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High-Res Square Display Adorns BlackBerry's Next Smartphone

The ailing Canadian smartphone shoppe's next device probably won't appeal to everyone, what with its width-heavy block of a screen and hunched demeanour, but a few key perks keep it interesting.

Tech-Savvy Manicures: Nano Nails Work On Your Smartphone

I love well-manicured nails. I also love my touchscreen devices, keeping my phone and Ipod attached to me at all times. For women with long nails, using their smartphone can be a bit tricky. Nano Nails created an artificial nail that also works as a stylus. Now, it seems that women can have the best of both worlds.

Slingshot, Facebook's Answer To Snapchat, Disappeared Itself (Video)

Me thinks Mr. Zuckerberg might have got the premise of Snapchat wrong. The raison d'être for that app is to have outgoing messages disappear seconds after they are received. Instead Facebook's Slingshot itself has vanished from the digital landscape, shortly after its debut.

15 Minutes Of Play With PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Produces Hours Of Light

The people at Uncharted Play like to integrate play with problem solving--more specifically bringing energy generating products to those off the grid. The Pulse Kinetic Jump Rope is one of those energy generating products. Just 15 minutes of play with the Pulse could mean hours of light or a 50% cell phone charge.

Wrap Your Ear Around The New Talking Menu

UK entrepreneur Matthew Wadsworth is visually impaired, and after years of having menus read aloud to him in restaurants he had a brainwave - why not have an app which can help the visually impaired to read restaurant menus? The following months have seen him come up with Good Food Talks.

Cloud Computing's Silver Lining For Smartphones: Fog Computing

Computer storage is no longer just an issue at your place of business or in your home office. Today's mobile society requires our smartphones to carry just as many gigs (if not more) than what our desktops were supplied with just few short years ago. If you're still wasting your mobile phone's precious in-built storage, you're either purchasing too many seldom-used apps or. . .

Harness Wind Energy With The Portable, Collapsible WindPax Wind Turbine

You've seen those huge wind turbines that dot the open-plained landscapes of the Midwest (perhaps just in pictures) or maybe old wooden windmills on farms. Now, imagine being able to take that sort of technology with you on a camping trip. With the WindPax Wind Turbines, that's exactly what you can do.

Grip + Case For iPhone Is Tailored For The Athlete

Are you an athlete? Do you like working out to your favorite songs? The Grip + protective case for the iPhone 5 and 5s could be exactly what you need. This product was developed with the athelte in mind and comes with features for the sports enthuiast.

Connect And Power Your Device With The Solar Ski Helmet

In the market for a ski helmet? How about one with built-in audio? How about one with built-in audio, a microphone, Bluetooth technology that can power all of these extras via solar energy? Well, you can't have this helmet just yet, but developers at Fraunhofer IZM are working with TU Berlin and TEXSYS to get this product out on the market.

SolePower Can't Recharge Busy Mom, But It Can Charge Her Phone With Every Step

SolePower is making it possible to charge your portable electronics by doing what most people do every day: walking. They are also feeding right into the feet of multitasking moms who never sit down. By using a power-generating insole, a portable Power Pack stores enough energy to charge a cell phone after 2.5-5 miles of walking, which is what the average person walks each day.

Micromax X352: Dumbphone And USB Battery Charger In One Device

Micromax's new “feature” phone looks like a pretty cookie-cutter example of these devices nowadays. Except for the mammoth battery inside, that is, which you can re-purpose as a USB charging bank for your more expensive mobile devices.

Cockroach iPhone Case For The iPhone 5: Ideal For Insect Texting

The Cockroach iPhone case surrounds your precious iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s with tough yet flexible silicone designed to imitate one of natures most successful species. That's good. The Cockroach iPhone case looks, well, like a six-inch long cockroach. That's... not so good.

Smart Touch: A New Concept For Blood Glucose Management

Luc Fusaro, award winning engineer and designer, has developed a new approach to blood glucose management. His Smart Touch is a device that attaches to your smartphone and works with your smartphone's camera app to give you accurate blood glucose readings without the bulky equipment most diabetics have to deal with.

Make Your iPhone Into A Weapon With the iStab

iPhone muggings are still all too common, but now you can defend yourself against attacks and use your phone to gut fish with the handy iStab folding knife.

Recon Jet: Heads Up Display For Athletes

Fitness trackers have been all over the market in the last couple of years. Google Glass has created a stir of its own. Now, meet the Recon Jet--a cross between the two. This device is a wearable computer with an emphasis on athletics and fitness.

PattenStudio Plans To Make Touchscreens More Tactile With Tiny Robots Called Thumbles

Touchscreens are great and all, but I can't say I've ever been a rabid fan; I don't like the lack of tactile feedback. I'm not alone in this - which is why it doesn't come as any surprise that one company is looking to make touchscreens a little more physical. And they're doing it with robots, too.

Motion Analysis App, Spark Motion, Will Help You Improve Athletic Technique

Technique. Technique. Technique. It is so important in any sport or athletic event. Coaches constantly emphasize it and teach athletes how to improve it, and there is no better way to improve technique than to break it down with motion analysis. Spark Motion does just that.

AIRE Mask: Charge Your Device With Your Breath

We've all had our device run out of juice, and sometimes we aren't near an outlet so that we can recharge it. What if you could charge it with some other energy source, like wind? More specifically, your own wind--your breath? The AIRE Mask is a concept that could make this happen.

PoopMD Is An App That Educates Parents On The Color Of Baby Poop

When it comes to educating new parents on their baby's poop, the everyday process can be overwhelming. From consistency to color, a newborn's poop is an important indicator of your little stinker's health. Pediatric gastroenterologists from John Hopkins Children's Center have developed an app to help.

The PiPhone – A DIY Touchscreen Smartphone

Why buy any new handset if you could just build your own? Yes, it's quite possible – Dave Hunt has done it, combining a Raspberry Pi single-board computer with a variety of off-the-shelf parts. The resulting device, while lacking in the aesthetics and software department, can actually make and receive calls.