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Video: The First Prototype of Project Ara / Phonebloks Gives Us First Look at What’s to Come

If you’ve been keeping up with Phonebloks, the company behind the modular smartphone concept, you’ll be pleased to know it’s coming along quite nicely, on track for a 2015 release. The video above is the first we’ve seen of a working prototype. It also offers some behind-the-scenes insight into how the design and engineering team, [...]

AlpineHawk

This Gadget is a Winter Sport Enthusiast’s Best Friend

Winter is coming. And for all the long nights and cold days that winter brings, it also blesses us all with that fluffy, white, wonderful precipitation known as snow—and the return of skiing and snowboarding. If you happen to be into one or both of these late-year activities, you may be interested in supporting a [...]

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This Intelligent App Learns What You Need

As technology evolves, companies need to work even harder to predict what people will want from their devices in the future. Some believe that apps will be connecting devices in your life that haven’t universally been made “smart” yet. Neura.me, an Android app which is currently in an invite-only beta stage, is betting more of [...]

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Finally, Coin Prepares to Ship Pre-Ordered Cards to Backers

Back in November 2013, I told you about a new product called Coin — a smart card that digitally “stores” your credit and debit card information and when you go to make a purchase, can be set to use any of your specified cards. It solves the issue of carrying multiple cards around in your [...]

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The Reviews Are In For The Amazon Fire Phone – Should You Consider Buying One?

In June, after years of speculation and rumors, Amazon released its first smartphone: the Amazon Fire Phone. It runs FireOS, a heavily skinned and modified version of Android 4.2.2, and foregoes the Google Play Store in favor of the Amazon App Store. On the outside, we have a device with a 4.7-inch 720p display, not [...]

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@evleaks Announces Retirement From Leaking

The day has finally come. Prominent smartphone and gadget leaker Evan Blass, known to the Internet as @evleaks, is throwing in the towel. In a tweet on Sunday, he wrote “All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT]” The Next Web caught up with Blass for an [...]

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[Viral Video] The Sad Reality of How Our Gadgets (and WiFi) Own Us All

This week’s viral video from Julian Smith is a reminder of how much we rely on our gadgets. Tablets, phones, laptops, and other devices consume us at times, and when those stop working, we panic. Give it a watch and when you’re finished, step away from whatever device you’re reading this on, go outside, and [...]

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TSA’s New Security Protocol: Gadgets Must Power On or You’ll Be Leaving Them Behind

In addition to the myriad of hoops travelers jump through to board a plane, the TSA has announced a new security protocol that could mean you have to leave your gadgets behind. The new policy will require travelers flying into the U.S. from foreign airports to prove to TSA officers at the airport that their [...]

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Deal Alert: Now You Can Get a Breathalyzer For Your iPhone for $39

Back in March of last year, we told you about a Kickstarter campaign for a little gadget (and the accompanying app) called Breathometer that transforms your iPhone into a breathalyzer. It’s small and pocketable, so you shouldn’t have any excuse for not to take it along when you’re out for a night on the town. [...]

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Google Glass Gets Hardware Update; Existing Glass Explorers Get Left Out

Just last month, Google opened up its Glass Explorers program to the general public, letting anyone and everyone with $1,500 dawn the heads up display glasses on their dome. The rate of adoption has still been underwhelming to say the least. Most are looking for a $500 price point, and the current cost of three [...]

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