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Exercise enthusiasts really need smarter socks…

on Monday, June 30th, 2014

Do your feet hurt after exercising? It could be the way you land on your feet. How would you know how to correct that? Well, obviously you need smarter socks. The Sensoria Fitness Socks may be what your aching feet need. The material of the socks incorporates sensors that connect via Bluetooth to an ankletRead More…

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Quick tips: How to hide notification icons in the Android status bar

on Saturday, June 21st, 2014

You love Android and I love Android, but there always seems to be some “feature” that will drive me crazy until I can find a way to make it work the way that I want it to work instead of the way that Android wants it to work. Problem: Notification icons on the left sideRead More…

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Julie’s gadget diary – Nexus 7 powered car mods

on Friday, June 20th, 2014

I was at work the other day (Cummins, Inc), when someone walked up to my desk to ask for some help with his laptop. As I was talking to him, he happened to notice the Nexus 7 in the Zagg Auto-fit keyboard case next to me on my desk. He asked me which laptop it wasRead More…

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Control your child’s access to games and apps on their device from your device

on Friday, June 20th, 2014

If your child has his or her own Android phone or tablet, you might want to set some limits on exactly when they can access the apps on the device.  Using the DinnerTime parental controls app, you can set times during which the child cannot use any app on the tablet.  There’s a Dinner TimeRead More…

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Amazon announces their new Fire Phone

on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

After months of rumors, Amazon finally announced their new phone, the Fire.  The Fire is the first phone to be designed to give you instant access to the music, books, movies, games, etc., offered by Amazon.  It also has Dynamic Perspective, which uses a “custom-designed sensor system that responds to the way you hold, view, andRead More…

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Oyster, the unlimited book reading app and service, is now available on Android and Kindle devices

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Last fall, we told you about the Oyster ebook lending service that gave you unlimited access to ebooks on your iOS devices.  At the time, they had 100,000 books in their lending library.  Now, they have more than 500,000 titles available.  They’ve made a lot of improvements in their reading app, too, with new typography,Read More…

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“The Vessyl with the pestle has the brew that is true…”

on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Most of our appliances communicate with us now, so it was only a matter of time before our dinnerware did too. The Vessyl, created by a company called Mark One, is a 13 ounce cup that contains sensors which can determine the type of drink (including sodas, alcohol, smoothies, tea, coffee, etc.) as well asRead More…

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Make taking selfies easier with Brando’s Quick Selfie Pole with Shutter Button

on Friday, June 13th, 2014

When using your cell phone to take selfies, you are limited by the length of your arm.  That limits the number of people you’re able to include in a photo, and you may find it hard to trigger the camera when you’ve got your arm stretched out to the limit.  With Brando’s Quick Selfie PoleRead More…

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Quick tips for the Samsung Galaxy S5

on Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Earlier this week my friend and occasional Gadgeteer reviewer Bill Ray upgraded his Samsung Galaxy S3 to a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5. I was surprised by a few of the features that Bill discovered after only using the phone for a couple of days. They are features that I don’t recall noticing when IRead More…

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Keep your HTC One M8 warm and juiced with this Power Jacket from Brando

on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

If you find that the battery in your shiny new HTC One M8 Android smartphone won’t get you through a long day of tweeting, texting and selfie snapping and you don’t have a convenient way to charge nearby, consider the Brando Power Jacket. The Power Jacket is a two-piece case that protects the back and sidesRead More…

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Add 3 programmable hardware buttons to your Android phone

on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Back in the day, the most important feature of any mobile phone was its buttons. Now that we have touch screens, physical buttons have all but disappeared. If you are like me and wish your phone had a real buttons that you could press to do tasks like send a quick text, call a specific contact,Read More…

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AOC launches two mySmart Android all-in-one IPS desktop computers

on Monday, May 12th, 2014

AOC has introduced two new Android-based all-in-one desktop computers.  They are available with a 22″ screen (model A2272PW4T, $299.99) or a 24″ screen (model A2472PW4T, $399.99).  Both models share the following specs: 1920 X 1080 resolution Android 4.2 Ice Cream Sandwich NVIDIA T33 Quad Core 1.6Ghz System memory – 2GB LPDDR3 Storage memory – 8GB eMMCRead More…

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Your smartphone or 8 inch tablet will stand out with the Cooler Master JAS Mini aluminum stand

on Monday, May 12th, 2014

The JAS Mini aluminum stand from Cooler Master is made of light weight aluminum and is available in several colors including: silver, gold, espresso brown, sky blue, and forest green. This an attractively designed table top stand that can accommodate most smartphones up to an 8 inch tablet like the Nexus 7 or iPad mini. TheRead More…

