Gadgets

Hydro-powered smartphone charging locations being installed in Seoul

Hydro-powered smartphone charging locations being installed in Seoul

There are a lot of smartphones and other mobile devices in Seoul, so finding a spot to charge your phone can be tough. A new initiative is being implemented in Seoul, South Korea, to hopefully ease some of the frustration.

Seagate unveils 8TB hard disk drive that will go on sale later this year

Seagate unveils 8TB hard disk drive that will go on sale later this year

While there are ways to keep your system/files/documents/music/media backed up in the cloud, sometimes just knowing it’s on a physical disk nearby can make a big difference. For anyone who needs a lot of space, Seagate has you covered with a brand new hard disk drive.

Headphones with health and fitness sensors could be the next big focus for wearables

Headphones with health and fitness sensors could be the next big focus for wearables

The iWatch may have started as just another smartwatch, but the most consistent rumors regarding Apple’s oft-rumored wearable device have turned it into a device far more focused on health and fitness than just an average watch. So, what’s next after wearables around your wrist? How about in your ears?

Navdy heads-up display keeps your eyes on the road if you need to interact with your phone

Navdy heads-up display keeps your eyes on the road if you need to interact with your phone

As anyone who drives will tell you, the compulsion to check your phone is an intense one. Even looking down at your phone to change a song that’s playing while you’re driving is enough to potentially cause an accident, though, so any method that helps us keep our eyes on the road is a good one. And that’s where Navdy comes in.

uBeam is a huge step forward for wireless charging, thanks to ultrasound

uBeam is a huge step forward for wireless charging, thanks to ultrasound

Wireless charging has been around for a few years now, but it hasn’t exactly caught on in a major way just yet. That could change thanks to uBeam, a company that’s giving wireless charging a Wi-Fi-like upgrade.

iXY microphone from Rode will now connect to your iOS device with a Lightning cable

iXY microphone from Rode will now connect to your iOS device with a Lightning cable

Back in 2013, Rode announced the first microphone for iOS-based devices, the iXY microphone. Now, in mid-2014, the company has unveiled a brand new iXY microphone, and this one’s geared towards newer model devices.

Supermechanical’s Range/Oven Grill Intelligence aims to make cooking even easier

Supermechanical’s Range/Oven Grill Intelligence aims to make cooking even easier

Our smartphones are great tools to make a lot of different aspects of our lives easier. They can even shut off our lights in our homes now. A new Kickstarter program, hosted by Supermechanical, wants to make it so that grilling is just about as easy as turning off a light.

Arcus Motion Analyzer unveiled on Kickstarter, will track your activity

Arcus Motion Analyzer unveiled on Kickstarter, will track your activity

The Arcus Motion Analyzer, a new gadget that’s just been unveiled through its Kickstarter page, is meant to be a new way for people to interact with their favorite devices, based entirely on gestures.

FreedomPop’s iPhone Case Stuck in FCC Approval Testing

FreedomPop’s iPhone Case Stuck in FCC Approval Testing

When you push the limits, boundaries, and conventional wisdom with a device, you’re bound to hit a few snags—even if the idea is really awesome. FreedomPop’s iPhone case/data device they have been showing off at CES is stuck in the FCC approval process because nothing like it has ever been done before.

Liquipel 2.0 – Waterproofing Solution For iPhone Coming to Malls and Stores This Year

Liquipel 2.0 – Waterproofing Solution For iPhone Coming to Malls and Stores This Year

Lots of us have had our iDevices get dunked. From the simple to the stupid, it happens. Here in Vancouver, since it rains so much of the year (most of the fall, winter, and spring), it’s a little risky to take your phone out when you’re walking around. It doesn’t take long for the device to get pretty wet. Liquipel launched last year with their service to completely waterproof your iPhone with their nano process. At CES Liquipel 2.0 is out and it isn’t just better…it’s coming to a mall near you.