All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Gadgets’

Star Trek for Real: 5 Trek Gadgets That Came True

The television series Star Trek — now referred to by fans as The Original Series, or TOS — cast a vision for the future that has endured for almost 50 years now. Between TOS and the spinoffs that followed — The Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, Enterprise, and all the feature films based thereon — the world was treated …

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Anyone In The U.S. Can Now Buy Google Glass

Last month, Google made Google Glass available to any adult in the U.S. for a single day in an effort to get the device in a bigger number of hands (or on a bigger number of heads, I suppose) without opening it up to everybody. It’s still not quite ready for primetime. Google announced, however, that anyone in the U.S. …

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Amazon’s Streaming Box Will Reportedly Launch with Netflix, Hulu Apps

Amazon’s still unconfirmed set-top streaming device will launch with third party apps, according to sources quoted by GigaOm. We’re talking a couple of big names here–Netflix and Hulu Plus–meaning that Amazon is choosing to make the device more appealing to more people by not just offering up its own content and streaming service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. But according to …

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A Fairly Ridiculous Amount of People Still Own VCRs

The list of “things that killed the VCR” is pretty lengthy – I mean, just start naming semi-recent technological advancements in the way human beings consume TV and movies and you have your list right there. Digital cable, DVDs, Netflix, DVR – the VCR, though perfectly useful in its time, is simply a relic of the past. Right? Well, not …

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iPad Mini With Retina Display Is Now Available For Purchase

Apple announced today that the iPad mini with Retina Display is now available. You can order it through the Apple Online Store or through the company’s retail stores (for personal pick-up apparently due to a limited supply), as well as through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon or other authorized resellers. The device was unveiled last month at Apple’s big press event …

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This Watch Counts Down to Your Inevitable Demise

Forget smartwatches. What the world needs is a good deathwatch. Enter Tikker, the wristwatch that literally counts down the seconds until you die. It’s a friendly reminder to stop wasting your time, and Tikker is running a Kickstarter campaign to get it in production. “Tikker is a wrist watch that counts down your life from years to seconds, and motivates …

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Wet Phone? DryBox Offers Rapid Drying Solution

Now you’ve really done it. Your big, dumb hands have fumbled your iPhone and it falls, in slow-motion, straight into the pool, toilet, puddle – whatever. Panic turns to helplessness. Your phone is waterlogged. What do you do? Surround the device with silica gel packets? Throw it in a bag with some rice? HALP. DryBox says they have the solution. …

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Condoms for Your Smartphone Let You Protect Your Other Important Device

Sometimes, your device needs protection. And sometimes, you also need to protect your iPhone (apologies). With Smartskin Condoms for Smartphones, you can keep your phone safe from rain, sand, or any other unsavory materials that it may come into contact with. These “rubbers” are actually made of soft and stretchy protective thermoplastic – and they’re water resistant. According to the …

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Roku Hits 5 Million Players Sold, 8 Billion Streams

Roku has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 5 million players sold. Roku first launched in 2008, and the device was called “the Netflix player,” basically because its only function was streaming Netflix. Over time, Roku broke out of the “Netflix box” moniker by adding plenty of other high-profile apps – Hulu Plus in 2010, HBO GO in 2011. Spotify …

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Android Smart Watch In The Works [Report]

In recent months the rumors have been picking up that both Google and Apple are working on smart watches. A new report from the Financial Times indicates that Google is indeed working on one, and it has its Android unit developing it. To be clear, this is still in going to have to be filed in the rumors department, and …

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This Wooden Spoon Doubles as a Stylus

In products that are so simple that they’re kind of genius news, I’m probably going to spend a few bucks and grab this new wooden spoon/stylus for my kitchen. As sites like CHOW, Food 52, and even All Recipes as well as apps like Epicurious continue to replace traditional recipe books for many home cooks, sticky, contaminated iPads and other …

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Another Day, Another Cool Oreo Separator

Remember earlier this week when that awesome physicist with that awesome mustache built that incredibly complicated machine to separate the Oreo cookie from the Oreo creme? Because he hated the creme? Well, these two guys did the same thing, in a different (and cooler) way. And at least one of them is sensible enough to appreciate the creme. [Oreo]

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