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Put your phone front and center with this steering wheel mount

on Sunday, May 11th, 2014

If you like to use your phone’s GPS capabilities to help you navigate to your destinations, here’s a universal steering wheel mount from Allputer.com that looks easy to use. This mount uses a rubber strap that wraps around your steering wheel and offers a clip with jaws that open a max of 75mm, allowing itRead More…

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This phone case has a built-in remote control for the camera

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

iLuv has created a new product category called “PROTECHnology by combining outstanding protection with intuitive technology.”  These Selfy cases not only protect your phone with a dual layer of shock-absorbing TPU and impact-resistant polycarbonate, but they incorporate a wireless remote control for the camera’s phone.  You’ll be able to take pictures and videos with youRead More…

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Android app spotlight: CCleaner

on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

By day I work at Cummins Inc. in the engineering application support group. Our main job is to help users all over the world with their application problems. We do a lot of troubleshooting, uninstalling and reinstalling of software. One of the tools in our tech arsenal is Piriform’s CCleaner, which cleans the gunk outRead More…

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These gadgets will make your Spidey senses tingle

on Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Tell the world that your favorite superhero is Spiderman with these useful USB / smartphone gadgets from Brando. There’s a 6000mAh power bank, a tiny OTG (On the Go) micro USB adapter for Android smartphones, a dual card reader for Android or Macs and PCs, and a USB flash drive with light up Spiderman eyesRead More…

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This Samsung camera takes selfies (and all your other photos) to a higher level

on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Why limit yourself to taking selfies in your bathroom?  With the Samsung NX Mini camera, you can photograph yourself anywhere in the world.  You can always see what you’re including in the shot, because the 3″ LCD touchscreen view screen can flip up and face forward.  The camera is slim (0.9″) and light (5.6 ounces),Read More…

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Keep your Samsung Galaxy S5 juiced with the Power Jacket with cover from Brando

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Did you happen to snag yourself a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5 Android smartphone? The next step after upgrading to a new phone is to go shopping for useful and protective accessories. It’s exactly like shopping for clothes, only different… Cases come in all manner of shapes, styles and colors, but how about combining aRead More…

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Reclaim your valuable desk space using the IDAPT Wireless Charger i4w Qi

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

At one time or another throughout a day, desk space can easily become cluttered with gadgets galore sitting and charging (has anyone seen the mouse?). Rediscover the surface of your desk with the IDAPT Wireless Charger i4w Qi. When using this charger, you will use only a small amount of space to charge up toRead More…

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Martian Watches introduces their new Notifier smart watch

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

The new Notifier watch from Martian Watches still has the attractive analog watch face that makes telling time a snap.  It also has a 96 X 16 pixel graphic OLED display that’s used to display notifications from your iOS or Android smartphone – “caller ID, texts, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, Email, Calendar, Instagram, Pinterest, favorite games, yourRead More…

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Protect and amplify your Samsung Galaxy S4 with the LoudBY Sound Case

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

We’ve seen special cases and snap on accessories for iPhones and iPads that improve sound, but this is the first non-battery powered amplifying case that I’ve seen for an Android device. Designed for the Samsung Galaxy S4, the LoudBY Sound Case improves the smartphone’s sound quality using a audio channel groove in the case. TheRead More…

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Bluetooth keyboard and universal stand case for Windows 8 and Android devices

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Although Adesso mentions Windows 8 in the title and Android in the description, the Compagno X Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Universal Case Stand for Windows 8 Tablets should work with any mobile device with Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology compatibility (backwards compatible with  2.1, 2.0, 1.2 & 1.1).  The aluminum keyboard has an 84-key US layout with scissor-switchRead More…

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Protect your new Samsung Galaxy S5 with a DRACOdesign Supernova Aluminum Bumper

on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Available in 5 colors including the Electric Blue that you see above is DRACOdesign’s latest bumper case for Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The Supernova bumper is made of ultra-lightweight airplane grade aluminum and provides maximum protection for the S5 smartphone. The bumper edge is raised by 1mm in height, which protects the phoneRead More…

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ZAGG introduces Auto-Fit keyboards for 7-10″ Android tablets

on Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The new line of Auto-Fit Bluetooth keyboards from ZAGG offers one-size fits all compatibility with a wide range of Android tablets from multiple manufacturers. The keyboards feature a spring-loaded cover that can expand to accommodate the specific height of the Android tablet. When inserted, the Auto-Fit keyboard turns the tablet into a pseudo mini laptop, with a cover thatRead More…