The Freedom Clip Breaks Coffee Pod DRM Because Java Wants To Be Free, Man

Screen Shot 2015-02-01 at 3.27.46 PM The latest Keurig K-Cup machines have a dirty secret: built into the little ground coffee pods that so many know and love is a nefarious form of DRM. A special ink found only on real cups (and damaged by use) ensures that you can only use “real” K-Cups, thereby preventing you from making your own pirate cups. But freedom’s just another word for sticking it to the man, and… Read More

Virtual Reality, The Empathy Machine

VR Empathy Machine I’ve never been to Syria. Never been in a terrorist attack. Never experienced the confusion and fear, the loss of faith in my species in the face of senseless violence. But now I know just a little bit what it feels like. And it makes me want to help. What if you really could walk a mile in someone’s shoes? Shared perspective breeds understanding. Until now, though, the closest… Read More

Milk Nanny Automatically Makes A Refreshing Bottle Of Formula For Baby

732e1b35ef0e08d40bb9baab425439e6_large As a parent I understand that gadgets like the Milk Nanny will be forgotten – like the Diaper Genie and the no-pacifier rule – five months into the severe sleep-deprivation experiment that is parenthood. As a gadget freak, however, I do think it’s pretty cool. It’s a simple device. The system holds an amount of formula and water. When you need formula you simply press… Read More

The enormous Fitbit Surge is a runner’s best friend



When the Fitbit Surge was unveiled late last year, the popular fitness tracking company wanted everyone to know that it was not a smartwatch. In fact, Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park said at the time that smartwatches in general “lack a purpose in life.”

Instead, Fitbit is labeling its newly-available Surge a “superwatch” because it blends smartwatch capabilities with the traditional (and advanced) ingredients that go into a fitness tracker. It’s designed for serious runners, like if you’re training for a marathon, but it works really well for the rest of us too

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The PERI Duo Battery Case Does Double Duty As A Wi-Fi Speaker

PERI Duo The PERI Duo is an iPhone battery case for the frequent entertainer — those who go out with friends and find that they’re the one stuck hooking their phone up to a speaker and doing some impromptu DJing. Read More

TC AppleCast 3: Apple Sells All The iPhones

TC-applecast-post It’s a very special episode of the TechCrunch AppleCast, as we’re joined by Jackdaw Research founder and Chief Analyst Jan Dawson, who offers some context around Apple’s huge earnings success reported earlier in the week. Dawson joins Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell to explain just how Apple managed to sell 74.5 million iPhones in a single quarter, and to discuss some… Read More

8 Vines that illustrate dream gadgets we’d love to have



Last week, we asked you to dream up your ideal gadget, whether it was as fantastical as an invisibility device, or as practical as an x-ray vision smartphone.

To bring you this challenge, Mashable partnered with Kingsman: The Secret Service, an upcoming action film by 20th Century Fox

Scrolling through the hashtag #DreamGadget, we were pleased to see submissions that encompassed both live-action and stop-motion techniques. Here are a few of our favorites:

1. X-Ray vision

2. Pixel hand

3. I could use a good charge

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4. It’s getting easy to catch the bad guy

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Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector Review

IMG_8180 Epson’s Home Cinema 3500 is a mid-range home projector that’s designed to provide bright, clear 1080p (and 3D) video without breaking the bank. It’s a big step up in size and embedded tech from the Epson PowerLite 2030, another projector I’ve recently tested, but does it justify the considerable extra expense? With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it’s… Read More

Rothenberg Ventures’ First Virtual Reality Accelerator Emphasizes Health And Education

Deepstream VR could enlighten and heal, not just entertain. Its immersiveness could distract us from pain, help us face our phobias, or give us first-hand training. “We have a belief that VR will disrupt every industry. And it’s global. So we made efforts to find companies in every different industry and that are global” Rothenberg Ventures’ founder Mike Rothenberg about the… Read More

Canon 5DS Leaked Specs Reveal A High Megapixel DSLR Geared For Color Accuracy

canon-5DS-011-630x420 Canon’s announcing a new pro-level DSLR camera next week, according to CanonRumors, and now specs have leaked that reveal what we can expect. The 5DS (and 5DS R, a variant with the low pass filter removed, which should provide greater detail for landscape photographers at the expense of higher moiré) should offer a generous 50.6MP full frame sensor, dual DIGIC6 processors and an ISO… Read More