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Tech Deals of the Day: Friday, 8/29/2014

47 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Our friends at TechBargains.com compile a list of daily deals to help you save money. Keep in mind that as with any good deal, products are limited in quantity and can sell out quickly – so…

Which cheap tablets are worth buying?

47 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

A few years ago, tablets were poised to replace laptops as the computing device of choice. That never happened, as we've largely stuck with laptops and phones as our daily drivers, with tablets relegated to a secondary role. If you don't use a tablet...

iPHONE 6 LEAK: This is the iPhone 6 component leak you've been waiting for

We’ve seen plenty of iPhone 6 component leaks so far but this one is a lot more exciting than your average flex cable. Via Nowhereelse.fr, GeekBar has posted some new pictures on its Weibo page that purportedly show the iPhone 6’s A8 processor for the first time. Show More Summary

Why Ikea's Mostly Computer Generated Catalog Will Soon Be the Norm

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The rooms in Ikea's catalogs may look like wonderlands of inexpensive furniture, but they're mostly computer generated. Like, 75 percent computer generated. The Swedish juggernaut has experimented with CG product shots for almost a decade now, and it's getting incredibly good at it. But it's far from the only company doing it. Read more...

College Students Spend Most of College Looking at Cell Phones

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new study out of Baylor University finds that college students spend an "astounding" amount of time on their cell phones and has researchers warning of cell phone "addiction" (not in a jokey way). Read more...

Expand Your Android, Make a Robot Clean Your House, SodaStream [Deals]

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and off your Android phone, this 16GB flash drive includes a Micro USB plug and free file management software. If you're going on vacation and plan to take a lot of photos with your phone, this would be a great option for backing them up. [Sony 16GB MicroVault USB Flash Drive for Smartphones, $11] Read more...

Android is beating iOS in a way that Google will never brag about

Google and Apple never hesitate to brag about things that their platforms supposedly do better than one another but we have a hard time imagining Google bragging about beating iOS in this particular metric. UberGizmo directs our attention to a new report from Pornhub showing that more porn traffic now comes from Android phones than from iPhones. Show More Summary

Recovered ISIS Laptop Reveals Terror Groups' Bio-Warfare Plans

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When fighters belonging to a moderate Syrian rebel force raided an ISIS hideout earlier this year, they could never have expected to come away with a haul as valuable as this. What they found wasn't weapons or ammo or money, it was a laptop. Show More Summary

The Dark Knight version of The Incredibles

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I like some of Christopher Nolan's movies more than others. And I like The Dark Knight—although mostly because of Heath Ledger. But, after watching this The Dark Incredibles trailer, I have the feeling that a dark version of Brad Bird's movie would suck. Read more...

The Big Picture: a heat map of the 'entire' internet

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, though, let's say it's worth millions and millions of internet connections. Thanks to John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine which focuses on helping companies locate...

Pyle Audio PSBCG90 Smart Bicycling Computer makes a scientific project out of your exercise

Some of us do take our cycling a whole lot more seriously than the other people, and for good reason, too. After all, we took up cycling not only to help reduce our overall carbon footprint, but we would also like to get in shape – at the same time take in all the breathtaking beauty that nature has can offer. Having said that, just timing one’s bicycle ride is...

Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages

Like Amazon, it appears Google has been mulling the use of drones to deliver goods. The company recently unveiled its Project Wing, a system that uses drones with the goal of delivering goods within two minutes…

How to Stream Your Media Anywhere with Dropbox and Google Drive

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google and Dropbox have some ridiculously low-priced 1TB storage options. With so much space for so little money, what could you do with it? Well, for starters, you could turn them into your own personal media servers. Read more...

The ugliest phone Samsung ever made

Maybe we should stop whining about the fact that the Galaxy S5 looks like a band-aid — things could be much worse. Redditor Vastrax reminds us of a Samsung released more than a decade ago that we’ve tried to wipe from our memories because it was so ugly that it even makes HTC’s notoriously hideous Evo 4G LTE look stylish by comparison. Show More Summary

Hacklet #13 – Chopper Royalty

This week’s Hacklet focuses on two wheeled thunder! By that we mean some of the motorcycle and scooter projects on Hackaday.io. We’re going to ease into this Hacklet with [greg duck's] Honda Sky Restoration. Greg is giving a neglected 15-year-old scooter some love, with hopes of bringing it back to its former glory. Show More Summary

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