Gabriel Koeche

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Five and a half thoughts on the recent Moto “leaks”

<i>nSeika</i><p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Moto X is coming. Over the past few days, we had leak, after leak, after leak. Or should I say “leak”?<p>Here are some of my thoughts on the (over-) hyping campaign that’s been going on.<p><b>1. Some (most?) of the leaks were controlled</b><p>I am …

From Scientology to the quantified self: the strange tech behind a new wave of self-trackers

Galvanic skin response is a classic stress measure, but the science behind it is murkier than gadget-makers think<p>This is the PIP, a thumbprint-sized widget that claims to monitor your stress level. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, the device is another entry in the quantified self movement, …

Hubble researchers identify color of an exoplanet for the first time (video)

While exoplanets are seemingly a dime a dozen, their looks have been mysteries; they often exist only as measurements. Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have partly solved that riddle by pinpointing the visible color of an extrasolar world for the first time. By measuring reflected light, …

Samsung concept video shows its vision for future display tech and wearables

There’s been a lot of interest surrounding the wearable computing market recently, with Apple going on an iWatch trademarking binge and the Pebble being released to Best Buy locations around the country. Samsung, who you have to figure is interested in the wearable market, showed off its vision for …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition: what's different?

Several days ago we received a Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition to play with and shared our first impressions. This week we take a closer look at what's different between this handset and its TouchWiz-equipped cousins by scrutinizing the benchmarks, battery life and camera performance. …

Google Glass FAQ page leaves the most important question unanswered

Admit it: whether you want them or not, you’re curious about Google Glass. What do they do, really? Are they heavy? Is Google concerned about privacy?<p>It’s such a radical shift in technology, we’re naturally curious. Google is cautious to implement Glass, so those who have actually worn a pair are a …

Weekend Project: NFC Your Life with WhizTags

Enter WhizTags. These NFC tags aren’t just stickers, they are circular heavy grade PVC tags that you can stick just about anywhere. WhizTags are …

Don’t Google Play Edition devices complicate Android even more?

At first, I was very optimistic and pleased at the announcement of the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Galaxy S4. More hardware choice and a Nexus-esque experience, yes please, I thought. But the more I’ve thought about this, the more I’m not so sure that the idea has been properly thought …

Dica: saiba o que fazer para apagar e proteger seus dados antes de vender ou doar um Mac [atualizado]

O mercado de Macs usados é bem agitado no Brasil. Aqui mesmo, no nosso Fórum, temos algumas boas ofertas e, pensando em ajudar vocês, há um tempo …

Review Roundup: HTC One, Galaxy S4 Google Editions

As Google begins to accept orders of the recently announced ‘Google Editions’ of both the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, it’s natural for the first reviews to already have hit the web. The two devices are arguably the best Android phones on the market right now, and once Google announced these …

Google Play editions of HTC One and Galaxy S4 with stock Android available now

The wait is finally over: starting now, you can purchase two leading Android smartphones, the HTC One and Samsung's Galaxy S4, each loaded with a stock version of Google's mobile operating system. Both "Google Play edition" unlocked GSM devices go on sale today, priced at $599 and $649 …

[Hands-on] Galaxy S4 e HTC One Google Edition: os melhores ficaram ainda melhores

Por anos, um dos maiores problemas do Android eram as skins que pesavam nos melhores hardwares que a plataforma tem a oferecer. Mas agora os dois …

Pure Android: Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One 'Google Play editions' review

The Android device story has followed a predictable pattern for the past few years: Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony release top-tier hardware to carriers the world over, with their own proprietary software layered over Android. Google, meanwhile, partners with one of those companies to release a Nexus …

Chegará em breve ao mercado a August, a fechadura do futuro

Se você curtiu a ideia da Kevo, da qual falamos recentemente aqui no site (outra opção é a Lockitron), vai cair pra trás com uma novidade que foi …

August smart lock designed by Yves Behar makes opening the door a social experience

