In every age, and on any frontier, an explorer needs his navigational tools. In so much, the technology of exploration has evolved quite radically over the centuries. We went from the cross-staff, to the back staff, from the compass, to the GPS, and so on and so forth. As human beings we have a natural instinct to explore; we want to find new places where there’s cool stuff, and plenty of action. Now, thanks to the digital age, the wireless age, and the digitally witless age, we no longer have to explore alone. There’s an app that connects every pub bar fly, pub crawler, and high end alcoholic and lets them instantly share their discoveries. Its a little marvel of technology called Untappd.
In an age where every game you want to play can easily be downloaded onto your phone within seconds, we have forgotten what it feels like to play games on handheld devices that you actually had to beg your parents to buy for you, i.e. Gameboys, Yak Baks and Bop-It.
Want to impress your tech-savvy crush? Need an unconventional holiday gift idea? Or just an excuse to get some extra Internet in your life? Red Envelope is selling a combination of USB/Wi-Fi hotspot cufflinks in a sleek design with a sliver finish. We spoted this gadget and just had to share! One cufflink can hold up to two gigabytes of data, and the other is a Wi-Fi hotspot for all wireless devices--phones, laptops, tablets, etc. Look professional while you're providing Internet access to a village of wireless electronics. Enjoy!
JBL's newest headphones hit the market a month ago, and they've already made a big splash. Connor Cruise, adopted son of actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, was spotted wearing these top-of-the-line headphones while the kept the party rocking until the early morning hours at a concert for Rihanna.
If headphones were cars, then the JBL Synchros 700, the model in the photograph, is a Cadillac. With leather ear cushions and a die-cast aluminum frame, the sleek design is capable of supporting PureBass technology, and has a rechargeable battery that allows 28 hours of listening pleasure. These headphones also have an enviable "LiveStage" digital signal processor that provides the listener with lifelike sound JBL also offers headphones that are in-ear for a more affordable price. The Synchros also come in the series 500 and 300, with inner ear headphones. The Synchros 700 cost $349.95, while the inner ear headphones are a more affordable $99.95 Happy listening!
Although the look may resemble that of Lavar Burton's in Star Trek, the yet-to-be-released Google Glass only represents the most state-of -art technology. Glass is an incredible innovation—wearable technology in glasses form—that finally puts mankind in the same league as that of Star Trek and The Jetsons; Google Glass is the future. It is not currently available for consumers, but there are a handful currently being “tested” by “Google Explorers." Such explorers are individuals who applied for the privilege on the Google Glass website, and received a preliminary product. Its advanced technology has it priced at about $1,500, but its current “testers” are discovering that futurity can have some kinks.
It only took 30 years, but finally, Samsung has developed a coveted technology to the likes of those used by the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Yes, it’s real: “the telecommunicator,” but Samsung has given it more aesthetic appeal. The new Galaxy Note 3 comes newly equipped with Galaxy Gear, or a “smart watch,” that allows users of the new phone to utilize multiple options all at the convenience of their wrists. This accessory sets Samsung a step ahead in the cell phone market. Never before have we come so close to living the life of a super hero through an Android operating system!
In the smartphone war, Samsung has the largest market share, but Apple is prom king, due to genius marketing campaigns and sleek designs. Samsung's latest tactical move is the relase of the Galaxy Round, the world's first curved smartphone. The curvature is made possible by a technological breakthrough, however, its practical function isn't immediately apparent. At the very least, it is attention-grabbing, and raises the question about what the curved screen could be used for. Another cool feature is the Roll Effect, which allows users to check battery life, time, and missed calls by tipping the phone towards themselves at an angle when the home screen is off.
Lego blocks are a fond nostalgic memory for all. When we were young, we would head to the Lego box and make the most complicated structures of the tiny fingers. And even more thrilling than the Lego blocks themselves were the Lego people: the yellow skinned, stiff-legged figures became either gymnasts or mad scientists, depending where you imagination leads. And now, despite the fact that we are well into our adulthood, there may be a legitimate reason to play with them again: Legos could be the next step after Google Calendar, to help people organize their time into manageable, bite-sized chunks.
The world of 3D printing is on the rise as it transforms and intersects with burgeoning technology. Customization of everyday objects has come to the forefront as one the most promising and useful aspects of it all. The newest addition to the 3D family is the Blizzident tooth-cleaning system created through both custom scanning and printing.
The cool thing about Blizzident is that it is shaped just like your teeth. You bite down for six seconds and proceed to have every single one of your teeth cleaned to perfection. The toothbrush jiggles up and down and side to side reaching difficult regions we often forget. The new toothbrush ensures a thorough clean with tongue scraping and optimum bristle pressures, easy flossing capabilities in 100% recyclable materials.
Waiting in lines can be a hassle, but for Apple’s new Iphone 5s and 5c people are willing to grin and bear it. Eager fans waiting outside Apple stores suggested that the unveiling was the highest record launch in iPhone history. The high-end iPhone 5s and the cheaper iPhone 5c went on sale in the U.S., China and nine other territories, culminating to 9 million sells by the end of its opening weekend.