you a Garmin! The new Forerunner 25 is a low-cost workout watch that comes in multiple jolly colors and can register your heart rate, speed, distance, and personal records. It also counts your steps and connects to your phone to pick up notifications on the run. This Forerunner replaces the Forerunner 15 and is essentially Garmin’s… Read More

  • DJI Announces A New, Easy-To-Use Camera Drone, The Phantom 3 Standard

    DJI Announces A New, Easy-To-Use Camera Drone, The Phantom 3 Standard

    DJI has just announced a new camera drone, the Phantom 3 Standard, an oddly-named quadcopter that features a built-in HD video camera, 25 minutes of flight time on one charge, and a special follow mode that lets your drone become a flying stalker cam. Read More

  • Samsung Pay Heads To Samsung’s Smart TVs

    Samsung Pay Heads To Samsung’s Smart TVs

    Last March Samsung announced Samsung Pay — a mobile payment offering which it hopes will go head to head with Apple Pay. The service has still not rolled out yet but Samsung is expanding its payment push to smart TVs, with the launch of Samsung Pay on TV — which it says will be coming to ‘select’ 2014 and 2015 Samsung smart TVs, initially in 32 countries. Read More

  • Go Off-Grid With Silent Pocket’s Leather Goods

    Go Off-Grid With Silent Pocket’s Leather Goods

    Ever get the feeling someone’s watching you? Of course you do; you use the Internet… So what’s the answer to pervasive tracking technologies? Well, one answer — at least when you’re able to step off grid entirely because you don’t need to use your kit for a bit — is to put your devices (and connected cards) inside a faraday cage to isolate them from… Read More

  • Taking The 2016 Audi TT’s Virtual Cockpit For A Spin

    The new 2016 Audi TT virtual cockpit boasts high-definition, crystal-clear digital graphics, Google Earth imagery and navigation, haptic feedback, Google-like search, voice command operation and “just write” touch features. The display is pretty slick, with 60fps PC gaming speeds and Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processing technology that is reminiscent of the Tesla Model… Read More

  • This Ridiculous Frankenwatch Embodies Everything The Swiss Are Doing Wrong

    This Ridiculous Frankenwatch Embodies Everything The Swiss Are Doing Wrong

    Much has already been said about the new mullet watch by Nico Gerard. The watch, called the Pinnacle, costs $9,200 and is essentially a metal band with two watches attached to it. On one side you have an automatic three-handed “chronograph” with Swiss movement and, on the other side, an Apple Watch. The entire thing is so ludicrous that I suspect someone in Switzerland is trolling… Read More

  • Get Ready For A 21.5-Inch iMac With 4K Retina Display

    Get Ready For A 21.5-Inch iMac With 4K Retina Display

    The 27-inch, 5K retina iMac is a beautiful desktop computer, but it’s a bit too expensive for many people. This is about to change as the latest beta of OS X El Capitan tells us more about an upcoming iMac that features a smaller 21.5-inch display with a 4K resolution — an insane 4096 x 2304 display to be exact. Expect this new computer in the next few months. Read More

  • Bohemian Guitars Returns With Something That Will Encourage Ukulele Lady To Like You

    Bohemian Guitars Returns With Something That Will Encourage Ukulele Lady To Like You

    Bohemian Guitars first won our hearts with their unique oilcan git-fiddles, an instrument at once primitive and surprisingly advanced. I played with them about two years ago and now they’re back with two new instruments and an updated axe. Read More

  • Sony’s New Phones Are Perfect For Snapchat, Yet No One Will Buy Them

    Sony’s New Phones Are Perfect For Snapchat, Yet No One Will Buy Them

    Sony announced two mid-range smartphones today focusing on what Sony does best — smartphone cameras. As a reminder, Sony is one of the leading providers of smartphone cameras, supplying the biggest smartphone makers in the world. For example, both Apple and Samsung rely on Sony for their flagship phones, the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Read More

  • “Soft” Sensors Are Breaking Into Four Major Industries Crunch Network

    “Soft” Sensors Are Breaking Into Four Major Industries

    From something as simple as a door sensor at a store to the new age of “smart” sensors in a rapidly emerging wearables market, the application of sensors has already permeated many parts of our everyday lives. But the future of dynamic sensor applications goes beyond just measuring your heart rate through the new Apple Watch. Read More

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