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  • Amazon Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7: taking on the budget range

    17 September 2014, 11:09 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Amazon's product lineup expanded quite a bit tonight, with the company rolling out its new Fire HDX 8.9 and its tablet for kids, the aptly named Fire HD Kids Edition. Also set in the company's sights is the budget range, which it has solidly targeted with the…
  • Fire HDX 8.9 takes a jab at the iPad, ships next month

    17 September 2014, 10:46 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The previously leaked Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 has officially arrived, and with it comes a bunch of jabs at the iPad. Amazon boasts its newest slate's display as offering 30-percent more pixels than the iPad's Retina display, its audio as being twice as loud, and…
  • Amazon’s Fire HD Kids Edition: rubber bumpers, free replacements

    17 September 2014, 10:27 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Amazon has introduced a slew of new devices tonight, not the least of which is the Fire HD Kids Edition -- a powerful tablet Amazon says it made "from the ground up" specifically for kids. Its child-centric aspects include both design, which is understandably…
  • The Core portable speaker promises “better than stereo” audio

    17 September 2014, 9:31 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The Core is a speaker promised to be bigger than its size, at least in terms of audio quality. The maker is hailing its offering as the "most advanced" wireless speaker available, playing what is said to be audio above and beyond stereo quality. The device has…
  • Microsoft’s Arc Touch Mouse gets Bluetooth upgrade

    17 September 2014, 8:40 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse, first announced back in September of 2010, has been given a modern-day makeover. Announced yesterday, Microsoft will be launching a new version of the mouse that uses Bluetooth connectivity rather than wireless USB, making it…
  • AOC’s Anti-Blue Light technology protects against LED monitor harm

    17 September 2014, 7:59 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    AOC, maker of displays, has developed a new technology it says will help keep your eyes safe from the damage caused by long-term exposure to shortwave blue light. Called Anti-Blue Light, its new technology will safeguard those who use LED displays, which are…
  • Apple adds app-specific passwords for iCloud

    17 September 2014, 7:40 pm by: Nate Swanner

    In their ongoing effort to better secure iCloud, Apple is taking additional steps to let us safeguard our stuff. In addition to two-factor authentication, which came back to iCloud not long ago, Apple is also letting us create app-specific passwords for…
  • Joey brings 360-degree 4K video to your desktop

    17 September 2014, 6:31 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Panorama video is a neat concept that you find utilized in the sneakiest of places. Sporting events such as Formula 1 often have a camera mounted on the top that swivels to catch action, but doesn’t quite give a sharp 360-degree experience. A new Kickstarter…
  • Verizon WiFi calling coming in mid-2015

    17 September 2014, 5:56 pm by: Chris Davies

    Verizon will launch WiFi calling in mid-2015, the carrier has confirmed, having previously dismissed the technology as needless given the breadth of its existing voice network. The decision was announced by Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo this week, conceding…
  • iOS 8 3rd-party keyboards and voice dictation? Not so fast…

    17 September 2014, 5:22 pm by: Chris Davies

    iOS 8's addition of third-party keyboard support may answer one of the most common requests among iPhone owners, but not all keyboards are created equal. While the first add-on keyboards - such as SwiftKey and Fleksy - are already showing up in the App Store,…
  • Mint utilizes Touch ID in iOS 8 to become more secure

    17 September 2014, 5:10 pm by: Nate Swanner

    If you’re one to track your finances on the go, you’ve likely heard of Mint. The app that keeps track of your cask flow is also getting a lot more secure. In updating their app to be friendly with iOS 8, they’ve also cobbled in the ability to unlock it…
  • Dodge’s craziest number for the Challenger SRT Hellcat is the mpg

    17 September 2014, 4:58 pm by: Chris Davies

    Dodge's Challenger SRT Hellcat made headlines for its 707HP engine, but its efficiency that might be the most astonishing thing about the ridiculously powerful muscle car. The coupé can certainly muster up an impressive turn of speed, as we discovered after…
  • AirVR brings VR to your iPad mini, iPhone 6 Plus

    17 September 2014, 4:30 pm by: Nate Swanner

    See that picture up there? It’s really a thing. A new Kickstarter campaign aims to bring VR to your face, but with the device you may already have on your desk. Rather than ask that you buy a special VR headset for hundreds of dollars, AirVR is both…
  • Starbucks for Android updates: Shake to Pay and tipping

    17 September 2014, 4:30 pm by: Chris Davies

    Starbucks aficionados with Android phones could easily have felt left out of the app fun, what with the iPhone version getting all the recent updates, but that's changing today with a new app for Google's OS. Fresh to Google Play today, the new app now…
  • Wifi smartphone charging adopted by mystery brand

    17 September 2014, 4:05 pm by: Chris Burns

    Well if that isn’t the most mysterious title for an article about a next-generation wireless charging technology, I don’t know what is. The folks at Energous have shared some information this week about their technology "WattUp", a technology that’ll…
  • Sling update brings live TV to Chromecast

