Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Oppo R1 smartphone crosses FCC with LTE support

Oppo R1 smartphone crosses FCC with LTE support

It's only been a few days now since we talked about the Oppo Find 7a smartphone that was up for pre-order. That phone came with an extra battery, memory card, and a case for those who pre-ordered. That Find 7a smartphone wasn't exactly a bargain considering that you can buy a lot of devices in that $499 price range. If you like the Oppo style, but the Find 7a doesn't float your boat, another smartphone from the company has crossed the FCC.

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Micro 3D printer blows past $2.2 million on Kickstarter in a few days

Micro 3D printer blows past $2.2 million on Kickstarter in a few days

We have been following the Micro 3D printer closely since the project turned up on Kickstarter a few days ago. The project is for a very small and compact 3D printer that is also very inexpensive to purchase. The printer will sell for about $299 and will let the user print out all sorts of 3D creations. When the project first hit Kickstarter, it was looking for only $50,000 to come to market.

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S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror takes your pic and puts it on Twitter

S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror takes your pic and puts it on Twitter

Anyone who has an account on a social network like Facebook or twitter knows that a huge portion of the content you see are selfies taken by people. A selfie alone is not that hard for people to accomplish, but taking them with a group can be a challenge to get everyone into the picture. A strange and cool creation has turned up called the Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine or S.E.L.F.I.E. and it is a mirror that will take a selfie for you and post it to twitter.

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2014 iPad tipped to feature Touch ID and A8 CPU

2014 iPad tipped to feature Touch ID and A8 CPU

New rumors are circulating that have to do with the iPads that Apple is expected to launch this year. The source of these new rumors is analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI and they are based on details that the analyst gleaned from sources in the industry. According to these rumors, Apple will use price adjustments and product refreshes to drive what the analyst terms "modest growth" in its tablet sales in 2014.

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AT&T to strengthen voice and data on the NYC subway with 242 additional stations connected

AT&T to strengthen voice and data on the NYC subway with 242 additional stations connected

In April of 2013, AT&T announced that it had connected the first 36 NYC subway stations to its voice and data networks. This month, almost exactly a year later, AT&T is announcing that it will be adding 242 more subway stations in NYC to its voice and data networks. The additions will allow people to continue talking, texting, and surfing the web as they wait for trains.

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Solar Impulse 2 plans to circumvent the globe without fuel in five consecutive days

Solar Impulse 2 plans to circumvent the globe without fuel in five consecutive days

A new solar-powered aircraft is being shown off called the Solar Impulse 2 that plans to make a flight that will take it around the globe. The aircraft was unveiled on April 9 in Switzerland. Pilots of the aircraft's circumnavigation of the Earth using no fuel will be Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard. Solar Impulse 2 will be used to fly around the globe in 2015.

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BlackBerry CEO says company will exit handset business if it remains in red

BlackBerry CEO says company will exit handset business if it remains in red

BlackBerry has been struggling for years in the smartphone realm after its handsets quickly fell out of popularity in the face of rivals like Android devices and the iPhone. BlackBerry began to lose its government and business accounts and has found it hard to compete in the current market. Considering the company’s dire fortunes, you might think that it would be out to sell devices through any company that it can work with.

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