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Category: Mobile Tech

Review: Microsoft Surface 3

Review: Microsoft Surface 3
Last year, I had the opportunity to go hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and thought it was an excellent system – offering performance, great battery life, an amazing screen and both tablet and laptop capabilities in a single system.

Amiiqo Lets You Back Up 200 Amiibo: Amiiclone

Amiiqo Lets You Back Up 200 Amiibo: Amiiclone
Nintendo’s Amiibo line has been a big hit for the company so far, but a $50 (USD) device called Amiiqo could put a dent in their profits. It’s a shame, because Amiiqo does have legitimate and practical features. 

Nintendo 3DS Homebrew YouTube Hack: 301+ Brews

Nintendo 3DS Homebrew YouTube Hack: 301+ Brews
The last time we checked on Smealum and co.’s Homebrew Launcher for the Nintendo 3DS, it required the user to have a copy of Cubic Ninja, a game that’s now rare and expensive for this very reason.

WalkCar Personal Transport: Haul-U

WalkCar Personal Transport: Haul-U
We already have a wealth of options for traveling short distances in urban areas. Bicycles, skateboards and scooters are getting smaller and lighter, with electrically-assisted variants to choose from. But if Cocoa Motors’ WalkCar is for real, we might be seeing this all over cities in a couple of years.

OrCam Helps Visually Impaired Read & Recognize Faces: Hey Listen!

OrCam Helps Visually Impaired Read & Recognize Faces: Hey Listen!
A couple of years ago we checked out OpenGlass, a prototype software that used Google Glass to help the visually impaired identify objects. OrCam has a very similar function. It has a camera that clips on to eyeglasses and recognizes text, faces and objects.

Graava Action Camera Automatically Edits Your Footage: GoNoob

Graava Action Camera Automatically Edits Your Footage: GoNoob
My girlfriend’s parents just bought a GoPro camera for their travels. We tried using it and even with barely an hour’s worth of clips, I already saw how it can be daunting to find the good shots, not to mention edit them.

Review: Sony Hi-Res Audio MDR-1A Headphones & Walkman NWZ-A17 Audio Player

Review: Sony Hi-Res Audio MDR-1A Headphones & Walkman NWZ-A17 Audio Player
Sony recently set me up with a couple of pieces of audio gear from their Hi-Res Audio line, so I could hear first hand the differences between typical digital music players and the higher quality sound one can expect from their product line.

Density People Counter: The Tally King

Density People Counter: The Tally King
Introverts rejoice! A new company called Density has come up with a real-time system to find out if a location is crowded using a fairly simple sensor and a mobile app. Density’s sensor simply detects when someone (or something) passes in front of it.

Remote AR Augmented Reality Troubleshooting App: Call a Friend 2.0

Remote AR Augmented Reality Troubleshooting App: Call a Friend 2.0
We’ve seen a couple of ways for augmented reality technology to train or enhance one’s knowledge in real time, even if the teacher isn’t in the same location as the learner. ScopeAR’s Remote AR app is a lot like that, but it’s geared towards troubleshooting.

MemoriesCable Backs up Your Dirty iOS Pics Locally

MemoriesCable Backs up Your Dirty iOS Pics Locally
I think we learned a lot from the Fappening, you know that massive leak of celebrity nudes. For one we learned that the blonde from iCarly is much hotter than Carly herself. For two, we learned that your nudie pics are only as safe on the cloud as your password or someone’s resolve to see your hooters.

Cydia Impactor Unjailbreaks iOS Devices: Rewalled Garden

Cydia Impactor Unjailbreaks iOS Devices: Rewalled Garden
Normally, a jailbroken iOS device can be reverted back to the stock iOS setup by restoring it on iTunes. But restoring means your device will receive the latest version of iOS, which might not be compatible with jailbreak tools.

Znaps Magnetic Connector for Smartphones Makes Charging a Snap

Znaps Magnetic Connector for Smartphones Makes Charging a Snap
Over the years, I have used a bunch of different iPhone models and Android devices. I like the Lightning connector for the iPhone because it’s easy to connect and you don’t have to worry about which way the connector goes in.

Minecraft Wolf Smartphone Case Isn’t Trainable

Minecraft Wolf Smartphone Case Isn’t Trainable
My daughter loves Minecraft; it’s the only game she plays. She prefers creative mode and has this gigantic barn built that houses all the horses, sheep, pigs, and wolves that she spawns. She particularly likes to spawn wolves and then train them so they can be dogs.

Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit

Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit
Inspired by Adafruit’s PiGRRL, Thingiverse member Jooxoe3i made his own Raspberry Pi retro console. But he wanted to make it as small as possible, so he came up with a two-part build. The upper half of the console contains the Raspberry Pi and the PiTFT 2.4″ screen, while the lower half is the USB controller.

Solar Paper Thin & Light Charger: Diet Solar

Solar Paper Thin & Light Charger: Diet Solar
Portable solar cells are notoriously slow to charge compared to external batteries, but you might not mind if you get the Solar Paper. Yolk says its device is the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger, and you can connect multiple units together to increase their output and reduce charging time.

Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator: Beam My Wallet up, Scotty!

Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator: Beam My Wallet up, Scotty!
Star Trek fans who prefer the original series to its other incarnations, prepare to have a nerdgasm. You can soon get your hands on an original series Bluetooth communicator. Inside the gadget is Bluetooth hardware and a rechargeable battery that allows you to pair it with your smartphone and actually receive calls and talk via the communicator.