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The new $29 Nokia 215 is Microsoft's cheapest internet phone

The 2G handset is aimed at developing markets in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East<p>Nokia always had a reputation for building well-made, affordable handsets that appeal to the hundreds of millions around the world who can’t afford full-fat smartphones — and Microsoft is apparently keen to continue …

Mobile Technology

Secretive Military Tech Company Announces Augmented Reality Glasses For Consumers

For the past six years, low-key Osterhout Design Group has been building heavy duty smart glasses for the military. But after seeing the kind attention heaped onto gadgets like Google Glass, the small San Francisco-based company is looking towards the consumer market and thinks it has something …

Augmented Reality

Smart strap puts high-tech brains on a dumbwatch

Luxury watch maker Montblanc believes you can have a classy traditional watch without bypassing smatchwatch-style notifications and activity tracking.<p>Luxury accessories maker Montblanc is known for supplying high-end old-school supplies like $1,000 fountain pens, leather briefcases and mechanical …

Smartwatches
Wearable Tech

This Is the World’s Smallest Folding Bike

The newest portable electric bike is so small it’s Impossible. No, really, that’s what it’s called. And it’s no wonder, because it folds down to be small enough to easily fit inside a backpack. That means you don’t have to worry about leaving it outside in the elements or even locking it up. You …

Electric Bikes

WHAT? This Beautifully Designed Home Is Actually a Dollhouse

Forget about the pink plastic facades and top-down convertibles that Barbie and friends live in. The dolls who have the privilege of occupying this luxurious three-story mini-mansion are living in our real-life dream home, complete with a gourmet kitchen, fully furnished bedrooms and a rooftop pool …

Mad Men

Sonim XP7: A rugged phone handles everything you can throw at it

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Hands up: Who thinks I’m crazy for leaving my phone outside on purpose in the rain and near …

Comcast goes Uber -- track your technician's journey on screen

In an attempt to curtail the dreaded large time-windows, Comcast tests a system where you can track the cable guy's progress, so you're not waiting around at home.<p>I imagine Comcast's senior management looking at Uber's recent bad publicity and rushing to their cellar to pull out a fine vintage.<p>Over …

Customer Service

The iPad-like Nokia N1 tablet is so good, I'd move to China for it (hands-on)

The iPad-lookalike Nokia N1 appears on the MWC show floor and it's a beaut -- but we'll likely never see one outside of China, the only country where it's currently sold.<p>BARCELONA -- Nokia surprised us all in November with the Nokia N1 tablet, an Android-based slate that starkly contrasts with the …

Mobile Technology

This goofy-looking device makes first-person shooters much more exciting

The Woojer sounds like a stupid gimmick, and it arrives with a sales pitch we've heard before.<p>The product itself is a small box that plugs into the 3.5mm audio jack of any device, and then you connect your headphones to the Woojer. The hardware works with any device that outputs audio, from your …

Nokia's New App Is About To Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Nokia just unveiled its new N1 tablet on Tuesday, but that's not the only Android announcement to come from the Finnish gadget company. Nokia just took its Z Launcher out of private beta, meaning anyone can download the home screen replacement from the Google Play Store starting today.<p>The Z …

Android Phones

Lady Gaga's Lead Keyboard Player Develops Innovative Circular Piano

A regular, linear piano with 88 keys was just not enough for musician Brockett Parsons. So, the Lady Gaga lead keyboard player put together a team of designers to develop The Piano Arc, also playfully known as the Brockettship.<p>The innovative keyboard design is a circular instrument composed of 294 …

Lady Gaga

This Amazing Airplane Seat Could Change Everything About Luxury Flying

Designers at Hong Kong-based PaperClipDesign have come up with a concept — called the "Butterfly Seat" — that affords passenger airlines an unprecedented level of flexibility in arranging the premium sections of their cabins.<p>Airlines in search of increased profits have been investing heavily in …

Business Class

The Sleek Flying Car of the Future is Here Now

A flying car was something once left to the realm of science fiction, but now it looks like it’s actually a reality. The Solvakia-based company AeroMobil recently unveiled the sleek-looking <i>AeroMobil 3.0</i>, the latest version of its flying car. It was shown at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, …

Flying Car