• Angeblich arbeitet Apple an einer eigenen Smartwatch. Wir haben deshalb die aktuellen Top-Modelle von Samsung und Sony für Android-Handys ausprobiert. Was kann Apple da lernen oder besser machen?

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  • Here’s an idea of how LG could better spend its time: Not doing that. I realize the terror that must keep OEM execs awake at night related to not missing the next big boat in tech, but smartphones on the wrist is not that boat – missing this “trend” is more like missing the swan that runs along a set track through 3 inches of muck and discarded cigarette butts at the Love Tunnel ride down by the boardwalk, rather than missing the Mayflower on its voyage to the New World.

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  • OEMs, it's time for a talk. I thought we could put this off for another few years, but it's become apparent that, left to your own devices you're not going to..

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  • This evening, a hacker going by Smealum released an exploit that seems to allow 3DS owners to run unauthorized code — or “homebrew”, as it’s known — on their devices.

    Perhaps the most interesting part of the whole story: the exploit relies on a bug in a QR code reader built into a previously almost unheard of game called Cubic Ninja.

    A week ago, the easiest place to find Cubic Ninja was in your local game shop’s bargain bin. After hackers disclosed the name of the game involved with the hack, however, prices skyrocketed. Whereas a used copy may have cost you under a buck on Amazon a week ago, copies are now going for $40-70. It’s no sealed-in-box copy of Chrono Trigger (or, better yet, Gamma Attack), but that’s some pretty insane overnight inflation.

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  • The Android Wear smartwatch collection is expanding, with a host of new devices hitting pre-holiday season after their initial debut this summer. The Asus ZenWatch will be the next to go on sale, with a street date of November 9 for Best Buy initially, with a later launch date on Google Play in the U.S., at a price of $199. We first got wind of the Asus Android Wear device at Google’s I/O in June, via an exclusive report right here on TechCrunch, but customers will start getting their actual hands on hardware soon.

    The Asus project is interesting for a couple of reasons: First, it manages to offer a unique design compared to other rectangular Android Wear watches, and one that might closest resemble the Apple Watch coming next year from everyone’s favorite fruit company, at least on a surface level. Second, it’s the first Android Wear watch to include UI features and more customized software. Google has said that it kept the initial release of Android Wear devices pretty basic and essentially all locked on providing the same experience, but also that manufacturers wouldn’t always be so handcuffed, so it’ll be interesting to see what Asus does with the first taste of a bit more freedom.

    While all the Android Wear devices to date have managed to perform admirably in terms of nailing the basics, I’ve yet to test one that struck me as anything other than a passing fancy. The Moto 360 probably comes closest, but the fact that its circular display isn’t a perfect circle is almost heartbreaking from a design standpoint, and despite marketing bluster, Android Wear seems better suited to square or rectangular displays. Asus is offering a look that should be a good mix of fashion and function, with a battery-friendly AMOLED display and easily customizable strap options. There’s no built-in GPS, however, which means it can’t take advantage of the latest software offerings in the Android Wear platform firmware.

    At $199, the Asus ZenWatch is on par with most current devices, but its unique customization of Android Wear might start to show us how OEMs can differentiate Android wearables outside of hardware design considerations.

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  • Picture, if you will, an all-in-one desktop, with a 23-inch monitor. It looks a bit like an iMac. Now, add a horizontal touchscreen to the base of the device, where you might otherwise put a keyboard. To top it all off, stick a 3D scanner in a unit that hangs over the computer’s monitor, centered over a touchscreen.

    That’s Sprout, HP’s new all-in-one PC. It’s a bit…unconventional.

