Technology

Big Skinny Wallets takes a simple concept and make it more high tech

  • 09/02/2015 at 23:05 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Slim Wallet RFID -BlockEvery once in awhile a product comes along that doesn’t look to create a future product, but to improve on something that already exists. Big Skinny Wallets are an example of that kind of technology, after launching on Kickstarter and promising a high tech wallet that solves five common problems everyone tends to have.

The Big Skinny Wallet is made up of three components. First is the outside, which is crafted out of your standard leather. Inside, it has made pockets and card slots out of nylon microfiber, which is thinner and stretchier than other materials usually used for card holders. Finally, there is the third component, which gives it an edge. It is an RFID protecting polyblend of copper and nickel.

+Continue Reading

New Net Neutrality proposal put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler FCCIn what is his strongest move in favor of Net Neutrality since taking the position, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced a major plan that will hopefully take a serious strike against corporate control in the cable industry.

The basis for the proposal is what many have been pushing for all along: that the internet be officially labeled under Title II as a telecommunications service. This would put strict guidelines on what providers can and cannot do. In particular, three major changes will be made in the name of consumer interest:

+Continue Reading

Eero aims to change the way you use WiFi

  • 04/02/2015 at 23:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Eero WiFi Mesh NetworkIf you live in an apartment or house that suffers from network freezing, drop spots, dead zones, or endless buffering, there is a new product for you. Eero is aiming to change the way people use WiFi by offering the first totally stable network for your home.

Eero is a build-you-own system that allows you to create fast WiFi in every room. Tiny apartments or single rooms can use one Eero router, though most homes will need two or three. That is why they are offering a three pack for $299 at a discount.

+Continue Reading

Uber is opening a new robotics research facility, but they could soon have Google to contend with

  • 03/02/2015 at 23:30 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

UBER DC OfficeUber has confirmed the acquisition of a number of leading robotics experts from Carnegie Mellon University to work at a research facility opening in Pittsburgh. But now Google is looking to become their competition.

There has been some controversy over Uber in the last few months. Several drivers working for the ride-on-demand service have been arrested for rape, and the company has been quick to state that they will begin greater measures to ensure the safety of their passengers.

+Continue Reading

Andromium wants to turn your smartphone into a desktop computer

Andromium User InterfaceWhen you look at the computing power of the average smartphone, then compare it to desktop computers fifteen years ago, the difference is staggering. Andromium wants to take advantage of that.

This unique Kickstarter campaign takes smartphones (primarily the Galaxy series of Samsung phones, based on their demos), and uses it as an operating system similar to a PC.

By placing it inside of a base connected via HDMI to your chosen display, it loads up like an application. Wireless compatibility via the device links it to a mouse and keyboard.

+Continue Reading

Microsoft event gives us Windows 10, Cortana, Xbox updates, and more

Windows 10 Terry MyersonToday’s Microsoft event was promising to be a biggie, and it didn’t disappoint. A lot is coming in the next year from the company, and these are some of the biggest highlights.

Windows 10 (Free Upgrades)

Windows 10 is the latest installment in the operating system, and another attempt by Microsoft to create an OS that seamlessly integrates between desktop and mobile platforms.

+Continue Reading

US hacked into North Korea’s cyber network

  • 20/01/2015 at 23:53 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

NSA Spy ViewIn news that will shock no one, it has been revealed that not only did the National Security Agency hack into North Korea’s cyber networks long before the Sony hack, but it was this action that led to the proof that the country were behind the leak.

According to a recently released document, and confirmed by anonymous officials, the NSA hacked through China’s security networks powering North Korea’s internet back in 2010.

+Continue Reading