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  • Lenovo snaps MacBooks to push YOGA 3 Pro

    26 November 2014, 12:04 pm by: Chris Burns

    To make clear that the Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro does, indeed, bend all the way backwards, Lenovo has taken to the mall to drop some pranks on unsuspecting shoppers. Working with the UCB Comedy crew and Above Average, Michael Kayne, Shaun Diston, and Jim Santangeli…
  • Google “right to be forgotten” tool should be global says EU

    26 November 2014, 11:22 am by: Chris Davies

    Google's "right to be forgotten" tool was grudgingly implemented in Europe back in May, but now privacy regulators are pushing to scale up the web search censoring system to cover global results, not just those localized to countries in the EU. The ruling -…
  • Gizmopal by LG for Verizon: Star Trek communicators for your kid

    26 November 2014, 11:14 am by: Chris Burns

    This week the folks at LG and Verizon have revealed a couple of communicators for your children. What you'll be doing here is placing the band around the wrist of your kid, telling them to keep the band ON their wrist throughout the day, and calling them up…
  • Baidu Smart Bike rolls with onboard navigation, activity trackers

    26 November 2014, 10:43 am by: Chris Burns

    How would you like to roll with a bicycle that's able to charge your smartphone? How about one that works with onboard navigation? One that monitors your health while you ride? All of these bits and pieces work with the Baidu DuBike, a smart bicycle created by…
  • Sony a7II priced up for December 9th launch

    26 November 2014, 10:35 am by: Chris Davies

    Sony has confirmed pricing and availability on its newest full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the Sony a7II, packing 24.3-megapixels and the first 5-axis image stabilization system to be found on a snapper with a sensor of that size. Joining the…
  • Fire Phone goes unlocked as Amazon scrabbles for sales

    26 November 2014, 9:56 am by: Chris Davies

    It's probably safe to say that Amazon's Fire Phone hasn't been the runaway success Jeff Bezos & Co. hoped it might be, and so the retailer is taking another attempt to push the shopping-centric handset over Thanksgiving. The Fire Phone is now available…
  • Mikme wireless mic offers studio quality, mobile mixing

    26 November 2014, 8:30 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Mikme is a portable wireless microphone offering musicians and other audio hobbyists a way to capture studio-quality audio without setting up a recording station. The idea behind the device is that users should be able to start recording whenever the moment…
  • Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake packs up to 211hp

    26 November 2014, 8:10 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Mercedes has rolled out a new vehicle that will be going on sale in January 2015 and landing in the first customer hands in March 2015. The new car is called the CLA Shooting Brake. A shooting brake is a vehicle we call a station wagon in the US, but this…
  • Hardware hack lets you play Snake on an LED-lit keyboard

    26 November 2014, 7:50 am by: JC Torres

    Before there were birds, plants, or candies, there were snakes. The semi-addictive game debuted on Nokia's mobile phones and become *the* mobile game, until colored screens and higher end hardware pushed it into obscurity. But what if you had fond memories of…
  • FES e-ink watch changes styles and colors with a button press

    26 November 2014, 7:30 am by: Shane McGlaun

    One of the reasons why e-ink screens are so popular on many devices is that the screens only need power when the image shown on them is changed. That means that the screens draw much less power than a normal LCD. An e-ink screen is also easy to read in direct…
  • Netflix CEO talks Nielsen plans, predicts broadcast TV’s death

    26 November 2014, 7:10 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Earlier this month, news surfaced via the Wall Street Journal that Nielsen will soon begin monitoring viewership numbers on services like Netflix. It was noted in that report the monitoring will take place via audio analysis, but that there isn't yet any…
  • Apple is looking to hire a VR dev tips job listing

    26 November 2014, 6:50 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Apple plays its cards close to the vest so short of rumors and the occasional leak, one of the only ways we get information about what’s going on in Cupertino is by job listings. Job listings are the one place where the type of personnel that Apple is…
  • Kairos T-band marries analog and smartwatch differently

    26 November 2014, 6:30 am by: JC Torres

    One of the debates surrounding the new smartwatch trend is the one about classical, analog watches and sophisticated, but sometimes inelegant smartwatches. Some people see a watch as more than just a timepiece but also as a form of expression, a part of…
  • Firefox will soon offer one-click search results

    26 November 2014, 6:10 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Mozilla wants to make searching for the things you need faster on Firefox, and so to facilitate that the company will be introducing an update sometime in the future that brings with it a new search interface. With this new search, users are able to type a…
  • GoGlove wants to make your smartphone talk to the hand

    26 November 2014, 5:50 am by: JC Torres

    One of the oft cited drawbacks of a purely touchscreen world is that smartphones and tablets become nigh unusable with just fingers in cold regions or weather because gloves that would keep our hands from falling off from frostbite also get in the way of touch…
  • Netflix hits former exec with lawsuit over alleged vendor kickbacks

