Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


New HTC One M9 Plus images leak

A couple new images of the HTC One M9 Plus have hit the web this week. These new images give us a good look at what the phone should look like when it finally launches. We can see in the images that the smartphone appears to have a metal frame.

Blue Freedom charges gadgets using flowing water

Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors knows that keeping your electronic devices charged up can be a challenge when you are away from an outlet. A new charging device has debuted that is hailed as the smallest hydropower plants in the world and it is called Blue Freedom.

Project Ara gets a radiation sensor

We have talked several times about the Project Ara smartphone that has modules that can be added and removed from the device itself to give the phone new capabilities as needed. A Russian company called Intersoft has presented its first modules at the second Ara developers conference.

InfiniteUSB connects multiple devices to a single USB port

If you have ever had to cycle your smartphones or tablets around because you only have one USB wall charger or a single available USB port on your notebook, we feel your pain. You try to get enough power in each device that you can use them all and often you end up without enough power in any of them for what you need to do.

HTC ousts Peter Chou, installs Cher Wang as CEO

Changing CEOs is a huge task for a massive company such as HTC. Normally when we see major executive changes, the change comes on a time schedule rather than happening immediately. There are times when companies move faster than that, and that is exactly what smartphone maker HTC has done.

iRig 2 now shipping with Android support

Back during CES in January, we got eyes on the new iRig 2 at the show. This is the updated version of the original iRig, which is a mobile guitar interface that allows you use your Android smartphone or tablet as an amplifier for playing on the go. One thing we didn't know about the iRig 2 during CES is exactly when it would ship.

Jide Remix 2-in-1 Tablet seeks hardware testing helpers

One of the Android devices that was first seen during CES 2015 was a tablet from Jide called the Remix 2-in-1. This tablet has the look of a Windows PC and runs a special version of Android called Remix OS. That OS brings the tablet user a taskbar and the ability to run apps in windows that can be resized on the fly. Like I said, it sounds and looks a lot like a Windows tablet.

LED Music Effect app gives you shiny lights

A new app update has turned up on Google Play that gives you something shiny to look at while you play your favorite music. The app is called LED Music Effect and requires root access to work. The app creates blinking LED lights with three colors while your music plays.

Tegstove cooks food and charges gadgets

If you are the sort who likes to camp and spend lots of time outdoors, it can be a challenge to keep your mobile gadgets charged up so you can stay in touch. A new device has debuted called the Tegstove that can cook your meals and charge your gadgets while you are outdoors.

Buddhify aims to help you meditate

A new app has landed on Google Play that promises to help you meditate and get in the right mindset for just about anything you do. The app is called Buddhify and it has a wheel that lets you choose what you want to do. You can choose sleep, work break, walking, feeling stressed, or a number of other options.
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