Category: Gadgets

Kim Kardashian’s gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone

April's almost over, so where the hell is Kim Kardashian's next phone, the BlackBerry KEYone?  Originally slated to launch by the end of this month, the Android-powered KEYone, will now arrive in the U.S. starting on May 31. U.S. carriers — Sprint's the only one confirmed so far — will carry the QWERTY keyboard-equipped phone this summer. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian would love the BlackBerry KEYone The KEYone will cost $549.99 unlocked and BlackBerry, or TCL Communications Technology (TCT), rather, says the phone will be available in GSM and CDMA unlocked versions.  In Canada, the KEYone will be available on Bell, Bell MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, and TELUS Business starting at $199 with a two-year contract, with pre-orders starting on May 18.  Read more...More about Smartphones, Android, Blackberry Keyone, Keyone, and Blackberry

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This Sick Video Drone Is the Future of Inescapable Advertising 

Advertisers have found ways to bombard us with promotions no matter what we’re doing: watching TV, checking social media, and even when streaming music. But the future of advertising could be even more invasive when the next public event you attend is full of flying video drones projecting inescapable video…Read more...

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Take a virtual tour of NYC’s historic LGBTQ sites with this interactive map

A new interactive map is "making an invisible history visible" by letting users uncover the LGBTQ community's impact on New York City.  The map, launched by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project in late March, highlights queer contributions and culture throughout the last 200 years. With the map, users can sift through nearly 100 LGBTQ-significant locations in the five boroughs.  SEE ALSO: This technicolor typeface honors the creator of the LGBTQ pride flag Everything is categorized by type of space, including famous residences, community spaces, and medical facilities. Users can also apply filters to the map, sorting noted locations by cultural significance, era, neighborhood, and identity. Read more...More about Transgender, Social Good, Map, Lgbtq, and Us World

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Your headphones aren’t spying on you, but your apps are. Here’s why.

Lawyers in the US are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its bluetooth wireless headphones. Edelson, the lawyers acting on behalf of customer Kyle Zak of Illinois, claim that information about what Zak has been listening to through his Bose headphones was being collected without his knowledge or explicit consent every time he used a Bose companion mobile app called Bose Connect.  The app allows customers to interact with the headphones, updating software and also managing which device is connected at any time with the headphones. If the headphones are being used to listen to something, details about what is being played will show up in the Connect App. Read more...More about Apps, Bose, Headphones, Data, and Spying

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‘Alien: Covenant in Utero’ on Oculus Rift is a disgusting and terrifying pleasure

Lovers of sci-fi horror, rejoice. Just weeks before the release of Alien: Covenant, we're getting something we've never seen before: The facehugger's view of being born (or chest burst) into the world, thanks to virtual reality.  The experience is called Alien: Covenant in Utero and it's a short VR experience launching on the Oculus Rift Wednesday.  SEE ALSO: 'Alien: Covenant' faux advert shows you the birth of the robot apocalypse That day, April 26, also happens to be "Alien Day" — a reference to planet LV-426, from the original Alien film.  Last year, Twentieth Century Fox kicked off the annual date to bring Alien fans together much like Star Wars and Star Trek fans hold regular franchise-based gathering. During the first Alien Day, Sigourney Weaver held court in New York City after a screening of Aliens, engaging a packed theater full of hardcore fans.  Read more...More about Oculus Rift, Oculus, Ridley Scott, Alien Covenant, and Alien

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A woman claims a Fitbit exploded on her wrist, which is more reason to avoid getting in shape

A woman in Wisconsin said her Fitbit exploded on her wrist, causing second-degree burns and prompting her to get up and move for all the wrong reasons.  Dina Mitchell told ABC News in an email she had only been wearing her tracker, the Flex 2, for about two weeks when it burst into flames while she was reading last week. She didn't report any prior issues with the device or its lithium-polymer battery, which was presumably the cause of the explosion.  "It was either defective or really mad I was sitting still so long," she wrote, proving the incident didn't blow away her sense of humor. "I don’t know. Either way, It burned the heck out of my arm." Read more...More about Samsung, Battery, Explosions, Fitness Tracker, and Wearable Tech

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This tiny iPhone gadget can help you detect hazards lurking in the air

The 'Sprimo Personal Air Monitor' can plug into your iPhone and show you what you're breathing in.  It detects the volatile organic compounds in air then shows the results in a color and number scale.  This device can give you a peace of mind by knowing the air quality around you. Read more...More about Real Time Video, Real Time Video, Real Time, Gadget, and Gadgets

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