    26 November 2014, 5:30 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Netflix has filed a lawsuit against its former Vice President of IT Operations Mike Kail over allegedly receiving kickbacks from vendors. Kail left the video streaming company back in August and soon after was announced as Yahoo's new Chief Information…
  • Sonim takes to IndieGoGo to fund XP7 Extreme smartphone

    26 November 2014, 5:10 am by: JC Torres

    Just days after AT&T made available the XP6, its creators are already coming out with a successor. But instead of appealing to active sports enthusiasts through the usual commercial channels, Sonim has decided to use crowdfunding instead. It is putting up the…
  • Mazda recalls 100k cars over tire pressure issue

    26 November 2014, 4:50 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Mazda has recalled nearly 100,000 vehicles over potential issues with the tire pressure sensor, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In affected vehicles, the car may fail to alert when tire pressure has dropped below…
  • Sony tipped to be considering an “all e-ink” smartwatch

    26 November 2014, 4:30 am by: JC Torres

    Smartwatches might be useful, at least to some, but their battery lives are nothing to write home about, given the available space you can cram a battery into. Some smartwatch makes, most notably Pebble, have opted to stay with the colorless but more…
  • Helios Bluetooth headphones use solar power to juice up

    25 November 2014, 11:08 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Bluetooth headphones offer the distinct convenience of shedding the audio cable and allowing users to listen to their music unshackled. That convenience disappears, however, once the battery runs low, which requires you to plug them back in until there's…
  • HashKey: a USB hashtag key to expedite your tweets

    25 November 2014, 10:26 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The world is full of devices that seem less than practical for every day use, and the HashKey can probably be counted among them, as it seems like little more than a novelty. HashKey is exactly what it sounds like: a key dedicated solely to typing a hashtag…
  • GizmoPal wearable keeps kids and parents in contact

    25 November 2014, 9:34 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    For children who aren't quite old enough for their own phone, Verizon has announced the upcoming GizmoPal wearable for kids. This wearable is a simplistic wristband able to receive and make calls to a limited number of contacts, such as parents or a caregiver,…
  • Brio smart outlet only turns on when you need it

    25 November 2014, 8:53 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Electrical outlets pose different sorts of threats, most notably being to small children who poke objects inside them out of curiosity. The go-to method for avoiding this unfortunate scenario is using plastic outlet plugs that block the ports, but that's not…
  • Sony Pictures hack tipped as an inside job

    25 November 2014, 7:51 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Sony Pictures was swept up in a widespread attack recently, something that came to light after a screenshot of a compromised computer in one of the company's offices was posted to Reddit. Through that screenshot we saw mention of some unspecified demands and a…
  • Nexus 9 keyboard folio now available — for $129

    25 November 2014, 7:34 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Now that we’re well heeled in Nexus 9-ness, Google has gone ahead and released the keyboard folio for their flagship tablet. As expected, the keyboard folio does all we were told it would: attaches magnetically, doubles as a hardcover case — all the good…
  • Rumor: Twitter wants to buy selfie-sharing app Shots

    25 November 2014, 6:40 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Not too long ago, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto had quite the social media fail. Rather than a Direct Message, he tweeted that Twitter should “buy them”, and that a meeting was scheduled for December 15 or 16. He also has a plan on selling whoever they’re…
  • Sony, FTC settle issue on PS Vita ads; refunds coming

    25 November 2014, 5:37 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Sony is no stranger to over-the-top advertising. their recent ad had to be yanked for being a bit to risqué, and those PlayStation 9 commercials ahead of the PS2 launch were pretty impressive. When Sony released their PS Vita, a lot was promised, including…
  • 3D printer on ISS makes first item: a part for itself

    25 November 2014, 5:15 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Made In Space’s 3D printer, which is currently housed on the International Space Station, has printed its first item. While Earthbound printers might be used for toys or other trinkets, the 3D printer in space has a better idea: parts. The first item the…
  • Amazon ‘Local Services’ sets you up with install pros

    25 November 2014, 4:24 pm by: Nate Swanner

    TVs, home security cameras, maybe even a ceiling fan. There are plenty of things you might want to buy from Amazon, but then that creeping doubt sets in. Do you know how to set this up? Does the person you’re buying it all for know how to mount a TV? It’s…
  • Mercedes-AMG has its wicked way with CLA Shooting Brake

    25 November 2014, 4:15 pm by: Chris Davies

    Mercedes-Benz has outed a freshly-fettled car from its AMG tuning division, the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, following up the LA Auto Show last week with its striking Mercedes-AMG GT S. Putting power and a trunk together, the five-door has a 2-liter BlueDIRECT…

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