Gadgets

GoPro Hero4 Hands-On: The Best Action Cam Goes 4K, For A Price

After several gazillion leaks over the last few days, they’re finally here: GoPro’s 2014 line of action cameras. As rumoured, there are in fact three models. There’s the Hero, GoPro’s new entry-level camera that comes in super cheap; the Hero4 Silver, which is basically last year’s best action camera plus an LCD touchscreen; and last but certainly not least,there’s the Hero4 Black, which seems to demolish every other action camera out there.


A Tetris-Playing Bracelet Is Where Fashion Meets Frustration

Earlier this year Kevin Bates revealed what had to be the best way to make an amazing first impression with any potential employer: a business card that actually played Tetris. That project is still in development (yes, you’ll eventually be able to buy one) but in the meantime Kevin has reformatted the guts of his Arduboy into a wearable bracelet that turns the world’s most popular puzzle game into a fashion statement.


Grab ALDI's 3G Onix Tablet On Special This Wednesday

Perhaps you’re not willing to spend hundreds of dollars on a tablet, or you only need a basic gadget without all the fancy bells and whistles. Fortunately, there are many companies happy to sell you a such a device at the right price, though you might not expect one of those companies to be ALDI. Well, it is.


A Nut-Cracking Hammer That Stops Shell Shrapnel

Although the nutcracker seems like an outdated piece of technology given you can buy nuts with the shells already removed, a small chunk of the population seems to still prefer doing it themselves. So nutcracker makers keep plying their trade, coming up with better and better designs, like this satisfying hammer that prevents shattered shells from becoming dangerous projectiles.


Moto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough

Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we’d ever seen. Many months later it’s here at last. It’s the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch looming on the horizon, it’s no longer clear if that’s good enough.


Apple Watch Will Play Music On Bluetooth Headphones, No iPhone Required

The Apple Watch we got a glimpse at this week is a powerful peripheral device, but most of its tricks require it to be tethered to an iPhone in the user’s pocket. Last night on Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed one thing the Watch can do on its own: Send music to your Bluetooth headphones.


Sandisk Readies 512GB SD Card, Because Size Matters When It Comes To Flash

Regardless of how you slice it, 512GB is a lot of bytes. Sure, typical hard drives are comfortably in the terabyte-plus range, but in the fast-improving world of flash memory, this number is very much in the upper tiers. However! We’re not talking SSDs here, no, Sandisk has just announced it’ll be pushing out a 512GB SD card for all those outrageously high-definition video cameras and DSLRs.


Roll A +18 Icing With This 20-Sided Die Cake Pan

What’s a rousing game of Dungeons & Dragons without a healthy supply of snacks at the ready? But since no one wants to venture into a dungeon full of mythical beasts with daintily decorated pastries, what you need are edible d20 dice made with this silicone mould from ThinkGeek.


A Simple Stamp Turns A Beach Into A Temporary Chess Board

Even if the water’s too cold to take a dip, there’s still lots to do on a beach besides soaking up the sun. With this cube stamp you can even resort to playing board games without the risk of losing anything in the sand, because this chess board and its pieces are all temporary.


This Revolving Ring Keeps Your Keys And Saves Your Fingernails

Nothing Apple announced on Tuesday has as much life-changing potential as this revolving keyring does. It’s apparently based on a clever design from the late 1800s that was either lost to time, or confiscated by aliens to slow mankind’s progress. Either way, it’s back, and ready to save your fingernails every time you need to remove a key.


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