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The $99 Nexus Player Is Google’s Answer To The Apple TV

946149668284320547 Remember Google TV? It’s gone. Now there is Android TV and it promises to do everything Google TV couldn’t including play games for just $99. Google partnered with Asus for the first device. Called, Nexus Player, the set top box is reminiscent of the Fire TV and runs Android TV with the help of a quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor with PowerVR Series 6 graphics, 1GB of RAM and… Read More

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Matt Burns

October 15th

Gadgets

Anki Drive Finally Works With Android

anki Good news! Anki Drive works with Android. Bad news! It only works with a few a few Android devices. Read More

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Matt Burns

October 13th

Gadgets

It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Carry The Brunton Universal Charger Power Knife

Power-Knife_Top_1024x1024 If only the world recharged with one standard. But it doesn’t (thanks Apple!). Enter the Brunton Power Knife. It’s a Swiss Army Knife for the smartphone age with a cable connector for just about every situation. Read More

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Matt Burns

October 13th

Gadgets

Please, HTC: Stop. Please.

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 4.36.29 PM Have a new phone? Better use fashion models to show them off. Because real people wear outfits that look like monochrome jellyfish and never smile and they want… no, need… your products. That’s just what HTC did today in an industry that is plagued with gender inequality and “booth babe” marketing. They had models of both sexes strut around with phones designed… Read More

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Matt Burns

October 8th

Gadgets

Please, HTC: Stop. Please.

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 4.36.29 PM Have a new phone? Better use fashion models to show them off. Because real people wear outfits that look like monochrome jellyfish and never smile and they want… no, need… your products. That’s just what HTC did today in an industry that is plagued with gender inequality and “booth babe” marketing. They had models of both sexes strut around with phones designed… Read More

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Matt Burns

October 8th

Gadgets

Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working

belkin-broken Yesterday morning, Belkin routers stopped allowing users from accessing the Internet. In a statement provided to TechCrunch Belkin identified and outlined steps it will take to prevent it from happening again. “One of our cloud services associated with maintaining router operations was negatively impacted by a change made in our data center that caused a false denial of service.… Read More

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Matt Burns

October 8th

Gadgets

Alleged iPhone 6 Prototype Fetching Over $100,000 On eBay

iphone How much would you pay for an iPhone prototype? $1,000? $10,000? How about $100,000? A 64 GB iPhone 6 said to be a prototype model is currently commanding more than $100,000 on eBay. The seller claims that Verizon shipped him the device by mistake. iOS is not installed on the device. Instead, the interface shows a proprietary developer’s mode. He claims (and his pictures show) that… Read More

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Matt Burns

October 6th

Gadgets

Mobile

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

The Gigantic BlackBerry Passport Is Now Available In Canada, Coming To The US On AT&T

blackberry-passport0022 In case the Galaxy Note or iPhone 6 Plus are too small for you, BlackBerry today formally introduced the BlackBerry Passport. The massive device rocks a square 4.5-inch screen and a physical keyboard — it’s the size of a Canadian passport hence the name. The phone will be available in Canada first on Telus where, until October 1st it will cost $200 on a two-year contact or $750… Read More

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Matt Burns

September 24th

Gadgets

Anki Drive Comes To Android, Drops In Price To $149.99

anki-drive-crossroads-3x4-view Anki Drive, the slot-car racing game for the mobile era, is finally launching on Android and dropping in price just in time for the holiday shopping season. Sometime in October, Anki Drive shed its iOS exclusivity and will launch on Android and work with select Android phones. Available today, the Starter Kit now costs just $149.99 from Anki.com, and it will be available at Amazon, Apple… Read More

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Matt Burns

September 18th

Gadgets

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