Shivam Patel

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Blocks Wearables is building a modular smartwatch that you can customize any way you want

Earlier this year, a company called Blocks Wearables announced intentions to build its own modular smartwatch called Blocks. Here at CES, the company is showing off some <i>very</i> early prototypes and mock-ups of what Blocks might eventually look like and how it could work.<p>Blocks Wearables was exhibiting …

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’s about five times more than I’d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny.<p>I’ve been a daily iPad-as-secondary-display user for years. My go-to app had always been Air Display (and …

Debunking my own UFO sighting, 14 years later

But one thing doesn't fit, right? What about the sudden, quick motions of the triangular craft observed by my colleague and myself, as well as other witnesses?

Sweepstakes: win an HTC One Harman Kardon Edition! (update: giveaway is over)

Not one, but two ways to enter<p>You like free stuff. So do we, which is why we've put together one of our biggest giveaways yet: we're giving away 10 — yes, <i>10</i> — HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition phones for Sprint!<p>The sweepstakes is open from now, until tomorrow at 11:59AM ET, October 1st.<p>There are …

Your smartphone will replace room keys at Hilton hotels by end of 2016

Within a couple years, most people will never need to visit the front desk at a Hilton hotel ever again. The company plans to let customers use their smartphones to unlock room doors at most Hilton-owned hotels by the end of 2016. That's over 4,100 properties in all, so it's not entirely surprising …

Mac OS X Yosemite preview

This fall, the 11th consumer version of Mac OS X will be released, for free. OS X 10.10 is better known as Yosemite, and the main thing you need to know about it is that it’s a big visual redesign. All of the features and functionality we’ve come to expect from Macs are still here, but they have a …

Android Chrome now lets you hop on your PC from afar

Google's efforts to make Chrome as much a platform as a browser took another step forward on Wednesday with the release of the Chrome Remote Desktop support for Android.<p>Once you've installed the Android app and the browser extension on your desktop Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, you'll be able to …

Access your computer desktop from any Android device

With Google's Remote Desktop app for Chrome, accessing a PC or Mac from any Android device is easy, and doesn't require installing any clunky desktop software.<p>The setup process is simple, taking roughly five minutes and little technical knowledge. With the goal of remotely controlling a computer, …

Does your smartphone need a new battery?

Eric Franklin breaks down the details on when you need to buy a new battery for your smartphone.<p>Transcript<p>If you own your Smartphone put at least two years -- you've probably noticed that you battery doesn't last quite as long as he used to. That's because most Smartphones using Nvidia ion …

FreedomPop 4G Hotspot Plus Free Internet Offer

FreedomPop, the company behind ’100% Free Internet’, was founded a little over two years ago, backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom with the …

Traveling Abroad? Pay For Your Trip With Unlocked iPhones

A new report from <i>Bloomberg</i> reveals one unexpected use for Apple’s lineup of smartphones and tablets: currency. Across the world in countries ranging …

Apple wins patent for solar-powered MacBook

Your future MacBook could get charged up with help from the sun, at least if a new Apple patent becomes a reality.<p>Awarded to Apple on Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, a patent dubbed simply "Electronic device display module" describes a two-sided display for the lid of a portable …

Weekend Giveaway: X-Doria Dash Pro Galaxy S4 Case and Divoom Bluetune-Bean Speaker

Hope everyone is off to a good start to their weekend. We’ve got a quick contest for you to help pep things up as we encroach on the often quiet …

Nexus 5 International Giveway

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway! This week we are giving away a Nexus 5 16GB – White or black, your pick.<p><b>Find out the winner of last week’s giveaway of the Nexus 7 (2013)</b><p>Nexus 5 Specs<p><b>Size:</b> 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)• <b><br>Weight:</b> 130 g (4.59 oz)• <b><br>Processor</b>: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, …

12 Days of Christmas giveaway day eight: Win a Galaxy S4 Mini from AC and Sprint

On the eighth day of Christmas AC and Sprint gave to me ... A Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini<p>The good people at Sprint have partnered with us to do something …