Amazon reveals Prime Air drone capable of 30 minute deliveries

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Robotics | One Comment
Amazon reveals Prime Air drone capable of 30 minute deliveries

By Nick Lavars on December 2, 2013. As early as 2015, your Amazon purchases could be dropped at your door within 30 minutes courtesy of unmanned aerial drones. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed plans for the delivery service Prime Air (an extension of Amazon Prime which guarantees two-day shipping) in a 60 Minutes interview on […]

How to restore iOS 7 from an iOS 6 iCloud backup

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Mobile technology | No Comments
How to restore iOS 7 from an iOS 6 iCloud backup

By Brian Burgess on November 25, 2013. Apple’s new devices this year all launch with the new iOS 7 mobile operating system. It’s definitely a new look, and some of the settings and features that you’re used to have changed. If you’re moving from an older device running iOS 6, here’s how to restore your […]

Logitech gets into the game with PowerShell Controller + Battery

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Electronics, Games | No Comments
Logitech gets into the game with PowerShell Controller + Battery

By Darren Quick on November 20, 2013. In just five years, Apple has established iOS as a major gaming platform. Games is the most popular category on the App Store, with over 175,000 of the 975,000+ apps currently available falling within it. Although many games are designed specifically for touchscreen input, there are still plenty […]

Joby introduces GoPro-friendly actioncam mounts

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Electronics | No Comments
Joby introduces GoPro-friendly actioncam mounts

By Ben Coxworth on November 19, 2013. While GoPro has become the best-known name in actioncams, Joby’s GorillaPod is likely the most popular “do-anything” tripod out there. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, to hear that Joby has just announced three new products, designed specifically with the GoPro HERO in mind. First up is […]

Coin combines multiple cards in one Device

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Electronics | No Comments
Coin combines multiple cards in one Device

By Ben Coxworth on November 14, 2013. Although things like NFC-enabled smartphones are making this less of an issue, the fact is that most of us still carry around a wallet full of credit, debit, loyalty or other cards that we routinely have to rifle through. That’s why the Coin was invented. It’s a single […]

Disney creates tactile touchscreen feedback for virtual 3D objects

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Computing | No Comments
Disney creates tactile touchscreen feedback for virtual 3D objects

By James Plafke on October 7, 2013. Whereas touchscreens are one of the easiest interfaces to manipulate, their biggest downfall is the lack of tactile/haptic feedback. While you don’t need resistance or vibration when scrolling up and down a mobile webpage, tactile feedback would make games, touch keyboards, and a host of other uses much […]

Scientists develop a flexible carbon nanotube battery to go with flexible displays

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Electronics, Mobile technology | No Comments
Scientists develop a flexible carbon nanotube battery to go with flexible displays

By Ryan Whitwam on November 13, 2013. Electronics manufacturers have been demoing flexible and curved displays for years, but they’ve never made it into consumer products. The closest we’ve gotten are the new generation of curved AMOLED phones from LG and Samsung, but they’re only slightly bendable. After all, lithium-ion batteries don’t take well to […]

Crowdfunding launch for the Panono throwable panorama camera

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Computing | No Comments
Crowdfunding launch for the Panono throwable panorama camera

By Angus MacKenzie on November 13, 2013. Panoramic and 360 degree imaging capabilities have been available to photographers for years through DSLR manual mode captures and smartphone apps. The Panono offers something a little different. It’s a throwable ball camera, armed with 36 tiny lenses, that’s capable of capturing a 72 megapixel spherical scene from […]

300 million dollars out of thin air: Bitcoin turns four and approaches $30 value

300 million dollars out of thin air: Bitcoin turns four and approaches $30 value

By Loz Blain, 2013. Money is a delusion – but a delusion that works as long as it’s shared. The value of a U.S. dollar was once tied to a government guarantee that you could, at any time, exchange it for a quantity of precious metal – but since America officially abandoned the gold standard […]

Batthead batteries could allow any device to be Wi-Fi-controlled

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Electronics | No Comments
Batthead batteries could allow any device to be Wi-Fi-controlled

By Ben Coxworth on September 30, 2013. There are already a wide variety of devices that can be turned on and off by your smartphone, although they typically need to be Wi-Fi-enabled. The makers of Batthead, however, have taken another approach. They’re creating Wi-Fi-controlled batteries, that will allow any ol’ device using them to be […]