Gadgets

Play by Native Union, hands-on

Play by Native Union, hands-on

Post-it notes are great, but they'll never be able to give the same interaction as the "Play" by Native Union. Instead of leaving a message on the counter for a friend or family member, those with a Play can just quickly record themselves for video playback later. The Play has a magnetic black panel, so it can easily attach to your refrigerator.

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Your Pod Coffee Tastes Bad

Your Pod Coffee Tastes Bad

Coffee and geeks go together. Yet, given geeks can be the most obsessive about getting the very best user-experience, it's surprising how many are content to drink bad coffee. I'm talking about pods, pads and K-Cups, and the shiny, alluring machines that fire hot water through them. Like many people, my morning wouldn't be complete without at least one cup of coffee, but what really frustrates me is when people who I know love coffee just as much talk in hushed and reverent tones about their latest "heavenly" pod experience. Those super-convenient little Senseo pads, or the Keureg K-Cups? They're selling you stale coffee.

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Mogees contact microphone brings out the musician in you

Mogees contact microphone brings out the musician in you

Contact microphones turn vibrations into electrical signals, and can then be transcoded into sound waves. This is precisely what the Mogees project does, and it does it well. The gadget can stick to any surface and turn it into your musical playground. There are multiple settings to help produce one's desired sound, but the real key resides in the gestures.

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CES 2012: basics for beginners

CES 2012: basics for beginners

For those that have never heard of CES, aka the Consumer Electronics Show, think of it like this: it's like a comic book convention where everything is brand new and instead of superheros, there are robots, gigantic computer displays, and so many USB sticks we'll never again have to buy a new one. The following is a very basic guide on what you should expect from it as it occurs this month. CES 2012 will be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will this year start on Monday the 9th of January, 2012, and end on Friday the 13th (bum bum bummm), but there will be events before (and possibly after) this depending on where we (SlashGear, the site you'll be watching for the world's greatest coverage of the events), decide ultimately to go. CES 2012 will have nearly 150,000 attendees this year, this including everyone from attendees to investors to analysts to representatives from manufacturers, developer groups, mobile carriers, and much, much more.

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CES 2012 Preview: handfulls of leaks

CES 2012 Preview: handfulls of leaks

It's less than a week before we're diving face-first into the most gigantic gadget show of the whole year the Consumer Electronics Show 2012: and it's time to take a look at everything that's been teased and leaked thus far. There's official previews, invites, unofficial photos and bits let loose by people whose goal in life it is to bring you in on the good stuff before its masters reveal in ernest, and a real schedule so you can see where we'll be the whole time. Our team will be spread out like the fingers of a hand, and when we bring them together we will CRUSH the news each day for you!

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MSN Direct service ends, SPOT watches go dark

MSN Direct service ends, SPOT watches go dark

If you are a geek who has been around for a wheel, you might remember the SPOT watches that Microsoft rolled out way back in 2004. These big and geeky looking watches could connect the wearer to data using an FM signal. That data could give you all sorts of details like the score from your favorite games and more.

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Snoop Dogg on The Price is Right and Celebritarianism in Tech Reporting

Snoop Dogg on The Price is Right and Celebritarianism in Tech Reporting

When its time for a celebrity appearance on any manner of show or ad spot that can be construed as cool, you can expect that Snoop Dogg wont be far behind. Last time we spoke about Snoop Dogg specifically, it was about a set of viral videos made for MetroPCS in which he re-named himself Snoop DoGGGG, a contestant on the G-Connection with Warren G. Here in the gadget and technology reporting world, there's something to be said about having your favorite hero reporter or, more likely, your favorite hero blog report the news you want to hear.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 52 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 52 2011

Welcome to the last week of the year, and here at SlashGear an odd week since last week we did not have a wrap-up as such. What we're doing this week is checking out our last reviews, our last featured posts, columns, top posts, and the like. Note furthermore that this review is one part of a set of reviews of the whole year of 2011, pieces that we choose and that you choose in kind! The last posts of the year were an odd bunch, let me tell you, and at no point should you expect that a holiday season would be bland - in fact it was utterly wild when it came down to it - enjoy!

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Happy New Year’s from SlashGear!

Happy New Year’s from SlashGear!

It's the first of the year here in the western world, and we're gearing up for another tech-filled 365 days of magic! What we're getting ready at the moment is no less than another action packed year of gadgets galore, including but not limited to the two biggest events of the year right out of the gate: CES 2012 and MWC 2012! Join us the whole year but especially these first two months as we hang out in two of the most fabulous places for events on earth: Las Vegas, Nevada, and Barcelona, Spain!

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Japanese adult diaper slurps away urine

Japanese adult diaper slurps away urine

Life starts in diapers for us all and for those that live to an advanced age life often takes you back to diapers. Once people lose the ability to control urine or get up and go to the bathroom themselves, an adult diaper is the only thing standing between the wearer and a big mess. The catch is that if no one is around to help change the diaper things can be nearly as messy as having no diaper at all.

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