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Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that...Show More Summary

Adobe’s Cloud Photoshop Suggests We May Finally Realize The Dream Of Streamed Computing

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting...Show More Summary

Beats Solo2 Wireless Review: Bluetooth Adds Considerably To The Solo Appeal

Beats is taking its Solo line wireless, with a new set of Bluetooth cans that match the wired Solo2 almost exactly in terms of external design. Surprisingly, they also match their wired counterpart in terms of sound, both when used with the included aux cable with inline remote, and when they’re used with the Bluetooth wireless connection. Show More Summary

Nest’s CEO Calls Its Tech The “Conscious Home” Because “It’s Not Smarter Than You”

The leader of the “smart home” industry doesn’t want to call it that any more. Nest CEO Tony Fadell says his company calls it the “Conscious Home” because its connected thermostat and smoke alarm, create a two-way relationship with users where both help and teach each other. “We call it the conscious home. Smart is overused. It’s not smarter than… Read More

Jolla Is Crowdfunding An iPad Alternative Focused On Multitasking

Finnish smartphone startup Jolla has revealed the next step in its hardware journey: it’s making a tablet, albeit The Jolla Tablet will be crowdfunded. So this is mostly a pitch for pre-orders right now, with the price-tag starting at $189 for the first 2,000 pledgers. Read More

Apple Patents A Mouse With A Built-In Scanner And Display

Apple has been granted a new patent by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a mouse with an embedded scanner. The scanner can be used to actually scan images, and display them on an embedded screen, but it also would help...Show More Summary

Fitness Wearables Will Bounce Back From Smartwatch Threat, Says Gartner

What’s the short term trajectory for fitness wearables? Down. Analyst Gartner is projecting a dip in overall shipments next year, owing to overlapping functionality between different types of fitness wearables and because smartwatches are eating into their functionality (while also offering more in the way of communications features). Read More

After Divorcing Microsoft, Nokia Reveals The N1, An Android Tablet Hitting China First

Today at the Slush conference in Helsinki, home-town hero Nokia — the part of the business that did not get sold off to Microsoft, that is – has revealed its first device: the N1, a iPad-like small tablet with an aluminum shell, a 7.9-inch screen and the Android Lollipop OS. Selling for $249, it will be sold first in China by way of a manufacturing and distribution… Read More

Intel’s MICA Smart Bracelet Will Be In Stores Before Christmas For $495

Intel today debuted the Intel MICA bracelet (short for “My Intelligent Communications Accessory), which was developed in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, the CFDA and sold exclusively at Barneys. The company also announced that it will go on sale in time for Christmas, and will retail for $495. Show More Summary

Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools

Google is already leading the pack in terms of tablets and notebooks sold to K-12 education providers, according to recent numbers from research firm IDC, and now it has gained another powerful new ally: The New York City Department of Education. Show More Summary

iOS 8.1.1 Brings Bug Fixes, Hope For iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Device Owners

iOS 8.1.1 is now available, as the first update since Apple’s launch of Apple Pay on the platform. It includes a number of bug fixes, improved overall stability, and, most importantly, performance improvements for older devices including the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. Show More Summary

YotaPhone 2 Dual-Screen Smartphone Gets Its Debut December 3

Smartphones are mostly similar, barring differences in performance, attention to detail and features that these days can seem pretty minor, especially on paper. YotaPhone is a different kettle of fish, a device from a Russian company...Show More Summary

Asus Republic Of Gamers G551M Gaming Notebook Review

Gaming laptops are a hard needle to thread. On the one hand, you need something that’s portable enough to be considered an actual laptop. On the other, you need it to have enough power to handle some of the latest and greatest games available for PCs, and not at minimum graphics settings (which doesn’t count). Show More Summary

Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over...Show More Summary

Most People Prefer The iPhone 6, But The 6 Plus Is Selling OK, Says Analyst

Turns out you weren’t the only one that thought the new iPhone 6 Plus is just too big to carry around as a normal phone. A new study suggests [PDF] that the sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are largely driven by the 4.7-inch model. However,...Show More Summary

Nokia Teases “Something” That Either Is, Or Comes In, A Black Box

Nokia is getting back into hardware after selling its handset division to Microsoft, but its re-entry into the gadgets market doesn’t look like it’s going to be a phone. The Finnish company tweeted out a teaser for an announcement it’s...Show More Summary

As Developers Depart, Google Glass Is Ready To Become This Era’s Segway

Just over 18 months ago Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he found having to talk to Google Glass out loud “the weirdest thing” and admitted that there would be “places where Google Glass are inappropriate.” Well, hello! I think theShow More Summary

Self-Tracking Suitcase Passes $1M On Indiegogo

From wearables to moveables, the rise of the sensornet rolls on: a Bluetooth-connected suitcase which keeps tabs on where in the world you’ve traveled and tracks its own location using GPS so you’ll never have to leave the lost luggage department with a crestfallen face has passed $1 million raised on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website. Read More

The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

Human interaction is hard. Humans are weird animals, covered in hair and full of blood and stuff and getting to know one or two for the purposes of procreation or whatever is really hard. But not if you have Tinder! It’s a dating app that lets you pick people based on appearance. Show More Summary

The Samsung Gear S Is A Smartphone On Your Wrist

Announced back in September, the Samsung Gear S is the South Korean electronics company’s sixth attempt at making a smartwatch. It’s got the specs of a mid-range phone from a few years back and runs Tizen, Samsung’s own operating system. Read More

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