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Lady Hit With Ball At NBA Game As She Stares At Phone
Every day it seems, more and more people are facing the serious consequences of not paying attention to what’s happening in front of them due to looking down at a smartphone. Just last week, TechBeat shared the story of a woman who walked right into a moving train because... Read more
Father Remotely Views Birth Of His Son With Samsung Gear VR
Three weeks ago, my wife gave birth to our first born son. I was there throughout the whole process and I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. But what if I couldn’t have been there? What if I couldn’t have witnessed the miracle of my son being born? I... Read more
9 Ways to Repurpose That Old Smartphone
In the market for a new smartphone? Whether yours has taken a splash in the pool one too many times or you’re just ready to take advantage of the hottest new device releases coming up in the next few months, you may be wondering what to do with your... Read more
Tim Cook Wanted To Give Steve Jobs Part Of His Liver
What’s the measure of a good friend? A shoulder to cry on? A willingness to spend time no matter what else might be happening? Someone who would drop everything in an instant at the moment you needed them most? Or, let’s take it to a more extreme level; is... Read more
Supercard from Travelex Erases Charges Abroad
It is really easy to use your bank cards when paying for goods and services whilst abroad. The down side is that more often than not, you are going to return to a few charges in the way of additional fees and charges that have been bolted on by... Read more
8 Life Hacks Using Your Old Legos
There’s not much that isn’t awesome about Legos, even if you’re solidly anti-pink ones. But unless you’ve got a secret stash of bricks that you pull out to play with in times of mental distress, you’ve probably outgrown them by now. They cost too much to just get rid... Read more
Cortana Coming to iOS & Android Phones
I really take advantage of Siri on my iPhone. I know a lot of people who have iPhones and don’t utilize her at all, but I’ve found the digital assistant to be very helpful. I especially use her for reminding me to do things so I don’t forget them,... Read more
Making Of Grand Theft Auto To Be Subject Of BBC Show
There are now all kinds of television shows on the air I never thought I’d see, such as: Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo, Toddlers and Tiaras, Teen Mom, and my personal favorite, Dance Moms. It seems just about anything counts as entertainment, and proving my point, a new show documenting the making of the... Read more
Will The Next iPhone Be Waterproof?
Even though the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are selling hotly off the shelves, people are still enamored by the prospects of what the next iPhone will have. One of the top questions seems to revolve around whether it will be waterproof or not. While I’ve never... Read more
Samsung Announce ‘Charge The Life’ Animal Battery Packs
As I have mentioned one or two times in the past, it is really irritating when your battery runs out on your device. You may have had one of those super hectic days where all you seem to be doing is staring at a screen. The result of which... Read more
Apple Shareholders Want Tim Cook To Acquire Tesla Motors
Two prominent Apple shareholders asked CEO Tim Cook if he was considering acquiring Tesla Motors, the most prominent electric car company headed by inventor Elon Musk. It has been rumored before, although shareholders have not been quite so vocal on the subject. Cook averted the question, simply stating he... Read more
Batman Arkham Knight Goes Mature For The First Time
Let me be honest for a minute here; I love Batman, and I love video games. So naturally, I’ve played several games featuring the Dark Knight over the years, and let’s just face it – some of them have been a lot better than others. I remember one for... Read more
Top 5 Products from Wearable Technology Show 2015
Wearables are everywhere these days, they even have their very own show! At this year’s Wearable Technology Show, held at the Excel Centre in London UK, the field has been opened up wide in all sorts of areas. From medical technology and sport and fitness through to augmented reality,... Read more
Why The Apple Watch Is A “Shut Up And Take My Money” Device
Isn’t it weird how times have changed? Time used to stop when Apple launched a new device, even if it was just a shinier, flashier update to an existing model. But now, with the announcement of the specs for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch, the industry is kind of like,... Read more
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: It’s Like Having A Kinect Inside Your Laptop
The new RealSense 3D camera from chip manufacturer Intel, has been described as having one of the next-generation Kinect sensors right inside your laptop. The Intel RealSense 3D camera will, in effect, transform your usual workspace into a kind of holodeck. The system comes complete with a very sophisticated gesture... Read more
Driver On Facebook Allegedly Kills 3 People
I’m not sure what it’s going to take to get drivers to put down their Facebook accounts while they’re driving, but if stories like this help in even the smallest way, I’ll keep sharing them. It was just pointed out within the last couple of weeks thanks to a... Read more
Apple Event Roundup: Apple Watch, New MacBook
The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco US was the setting of the latest Apple Live event. Everybody was expecting Apple Watch to be deconstructed, pulled apart and generally drooled all over and yet there still remained a mystery surrounding the event. Some were predicting an... Read more
Cinder Cooks Your Steak Perfectly, Every Time
I’ve become quite the avid griller over the past couple of years. My wife and I have tried grilling just about everything we deem “grill-able”, from vegetables to potatoes to chicken. We of course also grill the staple items – burgers, hot dogs, brats, you name it. I’ve also... Read more