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This $30 device defeats almost any keyless car or garage door

You probably don't think about thieves when you unlock your car, but Samy Kamkar certainly does. The security researcher known for his droll (and scary) hacks has created a device called "Rolljam" that cracks the wireless entry systems used by car- and garage-door makers. He demonstrated it at …

Blackmagic drops Cinema Camera price to $1,995

Do you like the prospect of shooting 2.5K video with Blackmagic's Cinema Camera, but turn pale at spending $2,995 for the privilege? We have good news: Blackmagic just dropped the pro video camera's price to $1,995. While that isn't exactly impulse purchase territory, it's low enough to put the …

Sony introduces Cyber-shot HX50V, a small and light 30x superzoom

There exists a type of photographer who can't quite get by with a pocketable compact, but also hesitates to commit to a full-size (and pricey) DSLR rig. This shooter is all too familiar with the superzoom -- and Sony's latest 30x model may just offer the perfect excuse for an upgrade. The 9.6-ounce …

Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt Dock With Internal Drive Bay and Blu-Ray Drive

Sonnet has announced a new Thunderbolt dock that combines USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, audio input and output, and Gigabit Ethernet ports, a DVD or Blu-ray reader/burner, as well as a 2.5" or 3.5" 6 Gb/s SATA drive bay.<p>The dock is available for pre-order for $400 with a DVD drive and $450 …

Ergo launches the GoNote Mini, a 7-inch Android tablet / netbook hybrid, we go hands-on

We first encountered Ergo Electronics at last year's Gadget Show Live, and since then the Birmingham-based tablet maker has graduated from its humble back-of-the-hall origins to become a major player. Its product range has swelled beyond its original budget ICS slates with a range of AIO PCs, …

Sonnet Launches New 15-Port Thunderbolt Dock with Built-In Storage and Optical Drive

Shortly after Apple introduced the new Thunderbolt I/O to Macs, many companies swiftly announced a variety of products to support the interface. …

Beamer Is Better Than Mountain Lion At AirPlay Video… On Any Mac!

Without a doubt, my favorite Mountain Lion feature is AirPlay Mirroring, which allows me to easily mirror whatever is happening on my Mac to my Apple TV. My girlfriend and I use it pretty much all the time to watch movies at night — I digitized our vast DVD collection long ago to save space. It’s …

Review: Belkin Wemo Switch & Motion – home automation for the rest of us

Anyone who grew up reading Sci-Fi will know that by now we’re all supposed to be driving hover-cars and living in fully-automated homes, with Star Trek-style swishy doors and cookers we can talk to.<p>Home automation hasn’t really happened, unless you are either very wealthy, very geeky or both. What …