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  • FLIR ONE Starts Pre-Orders For Its iPhone Thermal Imaging Camera

    FLIR ONE Starts Pre-Orders For Its iPhone Thermal Imaging Camera

    If you ever wanted to experience how the Predator sees the world, now’s your chance, and all you’ll need is an iPhone and the FLIR ONE case. The FLIR ONE case packs a full thermal imaging camera that sees variances in temperature on the infrared spectrum, and works with either the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s, along with the FLIR ONE companion app. It can show you a live view of the… Read More

  • Samsung Pre-Trolls The iPhone 6 With New Ad

    Samsung Pre-Trolls The iPhone 6 With New Ad

    Samsung can’t resist throwing shade at Apple – even with devices that don’t actually exist yet. The Korean smartphone maker has a new video on its official YouTube account that digs into the Mac maker about rumors that it’ll ship an iPhone 6 with a bigger display this fall. Samsung’s conceit: We’ve had that all along! And so you have Samsung, and therein… Read More

  • Genie Smart Lock Aims For Year-Long Battery Life

    Genie Smart Lock Aims For Year-Long Battery Life

    Move over Lockitron, there’s a new smart lock contender aiming to connect your door handles to the Internet so that you can lock and unlock remotely, send digital keys to friends and tradespeople (via the companion app), keep tabs on comings and goings, and get into your home without the faff of taking your keys out of your pocket. Read More

  • NVIDIA SHIELD Gaming Tablet | Demo

    Nvidia’s Shield Tablet And Shield Controller Look To Offer No-Compromise Mobile Gaming

    The Nvidia Shield was a first attempt by graphics chip- and card-maker Nvidia, but it gave the company a taste for building gadgets that wouldn’t go away, so now they’re back with the Shield Tablet, a gaming monster that doubles as a $299 Android slate. Nvidia’s gaming tablet is actually its second Android tablet hardware – the first was the Tegra K1 reference device… Read More

  • Apple Tipped To Bet Big On Big Phones With iPhone 6

    Apple Tipped To Bet Big On Big Phones With iPhone 6

    Apple has made its largest-yet initial order for iPhones, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The order encompasses devices with both 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays, echoing rumors we’ve been hearing for a while now, but the WSJ’s sources say that Apple has ordered between 70 million and 80 million units combined across the two styles, which is increased well above… Read More

  • Apple Gets An Exhaustive iWatch Patent

    Apple Gets An Exhaustive iWatch Patent

    Apple has received a patent from the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that covers multiple kinds of smartwatch devices, including a modular design that includes a smart strap with built-in sensors and controls that can host a plug-in personal media device (like the previous iPod nano) and an all-in-one that likely bears more resemblance to the coming iWatch we’ve been hearing so many rumors about. Read More

  • Surprise! Xiaomi’s New Metal-Edged Flagship Looks Like An iPhone. But Its $13 Wearable Is Novel

    Surprise! Xiaomi’s New Metal-Edged Flagship Looks Like An iPhone. But Its $13 Wearable Is Novel

    Fast growing Chinese Android smartphone startup Xiaomi, which earlier this month reported that it had shifted ~26 million handsets in the first half of this year, has unveiled a new flagship device which it will be hoping powers it over its sales target of 60 million smartphones in full year 2014. It’s also taken the wraps off its first wearable: the Mi Band. Read More

  • A Microsoft Surface Revenue Bet

    A Microsoft Surface Revenue Bet

    After the introduction of the Surface Pro 3, I tweeted that I thought it would do pretty well in the market. I should have clarified that I meant that in the context of prior Surface sales, but I can’t edit tweets after the fact, so here we are. Read More

  • LG G Watch | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: LG G Watch

    Like anything in this world, the LG G Watch has its pros and its cons. It’s LG’s first venture into smartwatch territory, meaning that the company is just now figuring out its design aesthetic in the space. That said, it looks and feels surprisingly nice, with options for both black and gold. Read More

  • Watch iOS 8’s Latest Beta Transcribe Voice To Text In Near-Real Time

    Watch iOS 8’s Latest Beta Transcribe Voice To Text In Near-Real Time

    Apple’s iOS 8 beta 4 just hit the interwebs today, and among the new features found therein, there’s a cool new visualization of the iOS dictation feature (seen in the MacRumors video above) that shows your words being transcribed almost in real-time as you say them. It’s a feature that previously appeared in Siri, but it’s new to the dictate option found in Messages… Read More