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A Roundup of Samsung and Sony Rumors

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The largest manufacturers of devices on Android cannot stop work for a single day on new devices. And no matter how hard the company works to keep secret the details of unannounced gadgets, leaks are inevitable. Let’s have a look at rumors from two of the biggest Android smartphones makers – Sony and Samsung. Sony… Read more »

What Happens When a Chinese Factory Makes Knockoffs of Your Product

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After launching their waterproof shower speakers on Amazon, FRESHeTECH started seeing a slew of negative reviews. The battery was only lasting a few days, products weren’t working, and customers were upset. Meanwhile, other customers were completely satisfied, enjoying month-long battery life and recommending the product to their friends. What was going on?  Knockoffs.  FRESHeTECH had… Read more »

Don’t Let TSA Confiscate Your Smartphone: Portable Chargers Under $50


This week, TSA announced that it will confiscate any battery-dead cellphone from boarding the plane. Specifically, international flights that are U.S. bound. This is important to anyone flying because smartphones run out of battery when you least expect it. So, if you’re on the go and don’t get a chance to charge your phone before your… Read more »

Phone Sex Gets Literal with OhMiBod’s New Remote Vibrator App


It all starts with tell me what you’re wearing right now, and next thing you know the phone conversation gets naughtier. Thanks to technology, your phone sex is about to get a lot more interactive. If you are in a long-distance relationship, looking to spice things up with your current partner, or even trying to change how you play solo,… Read more »

British Airways Is Testing a “Happiness Blanket” 

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British Airways is replacing those cheap plane blankets with smart wearable gadgets. The “happiness blanket,” which has been tested on flights from London to New York, will turn red if you’re tense and blue if you’re relaxed. The blanket’s neurosensors and fiber optic technology receive data from a headpiece you wear, which measures your brainwaves.  Unsurprisingly, initial tests… Read more »

Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow: Baratunde Thurston Chats with Us About GE’s Masterclass Series


Suck, squeeze, bang, blow – and so goes a simple explanation on how jet engines work. In a new series of videos created by General Electric, comedian and technologist Baratunde Thurston takes us behind the scenes of what goes on at GE’s Global Research facility. Currently a set of six videos, GE’s Masterclass series goes into explaining… Read more »

Now You Can Make Sweet Sweet Love to Your iPad


You can’t say innovation is not revolutionizing the adult enterainment industry. Tech gadgets are not only becoming sexier but racier due to consumer demand. Take Fleshlight’s release of the Fleshlight Launchpad, an iPad case for your penis. The company has been working on this thing for two and a half years and has received great customer reviews. This shouldn’t surprise… Read more »

FashionTEQ Launches Smart Jewelry for Women On the Go


It is obvious that wearable tech is booming. According to a recent study, retail revenue from wearable technology is predicted to jump from about $1.4 billion in 2013 to as much as $19 billion in 2018. But some of the options in the market are not exactly fashionable. With this in mind, FashionTEQ, a wearable technology company based… Read more »

This Tel Aviv Startup is Developing a Smartphone Battery That Can Charge in 30 Seconds


As users of mobile handsets move away from traditional landlines to cell phones, it is becoming very important for the manufacturers of mobile telephones to come up with ways of improving the charging capability of mobile phones as well as the lifespan of their batteries. We’re starting to see batteries enter the market capable of getting… Read more »

Kickstarter Will Become the New Norm For Young Entrepreneurs: Juiceboxx is the Perfect Example


A few months ago, Lucas Williamson and Scott Scherpenberg, two young entrepreneurs and the co-founders of Juiceboxx, didn’t know they would make more than $30,000 to help launch their startup. Despite the fact that some entrepreneurs rely only on investors and college business plan competitions, the Juiceboxx team took another approach: Kickstarter. While most of… Read more »

The Slick Bib: Utilizing an Engineering Background to Design a New Kind of Running Shirt


While an undergrad at the University of Virginia, Adrian Santos pursued a major in chemical engineering. “I like chemistry, and I liked solving problems…[and I liked] taking things apart and putting them back together,” said Santos, regarding his motivations for choosing to study engineering. But four years after getting his engineering degree, Santos has found… Read more »