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Lumia phones might get Flip Covers with a second display

Lumia phones might get Flip Covers with a second display

As the name clearly points out, Microsoft Research is a division knee deep in R&D. In most companies, however, that acronym is almost synonymous with things that almost never see the light of day, except in a few vestiges. Trying to buck the trend, Microsoft is now trying to make its Research results more prominent, by actually putting them into products or turning them into actual products themselves. And one of those might yet be the most interesting: a flip cover for Lumia smartphones that also act as secondary displays.

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Joby GripTight Auto Vent Clip keeps your smartphone secure

Joby GripTight Auto Vent Clip keeps your smartphone secure

I find in my area that the maps that are on my TomTom GPS device leave a lot to be desired, especially in rural areas. TomTom has a very hard time with rural county roads and I often end up going to my Android smartphone and Google Maps to find my way. In that instance I am always looking for a good way to secure my smartphone to keep it from ending up on the floor and to keep it where I can easily see it.

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Typo keyboard case for iPad Air and Air 2 launches

Typo keyboard case for iPad Air and Air 2 launches

A lot of people can replace their notebook with a tablet like the iPad and get along just fine for work and play. One of the things you can do to make typing on the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 more comfortable and faster is to get an external keyboard. It can be a pain to carry a keyboard as a separate unit so many opt for a keyboard case. Typo has announced that the Typo for iPad Air and iPad Air 2 is now available.

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Huawei bakes Jawbone UP health into TalkBand B2

Huawei bakes Jawbone UP health into TalkBand B2

Huawei's TalkBand B2 wearable, squeezing a Bluetooth headset into a wristband, lands in the US this week, and it's bringing a Jawbone UP surprise. The detachable headset - announced back in March at Mobile World Congress - will hit virtual shelves today, priced from $179.99, and as well as offering a way to make calls it will also deliver the same sort of activity and sleep tracking as you'd find in a dedicated fitness wearable such as Jawbone's UP3.

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“Seacrest Out” as BlackBerry kills Typo iPhone keyboard

“Seacrest Out” as BlackBerry kills Typo iPhone keyboard

BlackBerry and Typo have settled over Ryan Seacrest's snap-on iPhone keyboard, but it's probably not what the American Idol host hoped for. The contentious accessory promised BlackBerry Classic-style text entry for Apple's smartphone, catering to those who wanted to jump to iOS but couldn't resist the tactile allure of a physical 'board. Unfortunately, BlackBerry has effectively litigated the gadget out of smartphone relevance.

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Rhino Slider & Motion review; a must-have movement in photography

Rhino Slider & Motion review; a must-have movement in photography

I have a confession: I love House of Cards. Part of the reason for my obsession is the opening sequence (and probably Kevin Spacey’s oddly passable/terrible accent). The time-lapse, gently rolling through various points of Washington D.C., is just magical. I’ve always wanted to do something like that, but it seemed like an investment beyond the scope of what I was willing to spend (HoC uses a RED Camera!). Rhino isn’t asking much of me, though. Motion pairs a slider with a simple motor for fine-tuned live motion time-lapse, and — spoiler alert — it’s awesome.

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Manfrotto Klyp+ now available for iPhone 6

Manfrotto Klyp+ now available for iPhone 6

Manfrotto’s Klyp+ for the iPhone 5S is pretty neat. Combining a case, lenes, and lighting, the system makes for a small studio for on-the-go shooting. Keeping current with our taste in smartphones, Manfrotto is now introducing an improved Klyp+ system for the iPhone 6. You’ll have all the same functionality as before, but the scheme has been redesigned a bit. We now our choice in case colors (white, red, or black), and new lenses to round out Klyp+ as more of a photography platform than an accessory bundle.

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