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vibraphone Cover up your webcam, disable microphone access and put on your tinfoil hat — but it won’t make any difference, because the Illuminati can get at you through your phone’s vibration motor now. Well, kind of, anyway. Your best defense? Talk in a high voice. Read More

Pavlok I can’t help but think about shock collars when I wrap the bright orange silicone around my wrist. They’ve always seemed fairly cruel. And yet, here I go, putting one on myself — not for barking or wandering out of the yard, but for the crime of having a hard time getting my butt out of bed at 6AM. And while I certainly have more agency in the matter, the comparison… Read More

If you’re not old enough to remember Pong, please vacate this post and let the rest of us olds droll over this life-sized mechanical replica of the Atari game. The result of builder Daniel Perdomo’s Pong Project, he and a team created this Pong Table as a homage to the classic game. And it’s not just an air hockey table with 70s decal stuck all over it either – Perdomo’s Pong Table has a machine which maps the square “ball” and the paddle movements rather than let them fly through an air cushion. There’s a neat LED lighting system built in to keep…

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Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 8.25.03 PM Meet Energysquare, a thin charging pad made so that you don’t have to plug in your phone charger ever again. Energysquare doesn’t rely on induction like most wireless chargers out there. Instead, Energysquare uses a conductive surface as well as a sticker on the back of your phone. The company is currently doing a Kickstarter campaign. Read More

bigpicture Apple’s Thunderbolt Display, first introduced in the summer of 2011, may be getting a refresh at WWDC, if inventory shortages at retail stores are any indication. Just try getting one at your local Apple store — dozens of locations near me are “ship to store” only, suggesting (as is often the case before a refresh) that stock has not been replenished or even, as a… Read More

Xbox Console Microsoft just dropped the price of its gaming console. The Xbox One now costs $299 in the U.S. with a 500GB hard drive, or €299 in Europe. For $319, you get a 1TB hard drive. And bundles also get a $50 price cut. Interestingly, this news comes right before E3. Microsoft is set to announce a new, slimmer Xbox One. Rumor has it Read More

SOLARIN-Duo-with-Forcefield Is the world ready for another smartphone? How about one that will cost $14,000 for its most basic model? Today, Sirin Labs — a startup put together by a team of founders out of Israel — used an event in London to unveil the Solarin, a privacy-first device “aimed at the international businessperson who carries a lot of sensitive information but doesn’t want to… Read More