Gadgets

Apple event brings us the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and new iMac

Apple iPad Air 2 iPad Mini 3Apple held their event this week and three new long awaited products have been announced: the iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 3, and a new iMac that boasts a Retina 5K display.

While the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have managed to gain a whole lot of attention both before and after their release, there was plenty of speculation to go around about the California based Apple Event this week. Most of us managed to guess what was on the agenda for a release, but now we know for sure.

The iPad Air 2 is probably the biggest news, making it the most important tablet release from Apple for awhile. A close second is the iPad Mini 3, followed by the new Retina update of the iMac’s display.

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AMPY Kickstarter promises green energy alternative to mobile device charging

AMPY Green Mobile ChargerA new Kickstarter product called AMPY is bringing a method of charging your smartphone through green energy right into the hands of consumers. It is a small, wearable device that charges smartphones, wearables and more by harnessing the power of your movement.

In the three minute video introducing AMPY, the creators claim that those who live in cities, and so walk more, could get up to three hours of charge from those movements. It is even more if you workout, hike, run, ride a bike, dance, due martial arts, or anything else.

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Meet the new Motorola Moto X Smartphone and Moto 360 SmartWatch

Motorola Moto X 2014In a week, where IFA 2014 was the main topic, Motorola went further and decided to surprise everybody with the release of the new Moto X Smartphone, Moto 360 SmartWatch and a very cool wireless earbud called Moto Hint.

First stop, Moto X (2014). Motorola decided to continue with the same Moto X name and also the same feel and look, but with a bigger size and some cool improvements. If last year the Moto X version was cool and introduced the concept of design your own smartphone, now they even added leather or metal design variants. In terms of features the new Moto X smartphone comes with a higher resolution screen, a 4K capable camera and faster processor, but that’s not all.

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Samsung shows off new Gear S smartwatch

  • 28/08/2014 at 23:27 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Samsung Gear S SmartWatchSamsung has once again released a gadget in their smartwatch Gear S series. This time, they have gone for a design that looks more like an actual timepiece.

In the past incarnations, Samsung went with a high tech display version of their Gear series. However, when that failed to entice consumers, they decided to go with something a little more classic.

The Samsung Gear S brings 3G connectivity to the product line, but gets rid of the old design. Now, it looks a bit more like a traditional watch, with a wide, square and curved display and old school clock face.

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Indie GoGo fund introduces Ritot projection watch

  • 18/08/2014 at 23:22 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Ritot Projection WatchAn Indie GoGo campaign is introducing Ritot, the first ever projection smartwatch, an idea that it’s already seeing a great success.

The Ritot is a sleek, single band watch that looks similar to many fitness trackers, rather than an actual watch. But it projects the time in your selected format onto the hand, making it the first projection watch on the market.

Originally seeking $50,000 in funding, they have gone an astonishing $900,000 beyond that, already. This has allowed for some new goals to be put into place.

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Security researchers plan to expose USB risks

  • 31/07/2014 at 21:37 by It's a Gadget Staff
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USB StickTwo researchers are looking to change the way you think about USB drives. Mainly, to get you to dismiss the notion that they are safe to use. Or to pass around.

USB drives have become a bit of a dinosaur, thanks to cloud storage, SD and micro cards, p2p sharing and desktop transmission applications like Dropbox. But some people still use them, and they are a frequently gifted business item used as a promotional tool from many corporations.

The problem besides their age and lack of functionality in a world of big storage needs? They are flat out dangerous.

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KickStarter: Sense wants to help you sleep the smart way

KickStarter Sense Sleep SmartPeople don’t sleep much anymore. There have been many studies that show this, as well as those that claim we sleep too much regardless of the number of hours. Maybe the problem isn’t the amount we sleep, but the quality of the zzz’s we are getting. An issue that Sense wants to correct.

Sense is a gadget currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. It is a two-piece device. One is a sphere that monitors the environment for movement, sound, light and other elements, provides white noise or sounds on request, and functions as an alarm. The second is a tiny “pill” that clips onto your pillow to monitor your own movement through the night, and when you slip in and out of REM.

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