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What is the next major breakthrough for smartphones?

Has the pace of innovation been slowing down lately? We’re used to incremental improvements to the existing technology in our smartphones, but big, bold moves are much more exciting. Our expectations are higher than ever. There have been some interesting developments in the last year. Sony has …

PAVE

A cheap, powerful digital microscope using your smartphone and an old laser pointer - ExtremeTech

By on October 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>There is little reason anymore to …

Time-lapse Photography

The Awesome Adapter for Your 12-Gauge Shotgun That Turns It Into an ‘Ultimate Survival Rifle’

In an extreme survival situation where the appropriate amount of ammunition for the type of firearm you’re carrying can’t necessarily be guaranteed, what would you do? Carry multiple types of firearms to increase your chances of coming across ammo you can use? You could do that, or you could have …

We Try to Destroy a $600 Special Ops Watch

In this abusive lab test, we take up MTM's challenge to try to destroy their Special Ops Warrior watch by any means necessary. Including ice hockey.<p><b>MTM Special Ops Silver Warrior Watch</b> ($600)<p>Here at PopMech we enjoy a challenge. So when MTM told us to try—by whatever means necessary—to destroy …

Stainless Steel

[New Game] Star Wars: Tiny Death Star Hits The Play Store, But Only In Australia For Now

If you love Star Wars, pixelated graphics, and frantic management gaming, then today is your day. Well, it is if you live in Australia (where …

Hands-On With CyanogenMod Installer

Article Contents<p>1 The Android App<br>• 2 The Windows App<br>• 3 The Overall Process<br>• 4 Final Thoughts<p>Since CyanogenMod became Cyanogen Inc., we've been …

Android Apps

Hands-On With CyanogenMod Installer

Five apps that put a twist on Android notifications

Enhance your smartphone experience with these fun and customizable notification apps for Android.<p>Since its inception, one of the best features built into the Android experience is the manner in which notifications are handled. Yet, as great as the status bar is at displaying missed calls and new …

Freeze Half-Cooked French Fries For Extra Crunch

Nothing beats a french fry that's crispy on the outside, and still soft and warm on the inside, but it's tough to get it just right when you cook …

French Fries

Survive the Apocalypse With MTM Special Ops RAD Watches

RAD watches may be bulky and pricey, but if you ever find yourself a little to close to nuclear fallout, you'll be glad you have it.<p><i>Devon Jarvis</i><p><b>Price:</b> $1500<p>At PopMech, we want to prepare our readers for anything. And I do mean anything—even having a timepiece that can alert its wearer to nuclear …

Radiation

Improve the Range of Your Car's Keyless Remote with a Little Solder

No one likes walking away from the car only to wonder if you locked the doors. It's even worse if your car's remote has terrible range, and you have …

Turn Soda into a Slushie With No Special Equipment

Few things are better on a hot summer day than a frozen drink, and you can beat the heat with your own soda slushes at home with absolutely no …

Cooking

Waterfi Waterproof Electronics

Waterfi sells water- and rustproof versions of the Kindle Paperwhite, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano and Nike FuelBand, thanks to two internal coatings that …

Gear & Gadgets

The Practical Meter Speeds Up Charging Your Smartphone Over USB

Here’s a neat gizmo for speeding up charging your smartphone over USB. The Practical Meter plugs into the USB socket you intend to use to charge your phone and has built-in indicator lights to show how fast the charging connection is. The problem its creators are attacking is the vast difference in …

Wear Someone's Face with Face Profile Rings

Germany based jewelry Thomas Giesen creates these amazing Contura line of rings that are literally in the shape of your loved ones’ faces. Whether …

Amazing

Glad Tent doubles as a giant garbage bag

Outdoor music festivals are notorious for a lot of things, one of the biggest being the amount of garbage left behind by the concert-goers. In an …

Outdoors