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Fitbit finally gets design with the Alta sports tracker

fitbitalta3 For me, fitness trackers are all about motivation. I used to go for a run every single day, and then quit, and then went to yoga every single day, and then I did nothing every single day. Now, a little older and a little more sore, I find myself worried less about working out all the time and am more focused on eating healthy and taking enough steps throughout each day. This can be… Read More

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Jordan Crook

May 20th

Gadgets

PornHub launches BangFit so you can bang to get fit

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.40.00 PM In seemingly bizarre news out of the porn industry, PornHub is launching a new fitness system (wearable + workout videos) called BangFit. As its name suggests, it helps you bang to get fit. Here’s how it works: Users can join the game at this website, which will allow users to then sync the game to their phones. BangFit offers options for one player, two players, and three players.… Read More

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Jordan Crook

May 18th

Gadgets

More evidence points toward Android VR unveil at Google I/O

Google Cardboard According to multiple rumors and a newly spotted placeholder on the Google Play Developer Console, it seems that Google will be unveiling an Android VR headset at Google I/O next week. Android Police first spotted the placeholder, which is currently just that — you can’t click into the link like you would be able to with the Android Wear, Android TV, or Android Auto. Last week,… Read More

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Jordan Crook

May 13th

Gadgets

Google is reportedly making an iOS keyboard with search functionality

Google Search It appears that Google is working on a third-party keyboard for iOS that would allow search functionality directly within the keyboard itself, according to The Verge. Casey Newton reports that the keyboard will have swipe functionality, letting users run their finger from one letter to the next instead of tapping out each individual letter. Apple opened up third-party keyboards in June 2014… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 23rd

Apple

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Here, the live audio listening system, gets an Apple Watch app

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 11.24.04 AM Here, the in-ear system that lets you live tune the audio around you, has today announced the launch of an Apple Watch app. The company, Doppler Labs, originally launched with Dubs, mechanical ear plugs meant to help lower the volume (but maintain the quality) of live music. Shortly after, Doppler Labs launched Here on Kickstarter. Here is essentially a computer in your ears. Rather than… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 22nd

Gadgets

Apple introduces the iPhone SE

zoolandersmallphone If you’ve been hankering for a new iPhone that has all the power of the latest generations but fits in your hand like the old models, today is a good day for you. Apple has just unveiled the long-awaited iPhone SE. Design The phone has a 4-inch display and the same general dimensions as the iPhone 5s. In fact, the iPhone SE looks almost identical in design to the iPhone 5s, including… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 21st

Apple

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Mobile

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22

playstationvr Earlier this week, Sony announced that its PlayStation VR would be available for the low price of just $399. Given that competing VR headsets like the Oculus are at least $200 more expensive, people were pretty excited about it. In fact, purchases of the PlayStation camera went up 3000 percent on Amazon (Move controllers went up 1000 percent), according to Ars Technica. Turns out, interest in… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 18th

Gadgets

Fitbit taps Amazon Echo to let users check their fitness progress via voice

Fitbit Alta Family 2 Amazon and Fitbit are teaming up to make it even easier to see your daily fitness progress. Or rather, hear about it. Fitbit users who own an Amazon Echo can now ask Alexa about their progress throughout the day via an integration with the Alexa API. All the user has to do is say, “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I’m doing today.” The integration is deep enough that users can also… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 17th

Gadgets

Review: Doppler Labs AR Listening System Signals The Future Is Here

IMG_0146 For years now, we’ve though of Augmented Reality in the context of our vision — Google Glass started the trend, and the Microsoft HoloLens enforced it. But the folks at Doppler Labs believe the future of augmented reality starts with the ears. It’s Here. The Doppler Labs Here buds, live in-ear audio tuners that let you tune and tweak your own hearing experience, have… Read More

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Jordan Crook

February 3rd

Gadgets

Starry Internet Is Aereo Founder Chet Kanojia’s Latest Salvo In The War On ISPs

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 10.48.53 AM With all the startups using the internet to transform traditional industries, it’s a bit of a wonder why no one has taken on the internet itself. Broadband service is an expensive business to run, with steadily increasing rates thanks to our growing need for binge-worthy video content. Pardon the cliché, but nothing has ever sounded more ripe for disruption. Enter Starry Internet. Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 27th

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