Oscar Mayer wants you to wake up to sound of alarm...ummm, whiff of bacon

Oscar Mayer has come up with a quirky device that wakes you up with the smell of bacon.

Gadgets March 6, 2014

D'OH, 23% of Americans believe an MP3 is a robot in Star Wars

Proving that knowledge cannot be passed through osmosis, a recent survey found most Americans have no idea what HTML, Blu-ray or other common tech terms mean, despite the fact that most people are permanently attached to their smartphone. The survey was conducted by the coupon site

Gadgets March 5, 2014

$50 Roku stick may have just killed the Chromecast

Move over Chromecast, Roku has a new product that might offer more value to consumers who want to stream content to their HDTVs. The $50 Streaming Stick resembles a USB drive, and ports into a device's HDMI slot.

Gadgets March 6, 2014

Roku Streaming Stick takes on Google ChromeCast and has 1,200 channels and apps available

The thumb-sized HDMI Roku Streaming Stick offers users more content, apps, and even a remote ompared to its target, Google's Chromecast.

Gadgets March 5, 2014

Play a slow one, Cone - Aether's smart speaker plays you what you want to hear

It's just good when someone knows exactly what you want to hear. Aether's new Bluetooth speaker, Cone, learns your listening habits and always plays the right song, for the right moment. Cone knows your jam.

Gadgets March 5, 2014

Adorable Play-i toy robots teach kids how to code

It's never too early to learn how to code. At least, that's the manifesto of toy robot manufacturer Play-i Inc. So far, the company has raked in $8 million from investors and 11,000 pre-orders for its adorable, educational robots.

Gadgets March 4, 2014

Hello, Earclip: Japanese scientists develop Google Glass-type contraption for the ear

Japan has joined the fray of wearable technology with a new tiny PC that can be worn on the ear. Still in the prototype stage, its engineer, Kazuhiro Taniguchi, has demonstrated the device over a video that was posted by Japan's by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

Gadgets March 3, 2014

Updated Apple TV on the way as Apple is offering $25 iTunes card with Apple TV purchase?

Apple is offering a $25 iTunes gift card with the purchase of an Apple TV, which could mean an updated model is on the way.

Gadgets March 2, 2014

Apple TV becomes most profitable 'hobby' ever as sales top $1 bn

Tim Cook said that Apple TV is just a "hobby," which makes the $1 billion it earned Apple in 2013 pretty impressive. Apple TV is the company's fastest-growing business, now that smartphone sales have started to peter out.

Gadgets March 1, 2014

Makerbot Replicator Mini Compact 3D printer goes on pre-order for $1,375

The Makerbot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer may not quite be ready for acceptance by Star Fleet, but for the earthbound the company has started taking pre-orders for its smallest and most affordable 3D printer. Starting price is $1,375.

Gadgets February 27, 2014

What's behind the new Samsung Galaxy S5 - Exynos octa or Snapdragon 801?

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will come in two variants: one with Samsung's own new Exynos 5422 octa-core processor and another with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor. Samsung introduced several new Exynos processors on Wednesday at MWC 2014.

Gadgets February 27, 2014

Retailers still hesitant as Apple stakes claim on iBeacon

Apple added iBeacon to its MFi program, adding the "Made for iPhone" stamp to all transmitters of the low-power Bluetooth alert system that sends push notifications to shoppers. Meanwhile, retailers still remained hesitant about installing iBeacons in their stores due to the high price of the system.

Gadgets February 26, 2014

Microsoft announced Xbox One price cut in UK: TitanFall bundle in UK and North America

The pressure is on, as Microsoft is the first to slash the price of its console. The Xbox One is now the same price as the PlayStation 4.

Gadgets February 25, 2014

Intel moves to challenge Qualcomm with LTE-A processor

Intel is poised to challenge Qualcomm with the introduction of the new, 64-bit Atom Merrifield processors and an LTE-Advanced processor on Monday. Intel's LTE-A processor could reportedly appear on upcoming versions of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Gadgets February 25, 2014

MWC 2014 promises to be a wild ride with wearables, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Nokia Android smartphone

Mobile World Congress 2014 begins on Feb. 24 in Barcelona, Spain. many big devices are expected to launch, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC smartwatch and Nokia's first-ever Android smartphone.

Gadgets February 23, 2014

Amazon TV: Long overdue and coming soon

Amazon will reportedly launch its own web-based TV box in March. In the past, rumors that Amazon wanted to enter the TV business surfaced, but never came to fruition.

Gadgets February 24, 2014

Google goes back to the future with Project Tango

Google announced Project Tango on Thursday. The new project focuses on futuristic technology like 3D scanning and augmented reality gaming.

Gadgets February 21, 2014

Found it! Nokia releases Treasure Tag with NFC

Nokia released a brand-new accessory for its Lumia smartphones called Treasure Tag. The chronically forgetful can put the brightly colored square with NFC capabilities on nearly any item, so that you can find it when you inevitably lose it again.

