Gadgets

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores at holiday breakdown

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores at holiday breakdown

It would appear that consumers are no longer headed to the tiny store of gadgets now that the internet and larger showroom stores have taken command. RadioShack has announced that they’ll be closing a cool 1,100 stores soon, now that the holiday season has had its way with the chain. This set of closings will leave the company with around 4,000 locations - including 900 dealer franchise locations.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/19/14: HTC One, Range Rover, Xbox One bug

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/19/14: HTC One, Range Rover, Xbox One bug

This morning we’re ramping up towards Mobile World Congress 2014 with chatter of a brand new LG G2 Mini. This device works with a (surprisingly large for a "mini") 4.7-inch display and Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box - as well as back-facing buttons, of course. Today also marks the first full day we’re having with the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer too.

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IBM scores DARPA contract to develop self-destructing VAPR

IBM scores DARPA contract to develop self-destructing VAPR

IBM has been in the news frequently this month, the latest of which involves a new contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- better known as DARPA -- to bring its Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) to reality, making self-destructing electronics a variable technology.

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SCOTTEVEST Q.U.E.S.T. Vest brings the pocket count to 42

SCOTTEVEST Q.U.E.S.T. Vest brings the pocket count to 42

SCOTTEVEST is known for making clothing for the gadget enthusiast. Simply put, the clothing, whether it be pants or shorts, a jacket, or one of the many other options -- all have lots of pockets for carrying your gear. Those checking out SCOTTEVEST gear will find pockets large and small, and there is even some options for interior cable routing. That having been said, the folks at SCOTTEVEST have recently unveiled a few new pieces, one of which has the pocket count closing in on 50.

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Changers offers redeemable credits for charging gadgets via solar power

Changers offers redeemable credits for charging gadgets via solar power

The market has no lack of solar chargers for small gadgets, such as smartphones and tablets, but they often take longer than a wall charger and are less convenient, needing full sunlight in most cases. Such negatives aren't much incentive for gadget owners to go green, but the startup Changers hopes to change that. Those who use the company's solar charger will earn credits that can be redeemed for goods.

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Withings Aura active smart sleep system wakes you to light

Withings Aura active smart sleep system wakes you to light

Withings has unveiled a new active sleep system device at CES 2014. The device promises to help the user track their sleep patterns and wake up and fall asleep faster and more comfortably. The device is called the Withings Aura and it can record all of your sleep patterns and uses light and sound programs that were scientifically validated.

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Apple forced to modify refund and repair policy in Australia

Apple forced to modify refund and repair policy in Australia

Apple has been in hot water with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over its policies on refunds and replacements of faulty Apple gadgets. The ACCC has found that Apple misled its customers in Australia into thinking they were entitled to less recourse than consumer protection laws in Australia provide to buyers.

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SlashDeals: Tuesday, Week 50 – HP gaming laptops, LG TVs and Karaoke

SlashDeals: Tuesday, Week 50 – HP gaming laptops, LG TVs and Karaoke

Cyber Monday may be behind us, but that doesn't mean there aren't any deals to be had if you're in the market for some new technology. On the SlashDeals roster today, we've got the perfect affordable laptop for under the tree, a great deal on a touchscreen Core i7 powerhouse that you can fit in your rucksack, and a 55-inch LCD monster TV for under $730. Read on for all the deals!

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Fitbug Orb tracks steps, sleep and more

Fitbug Orb tracks steps, sleep and more

A new activity tracker is available for users of Apple and Android smartphones and tablets called the Fitbug Orb. The Orb is able to track many of the same things that high-end activity trackers such as the Fitbit Force keeps track of at a significantly lower cost. The Force sells for $129.95 putting it out of the reach of some people who are interested in this technology.

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Rock Out 2 portable speaker ships with up to 20 hours of mobile playback

Rock Out 2 portable speaker ships with up to 20 hours of mobile playback

Goal Zero has announced a new portable speaker designed to allow you to listen to your favorite music on the go called the Rock Out 2. The portable speaker is now shipping and can be purchased for $59.99 with shipping included. The portable speaker comes in multiple colors and works with anything featuring a 3.5 mm headphone output.

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Wicked Lasers Evo is open-source and controllable via a smartphone

Wicked Lasers Evo is open-source and controllable via a smartphone

Wicked Lasers has been offering up all sorts of laser pointers that can be used for performing all sorts of interesting stunts. Some lasers the company makes are incredibly powerful and can be used to melt, pop, and burn all sorts of stuff including iPhones. Wicked Lasers has announced what it claims to be the world's first open source smartphone controllable handheld laser called the Evo.

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Zepp 3D motion sensor helps improve tennis, baseball, and golf swings

Zepp 3D motion sensor helps improve tennis, baseball, and golf swings

There are sensors on the market that are designed specifically to help golfers improve their swing. Earlier this year we mentioned one called the GolfSense designed specifically to interface with your smartphone help you get better at golf. A new product has surfaced from a company called Zepp Labs with versions designed to help golfers, baseball players, and tennis players.

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