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Set This Flashing USB Dongle To Notify You Of Just About Anything

We live in an auditory landscape populated by dings, blips and jangling — constant reminders of the probably-dire messages you’re missing on your phone or computer. If you’re like me, your stomach drops a little bit each time you hear those familiar bleeps. That’s why Blink1, a notification device that gives you a visual cue instead, is so great.


Skype Just Fixed The Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin or digital service you use: When you’re actively Skyping, the app’s notifications will only go to the device you’re currently using. Why didn’t this kind of setup become a universal standard, like, five years ago?


This App Gives You An iOS 7 Notification Center On Any Android Phone

Want iOS 7′s Notification Center but don’t have an iOS device? No problem. There’s a new app called Control Center that will gives you a clone of that feature any Android phone.


Pebble Smart Watch Australian Review: A Beautiful Broken Promise

Never have I waited as long for a gadget as I have for the Pebble e-paper smart watch. Was it worth the wait? Almost…


Facebook Testing Obnoxious New iOS Feature That Harasses You To Update

Facebook is notorious for testing all sorts of wild and crazy ideas before implementing them site wide — assuming they ever even make it that far. So for the sake of everyone’s sanity, we hope that this newest venture will soon make its way to The Graveyard of Horrible Facebook Features Past and join the others.


Your Phone's Low Battery Warnings Should Look Like These Hilarious Notifications

Because batteries enjoy dying so much when we really need that last little bit of juice, low battery warnings really should be more animated than the plain “20% of battery remaining”. I don’t know how many times I’ve ignored that message. But if the alert made fun of me and said something like, “Oh I’ll just charge it tonight” You idiot, then my God I would listen to it so much more.


Google Chrome To Get Notification Centre, Maybe Even Google Now

If you’re using Chromium in Windows, you can now get a notification centre. The feature is just in a developmental stage right now, but it could lead to some neat features in Chrome that tie it closer to the Android operating system.


Endliss iPhone Case Adds LED Disco Ball Notifications

We’re all so use to having our smartphones close at hand that we can occasionally tune out and miss a call or notification that’s right in front of our faces. So what’s the solution? Obviously an iPhone 5 case with a blinding 8×16 LED grid on the back that mirrors and emphasises on-screen notifications.


Growl On Mountain Lion Is Now Less Annoying

Growl 2.0 is now integrated with Notification Center in Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The new update means they should start playing nice with each other and stop being a pain in the backside for users.


iOS 6 Might Get 'Do Not Disturb' Feature

With WWDC around the corner, iOS 6 rumours are coming in waves. 9to5Mac is reporting that iOS 6 will have a useful ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature, iCloud Tabs and Mail VIPs. Do Not Disturb looks especially useful, as it would be able to hide all alerts and banners from taking over your phone while you’re playing a game or when you just don’t want to be bothered.


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