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Haiku Is A Nifty Bike Assistant That Lets You Keep Your Phone In Your Pocket

Chances are you haven’t found the perfect solution to get directions while riding your bike. Meet Haiku, a tiny little bike computer that wants to solve that by being a sort of smartwatch for your bike. The French startup is launching a Kickstarter campaign today — you can get a Haiku for $70 right …

We rounded up some of the very best apps for Hacking your Mac [Deals]

Beneath the keyboard of your Mac lies a vast ocean of untapped potential. We’ve assembled some of the best deals on the most powerful apps for drilling deep into those hidden reserves of functionality. From productivity-enhancing programs. to comprehensive hard-drive maintenance and unlocking …

Genius

Knocki – Make Anything a Remote Control

Price: $79Knocki™ is a wireless device that instantly transforms any surface into a remote control. The possibilities with Knocki are endless. Stick …

Home Automation

Znaps adds a magnetic charging port to any smartphone

Apple may not be our favorite company here at Android Authority, but we gotta give it to them for coming up with the MagSafe charger; it’s about the most convenient and safe charging technology we have seen. In fact, we wonder why they haven’t applied a similar concept to their mobile devices. …

Gear & Gadgets

SanDisk's wireless flash drive gives your phone more storage

For all the advances we've made in mobile computing, transferring files between your phone and your desktop is still kind of a pain in the ass. We've tried using dongles, adapters and even double-sided USB thumb drives, but none of them <i>really</i> solved the problem. Today, Sandisk announced a new …

Marshall just released the world's most badass Android phone

For reasons we can’t explain, Marshall Headphones has released an Android phone.<p>Simply called the London, the phone is pretty standard on the inside with 4G LTE, 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and an 8-megapixel camera. The difference, according to Marshall, is that this has been …

Mobile Technology

Lumos bike helmet glows with turn signals, brake lights

A bike helmet that telegraphs when you're turning and stopping could be just the thing to light up your life.<p>Where I live there is a subset of the bicycling community I call "ninja bikers." They zip around at night without lights while wearing dark clothes, and I worry for their safety. I wish they …

Get a Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch for $119.95

From the Cheapskate: This refurbished wrist-pal originally sold for $299, and even the refurb usually costs $50 more. Here's hoping you have a compatible Samsung phone to go with it.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the</i> …

Novak Djokovic's health blueprint: how to transform your body in 14 days

Novak Djokovic went from frequent on-court meltdowns to the number one tennis player in the world - but how did he do it?<p><b>Novak Djokovic</b>'s body used to be broken. He had a reputation for collapsing on court at crucial moments and being forced to drop out of tournaments because of his poor …

Google offering a free movie rental for Chromecast owners

Google has just opened up a pretty compelling offer to Chromecast users today, offering all owners a free movie rental of their choice from a selection of Play Store titles. We’re not just talking a few obscure films here, titles available include popular recent films, such as Kingsman and …

Mad Max

This light bulb costs less than $1 and fits in your wallet

For just 89 cents, you can put a lightbulb in your pocket that will add a glow to summer gatherings -- and maybe even win you a bet or two.<p>With summer coming, chances are you'll be spending a little more time outside at night than usual. Which means you'll need artificial sources of illumination.<p>I …

Home Automation

PhotoMath Brings Its Awesome Math Equation Solving App To Android

PhotoMath is a nifty little app. You point your phone camera at a math equation, and it will give you the answer and show you all the steps to solve this particular equation. Following its huge success in the App Store, the app is coming to Android.<p>When I first played with PhotoMath before the team …

The Milan World Expo, which just opened, looks like it's going to be a disaster

Previous world fairs have bought us iconic products such as tomato ketchup as well as world-famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower.<p>Italy, like many other countries that have hosted the event, hopes it will provide a much-needed boost to its economy. However, the run-up to the Expo has been far …

Italy

The Curse of the Window Seat

There is much power in the window seat, and with great power comes great responsibility.<p>I've written about how much I love the aisle seat in the past, but to be fair, it wasn't until I became a permanent migrant to the aisle that I realized that the person in the window seat is really truly the …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Augmented Reality

FabX 3D Printer Launches For $325 (video)

If you are searching for a desktop 3D printer that is affordable yet provides the ability to print objects in a variety of different filaments. The …

3D Printing

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

The venerable Lepai LP-2020A+ amplifier paired with the new Dayton Audio B452 bookshelf speakers are a winning combination, says the Audiophiliac.<p>As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Phones

Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo Would 'Welcome the Opportunity' to Become Default Safari Search Engine

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, during the company's quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, expressed interest in Yahoo becoming the default search engine in Safari. Mayer recognized the significance that getting Yahoo in front of Mac, iPhone and iPad could have for the search engine, referring …

Advertising

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Lockitron Announces The $99 Bolt, A Deadbolt You Can Unlock With Your Phone

Y Combinator alum Lockitron is today launching the Bolt, a $99 follow-up to its troubled crowdfunded keyless-entry gadget.<p>Lockitron co-founder Cameron Robertson says the company learned a lot from the difficulties it went through with its last release. Rather than use approximately 40 discrete …

11 Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

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Recycle Your Run

Wild in both function and aesthetic, Enko is a revolutionary running shoe which, with its two shock absorbers, conserves all the energy stored in …

Domus system promises simple home automation

Domus is the latest addition to the growing number of connected home automation systems, and it promises to have a low bar of entry with a $33 …

Home Automation

Sexy new renders show the iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook Air side-by-side

The Apple Watch might be Cupertino’s most hotly anticipated product, but for my money, the two releases I’m most excited about this year are the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro. Outside of a few leaked images, though, we still have not seen either of these rumored devices in the …

Leatherman Tread Multi-Tool Bracelet Is Packed With 25 Tools (video)

If you carry a Leatherman multitool, Swiss Army knife or similar in your pocket or on your bag and keychain, you may be interested in a new wearable …

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

Review: Duet, the app that turns your iPad into a Lightning-connected Mac monitor

I’m a big-screen fan. It’s the reason my primary Mac is still a 17-inch MacBook Pro, and why I have that hooked up to a 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display when I’m in my home office. When travelling, though, I have fewer pixels to play with. Sure, I could get a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, but I …

MacBook Pro

Seagate Seven Portable Drive review

Portable drives just keep getting thinner<p><b>The Good</b> The Seagate Seven portable drive is razor-thin, has fast performance and includes helpful backup software. The drive is also very rugged and aesthetically pleasing.<p><b>The Bad</b> There's only one capacity -- 500GB -- and the drive is comparatively …

Xiaomi's $30 Android streamer looks exactly like a phone charger

In addition to the phablet and headphones announced today, Xiaomi also threw in a little surprise. And by "little" we do mean literally, because this new Mi Box Mini is much smaller than the company's earlier Android streaming devices; it's so small that when it's plugged into the power socket, …