Phones and Mobile Devices
Our mobile devices are our lifelines; when they die, we feel it. Keeping them charged (and operational) is thus a huge priority. Unfortunately, this isn't always possible - one doesn't always have access to an outlet.
Ravpower's got a solution to that problem - the Dynamo-On-The-Go Power Bank.
In GTA V - which may well be one of the best-selling PS3/360 games of the decade - much of the game's menu is accessed through the iFruit phone, an in-game parody of the Apple iPhone. Someone apparently thought it might be fun to own their own iFruit. You can too, if you've an iPhone 5 or 5S.
Let's say you're suddenly equipped with the means to send a Twitter-style text message into deep space. What would you want to say? Is communication even possible?
A group of researchers at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science want to find out, using the Jamesburg Earth Station.
From the “why didn't I think of that?” category comes Pressy, a clever little device that adds a user-configurable physical button to your Android smartphone in exchange for – surprise – your headphone jack. Unsurprisingly, the Kickstarter campaign goal was surpassed in merely a day.
With its AC wall charger built-in, the new N100i smartphone from Daxian allows users to ditch the annoying USB cable and wall-wart combination to juice up after a long day. There are some strong drawbacks to the execution, though, so it's a good thing Daxian didn't remove USB charging entirely.