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PowerWatch: A smartwatch that never needs charging

I really loved the gadgets that surfaced lately, especially in terms of smartwatches. Moto 360, LG Watch Urbane, Huawei Watch W1, Samsung Gear S2, Apple Watch. All these small devices are great and they bring an addition to a busy life, but they all suffer from the same problem: you need to charge them every night in order to use them day by day. That's not necessarily the worst thing in the world, but once you forget to charge your smartwatch...

Best camera phones of 2016: smartphones for photo enthusiasts

If you're a fan of photography, but you do not have the technical knowledge or you are not yet prepared to get the big guns of photography (I'm talking about DSLRs here), you can still enjoy taking great photos with your smartphone, as long as you buy one that has great camera. We have prepared a list of the best camera phones that you can find on the market in 2016. Best camera phones - iPhone 7 Plus With iPhone 7 Plus, Apple is trying really...

Marshall London: a smartphone for music enthusiasts

This year at IFA 2015, we had the opportunity to see a smartphone that's produced by Marshall, the famous British audio company. Unsurprisingly, the London is dedicated especially to audio freaks out there. The device comes with modest specifications, but with advanced features for those who appreciate music and want a smartphone built around them. Marshall London has a 4.7 "HD resolution display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and it comes with...

BYOD – Using gadgets at workplace

Handling a large business is a complex process that's evolving as we speak due to the rapid development of technology. Certainly, the Internet has irreversibly changed the way that we do business in different types of industry, and the mobile devices that we use day by day will become a new catalyst to this change. Let's not forget that we'll probably have 2 billion active smartphones by the end of 2015 and 6 billions by the end 2020. The trend...

Sliden’Joy, the mobile accessory that doubles or triples your screen

Sliden'Joy is a gadget that can be magnetized in the back of your computer screen (PC or Mac) and it can effectively double or even triple your visual field, in high definition, simply by plugging it into a USB 3.0 port (USB or two 2.0). The 180-degree rotation of the displays makes it possible for additional screens to be placed in the direction of your choice, thus keeping the display accessible to people around the table! There are two models...

What if the Stat Trek phaser would have been designed by Apple

The Star Trek phaser is probably one of the most iconic weapons in the the Sci-fi history, along with the Star Wars' lightsaber. Martin Hayek, a designer from Netherlands, thought that he could bring a drop of joy to Star Trek fans by creating these astonishing artworks with - what he calls - the iPhaser. The images depict a weapon that captures the original design, but also add the glamour-ish Apple look and feel that we like so much. Of...

Google is postponing a project that could extend gadgets’ battery life

Google is working on many projects, some of them being kept under the radar for various reasons. According to WallStreetJournal, their Advanced Technology and Projects division has been working on a way to increase the battery efficiency by 5 to 10 times, a feature that is really needed on the market at this time. ATAP is a group of initiatives started by Google Project Ara, the modular phone that was supposed to revolutionize the market at one...

CS918 (K-R42) Quad Core Android PC Review

So, the other day I just received a package from Amazon containing a product that I wanted to buy for some time now, the CS918 / K-R42 Quad Core Android TV Box. If you don't know what an Android PC is, then you should probably read this article or this article that I wrote a while back about these small but very useful devices that are usually manufactured in China. My passion for Android PCs started with my MK808b Stick, and now I can really...

Storm eBike may change the world as we know it

What if riding a bicycle would be the coolest thing anyone in the world can do? Well, in order for that to happen, the industry needs to be revolutionized. In other words, we need to see a product that would appeal to everybody while maintaining its quality and its premium feel. Somehow, it would have to shake the industry the same way Apple did with the iPhone back in 2009. I've added this intro because the bike I'm going to present in this...

Best display technology presented at CES 2015

Hey guys,  I'm sorry for not being too active during the previous weeks. My vacation overlapped with the CES 2015 and I was unable to write anything about the show or the technology presented there. My grandfather used to say that it's better late than never, so today I decided to make a round-up of all the display technology presented this year at the show. It was a good year for display manufacturers, and I've seen few items that begged to be...

Poo Bus – Public transportation fueled by human waste

BBC.com announced that the first UK bus to run on human and food waste just started its service between Bristol and Bath. Although bio-fuel has been around for some time now, the inauguration of this bus represents an important step toward the future of transportation. Let's face it, the transition between fossil fuel and bio fuel (or electric cars) is inevitable, and humans need to understand this as soon as possible. The Bio Bus has 40 seats...

A Cool Predator Themed House From Sweden

They say that money can't buy happiness. I'm sure some of you will probably disagree at this time, since this cool Predator themed house is pure visual pleasure for any geek. The house has 121 square meters per level distributed on multiple rooms with unique and special design. If you want to buy as a special gift, you will have to spare $320,000 - at least that's what I understood from this ad page. I love the fact that as you discover the...