Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is now available for $179, includes 10% discount and $200+ worth of free content

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Barnes & Noble is leaping back into the e-reader scene with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK and it may be perfect for frequent readers who also appreciate a good deal. The freebie parade starts with a solid $20 instant rebate (10% savings), and continues with over $200 worth of content plus a $5 starter credit. Read more

Samsung introduces the new Level Box mini Bluetooth speaker w/ 25 hours of battery life and deep app integration

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Samsung has announced a new addition to its Level Box Bluetooth speaker line-up today. The Level Box mini offers a similar experience as its larger counterpart and packs up to 25 hours of battery life into a 33% smaller speaker.

The metallic body houses a (55mm) stereo speaker and a passive radiator Samsung says delivers “premium-quality sound that is powerful, crisp and balanced.” The new mini speaker is also deeply integrated with Samsung’s Level App which comes with a number of handy features like Volume Control, Text-to-Speech and S Voice, Samsung’s intelligent personal assistant. It also uses SoundAlive technology which intelligently analyzes audio sources and makes subtle adjustments “to ensure the best sound quality.”

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DSTRUX iOS app makes it safe to share risqué photos on Facebook

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At this point it’s pretty clear that nothing is really private once it hits the worldwide web. Power-users leverage encryption tools to keep their data safe, but that’s too much of a hassle for the general public.

DSTRUX, a web-platform that launched in April, aims to make sharing sensitive data online easy for anyone. The launch of its free iOS app today pushes it even closer to realizing that goal…

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LEGO Fusion brings your physical creations to life inside of companion mobile apps

LEGO’s new Fusion line expands upon the classic brick building platform, to bring your creations from the real world into a virtual one. With the use of specialized LEGO blocks and a Fusion capture plate, your mobile device’s camera can scan the various aspects of your creation in order to create a 3D model inside the accompanying app.

There are three sets available at this point, the Fusion Create and Race, Battle Towers and Town Master, each with their own LEGO world for you to bring your creations into. With the towns kit, for example, you can scan your various structures in and build your very own 3D LEGO town.

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Introducing the OM/ONE: The world’s first floating Bluetooth speaker

The OM/One was developed by world class industrial designers and audio engineers to produce sound with no external distortion. By using the force of magnetic levitation, the speaker actually floats about an inch off its base, allowing you to spin it around in mid-air while listening to the audio.

In a world filled with speakers that look and sound the same, OM/ONE is a paradigm shift. Designed by a team of world class industrial designers and audio engineers, OM/ONE is as functional as it is beautiful.

It has 15 hours of runtime, 110db output from a 3 watt speaker, and a built-in speaker for conference calling. It features Bluetooth 4.0 that allows you to change tracks and control volume from up to 33 ft. away. It can also be taken with you and used as a portable speaker. Unfortunately, it charges by a conventional cord only and not when its in mid-air as we hoped.

If you don’t think you can wait for its release, Om Audio has launched a crowdfunding campaign on their website where you can preorder the Om/One for $179. When it hits shelves in 2015 it will have a $199 price tag and will have different color options as well.

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GeckoEye is a mini solar powered surveillance cam that can be mounted “anywhere”

The GeckoEye is a new solar powered surveillance camera system that is designed to replace a number of other similar devices with a single solution. It is a two part system that features small 1.7-inch GeckoEye camera units that connect over WiFi or a cellular network to the GeckoEye base station. The camera system can be used for traditional surveillance outside your home/office, to monitor infants, or even on-the-go.

Made of either a durable aluminum or polycarbonate casing, the small GeckoEye cams come with “special mounting features” that allow them to be placed just about “anywhere,” as well as motion detection, a sensitive microphone, and can be powered via the built-in solar panels.

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Timex introduces its ‘no phone required’ Ironman GPS One+ smartwatch

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Last week Casio introduced us to its new stripped down smartwatch and this week Timex is launching the new Ironman GPS One+. Unlike options from Samsung and other tech companies, the One+ is designed to function as a standalone smartwatch without the need to be accompanied by a smartphone.

While you won’t be making calls or receiving text messages with it, the new cellular-equipped device comes with one year of free access to AT&T’s 3G cellular network. Users will be able to share location data with the “Find Me” and “SOS” features, send email based messages and make use of the 4GB of onboard storage for music (which can be beamed to a set of Bluetooth headphones).

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Navdy HUD may finally make it safe to tweet and drive

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Navdy is another innovative company to emerge from San Francisco’s ever-growing tech bubble. Fueled by the Highway1 Incubator program, Navdy’s team of thirteen designers and engineers (and one wall-mounted animal head) have created a HUD (Head-Up Display) that becomes an extension of your smartphone.

It’s no secret that if you use your smartphone while driving sooner or later you’re gonna have a bad time. Of course, windshield mounts and handsfree kits help, but they also block your view of the road and have limited functionality. Navdy set out “to be the safest and most intuitive way to make calls, use navigation, listen to music or access notifications without ever looking away from the road.” Read more

Solidoodle introduces its most affordable 3D printer yet

Press_Persp_High_Door_ClosedSolidoodle, a Brooklyn-based company, is introducing its new flagship 3D printer today. The Solidoodle Press has been designed from the ground up to be a much more user friendly machine with a focus on simplicity and safety.

