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Pebble smartwatch: CEO Eric Migocovsky talks Kickstarter loyalty and more with SlashGear

Pebble smartwatch: CEO Eric Migocovsky talks Kickstarter loyalty and more with SlashGear

With $10m in the Kickstarter bank and a product shipping in two weeks time, Pebble was arguably the king of the crowdsourcers in 2012. The smartwatch already has us tempted after our hands-on, so we caught up with Pebble CEO Eric Migocovsky to talk lessons-learned from the original InPulse model, the process of growing a company in the public eye, and what's next in the smartwatch's future.

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Dream JB planned to release fake iOS 6 jailbreak earlier than December 22

Dream JB planned to release fake iOS 6 jailbreak earlier than December 22

Last night, the highly-anticipated untethered iOS 6 jailbreak that hundreds of thousands of people were waiting on turned out to be fake, with the jailbreak download files actually just linking to a Rick-rolling video on YouTube. Many notable iOS hackers knew it was all a hoax from the beginning, but there were certainly some excited users who thought that, just maybe, it was all real. We ended up getting a hold of Dream JB himself to hear what his thoughts were on what he called a "social experiment."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks competition, addresses Samsung ad

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks competition, addresses Samsung ad

You've probably already seen Samsung's infamous iPhone-mocking TV advertisement that pokes fun at the Apple fanboys waiting in line for the next iPhone, yet Samsung touts that "the next best thing is already here." The ad ended up being named the most viral tech ad of 2012, but what does Apple CEO Tim Cook think about it? During his first TV interview since becoming CEO, Cook sat down with NBC's Brian Williams to discuss competition.

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FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

If there's one thing we love about the current state of mobile devices, it's the innovation that's being ushered in by forward-thinking brands like event-specific handheld device group FanVision. With the FanVision Controller, these folks are bringing in in-depth information about the event they're covering with a device that's interactive, not just a tiny display, and connected to their data source via UHF. Believe it or not, the signals they're working with are an older technology than the mobile data your smartphone uses, but here at each live event they work with, it works one whole heck of a lot smoother.

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NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski talks the technology illusion up to Sprint Cup Series title

NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski talks the technology illusion up to Sprint Cup Series title

We had the opportunity to chat briefly with NASCAR driver and contender for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series title Brad Keselowski on the perception that NASCAR is devoid of technological innovation - and how false that perception is. As it turns out, for those of you unfamiliar with the way a driver interacts with his pit crew, there's been a massive amount of new technology appearing in NASCAR racing over the past few years. The driver is part of an experience now that's not just based on how well he or she can drive a car, but how well they're able to make use of the many technologies around them. NOTE: Our own Vincent Nguyen will be heading down to the pits at the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 this weekend - check below for details and watch Keselowski LIVE right along with us!

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SlashGear interviews Futura 2000 on Samsung and the power of cross-branding

SlashGear interviews Futura 2000 on Samsung and the power of cross-branding

The artist / designer known as Futura 2000 has executed a rather interesting set of collaborative projects in his lifetime, painting a portfolio of historically significant cross-overs that's lead him straight to Samsung. The folks at Samsung took the opportunity very recently to team up with Futura for the first time to present a unique use-case for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (tablet with S-Pen stylus) and its major potential in the hands of this creative icon and legend. In our interview we found that though Samsung presents this man as a larger-than-life hero here in their second collaboration (here using the Galaxy Note II as a central device), he's actually quite the down-to-earth conversationalist, and has shown his approach with the Galaxy Note device series to be made with the same intrigue as your everyday average gadget enthusiast.

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Genndy Tartakovsky talk reveals difference between Hotel Transylvania and Star Wars

Genndy Tartakovsky talk reveals difference between Hotel Transylvania and Star Wars

This week we got to speak to the multi-talented Genndy Tartakovsky about his direction of the new-to-theaters animated feature Hotel Transylvania. This film is a big step in an already star-studded path for Tartakovsky whose creative career also crossed paths with or was straight up responsible for Dexter's Laboratory, Power Puff Girls, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, and soon Popeye - another animated feature coming soon. Have read here as we trade words with the director on his new vision for a monster-filled hotel filled with the likes of Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, and Andy Sandberg.

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LOOPER time travel gets real in SlashGear’s chat with Dr Edward Farhi

LOOPER time travel gets real in SlashGear’s chat with Dr Edward Farhi

It's almost time for the big drop of the new science fiction action time travel blockbuster LOOPER to hit theaters, so SlashGear took the opportunity to speak with none other than Dr. Edward Farhi of real-life time travel study fame. What we learn from Farhi, aka Director at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT, is that time travel into the future is indeed very possible - theoretically - but that backwards movement - like LOOPER suggests - just isn't in the cards.

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Everest Bands creator talks Kickstarter effort and 3D printing innovation

Everest Bands creator talks Kickstarter effort and 3D printing innovation

If you're a lover of the Rolex timepiece lines Submariner, Sea Dweller, GMT, and more, you're about to get strapped with a brand new technologically forward-thinking addition to your collection, the Everest Band - here combining futuristic 3D printing production with the crowdfunding environment known as Kickstarter. With the technology used by the team behind this project, the Everest Band was made specifically for the Rolex family (Explorer II and Yacht-Master included too!) With a tolerance for error so small it'll make you flip, our short interview with Michael DiMartini of Everest Horology Products (the group behind the Everest Band), shows the real effort that must be put into creating 3rd party accessories for fine-tuned equipment as well!

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