Remember when electronics stores were places you used to actually walk into, opposed to clicking through? Back when there was Circuit City and Sam Goody instead of Amazon and Dealnews? If you’re answer is no, you’re probably not old enough to vote, or the Matrix officially has you.
We stumbled across an old flyer advertising some of Best Buy’s finest goods, how do they compare to the gadgets of today? How has the market and the technology changed.
Let’s take a look at the first flyer Continue reading “Back to 1996 “Hottest Electronics”: They Actually Used To Make These Things?” »
The video below shows Padzilla Case, a made to order accessory for iPhone or iPad that allows you to control your device on up to a 150-inch multi-touch display.
While makers Crunchy Logistics describe the product as a case, it’s actually more of a display resembling a massive iDevice that allows you to connect your iPhone or iPad. No need to jailbreak Continue reading “Padzilla Case is a 70-inch touchscreen for your iPad or iPhone” »
With all of the rumors surrounding a next-gen iPhone, expected to launch on October 4th as of latest reports, there is still some confusion over the branding of the device(s). Some say it will be the “iPhone 5″, others think only a refreshed iPhone 4 called the “4S” will be unveiled. There are also many who still think we’ll see both devices come October. Continue reading ““4S” branding for next-gen iPhone confirmed?” »
In the midst of unconfirmed iPhone 5 rumors, many missed a tweet (below) sent out by AT&T’s official Twitter account today giving us an official October 2nd release date and $200 price tag for the Galaxy S II, one of the better Android phones currently on the market. Continue reading “Galaxy S II on AT&T gets official, available on October 2nd for $200” »
dockBoss+ is an interesting little adapter cable that allows you to connect your Android device or BlackBerry to your standard 30-pin connector iPhone or iPod speaker dock.
You probably realize, like we do, that most speaker docks include the ability to connect a non-Apple device via an aux cable plugged into the device’s headphone jack. Unfortunately, this option sacrifices one of the best features of these docks, the ability to charge your iPhone or iPod while it’s docked. dockBoss+, on the other hand, will charge up your Android just like an iOS device. Oh, and a built-in charge converter will even let you use the adapter with legacy speaker docks that only have Firewire. Continue reading “Connect your Android or BlackBerry to Your iPhone/iPod Speaker Dock” »
The date is October 1st, 2012. After a heated Republican race for the nomination, one that saw Michelle Bachman pull out with the flu, Sarah Palin pull a hamstring, and Mitt Romney run out of money, President Obama and Ron Paul are in their second debate to be President, while most Americans sit and wait for photos of Kim Kardashian’s second child (it’s rumored to be a boy).
Most importantly in all of this, Facebook continues to make huge advancements, causing NASA to be jealous and parents to become terrified. Now at over 1 billion people served, Facebook is expanding more rapidly than ever with new and improved features appearing daily.
Services that were once considered advanced Continue reading “What Your FACEBOOK Page Will Look Like Come October 2012” »
The video above shows Modder Obiwan22 getting Wii games up and running on his ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet. If you have an Android tablet and don’t already have a Wii lying around, you’ll probably want to take advantage. Although, the solution requires a PC, so it’s not exactly any more portable than a Wii. He was also able to get an Xbox controller hooked up. Here’s how he did it. Continue reading “Turn Your Android Device into a Wii Emulator” »
Make of it what you will, but we now have a somewhat solid (yet far from official) date for the upcoming next-gen iPhone. The typically credible AllThingsD claim a source close to Apple has confirmed October 4th as the date of Apple’s next “big media event”:
There have also been rumors of a white iPod touch model being introduced alongside the iPhone 5 (iPhone 4S?). Continue reading “Apple to Unveil iPhone 5 October 4th” »
The internet has recently gotten itself into a frenzy over Google Plus rolling out its new lineup of features and facebook doing a near overhaul of the news feed (again). This all comes a month after of google’s announcement that they were over 25 million active users while nearly that many users were illegally downloading the Social Network on pirate bay.
