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The cPulse Android phone case is loaded with LEDs and dreams

You know what your phone needs? 128 multi-color programmable LED lights embedded into a crazy swivel hinged case. Am I right?<p>There is a new Kickstarter campaign in the neighborhood, it is called cPulse by Codlight and is just what is described above, a smartphone case that has a bunch of LEDs on …

Four-storey house with tree-lined balconies by Ryo Matsui Architects

Trees line the protruding balconies of this concrete house in Tokyo by Japanese studio Ryo Matsui Architects (+ slideshow).<p>Named Balcony House, the …

Minimalist House Design in Gray and White: Residence V02

This minimalist house design is the result of a collaboration between architect <b>Julio Vila Cortell</b> and <b>Viraje Arquitectura</b>. Oficially entitled <b>House …

Move over Pressy, Dimple adds 4 physical buttons using NFC

After the initial success of Pressy and the arrival of clones like the MiKey, it has become clear that there is a demand for customizable physical buttons. While Pressy and MiKey both use your phone jack to bring an extra physical button to your handset, the Dimple takes a very different …

Starwood makes it possible to check-in and unlock a hotel room using your phone

Smartphones are already changing the way we browse the web, play games, conduct business, communicate and so much more. Now it looks like smartphones could also change up the way we check into hotels and unlock our rooms as well.<p>The Starwood hotel group has announced a new update to its Starwood …

Hospitality

Blu’s new Life Pro is world’s thinnest 5-inch HD smartphone

Blu, the independent smartphone maker, has just unveiled its latest device – a 5 inch, quad-core smartphone which is just 6.9mm thick. The device features a 720 x 1280 IPS display and is powered by an unnamed 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with a PowerVR SGX554 GPU. Running Android 4.2, the phone has …

How Googley is Nexus 5 Exactly?

This isn’t a review of the Nexux 5. Rather, it’s a review of Google’s new strategy of integration as displayed in the KitKat-running Nexus 5.<p>You’ll find a gazillion reviews on the Nexus 5 over the next month, some detailing every feature and function. In general, these reviews will tell you that …

Android News

iPad and iPad Pro vs. MacBook and MacBook Pro: Which should you buy?

Pundits have gone round and round debating the merits of iPad as computer or computer as potential touch tablet, but here's the honest truth: Both …

iPad Air and Retina iPad mini: Should you upgrade?

2013 iPad buyers guide: How to decide if you should upgrade to Apple's latest large or small sized iPad!<p>Neither the original iPad nor the iPad 2 have …

Which iPad should you get: iPad, iPad Pro, or iPad mini?

Apple's iPads are the best-selling tablets for a reason — dollar for dollar they deliver more performance and a far more robust app ecosystem than …

This is the Fitbit Force, a smarter fitness tracking watch

Fitbit is set to release a new fitness tracking band called the Force. The new device will be positioned above the company's current fitness band, the Flex, and will feature a built-in altimeter that measures your present altitude. It'll use this information to give you more detailed statistics on …

Asus to unveil new PadFone Infinity on September 17

Asus' new PadFone Infinity phone/tablet combo will take its bow on Tuesday, September 17, at a launch event in Taiwan.<p>Receiving an invitation to the event, the folks at Engadget said on Wednesday that Asus CEO Jerry Shen will play host. Little is known about the successor to the current PadFone …

Three new Chromebooks, one new Chromebox announced by Intel and Google

At their developer forum in San Francisco, Intel has offered up three new Chromebooks and one new Chromebox, all using their Haswell processor. That architecture is going to <i>“improve battery life by more than 2X over previous generations, while offering increased performance”</i> according to the Google …

HP's colorful Chromebook 14 costs $299 this holiday season

Hewlett-Packard and Acer were among four hardware makers previewing new Haswell-powered Chromebooks this morning at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. But, so far, HP is the only company offering actual details about what its next Chromebook will look and feel like before it arrives in …

[Hands-On] Leapcast Can Turn A Windows, Mac, or Linux Computer Into A Chromecast With Limited Functionality, Here's How

I love the Chromecast. I'd easily call it the best $35 I ever spent, ranking just above those tanks of gas that got me to job interviews on time and …

Seagate Shows Off 5mm Thin 500GB Hard Drive Developed Specifically For Tablets

We've seen this lament on more than a few reviews: 16 gigabytes isn't enough storage for a mobile device anymore. Prolific hard drive vendor Seagate …