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Apple iPad, Mac VP retires, Human Resources change-up

Apple iPad, Mac VP retires, Human Resources change-up

Just this morning several change-ups in Apple's higher-up staff ranks have come to light, starting with the retirement of Rita Lane. This retirement moves out the Vice President of operations for Mac desktops, Mac accessories, and the iPad. Meanwhile Apple's Vice President of Global Retail Stores Denise Young Smith is moving to a new position as head of human resources.

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Google Glass gets official hard case to protect notorious weak spot

Google Glass gets official hard case to protect notorious weak spot

Google has quietly introduced a hard case for its Glass headset, addressing a design issue notorious among early-adopters of the headset where the right arm could easily snap, even when in the standard pouch. Glass' design features a narrow plastic stem between the battery section, which sits behind the wearer's right ear, and the body of the wearable; unlike most of the body, it goes unreinforced by the titanium headband. Now, albeit only with the new Glass frames collection, there's a hard case to address that shortcoming.

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Realtree camo hits gadget universe: Skullcandy, LifeProof, PowerA gaming

Realtree camo hits gadget universe: Skullcandy, LifeProof, PowerA gaming

here’s a brand by the name of Realtree out there that specializes in making some of the most well-known camouflage patterns on the market. Here in 2014, we’re seeing Realtree take a big stab at the gadget market, connecting with 3rd party groups like PowerA for gaming controllers, Skullcandy for headphones, and LifeProof for device cases. Pretty soon we’ll be able to camouflage not only our clothing, but everything else we carry too!

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Loop Attachment Straightjacket case gives Mummy iPhone a boost

Loop Attachment Straightjacket case gives Mummy iPhone a boost

There's a rather odd case for the iPhone out there in the wild by the name of Mummy, one that was introduced last year with a concept so simple, we found it essentially perfect. In a variety of colors, the Mummy case provided a simple silicone covering for the iPhone with a bit of give so you could store your various cards and a tiny wad of cash with ease. Now the same group has created the next step: the Straightjacket.

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Mionix inductively charged mouse prototype hands-on: always wireless

Mionix inductively charged mouse prototype hands-on: always wireless

While it's not headed to market for a while yet, seeing a completely wireless* mouse capable of recharging itself on the go wasn't something we expected to see this week from Mionix. Then again we have discovered - over the past year or so - that this relatively small group of creators are capable of making fantastic gaming peripherals, and don't put it past them to figure out the dilemma they've got facing them in this product here this past week at CES 2014. While we can sit still and charge with this prototype mouse - wirelessly - we'll still have to stop with the charging while we're playing.

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SMS Audio Star Wars line eyes-on: 50 Cent goes galactic

SMS Audio Star Wars line eyes-on: 50 Cent goes galactic

Coming completely out of left field with a release of Star Wars headphones - officially licensed and everything - was 50 Cent and SMS Audio. It’s difficult to describe the way this new cross-section of Star Wars headphones looks and feels without being there with them in your own hands, as it were. It’s almost as if they’re made to look like they’re made for children, but continue to impose the possibility of high-end sound - an interesting market to be going after, for sure.

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