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Category: Mobile Tech

Alcatel Onetouch 4G Car WiFi Hotspot: Is There Net Yet?

Alcatel Onetouch 4G Car WiFi Hotspot: Is There Net Yet?
Some new cars have a built-in Wi-Fi connection over cellular data. But unless you’re willing to buy an entire car just for that feature, you’re better off with Alcatel Onetouch’s upcoming 4G Car WiFi mobile hotspot, which plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter.

NoonWear Ones Sunglasses Make Screens Readable in Daylight: Glare Repair

NoonWear Ones Sunglasses Make Screens Readable in Daylight: Glare Repair
A few years ago we found out that you can obscure the content of your laptop to everyone but you by making specially polarized sunglasses. A startup called NoonWear is working on a pair of sunglasses that work similarly, but are designed to reduce glare from sunlight and other bright light sources.

Deal: Save 30% on the AluPen Digital Stylus

Deal: Save 30% on the AluPen Digital Stylus
If you prefer to draw or write on the screen of your tablet with a stylus instead of a fingertip, then you’ll definitely want to check out the AluPen. This sturdy aluminum stylus has a precision tip and works with the vast majority of capacitive touch screens, including iPads and iPhones.

LG Rolly Full-size Portable Keyboard: Stickey

LG Rolly Full-size Portable Keyboard: Stickey
Most portable keyboards are cramped and have minimal key travel. But LG’s Rolly manages to be a full size keyboard with generous key travel while still taking up minimal space, thanks to its segmented design. The Rolly is built like a Kit Kat bar, only instead of snapping off the segments roll up into a square tube. 

Wove Band Flexible E-ink Smartwatch: Flexitime

Wove Band Flexible E-ink Smartwatch: Flexitime
We’ve seen many ideas for devices with flexible displays, but a company called Polyera claims that it will commercially launch such a device next year. It’s called the Wove Band, a smartwatch with an E-ink touchscreen running nearly the length of its entire strap.

The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic

The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic
We’ve seen a couple of electronics kits with graphical programming interfaces for beginners. There’s also a similar environment for Arduino. The Everything Machine is a graphical programming sandbox for hardware that many people already have: a mobile device.

Piece Lets Your Phone Dual-Wield SIM Cards

Piece Lets Your Phone Dual-Wield SIM Cards
If you have to use two phone numbers, you can either get two phones or one phone with multiple SIM card slots. Piece offers a third option: use your current iOS or Android device for both numbers.

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.