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Report: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to have an optional keyboard accessory?

The past few weeks have brought some interesting developments in Samsung’s upcoming product lines, namely the leaking of arguably everything there is to announce. This is a stark contrast to 2014, when the Galaxy Note 4 and especially the Note Edge, were seemingly devoid of public peeking prior to …

Phones

BlackBerry Assistant on BlackBerry 10 devices fails to offer voice response: How to fix

A noteworthy feature in BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is BlackBerry Assistant, which is voice activated and the company's first digital assistant can be used …

Mobile Technology

Apple’s latest ‘if it’s not an iPhone ad’ highlights taking photos and videos

Apple has uploaded its latest advertisement as part of its new “if it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” marketing series. Today’s new TV ad focuses on the iPhone’s camera, photo taking capabilities, and video recording features. As it has done in past campaigns, Apple appears to be promoting …

Mobile Photography

MIT's robot borrows quick reflexes from a human pilot

Based on what we've seen at DARPA's Robotics challenge finals, most humanoid machines are still stiff and hilariously clumsy. MIT's new robot named "Hermes," however, moves a bit more gracefully and has human-like reflexes -- because it's hooked up to a human controller. Think <i>Pacific Rim</i>, except …

Quantum VJ puts a glitchy audio visualizer around your neck

Do pendants and other wearable ornaments lack pizzazz for you? Alexander Zolotov has a way to spice things up... if you're fond of 8-bit graphics gone haywire, at least. His Quantum VJ is small enough to hang around your neck, but clever enough to turn audio into wonderfully glitchy visuals on its …

GNARBOX - a complete photo & video editing machine that fits in your pocket

Photo and video editors will know getting work done on-the-go is no simple task. Bulky laptops and other hardware can be cumbersome; not to mention, they can get damaged in the process. We love digging through Kickstarter and came across something that may change your work flow. Enter the GNARBOX, …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Jumps On Android And iOS To Boost Its Wearable Strategy

Microsoft’s strategy to gather users to its cloud based services continued to grow this week as it improved its offering in the wearable space.<p>The latest update to Microsoft Outlook on iOS increases the functionality and flexibility of the email application’s Apple Watch interface. Users of …

Wearable Tech
Google Play

The Logic Pros: How-to connect MIDI controllers wirelessly over Bluetooth to iOS or Mac w/ puc+

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, it’s the beginning of hardware month. As previously mentioned, we will be looking at a number of interesting hardware add-ons, instruments, controllers and more for Mac and iOS setups, starting with the puc+:<p>The slew of great, inexpensive iPad/iPhone synths …

iOS

Could Apple Watch soon track weightlifting as well as cardio?

As a fitness tracker, Apple Watch is currently little more than a fancy pedometer. It only tracks distance and calories — the quantity, not the quality, of your movement. That’s a problem because fitness is about more than burning calories.<p>However, an interesting patent from Apple — plus a new …

Smartwatches

Drones may get better cell service thanks to an old ambulance

Aerial internet connections will likely be crucial for courier drones and other robotic aircraft, but modern-day cell towers are usually designed to serve people on the ground, not machines in the skies. What to do? Carnegie Mellon researchers might have an answer. They've converted an old …

Uber says it's created 15,000 jobs in Australia since 2014

American ride share company Uber announced Monday it has created 15,000 jobs in Australia since UberX launched in April 2014, with drivers serving …

Moodnotes for iOS is a journaling app that could replace your therapist

I’ve always been a fan of journaling. I find it great for venting and gaining perspective on things, as well as enjoying jotting down random thoughts and ideas. So when I heard about Moodnotes, a new app for iOS that aims to track your moods and feelings through journaling, I felt compelled to give …

Opera buys a Netflix-style smartphone app service

You may associate Opera with data-saving web browsers and handy compression tools, but the company is determined to make more of a name for itself in smartphone apps, too. Opera just bought Bemobi, a mobile app discovery service that thrives on a Netflix-like app subscription service -- pay a …