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Tag: Smartphone

Luchador Plugs Put Empty Headphone Jacks in a Head Lock

Luchador Plugs Put Empty Headphone Jacks in a Head Lock
For some reason, in Japan it’s become a popular pastime to stick odd little doo-dads into the empty headphone jack on smartphones and media players. While the utility of these things is somewhat questionable, there’s no argument that they’re fun little embellishments for your gadgets.

HTC 8X: Nokia Lumia 920 Doppelganger?

HTC 8X: Nokia Lumia 920 Doppelganger?
It looks like all the big companies now have got an 8 megapixel camera in their smartphones, and although I’ve had one for almost a year on my iPhone, I am somewhat disappointed that no one has released a smartphone with a better camera, except that PureView craziness Nokia released.
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LIFX: Smartphone-Controlled LED Lightbulb: There’s An App For That!

LIFX: Smartphone-Controlled LED Lightbulb: There’s An App For That!
Have you ever wanted to control the lights with your smartphone? Now you can, thanks to LIFX Smartbulbs. There have been already some LED lightbulbs that could be controlled by a remote. Now, you can use an app to control the mood of your room – or your entire house – from the comfort of your phone.

Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon

Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon
Telepresence robots seem to be something that some people are starting to look at, and that’s one of the reasons why two Princeton students, Tianlong Wang and Xinyi Chen created the Helios robot. It turns your smartphone into a mobile telepresence rig for far less than other solutions.

PowerSkin Case for Samsung Galaxy S III Adds Battery, Supports NFC

PowerSkin Case for Samsung Galaxy S III Adds Battery, Supports NFC
Samsung has been very successful with its new smartphone the Galaxy S III and it has sold tons of the device. If you happen to be the owner of one of these smartphones looking for a case to protect it and need some extra battery life, you might want to check out this case.

Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD: Battery Life to the MAXX

Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD: Battery Life to the MAXX
Remember when RAZR phones were cool? That was about 7 years ago, or even more. That didn’t stop Google’s Motorola Mobility division from trying to make the RAZR cool again, albeit not with its new moniker.

Nokia Lumia 920: A Bigger and Better Windows Phone?

Nokia Lumia 920: A Bigger and Better Windows Phone?
Unless you’ve been living in a cabin somewhere near a lake or in the woods, you’ve probably heard about Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. The previous models were pretty good, but Nokia’s upped the ante with the Lumia 920, a week or so before the iPhone 5 is set to be announced.

BERO ‘Bot: The Customizeable Smartphone-Controlled Robot

BERO ‘Bot: The Customizeable Smartphone-Controlled Robot
Hackable toys are nothing new, but there’s something appealing about pulling a ‘bot out of your pocket and remote-controlling it from your smartphone. I’m sure that some of the flying mini drones would also fit the bill, but the BERO (Be The Robot) looks pretty cool too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Now Bigger Than Ever

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Now Bigger Than Ever
I’ve seen a couple of people with the Samsung Galaxy Note, and they all commented on how big the device felt in their hands. Well Samsung decided that it still wasn’t large enough and has announced an even bigger Galaxy Note.

Samsung Canada Gives Fan Custom Galaxy SIII for Viral Hit, Births Another Viral Hit

Samsung Canada Gives Fan Custom Galaxy SIII for Viral Hit, Births Another Viral Hit
Redditor Perma aka Shane is one lucky bastard. Samsung Canada gave him the “only customized SIII in Canada”, featuring Shane’s own drawing of a dinosaur. How did this happen? Simple. He just asked for it.

Dropbox Turns on 2-Step Verification for All Accounts: You Should Too

Dropbox Turns on 2-Step Verification for All Accounts: You Should Too
Losing the totality of your digital life can be a mind-boggling experience, which is one of the reasons that I immediately turned on 2-step verification when Google made it available for Google/Gmail accounts. Dropbox finally followed suit and I’m expecting others like PayPal and Amazon to follow as well.

Dog Caller: Your Dog Can Now Text You

Dog Caller: Your Dog Can Now Text You
Texting and messaging has evolved quite a bit ever since it was launched on the mobile phone scene, but this smart collar is the first time I’ve seen a way for your dog to send you text messages.

iPhone Dock Gives You a Hand Whenever You Need It

iPhone Dock Gives You a Hand Whenever You Need It
I sleep pretty deeply, but staring at a cold, pale, disembodied hand that holds my smartphone to stop my alarm will probably wake me up almost immediately. This smartphone stand from Harry Allen is supposed to elicit a response from anyone seeing it or touching it inadvertently in the middle of the night.

Xiaomi MI-TWO Android Phone: Only in China (for Now)

Xiaomi MI-TWO Android Phone: Only in China (for Now)
While some of our phones are still designed in the West, most of them are manufactured in China. In Beijing, the latest Xiaomi Phone was officially launched. It will be carried by Chinese-specific carriers, such as China Unicom and China Telecom.

Mobi Lens Clips onto Just About Any Smartphone or Tablet Camera

Mobi Lens Clips onto Just About Any Smartphone or Tablet Camera
Add-on lenses for smartphones are one of the easiest ways of improving your mobile photography. I’ve seen some magnetic lenses, but what happens when your precious phone is hidden away underneath a protective case? Mobi-Lens comes to the rescue with an interesting design for a clip-on lens that will solve your woes.

ChargeCard Micro USB Version Hits Kickstarter

ChargeCard Micro USB Version Hits Kickstarter
Back in late July, we talked a bit about the ChargeCard for the iPhone. The device is a credit card-sized charger that allows you to connect your iPhone to your computer USB port for charging and synchronization.
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