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World’s First Braille Smartwatch has Tactile Dots for Users to Feel Messages on Screen

There’s a new smartwatch called Dot hitting the shelves that’s designed specifically for people who are blind. It’s a sleek-looking device that represents a different direction for assistive smartwatches. Many of these timepieces have previously relied on audio prompts, but instead, the Dot …

Wearable Tech

Adesso AKB-636 Mechanical Keyboard Inspired By Retro Typewriters Now Available For $100

If you have been patiently waiting for the retro typewriter inspired mechanical keyboard to be launched by Adesso, which takes the form of the Adesso …

OleksynPrannyk Black Double Tour Band 38 mm

OleksynPrannyk<p>$125.00<p>We love the Double Tour as it's a decidedly new take on an Apple Watch strap. It wraps twice around the wrist, offering an of-the-moment, stylish look. The band itself is two-sided genuine Horween leather from the famous Horween Leather Company in Chicago.<p>You can <i>feel</i> the …

Apple Watch

This card reader from ADATA works with iOS, Android and Windows

The ADATA AI910 Lightning Card Reader Plus is a 3-way card reader that works with iOS, Android, your laptop and desktop computers. It features an SD …

iOS

Photos: The Top Ten greatest audiophile speakers

Audiophile

Samsung will start testing gigabit 5G fixed broadband in London and 11 US areas

Samsung Electronics is starting trials with Arqiva in the UK and Verizon in the USA to offer 5G fixed wireless broadband at gigabit-per-second …

Samsung

Seven Earth-Like Planets Orbit One Nearby Star

The red dwarf has seven alien planets the size of Earth, giving TRAPPIST-1 more potentially habitable worlds than any other star we know about.<p>The most promising place to search for life outside our solar system just got even more enticing.<p>Last year, a research team operating the ESO's Transiting …

Exoplanets

SpaceX launches and lands Falcon rocket from historic spaceport

Rocket launches from pad that was home to some of Nasa’s best-known missions – then booster gracefully returns to Earth<p>SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that marks a new era of private spaceflight at one of Nasa’s …

SpaceX

Apple's iPhone 8 to use new 'function area' instead of home button: Report

The rumored iPhone 8's "function area" could be similar to the Touch Bar found on the new MacBook Pro line.<p>Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 will feature a …

iPhone

Faster-charging, longer-lasting batteries: This startup thinks nanotech is the answer

With an initial goal of creating a battery that lasts longer and recharges more rapidly, Czech firm HE3DA has learnt its nanotechnology also …

Batteries

New wave of cyberattacks against global banks linked to Lazarus cybercrime group

Dozens of banks -- particularly in the United States and Poland -- have been targeted by newly identified malware.<p>An aggressive campaign of malware …

Cybercrime

Microsoft Office for Mac gets Touch Bar support

Owners of the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar will be pleased to hear that Microsoft Office now works with the LCD strip Apple introduced with its latest laptop. Support for Touch Bar was announced alongside the new MacBook Pro at an Apple event last October, but Office support is now available to all …

Microsoft

This powerful goo promises to make your iPhone screen indestructible

Phone displays are super fragile. And the only way to protect your phone's display is to apply an ugly screen protector on top of it.<p>But what if you could protect your phone display and make it more scratch-resistant and water-repellent with some seemingly magical goo?<p>Enter the ProtectPax, an …

iPhone

Verizon reportedly reduces its Yahoo offer by $250 million

Verizon's $4.83 billion Yahoo acquisition could end up costing closer to $4.6 billion, Bloomberg reports. The discount comes after two high-profile Yahoo hacks came to light last year, which affected more than a billion user accounts. Earlier reports suggested Verizon could be seeking $1 billion …

Yahoo

Tinder just bought a Snapchat-like video app

With Tinder's acquisition of collaborative video messaging app Wheel, the swiping app of choice may soon offer more than photos of available people in your area. Tinder expanded beyond dating last July with the introduction of Tinder Social, which connects groups of friends to hang out. As <i>Business</i> …

