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iPhone 5 Survives Barrage Of Gunfire, Other ‘Torture Tests’ [Video]

iPhone 5 torture tests

Now that the initial excitement over the iPhone 5’s release has died down some, somber consumers have turned to testing the new Apple tech’s mettle. Several independent users have been “torture testing” the device (and some, its potential buyers) with some electing to push the battery’s limits and others subjecting the iPhone 5 to gunfire…. Read more »

GPS Shoes Will Lead You Home, Just Click Your Heels Three Times

gps shoes

A new pair of GPS shoes will point you in the direction of home if you just click your heels three times and say “there’s no place like home.” Ok, you don’t actually have to say Dorothy’s famous phrase, but shoe maker Dominic Wilcox definitely had the Wizard of Oz in mind when he designed… Read more »

Apple Suppliers Begin Mass Shipping 13.3-Inch MacBook Pro, iMacs

iMac Line Refresh

The new iMac and 13.3-inch MacBook Pro models have begun to ship from Apple suppliers, according to a report by the DigiTimes. According to that report, the brand new 13.3-inch MBP with Retina Display is included in those shipments. The same report claims that enough supply has arrived to satisfy orders throughout a possible late… Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Will Come With Ads ‘Opt-Out’ Fee

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon came under fire after announcing non-removable ads for its Amazon Kindle Fire HD series, a decision the company has backtracked from following broad reaching criticism from tech writers and the general media. Amazon will now allow customers to remove lock screen and homepage ads for a cost of $15. Customers can pay the fee… Read more »

Color Blindness Sunglasses Could Help Determine Colors

EnChroma Color Blind Glasses

EnChroma wants to help customers who are colorblind see what their eyes are meant to see. The company claims to have developed a pair of sunglasses that correct color blindness using a special optical coating that filters light as it enters the lens. The idea for the glasses came about when the company was developing… Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Running On Google Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’

Amazon Kindle HD

Amazon executives on Friday confirmed that the new Kindle Fire HD tablets run on the Google Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ OS. During the company’s Amazon Fire HD press conference on Thursday officials had steered clear of the devices OS type, likely because the HD tablet has been heavily customized, making Android 4.0 less recognizable… Read more »

Apple To Be Its Own Exclusive ‘Initial Vendor’ For 9-Pin Dock Connector

Apple 9-Pin Connector

Apple has not yet offered developers access to parts or specifications for its next-generation Dock Connector leading to speculation that the tech firm will be the exclusive initial vendor for its new upcoming 9-pin dock connector when it releases on the iPhone 5. According to initial sources, Apple will sell the connectors individually and in… Read more »

Is Instagram Turning Into Instaporn?

instagram x-rated controversy

Instagram fans are using the popular cell phone app to share far more than just cute photos of their dogs and vacations. The picture-sharing venue is now jokingly being called “Instaporn” due to the increasing number of X-rated images popping up on platform. Approximately 70 million users were attracted to the application less than one… Read more »

Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver Turned Into TV Remote With Gesture Controls

Dr Who Sonic Screwdriver

The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to unlock the mysteries of the universe and to fix stuff on the popular and extremely long running British TV series Dr. Who and now that sonic screwdriver has been turned into a gesture-based remote control. Designs for the clever remote couldn’t include a bunch of buttons or the… Read more »

Toshiba Unveils New Tablet-Ultrabook Hybrid


Toshiba has unveiled a new tablet-ultrabook hybrid during the 2012 IFA conference in Berlin along with a series of new computer devices. The tablet-ultrabook hybrid was the star of the announcement by Toshiba, reports Mashable. The new device is called the Satellite U925t and is a Windows 8 ultrabook that converts into a tablet when… Read more »

HP Envy X2 Debuts, Shows Off Tablet And PC Features

HP Envy X2 With Keyboard

The convertible tablet/PC market received some powerhouse competition on Wednesday when Hewlett Packard (HP) rolled out the HP Envy x2. The Envy X2 is a 3.1-pound aluminum laptop computer with a multi-touch capable screen that doubles as a tablet. When separated from its keyboard body, the tablet is just 1.5 pounds and can be used… Read more »

TiVo Stream Box Arriving September 6, Will Cost $129

TiVo Stream Box

TiVo will officially start shipping the TiVo Stream Box on September 6 and users can pick up the Stream transcoder for just $129. If you are unfamiliar with the Stream Box it is a device that allows users to send live or recorded programming from TiVo Premiere-series DVRs to their iOS based devices (iPhone, iPad,… Read more »

Apple iPad Mini Production To Hit 4 Million Units In September

Apple iPad Mini Production in September 2012

Four million Apple iPad minis will be produced by suppliers in September according to an unnamed source who spoke with tech publication DigiTimes. The same source suggests that, in preparation for a massive product manufacturing cycle, some suppliers have already began small-scale production, building several hundred thousand iPad mini devices in June. It is believed… Read more »

iPad Mini and Apple iTV Products Both In ‘Full Production’ [Report]

Apple iTV

Apple is currently producing iPad Mini and Apple iTV devices for release by the end of 2012. According to analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies, the company’s manufacturing partners are working at full speed to get both products ready for release. Misek notes that Taiwanese sales data from July and information from various sources confirms that… Read more »

iTypewriter Makes Your New iPad Feel Awfully Old Fashioned

iTyperwriter Turns iPad Into Awesome Device

If you own an iPad but long for the good old days of typewriter document creation, you are in luck. The iTypewriter is a new fangled device that brings together the look and feel of typewriter keys with the Retina display of the New iPad. Created by industrial designer Austin Yang, the iTypewriter allows users… Read more »

Microsoft Happy To Push Partners Out Of Market With $199 Surface Tablet

Microsoft Surface OEM Battle

Acer, Asus, HP, and various other long-time Microsoft partners have publicly asked Microsoft to step away from OEM tablet manufacturing, something the company is not prepared to do. Yesterday I reported that the Windows RT based Surface tablet would sell for the ultra-low price of just $199, a price almost guaranteed to leave Microsoft’s vendor… Read more »

Apple In Talks To Provide Set-Top Boxes For Cable Operators

Apple Set-Top Boxes

If Apple has its way, we will soon be staring at Apple created set-top cable boxes as we watch our favorite TV programming. The tech firm is believed to be in talks with various cable companies to provide their next generation set-top boxes. According to the Wall Street Journal, the tech firm has not reached… Read more »

Microsoft Surface To Cost $199 [Rumor]

Windows Surface To Cost 199 Dollars

The Amazon Kindle and Google Nexus 7 will have some major competition starting on October 26. That’s the day when Microsoft will release the Microsoft Surface tablet at a rumored cost of just $199.99. A few weeks ago one retailer in Sweden posted prices for the Surface tablets that reached nearly $2000, a price tag… Read more »

iPhone 5 Rumors: AT&T Release Date And Possible LTE Connectivity

iPhone 5 Rumors

iPhone 5 rumors are in full swing with the anticipated release date less than a month away, according to reports. A September iPhone launch was confirmed by a “trusted AT&T source” and a picture that reportedly shows the new iPhone model’s motherboard suggests that the new smartphone will come with LTE capabilities. While original reports… Read more »

Microsoft Surface 2 Already In The Works

Microsoft Surface

The Microsoft Surface will go on sale October 26, and, while that release date is still several months away, the company is already shifting its focus towards the Microsoft Surface 2, according to reports from several tech companies. Tech Radar on Sunday discovered several jobs posted at Microsoft which focus squarely on hardware and software… Read more »