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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).

www.theverge.com

  • 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,

www.engadget.com

  • I bring you the most American invention of all time. It’s called the Bug-A-Salt. It’s a shotgun for killing flies.

    It uses regular table salt and fires it fast and broad enough to hit and at least knock out a fly from a distance. It’s completely non-toxic, and best of all, let’s you pretend to be John McClain from Die Hard.

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  • Hello! Welcome to this week’s edition of “Things You Really Probably Shouldn’t Do At Home! Seriously.”

    Armed with a pinch of ingenuity and a heaping fistful of insanity, garage inventor Colin Furze has recreated Wolverine’s signature claws. They extend! They retract! They… look incredibly dangerous!

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  • This week’s absurdity: shoes that magnetically let him walk across the ceiling, in honor of Magneto.


    Maybe it’s not quite as cool as full control over anything metal — but it’s still absolutely bonkers.

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  • NCIX: http://bit.ly/1rjhbcq

    Amazon: http://georiot.co/3vXo

     

    I thought I cared about 4K... And for a while I truly did. Now I have this, and I don't remember why 4K ever mattered... Welcome to my review of the LG 34UM95.

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  • Leica's been making cameras for a full century this year, and to celebrate, it's just now getting around to releasing an interchangeable-lens camera that you might actually be able to afford... until you factor in the glass. Priced around $1,850 (without a lens), the T looks like a camera that you might want to own. Its core is chiseled from a solid brick of aluminum, resulting in a beautiful body (that's equally durable). There's a 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, a 3.7-inch high-res touchscreen, a 12,500 top ISO, 1080p video capture, a 5 fps continuous shooting mode and a pair of top-mounted control wheels for adjusting exposure. There's also integrated WiFi, and you can pop on an optional electronic viewfinder, if that's your thing.

www.engadget.com

  • Zum Samsung Tablet Note 10.1 sollte ein guter Bluetooth Adapter für die heimische Musikanlage (Marantz) her. Nur welchen nehmen ?
    Aus dem breiten Angebot von Amazon kam ich schnell auf die folgenden 3 Geräte:
    1. Belkin Schnurloser Musikadapter für Bluetooth-Audiogeräte

    2. Philips Bluetooth HiFi-Adapter AEA2000/12

    3. Logitech schnurloser Musikadapter für Bluetooth Audiogeräte

    Da ich mir aus den vorhandenen Rezessionen keine klare Meinung bilden konnte, hab' ich diesmal ausnahmsweise alle 3 in Frage kommenden Produkte bei Amazon bestellt.

    Zur Begutachtung der Musik-Qualität durfte herhalten: Heino mit "Junge", Die Priester mit "Maria Stella", Rhiana mit "Diamonds" und von Laing "Morgens immer müde"; also eine bunte Mischung von Stücken, die man alle sehr gut laut hören kann.

    Richtig schlecht schlug sich das Belkin Gerät: flache Musik, wenig Bass und schlechter Empfang. Völlig indiskutabel (zumindest im direkten Vergleich mit der Konkurrenz) das Teil.

    Etwas schwieriger war die Entscheidung zwischen dem Philips und dem Logitech Gerät:
    Nach einigem hin und her schalten, hab' ich mich aber klar für das Philips Gerät entschieden: Die Varianz ist stärker, ebenso die Lautstärke. Das Grundrauschen an leisen Passagen ist weniger und auch der Empfang ist einen Hauch besser, als beim Logitech Gerät.
    Keine Entscheidungsgrundlage war das chickere Design des Philips-Gerätes. Ist ja aber auch nicht verkehrt ;-).

    Für mich kein Grund zur Abwertung war das schon recht kurze Anschlußkabel am Philips-Gerät.

