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CES takeaway: Android Auto

The 2015 experience of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is wrapping up, and it was a pretty great event. We had a good portion of our team on the ground for the week, bringing you all the best that CES 2015 had to offer. With so much to discover and experience, we had to break apart our …

Awesome MacBook dock looks like it was designed by Apple

LAS VEGAS — Laptop docks aren’t usually the sexiest things in the world, but the latest hardware from Henge Docks could be considered somewhat titillating.<p>Henge’s upcoming horizontal docking station is a beauty. Its sleek, metallic profile looks like an extension of Apple’s unibody MacBook design. …

San Francisco

An extra screen for your iPhone? Check out the popSLATE

Earlier today I wrote about the The Trick Cover which is an hilarious, but not too useful, iPhone cover. Check the video on that one to see what I mean.<p>Since then I’ve stumbled upon another iPhone case (first introduced in 2012, now available for the iPhone 6) that is a lot more useful. Check out …

Tablo serves up Metro DVR with onboard antennas

Tablo's new $249 Metro DVR has onboard antennas -- and the company also debuted an improved app for Roku.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Network DVR maker Tablo's newest recorder, the Tablo Metro, incorporates two antennas into the casing. The company also outlined its new Roku app here, and it features a slick new …

We Attempted To Control These Cars With Our Minds, And It Kind Of Worked

It’s not like EEG is breakthrough technology. We’ve been able to read the electrical activity of the brain for quite some time, but the clever folks at IEEE are thinking up new and creative ways to leverage those read-outs into something a bit more fun.<p>The new Emotiv headsets are able to read your …

Breakthroughs

President Obama wants more Americans to get high-speed Internet

While Google, AT&T, and Comcast look to expand blazing-fast gigabit Internet access across the U.S., the president has some plans of his own toward that end.<p>President Obama on Wednesday will announce a set of initiatives for bringing affordable high-speed Internet to more people in the country. …

Obstacle avoidance is the next big step for drones

Consumer drones have come a long way in just a few years, evolving from complex hobbyist models to consumer-ready quadcopters with increasingly smart …

For cloud players, hot patching may be hotter than live migration

Late last year, the world got a good look at the challenges and pain associated with kernel maintenance required by cloud providers. A security …

Virgin America's TV controller looks pretty gross with this iPhone zoom lens

Testing Olloclip's new iPhone 6 macro lenses at 30,000 feet<p>We just spent a whole week in Las Vegas looking at all sorts of gadgets and writing up our thoughts in hands-on posts. While we were there, Olloclip gave us the new 3-in-1 macro lens to try out. It has the same magnification capabilities as …

Mobile Photography

Verifone’s new future-proof NFC terminal supports all mobile payment platforms & devices, including Apple Pay

While an increasing number of retailers are adopting smartphones and tablets as mobile payment terminals, the deployment process can often prove to be expensive and time consuming as the sizes and form factors of devices continue to change. Leading NFC terminal maker Verifone aims to solve that …

Mobile

Quitbit smart lighter helps you kick cigarettes’ butts

LAS VEGAS — Ata Ghofrani cut down on smoking and finally quit during the holidays. The only glitch was a New Year’s Eve party, which triggered a “huge spike” in his otherwise fairly smooth reduction schedule.<p>Ghofrani used his own invention — Quitbit, the world’s first “smart” lighter — to monitor …

Butts

Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …

Wearable chief Mike Bell wants Intel inside your jewelry, clothing, watches, and headphones (interview)

Mike Bell, vice president and general manager of Intel’s New Devices Group, is a wearable kind of guy. He is leading the world’s biggest chip maker into the market for wearable devices, as part of a larger bid to become the technology provider for the Internet of Things, or smart and connected …

Recent iPod Shuffle Shortages Due to Supplier Changes, Not Imminent Discontinuation

Earlier this week, it was observed that Apple's retail stores were running short of iPod shuffle units, leading to speculation about whether the shortages were just a temporary blip in Apple's supply chain management or if they were a sign of an impending discontinuation of the diminutive music …

iPod

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tells Of 2010 Pakistan Death Threat

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that he received a death threat from a Pakistani extremist in 2010.<p>Reacting to the tragedies in Paris …

Watch 'Connected Cars' Take Center Stage at CES

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada, several companies unveiled concept cars containing some seriously high-tech gadgets.<p>Audi, …

3D scan designs headphones just for you

LAS VEGAS — There's nothing worse than having an amazing set of in-ear headphones constantly fall out. We've all felt the frustration when those …

BodyGuardz uses an aluminum bezel to tackle the iPhone 6 screen protector problem

The gently curved glass edges of the iPhone 6/Plus screens feel absolutely luxurious but are a nightmare for screen protector companies. Compounding this issue is the fact that rigid tempered glass is now the preferred material for iPhone screen protection.<p>Some companies have taken a stab at …

Screen Protector

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Routers

Withings’ new Activité Pop is a smartwatch you’ll actually want to wear

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in the backyard (or basement), and become utterly …

None of the Fitness Wearables Figured Out How to Beat Apple

In the absence of Apple’s wearable, fitness makers like Jawbone, Fitbit, Withings and others have seen a boon of popularity as they race to tell the world that wearables are here to stay.<p>It’s been a golden time of opportunity for these new companies to try set their own bar, since nobody had …

Wearable Tech

Verizon Cloud shut down passes 30-hour mark

As of about 6 a.m. EST Sunday morning, Verizon’s Cloud was on hour 30 of what could be a 48-hour planned shutdown to rollout a major service upgrade. …

Gannett’s Next Oculus Rift Experiment Takes You Onto The Ski Slopes Of Vail

Last fall, Gannett unveiled its first attempt at journalism for the Oculus Rift — Harvest of Change, a series of stories in the Des Moines Register. Specifically, the series used Oculus to give readers a tour of the farm featured in one of the stories.<p>Now the media company is launching its second …

Virtual Reality

Rumored 12-inch MacBook Air: 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman Talks New Connector

The new MacBook will be Apple's latest statement on minimalism. At least that’s the case that 9to5Mac Senior Editor Mark Gurman made this week.<p>Because it may be even thinner than the already-thin MacBook Air, connectors and ports will vanish, according to Gurman, citing sources within Apple.<p>“Apple …

MacBook Air

The remarkable eight years since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone

<i>Smartphones existed before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone on Jan. 9, 2007. But by upending existing technology platforms, application distribution, and carrier business models, he kickstarted a new era of computing whose impact is yet to be fully understood.</i><p><b>I knew one of the victims of the</b> …

GoPro’s HERO4 Will Learn A Few New Tricks With A Free Update In February

It’s been about 3 months since the launch of GoPro’s HERO4 – but outside of a small patch that shipped just after launch, the HERO4’s software is pretty much the same as it was on Day 1.<p>That changes come February, when the company will ship a free update that teaches the camera all sorts of new …

LG G Watch R international giveaway [CLOSED]

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a cool Android or tech gadget each and every Sunday. Last week’s winner of the Nexus 9 is Nikolaos Z. (Finland), Congratulations Nikolaos, enjoy your new Nexus 9 tablet. This week we are giving away the LG G Watch R Android Wear smartwatch.<p>…

Android News

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet from nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein, who found a document signed by "L.G. Doom," and concluded that Doctor Doom helped the US become a nuclear power.<p>Like <i>Verge</i> reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross, who became obsessed with a mystery woman at Los Alamos …