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HP Chromebook 11 Review: Cheap and Cheerful

Google's Chromebook line is often maligned as inexpensive but underpowered or, in the case of the Pixel, a really nice screen in front of limited …

Gear & Gadgets

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear is a smartwatch like no other

On sale for $299 in the United States from early October<p>The Galaxy Gear, Samsung's latest foray into the smartwatch category, is now official and it's quite unlike anything you've seen before. Yes, it's a smartphone accessory that can pick up notifications, control music playback, and keep time …

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10.1 is a high-res tablet that syncs with the Gear smartwatch

While last year's Galaxy Note 10.1 featured a 1280 x 800 display, Samsung is opting for a high-resolution screen this time around. At IFA today the company is announcing what it calls the 2014 edition of the Galaxy 10.1-inch, complete with a 2560 x 1600 display. The screen is identical to Samsung's …

Sony Hopes You’ll Carry A Lens In Your Pocket

Remember that time when your smartphone camera just wasn’t good enough? That time when you wanted a picture that was just slightly better? You know, the time you lugged a pocket camera to your kid’s karate lesson or significant other’s colonoscopy. Well. Sony will soon have a product for you, …

The World's First Basketball Watch Tracks How Good Your Game Is

These days there's a new rumor or smartwatch announcement every time you fire up the internet. But they're all designed to work alongside a …

Sports Analytics

An Alarm Clock With a Feature You Actually Need: USB Ports

It's a hard pill for the alarm clock industry to swallow, but the fact of the matter is that we don't really need them anymore. Smartphones have been …

Gear & Gadgets

Future finally arrives as Martin Jetpack approved for manned test-flights

Every morning, we wake up knowing that the writers of the '60s, who promised us pill-sized meals and flying cars by the year 2000, had lied to us. But now, a New Zealand-based avionics company has been granted permission to start manned test-flights on the ultimate piece of retro-futurism: the …

Hyetis promises smartwatch with 41-megapixel camera for $1,200

While we'd love to see Hyetis newest smartwatch in the real world, we're not entirely sure it's not just the product of an engineer's fevered dreams. Aimed squarely at tech-savvy one-percenters, the Hyetis Crossbow claims to pack a 41-megapixel camera that you can carry around at the end of your …

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Source Code Available

The new Lego Mindstorms microcontroller brick, the EV3, sounds pretty great! It has an ARM9-based processor running Linux, which means that hackers are chomping at the bit to tinker around under the hood. To that end, they’ve released the EV3 source code on Github.<p>To get an idea of how cool the …

Unleash your inner Marty McFly with Lego's Back to the Future set

<i>Back to the Future</i> fans have waited with bated breath since Lego announced that it would soon rock their worlds with a fan-designed Cuusoo set, and now, we finally have a release date. On August 1st, Lego's <i>Back to the Future Time Machine</i> will go on sale for $34.99 from select retailers, but an …

Meet Utilite, a $99 quad-core ARM-based PC running Ubuntu

That box you see above? It's a quad-core ARM-based PC running Ubuntu called Utilite. The desktop system, made by Compulab, will be available next month starting at $99. While there are plenty of Android dongles built on ARM SoCs out there, few (if any) can truly offer a PC-like experience. The …

Pivos XIOS DS Media Play review: Pivos XIOS DS Media Play - CNET

Typical Price: $115.00<p><b>The Good</b> Extremely flexible Android device. XBMC offers lots of options. Multiple USB and microSDHC slots.<p><b>The Bad</b> Terrible …

Pebble Smartwatch Is Coming To Best Buy July 7 For $149.95

Pebble is selling its smartwatch via Best buy stores soon, with the device going on sale at the major U.S.-based electronics retailer on July 7 for $149.95. The e-ink display for the Pebble and Bluetooth connection it sports allow it to communicate information including caller display and …

Fitbit Flex review

For a little over a month, I've been getting off my subway one stop early and walking the rest of the way home. I've been playing soccer twice a week, and trying to drink eight glasses of water every day. I've been running more, eating better, but still not sleeping nearly enough.<p>I've been testing …

Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 And HTC One Now Available, Will Start Shipping By July 9

Despite plenty of rumors that attested to the contrary, Google didn’t show off any new Nexus phones at its I/O developer conference. Instead it trotted out a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that ran a largely untouched version of Android 4.2, and Google SVP Sundar Pichai followed up with an …

Sony SmartWatch 2 unveiled: a water-resistant 'second screen' for Android devices

Sony's taking a second stab at the fledgling wearable category it helped pioneer with today's announcement of the SmartWatch 2. The Android-powered wristwatch retains the familiar remote functionality of its predecessor (i.e., allowing users to answer calls, read email and texts, snap photos, …

Withings takes on Fitbit and Jawbone with the $99.95 Pulse fitness tracker

Back at CES, Withings revealed its Smart Activity Tracker, a competitor to the many wearable fitness-tracking devices on the market like the Fitbit, Nike Fuelband, and Jawbone Up. It was supposed to launch by the end of March, but the company has just now started taking pre-orders for the device. …

USB Power Meter Tells You Which Devices Will Kill Your Laptop's Battery

When you're traveling and away from a reliable power source, conserving your laptop's battery is of the utmost importance. And knowing which of your …

Gear & Gadgets

The Offline Glass Ensures You Talk, Not Text, At The Bar

Tired of your friends texting on their phones while they should be getting schnockered? This clever hack is called the Offline Glass and it’s designed to ensure that you and your friends don’t sit at the bar checking Wikipedia for who starred in <i>The Greatest American Hero</i> and whether Tabitha will …

Are our days of searching for outlets finally over? Vodafone's Power Pocket charger can power your phone using your body heat: http://on.mash.to/11CZy9e

DM918 Quad Core Android 4.2 TV stick Launches For $71

A new Android TV stick has been launched this week in the form of the DM918, which is equipped with a powerful quad-core processor and dual external …

Hyperkin teases pixelated SNES-style USB / Bluetooth gamepads at E3 (hands-on)

Are the Super Nintendo gamepad's smoothly curved edges just too darn comfortable for your palms? You might want to check out Hyperkin's Pixel Art controller, an SNES-inspired USB controller rendered in the style of its time. Hyperkin quietly unveiled it on the E3 show floor, scattering boxed …

Traktor Kontrol Z1 brings physical controls to your iPad DJ setup for $199.99

Traktor DJ for iPhone and iPad showed that Native Instruments could bring a strong DJ experience to iOS, but the apps were inherently limited by the complete lack of physical controls. To try and answer that concern, the company is launching the Traktor Kontrol Z1 — it's a small, physical, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 noch für dieses Jahr geplant?

Samsung hat anscheinend bereits im letzten Jahr damit begonnen an einem größeren Tablet zu arbeiten, welches mit einem Digitizer und S Pen …

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Your Phone Is the Key to the New August Smart Lock

Of all the mechanical gadgets in our homes that could be improved by adding an electronic component, the lowly door lock seems the most ripe for …

This DIY Super Laser Can Cut Through A Ping Pong Ball

There are few things as satisfying – and dangerous – as burning through stuff with a laser. Drake Anthony AKA Styropyro is a young man who enjoys making DIY lasers out of things, and he recently completed a 3000mW laser made from the diode of an old DLP projector that can blow out a beam so hot …

Drive and fly seamlessly with this crazy remote control quadrocopter car

A PhD student has created a remote control flying car, and he's looking to fund the project on Kickstarter. Called "B," the vehicle functions as a regular four-wheeled RC, but housed within its wheels are four propellers that with the flick of a switch can generate enough lift to turn the B into a …

Blumoo turns mobile devices into RF remotes, streams music via Bluetooth (video)

If you hoard gadgets like us, then your living room is probably covered with a plethora of remote controls. Flyover Innovations' Indiegogo campaign aims to streamline your home audio experience and minimize your mess with Blumoo, a small hardware platform that turns your mobile device into an RF …