HTC and Microsoft team up for HTC One (M8) for Windows

HTC One M8 For WindowsHTC has announced their new smartphone, a device that is directly connected to Windows 8, including their patented tile format.

The design of the phone itself is more or less identical to the usual One device, with a wrap around, thin frame. It is much more sleek than the usual Windows phone, which tends to be more blunt and thick.

It will also have Android, showing the first ever multi-browser smartphone to come out of the Microsoft line.

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Indie GoGo fund introduces Ritot projection watch

  • 18/08/2014 at 23:22 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

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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Samsung buys out SmartThings

  • 16/08/2014 at 07:01 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

SamsungSamsung has announced their buy-out of startup SmartThings, showing their ambitions to enter into the home controller market.

The price tag on the purchase is speculated to be at $200 million, a rather large sum for a small company of only 55 people.

Alex Hawkinson will continue to act as CEO, but operations will be turned over to Samsung in their Palo Alto, California US base office.

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New Edward Snowden interview discusses life after whistleblowing

  • 14/08/2014 at 00:12 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Edward Snowden“Most Wanted Man In The World” Edward Snowden sat down with Wired journalist James Bamford to discuss the impact of his whistleblowing, and what life is like now that he has been exiled from the United States.

While a number of whistleblowers have become famous for their acts (such as Chelsea Manning and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange), none have been so controversial as Edward Snowden.

The former NSA employee has shaken the entire world with his massive leak, which showed the unbelievable scale of US and global intelligence. It has included shocking revelations about the extent of citizen monitoring, and just how powerful the US agencies in particular have become following Bush-era policies.

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17-Year-Old finds major PayPal security flaw

  • 06/08/2014 at 23:39 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

PayPal LogoThree months after announcing a security flaw he has found in their system, a 17-year-old hobby researcher has decided to come forward due to a lack of response from PayPal.

Referred to as the Paypal Complete 2-Factor Authentication(2FA) Bypass Exploit, an eBay account could essentially be used to bypass the two-tier security system in place to keep others from accessing PayPal funds. It did not have to be the PP account associated with an eBay account to do so.

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Blink, the latest thing in home monitoring and alert niche

  • 02/08/2014 at 16:59 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Blink Home MonitoringBlink, a Kickstarter campaign, has just hit over $195,000 beyond their goal. What has people so excited? A wireless home monitoring and alert system that hands control over to the home owners.

If you have ever wished you could monitor your home, whether it is a house or apartment, from anywhere, this is a great tool for you. The wireless system can be set anywhere, and it will watch over your home 24/7.

You can tune in any time and see what is happening from your smartphone device. Whether you are across town, or across the globe, you can rest easy knowing your home’s security is in your hands.

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KickStarter: OwnPhones, the 3D printed earbuds of the future

  • 01/08/2014 at 22:00 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

KickStarter OwnPhones 3D EarbudsA Kickstarter project that aims to change the way consumer connect to their music has been launched. OwnPhones use 3-D printing technology to create customized earbuds that perfectly match the shape of the user’s ear, and their personality.

The idea is surprisingly simple. A potential user can take a video of their ear, showing the shape and the way the buds would ideally fit within. Then they send off the information, and OwnPhones uses the video to create a 3-D printed set of earbuds that nestle comfortably, and conform to the shape.

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