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 Popcorn Time, the so-called Netflix for pirates, is now on iOS. It’s never been easier to watch pirated movies and TV shows on the iPhone or iPad. Is it illegal? Not really. Shady and not exactly ethical? Sure. Not surprisingly, Apple didn’t give the official nod to this app so Popcorn Time cannot be found in the App Store. That said, it’s still easy to obtain and install… Read More

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 Parrot is better-known for its drones, but the company just announced brand new high-end headphones, the Zik 2.0. They are colorful, feature-packed and different. You can tweak sound settings for each and every different song so that they sound closer to the perfect sound for your ears. In other words, it’s a hipster’s dream. Like its predecessor, the Zik 2.0 is a Bluetooth pair… Read More

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 Apple is at Paris Fashion Week, hosting a special event for the Apple Watch at Collette, a high-end boutique shop in France. This is the first time Apple has revealed its device in person to the public, after a press preview held in September for the wearable. Apple still isn’t letting anyone get their hands on fully-functional prototypes, but the display of the anticipated gadget is… Read More

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 Pavlov and his dogs proved conditioning shapes behavior patterns. 100 years later, a startup called Pavlok hopes the same theory and its electroshock wristband will make us exercise, wake up on time, and stop procrastinating. Launching today on Indiegogo starting at $99, Pavlok’s app lets you set up goals like hitting the gym or avoiding social media sites, and then its wristband… Read More

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 Apple has announced the official launch date for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. On October 10, customers will be able to pre-order the devices from Apple’s site. On October 14, they’ll be able to put earlier orders in at Apple’s retail locations, and devices will become available for pickup on October 17. Read More

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 The race to the bottom is back. Reminiscent of the netbook war of yesteryear, HP just followed Toshiba’s lead with a $99 tablet along with introducing a $199 Windows notebook. Expect to see these colorful devices at a department superstore near you. HP hasn’t revealed the specs powering these Windows 8 machines. That’s by design and as we’ve said for years, the spec is… Read More

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 BlackBerry could be about to become the most interesting company in the smartphone business: The Canadian telecommunications firm will deliver a minimum of one “unconventional device” per year, according to a new report from Reuters, following the launch of the square-screened Passport last week. The Passport is definitely an outlier gadget, with its wide-bodied construction… Read More

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 It sounds like the upcoming Apple Watch and other wearable gadgets are going to create a whole new avenue for apps to communicate with you — and that could get pretty annoying. At least, that’s the assumption at Kahuna, a Sequoia Capital-backed startup that helps mobile marketers test and automate their push notifications. Read More

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 Meet the Garmin Vivosmart. It’s a no-nonsense combination of an activity tracker and smartwatch. And that’s why I love the Vivosmart. It’s not flashy, but rather mundane. Utilitarian. It’s purpose-built and rugged but supremely enjoyable. The Garmin Vivosmart is the best fitness-focused activity tracker yet. Read More

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 Apple could finally be readying the launch of new Retina iMacs alongside OS X Yosemite this fall, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. Were the company to ship these this year, following what the report claims is near-final testing, it would spell the end for the Age of the Discernible Pixel, and all would be well in the Kingdom of Desktop Compute. And lo, the people would celebrate. The… Read More

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 GoPro has a new lineup of Hero cameras, including the next-gen Hero4 with fancy 4K video features and touchscreen back displays, but the introduction of a new entry-level Hero today could be what brings the action camera category to the next level. The Hero is similar to the “White” tier of devices GoPro has sold until now, but it’s especially cut-rate at just $130, and… Read More

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 Today, GoPro is launching a new lineup of its durable cameras that promises to be the most approachable the now-public camera and lifestyle company has produced. Read More

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 Meet SAM, a wireless electronics kits that’s aiming to make it easier for kids or indeed anyone with an idea for a connected project to get building — using a series of Bluetooth connected pieces and a drag and drop software interface for linking the hardware together. Read More

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 Did your surprisingly tight pants bend your iPhone 6 Plus? Did your bony butt ruin your iPhone 6? Did you place your iPhone into a vice and bend it with pliers? 3D printing can help! This pre-bent iPhone 6 case is available on Shapeways and costs $19.99. The creator, Fernando Sosa, is offering the case in multiple colors including Bent Blue, Pressure Purple, and OMG Orange. Sosa is famous… Read More

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 Luminox is best known for their no-nonsense three-handed quartz models with unique Tritium tubes on the hands. These amazingly bright and compact watches are popular with military and police. But what about WWII era fighter pilots? Who will build a watch for them? Now the company has their back. The Luminox P-38 Valjoux Automatic 9461 (let’s just call it the P-38 Chrono) is a brand new… Read More

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 Apple’s iPhone 6 launch maybe be its queueiest yet, according to droves of fans lining up around the world for round two of the new device’s global debut. Today, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale in over 20 new countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi… Read More

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 The MIT robotics labs provide an endless source of variously amusing, terrifying, and wonderful developments, and today’s is a robot prototype that can scurry across the surface of a ship’s hull, using ultrasound tech to scan for false panels and other secret compartments used by seafaring smugglers. In our version of the future, this means inspections for contraband on… Read More

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 BlackBerry has missed expectations on revenue for Q2 2015, with $916 million in money coming in, which compares to $1.57 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts had predicted north of $940 million for the quarter. Expenses were down under Chen’s leadership, with R&D spend dropping from $360 million to $186 million. Sales, marketing and administration also dropped from $527 million… Read More

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 Apple has responded to the various reports of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bending, saying that it’s “extremely rare,” and that in fact, only nine people out of all the customers that bought devices thus far have complained. That would presumably mean nine out of the well over 10 million that have sold thus far. Apple noted to TechCrunch that under normal use, the problem rarely… Read More

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 Wedg is a self-hosted storage and email device, with sync and share features for cloud storage, plus support for media streaming, and website and app hosting — but this is a personal cloud, which sits in your home so your data does not have to be stored in a vast third-party repository… Read More

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 Google has a new Nexus 6 in the works, also potentially dubbed the “Nexus X,” and rumors abound about its potential specs. But 9to5Google has what might be the clearest look yet at this next iteration of Google’s Android reference smartphone, and the good news is that it’s basically a new Moto X. There’s bad news, too, however, depending on your opinion… Read More

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 Stella, the first ever family sized road vehicle that runs on the sun has made its U.S. debut. The car took first place in the World Solar Challenge and won the Michelin Cruiser Class for completing a 3,000 kilometer journey from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia last fall. Read More

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 The Lineable, the unfortunately-named tracking bracelet for kids, aims to make it easier for parents to keep tags on their little ones thanks to the magic of beacons. Essentially a wearable iOS-compatible beacon, the device notifies you when your child is too far away and it allows other iPhones to become a sort of ad hoc GPS system that can track your little one through the dark, scary… Read More

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 As we enter the era of the ubiquitous Big Phone, it’s refreshing to hold something like the slim and light second-generation Moto X. Priced at $500 unlocked and about $99 with a contract, this 5.2-inch phone with 1080p OLED screen and Gorilla Glass front is a step beyond the latest from LG and, while not as feature-rich as the Samsung Galaxy S5, well worth a look as an upgrade to your… Read More

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 Desktop 3D printers are driving additive manufacturing towards the mainstream consumer market. It’s not yet affordable enough or easy enough to use for mass market adoption but small businesses and the enthusiast maker community have had their hands on this hardware for several years now. So why not also put robotic arm technology at a price-point that’s also within their grasp? Read More

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