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TMNT Pizza Van Heads to New York on 12/16

It’s pizza time in New York next week! Well, I guess it’s always pizza time in New York. Next week, pizza time is going to be way radder than usual, though. To drum up a little extra publicity for the DVD/Blu-ray release of Teenage Mutant...Show More Summary

Qualcomm Bringing 4K to Mobile Devices in 2015 with Snapdragon 810 SoC

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon microchips have become nearly ubiquitous in high-end Android and Windows smartphones. They’re the power behind the throne in Samsung, Sony, Nokia, LG, HTC, Nexus, and Amazon smartphones, and can be found in some pretty impressive tablets. Show More Summary

Talkase is iPhone Case That Also Doubles as a Second Phone

The fascinating thing here isn’t that someone made a tiny phone that fits inside your bigger phone—it’s that we live in a time when that is a genuinely desirable product. Phones, as you might have noticed, have gotten really, really big. Show More Summary

Don’t Let Them See you Sweat with the Poker Face Pocket Mirror

Well, they’re quite a few years too late to cash in on the Lady Gaga reference, but you can’t fault them for trying. This pocket mirror is, as pictured, disguised as a pair of hole cards. The good folks running the casinos in Vegas probably won’t like it too much, but at your home games, it should really bolster your bluffing game. Show More Summary

Toshiba Canvio AeroCast Cuts The Cord When it Comes to HDTV Streaming

Toshiba’s stumbled upon a clever way to sell a set-top box with its own storage space for cheaper than usual—by outsourcing the set-top box part to the much cheaper Chromecast. Thanks to a companion app, the Canvio AeroCast can holdShow More Summary

Breaking: Kids Suck at Old TV Trivia

So, People TV gave a bunch of kids from FOX shows some old-school TV trivia, and boy were they awful at it. The preteens’ complete lack of knowledge about Fantasy Island is shocking, embarrassing, and haha just kidding, I don’t know anything about Fantasy Island either. Show More Summary

The iPhone 6 Gets an Acoustic Amplifier Case With the Boombox

A smartphone mainstay, the acoustic amplifier is always a nice backup case to carry around just in case, somehow, you get stuck with a crowd in need of music and no speakers to help you out. In case you haven’t found one elsewhere, SwitchEasy has finally given us an iPhone 6 version with their Boombox. Show More Summary

Line’s Sticker Shop Gets Real With a Pop-Up Store in New York

It’s hard to field a competitive messenger app these days, but Line has managed thanks to a wealth of features and, more importantly, thousands upon thousands of stickers that have gained Internet-wide recognition. Their sticker shop...Show More Summary

HTC Desire Eye Review: Selfies go high-res

Smartphone selfies are fun to take, but they’re lacking in one key area: image quality. You see, while, the rear cameras on smartphones have improved significantly over the years, front-facing cameras haven’t; they’ve been stuck in the 2-megapixel realm for what feels like forever. Show More Summary

IQ Brick Puts the Rubik’s Cube to Shame

Already mastered the Rubik’s Cube? Time to step up your game. The IQ Brick is throwing way more layers at you, and is going to try all the patience you have. Patience, specifically. If you’re a pro at the Rubik’s Cube, you probably already...Show More Summary

Intel’s RealSense Technology will Change Everything

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BeautyBolt is a Makeup Mirror that Charges Your Phone

Selfie time? When is it not? If you need to look your best for a prime photo op, check out the BeautyBolt Compact Mirror Power Station, a compact makeup mirror that doubles as an external battery pack. It’s practically two mirrors in one—the pink surface has been polished to that much of a sheen. Show More Summary

4K Ultra HD Content Lands at Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon announced today that they’re rolling out the first 4K content to hit their streaming service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. In addition to TV shows, including the whole slate of Amazon Original Series, a short list of movies from...Show More Summary

Futuristic Pocket Watch Packs in a Touchscreen

What at first blush looks like the ultimate tool for the 22nd century hypnotist is actually a new pocket watch from Kisai—yes, that’s right, you actually can tell time with this thing, despite all appearances. The Kisai Vortex Pocket...Show More Summary

Slings and Feathers of Outrageous Fortune – Angry Birds Turns 5

One of the original killer apps is celebrating a big milestone this week—on the 10th, Angry Birds will turn five, which is like eighty-seven in mobile technology years. Good to see their fury hasn’t abated just yet. Rovio, creators of Angry Birds, have enjoyed a lot of success over those five years, to put it mildly. Show More Summary

The Return of the Merch Continues With Star Wars Mini Speakers

Star Wars merchandise is returning with a vengeance now that The Force Awakens is on its way. Today, we have these mini speakers from iHome. The tiny speakers come in R2-D2, C-3PO, and Darth Vader designs. Otherwise, nothing too fancy here—just small, battery-powered speakers with Micro USB and headphone jack ports. Show More Summary

Samsung Gear VR Coming to AT&T This Week

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 in September, they also showed off their crack at virtual reality, the Gear VR. Turns out you’ll be able to get your very own in time for the holidays—the Gear VR will launch through AT&T on December 12. Show More Summary

George Lucas Hasn’t Watched the Star Wars Trailer Yet

If you thought everyone with an internet connection had seen the Star Wars – The Force Awakens trailer by now, you’d be wrong. The progenitor himself, George Lucas, has refrained, and his reasons are, well, pretty reasonable. When asked by Page Six about his impressions of the new Star Wars trailer, Lucas readily admitted to having not watched it. Show More Summary

Gift Guide 2014: Stocking Stuffers

Stuffing stockings has quietly become the hardest part of the holiday season. In the age of digital, shareable wish lists, it’s not like you’re going to be surprising anyone with any presents under the tree, anyway. You can try to deviate from the almighty wishlist, but you’re really going to be rolling the dice. Show More Summary

The UT.LAB Creates a Paper-Like Sneaker To Help Support Teach for America

It’s not just tech that’s getting thinner and lighter these days. The UT.LAB creates sneakers made with Tyvek, a material made of polyethylene fibers, resulting in lightweight, comfortable sneakers. Their latest designs are from recent high school graduate Criss Lopez, resulting in shoes that will raise money for Teach for America. Show More Summary

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