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A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

Channels has grown to become one of the more popular applications for cord cutters who want to watch, pause, rewind and fast-forward live television on their 4th-generation Apple TV. Now that same functionality is arriving on iOS in a new app,  launched this week. In addition to letting you watch live TV, the mobile application also lets you see what’s on in a full-grid TV guide. While Apple itself has been toying with the idea of making its Apple TV a platform for…

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Moband Universal Remote Wand

iWave has created a new remote wand which has been designed to provide a universal remote control takes the form of the aptly named Moband which is equipped with a small OLED screen to help you select the device you’d like to control. MobandHas this week launched by Kickstarter with the aim of raising $60,000 over the next 40 or so days to make the jump into manufacture. Watch the video below to learn more about this universal remotes features…

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Whoa Board Turn Any Electro

Foolish Products has created a new development board called Whoa that takes the form of an open prototyping platform designed for wearable electronics capable of turning any EL (Electro-Luminescient) material into a touch sensor without the need for any additional hardware. Watch the video below to learn more about the features and functionalities of the Whoa Board which is now available to back via Kickstarter with pledges starting from $49 and shipping expected to take place during September 2016. The…

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Ozone Official Origen Gear Launching September 2016

Ozone’s team and xPeke have this week unveiled a new range of gaming peripherals they have created in the form of the Origen Gear which the teams have been working on and developing for more than a year. The new range of gaming gear has been specifically designed to bring “fresh concepts” as well as refined ergonomics comfort and performance to gamers say the teams. The new peripherals take the form of the Ekho H80 Origen 7.1 premium virtual sound…

Gadgets

NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST creates national-level guidelines and rules for measurements, and among the many it must keep up to date are some relating to secure electronic communications . An upcoming pair of “special publications,” as its official communiques…

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Shiny and chrome! Rendering sparkly surfaces in CG just got massively better

As the graphics in games and movies edge closer and closer to photorealism, even the subtlest tricks of the light must be simulated. For years an especially tough one has been recreating the sparkling, uneven surfaces of water, metals, and other materials — but these glints can now be rendered 100 times faster than before thanks to a new technique from computer scientists at UC San Diego. The problem with rendering these specular highlights, as they’re called, is that they’re…

Smartphones

HTC 10 To Get Android Nougat Update In Q4

HTC has revealed on Twitter that the HTC 10 will be getting the Android Nougat update some time in quarter four. The company announced the news on Twitter and also revealed that the update is coming to the unlocked HTC One M9 and also the unlocked HTC One A9. We’re excited to receive final shipping Android 7.0 Nougat software from Google! pic.twitter.com/BNbQBpgddK — HTC (@htc) August 24, 2016 Those are the only devices that HTC have announced so far, as…

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HTC Desire 10 Pro Smartphone Leaked

HTC will be launching some new smartphones later this year, these handsets will be in the HTC Desire 10 range and will include the HTC Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle. Details on these two new smartphones were posted on twitter by Evan Blass and you can see photos of the Pro version of the handsets above and below. HTC Desire 10 Pro. (Desire 10 Lifestyle detailed here: https://t.co/2JnTlAxdu7) pic.twitter.com/EG99teI0qz — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 13, 2016 The HTC Desire 10…

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TELUS To Release Android Nougat Update for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P on August 22nd

Some rumors hinted that the much awaited Android 7.0 Nougat will roll out sometime in August, and now that we’re almost at the end of the third week, there’s some news about its roll out. Canadian carrier TELUS recently updated their software update support page and revealed that Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will get the Android 7.0 Nougat Update on August 22nd. The date is mentioned on the company’s support page, but it’s worth mentioning that this is…

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Sprint and T

Samsung is set to announce the highly rumored Galaxy Note 7 later today, but it seems the rumors will keep popping up until the handset is official. According to a new report, T-Mobile and Sprint will offer free Gear Fit 2 with the purchase of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. In case of Sprint, customers will have the option to choose from either the Gear Fit 2 or a 256GB microSD card. As for AT&T and Verizon, there’s no word…

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Big Blue Sparx Diode Laser Cutter Upgrades (video)

Anyone who has purchased a laser cutter kit but has been unable to construct it correctly or create any decent results might be interested in a new upgrade which has been created by Big Blue Sparx Lasers, who specialise in creating custom upgrades for hobby and desktop laser cutters. The company has created a new Big Blue Sparx Diode laser cutter upgrade which it has now made available for shipping worldwide and provides everything you need to upgrade your Banggood,…

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LucidSound LS20 And LS40 Surround Sound Headphones Unveiled

LucidSound has this week unveiled new additions to its range of headphones with the launch of the new LucidSound LS20 and LS40 which will be available to purchase closer to the holiday season and will be priced at $99 and $199 respectively. The new LucidSound headphones bring surround sound whilst providing the option to use a removable microphone when desired making them perfect for both listening to audio and media and also communicating whilst playing online games via console or…