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Briefly: Monopod for smartphones, Data Counter, Air Show

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The Monopod iPhone and mobile camera extension has been released by iStabilizer. Costing $35, the Monopod is designed to be used for a number of unusual shots where a tripod is unusable or unnecessary, such as filming above a crowd or photographing yourself. The 14-inch lockable telescopic arm can extend...
Briefly: Monopod for smartphones, Data Counter, Air Show

The GPS-Enabled DJI Phantom Quadcopter Makes The AR.Drone Look Like A Toy

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Back in 2010, our own John Biggs rightly described Parrot’s AR.Drone as ” the coolest thing [he had] seen in a long, long time.” Since then, Parrot has launched the AR.Drone 2.0 and while it’s still a very cool gadget, quadcopters have come a very long way since 2010. Last...
The GPS-Enabled DJI Phantom Quadcopter Makes The AR.Drone Look Like A Toy

When does community action against an anonymous troll become a lynch mob?

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If you’ve been following the progress of Hurricane Sandy and its impact on New York — and the way that Twitter was used as a real-time newswire for many of those affected by it — then you’ve probably heard of @ComfortablySmug, the anonymous account that was criticized for posting fake...
When does community action against an anonymous troll become a lynch mob?

Caterpillar CAT B15 smartphone offers a taste of rugged Jelly Bean

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We've seen our fair share of rugged smartphones, but there's a certain amount of attention due when a heavy equipment builder like Caterpillar gets involved. Its newest smartphone, the CAT B15, undoubtedly has the survivability you'd expect from a company that makes bulldozers: the aluminum-and-rubber shell can survive 5.9-foot...
Caterpillar CAT B15 smartphone offers a taste of rugged Jelly Bean
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Samsung's water and dust resistant Galaxy S4 Active is built to be abused

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now In its ongoing quest to build a smartphone for just about anyone, Samsung has debuted the Galaxy S4 Active today, a new version of its flagship smartphone built to survive grueling outdoor conditions. The Galaxy S4 Active’s sealed components...
Samsung's water and dust resistant Galaxy S4 Active is built to be abused

Sony's Xperia go comes to consumers in November

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Sony's water-resistant smartphone, the Xperia go will be available for purchase in November, Sony revealed today. The new Android handset meets IP67 ratings for water- and dust-resistance between six inches and 3.3 feet, and its display is composed of a scratch-resistant mineral glass. When the Xperia go goes on sale...
Sony's Xperia go comes to consumers in November

This Man Is the Reason We Celebrate People by Dropping Balloons on Them

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"I don't think there's anything as spectacular as a well-executed balloon drop." When Treb Heining was 15, he got a job at Disneyland -- a job selling balloons. Over the years, through college and beyond, that early job led to a unique skill: He became especially adept at tying balloons....
This Man Is the Reason We Celebrate People by Dropping Balloons on Them

Caterpillar CAT B15 rugged smartphone hands-on

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Caterpillar's signature yellow and black CAT branding was definitely spinning heads and getting passerby's attention as it showed off its rugged B15. As far as tough goes the handset's corners are wrapped in rubber with the connections in between covered with anodized aluminum. The B15 is IP67 certified, which...
Caterpillar CAT B15 rugged smartphone hands-on

Felt Pulse and Rewind Bluetooth speakers hands-on

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We've been seeing Bluetooth speaker after Bluetooth speaker debut as of late, but Felt Audio's $99 rechargeable Pulse is one of the smallest of its kind. It supports Bluetooth for up to 40 feet, and it pairs with enabled devices in about three seconds. The controls are intuitive: you...
Felt Pulse and Rewind Bluetooth speakers hands-on

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Set to Make Splash in U.S. This May

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What a difference six months makes. In late December, Sony introduced its Xperia Tablet S — an entertainment-focused Android tablet that was waterlogged with issues and a funky design. Needless to say, it wasn’t Sony’s most successful launch. But the company is hoping to make right with its new Xperia...
Sony Xperia Tablet Z Set to Make Splash in U.S. This May
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Panasonic preps SD cards that survive heat, water and X-rays, will probably outlast you

