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Mobile

This smartphone case flips out to become a VR viewer at the push of a button 2:13

We're obviously in dire need of a VR headset that isn't bulky, absurd looking, expensive, or all the above. So here to fill the void in our lives is Figment VR, the world's first VR and AR phone case, which today launched on…
Cool Tech

'Wi-FM' uses FM radio signals to reduce interference, boost your Internet speeds

Wi-FM allows devices to listen in on FM radio signals to transmit data without interference from neighboring networks. Wireless Internet speeds suffer from neighboring traffic, so data transmissions sent during quiet periods won't slow…
Mobile

An iCloud bug causes iPhone 6S replacement units to lose call and message data

Some iPhone 6S owners who received replacement handsets are running into issues when restoring from the backup made on the first 6S they bought. Apparently, the issue does not affect iPhone 6S users who use a backup from an older device.
Mobile

Never wait for the bill again with PaidEasy, available in the App Store today

Following a "strong beta testing period in which more than 150 merchants have already joined the PaidEasy platform," the new app is described as "the quickest way to discover merchants, search offers, and open and close bills."
Mobile

Rotoview smart scroll lets you navigate your phone by tilting it 1:44

Where scrolling requires more tilting, RotoView automatically switches to a dynamic scrolling mode where tilt changes controls the speed of scrolling. This makes the screen much easier to see since smaller tilts are required.
Computing

Intel’s Speed Shift cranks extra performance out of its 6th-generation Core

Intel claims that Speed Shift can improve performance state transitions thirty-fold, but does that claim hold up? Third-party tests have found it does, reducing touch latency by up to 72 percent.
Mobile

This phone case contains an entire glucose testing kit for people with diabetes

Today saw the Indiegogo launch of GluCase, a smartphone case that holds an entire glucose testing kit built into a phone case. You still have to draw blood, but now you don't have to take up valuable briefcase real-estate with a bulky kit.
Mobile

Nvidia refreshes the Shield Tablet with a much lower price point

Likely wanting to make the Shield Tablet more friendly to your wallet, Nvidia announced the Shield Tablet K1, which is simply the original Shield Tablet with a $200 price point and Nvidia's quad-core Tegra K1 processor.
Wearables

The $200 Oxy Smartwatch plays well with its Android, iOS, and Windows friends

U.K. outfit Oxy introduced the Oxy Smartwatch, which can connect to Android, iOS, and even Windows smartphones, a rarity in the world of smartwatches. The Oxy is currently available on Indiegogo from $200.
Web

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year isn’t a word – it’s an emoji

It's true, there's been a lot of fuss over emoji this past year, a factor that has persuaded Oxford Dictionaries to choose one as its "Word of the Year" for 2015.
Mobile

Pandora buys pieces of Rdio to battle rivals Spotify and Apple Music

Rdio may be about to disappear but Pandora's stepping in to grab the best bits. That's right, as Rdio filed for bankruptcy Monday, music streaming service Pandora said it's acquiring parts of Rdio to help it bring on-demand features to its…
Wearables

Luxury watchmaker Movado unveils Movado Motion and Bold Motion smartwatches

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Movado has partnered with HP for two smartwatches, the Movado Motion and Bold Motion. Both eschew a display in favor of colored LED analog bezels and ticks.