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  • Sony QX1 camera will bring E-Mount lenses to smartphones

    2 September 2014, 9:44 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Sony's next QX camera for smartphones is about to bring a big change to the product lineup, at least according to a new rumor that surfaced via the folks at Sony Alpha Rumors. The ILCE-QX1 will (reportedly) be announced tomorrow, and with it will come support…
  • Sonos 5.1 bypasses Bridge with WiFi setup; Previews Boost hub

    2 September 2014, 9:30 am by: Chris Davies

    Sonos has powered up its much-anticipated wireless setup, removing the need for a Bridge or a wired connection from your router to at least one of its speakers, as well as revealing a new Boost hub coming later in the year. Sonos 5.1 consists both of new…
  • Microsoft China “accidentally” mentions Windows 9 name

    2 September 2014, 6:40 am by: JC Torres

    Whether companies like it or not, teasers and leaks are a fact of life. But sometimes, they accidentally give out information themselves, sometimes to the point that you wonder whether it was really an innocent clerical error or a cunning marketing ploy. That…
  • Why do apps get rejected? Apple shares top 10 reasons

    2 September 2014, 6:15 am by: JC Torres

    Apple keeps a tight grip on its App Store, sometimes to the point of being obscure and secretive. That is why it is such a big deal when the company does shed some light into its review process. Giving "listicle" lovers something to devour, Cupertino is…
  • Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera teased, details leaked

    2 September 2014, 5:46 am by: JC Torres

    Not everything that will happen this month will go down at IFA 2014 this week. Samsung has another event scheduled for a different subset of its fans, the ones more interested in its mirrorless interchangeable lens camera line. Samsung will be holding its…
  • MOTA SmartRing will put a smartwatch on your finger

    2 September 2014, 5:20 am by: JC Torres

    One ring to rule (almost) all notifications and on your finger bind them. That, in a poetic nutshell, is what MOTA will be bringing to the table when it unveils to the public the MOTA SmartRing at IFA 2014 this week. Stylish and lightweight, this wearable is…
  • Mars Rover Opportunity’s next feat: long distance reformat

    2 September 2014, 4:56 am by: JC Torres

    NASA has just announced that it has started preparations to have the Opportunity Mars Rover's flash memory reformatted, a procedure that is relatively rarely undertaken considering the intricacies involved in trying to reformat a computer located on a…
  • 4.7-inch iPhone 6 makes another hands-on video appearance

    2 September 2014, 2:18 am by: JC Torres

    While a good part of the mobile tech world have their eyes on Berlin for IFA 2014 this week, an equally large part might be more interested in what happens next week. Apple is slated to finally put rumors to rest on September 9 when it unveils the iPhone 6 (or…
  • Samsung Gear S flaunts Swarovski studded strap

    2 September 2014, 1:35 am by: JC Torres

    Samsung's products are no stranger to crystal-studded accessories bearing the illustrious Swarovski name, so this latest addition is definitely not surprise. With this new Gear S Strap, socialites and fashionistas who wouldn't want to be caught dead wearing a…
  • LG Curved OLED TV gets a dash of Swarovski flair

    2 September 2014, 12:00 am by: JC Torres

    An OLED TV with sexy curves and a crystal-studded stand? Things can't get any more premium, or flamboyant, than that. But that is exactly what LG is adding to its IFA 2014 shelves. The consumer electronics giant has teamed up with renowned Austrian crystal…
  • Xperia Z3 Compact appears bearing colors in leaked photos

    1 September 2014, 11:25 pm by: JC Torres

    Sony's press event is in about 2 days but of course we will welcome any advanced screening of the OEM's premium-looking devices. This may not be the next Xperia flagship, but these Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones are still a refreshing sight, especially…
  • Roland targets TB-303 and live musicians with gadget gush

    1 September 2014, 6:20 pm by: Chris Davies

    Roland has gushed a bevy of new audio products, including a sync box that helps laptop musicians play nicely with classic kit like the SH-101 and TB-303, a S1LKi-based mobile audio interface, and a UFO-styled session mixer. Meanwhile, Roland also targets the…
  • Vortex VR turns LG G3 into sub-$100 Oculus-style HUD

    1 September 2014, 5:45 pm by: Chris Davies

    An LG-powered virtual reality headset which relies on the G3 smartphone has beaten Samsung's well-rumored Gear VR to market, helped along the way with 3D printing. Vortex VR's VRTX I is effectively a head-mount for the LG G3, relying on the smartphone's…
  • Mercedes decided to take a luxury penthouse off-roading

    1 September 2014, 5:05 pm by: Chris Davies

    First there was glamping, injecting a little glamour into dull, pedestrian camping; now, Mercedes-Benz wants to crank that up to 11 with its latest bizarre Zetros version, a luxury mobile home with the off-roading capability of a Unimog. The carbon fiber…
  • Rare Leica MP Titanium Limited Edition goes on sale in US

