I first saw the Sphero robotic ball about 2 years ago at CES, but I never really got a chance to play with one hands-on until now. When I first saw it in action, all I wanted to say was “Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.”
A couple of months ago we found out about Instashare, an app that lets you transfer files from an iOS device to an OS X computer and vice versa. Filedrop is a lot like Instashare, but it has a couple of significant features that make it seem like the better of the two.
After a long period of speculation, we finally know about the “Facebook phone”. In fact, it’s not really a dedicated Facebook phone at all, but a custom build of Android which has a special Facebook home screen.
Android tablet fans will have a new tablet to choose from starting tomorrow when the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet hits stores in the U.S. As the name suggests, the tablet has an eight-inch screen with a native resolution of 1280 x 800.
I’m not sure what it is with the cheap Chinese gadget makers and their desire to make things that look like the Sony PSP, but they keep doing it. Funny thing is, the latest PSP lookalike has better specs than the PSP itself.
If you’ve never heard the name Ematic spoken in relation to Android tablets, don’t feel bad. The company isn’t exactly a household name, but it does produce some impressively cheap Android tablets. If you’re in the market for a low-budget Android tablet for yourself or a child, Ematic has just unveiled a new tablet that could be very compelling, called the Genesis Prime.
Computer geeks have been using various flavors of 3DMark to benchmark their computers for years. The cool thing about their benchmark suite is that it has visually impressive tests that challenge both the GPU and CPU inside your computer.
A low-cost, Android-powered mini-computer has turned up on Kickstarter looking for funding. The machine is called the MiiPC and is designed specifically to help parents keep an eye on exactly what their kids are seeing online and how much time they spend online.
Korean developer Delight Room has contributed another weapon in the never ending battle to get us out of bed. Sleep If U Can is an alarm clock app for both iOS and Android devices. It has a mode that requires you to re-take a picture before it shuts down.
I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for photos and video of gadgets being torn apart to see what they look like on the inside. Typically, when we’re looking at a teardown its the geeks over at iFixit.
Scosche has been making all sorts of accessories for smartphones for a while now. Their latest add-on is actually a stereo system for your car. Scosche has unveiled a new car radio called the controlFREQ that gives you complete control over the car audio system using a mobile app.
Police departments all around the world use breathalyzers to test drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. These are those little devices that a driver blows into that is able to detect how much alcohol has been consumed.
Amazon has announced a couple of important details for fans of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet. While the tablet has finally launched in Europe and Japan, buyers in the US can now purchase the tablet at a lower price.
If you’re the type of person who’s constantly dropping their phone on the ground, or just like to participate in lots of outdoor activities, you might want to check out this new rugged Android phone, that’s designed to take a licking and keep on talking.