Gadgets February 19, 2014

Slow data connection? Not anymore. Perlman's pCell arrives

Steve Perlman finally unveiled his 'breakthrough' invention called pCell, which he says will revolutionize cellular data. In a demo of the technology, smartphones, tablets and PCs are all shown simultaneously streaming 4K and 1080p video without a single hitch.

Gadgets February 20, 2014

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes limited edition PS4 is real, but it is not what you might thnk

The Limited Edition PlayStation 4 is not a complete re-skinning of the main console. The difference comes in a gold sticker.

Gadgets February 22, 2014

The Dash wireless headphones will change the way you exercise

The Dash wireless headphones have fitness sensors embedded in the ear buds so that your every movement is recorded. The headphones measure your workout's progress and eliminate the irritation of wires.

Gadgets February 16, 2014

Old photo booth design goes open air, high-tech

Among the many alterations to the photo booths of old are a far more streamlined, portable design that fits into the back of a small SUV, and can easily make rounds to various events.

Gadgets February 16, 2014

Apple planning new Apple TV in partnership with Time Warner?

Apple reportedly is working on a new set top-box in conjunction with Time Warner.

Gadgets February 13, 2014

There you are! Steve Jobs time capsule reveals Lisa mouse

Thirty years later, the Steve Jobs time capsule is unearthed. The original Lisa mouse that Jobs used right before placing it in the time capsule was unharmed.

Gadgets February 12, 2014

ARM Core-A17 processor offers big power for little money

ARM wants to bring big.LITTLE architecture to mid-range smartphones with the Core-A17 processor. The new chip features a 60 percent boost in performance and can be used to make octa-core processors, if manufacturers so wish.

Gadgets February 12, 2014

New MediaTek octa-core processor offers more bang for your buck

MediaTek introduced a new octa-core processor that it hopes will power low-cost smartphones. The new processor also aims to bring 4G LTE to sub-$200 smartphones.

Gadgets February 11, 2014

Time to cut the cord: Wireless charging rivals unite

Wireless charging rivals A4WP and PMA decided to put aside their differences and work together. Now that two of the biggest leaders in wireless charging are on the same side, a universal wireless charging standard could soon be a reality.

Gadgets February 11, 2014

Bose unveils SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III: Heavenly sound quality for an earthly price

Bose has launched SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III for a price tag of $299.95.

Gadgets February 9, 2014

Google uses Chromebox for Meetings to disrupt video conferencing hardware industry

Google has rolled out Chromebox for Meetings for $999 in the U.S. and it is set to hit other countries within the next few months, a move that may kill its rivals, such as Cisco and Polycom, in the video conferencing hardware business.

Gadgets February 8, 2014

Google introduces new $999 Chromebox for business video conferences

Google unveiled a brand-new Chromebox made for business video conferences. The $999 enterprise Chromebox features Vidyo and UberConference.

Gadgets February 6, 2014

Former Google employee introduces Beep, a wireless audio system

One of Google's former employees has launched a new wireless audio system called Beep.

Gadgets February 6, 2014

Google launches Chromecast SDK for developers

Google has released the Chromecast SDK to developers today. Now developers will be able to work on new apps for the pocket-sized media streaming device.

Gadgets February 3, 2014

IBM has just made a semiconductor chip from graphene: What you should know

IBM has created a powerful semiconductor chip which is graphene based.

Gadgets February 1, 2014

AMD unveils world's first 64-Bit ARM-based server chip: What you should know

AMD has unveiled the first-ever 64-bit ARM-based server chip.

Gadgets January 29, 2014

Intel, Berkeley engineer carbon nanotubes to prevent microprocessor chips from losing their cool

A team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have teamed up with Intel engineers to come up with carbon nanotubes that could be used to cool microprocessors in the near future.

Gadgets January 27, 2014

New Apple set-top box on way: Expect more content and native gaming support

Reports have surfaced that Apple will release a new set-top box mid-2014, coming with a new software and perhaps game support.

Gadgets January 24, 2014

The most reliable hard drive makers are...

Backblaze, an online backup service, conducted a study on over 27,000 physical hard drives and has found that Hitachi is the most reliable hard drive.

Gadgets January 22, 2014

Incipio Cashwrap case brings Isis mobile payment support to iPhones

Incipio Cashwrap case transforms the iPhone into an NFC-ready device and the case has been spotted in select AT&T retail locations.

Gadgets January 22, 2014

Typo keyboard case pre-order sold out after CES 2014 unveil but IP infringement concerns remain

Despite the threat of a lawsuit from BlackBerry, the Typo Keyboard case is experiencing early success.

Gadgets January 15, 2014

ZTE Projector Hotspot is a mishmash of everything

Projector Hotspot, launched by ZTE, is an amalgam of pico projector, mobile hotspot, external battery and a media streaming device.

Gadgets January 14, 2014

Google pushes Moto X sales with free Chromecast deal

Google is looking to boost sales of its Moto X handset by bundling a free Chromecast with the handset.

Gadgets January 13, 2014

CES 2014 heralds invasion of 3D printers

At the 2014 International CES, one can clearly see that 3D printing is here to conquer the world.

Gadgets January 10, 2014

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