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  • 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…
  • PS4 pre-TGS reveal: 44 titles, Metal Slime edition, themes

    1 September 2014, 7:45 am by: JC Torres

    Sony has just finished its pre-Tokyo Game Show conference and it unloaded a ton of things on the press and its users. Well, a ton of games actually. 44 in total. Plus a system update that might thrill gamers who love to customize their pre-gaming experience to…
  • Microsoft Lumia 730′s selfie-ness teased once more

    1 September 2014, 7:15 am by: JC Torres

    Just counting down days to IFA 2014, Microsoft once again lets out a teaser to remind the tech world that not just Android phones but a Lumia one will be coming as well. And, just as some recent digital camera makers have been trying lately, the Lumia 730…
  • Toshiba wants TransferJet to replace NFC

    1 September 2014, 6:47 am by: JC Torres

    Apple may have just joined the NFC game, if rumors are true, but it seems that there's already a challenger to the technology already in sight. That is, at least, if Toshiba has its way. It wants TransferJet to become the de facto standard technology when it…
  • Soon you can watch PS4 streams on your PS Vita

    1 September 2014, 5:40 am by: JC Torres

    Watching other people play games, sometimes instead of playing them yourself, is now a thing. To ride on this new "spectator sports" growing around gaming, console makers have been trying to add livestreaming features into their systems. Sony is one of the…
  • Samsung unveils Curved Soundbar to go with your Curved TV

    1 September 2014, 5:10 am by: JC Torres

    You may have a brand new shiny Samsung curved TV, but those flat speakers flanking it just breaks the spell of the TVs alluring curves. Luckily for you, Samsung has just announced a new Soundbar that will complement that TV with its own curves and can even…
  • Apple tipped to unveil iPhone Wallet next week

    1 September 2014, 4:26 am by: JC Torres

    Whenever Apple announces a new iPhone, it announces an entire ecosystem to go along with it. According to a source who shall not be named, part of that new ecosystem will be the iPhone Wallet, a mobile payment system that will try to venture in a retail world…
  • Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition revealed, preorders now up

    1 September 2014, 3:41 am by: JC Torres

    Beamdog is on a roll. After enhancing Baldur's Gate (BG:EE) and its Baldur's Gate II (BGII:EE) sequel for both old and new generations to enjoy, it is now giving the same treatment to another well-loved D&D classic. The game developers have just revealed the…
  • AnandTech founder puts down the pen, joins Apple

    1 September 2014, 2:24 am by: JC Torres

    If you've been enjoying some of the words spewing from Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech, you might be missing it from now on. The founder of the website, known and loved for its in-depth analysis of computing hardware and, later on, devices, has announced…
  • Simplicam review: the Dropcam killer has arrived

    31 August 2014, 4:20 pm by: Nate Swanner

    As go home security cameras, so goes the Dropcam. The very cool, Google-owned company put everyone on notice with their snazzy camera, meant for home security, but good for a variety of use cases. A new challenger, Simplicam, wants to unseat them from their…
  • The iPhone 6: here’s what to expect

    31 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Now that the iPhone 6 has been leaked to oblivion, it’s time to round it all up and offer a look at what your next iPhone just might be. From the visual punches to the specs and software, we take a look at all we’ve heard to this point. With Apple’s…
  • Blumoo review: complete control from your smartphone

    31 August 2014, 11:15 am by: Nate Swanner

    Something familiar will happen to you tonight. You’ll sit down on your couch, go to turn on the TV — and curse. Probably loudly. Those remotes, all five or more, are strewn about your living room. Under a bag of chips, between the couch cushions — or who…
  • TravelCard review: backup battery power in your pocket

    30 August 2014, 8:46 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Battery packs are ubiquitous now, with just about everyone offering up their take on how to charge your phone in a pinch. A new entry into the market, TravelCard, battles your draining smartphone battery at the pinnacle of the battery backup wars: the…
  • Would you pay $400 for an Apple wearable?

    30 August 2014, 5:14 pm by: Chris Davies

    Apple is considering a $400 price tag for its mysterious wearable devices, sources suggest, which if the Cupertino firm's eventual strategy would put it at the upper end of the market. The device - which, according to the latests rumors, could be announced at…
  • HTC One M8 with Windows Review

    30 August 2014, 1:18 pm by: Chris Burns

    What we could be witnessing right now is a crossroads in the Windows universe. HTC may very well have made the step towards legitimacy the Windows Phone platform needed to show the world that they really, truly can compete with Android. In the HTC One M8 with…
  • Why Apple’s Special Event Will Outshine Samsung’s Unpacked

    30 August 2014, 11:42 am by: Don Reisinger

    Apple and Samsung just can’t seem to get out of each other’s way. Samsung recently announced that it was planning to hold its Unpacked event on September 3, where it will unveil the products it anticipates carrying it through to the end of the year and…
  • Netflix accuses Comcast of costing it customers

    30 August 2014, 7:11 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Netflix has been vocal in its battle for net neutrality, but despite its position, the company has relented multiple times and entered into peering agreements with major Internet service providers, including Comcast. This was because the latter ISP was costing…
  • Tripcast takes travel journaling to the next level

    29 August 2014, 11:34 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The days of sorting through hundreds of printed photos has been replaced by having to sort through hundreds of digital photos. Tagging makes this task a bit easier, but still not quite satisfactory for those times you want to reminisce or show off your latest…
  • Memobottle launches flat water bottle for your tech bag

    29 August 2014, 10:20 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Memobottle has introduced a new water bottle that is designed for the modern age -- it is wide and flat, and (risks of having water next to your expensive gadgets aside) can slip in your bag between your laptop and tablet. The water bottle is being funded on…

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