Thermos and Apple. Maybe not two brands that you would necessarily put together. But today, the two have bonded as the popular home goods company has launched a new water bottle with iOS connectivity built-in. Instead of relying on those third-party apps that track your water in-take, Thermos would like to take the reigns on all your H2O data on the way to building healthier habits.
General August 7
It’s time for back-to-school shopping! Just a few more weeks until classes start, so we’ve compiled our favorite gadgets, decor, fashion, and accessories for every college student’s apartment or dorm.
Get the grades and make new friends with some of our fave picks below: expand full story
General August 6
Following Microsoft, EA and Konami’s Gamecom 2015 announcements, Blizzard has now detailed the latest expansion to the World of Warcraft saga. On stage today in Germany, the company showed off a pair of new videos for the upcoming Warcraft: Legion expansion along with some details on what players can expect from the MMORPG’s latest add-on: expand full story
Outside of adding more megapixels and upping resolution, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to improve on action cameras. GoPro has been out front of the pack for awhile with 4K video and ultra-compact options that fill the needs for most consumers. So when it comes to innovation, the best target for new entries into the marketplace is software. iOS connectivity is a must and most consumers just want to record their moments and have it instantly edited with automatic backup for later.
Enter Graava. Instead of leaning hard on technical specifications, it wants to simplify the video recording process down to the touch of a button. Its programers have modeled it after the human brain, focusing on sensory changes like sound or vision and even heart rate to capture the most important moments. expand full story
General August 5
Seems like every consumer speaker company is offering a whole home audio solution these days. From SONOS to LG and Hitachi, these systems are becoming the industry standard to fill every room with sound.
Today, Bang & Olufsen is revealing their own plans for connected multi-room speakers. We first caught wind of this back in January at CES when B&O released the BeoSound Moment. Now its all coming together in a simple – yet pricey – customizable package. expand full story
With just 27 days to go, the countdown for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is on. As you saw from the Microsoft and EA press events, Gamescom 2015 is in full swing and Konami has some new TPP content to go along with it. This morning we got a new trailer and now, as promised, brand new gameplay footage with developer commentary: expand full story
General August 4
Printers aren’t exactly the most forwarded thinking piece of equipment in our homes and offices. For years it has been the same tale of buying new hardware, refilling it with ink and starting the process over again after a few cycles around the sun.
Epson is setting out to change all of that, not with some special new technology, but by giving you a whole ton of ink up front. The new EcoTank line of printers plans on flipping the whole industry on its head by providing a new way of filling up those ink tanks. In fact, Epson states that it will take you multiple years to get through one. expand full story
Gamescom is well underway over in Europe and today Microsoft took the stage to detail new features and games for the Xbox One. After a huge showing at E3 a few months back, we were anxious to see what Microsoft would bring to the table. There were a few game announcements and new software/hardware features detailed, as well as a beautiful new limited edition console. We have the full details below on all of today’s news.
There are plenty of options out there for powering your iPhone or iPad. But sometimes a plain old white or black cable won’t do the job. If you’re in need of some more style, we’ve rounded up the best (and coolest) looking Apple-certified MFi Lightning cables out there. We have highlighted many different manufacturers that use a variety of materials such as fabric, leather and nylon to deliver a unique look to help you standout from the crowd. Head below for our top picks.
General August 3
Today, Microsoft announced a killer bundle for Gears of War fans. Anyone that purchases the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will receive the entire Gears collection via Xbox One Backward Compatibility. This includes the original game, 2, 3 and Judgement. All you’ll need to do is play the Ultimate Edition game between the August 25th launch date and December 31st to unlock the older titles as a digital download.
Xbox One Backward Compatibility was announced this spring at E3 and will be available to the public in the fall. If you’re into Gears of War, this is perfect opportunity to enjoy the previous generation games all on one console. There are a few different opportunities for pre-ordering Gears of War: Unlimited Edition, here are your options:
- The Microsoft Store: $39.99 + $10 Xbox digital gift card
- Amazon: $39.96 + free access to the Savage Theron Guard Multiplayer Skin
- Best Buy: $31.99 w/ Gamers Club Unlocked + $10 pre-order gift card
Source: Xbox Wire
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General July 30
You might notice that 9to5Toys has changed. Indeed so has the whole network. Long before the page size/speed and advertising controversies, we knew that we needed to rethink how we presented ourselves.
While we were one of the lightest and fastest sites in our field, our feature creep and advertisers were adding complexity and page load times, which is especially crucial on mobile – an ever expanding percentage of our growing audience.
We decided to start over… expand full story
You may think Nerf blasters and accessories are just toys for grade school kids and bored office workers, but you’d be dead wrong. They’re serious business. Legions of adults collect and mod these foam shooters. There’s even a full-length hardcover book dedicated to Nerf’s best gear.
Earlier this year at Toy Fair NYC Nerf announced its new RIVAL lineup which includes a blaster that fires foam ammo at highway speeds. As we inch closer towards its release we’ve gotten more details and even a new video demo of Nerf’s baddest blaster: expand full story
General July 29
Livescribe’s smartpens are not a new product in the world of technology accessories. The first model launched a few years ago but today the company is back with an update to one of its most popular pens. This new device, the Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition, has increased storage and features to match other more recent products from Livescribe. Head below for all the details and pricing. expand full story