Tinder

Twitter kills notifications from threads of people you blocked

Twitter is ramping up its anti-abuse measures lately. After making abusive accounts invisible to anyone who don't follow them, the microblogging website has announced that you'll no longer be notified of replies to conversations started by people you've blocked or muted. The only notifications …

Social Media

Samsung is reportedly cramming Sony batteries into the Galaxy S8

Following the string of fire-catching disasters Samsung suffered last year, the tech heavyweight wants to avoid another Note 7 fiasco at all costs – which is why the company is outsourcing the battery production for its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship to a variety of manufacturers.<p>The Wall Street …

Samsung

PewDiePie's Misguided War On The Media Sounds Familiar

This week, YouTube star Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg lost key partnership deals with Disney and Google, as revealed by a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article which spotlighted the fact that some of his videos featured anti-Semitic humor.<p>PewDiePie lost his partnership with Disney’s Maker Studios, his YouTube …

Journalism

Liquid metal nano printing will shape the future of electronics: RMIT

A new discovery made by RMIT and other universities could mean the future of chip production is significantly cheaper and more efficient.<p>A new …

3D Printing

UK Design Firm Puts a New Spin on Your Favorite Childhood Games

A game of rock-paper-scissors doesn’t require any equipment, but maybe it should. Angus Hyland of the acclaimed design firm Pentagram has recreated …

Cool Stuff

Apple patents describe auto-detecting cracked screens and charging your Watch by winding it

If there’s one thing worse than damaging your iPhone or iPad by dropping it, it’s when that damage is a cracked screen. While you might be able to ignore a scuff to the casing, you’re going to see cracks in the screen every time you use the device.<p>Apple appears to be aiming to make screens more …

Patents

Apple won’t buy Netflix, but will do something ‘unique’ with TV streaming

SVP Eddy Cue has ambitious plans<p>Apple is a company that wants to have its hand in all of the candy jars, but its next obvious move is building up its TV empire. CEO Tim Cook, CFO Luca Maestri and senior vice president Eddy Cue have no made no attempt to hide that fact. During a conversation with …

Netflix

Apple Testing 4K Capable Fifth-Generation Apple TV For Possible Release This Year

Apple is currently testing a new, fifth-generation Apple TV capable of streaming Ultra HD 4K video, according to a report released on Thursday.<p>The new Apple TV is internally codenamed "J105" and is able to output content in more vivid colors, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The fifth-gen device may release …

Apple TV

Hardware 101: Smart Doorbells

We’re not saying you’re lazy. Who wouldn’t want to see who’s at the door without even getting up off the couch? And maybe even be able to unlock the door so guests can walk right in?<p>If that sounds good, then maybe a smart doorbell is in your future. What does “smart” mean in this case? It means the …

Home Automation

Tim Cook's 'Ballmer-ization' Of Apple

<b>Apple’s stock is on a tear.</b> After languishing for well over a year, it is back to record high levels. Once again Apple is the most valuable publicly traded company in America, with a market capitalization exceeding $700 billion. And pretty overwhelmingly, analysts are calling for Apple’s value to …

Steve Jobs

Dubai is planning to launch autonomous, one-passenger drone taxis this summer

There’s no one flying the aircraft.<p>While companies like Amazon and Alphabet continue to press forward with plans to get drones to deliver items bought online to people’s doorsteps, in Dubai officials from the federal transportation authority are much more ambitious.<p>Pilotless drones capable of …

Drones

Grand Theft Auto luminary Leslie ‘The Benz’ Benzies drives investment in Krotos audio tech

An audio company that specializes in making monster sounds is getting help from of gaming’s biggest names.<p>Former Grand Theft Auto producer Leslie Benzies is the lead investor in a six-figure deal with Krotos, an Edinburgh-based audio company that creates software triple-A game and film studios. …

Grand Theft Auto

Facebook swipes at LinkedIn by letting brands post job openings on Pages

Facebook has more than 65 million businesses using its Pages product, boasting that it’s cheaper and more sociable than maintaining a website. For the most part, companies have all that they need including marketing and interacting with their customers. But what about when it comes time to grow and …

New Hasbro Star Wars Toys Revealed

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Star Wars