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Solar-powered grill cooks your food no matter the weather

However much you may like grilling food on a warm day, you probably don't like dealing with gas tanks or other typical grill hassles... and most solar cookers won't help much if it's overcast outside. The upcoming GoSun Grill might be a smarter way to handle those backyard shindigs, however. It can …

Apple Watch torture tests include liquid nitrogen, .50 cal bullet

There are certain things to be expected when a new notable product is launched — there will be fanfare and critics and coveting and all sorts of …

Apple Watch

Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

With the new Cicret bracelet, your arm can actually double as a smartphone! Via your own skin you can catch up on emails and play your favorite games …

Wearable Tech

Accessory makers plan to tap Apple Watch’s hidden port for battery straps, faster charging

One of the first companies to announce plans to make a battery strap for Apple Watch— allowing you to charge the device while on the go while continuing to wear it— has confirmed plans to tap into Apple Watch’s hidden port to charge the device and offer faster charging.<p>Apple utilizes a magnetic, …

LG launches Watch Urbane-exclusive LG Call app to Google Play

LG has just released a new app to the Google Play Store that allows you to place calls on your phone from your watch. But unless you own an LG Watch Urbane, you won’t be able to use it. So far, the app is sitting at a measly 1.5/5 star rating on Google Play, and for good reason. Unfortunately, LG …

Google Play

The Kiwi, New Zealand's National Bird, Isn't From Australia After All

The kiwi, a bird endemic to New Zealand, was long believed to be an Australian import. However, new research published Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i> …

New Zealand

The Positive Thinking Secret: How to Forget the Past, Smile At the Future, & Laugh In the Face of Pain

"All things have purpose. And I will find the good in everything that shows up in my life" - Aaron Kennard<p>WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU …

Here’s the iPhone 6: Bigger, thinner, improved camera, and more

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime may boast rapid download speeds

Rumored handset will reportedly deliver downloads speeds of up to 225Mbps, three times faster than conventional LTE.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime, the long-rumored update to the company's Galaxy S5, could deliver some seriously fast download speeds, according to a new report.<p>The Galaxy S5 Prime, which …

Mobile

This treadmill lets you walk in any direction

No, that's not a detached tank tread you're looking at, it's a treadmill -- and it doesn't care which direction you're walking. It's called the Infinadeck, and we found it hiding in a dark corner of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo. Each of its tank-like treads is covered in a moving belt …

Robotic blocks can morph into any type of furniture

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne<p>I live in a 350 square foot apartment. As a result, my small dining table …

The new HTC One appears to be getting a bigger, badder cousin

Rumors of a higher-end edition of the HTC One M8, the M8 Prime, have been difficult to pin down; we've seen little in the way of tangible evidence. However, things just got interesting. Frequent tipster @evleaks has posted what's reportedly a 360-degree render of the Prime, showing off a design …

A Walk Through The Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s Ultralight Laplet

To top off our cavalcade of Surface coverage today, I present a very quick walk-through of the Surface Pro 3 with a special guest star. So far, the laplet (laptop-tablet) is quite an improvement over the original Surface.<p>Make no mistake: This is a full PC. It has a powerful Intel Core processor — …

Fon’s crowdsourced Wi-Fi network spreads Down Under with Telstra deal

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The “crowdsourced” Wi-Fi outfit Fon may currently be most interesting for the release of its Gramofon social music router, but …

Adobe is working on a touch-friendly, full-powered version of Photoshop CC

Microsoft is breaking out the big guns for the launch Surface Pro 3. It trotted out creative software powerhouse Adobe to show off a new version of Photoshop CC it's got in the works. This edition is designed specifically for use with a touchscreen and stylus. Icons and other UI elements have been …

Dropbox buys Bubbli to integrate app's 3D photo technology

Dropbox’s desire for photo apps and services has swallowed another company. TechCrunch reports that the cloud-storage service has purchased photo-startup Bubbli for its 3D-photo stitching technology.<p>According to an email sent by the company’s co-founders, Bubbli’s stitching technology will be …

Google Partners With Ray-Ban, Oakley For New Glass Designs

Is the current look of Google Glass a bit too ... dorky for you? You're probably not the only one who thinks so. Thankfully, Google is collaborating with Ray-Ban and Oakley on some designs you might actually want to wear.<p>Luxottica Group, the Italian parent company of both brands, announced the …

Wearable Tech