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Brian Krebs has found a fascinating example of a card skimmer - essentially a machine that steals your credit card number - that masquerades as a real POS terminal. The skimmer fits over the ubiquitous Verifone POS reader and even reads key-presses. Show More Summary
Microsoft has recognized that people appreciate the chance to make their own stuff, possibly due to the success of PlayStation exclusive LittleBigPlanet, and that's why it created Project Spark, previewed back in June at E3. Spark is...Show More Summary
After revealing that Sony had sold 250k PS4 units in the UK over opening weekend, the company has finally announced global sales over the past two weeks. According to Sony's PlayStation blog, the company sold 2.1 million units of the PlayStation 4 in the past two weeks, starting on November 15th on launch day. Show More Summary
Apple has been issued a patent by the USPO today (via AppleInsider) that describes a system for using facial recognition and detection on a mobile or desktop computing device. This could work a lot like the Android face unlock option,...Show More Summary
Hex3, the company behind a successfully Kickstarted pressure-sensitive stylus called JaJa, and a follow-up stylus for tablets, called Nota, which had a (relatively) fine 3.7mm tip to make scribbling on a slate more precise, is expanding its line-up with three new stylus products -- under a new brand name, YuFu.
Why should the ladies have all the fun? Like Le Tote and Rent The Runway, a new start-up, Eleven James, is offering something men may find alluring: the opportunity to wear a cool new watch every few months for a monthly fee.
The PlayStation 4 took home the record for sales of a launch console this weekend in the UK, topping 250,000 units sold in 48 hours, which tallies up to around $1.4 billion U.S. in sales, according to The Telegraph. That's far better...Show More Summary
Jeff Bezos shocked Middle America during a CBS “60 Minutes” segment with Charlie Rose: 30-minute Amazon deliveries by drones. Whether it's a real product or genius PR stunt on the eve of the biggest online shopping day of the year, it doesn't matter. Show More Summary
There have been so many permutations of the standard backpack at this point that it's hard for a bag maker to come up with an original spin that adds anything to the formula. WaterField, a San Francisco-based manufacturer with a reputation for quality, has done an admirable job with their new Staad bag. Show More Summary
In case you do not have access to your smartphone, computer, tablet, smart TV, Xbox 360, PS3, Boxee Box, PS Vita or any of the other countless connected devices, you can now watch YouTube on a Nintendo 3DS. Nearly 2 years after its launch, the 3DS now has a YouTube app. Show More Summary
Oh, Amazon. You're silly. But also very right. In Amazon's latest assault on the gadget establishment, the Kindle HDK 8.9 takes on the iPad Air, correctly pointing out that Amazon's offering has a better screen and is lighter than its Apple counterpart. Show More Summary
Another contender for smart(en)ing up your home has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds. The Beijing-based startup behind PlugAway has put together Wi-Fi connected plugs and LED lightbulbs which, used in conjunction with its Android or iOS app, can remotely switch your appliances on or off, or dim or kill your lights.
Let's ignore, for a moment, all of the obvious problems with a drone-based Amazon Prime delivery system. Let's ignore the fact that you can get free stuff if you're a good shot with a rifle and let's ignore the fact that a 10 mile range...Show More Summary
Jeff Bezos revealed something that truly would revolutionize ecommerce and online ordering, should it become widely used: automated air delivery drones that could deliver 86 percent of the goods Amazon ships to customers today (packages under 5 pounds), in less than 30 minutes in many cases. Show More Summary
Waterloo-based startup Palette is building a moddable hardware controller for your computer that can turn into a complete mixing board, should you need one. It's a hand accessory that fits the description of something I've actually been looking around for based on the fact that editing video without some sliders for fine-tune scrubbing is a pain, and it's on Kickstarter now.
In a bid to get a slice of the lucrative karaoke market, musiXmatch, the song lyrics database and maker of accompanying mobile apps that let you view lyrics of songs you're listening to, is getting into the hardware game. Partnering with IK Multimedia, the UK/Italian company is releasing a "custom-designed" microphone accessory and updated app targeting karaoke enthusiasts.
Motorola may have designed its cheap Moto X with international markets in mind, but cost-conscious phone nerds in the United States now join in the fun too -- the company has confirmed that it'll sell both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the device on its website starting today.
After a turn as a provider of software for the Philips Hue ecosystem, startup Goldee is getting into the messy hardware game. The company's first product is a smart light switch designed to be used with Hue, as well as with other connected bulb systems including LIFX and iLumi. Show More Summary
In early October, we brought you our thoughts on the seven-inch Kindle Fire HDX, of which John is a huge fan. Today we bring you the seven-incher's big brother, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
Movement tracking could get a whole lot more granular if the New York-based startup behind this wearable sensor gets its way. Notch, currently being shown off in prototype form on Kickstarter, is a wearable sensor designed to be concealed...Show More Summary