Gadgets

My Hope for 2013: Some Small Company Successes

My Hope for 2013: Some Small Company Successes

I’m fed up with the technology industry. As great as some products are from companies like Apple, Samsung, Sony, and Microsoft, there are countless devices and services in the wild that come from no-name firms that have been ignored.

There was a time in the technology industry that it didn’t matter how much a company had in its marketing budget. If a company’s products were really great, they would be discovered by the tech addicts out there, and then eventually shared with the rest of the world. It was our job as tech lovers to find the good stuff and tell the “average consumer” why they needed something special.

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Happy Holidays from SlashGear!

Happy Holidays from SlashGear!

It's December 25, and that can only mean one thing: happy holidays from the whole SlashGear team! We'll be taking a step back from the glorious world of tech to focus on friends and family (and the inevitable impromptu tech-support we always seem to get roped into at Christmas), but we'll be back from tomorrow as we accelerate into the new year and the latest and greatest in gadgetry, electronics, home entertainment, and more.

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FlyVIZ headset brings 360-degree vision to the party

FlyVIZ headset brings 360-degree vision to the party

We've seen our share of unique headsets throughout the years, and indeed, they're making something of a comeback these days. The Oculus Rift VR headset recently hit it big on Kickstarter, prompting a lot of developers to really think about the future of virtual reality as it relates to video games. Now there's a new headset on the scene called the FlyVIZ, and it brings some unique features of its own to the table.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from SlashGear!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from SlashGear!

Here at SlashGear we've got a lot to be thankful for, and without a doubt we've got more people to thank for making this all possible than we can possibly list. That said, we're certainly about to try to thank everyone who went above and beyond for us over the past year, starting with you - the readers! We consider you to be not just the people that keep us in a steady job and off the streets with your interest in what we've got to present, but our extended network of friends as well - we're here for you first and foremost, and we want to make sure you understand that you mean a lot to us!

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Funtab Pro Android tablet is just for kids

Funtab Pro Android tablet is just for kids

Any parent who has a tablet or smartphone knows that kids love to play with gadgets. Gadgets, like tablets, are very interesting to children and there are lots of apps and other content available that you can run on a tablet to help kids learn while they're having fun. The problem for most parents is that tablets are expensive and not all the content your typical tablet can access is appropriate for children.

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Hop suitcase follows user like lost puppy

Hop suitcase follows user like lost puppy

Hauling luggage through the airport can be a pain, as any frequent traveler will tell you. A new suitcase called only "Hop" is looking to change all of that, though, using signals from your cell phone to go hands-free. According to Hop's official website, the suitcase comes equipped with three sensors to identify and triangulate the Bluetooth signal from your phone, using those to pick you out of a crowd.

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New vest inflates when you receive Likes on Facebook

New vest inflates when you receive Likes on Facebook

We've reported on some odd items in the past, but this has to be one of the oddest (and also one of the most intriguing). A group of scientists at MIT have developed a new vest that you can link to your Facebook account. Why would you want to link a vest, of all things, to your Facebook account? Because when people "Like" something that you've posted, the vest automatically inflates.

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Scottevest Fleece 7.0 has a spot for all your gear

Scottevest Fleece 7.0 has a spot for all your gear

If you're a serious technology fan, odds are you travel with a lot of tech gear. A traveling could be through airports, or maybe it's just around town, but most of us can certainly relate to the fact that you don't always want have to carry a bag with you on the road. Scottevest has been making jackets able to carry all sorts of technology gear and other items for you without looking like a bulky bag for a long time.

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Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

To many, the war of the eReaders is between Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Though Sony has never managed to get quite as big as either of those two companies in the eReader space, it’s back with a new Reader and looking to become a serious contender. Does Sony’s Reader PRS-T2 help the company stand out in the bigger picture, or does it fall flat in a sea of eReaders vying for your attention, and more importantly, your dollar? Read on to find out.

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