Gadgets

Battery prototype can go from completely dead to 70 percent in just two minutes

Battery prototype can go from completely dead to 70 percent in just two minutes

Smartphone batteries are better, in some ways, than they used to be, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. Even just making them bigger isn’t quite enough. A new prototype could be just what people have been waiting for.

Fitbit Surge is a ‘fitness superwatch,’ will feature GPS and $250 price tag

Fitbit Surge is a ‘fitness superwatch,’ will feature GPS and $250 price tag

Fitbit has attracted quite a bit of attention as of late, and it looks like it will continue to do so if the recently leaked Fitbit Surge gets unveiled soon.

Philips Fidelio M2L headphones connect to your iPhone or iPad through the Lightning connector

Philips Fidelio M2L headphones connect to your iPhone or iPad through the Lightning connector

In June of this year, Apple outlined Lightning-connected headphones, or ‘phones that didn’t need to connect to your iDevice through the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Philips has just announced its first pair, the Fidelio M2L.

Dyson’s 360 Eye vacuum can be controlled from your iPhone and launches in 2015

Dyson’s 360 Eye vacuum can be controlled from your iPhone and launches in 2015

The devices in our homes have been getting smarter, and more technologically advanced, as the years progress, just as our homes are getting smarter as well. Dyson has an upcoming vacuum that will make keeping the floors in your home cleaner, all with easy control from your iPhone.

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.