Gadgets

Striiv gaming pedometer gets socially wireless

Striiv gaming pedometer gets socially wireless

If you can't get motivated to exercise for your own good, do it because you're competitive and want to beat your friends and family. That's the message from Striiv, whose digital touchscreen pedometer has been upgraded with a new short-range wireless technology called Striiv Connected, in the process turning personal fitness into a competition through various mini-games.

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Cross-branding is the new Gadget Black

Cross-branding is the new Gadget Black

The power of cross-branding is taking the technology and gadget world by storm, in every sector and in every product from items as small as a low-powered smartphone all the way up to six-figure automobiles. You'll notice it in some of our most popular reviews, you'll see it in the cars we've had our hands on in the past few months, and you'll see it on billboards for power objects of desire all across your city. One brand has something that another brand knows will, with their help, make them both look powerful - and it's taking our consumer culture by storm.

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Pew’s 6 year top 7 Adult-owned gadgets pumps mobile

Pew’s 6 year top 7 Adult-owned gadgets pumps mobile

The analytics group Pew have done a study with a massive amount of people responding to one question: which gadgets do you own? Over the course of five years, 2006 up to 2012, their respondent gave a cross-section of gadget use which shows the amazing changes in adult (18 years of age or older) owners of gadgets over the past few years. The categories we've got here are cell phones, desktop computers, laptop computers, mp3 players, game consoles, e-book readers, and tablets - can you guess which one has the most clout?

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Nike opens beta NikeFuel API to Devs

Nike opens beta NikeFuel API to Devs

Wearable fitness technology has become something very popular with athletes and other folks that work out. This sort technology allows the user to capture data about their workout and share with friends or store the data for comparisons over time. Nike has one of the latest and most popular wearable fitness tech devices around called the Nike FuelBand.

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April Fools in the Tech World 2012 Round-up

April Fools in the Tech World 2012 Round-up

This year's April Fools 2012 Round-up contains some of the strangest notions yet, and as everyone knows at this time of year - some the the most promising concepts for our odd, odd future! Starting with of course Google's collection of such jokes - they've been on point with some of the most in-depth April 1st tricks for several years now, and we wouldn't want to deprive you of a single one of them. They start with an 8-Bit Google Maps - what else, of course! There's also Virgin Volcanic, Apple's patent of the rectangle, and Toshiba's announcement of several "Shapes" tablets which you can see in a lovely TV commercial below.

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Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell revealed and detailed

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell revealed and detailed

Finally you can have the ringtone you've always wanted - attached to your front door. This new gadget from Swann has you able to customize and arrange a set of MP3 audio files as a who's who of notifications that someone is at the door trying to get in. Imagine your delight when the pizza you just ordered is ushered in by Usher, think of the excellence of having your auntie visit with the sounds of the White Stripes ringing her in!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 7, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 7, 2012

Today is going to be all about whatever Apple has to present to us at their big "see and touch" event starting at 10AM PST, and we'll be showing it all off via our liveblog at live.slashgear.com/ as well as in our brand new Apple Portal. Will we see a fantastically high definition iPad HD, an iPad 3rd generation also known as iPad 3, complete with Verizon's LTE and the newest tip for the elusive device, Haptic texture? We'll see very, very soon! Meanwhile there's still a whole lot of news coming down from the mountain this morning, so have a look!

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SpeechJammer device mutes human speech

SpeechJammer device mutes human speech

A device developed in Japan over the past year and revealed this week to the public has the ability to "jam" the words of a real human being. This device goes by the name of SpeechJammer and takes the words of a speaker, playing them back to the speaker with 0.2 seconds delay. This process creates what's called DAF, the Delayed Auditory Feedback effect, and almost immediately causes any human to find themselves incapable of speaking coherently.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31, 2012

We're going to start seeing leaked and/or pre-released information about Mobile World Congress 2012 pretty soon, folks, and the flood does begin right here in ernest with a rather intimate look at the HTC Ville with Sense 4.0. We've got a report that iPhone 5 will be rolling out with NFC for the masses to pay their bills. And for your third completely unrelated news bit to start the morning off right: that conversation the president had with us on Google+ ended up speaking about SOPA - as if it's not already dead.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 30, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 30, 2012

This morning we must begin with two hard-hitting columns, the first being one posted this weekend by Don Reisinger entitled Why I’d Take An Xbox 360 Over An Apple TV Any Day. Next the all-important introduction to a week-long exploration by your humble narrator called I'm Switching to iPhone 4S for a week. You're all encouraged to take part in this week-long set of hands-on reviews and see what it really means to switch from years of using nothing but Android, Windows Phone, and the rest to straight up iPhone exclusivity.

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