    17 September 2014, 3:38 pm by: Nate Swanner

    If you’ve got a Chromecast, we’ve got great news for you. In what really is a bit of a workaround, Chromecast is getting TV, even live stuff. Sling TV, which takes TV content and re-directs it just about anywhere, has updated their app for Android, iPhone,…
  • Happy Hydrogen: Up close with Toyota’s 2015 FCV

    17 September 2014, 3:07 pm by: Chris Davies

    Toyota isn't quite full of hot air with its latest car, but it's not far off. The Toyota FCV relies on hydrogen - a gas, but not gasoline - for its get-up-and-go, and though the commercial release isn't expected until next year, that hasn't stopped the new…
  • Apple’s HealthKit is not quite ready for prime time [Update]

    17 September 2014, 2:53 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Something seems to be wrong with HealthKit. This morning, several Developers noted that Apple had unceremoniously removed their offerings from the App Store, just hours ahead of the launch of iOS 8. Among them are apps from major portals, with one Developer…
  • Keanu Reeves Motorcycle: ARCH and the sissy bar

    17 September 2014, 2:47 pm by: Chris Burns

    It’s like whoa. The ARCH Motorcycle Company has unveiled their newest machine, the KRGT-1, a motorcycle with a rather unique style. It’s got a back-story too. One that includes Keanu Reeves, a sissy bar, and a dream for a next-generation American V-twin…
  • Apple servers are buckling to iOS 8 downloads

    17 September 2014, 1:44 pm by: Nate Swanner

    If you’re having trouble downloading iOS 8, you’re not alone. As the iOS world rushes to download the latest and greatest from Apple, the servers are feeling the strain. It seems some are having difficulties downloading the update, with reports of server…
  • Do this before you upgrade to iOS 8

    17 September 2014, 1:24 pm by: Nate Swanner

    We're not sure if you know about it yet (heavy sarcasm, there), but iOS 8 is coming. Soon, too. If you’ve not yet downloaded it, don’t jump for your phone just yet. If you’ve not backed up your phone, now is the time. Aside from new OSs being (sometimes)…
  • Revolv joins IFTTT to digitally tweak your home

    17 September 2014, 1:21 pm by: Chris Burns

    The team at Revolv have made it their mission to make certain everything in your home with electricity in it also has the ability to be connected - a real smart home. They’ve got a couple of really neat products on the market right now, including the Revolv…
  • iOS 8 hits iPhone: here’s what you get

    17 September 2014, 1:02 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Today’s the big day: iOS 8 is here. Starting today, iFans everywhere will get iOS 8 pushed to their phones. After a download, things change quite a bit. Though not the aesthetic change from iOS 6 to iOS 7, iOS 8 adds a lot more functionality than you may…
  • iPhone 6 production isn’t enough to meet demand

    17 September 2014, 12:41 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Did you pre-order an iPhone 6? If you decided to wait a bit, your wait may be a touch longer than you’d like. A new report suggests Foxconn, the primary manufacturing arm for the iPhone 6, is having trouble keeping up with demand. Foxconn is the sole…
  • Oculus project puts Facebook on your wall

    17 September 2014, 12:32 pm by: Chris Burns

    Before you comment in rage, note that this experiment was not initiated by Facebook or Oculus VR. Instead it’s a proof-of-concept by a team working under the title Dense Planar SLAM. They’re here to make you understand: the next step in virtual reality is…
  • MOD Duo hands-on: Breaking the effects pedal cartel

    17 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: Chris Davies

    Of all the instruments and accessories in a musician's arsenal, the guitar pedal may be the one that most resolutely refuses to get with the electronic times. Musical Operating Devices (MOD) decided there was a better way than daisy-chaining numerous…
  • Indiegogo tests crowdfunding campaigns with no time limit

    17 September 2014, 11:48 am by: Chris Burns

    When the crowdfunding era began online, there was an implicit understanding that each campaign would have a limited time to raise money, at which point they’d have to turn around and deliver a product or a service. Now, dismissing said understanding,…
  • New iPad Event tipped for October 21st

    17 September 2014, 11:23 am by: Chris Burns

    This morning the next iPad has been tipped to be coming at an Apple Event that’ll be taking place on the 21st of October. This places the event just one day away from last year’s event which took place on the 22nd of October. Like clockwork, Apple is ready…
  • Goat Simulator Review: iPhone, Android, Addiction

    17 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Chris Burns

    Overnight there’s been no sleep. Not while the goat roams free. Goat Simulator has been released for iOS for iPhone/iPad/iWhatever as well as Android, and it’s glorious. We’ve taken the time to get acquainted with the first big segment and let me tell…
  • Olympus pulls trigger on E-M1 v2.0 firmware early: Go get it!

    17 September 2014, 10:56 am by: Chris Davies

    Excited by Olympus' new firmware 2.0 for the E-M1? Turns out Olympus was too; so excited, in fact, that it couldn't resist pushing out the update early. Originally intended to drop on September 24th, the upgrade - which adds niceties like tethered shooting -…

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