    So, nun müsst Ihr bei Amazon nicht mehr so viele Adapter bestellen, sondern könnt Euch auf diese Rezession berufen.

www.amazon.de

    • Verwandeln Sie Ihre Lieblingslautsprecher in ein kabelloses Soundsystem für Ihr Smartphone oder Ihren Tablet-PC
    • Streamen Sie Audio direkt von jedem Bluetooth-Gerät aus
    • Genießen Sie tollen Sound und kabellose Bewegungsfreiheit
    • Sie können nahezu jeden beliebigen Aktivlautsprecher verwenden
    • Lieferumfang: Kabelloser Audiostreamer, Netzkabel, Cinch-auf-3,5-mm-Audiokabel, Bedienungsanleitung

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  • blueLino 1430-4G aptX Musik-Empfänger (v3.0 Bluetooth mit EDR, 3,5mm Klinkenbuchse, S/PDIF)

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  • Jambadoo is a Bluetooth audio receiver that can be plugged in to any stereo system or speakers using a 3.5mm, RCA, or Toslink digital (SPDIF) cable. It can connect to up to three Bluetooth enabled devices like phones, tablets or PCs  and receive music from each one of them without the need to reconnect. It will switch the music streams automatically when a new device starts playing a song and pause the previously playing one. Jambadoo stands out with its reliable long-range high-bandwidth Bluetooth connection and unmatched sound quality. You and your friends can share the music you love in a radically new way. Get ready to Jambadoo!

www.jambadoo.com

  • Evolution of Glass over two years.

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  • The German engineering firm showed off the Genesis design concept at the Geneva Motor Show as proof that additive manufacturing–EDAG’s fancy term for 3-D printing–can be used to make full-size car components. It’s on an entirely different scale than the tiny, 3-D printed creations coming out of a desktop Makerbot, but it’s also just a frame–a stylized chassis that’s more art than reality.

    Before settling on 3-D printing, EDAG tried a few different acronym-heavy options, including selective laser sintering ( SLS ), selective laser melting ( SLM ), and stereolithography ( SLA ). But after extensive tinkering, the final process they used was a modified version of fused-deposition modeling, or FDM .

www.wired.com

  • Google is officially getting into wearables. The company has announced Android Wear, a version of the operating system designed specifically for wearable devices. To start with, the system is made for smartwatches, and Google is moving aggressively to make itself the key name in wearables.

    The company has released two videos that show off what the watch interface will look like, and from what we've seen, it's very impressive. In addition, Motorola and LG have already revealed their first Android Wear smartwatches , which look more attractive than any smartwatches we've seen to date. Motorola's first device is featured in the picture above and the videos below.

www.theverge.com

  • Formlabs is disrupting 3D printing.

    Our reason for starting this project is simple: there are no low-cost 3D printers that meet the quality standards of the professional designer. As researchers at the MIT Media Lab, we were lucky to experience the best and most expensive fabrication equipment in the world. But, we became frustrated by the fact that all the professional-quality 3D printers were ridiculously expensive (read: tens of thousands of dollars) and were so complex to use. In 2011, we decided to build a solution to this problem ourselves, and we are now ready to share it with the world.

www.kickstarter.com

  • Der chinesische Designer Jet Ong hat eine ganz eigene Interpretation eines Qwerty Windows Phone erschaffen, das Sleek Smart Flip Phone. Wenn es nach dem Designer ginge, würde das Smartphone einen Touchscreen und das von Windows bekannte Touch Cover besitzen. Auf der einen Seite schützt das Touch Cover den Bildschirm. Umgeklappt wird es aber zur Tastatur für das Smartphone.

www.gizmodo.de

  • As the purveyor of smart phones, TVs, fridges, ovens, and even kitchen sinks , Samsung couldn't possibly let the opportunity to create smart glasses pass it by. A new report from the Korea Times cites unnamed Samsung officials who claim the company is presently developing a competitor to Google's Glass — tentatively named Galaxy Glass — which could make its debut at the IFA trade show in Berlin this September. One of the officials is quoted as saying that "wearable devices can’t generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets."

www.theverge.com

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