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Much ado has been made of weather-resistant cameras, but it's all a moot point if the memory card dies, isn't it? Panasonic wants that level of survivability in its SDHC and SDXC cards, and its new UHS-I-level SDAB and SDUB lines are tested for the kind of abuse that...
Panasonic preps SD cards that survive heat, water and X-rays, will probably outlast you

International Space Station set to receive blow-up extension

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A concept design for a module from Bigelow Aerospace, the company awarded the expansion contract from NASA. Bigelow Aerospace NASA has awarded $17.8 million to an aerospace contractor to add a new habitat module to the International Space Station, according to a press release issued by the agency on Monday....
International Space Station set to receive blow-up extension

Tweeting fake news in a crisis -- illegal or just immoral?

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When Hurricane Sandy battered their city on Monday night, New Yorkers looked after each with courage and generosity. Unfortunately, a few people behaved badly and one person was downright despicable. That person was Shashank Tripathia, a hedge fund analyst, who began issuing false and alarming news reports on Twitter at...
Tweeting fake news in a crisis -- illegal or just immoral?

Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

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Sony has opened up pre-orders for its Xperia Tablet Z in the United States via its online store. Shown off at Mobile World Congress in February, the ten-inch tablet measures just 6.9mm thick and weighs in at 495 grams (17.4 ounces), and as well as being dustproof, it is claimed...
Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

Startup Alley Day 1: Social Planning, Saving Money And Making Mommy

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In amongst the 160 Startup Alley companies exhibiting in San Francisco each day of Disrupt there are an enormous variety of companies. It’s possible to switch from a startup aimed at new moms to a new enterprise cloud start-up in the space of just 3 feet. And every time...
Startup Alley Day 1: Social Planning, Saving Money And Making Mommy

Caterpillar Aims to Make Splash With Rugged, Waterproof Android Phone

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Caterpillar is best known for making heavy equipment, but the machinery brand thinks it can add something to the phone business. Cat has partnered with Bullitt Mobile, a British electronics firm that builds products using well-known brands to develop a rugged, waterproof Android phone. The easiest way to make phones...
Caterpillar Aims to Make Splash With Rugged, Waterproof Android Phone

Belkin shows off its updated Thunderbolt Express Dock rocking 9 connections for $399 in July

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If you’re looking to get a little more out of the peripherals hooked up to your Mac, hardware manufacturer Belkin may just have the solution for you. Announced in a press release this morning, Belkin is showing off new upgrades to its not Thunderbolt Express Dock even before it’s hit store...
Belkin shows off its updated Thunderbolt Express Dock rocking 9 connections for $399 in July

New GPS Satellites Will Help Apps Better Pinpoint Your Location

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Location-based applications are all the rage right now, but anyone who uses them knows that current GPS technology only allows for a certain amount of accuracy. If you pull up Foursquare, Gowalla or any other social check-in app while in a dense business area, chances are the place you're looking...
New GPS Satellites Will Help Apps Better Pinpoint Your Location

It Might Get Loud

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It Might Get Loud: Jean-Louis Gassée on the noise issue at Apple's newest store in Palo Alto: For reference, a normal conversation at 3 feet (1m) is 40 to 60 dB; a passenger car 30 feet away produces levels between 60 and 80 dB. From the Wikipedia article above: "[The] EPA-identified maximum...
It Might Get Loud
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@TheSlammer: The Perils Of Sending False Tweets

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Could spreading false information on Twitter get you prosecuted? During Superstorm Sandy, Twitter user @ComfortablySmug spread misinformation by tweeting that, among other things, the New York Stock Exchange “is flooded under more than 3 feet of water” and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “is trapped in Manhattan. Has been taken...
@TheSlammer: The Perils Of Sending False Tweets

Federal Law Banning Idiots From Aiming Laser Pointers At Planes Finally Comes in Handy

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(Photo: Ryan Ebert) When Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, it banned people from pointing laser pointers at airplanes in flight. If that sounds to you like just another machination of the nanny state, here’s news for you: Aiming laser pointers at planes is apparently a...
Federal Law Banning Idiots From Aiming Laser Pointers At Planes Finally Comes in Handy
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