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Sphere is a Lens That Turns Your DSLR Into a 360-Degree Camera

Sphere is a new lens that’s designed to turn any DSLR camera into a 360-degree camera. It captures a full 360-degree view horizontally and a …

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Flaming fuel on water creates ‘blue whirl’ that burns clean

Blue whirl<br>\Bloo werl\ n.<p>A swirling flame that appears in fuel floating on the surface of water and glows blue.<p>An unfortunate mix of electricity and …

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Physicists Maybe, Just Maybe, Confirm the Possible Discovery of 5th Force of Nature

For some time, physicists have understood that all known phenomena in the Universe are governed by four fundamental forces. These include weak …

Australia drops Tasmanian Wilderness logging campaign

<b>The Australian and Tasmanian authorities are abandoning their bid to have logging permitted in the Tasmanian Wilderness, a World Heritage site.</b><p>The decision comes after a report by the UN cultural agency Unesco said the area "should be off-limits to commercial logging in its entirety".<p>The Tasmanian …

With its new S7 phone, Samsung looks even more like Apple

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and Samsung phones, which have been looking more and more alike over the past few years, are much closer to virtual twins with …

​BRG Sports and 360fly Unveil Action Sports Helmet Industry’s First Line of 360-Degree Video Integrated “Smart” Helmets

Motorcycle, Mountain Bike and Snow Helmets to Feature 360o 4K Video, Mobile Editing and Sharing, and Intuitive Digital Capabilities<p>LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, …

Review: Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL

‘Trail’ or ‘all-mountain’ is a matter of perspective<p>The concept of what makes an ‘all-mountain’ bike varies greatly. At one end, it can mean light …

Star Wars: Episode IX's Colin Trevorrow promises 'profoundly satisfying' Rey reveal

Jurassic World director also signals original Star Wars icons Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa will play a part in the final episode of Disney’s new trilogy<p>Related: Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Dave Franco 'shortlisted for young Han Solo'<p>Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow has promised a …

Patent application shows Apple Watch band that transforms into a case, stand and Mac accessory [Poll]

An Apple patent application published today reveals an idea for an interesting variation on the magnetically-closed Milanese Loop band that allows it to do much more than simply secure the Apple Watch on your wrist.<p>By using a careful arrangement of magnet orientations, the band can transform itself …

Fitbit Flex activity tracker: Now with 30% off

When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, setting a literal step-by-step process is the truest way for success. The Fitbit Flex Activity Tracker tracks every activity in your day involving exercise, food, weight and sleep, to help you find your fit zone, stay motivated, and see how small steps …

New app Runtastic Results builds you a personalized 12-week workout plan

Runtastic has launched a standalone app named Results that will place users into a program meant to get them fit in a few months’ time.<p>Called Results, the app puts you through various exercises (not just running!) for a 12 week period that focus on cutting fat, building strength and defining your …

Samsung Pay finally available to Verizon users with a Galaxy S6/edge/edge+ or Note 5

With Verizon’s logo notably absent from the list of Samsung Pay U.S. launch partners, it had been unclear if or when the company might allow its customers to use the service. That uncertainty has now ended, with the app available to Verizon customers in the Google Play store. Customers on other …

Samsung may move up Galaxy S7 launch to January, report says

Samsung is reportedly moving up the launch of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, to January in order to ramp up competition with Apple in the high-end phone market.<p>Samsung finalized the design for the Galaxy S7 by the end of September and is currently securing the components it will need …

Gear & Gadgets

U.S. to force drone owners to register devices soon, report says

The general rules governing the use of commercial and non-commercial drones are still in flux, but one major rule is reportedly set to be enacted …

The most expensive Android Wear watch yet is coming on November 9 from Tag Heuer

The Tag Heuer smartwatch could look like this traditional Carrera 1887 model.<p>Android Wear is going up scale. Tag Heuer’s first smartwatch is officially launching November 9 with an $1800 price tag.<p>We first heard reports about Tag Heuer joining the Android Wear ecosystem back in March, when the …

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch will cost less than an Apple Watch

Samsung's smart and attractive rethink of its Gear line of smart watches, the Gear S2 now has a price, $299.99, and availability date for the U.S., …

GoPro introduces a new cost-effective action camera with Wi-Fi capabilities

Just in time for the holiday season, GoPro is rounding out its line-up of action cameras by adding a lower cost alternative today. The new HERO+ positions itself between the $129.99 entry-level model and the $299.99 LCD camera that was released back in June. This move sets the $199.99 GoPro HERO+ …

Shredded GoPro Finally Looks Like a Deal

Struggles to sell its newest camera are already reflected in its stock<p>In consumer electronics, going smaller and simpler is typically a no-brainer. But at GoPro, it has caused a bit of head scratching.<p>Best known for its line of small, high-definition action cameras, GoPro tweaked its winning …

Add-on promises to stabilize video from nearly any camera

It's possible to stabilize your phone videos through Hyperlapse, and dedicated video editors can smooth out other shaky clips with enough time and effort. But what if you want a simple way to eliminate jitters no matter which camera you're using? SteadXP believes it can help. It's crowdfunding a …

Drones + X

Small drones are advancing quickly. They used to be little else but sophisticated remote-controlled toys and people love to complain when we call them ‘drones’ because that implies that they are at least semi-autonomous (and maybe able to bomb a terrorist (and a few innocent bystanders)). But …

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung, 3D Printing, And The Coolest Cooler

Samsung unveiled new phones and Samsung Pay this week, causing a bit of buzz in the world of mobile. Because we simply can’t resist it, we discussed the latest in 3D printing, while the Coolest Cooler has become the second-most funded project on Kickstarter.<p>We discuss all of this, and our future …

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The Speedo Shine is a Misfit by another name

An activity and sleep tracker that also monitors laps in the pool<p>Wearables company Misfit has partnered with Speedo to create a new activity tracker designed with swimmers in mind. The Speedo Shine is functionally and aesthetically similar to the earlier Misfit Shine, but incorporates a new …

Wearable Tech

Samsung Rumored to One-Up Apple's 'iPad Pro' With 18.4-Inch Android Tablet

Samsung may be working on an "iPad Pro" style tablet of its own, with a new report from <i>SamMobile</i> suggesting the company is currently in development for the tablet, codenamed "Tahoe," on an Android 5.1 Lollipop-based operating system and with an 18.4-inch screen. Samsung would target the tablet to …

Only Sony could make this TV remote and speaker hybrid

We love Sony's penchant for crazy products like the P clamshell Android tablet, and who can forget the Rolly music player <i>slash</i> robotic, LED flashing... thing? Judging by a new speaker, the company still has a whimsical side despite falling profits. The SRS-LSR100 pairs a TV remote with a wireless …

Samsung's SleepSense tracker shuts off the TV when you snooze

Samsung has just revealed its take on the sleep-tracking concept with a new device called SleepSense. Rather than making you wear something on your wrist at night (which is a non-starter for a lot of folks), Samsung proposes that you slip the flat, disk-like device under your mattress, like similar …

Samsung’s new Car Mode for Galaxy is its own Android Auto

Samsung just wrapped up its keynote event at the IFA trade show here in Berlin where it spent most of its presentation time discussing the trend of software powering everything in our lives, called Internet of Things. One peculiar new service in particular was an in-car dashboard app that works …

Samsung finally has an elegant smartwatch in the Gear S2

Few companies have churned out as many different smartwatches as Samsung, so it's little surprise the company is showing off a new one -- the Gear S2 -- at IFA. What <i>is</i> a surprise, though, is how much more elegant, more polished the S2 feels compared to just about all of Samsung's previous attempts. …

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