Author Archives: Brittany Hillen


Beam app shows your texts being typed in real-time

Beam app shows your texts being typed in real-time

If you're no longer satisfied with only being able to see little ellipses as your chat partner types a message, the text messaging app Beam will likely strike your fancy. It leaves no room for edits -- at least, no room for private edits. Rather, everything you type is shown in real time to the person on the receiving end, for better or for worse, meaning you'd better think carefully about what you want to say before taking to the keyboard.

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Flio is an ultra-thin collapsible laptop stand

Flio is an ultra-thin collapsible laptop stand

For all the things a laptop has to offer, gentleness on your wrists and neck aren't one of them. Typically when using a laptop one has to look downward slightly, and depending on the desk height, you may have to hitch your wrists a bit to type. Laptop stands solve these troubles by lifting the machine at an angle that requires less strain, but are often cumbersome and not something you'd carry around. The Flio laptop stand challenges that reality, however, with a thin and collapsible design.

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Philae comet lander goes to sleep as batteries near end

Philae comet lander goes to sleep as batteries near end

The Philae comet lander has gone into a sleep mode after being unable to get enough sunlight to recharge its batteries, the European Space Agency has reported. This follows a hiccup with landing that caused Philae to bounce off the comet's surface and eventually land elsewhere, with its final resting place being a position where it isn't able to get adequate sunlight. A ray of hope remains, however, as the mission controllers were able to rotate Philae enough before going idle that it may get more sunlight than previously available.

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Ear-O-Smart fitness tracker is a stylish pair of earrings

Ear-O-Smart fitness tracker is a stylish pair of earrings

Now that wearable devices are solidly in the public eye, more makers are coming out with stylish options that can be worn without the device drawing attention to itself, unlike many wearables on the market. We've seen wearable jewelry in the past, and latest in that category is the oddly named "Ear-o-Smart", a fitness tracker that comes in the form of unassuming studded earrings. Ear-o-Smart is the brainchild of BioSensive Technologies, a Canadian company, and is decidedly targeted at women with three different styles.

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Netflix tipped in negotiations for Longmire

Netflix tipped in negotiations for Longmire

In August the surprise revelation was made that A&E would be cancelling series Longmire after its third season, something that caused an outcry amongst the show's hefty fan base. Reported Deadline at the time, the show's studio Warner Horizon planned to shop it around immediately, and now they've updated from new sources to say that Netflix is "deep in negotiations" to nab it for a fourth season. According to these unnamed sources, the negotiations have been "tricky", and they might not pan out.

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Burg 12 standalone smartwatch launches at Walmart

Burg 12 standalone smartwatch launches at Walmart

A new standalone smartwatch called the Burg 12 has quietly launched at Walmart, bringing those interested in the technology a relatively low-priced option with an interface that, in one iteration at least, looks like a miniature Simon Says toy. The smartwatch, though standalone in nature, can be connected to an Android or iOS smartphone, and it appears to run its own proprietary software, which isn't detailed. Hermen van den Burg, a Dutch designer, is behind the design, hence its name.

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YouTube Music Key arrives for Play Music subscribers next week

YouTube Music Key arrives for Play Music subscribers next week

YouTube Music Key was officially announced earlier this week, and among the information dropped came news that Music Key subscribers would have Google Music Play All Access subscriptions included. What was revealed was cloudy, though, and not all questions were clearly answered, leaving current Play Music subscribers unsure of where they stood in it all. Google has cleared that up today with an email sent out to current Play Music customers, announcing that such subscribers will be seeing automatic access to the new YouTube service soon.

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Super Smash Bros. ported to a TI-83 calculator

Super Smash Bros. ported to a TI-83 calculator

With the weekend officially upon us, you might be looking for something interesting to take up your time, maybe a little DIY tinkering to fill the hours. If you have an old TI-83 calculator lying around, Omnimaga user Hayleia has a project that might fit the bill: a Super Smash Bros. port for the calculator of seemingly endless possibilities. The project has been on-going since this past August, and has carried on nicely over the last few months, leaving in its wake a download you can grab now and enough instructions to get you started.

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Aeternum gives jailbroken iPhones the Apple Watch UI

Aeternum gives jailbroken iPhones the Apple Watch UI

Those enamored with the Apple Watch's UI can now bring it to their iPhone, as long as it is jailbroken. Called Aeternum, this Cydia app builds upon previous offerings to present users with the Apple wearable's smooth floating interface, complete with solid animations, the ability to rearrange and remove icons, and a nice dock at the bottom of the display. Aeternum isn't the first tweak to do this, with WatchSpring before it bringing about a similar version, but it is arguably the best available thus far.

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Prynt case prints instant photos from smartphones

Prynt case prints instant photos from smartphones

We've seen a resurgence in interest for printed photographs, with different services ranging from ZenCam to Polaroid's Socialmatic offering printed images as part of their features. Adding itself to the list is the Prynt Case, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a smartphone case that prints photographs, only with a unique twist. Using the app, one can hold the printed photograph in front of their phone's camera to see it turn into an animation, giving it the Harry Potter universe's living portrait feel.

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