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5 can't-miss apps: Touch Pianist, Thred and more

Tech news has been busy this week, with Oculus finally confirming a release date and Google releasing the schedule for its upcoming developers …

Apps

Six of the best noise-cancelling headphones to silence the commute

Travellers know that when it comes to making journeys more bearable, good noise-cancelling headphones can make the difference.<p>Active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones use microphones located on the ear cups to detect incoming unwanted sound and blast the inverse of that sound out of the earphones. …

The best iPad apps for customizing a home screen

If you've ever wondered about or wished you could change how your apps look, well, you actually can. You have lots of options when it comes to …

15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel

Book Review: Haunted Empire, Apple After Steve Jobs

Former <i>WSJ</i> Apple writer Yukari Iwatani Kane’s long-awaited book based on more than 200 interviews with current and former executives and insiders goes on sale today <i>($12.74 Amazon/$14.99 iBookstore</i>/<i>Free Audible Audiobook</i>). We got an advance copy, and I enjoyed the first 85 pages or so of background …

Yukari Kane on Apple leadership styles: Jobs demanding, Cook inclusive, both intense

The <i>NY Times</i> has a brief interview with Yukari Kane, author of <i>Haunted Empire</i>, in which she contrasts the leadership styles of Steve Jobs and Tim Cook. Interestingly, while many see Cook as laid-back in contrast to the driven nature of the company’s co-founder, Kane says that both share an …

This Slim iPhone Case Can Check Your Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and More

- Mar 6, 2014<p>We’ve seen iPhone accessories that can check your blood pressure, monitor your heart rate, and even take an electrocardiogram (ECG). But …

Install iOS 7 On Unsupported iPhones & iPod Touches With Whited00r 7

Love iOS 7, but don’t have a device powerful enough to rock it? Good news — Whited00r, the custom firmware for older iOS Devices that adds many of the features of newer versions of Apple’s mobile operating system — has just been updated to version 7, and it brings a lot of iOS 7’s look and feel …

HTC HD2 runs Android 4.4 KitKat too

The good old HTC HD2… Regardless if you’re currently an iOS, Android, or Windows Phone fan, or you prefer Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, LG, Sony, or …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

If you want the best each manufacturer has to offer, here are the only phones you should consider for your next purchase.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier</i> …

Clear iPhone Case Packs A Tiny Toolbox

I love this case: It’s a plain old polycarbonate shell for the iPhone 5/S, but it comes with a bunch of handy pull-out tools in embedded into the plastic itself. It’s like the pen and tweezer tools from Swiss Army Knives, only all of the tools are like that.<p>In there, you’ll find the following handy …

The RHA MA750i Might Be The Last Best Earphones You’ll Ever Need [Review]

<b>MA750i</b> by RHA <b><br>Category:</b> canalphones <b><br>Price:</b> $130<p>There aren’t many in-ear monitors made of steel. Aluminum? Yes. Plastic? Wads. But steel-bodied IEMs — now that’s a rare find. There’s good reason for this: Though the material is solid, hard-wearing and, according to some, produces a cleaner sound, it’s …

Should Kids Get iPhones for Christmas?

Don’t look now, but kids want iPhones for Christmas. Well, a third of them do, anyway.<p>A survey of 12- to 17-year-olds conducted by Ebates found that an iPhone tops the wishlist. One third — specifically 32% — of those surveyed want an iPhone. (Some 12% want a Samsung Galaxy phone.)<p>Ho, ho, hold on a …

Steve Jobs: You have to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology

I love this video of Steve Jobs from 1997, answering a hard question in an open and honest way. This is what I want to see more of from all our …

Customer Experience

Steve Jobs

A temperamental, triumphant, fallible, transcendent technologist and artist, his taste, sensibility, and the sheer force and audacity of his vision …

Steve Jobs

Mobile - DGiT

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus get the (PRODUCT)RED treatment<p>Derrek Leigh2 days ago<p>This time with black bezels instead of white!<p>Tinder Loops lets you show your …

iPhone 5 Touch Screen Twice as Fast as Android Touch Screen

The iPhone's touch screen has a much faster response time than its Android and Windows counterparts, according to a new set of TouchMark benchmarks from cloud streaming company Agawi.<p>Using a 240fps high frame rate camera along with a custom-built device called a Touchscope, Agawi measured the App …

Rugged 12,000mAh Battery Pack Is Waterproof, Adventure-Proof

Juicy external battery packs are definitely the way to go for the globetrotting nerd – I have had my bacon saved a few times by the 12,000mAh battery pack I carry with me on trips – they’re not only good for the iPhone, but the iPad min, a Kindle, and even USB bike lights (this is the best unknown …

Batteries

7 Residence Hall Hacks for Improving Dorm Life

Summer is coming to a close soon, which means it’s time to get back-to-school. If you’re off to college, we’ve rounded up a few fun DIY projects to enhance dorm life, ensuring your semesters are a bit more fun or geeky.

Make Your Own On-The-Go (OTG) USB Cable

In order for your Android phone or tablet to host a USB device such as an Arduino, you need an On-The-Go (OTG) USB cable. You can buy these for a few bucks online, but if you have an old USB cable around it’s easy and more fun to make one!<p>Step #1:<p>NextPrev<p>All you need are two donor USB cables, one …

Arduino

More tears for Clementine at Comic-Con

If you needed convincing that Telltale's <i>The Walking Dead</i> has done more to change gaming these last few years than any other title, Comic-Con was the place to be.<p>Here was a room full of hundreds of people who, overwhelmingly, had completed a five-part episodic point-and-click adventure that relied …

How to Use a Raspberry Pi To Make A Cheap AirPlay Speaker

- May 24, 2013<p>Raspberry Pi – a sub-$50 pint-sized portable computer – is an extremely versatile device, and as such it can quite often save you money …

Funny things to ask Siri, from jokes to Easter eggs [iOS Tips]

There are plenty of funny things to ask Siri. One of my daughter’s favorite things to do with Siri on my iPhone, besides rename me all sorts of ridiculous names, is to ask it questions.<p>“Siri,” she’ll say, “what is your real name?” Siri will reply with how she really doesn’t like talking about …

Shure Enters the Ultra High-End Earphone Arena with its New SE846

It’s strange to think that, till now, as big a high-end audio player as Shure has had no answer to the extravagant, big-gun, flagship in-ear monitor models of its rivals — models like the Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom, or the JH Audio JH16 Pro.<p>But now they do — big time. The new SE846 extends Shure’s …

Rumored Sony i1 could rule the Android roost this fall

Sony may forgo the Xperia branding and adopt the new One Sony branding for this fall's flagship smartphone, according to various reports. Rumored to be called the Sony i1, the possibly forthcoming Android handset could be among the most powerful devices to date.<p>Details, which first surfaced in late …

Phones

Coach Guitar app review

Coach Guitar<p>Price: Free<p>Coach Guitar by Boris Douarre is a great app that teaches you how to play popular songs on your guitar.<p>If you want to learn …

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Voice-Controlled Resistor Sorter

Right now I’m sorting all my resistors into plastic bags, and it’s kind of a lengthy process! Anthony Clay wrote a program called EESPeak that speaks the numeric value when you describe the colors.<p>Have you ever had a giant pile of loose resistors to organize? I have! Instead of slowly calculating …

QWERTY out, KALQ in: the new fast keyboard for touchscreens

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>A re-imagined touchscreen keyboard layout promises to speed up typing on tablets. The split keyboard, known as KALQ, features …