    HP is calling it a part of its new “blended reality” push, which is designed to combine computers and 3D printers into one big creation ecosystem. Thanks to the 3D scanning unit, Sprout users will be able to take a physical object and turn it into digital bits. The touchscreen will allow people to manipulate objects, draw, and perform other tasks that aren’t as well-suited to a keyboard and mouse. Here’s a video that shows it off:

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  • Alienware's newest desktop PC has arrived in the form of the Area 51 — a behemoth hexagonal tower made to better serve gamers looking for top-line performance. It ships with the new Intel Haswell-E 6- and 8-core processors, and appears to be an apt successor to the company's long line of purpose-built gaming boxes.


    Starting at $1699 and available to order tomorrow, the Area 51 is equipped to allow all sorts of customization, like the ability to fit five hard drives (SSD or HDD) and three double-wide 300W graphics cards on the inside, or program nine different lighting zones on the outside.

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  • Dacuda is raising funds for PocketScan on Kickstarter! PocketScan, the world's smallest wireless scanner!

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  • Best explanation of the Apple iPhone 6 plus #Bengate I’ve seen. #Bengate is blowing up as a trend, but for the most part a diversion. Watch this for a brief overview of the real risks.

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  • The 512GB card is rated for 4K video capture and able to write all the data needed to store ultra-high-res footage in real time. Photographers will also like its ability to keep pace with high-speed burst photography.

    The card can handle a lot of wear and tear, too, including dunking in water and trips through an X-ray machine.

    Big storage doesn't come cheap, though. The price: $800.

    SanDisk has other storage options in its Extreme Pro line, such as 128GB and 256GB SD cards.

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  • Unlike anything you've ever seen, we're creating an entirely new means of storytelling, a completely new art form. Entertainment like nothing you've ever seen. 

    Be onstage with your favorite artist, or watch the action from on the field. Stand amidst the redwoods, or atop the Great Wall of China. 

    Want to find out for yourself? Here's where we'll be offering demos next:

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  • When I met with OM Audio in Manhattan to check out what the company was calling the "world's first levitating Bluetooth speaker," I didn't bat an eye. I had never myself seen a levitating speaker before that day, and a thorough internet search turned up nil. As it turns out, a Taiwanese company has been showing off a very similar (albeit nonfunctioning) device for months.

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    This Magical Inkless Pen Never Needs a Refill

    Napkin 4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano | $120 Sun Lee

    Italian design firm Pininfarina—famous for shaping such iconic Ferraris as the Daytona and the F40—is now applying its automotive eye to the world of high-end writing instruments. The wood and aluminum Cambiano pen, made in partnership with Napkin, takes both its name and its visual cues from Pininfarina's latest concept car, a plug-in electric with a range of 500 miles. But this sleek stylus can go forever without filling up: Rather than transferring anything to the page, the alloy tip makes its mark by oxidizing the paper it touches. You can use it to write an entire novel—or even a six-volume set. Your hand will give up before the Cambiano does.

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    This week, Sharp, Softbank, and Sprint announced a new line of devices called Aquos Crystal, which feature full-screen designs like nothing we've seen before. Sprint confirmed today that it would be getting the 5-inch Aquos Crystal smartphone, a new mid-range device unlike anything else in Sprint's or other US carrier lineups. Oh, and it's going to sell for a measly $239 without a contract (or $10 per month with Sprint's Easy Pay plan or $149.99 on Sprint's prepaid Boost or Virgin brands).

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  • Undocking's a breeze, works with cases, gorgeous on your desk. Frustrated with Apple's docks, we designed our own.

    • Easy, one-handed undocking - guaranteed
    • Beautifully milled from a single solid block aluminum
    • Perfectly seamless
    • Works with cases. Backpad flips for thicker ones
    • NanoPad™ bottom grips rock-hard to smooth surfaces
    • Gorgeous 20-step anodized finishes
    • Securely mounts your Apple Lightning cable
    • Made in USA

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  • So you want a gamepad to play that new platformer on your Windows PC, but you don't relish the idea of buying an expensive peripheral that will collect dust after you're done. Are you stuck using the keyboard? Not if Ideum has its way -- it's updating its GestureWorks Gameplay virtual controller app with Android support,

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