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Smartphone-controlled paper airplanes prove everything is better with Bluetooth

Adding Bluetooth, a propeller, and steering to a paper airplane is the future we always dreamed of. A Kickstarter project, PowerUp Dart, is a Bluetooth-enabled paper airplane kit that makes the 12-year-old in all of us smile. And so far, it’s raised over a million dollars in crowdfunding, with 7 days to go. The Dart comes with a foldable template (or several ... Read More »

Facebook announces $199 Oculus Go standalone VR headset

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to get a billion people to live and play in VR. But the company won’t get there with premium VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, which require expensive gaming PCs. Mobile VR headsets like the Gear VR are nice, but they don’t offer the same immersion. Facebook’s solution? Oculus Go, an all-in-one standalone VR headset that doesn’t require ... Read More »

Sony Tips $5K 4K Projector, $25K Laser Projector

It used to be the case that projectors were noisy, hot, and expensive pieces of kit that suffered from low resolution and limited brightness. But 2017 certainly looks like the year that changes. Back in June we got a 100-inch 4K projector from Dell for $5,999, now Sony is unveiling its own $5,000 4K projector at CEDIA 2017 in San Diego. Touted as ... Read More »

Is Facebook trying to get you to date your friends?

Jacob Dubé at Motherboard noticed something strange on his Facebook app this week. He reports that a notification popped up saying, “[Name redacted] and 15 others may want to meet up with you this week.” He was then shown photos of his friends and asked if he wanted to meet up with them. His response would apparently be kept private unless both he and ... Read More »

Creative Halo is a Bluetooth speaker with integrated light-show

The Bluetooth 4.2 wireless speaker has an eight hour battery life, built-in speakerphone and 12 light patterns you can remotely control. Who doesn’t love a good rainbow? The Ancient Greeks thought they were the path of a messenger deity Iris; In Norse Mythology – and the recent Marvel films – a rainbow called the Bifröst bridges the gap between gods and humans. Aborigines ... Read More »

What Sears’ recent troubles could tell us about Amazon’s future

Sears has been having severe financial challenges as of late. Its stock has dropped dramatically, and it’s closing many of its Kmart and Sears stores. In fact, there is speculation it may not survive. While many of the problems may have been self-inflicted by not changing with the times, the situation does give us a potential window into where Amazon ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Edge browser is pretty dull

I recently saw an article where someone spent a week using Microsoft Edge, the company’s struggling web browser that can’t get out of single-digit usage. After a quick glance, I decided to stop reading because I would do a similar experiment and did not want to be influenced by that author’s experience. I had planned on going a week. I ... Read More »

The real meaning of a merged channel strategy

There has been a wide range of thoughts about the meaning of physical store closings, coming from some major retail thinkers and various major media news outlets. But the underlying assumptions in almost all of these arguments are flawed. They cast physical stores and online sites as distinct entities, even rivals. The reality, though, is that these “rivals” are in ... Read More »

Facebook’s new ad policies are aimed at stamping out discriminatory advertising

Facebook is continuing its efforts to ensure nobody uses its tools to create biased ads that exclude people based on a number of factors, such as race, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation. On Wednesday, the company announced it is updating its ad policies to make its existing prohibiting of discrimination even stronger. Additionally, it is testing an automated system that ... Read More »

Report: Apple Watch’s record quarter generated near 80% of total smartwatch revenue in Q4 w/ estimated 6M units

Apple doesn’t break out its Apple Watch numbers when it reports device sales and revenue each quarter, but it did say during the fiscal Q1 earnings call the wearable hit record numbers for both units and revenue during the important holiday period. The latest report from research firm Canalys today puts estimates of Apple Watch sales at around 6 million units ... Read More »

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