Three and a half months after Samsung discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone they finally have a full autopsy of the causes. Yep, causes, there were a few things that went wrong. Heck, they even made a pretty infographic (after the break) to explain the problem. Samsung apparently used two different battery manufacturers which they labeled as “battery A” and “battery B”. The “A” versions were in recalled phones (before September) and the “B” versions were for the next batch of exploding...

Posted on Jan 23 2017 - 8:40am by Lisa C.
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For the non-youngsters amongst us, this keyboard should spark some nostalgia for the typewriters of yesterday. The round keycaps and classic looks are just easy on the eyes. Take this old school look and add in wireless (pair up to three devices simultaneously), or wired modes, Apple Magic keyboard layout, multiple colors, and mechanical keys and you have the Lofree Keyboard. Prices and availability are a bit of a mystery at the moment. ...

Posted on Jan 19 2017 - 9:07am by Gadget King
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IKEA, the inexpensive Swedish furniture company, is now making a bicycle. Let’s get right to the important parts. The IKEA SLADDA will set you back $499, it comes with a belt-drive (no rusty chain), an automatic two-gear system, has an aluminum frame, rear coaster brake , and front disc brake. There are also some accessories you can add on to the bike (shown in the pictures) like a front rack, rear rack, or  a trailer. ...

First off, these files aren’t coming via the standard way (leaks), they have been declassified by the Central Intelligence Agency and put online. Anyone with an online connection can spend the next few years reading once classified CIA documents. Here is the link, have fun. ...

If you can’t get your kids to eat radishes you might have to think outside of the box. This gadget transforms radishes into Super Mario mushrooms. The Ravanello Radish Shaper ($19) is a pretty cool gadget but it does take a few steps to crank out these mushrooms.    ...

Posted on Jan 13 2017 - 11:36am by gchoe
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Starwars fans rejoice. There is a Darth Vader Toothpick Dispenser dubbed the ToothSaber. It works by moving a lever on the back of Darth Vader and he grabs a hidden toothpick and yields it like a lightsaber. Awesome! ...

If you have ever wondered how to shoot 360-degree pictures and video with your iPhone then pay attention. You simply strap on the Giroptic iO ($249) 360-degree camera onto your iPhone and the rest is pretty familiar. The camera does the real-time image processing for some pretty amazing video and pictures. Not sure if this is any better than the Insta360 which is about...

Apparently the 1980’s trend of big “portable” boomboxes is making a comeback, with some modern technology of course. Think Bluetooth portable speaker on steroids, basically a Bluetooth Boombox. Apparently this trend has been developing steam… news to me. Some how I ended reading online reviews of the Aiwa Exos-9 ($299) and had to dig a bit...

  Update as of 1/12/2017. After raising nearly $34-million in funding and pre-orders the Lily Drone Project is dead. Refunds to come for those who placed pre-orders. As much fun as it is flying/controlling your own quadcopter/drone there are times when “follow me” technology is the way to go. I think that is one of the biggest downfalls of the other quadcopter in the market that don’t offer this tech, like the new DJI Phantom 3. The Lily...

This strange touch-sensitive musical instrument, dubbed the Otamatone, is right up there with the kazoo. Kinda neat but not gonna get you into your local band. Easier to explain with a good old fashioned video, after the break. ...