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The Microbot Push can turn dumb products into smart devices

Turning dumb devices into smart ones is a great idea which has already been explored with a variety of concepts. Naran, a South Korea startup, is proposing a new alternative with the Microbot Push, a connected button which can be attached to virtually every other device in your household,...

Xiaomi releases new $24 power bank and $15 fitness tracker

In spite of the controversy caused by its business practices, Xiaomi is still synonymous with products of decent quality and ridiculously low prices, a title which has propelled it to the top of the tech industry, especially in its native country of China. The "don't fix what's not broken"...

These wireless earbuds mold to the shape of your ears in 1 minute

When your ears are all sorts of whacky, you kind of come to expect that no earbuds will suit you perfectly, unless you are willing to spend a few hundred dollars/euros/pounds in order to get custom-fitted pieces. Though the price may still be an issue, the fine people at...

LucidCam is a $299 VR camera for everyone

The world of tech in all its forms has more or less accepted virtual reality as the next big technology that aims to change the lives of everyone and not just the people that are already surrounded by technology anyway. What we usually forget, however, is that people who...

uBeam defends its wireless power tech by publishing its secrets

It is not often that one runs across technology that can fundamentally change the way we interact with our devices in everyday life so when it happens, critics and skeptics usually voice their concerns quite loudly. The people behind uBeam know this feeling quite well as their ultrasound-based wireless charging...

‘USB Killer’ will help you destroy your PC for $99

Security researcher Dark Purple showcased the second version of his “USB Killer” flash drive back in October with a video that demonstrated what would happen if someone plugged a USB drive with a powerful electric surge in your PC. As you might expect, the results were pretty cool but it...

Valve launches Item Stores, microtransactions markets run by developers

Valve has announced a new initiative called “Item Stores” which will allow developers to easily create microtransactions for their games via Steam. The beginning of the initiative has been marked by the Rust Item Store though more developers should be signing up soon enough. The Rust Item Store may be limited...

New kind of Android adware found and removing it is almost impossible

A mobile security research company called Lookout has discovered a new kind of Android adware that is extremely powerful and equally dangerous. The firm has disclosed its findings in a blog post and things do not look pretty for a considerable percentage of Android users who have used third-party marketplaces...

‘Circle with Disney’ is a new device that can monitor and control your home’s web

Any parent with little to no technical experience will tell you that setting up some form of parental controls is not an easy task. Even setting aside all the research a parent must do before committing to a certain service or product, actually managing the system can be a...

Google engineer warns against cheap USB Type-C cables

As a tech enthusiast who spent plenty of days messing around with computers, television sets and consoles, finding cables was never too much of a problem as they were littered everywhere in the house. One thing I have noticed over the years is that cheap and expensive cables are...

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Restore previous folder windows at logon in Windows 10

Windows can be configured to remember all currently open folders and restore them once you sign back in after logging off or restarting the...