Electronics

Samsung’s ‘Gear Circle’ Combines Headphones With Text Alerts

Samsung’s ‘Gear Circle’ Combines Headphones With Text Alerts

Alongside the Gear S smartwatch, Samsung recently announced the Gear Circle, a pair of wireless earphones that can pair with your smartphone and vibrate to alert you to calls and notifications. Samsung says Gear Circle users can also use the wearable device's Bluetooth connection to listen to music on their smartphone, or ...

Philips’ Hue Lux Bulbs are Connected Bulbs at Half the Price

Philips’ Hue Lux Bulbs are Connected Bulbs at Half the Price

If you’re like me, you love your Philips Hue light bulbs, but hate paying $60 per bulb for a connected light that can do almost all colors of the rainbow (a true blue is a problem). For half the price you can pick up one of the new Hue Lux bulbs from Philips that work with the Hue lighting system, but only produce white ...

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable. But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse. For teenage apparel retailers, that screen-obsessed teenager poses a big threat in the still-important back-to-school sales season. Muscle shirts and strategically ripped ...

Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine Combines Style and Functionality

Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine Combines Style and Functionality

If you've been writing with Livescribe, your life just got a little more stylish. Livescribe recently unveiled the Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine, which is compatible with all Livescribe smartpens and brings the classic design of Moleskine, with rounded edges, page ribbon, and leather binding, to the digital ...

BKON’s Craft Brewer Creates Made-to-Order Beverages in 90 Seconds

BKON’s Craft Brewer Creates Made-to-Order Beverages in 90 Seconds

One of the newest additions to the culinary world aims to make top-notch craft beverages -- and not make you wait forever to start drinking them. BKON (pronounced ‘beacon’) recently unveiled a craft brewer that lets chefs, mixologists and baristas create made-to-order craft beverages -- like teas, coffees, spirits, and ...

Report: Apple’s Wearable Won’t Ship Until Early 2015

Report: Apple’s Wearable Won’t Ship Until Early 2015

There's a reason Apple's wearable device hasn't leaked out yet: it won't be shipping to consumers anytime soon. According to Recode, the iWatch (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) isn't scheduled to hit retail shelves until early next year — several months after its world debut on September 9th. That means Apple will ...

The Internet of Things Needs a Human Touch in Order to Succeed

The Internet of Things Needs a Human Touch in Order to Succeed

Often when discussing the internet of things, we tend to go on and on about collecting data and the potential efficiencies that come from understanding that data. The assumption is that much of that understanding will come in the form of an algorithm, but an article by John Hagel and John Seely Brown offers another ...

September Will Be Known as the Month of the Smartwatch

September Will Be Known as the Month of the Smartwatch

As folks come back from their August vacations, September is poised for another rapid-fire batch of consumer electronics announcements. Samsung, Sony, Motorola and Apple all have major launches scheduled in the next couple weeks, not to mention the IFA show. New smartwatch products are expected at many of those events. Last ...

‘The Coolest’ Cooler Ends Kickstarter As Most-Funded Project Ever

‘The Coolest’ Cooler Ends Kickstarter As Most-Funded Project Ever

It's the most successful Kickstarter campaign ever. The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012. Why have more than 60,000 people contributed to a cooler campaign? Well, this cooler includes a blender, waterproof ...

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple’s latest twists on technology. These events have become an annual rite since the 2007 release of the iPhone. This year’s ...