Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Special Edition Pebble Time Round lands for Mother’s Day

Special Edition Pebble Time Round lands for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner and if your mom likes gadgets, Pebble has a special edition smartwatch for you to give her. The Pebble Time Round Special Edition is available today and comes in rose gold and silver colors. Both of the special versions have a coordinating double-wrap leather band. Apparently that means the band goes around the wrist twice. Fancy.

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Joby GripTight Pro Tablet holder does landscape and portrait modes

Joby GripTight Pro Tablet holder does landscape and portrait modes

Joby is well known for making interesting and flexible mounts for everything from digital cameras to tablets and smartphones. These mounts are known for having three legs that are very flexible allowing the user to wrap the legs around things to attach their tablet or other device to just about anything. Last year Joby unveiled the GripTight Mount for Smaller Tablets but that mount used a design that didn’t allow tablets to be held easily in landscape mode. This is where the GripTight Pro Tablet mount comes in.

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Hack ditches Sony camera 30 minute video recording limit

Hack ditches Sony camera 30 minute video recording limit

One of the issues that people have with Sony digital cameras are seemingly arbitrary limits on things like video recording time and locks to the language menu. Limiting video recording to only 30 minutes means that you can't do things like record an entire birthday party in one go, you have to record it in 30-minute chunks. Sony may not do anything to remove that limit officially, but a new hack for Sony Alpha cameras has landed that will remove that time limit for you.

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Nintendo NX to launch in March 2017 and skip E3

Nintendo NX to launch in March 2017 and skip E3

There have been rumors flowing about a new Nintendo NX handheld gaming device coming but nothing official has been heard. That has changed this week with Nintendo officially confirming that the Nintendo NX is coming in March 2017. That is about a year from now, Nintendo is trying to start the buzz early. With mobile gaming being all about the smartphone these days Nintendo seems bent on making it more about portable consoles like it was back in the Nintendo DS days.

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OnePlus 3 packing 6GB of RAM surfaces in benchmarks

OnePlus 3 packing 6GB of RAM surfaces in benchmarks

It's been a month now since we saw that OnePlus 3 smartphone with 4GB of RAM hit AnTuTu bringing us details on the hardware that is thought to be inside the device. When those details showed up there wasn't any real benchmarks to give us an indication of how well the smartphone might perform. Another OnePlus 3 leak has happened this time with a strange codename Rain Rain A3000.

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Logitech Base keeps iPad Pro charged up and working

Logitech Base keeps iPad Pro charged up and working

Logitech has unveiled a new accessory for users of the iPad Pro that will help charge the device while propping it up so you can use it at the same time. The accessory is called the Base and it claims to be the first iPad Pro stand to use Apple Smart Connector technology. The charge stand has magnets in the cradle to help align the iPad Pro with the smart connector so it only takes one hand to put the iPad on the charger and go.

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New Audi TT RS Coupe and TT RS Roadster pack new 400hp 5-cylinder

New Audi TT RS Coupe and TT RS Roadster pack new 400hp 5-cylinder

Audi is rolling out the most powerful TT ever with new Coupe and Roadster designs debuting at the Beijing Motor Show. The heart of the TT RS Coupe and Roadster is the new 5-cylinder 400hp engine that makes 354 lb-ft of torque. The 400hp output is 60hp more than the previous model. All that power and torque goes to the road via the famous Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system and a 7-speed S tronic transmission.

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PolySmooth PVB and Polysher make shiny 3D printed objects

PolySmooth PVB and Polysher make shiny 3D printed objects

When you 3D print an item most folks expect something made in a plastic material to be shiny and perfect like something you would pick up at a store. The problem for most 3D printers is that when they are finished printing an object, the object has a rough surface with lines all over it from the layer printing process. The people behind the PolySmooth PVB filament say that the new filament to be used in the print process is the core of their technology.

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You can now choose iPhone upgrade program in Apple’s online store

You can now choose iPhone upgrade program in Apple’s online store

Apple has debuted its official iPhone upgrade program that allows users to upgrade to a new iPhone each year at a discounted price by trading in their existing eligible smartphone. Right now the only eligible smartphones are older iPhone models including the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4. If you were hoping to trade in an Android device for credit with Apple, you are out of luck.

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Philips SpeechAir Android voice recorder has touchscreen and camera

Philips SpeechAir Android voice recorder has touchscreen and camera

In some industries, there is a big need for high quality voice recording capability. A couple of those industries include the legal and medical fields. Philips has unveiled a new voice recorder that looks more like a new smartphone than a traditional recorder. The device is called the Philips SpeechAir and it has a lot in common with a smartphone in style and the fact that it runs the Android operating system.

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Plugfones Liberate are earplugs first and earbuds second

Plugfones Liberate are earplugs first and earbuds second

Noise isolating earphones are nothing new; there are hoards of these products on the market today. A new device called the Plugfones Liberate have been unveiled and they make a key distinction between themselves and other noise isolating products. The distinction is that the Plugfones are meant to be an earplug first and an earbud second. That would indicate that blocking external sound is more important than the audio playback.

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Microsoft Surface Phone expected to use Snapdragon 830

Microsoft Surface Phone expected to use Snapdragon 830

Earlier this month rumors were swirling that Microsoft was working on a new smartphone called the Surface Phone. Along with those rumors was also the caveat that the device wasn't expected to land until 2017, but when it did there would be several versions on offer. Another leak, this time by Microsoft itself, has given us a bit more detail on the Surface Phone.

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