Archive for September, 2014

The iPhone 6 Plus Is Great For Gamers

iPhone 6 Plus gaming With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has stepped into the “phablet” category by scaling the hardware of the six up while (in some ways) scaling the software from the iPad down. The result is a device that you can use all day to do some of the quick tasks we always do on our phones while also consuming media as you would on a tablet. Read More

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Kyle Russell

September 30th

Apple

Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Suffering From #GapGate

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 3.07.43 PM Another day, another -Gate. This time the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the latest phablet to enamor the Android crowd, has been reported shipping with a thin gap between the screen and the walls of the case. The issue, reported on iTToday in South Korea, seems to affect a small number of devices. According to the piece, two pieces of paper or a business card can fit snugly into the gap. This… Read More

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John Biggs

September 30th

Gadgets

Watch Jeff Goldblum’s GE Link Spot, The Smartest Smart Home Ad Ever

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 3.04.52 PM Hey, who here gets excited about smart lightbulbs? Probably four of you raised your hands, and two of them were me. GE has taken a different approach to selling its new Link connected bulbs, eschewing sales pitches of convenience and connectivity in favor of trotting out a shirtless (and well-preserved) Jeff Goldblum. The celebrated chaos theoretician is doing what’s known as… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 30th

Gadgets

Apple’s OS X Yosemite Reaches GM Status, Nears Consumer Launch

os-x-yosemite-macs Apple’s OS X Yosemite operating system is arriving soon, and the fact that the developer preview just reached Golden Master status, alongside a 4th public beta preview update, means we probably don’t have long to wait. Last year, Apple released its Mavericks GM build about three weeks before it released the update to the Mac App Store for everyone to download, so Yosemite is on… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 30th

Apple

Gadgets

Mac

Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

pebble-steel Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $50 and $30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $99 and $199 respectively. Pebble is also further iterating on its platform, with new added activity and sleep tracking features, both of which can run in the background, albeit at a slight cost to… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 30th

Apple

Gadgets

Mobile

Bellabeat Debuts A Trio Of Health-Tracking Products For Moms-To-Be And Beyond, Including Jewelry, A Monitor And A Smart Scale

Shell_3 Fitness-minded individuals have devices like the Fitbit to track their steps and activities. Expectant mothers have Bellabeat. The startup has been selling a low-cost “connected system” that allows moms-to-be to track their pregnancies, including being able to hear, record and share their baby’s heartbeat via a pocket-sized ultrasound tool. Today, the company is releasing a… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 30th

Gadgets

Mobile

The “Impossible” Projection Watch Hits $1.4 Million In Crowdfunding

0397b8011e8982ffca8ecc418db788ff In what I suspect will result in a refrain of “I told you so” from multiple parties, the crowdfunding for the Ritot projection watch – a watch that projects the time and other data on your wrist using a low-throw projector – has closed. The project raised $1.4 million on Indiegogo after extensive chatter about nonexistent prototypes and problematic founder… Read More

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John Biggs

September 30th

Gadgets

Popcorn Time Finally Comes To iOS

popcorntime Popcorn Time, the so-called Netflix for pirates, is now on iOS. It’s never been easier to watch pirated movies and TV shows on the iPhone or Android device. Is it illegal? Not really. Shady and not exactly ethical? Sure. Not surprisingly, Apple didn’t give the official nod to this app so Popcorn Time cannot be found in the App Store. That said, it’s still easy to obtain… Read More

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Matt Burns

September 30th

Gadgets

Parrot’s New Zik 2.0 Headphones Are Perfect For Hipsters

parrot Parrot is better-known for its drones, but the company just announced brand new high-end headphones, the Zik 2.0. They are colorful, feature-packed and different. You can tweak sound settings for each and every different song so that they sound closer to the perfect sound for your ears. In other words, it’s a hipster’s dream. Like its predecessor, the Zik 2.0 is a Bluetooth pair… Read More

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Romain Dillet

September 30th

Gadgets

Apple Rubs Elbows With The Fashion Elite For Paris Apple Watch Event

colette_apple_window Apple is at Paris Fashion Week, hosting a special event for the Apple Watch at Collette, a high-end boutique shop in France. This is the first time Apple has revealed its device in person to the public, after a press preview held in September for the wearable. Apple still isn’t letting anyone get their hands on fully functional prototypes, but the display of the anticipated gadget is… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 30th

Apple

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