The physical look of the Press also reflects this design choice. With a rounded enclosed case, the fifth generation printer looks less like something that goes in a lab and more like an average home appliance. The company notes the “fully enclosed design provides a 3D printer that looks great and provides a barrier of safety from heated elements for users with small children and pets.”

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Casio’s new G-SHOCK watch combines rugged style with smart features music fans will love

In the world of wearable technology, it seems like everyday a new product enters the market space bent on changing the way you interact with with your smart devices. Casio is taking a different approach with a focus on getting key features right versus delivering a marginal product packed with needless bells and whistles.

Today, Casio introduced the G-SHOCK GBA-400, its newest Bluetooth-enabled watch that brings with it some smart functionality that is sure to be a hit with music lovers… Read more

GoalZero Portable Torch, Power Hub, and Emergency Light powered by the Sun or you

The GoalZero Torch 250 is the ultimate all-in-one device that’s definitely not for your office.

It has a red LED light for use in any emergency situation, a built-in USB charging cable, a solar panel that works from bright light, a hand crank, and a USB port to charge your phone. With a 250 total lumen output, you’ll be prepared for anything that comes your way.

It has an internal 4,400 mAh battery that will keep the flashlight glowing for about 48 hours on its lowest setting, and there are 3 ways to charge the battery:

goal zero in the woodsThe Sun: The solar panel located on the back of the light.

USB: By being plugged into a USB power source in about 7 hours.

Hand Crank: 1 minute of cranking can generate about 2 minutes of light.

 

Goal zero on the road“The Torch 250 Power Hub and Flashlight is the most versatile, reliable source of power and light for any situation. Boasting a powerful, 4,400 mAh lithium battery, 250 total lumen output, a 1.5A USB port to charge your gear, as well as a built-in solar panel and hand crank, this multi-function flashlight is the only piece of gear you’ll need in an emergency. Built-in USB charging cable, solar panel and hand crank for bright light anywhere. Red light for emergencies, USB port to charge your phone.”

You can find GoalZero’s Torch 250 on GoalZero.com or back soon on Amazon for $79.99. Read more

Logitech introduces the “world’s fastest gaming mouse” with the G402 Hyperion Fury

Today, Logitech is introducing what it calls “the world’s fastest gaming mouse.” Designed specifically for high intensity FPS gamers, the G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse features Logitech’s in house Delta Zero sensor technology providing “unrivaled” accuracy as well as its exclusive Fusion Engine sensor technology that can reliably track over 500 inches per second (IPS).

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EA Access lets Xbox One owners play its best titles for $5 a month

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Electronic Arts and Microsoft are teaming up to offer a new PlayStation Plus-like subscription service for EA titles on Xbox One. Dubbed EA Access, the new service will offer some of the company’s most popular titles for as low as $4.99 a month, but you can get a deep discount by dropping $29.99 for a full year.

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TouchPico: Turn Any Surface Into A Touch Screen with this Amazing Device

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The TouchPico is a miniature handheld projector that runs on Android and lets you interact with the projected images via a special stylus.

Let me reiterate.. It lets you interact with the images you have projected like giant touchscreen tablet.

It”s basically an Android tablet that has been shrinked to fit in your pocket and can be projected onto any flat surface. Because it’s so small and portable, it’s ideal for business meetings, presentations, or just having fun.

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Like I said before, what sets this projector apart is the TouchPico’s infrared pen, which, when pressed onto a surface, outputs an infrared signal that is read by a camera on the front of the projector. This essentially allows users to manipulate the projected screen using the pen like they would a touchscreen device with a finger. The device itself is a pico projector that outputs a 854 x 480 display onto a screen or a wall.

Paired with the projector is an Android 4.0 device running on a 1GHz processor with two cores. There’s also an HDMI port so the TouchPico can be used like a more traditional projector.

The ability to move objects/projections is reminiscent of the Sci-Fi thriller Minority Report (2002)

The TouchPico was first announced at CES earlier this year, and will likely be available around the holiday season (even if the Indiegogo isn’t fully funded by that time). Currently, you can shell out $270 to get one of the first TouchPicos, but the price will probably soar to around $500 when it’s released commercially. Read more

Incase’s new Icon sleeve is “the next evolution in protection” for your MacBook and iPad

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It’s not often you hear about exciting new products in the laptop sleeve world, but the all-new Incase Icon has reimagined gadget protection. Most current sleeves are made from a soft neoprene, which is great for casual drops and knocks, but a serious tumble will most likely still harm your MacBook or iPad. That’s where the Icon sleeve comes in.incase-icon-hybrid-design

The combination of form-fitting neoprene panels, fur-lined interior walls, and Tensaerlite around the edges create a hybrid sleeve that retains your device’s slim design, while providing ample protection. Instead of utilizing a zipper, the Icon has a magnetic snap closure to that is quicker to open and less likely to scratch your device.

The Icon sleeve is now available in two different color combinations for the Retina MacBook Pro ($69.95), iPad Air ($59.95), and iPad mini ($59.95). If that’s out of your price range then you can always pick-up an older version on the cheap at Amazon.

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