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Bang & Olufsen's stylish AV gear usually gives the impression of wealth and affluence, but having just been revealed by the FCC, its new wireless AirPlay speaker comes across as looking just simple and quaint.
Ruggedising your personal electronics, especially waterproofing them, is a pain, typically requiring either you stuff it in a PVC bag or ensconce it in four pounds of silicone rubber. But, one day soon, our precious gadgets may come waterproofed on the molecular level.
The iPhone and the iPad are card-carrying members. Modern Warfare 3 is, like, the President. I'm talking, of course, about the Million-Plus Preorder Club. Now the Amazon Kindle Fire has joined the ranks. Before anyone even touched a Kindle Fire.
Unless you're using a Bluetooth headset or their speakerphone, you can't really operate a touchscreen smartphone while it's held to your ear during a call. So this prototype once again merges a phone with a pico projector to give you full access to your device during a call, as well as the device of the person you're talking to.
I couldn't tell you why, but CNC-milled titanium seems to invoke the same testosterone pumping response as watching a grizzly bear fight a bald eagle. So whatever the reason is, I get the same feeling from the Prybar and Barbar titanium keychain-tools from Anso Knives.
Maybe when I take long walks through my neighbourhood I want more than one beverage to quench my mighty thirst. As a thirsty fellow, I'm excited to learn that soon I will no longer have to choose between beverages again. We are living in a two-drink minimum future people.
Pure's unleashed another entry into the in-car after-market DAB add-on space with their new Highway 300Di. Featuring iPod control and charge, and a fancy OLED-equipped removable controller unit the 300Di adds DAB to your ride without drilling holes.
The Canon S100—like its S-series predecessors—is an almost perfect compact camera with some drawbacks stemming from its pocket-friendly size. There's a lot of crazy tech on board. The Canon gods have outdone themselves; but that outdoing might be the camera's undoing.
Emails replaced written letters; texting replaced emails; Twitter replaced texting, and one day these Chuckimals could be the only source of electronic communications we rely on. They're plush toys embedded with electronics, including an accelerometer, that let you record a thirty second message that's automatically played back upon impact when thrown at someone.
Unlike the GoPro Hero2 which needs a housing to protect it from the elements, Oregon Scientific's ATC Mini is waterproof right out of the box. Ready to capture your extreme underwater exploits to a depth of 66 feet, though at a disappointing 720P.
Arriving just a few weeks late to be the ultimate movie tie-in for Real Steel, this set of bumper car pugilists can each accomodate a single rider, letting you and a friend duke it out without ever losing a single tooth.
When we reviewed Griffin's Beacon back in July, we found it to be one of the easiest to use smartphone universal remote solutions on the market. As long as your smartphone was an iPhone. Android users have had a bit of a wait on their hands, but the Beacon is now available for use with phones and tablets running Android OS 2.3.3 or greater.
A vibration in your pocket only tells you that an email or text message has arrived, not what it's about. So researchers at the Nagoya Institute of Technology have developed a unique communication system that lets written messages be felt on someone else's hand, without any physical interaction.
HP's TouchSmart series, perhaps in spite of its touch capability, are damn good all-in-one PCs, and a nice iMac alternative. Now it's inevitably 3D — active shutter glasses and a 3D webcam jazz up the multimedia desktop slab.