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Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

Wearable tech has seemed on a fairly straightforward path throughout the course of its initial development – from the step counter, to the fitness band, to the smartwatch. But the wrist has long been a home for a more refined and storied piece of tech: The wristwatch. And while smartwatches attempt …

Watch the first footage from 'Game of Thrones' video game

Telltale Games is offering players a chance to travel to Westeros and take part in the battle for the Iron Throne.<p>The makers of the <i>Walking Dead</i> video …

Two of the best iPhone car mounts we’ve tried: Fuse Chicken Une Bobine and MONTAR by WinnerGear

There are a lot of options for mounting your iPhone in your car. I’ve relied on the highly-rated Kensington suction cup windshield car mount for a few years without too much incident. However, I’ve never been too pleased about how it blocks a bit of my driving view and requires a non-elegant wire …

iPads dominates almost 80% of Web usage on tablets

iPad users generated a massive 79.9% of North American tablet-based Web traffic over the month of September, according to a new report by Chitika Insights.<p>This number is down slightly from the 81% figure the iPad represented one year ago, although the iPad actually gained 1.9% points since July …

IPad Air

Why your next camera lens should come from the 19th century

If you’re one of those for whom photography is as much about the journey as the destination, you’ll have a lot of fun with Lomography’s new Petzval lens.<p>Lomography got its start selling ‘80s-era Russian film cameras, but the Petzval lens takes things to a whole new degree of retro. It’s a …

Leaked iPad Air 2 photos show an even thinner design, Touch ID button

The iPad Air is already one of the thinnest tablets around, but its successor is getting even slimmer.<p>Leaked photos of a purported iPad Air 2 prototype reveal a slightly thinner design reminiscent of the iPhone 6, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor (no surprises there), and a missing mute switch, …

Adobe launches cloud-connected Capture & new Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and Premiere iOS apps

Ahead of its annual MAX Conference kicking off today, Adobe has launched an entirely new suite of apps that are now available on the iPhone and iPad App Store. This year, Adobe is focusing on simplifying its mobile software lineup into four categories that sync with desktop counterparts: …

The End Of Passwords? This Bracelet Unlocks Computers And Doors With Your Heartbeat

Bionym’s Nymi offers a glimpse of the future of wearable biometric authentication.<p>This much we can all agree on: Passwords suck.<p>With that in mind, companies are hard at work developing other forms of user-friendly authentication. Fingerprinting is already being used to unlock iPhones and the PayPal …

New GoPro camera shoots in 4K

Gallery: New GoPro camera shoots in 4K<p>Gallery: New GoPro camera shoots in 4K<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>Today, Go Pro announced three new cameras at three different …

Bendgate Unbent: Apple And Viral iPhone 6 Plus Bender Are Both Right

Bendgate, the story about how Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus can be permanently bent by the normal activity of some users, has been an unsettling episode. It’s time to put it to rest.<p>When <i>Consumer Reports</i> published its own testing related to the controversy last night, two things became clear. First, …

Top portable Bluetooth speakers: Ultimate Ears Mini Boom: $77, Jawbone JAMBOX $83 shipped

We’ve got the two most popular sub-$100 portable Bluetooth speakers on sale for their lowest prices ever new.<p>Amazon offers the Ultimate Ears Mini Boom in Red/Black for <b>$76.99 with free shipping</b>. That’s $23 off retail and one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this unit new. We favorably …

GoPro Hero4 Specs Leaked, 4K Video At 30fps And Touch Screen Display

The new GoPro Hero4 action camera has been rumoured for sometime and today newly leaked images have been revealed before GoPro has been able to …

Gear & Gadgets

Post-it Notes Get Digitized In A Clever New App From 3M

Post-it Notes may be a product of the analog era, but they continue to stick around – literally, that is – covering walls, windows, monitor screens and more, remaining an office worker’s go-to-tool for small scribbles, quick thoughts, and ideas. Now the company behind Post-it, 3M, is hoping to port …

It Looks Like LG Will Launch A New Smartwatch That Can Make Phone Calls, Too

Less than a month after Samsung unveiled its Gear S standalone smartwatch, a new watch from LG that's capable of making phone calls has passed through the Federal Communications Commission.<p>The documents, which were first spotted by 9to5Google, suggest the watch will come with its own 3G radio …

