Alex Roque

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AAA study ranks mental distraction of using iPhone voice commands on the road vs other platforms

In its continued research into distracted driving, the American Automobile Association (AAA) today published the results of its latest study that aimed to show the level of mental distraction related to using voice commands on the road. The study included using the iPhone’s Siri voice commands for …

How to Dress for the Office Every Day for an Entire Month

Twenty outfits selected to boost your career.<p>We're a long way from the Don Draper era, when men were expected to wear the same gray suit everyday to the office, day in, day out. With most offices today having a more relaxed approach to dress codes, the doors have opened on a whole new world of …

Men's Fashion

Wireless charging for tablets is finally coming next year

We're still waiting for the Rezence standard to bring wireless charging to laptops, but Freescale is taking a big step towards making that a reality. It just announced a new wireless product that's powerful enough to recharge tablets, portable medical devices, and other large gadgets. The 15-watt …

Your Gadgets' Best Friend: The SeV Revolution Plus TEC Jacket [Review]

I love the changing of the seasons. In fact October is one of my favorite months here in the US. From coast to coast, temperatures are cooling down, trees are lighting up with brilliant colors, and there's a refreshing nip to the air. With the return of the cooler weather, many of us are rummaging …

Weather

Brilliantly realistic CG head bridges the uncanny valley

Australian artist Chris Jones is constructing a hyper-realistic human body in CG animation, piece by painstaking piece.<p>When you watch a CG animated human, there's always something that's not quite right; the texture of the skin, for instance; or, one that's always noticeable, the way the lips move …

Animation

Opera Mini: Browse the Web on Samsung Gear S

A little over a month ago, Samsung unveiled its new Gear S smartwatch, a Tizen-powered timepiece capable of making calls and going online <i>without</i> leaning on a smartphone. Heck, it even promised full turn-by-turn navigation provided by the Nokia-owned HERE mapping platform. But what about an internet …

Plastc wants to replace your entire wallet with a single card

...but have we already left cards behind?<p>How much technology can you fit into a 0.8-millimeter-thick credit card?<p>Last November, Coin offered a first taste of what was possible. The device promised to digitally hold eight credit or debit cards and let you choose between them at will. You could swipe …

Logitech extends Harmony line to control more of your home

Logitech's got a new Harmony remote and it's an even bigger push into home automation over the current Harmony Smart Control home theater remote lineup. Shipping this month, the new Harmony Home Control devices start at $99 for the Home Hub (which turns your smartphone or tablet into a home …

Get a LithiumCard mobile charger for $34.99 shipped

Who says pocket batteries can't be sexy? This card-size charger normally sells for $55. Plus: two bonus deals!<p>During my recent trip to Chicago, when I spent a lot more time out in the world (and away from power outlets) than usual, I realized I'm ill-prepared for those times when my phone battery …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung gets Montblanc to make fancy Note 4 styluses

Samsung has held tight to the S Pen with its Galaxy Note series, but if you're buying a phone, that little plastic stick is usually an afterthought. Now, Samsung is trying to change that by creating the fanciest stylus possible: a "digital writing" device from luxury company Montblanc. Montblanc's …

Aiming virtual guns becomes a lot more fun with the Oculus Rift

YouTuber 'Goldfish' uses the headset and Razer Hydra to play 'Half-Life 2'<p>Just watch New Zealander Goldfish's face as he plays <i>Half-Life 2</i> using the Oculus Rift headset and Razer's Hydra motion controller to see how exciting the dawn of virtual reality gaming is going to be. Like most of the …

NVIDIA Shield Tablet: Gaming Experience

Toyota’s new infotainment system centers around the Nexus 7

While Android integration has already started to make its way into modern-day automobiles, the next step forward is Android Auto, which should start surfacing in model year 2015 vehicles later this year and into next year. We’re already seeing quite a few companies through their weight behind the …

Android News

At Pebble Beach, Aston Martin Debuts Real Life Gran Turismo DP-100

This week at Pebble Beach Aston Martin debuted the real-life version of its Gran Turismo supercar, the 800-horsepower DP-100.<p>This was a particularly exciting turn of events because while this V12 coupe concept will never make it to production, it does foreshadow many design- and performance cues …

Moto 360 images show wireless cradle, steel build, and heart rate sensor

New images of the Moto 360 reveal for the first time the wireless charging cradle that will ship with the smartwatch, and confirm several other details rumored in the past.<p>We’ve known for months that the Moto 360 will feature wireless charging (presumably of the Qi standard), but it’s the first …

Wearable Tech

Wacom Launches Bamboo Paper On Android, Windows 8 And Kindle Fire

Drawing tablet and digitizer hardware maker Wacom is expanding the availability of its homegrown note-taking app today, with a launch that brings the previously iPad-only app to devices powered by Android and Windows 8, and to Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. The note-taking app is optimized for …

Looklist: Fashion Inspiration From Across the Web

There has been a steady slew of fashion-focused tech startups to emerge in recent times, with the likes of Mallzee’s Tinder-esque app making small waves, and the more-established StyleUp and Thread also setting out to help you dress better.<p>The latest <i>chic</i> startup to throw its proverbial hat into the …

Cute Pixelated Gadget Could Be The Perfect Connected Alarm Clock

Cool, conceptually nebulous app thing would be great as an alarm clock.<p>A few years ago, there was a device called a Chumby, which was a tiny, cute connected screen that showed you weather and <i>New York Times</i> headlines and played Pandora and things like that. It died not too long ago, but the spirit …

Smart Homes

Dude, where's my car? Google Now knows

A new feature in Google Now for Android helps you remember where you parked your car.<p>A small update tucked into the Google Search app for Android on Thursday gives the Google Now personal assistant the memory powers suburban America has been waiting for: it remembers where you parked your car.<p>The …

Maps

Paperfold is a foldable, transformable smartphone prototype

If Kyrocera's folding smartphone Echo didn't have enough screens for you, try this on for size. The Human Media Lab at Canada's Queen's University has created a fully functional smartphone that uses not two, but <i>three</i> different snap-together e-ink displays. The result is a gigantic device called …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5: More of the same — but with a 16MP camera and fingerprint sensor

NEW YORK — Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is here.<p>Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S5 today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But for the unlucky press who couldn’t make it to Spain, the company also held a small media event only a few blocks away from Apple’s Soho store.<p>At this …

Siri Is Great, But When Will We Get 'Jarvis'?

I like Siri. No, really. I use Siri on my iPhone all the time. Admittedly, though, the most common uses are “Siri, set a timer for 10 minutes” when I’m cooking something, or “Siri, play Mockingbird by Eminem” when I want to listen to a specific song. There are still many things Siri is not very …