Tech & Gear

  • Samsung Gear Fit Smartwatch

    Samsung Gear Fit Smartwatch

    Joining the Samsung Gear smartwatch line is the Samsung Gear Fit, a (as you could probably guess from the name) more fitness-oriented smartwatch that doesn’t sacrifice performance for the emphasis on exercise. The dustproof and waterproof Samsung Gear Fit boasts a curved 1.84-inch AMOLED screen, as well as heart rate and sleep monitors, pedometer, and […]

  • Blackphone: A Smartphone for the Privacy-Obsessed (Video)

    Blackphone: A Smartphone for the Privacy-Obsessed (Video)

    When shopping for smartphones, a desire for privacy doesn’t generally enter the equation. Not because consumers aren’t interested in privacy, but because none of the smartphones available on the market put a high premium on privacy. That changes with Blackphone, a product of Silent Circle and Geeksphone what has recently been unveiled at the Mobile […]

  • URB-E: Compact Urban E-Vehicle (Video)

    URB-E: Compact Urban E-Vehicle (Video)

    Living in a city has many benefits, but cheap and convenient transportation isn’t always one of them. But if the future includes the success of URB-E, that might change for a lot of people. The URB-E is billed as the “world’s most compact e-vehicle,” and one look at the URB-E in its compact form shows […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiled (Pics)

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiled (Pics)

    At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung finally took the lid off of their newest flagship smartphone: The Galaxy S5. For the most part, the Galaxy S5 isn’t the huge leap forward from the Galaxy S4 that many were expecting (no iris scanner, for instance), but it does have some very important improvements […]

  • 9 Things You Need To Know About WhatsApp

    9 Things You Need To Know About WhatsApp

    You probably heard the news that Facebook recently acquired the messaging app WhatsApp for an impressive $19 million sum. After the announcement, downloads of the app are reported to have skyrocketed, so it’s also possible that you’re one of the people who never heard of it before the acquisition. If so, here’s a quick primer […]

  • Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch

    Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch

    The latest development in the smartwatch field is the Gear 2 from Samsung. The Gear 2 is joined by the Gear 2 Neo in the Samsung line of smartwatches, and both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo give you a lot more computing power than your usual digital watch. The main difference between the […]

  • BigRep ONE Full-Scale 3D Printer (Video)

    BigRep ONE Full-Scale 3D Printer (Video)

    The technology of 3D printing continues its rise to near-magic levels with the BigRep ONE. While one of the key limitations on 3D printers up to now has been size, the BigRep ONE sidesteps this limitation thanks to its massive 45″ x 40″ x 47″ printing size. That means that the BigRep ONE can print […]

  • ‘Flappy Bird’ Clones Like ‘Splashy Fish’ Flap Onto the Market

    ‘Flappy Bird’ Clones Like ‘Splashy Fish’ Flap Onto the Market

    Despite efforts by Google Play and (especially) Apple to keep app developers from capitalizing on the confusion surrounding Flappy Bird‘s abrupt disappearance from their virtual shelves, plenty of clones have made it onto the app stores, mostly by avoiding use of the word “flappy” in their titles. So games like Splashy Fish, which adapts Flappy […]

  • Games With “Flappy” in Name Rejected by Apple, Google

    Games With “Flappy” in Name Rejected by Apple, Google

    Bad news if you’re a game developer with the bright idea to add the word “Flappy” to your game in order to capitalize on the fervor surrounding Flappy Bird (in case you missed it, you can read about it here): You, uh, can’t do that. As part of an effort to clamp down on developers’ […]