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A Dozen New Gadgets

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 | 0 comments

A Dozen New Gadgets

Unofficially labeled a “speed management” tool, the Cobra iRadar fits the bill as the “coolest” gadget here. CNet reviewed the product: The good: The Cobra iRadar works with or without a connected Android or iOS smartphone. Its car charger has a powered USB port for the paired smartphone. A free app helps you fine-tune the iRadar’s sensitivity and discern between...

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Tablets to Replace Smartphone?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Tablets to Replace Smartphone?

Thanks to the pace of mobile-network expansion, new audio and video technologies, the expansion of Wi-Fi, and more-capable hardware that runs longer on a single charge,  the tablet may begin replacing the smartphone within the next half a dozen years. Kevin C. Tofel of GigaOm, defends his predictions and gives several reasons why he thinks this will happen. Our dependence on mobile media...

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Google’s Own Superhighway

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Google’s Own Superhighway

Google Fiber will provide internet services 100 times faster than is currently available. It will launch late this year, with high-speed internet and TV connections to consumers in Kansas City. Over time, Google Fiber hopes to spur a new wave of technological innovation, from telemedicine to cloud computing, that can capitalize on its network’s ability to stream high-definition videos and...

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Jackin’ a ‘Droid

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 | 0 comments

Jackin’ a ‘Droid

Fortunately, Charlie Miller is on the Good Guys side. A skilled hacker, Mr. Miller demonstrated  how to hijack a smartphone via short-range radio technology known as Near Field Communication (NFC).  He created tools that forced phones to visit websites seeded with attack software. The software on the booby-trapped websites helped Mr. Miller look at and steal data held on a handset. NFC is...

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Must Wait For Pebble Smartwatch

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 | 0 comments

Must Wait For Pebble Smartwatch

The latest update sent to Pebble’s Kickstarter investors (and a few Engadget editors) is a double-edged one. After announcing that the smartwatch will be available in a new orange edition, the makers admitted that the crowd-funded wrist candy won’t be shipping to its backers on schedule in September. No new date has been disclosed just yet, but the delay was attributed to the project...

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iPhone 5 Slims Down

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 | 0 comments

iPhone 5 Slims Down

Bigger and thinner. That’s what the latest reports are saying about the screen on the new Apple iPhone 5. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is already mass-producing the new screens, which will integrate touch capabilities into the LCD and thereby removing the need for a second layer used to make it a touch screen, according to the report. The technology, called in-cell, is about a...

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