Internet-enabled smart locks aren't a new idea, but they've usually been ugly, clunky, and required monthly service fees. But a new company called August is trying again, with a beautiful Yves Behar-designed lock module and a free service that allows you to send and receive access keys to anyone …

Lockitron: aos que nunca mais querem usar chaves para abrir e trancar portas

Muitos de vocês podem não lembrar, mas em meados de maio do ano passado(!) nós falamos aqui no site do Lockitron, um projeto que prometia destrancar …

LIFX é um projeto de lâmpada controlada por iPhone, via Wi-Fi

Quantas vezes você já pensou em diminuir a intensidade de uma lâmpada da mesma forma que o faz na tela de um eletrônico? Eu bem queria uma tecla F5 …

Review do WeMo

Mesmo existindo algumas boas soluções para automação que utilizam <i>iGadgets</i>, podemos colocar este acessório da Belkin — do qual já falamos aqui no …

SmartThings quer tornar realidade toda aquela ideia de casas inteligentes e automatizadas que vemos em filmes de ficção científica

Hoje em dia não é tão raro encontrar casas com sistemas eletrônicos de controle de iluminação, climatização e até cortinas/persianas. Isso tudo é …

Motorola X Phone customization will probably let us down.

Motorola has decided to keep teasing us with tidbits of information about the X Phone, and we’re left to wonder what it all means. Made in the USA? Great for keeping jobs domestic. Available soon? That’s just mean, Motorola. You know we want that phone!<p>More than anything, we’re wondering about this …

ABC: Moto X smartphone to ship with custom colors and engraving

We've heard few details about Motorola's upcoming flagship smartphone since the firm's CEO teased the device at D11, but a full-page advertisement in several of the country's top newspapers today hinted at customizability, which <i>ABC News</i> has now confirmed. According to an article on the …

De onde vem a parte mais importante da bateria do seu celular?

O lítio é um grande negócio. Ele alimenta tudo, nossos gadgets, nossos carros – praticamente todo o mundo moderno. E isso não vai mudar tão cedo; …

Spiderweb-like tower would harvest air pollution in London and turn it into biofuel

Giant spiders haven't invaded London (as far as we know). But that's how it would look if one architecture masters student's vision came to fruition. Chang-Yeob Lee of the Royal College of Art wants to radically transform London's BT Tower at some point in the future, equipping it with exterior …

Contact lenses could zoom, thanks to leftover 3DTV technology

A DARPA-funded project has built contact lenses that can zoom in and out in to aid those with degrading eyesight. A group of researchers — from the UC San Diego and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) — said in a report that it has built a 2.8x zoom contact lens that could eventually …

Wearable tech: A brief history and a look into the future

Much has changed since the invention of the first computer that was available for the masses. After several decades, computers have become smaller, more efficient, and more powerful. Modern computers no longer need to occupy huge spaces. They can even be pocketed and now worn as fully-functional …

The new Motorola X Phone ad: It could mean more than we know

The Verge<p>It’s something I’ve long hoped for the Motorola X: complete customization. Even though the rumors leading up to it hinted it was made of unicorn horn and gypsy tears, we’ve since learned it’s just going to be a cell phone. In fact, we’ve been hearing the X Phone could be a pretty …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on redux: benchmark and camera preview

You may have already read our Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on last week, but since then we've also been able to spend a tiny bit more time with a pre-production unit (with firmware build 14.1.B.1.277). Instead of going over again how hilariously large this 6.4-inch, pen-friendly phone is, this time …

Smart UK hotel room will let you check in, control temperature, and order meals from your phone

The UK's biggest hotel chain is set to open a new line of budget city hotels that provide app-based check-ins and improved connectivity for people who pride location and design over space. Whitbread will open its first Premier Inn 'hub' in Covent Garden, London in the fall of 2014, compacting a …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

Godzilla, Frankenstein's monster and Bigfoot are mythical creatures that don't exist (although you might dispute the latter). But now, an equally beastly smartphone -- one seemingly designed specifically for them -- is available to buy. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a 6.3-inch woolly mammoth of a …