Nixie wearable brings a personal drone to your wrist

Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven’t yet been …

Drones

Secret developers launch new notification-focused app called Ping

The developers behind the controversial Secret social app have launched another piece of iOS software today. The new app is called Ping and its entire purpose is to send you notifications when certain events happen. It’s essentially like an automated version of Yo.<p>When you first launch Ping, you’ll …

Pi-Top: The 3D-printable Raspberry Pi laptop anyone can build

In the interests of making computer-building -- and computers -- accessible to all comes the Pi-Top, a do-it-yourself, 3D-printable Raspberry Pi laptop.<p>People have done some pretty creative things with the Raspberry Pi -- and some pretty creative things with 3D printing, sometimes even putting the …

Raspberry Pi

Why you will (and won’t) want a 64-bit Android phone

Over the coming months, we’ll see a lot of new phones trumpeting 64-bit processors. Should you run out to get one? Is 64-bit silicon twice as good as that crummy 32-bit technology we’ve been using for years? The short answer is no. The longer answer is that the move to a newer ARM architecture …

5 amazing gadgets you won't believe exist

If you haven't noticed, the "Age of Technology" is upon us. Real versions of yesterday's dreams are popping up like Orville Redenbacher kernels in a 3,000 watt microwave. Not a day goes by, it seems, that we are not blown away by a new technology product or service that would have seemed stranger …

Small States: The jamstik wireless MIDI guitar controller for iPad, iPhone and Mac, $560 worth of giveaways

<b>Update (9/27):</b> Thanks for all of the entries into our Small States giveaway, @broni, @phillsea and @EGHSPrincipalRI are our winners and they have been contacted.<p><i>Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States.</i><p><b>Introduction</b><p>Founder Dan Sullivan started the …

David Adjaye creates Stool 7 for new online design platform Standseven

<b>London Design Festival 2014:</b> design website Standseven has launched its first limited-edition product this week with a stool shaped like the number …

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Get Cracked in First Drop Test

With the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus already underway in several countries, many companies have begun performing tests and benchmarks on the device. <i>PhoneBuff</i> has taken the two devices and put them through a drop test, dropping each on its back, side and front.<p>The iPhone 6 did well when …

DNA Sanitizer Will Wipe Your Identity Off Everything You Touch

Not just for hit men, these evidence-destroying sprays will protect you in a world where everyone wants to know your genetic code.<p>A new kind of sanitizer spray kills more than just bacteria. Artist and technologist Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s “Invisible” line aims to wipe all traces of personhood from …

Molecular Biology

The creator of 'Minecraft' is leaving the studio he created; read his goodbye letter

Today, Microsoft confirmed its plan to purchase Mojang, the studio responsible for the wildly popular video game <i>Minecraft</i>, for $2.5 billion. The purchase will give Microsoft one of the most popular brands in video games. The acquisition will not, however, secure <i>Minecraft</i>'s creator.<p>This morning, …

Fantasy keynote shows how Steve Jobs would have sold us on Apple Watch

Apple fans will never revel in the glory of another Stevenote. But an essay that imagines how Steve Jobs would have introduced the Apple Watch just might be the next best thing.<p>Lesson No. 1: He wouldn’t have called it the “Apple Watch.”<p>The brilliant essay, written by Jong-Moon Kim and simply titled …

Apple

DARPA's jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger (video)

We've seen several attempts at making jetpacks that fly, but over at Arizona State University, a team is developing one for those who prefer staying closer to the ground. The DARPA-funded project (naturally) is called 4MM or 4 minute mile, and it aims to develop a jetpack that can provide soldiers …

New Android-based set-top box combines broadcast TV and online video

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Israel-based video startup Vidmind is getting ready to unveil the second generation of its Android-based set-top box at IBC …

Famous designer Marc Newson (and close friend of Jony Ive) joining Apple’s design team

Marc Newson has joined Apple’s design team under Jony Ive, according to a new report which was confirmed by Apple. The duo have previously worked together to create such products as a special edition red Mac Pro and a similar Lieca M camera, so it’s no surprise to see Newson officially join forces …

Paint it Red: the most stunning designs from Jony Ive and Marc Newson's charity auction

After nearly two years in the making, a charity auction orchestrated by Jony Ive, Bono, and designer Marc Newson is set to begin this Saturday. While Apple has worked with Bono's Product Red charity in the past, Saturday's auction takes Ive's involvement much further: working with Newson, the two …