The average phone case is basically a piece of plastic that protects your device when you drop it. But what if you could add modular features to your iPhone like a heart rate monitor, a grappling hook, or a backup battery? Now you can. Moscase comes to use from Hungary and is being crowdfunded to the tune of $150,000. The case protects your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and has a removable back. You… Read More
The days of being called “four-eyes” are long gone. There are some new cool kids on the glasses scene
Eyeglasses are an old invention — we can trace the simple but vital accessory back as early as the 13th century in Italy, according to the Museum of Vision. The true inventor of glasses is unknown, and early models were held by hand or balanced on noses by monks and scholars
But we’ve come a long way in terms of eyewear technology (cough, Google Glass). Eyeglasses have evolved from their original function into totally new and innovative ones, and we don’t mean high-tech virtual reality glasses. Read more…
My favorite DIY projects are ones that an idiot like myself can do in a few days. To wit, this Raspberry Pi laptop that lets you create a portable computer with keyboard and mouse with only a few parts.
The project uses the PiJuice battery module and a 5-inch TFT module. In this project you simply cut or print a case for the screen – this one uses laser cut wood – and an HDMI… Read More
The Coin card (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise of summer 2014 shipping, the company has yet to ship a product that wasn’t in beta.… Read More
Smartphone bend tests? Booooring.
It’s pretty common to see crazy YouTubers perform cringe-worthy drop tests, blend tests and even gun tests on new smartphones, but a boiling water test? On the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6, two phones that aren’t even water-resistant or waterproof? Now, they’re just grasping at straws.
We’re not sure what possessed YouTube user “TechRax” to do a “boiling hot water test” on the two best smartphones out there. Whatever the reason is, the results are in: It took 10 seconds for the iPhone 6’s screen to turn black and destroy itself. The Galaxy S6, however, powered through a little over a minute before it started to overheat and shut down apps. Read more…
Like the football phone or the Dick Tracy 2-way wrist radio, humankind has always dreamt of melding two technologies together to create a synergistic improvement on our meager, exhausting existence. Today we have NailIO, a solution that adds a ray of light to our user interface needs by melding touchpads and thumbs. What is NailIO? It’s a wearable sensor that sits on your thumbnail. You… Read More
If you find yourself staying out too late with nothing in your brain, perhaps you could use the Soundbrenner Pulse. This haptic smartwatch won’t make calls or manage your calendar for you but it will buzz out time while playing a musical instrument, allowing you to stay on the beat while you’re wailing on the sax or burbling on your kazoo.
The watch is, quite simply, a wearable… Read More
Dubbed the “Netflix of Pirating”, popular BitTorrent client Popcorn Time made its debut on the iPhone screen last week with an off-the-books iOS app
Popcorn Time is a multi-platform, open-source BitTorrent client with a slick media player that makes downloading an illegal copy of, say, Horrible Bosses 2 as simple as clicking play on a Netflix title
See also: Popcorn Time Is Far From Gone
While several separate iterations of the Popcorn Time software exist online, Popcorn-Time.se is the mastermind behind the torrenting iPhone app released last week.
Popcorn-Time.se had more than a million worldwide users before their previous domain was seized in October. But they came back stronger than ever in 2015, taking several measures to remain a step ahead of anti-torrenting groups. Read more…
The big question for a lot of would-be buyers is about the longevity of the Apple Watch. After all, this is a first-generation Apple product. The past dictates that Apple frequently makes big changes (and substantial improvements) to subsequent versions of its products, often just a year after release.
Because the Apple Watch is also an entirely new product category for Apple, many people are even more disinclined to want to jump in. After all, as we learned with the iPad, first-gen products are often made obsolete more quickly. Read more…
3D printing opens up a world of possibilities, from recreating human body parts in plastic and cells to making mind-bending designs otherwise impossible with standard production techniques. But its broadest impact may be on some of the more mundane part of our lives.
During a special preview of the fourth annual 3D Print Show in New York City, which runs from April 16 to April 19, I was struck not by the random 3D-printed hands scattered about, but rather by the home décor that came from 3D printers, ranging from lamps and wall-hangings to wine bottle holders and furniture