Compared to Facebook’s 750 million and Twitter’s 100 million users, Google plus is still just the new kid on the block, who has managed to invite some people over for drinks, but haven’t quite gotten them to stay for the whole party.
Much of this is anticipated given the fact that most users hang out on the same social networks as their friends. With roughly 30 times more people on Facebook than google plus, something has to give if google wants to be taken seriously in the social media world.
Analysts and bloggers alike expected T-Mobile to get their hands on the iPhone 5 when it launches sometime (we hope) in October. However, it looks like the carrier’s Chief Marketing Officer Cole Broadman has confirmed they will in fact NOT be getting the device, at least not before the holidays. Continue reading “No iPhone 5 for T-Mobile this year, says CMO” »
A white iPod touch might be landing in October alongside new iPhone variations, this according to a new report from MacRumors. Apart from a few small component changes to accommodate the white casing, the device will apparently remain the same as currently shipping models. Continue reading “White iPod touch to accompany iPhone 5 in October?” »
Google pushed out a huge update to Google+ today, bringing with it video “Hangouts” to mobile devices. Explained in a blog post on the official Google Blog, the update includes nine new features that further expand the new social network’s ability to become a real Facebook-killer. Continue reading “Google+ update brings slew of new features, phone hangouts” »
Epic Games just announced that the Unreal Development Kit Beta, released yesterday, now includes support for Mac OS X. This will see games running on Mac OS using Unreal Engine 3, much like the company has done with iOS titles on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update also brings added support for iOS… Continue reading “Unreal Engine 3 comes to Mac OS X with new UDK beta” »
We somewhat expect companies like Motorola to reiterate on their current tablet designs to try and keep up and stay competitive with the iPad 2. We also know that Motorola’s current tablet offerings aren’t cutting it. This is why we’re happy to see they may be working on a new Android-powered tablet much different than any of their current models. Continue reading “Mystery 7-inch Motorola tablet spotted in the wild” »
It may seem bizarre if you haven’t heard of this type of thing before, but not so surprising to us following the small group of Twitter poets outing yet-to-be-announced smartphone specs in verse. The latest gives us specs, details, and a launch date for Google’s upcoming (but still shrouded in mystery) next-gen Nexus.
The video above shows a PlayStation controller being used to play Wii thanks to modder Bruno Freitas and his latest Wii RetroPad Adapter hack.
The adapter is apparently quite simple to construct yourself and Bruno has made everything necessary available here. No Game Cube extension cables here, the Wii RetroPad adapter allows your controller of choice to talk to the Wiimote, which in return talks to the Wii wirelessly. Freitas explains:
It took a group of 1337 gamers all of three weeks to solve something that scientists have been working on for a decade to understand — the result is one of the biggest breakthroughs in AIDS treatment of recent memory. Online gamers were able to determine the structure of a retrovirus protein called protease, which scientists have been trying to “de-activate” in order to reduce viruses like HIV from spreading throughout the body. Continue reading “Gamers Crack Case in AIDS Research That Scientists Have Struggled With For Years” »
The reports are coming in on Sony’s PS Vita and the majority seem to be focusing on battery life. While this is probably because everything else hardware-wise seems to be be pretty flawless, we know poor battery life can make or break a dedicated gaming handheld. Continue reading “Does the PS Vita’s battery life suck?” »
Looking to upgrade to a new Android device on Sprint? Starting today Samsung’s Galaxy S II variant, the Epic 4G Touch is officially available via the Sprint website. It’s gonna set you back $200 on the usual two year commitment, but the good news is you’ll be getting one of the better Android-powered smartphones on the market for much less than possible before now.
If you couldn’t bring yourself to part with $600+ for the unlocked Galaxy S II, the subsidized price will definitely make it easier to make the switch. The 4G WiMax-capable device sports a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display and an impressive 7.7-thin design. Most of the other hardware specs mirror its Galaxy S II counterpart available on other carriers. Continue reading “Samsung’s Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy S II variant) lands on Sprint” »