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Insane Kickstarter Success: The Pebble Watch Syncs With Your Smartphone

The Pebble, an incredible watch that works with your smart phone, has already Simply beautiful The apps, how easy it is to download apps, the clock faces, the watch itself… everything about the Pebble looks beautiful. As you’d expect, the Pebble uses Bluetooth. I was hoping it would have Bluetooth 4.0, but 2.1 is good enough. The [...]

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Do you know what to do if you lose your smartphone?

We’ve all felt that feeling, that moment of panic. Where’s my phone? Seriously, where? Did I leave it in the car? It’s got to be in the car, right? It is indeed almost always in the car or some other simple place where misplaced things go to hide. But what if your phone is really [...]

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Texting and Driving is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

Greg Kumparak at Pando Daily wrote a through-provoking piece last month that I thought worth revisiting. The article is entitled “Shouldn’t we treat those who text while driving just like drunk drivers?” In it, Greg tells the story of two drivers who nearly killed each other in an intersection, yet neither of them noticed because [...]

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In the past 2 weeks, this human-flying video has over 6 million views

First of all, I’m really impressed by how much thought went into producing these wings. These wings were not only built to hold and support a full-grown human being, but they were also designed to detect Jarno (the fliers) movements. With the use of Wii motion plus and the Android smart phone, Jarno and his [...]

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Republic Wireless: $20 unlimited smartphone plan coming soon

Convincing someone that they need to pay for a smartphone plan is not always the easiest thing to to. They either may not see the need of all the extra apps, or simply paying the data and texting plan does not fit in their budget. Republic Wireless is working to build a system that provides [...]

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This gadget syncs via Bluetooth and automatically orders a pizza when you push a button

Sometimes the cravings hit when you are least expect them, and running down to the store to get that late night munchie just seems impossible. That’s why a pizzeria in Dubai has unveiled a new refrigerator magnet that actually orders pizza in a single tap. The VIP Fridge Magnet (short for Very Important Pizza) is [...]

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DisplayMate: iPad picture quality, color accuracy, and gray scale much better than most HDTVs, laptops, and monitors

A lot has been said about the Retina display. We’ve “seen it before”, “never seen anything like it”, “been disappointed again”, or “been blessed by the Apple gods”. The resposes seem hot and cold. Do you want to know why the response is unclear: From a practical perspective the new iPad screen went beyond a [...]

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Want One of the Top 3 Best-Selling Smartphones of 2011? Buy an iPhone

Not only is Apple the #1 smartphone manufacturer worldwide, posting unheard-of revenue and profits to finish out 2011, they held the entire podium of Bestselling Smartphones of the year. You read that right, the top three smartphones of 2011 were all iPhones. Unsurprisingly, the most popular phone of the year was the iPhone 4. It [...]

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Go Green With This Bamboo Smartphone

Yes, you read that correctly, a smartphone has been created from Bamboo. Well sort of. A Chinese manufacturer called AD, will be releasing this creative smartphone hopefully by the end of this year or beginning of 2013, starting the release in London. But why bamboo you ask? Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, the creator of this organic phone, [...]

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[Almost NSFW] LikeBelt pelvic thrusts its way to Facebook

Everyone knows its rude and obnoxious to walk around with your smartphone two inches in front of your face all the time, but how else are you supposed to “like” things or constantly “check in” different places on Facebook?  It is truly a modern conundrum. Wait a minute… what if instead we strapped a goofy [...]

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