Get Extreme Weather Alerts Sent Straight to Your Smartphone (by @calebhicks)

Smartphones are already capable of inundating us with alerts, messages, and updates. New smartphone owners should be prepared for even more – emergency warnings for extreme weather and natural disasters. The Wireless Emergency Alerts system, run by the National Weather Service, will automatically alert smartphone users of tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes. The alerts will be [...]

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Gizmodo: The Worst Phones Money Can Buy

Not everyone owns an iPhone or Android phone, shocking, I know. With the wide number of smartphones available for $199, $99, even $49 or free, it’s amazing what phones that cell phone carriers are still charging for. Gizmodo compiled a list of the Worst Phones that money can buy today. Here are a couple of [...]


A Look At Google Glasses’ Video Capabilities

By now you’ve likely heard of Google Glasses, but if you haven’t, here’s a quick rundown of what they are.  These futuristic-looking and wearable eyeglasses will enable you to see things the way Google would have you see things.  In other words, the glasses can take pictures and video, they enable you to look at [...]


Insane Kickstarter Success: The Pebble Watch Syncs With Your Smartphone

The Pebble, an incredible watch that works with your smart phone, has already Simply beautiful The apps, how easy it is to download apps, the clock faces, the watch itself… everything about the Pebble looks beautiful. As you’d expect, the Pebble uses Bluetooth. I was hoping it would have Bluetooth 4.0, but 2.1 is good enough. The [...]


Do you know what to do if you lose your smartphone?

We’ve all felt that feeling, that moment of panic. Where’s my phone? Seriously, where? Did I leave it in the car? It’s got to be in the car, right? It is indeed almost always in the car or some other simple place where misplaced things go to hide. But what if your phone is really [...]

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Texting and Driving is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

Greg Kumparak at Pando Daily wrote a through-provoking piece last month that I thought worth revisiting. The article is entitled “Shouldn’t we treat those who text while driving just like drunk drivers?” In it, Greg tells the story of two drivers who nearly killed each other in an intersection, yet neither of them noticed because [...]


In the past 2 weeks, this human-flying video has over 6 million views

First of all, I’m really impressed by how much thought went into producing these wings. These wings were not only built to hold and support a full-grown human being, but they were also designed to detect Jarno (the fliers) movements. With the use of Wii motion plus and the Android smart phone, Jarno and his [...]

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Republic Wireless: $20 unlimited smartphone plan coming soon

Convincing someone that they need to pay for a smartphone plan is not always the easiest thing to to. They either may not see the need of all the extra apps, or simply paying the data and texting plan does not fit in their budget. Republic Wireless is working to build a system that provides [...]

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This gadget syncs via Bluetooth and automatically orders a pizza when you push a button

Sometimes the cravings hit when you are least expect them, and running down to the store to get that late night munchie just seems impossible. That’s why a pizzeria in Dubai has unveiled a new refrigerator magnet that actually orders pizza in a single tap. The VIP Fridge Magnet (short for Very Important Pizza) is [...]


DisplayMate: iPad picture quality, color accuracy, and gray scale much better than most HDTVs, laptops, and monitors

A lot has been said about the Retina display. We’ve “seen it before”, “never seen anything like it”, “been disappointed again”, or “been blessed by the Apple gods”. The resposes seem hot and cold. Do you want to know why the response is unclear: From a practical perspective the new iPad screen went beyond a [...]

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