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blink(1) gives your computer a notification light via USB

blink(1) gives your computer a notification light via USB

For mobile tech, a notification light is one of those handy reminders that something is going on that you need to check out. You don’t need to even be online, or have the app open — your phone checks up on things for you! Why should the phone have all the fun, though? With the blink(1), it doesn’t have to.

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Moto Skip grows up, will be Bluetooth this time around

Moto Skip grows up, will be Bluetooth this time around

The Moto Skip is a slick accessory that is well designed. The problem is, the technology backing it is a touch dated. The NFC tag would let Moto X users do things like unlock their phone with a tap, but even on launch it was a dated concept. A new FCC filing shows that Motorola may be getting with the times, and revamping their Skip accessory to make sense in a BLE world.

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LG wants you to play games with the case cover closed

LG wants you to play games with the case cover closed

LG is out to prove the Quick Circle case for their flagship G3 is “as much about fun as function”. To hit that point home, they’ve announced a new game for their device. More specifically, the game is for the G3’s Quick Circle case. Instead of getting simple notifications via the case port, you’ll now be able to game as well.

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AirFrame+ review: the car mount that can handle any phone

AirFrame+ review: the car mount that can handle any phone

Android devices (and probably the iPhone, too) are getting larger, and that’s not a trend that will cease any time soon. Finding a mount for your car that can accommodate your girthy smartphone may not be easy. So many still cater to smaller phones, but an update to the popular Airframe changes that. The new Airframe+ will hang onto your plus-size phone just fine, and is the lowest profile mount we’ve ever seen.

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goTenna brings messaging with you everywhere you go

goTenna brings messaging with you everywhere you go

Even when you go camping, you take your smartphone. For the drive up, or back down — maybe even for the compass app — a smartphone is still good out in the middle of nowhere. What it’s still poor at, however, is communicating. That’s where goTenna comes in.

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T-Mobile now lets you pay monthly for accessories

T-Mobile now lets you pay monthly for accessories

As previously rumored, T-Mobile has brought their equipment installment plan (EIP) to accessories. Starting July 20, you can pay for a set of earbuds the same way you do for a phone: monthly. As T-Mobile puts it, “our Un-carrier commitment to choice extends beyond phones and tablets to the accessories that make them more personal.”

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KOR-FX gaming vest lets your body feel what your ears hear

KOR-FX gaming vest lets your body feel what your ears hear

Wiimote, PS Eye/Camera/Move, Kinect, Oculus VR. Gaming, at least the hardcore kind, is moving towards a trend that ditches controllers and screens for the instruments that we already have: our bodies. But while our eyes, ears, and hands are more less fooled and pulled into the illusion, the rest of our bodies aren't so much. Until now, that is. Introducing KOR-FX, a gaming vest with a haptic feedback system. In short, it lets your upper torso feel almost everything you should be feeling if you were actually living inside the game.

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T-Mobile may be bringing accessories to JUMP

T-Mobile may be bringing accessories to JUMP

T-Mobile’s JUMP program ignited a new trend for mobile carriers. We’re no loner expected to buy into blind subsidies, instead having the option to pay monthly for our devices, and upgrade at just about any time we like. T-Mobile may be doing the same thing for accessories, as a new leaked document shows what may be the next iteration of JUMP.

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Jabra Stealth Bluetooth headset is made to be deceptive

Jabra Stealth Bluetooth headset is made to be deceptive

A phrase like "small but terrible" comes to mind when looking at the Jabra Stealth. While this Bluetooth headset looks small and frail, the audio equipment maker promises that it can blast your eardrums just as well as larger and more obnoxious ones in the market, including its own older brothers.

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Surface Pro 3 launch sees Core i3 and i7 release detailed

Surface Pro 3 launch sees Core i3 and i7 release detailed

It's Surface Pro 3 day, and Microsoft is marking the release of its latest Windows tablet with some new news on its siblings and accessories. The Surface Pro 3 will be available to order in Core i3 and Core i7 variants from August 1st in the US and Canada, Microsoft has said today, while the Core i5 model turns up in stores from today.

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Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint brings pressure-sensing pen to iPad

Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint brings pressure-sensing pen to iPad

Adobe isn't the only company with a new iPad stylus today, with Adonit's Jot Touch with Pixelpoint based on the same technology as the Adobe Ink and promising to deliver 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity in a new breed of iOS art apps. Jot Touch hooks up to the iPad via Bluetooth LE, communicating pressure as well as signals from the two barrel buttons, into new apps like Adobe Line and Adobe Sketch.

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Pencil iPad stylus adding pressure sensitivity with iOS 8

Pencil iPad stylus adding pressure sensitivity with iOS 8

iPad stylus Pencil will gain pressure support with the arrival of iOS 8 in the fall, with creators FiftyThree cooking up a new system for adjusting line thickness by how much of the rubbery tip is in contact with the display. Pencil, launched back in late 2013, took a natural approach to its hardware, with a wooden barrel, and instead focused on building the stylus' smarts into the companion apps.

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