    1 September 2014, 4:30 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    A handful of years ago, a limited edition Leica camera went on sale at the Leica Store Ginza in Tokyo. As with limited editions, the Leica MP Titanium had a limited run of 150, all of them only available in Japan. That has changed for one lucky (future) buyer,…
  • Keeping your photos – explicit or not – safe from the cloud

    1 September 2014, 3:52 pm by: Chris Burns

    This week a leak of explicit celebrity photos has summoned the need for additional security measures. Not just the kind of security measures you take by purchasing "keep me private" apps and the like, but the kind that includes common sense and the flipping of…
  • Find My iPhone exploit patched following celebrity photos leak

    1 September 2014, 3:16 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    In a move that may be related to the recent glut of leaked celebrity photos, Apple has patched a "Find My iPhone" exploit that was detailed shortly before the content pilfering took place. It isn't yet known whether the two are related, but the timing has many…
  • You’re overestimating Google’s driverless cars

    1 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Chris Davies

    Never tested in snow or heavy rain, potentially ignoring police, and confused into swerving by crumpled newspaper: Google's self-driving cars face more than a few lingering problems before they're truly ready for the road. The search behemoth's plans to start…
  • Futurist warns robots may one day kill us all as an act of kindness

    1 September 2014, 2:15 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Our robotic future, so full of promise, could be our undoing. So says futurist and CEO of Poikos, Nell Watson, who recently spoke at The Conference in Sweden about all things robots. The issue lies in artificial intelligence and a robot's acquisition of…
  • Redesigned iPhone 6 cord won’t likely launch soon

    1 September 2014, 1:31 pm by: Chris Burns

    Another cut in the reality line for the next Apple power cord for iPhones and iPads has been made. Though we’ve heard plenty of rumors surrounding the next generation in "reversible" USB cords, especially those that’d ship with the iPhone 6, analyst…
  • Motorola Luge: RAZR M reborn

    1 September 2014, 12:43 pm by: Chris Burns

    The first reveal of the DROID RAZR M had us surprised - surprised that Motorola would make such a small phone and surprised that such a phone would feel so right in our hand. Now nearly 2 years after that device’s first reveal, (and our review), a rebranded…
  • Google Event Sept 15: Android One on point

    1 September 2014, 12:01 pm by: Chris Burns

    Just this morning we found that Motorola was shipping thousands of Moto G2 units to India. Now we’ve gotten wind of a Google Event being held in India. Not especially characteristic of Google to hold a major event in India, we can assume only one thing:…
  • NASA’s drone airspace expert clamps down on enthusiasm

    1 September 2014, 11:56 am by: Chris Davies

    The drone expert leading NASA's air traffic control scheme for autonomous flying vehicles expects the first applications to begin "inside of the next year," though warns drone deliveries aren't likely to get anywhere near mainstream for another five years. Dr…
  • Elgato Smart Power: iPhone battery watches your calendar

    1 September 2014, 11:27 am by: Chris Burns

    So you’ve got an external battery pack that you carry around with you to charge up your smartphone on the go. But you constantly forget to charge the battery up. So what’s the use? Elgato is here to rescue you from yourself. Elgato Smart Power is a battery…
  • Elgato Avea takes on Hue; Eve HomeKit sensors teased

    1 September 2014, 11:01 am by: Chris Davies

    Elgato is wading into the smart home space, launching a new wireless lightbulb and teasing an iOS 8 HomeKit compatible range of sensors dubbed Elgato Eve for launch later this year. Elgato Avea hooks up via Bluetooth Smart, thus requiring no hub unlike…
  • Gamer’s 25 year sentence for swatting is a hoax

    1 September 2014, 10:57 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Swatting, the obnoxious prank in which a gamer calls the cops on another gamer in order to get a SWAT team sent to their house, has been growing in number. We saw one example last month, and the latest happened to well-known gamer Kootra recently (video after…
  • Moto G2 headed to stores in droves

    1 September 2014, 10:38 am by: Chris Burns

    This week international shipping records show a new Motorola smartphone being shipped in large quantities around the world. The model number associated with the second "Moto G" device appears in these records, suggesting that the upcoming Motorola event…
  • Sony SmartBand Talk wearable surfaces ahead of IFA 2014

    1 September 2014, 10:09 am by: Brittany Hillen

    In addition to the previously leaked SmartWatch 3, it seems Sony has a second wearable in the plans for the upcoming IFA 2014. Called the SmartBand Talk, the new wearable will be an update to the company's original SmartBand (check out our review), a rubber…
  • Moto X+1 leaks again with M-logo button

    1 September 2014, 9:58 am by: Chris Davies

    Motorola's new Moto X+1 just can't stay hidden, with the new Android smartphone continuing to spring up in the wild ahead of its expected official reveal later this week. The new flagship phone is believed to be among a multi-product line-up featuring at an…
  • Explicit celebrity photos leak following speculated iCloud breach

    1 September 2014, 9:35 am by: Brittany Hillen

    It was an unfortunate weekend for a handful of celebrities, with an unknown hacker on 4chan posting a plethora of photos -- some explicit -- of various well-known individuals in exchange for Bitcoin. Details on how, exactly, this individual came to acquire the…

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