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EzeeCube is an open-source media hub that plays Genesis and SNES cartridges

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There are plenty of media hubs out there for purchase that allow you to play media files off of flash drives, SD cards, and even stream them from your PC to your TV.

EzeeCube does pretty much all of this, but has two cool features: an innovative stackable design, and the ability to play old-school SNES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive cartridges. Past, meet the present, with a little bit of hacktastic goodness sprinkled on top. Read more »

Shock your bad habits away with Pavlok

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As the saying goes, “we are all creatures of habit” and the creator of Pavlok, a new wearable, believes wholeheartedly in this mantra.

Pavlok helps to reinforce positive behavior habits. How? Well, it electrocutes you. Seriously. Read more »

Facebook Messenger gets iPad support

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Facebook has been pushing hard to become a top player in the messaging game. The company has recently purchased WhatsApp, took a page out of Snapchat’s book with Slingshot, and made its messenger available for Windows Phone.

Facebook has taken another step towards improving its messaging experience by making Facebook Messenger a universal application for iOS; meaning that it will function on both the iPad and iPhone similarly. Read more »

If you use an iPhone, Samsung thinks you are a wall-hugger

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Well that is, according to its latest commercial. No, Samsung doesn’t think that iPhone users have an irrational love for walls.

The advertisement refers to phone users who are constantly plugged into a charger due to their device’s insufficient battery capacity. Read more »

Microsoft supposedly hard at work on Office for Android

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Microsoft Office for iPad was a raging success, blowing away download records. It seemed that there were plenty of people who wanted the full office suite available on their iPad, but Android tablet owners don’t get to join in on the fun.

Well it looks like they won’t be left out in the cold for much longer as Microsoft is allegedly hard at work preparing for the release of Office for Android. Read more »

Amazon won’t change its app store for the FTC

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The Federal Trade commission has demanded that Amazon alter its app store policies, but the online retail giant refuses to do so.

Amazon is so adamant about not changing its policies, that the company is ready to battle it out with the FTC in court. Read more »

Microsoft’s wearable will focus on fitness; patent illustrations leaked

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If you were hoping to get a smartwatch from Microsoft to play nice with your Windows Phone, then you may be a tad disappointed.

Microsoft’s rumored upcoming wearable will be more of a jock than a nerd. Read more »

Evleaks has an image and specs of the HTC Volantis [UPDATED]

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HTC hasn’t had that much success in the tablet space, but that might change with the rumored upcoming slate from the Taiwanese manufacturer, the Volantis.

Update: It turns out that the image was a hoax. Move along people – nothing to see here. Read more »

M.O.J.O. now supports OUYA games and 4K resolution

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The OUYA Android console hasn’t exactly been a raging success, but the company isn’t giving up hope.

In addition to announcing a subscription service for its games, the OUYA’s titles will also be playable on another Android gaming system: MadCatz’s M.O.J.O. Read more »

Test patch for Windows 8.1 update problem released

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Have you been having difficulty updating your Windows 8 or RT device to 8.1? Well you’re not the only one, as this is a known glitch that has been affecting a significant number of Windows 8 users.

Don’t give up hope, however, as Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and has a patch that they’ve been testing that’ll hopefully solve your problem. Read more »

You can now use a PS4 pad wirelessly with your PS3

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For the longest time, Sony has adopted an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” ideology when it came to its dual-shock Playstation controller. The iconic remote hadn’t had a major design overhaul since its debut in 1997, until the Dual-shock 4 was released.

PS4′s gamepad managed to improve (for many) on an already beloved design, and if you wished you could use Sony’s newest controller on a Playstation 3 wirelessly, then you’re in luck, because now you can. Read more »

The BeoPlay H6s are Bang & Olufsen’s new pair of headphones

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Looks like Bang & Olufsen is jumping on the celebrity bandwagon and the company is enlisting the help of DJ Khaled to promote its latest over-the-ear headphones.

The BeoPlay H6s looks like a premium pair of headphones, but it also commands a premium price. Read more »

Windows 9 will be a shape-shifting OS

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Windows 8 has come under a lot of fire for not being desktop computer friendly. Sure the tile approach may work for tablets, but the experience just doesn’t translate well to a mouse and keyboard set-up. Users made their discontent be known: they wanted their desktop experience back.

But what if there was a way to have the same operating system, that would recognize which platform it was installed on, and adapt to it accordingly? That’s what Windows 9 will purportedly be offering. Read more »

iTunes U gets a major overhaul

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We heard about iTunes U a while back as part of Apple’s foray into the educational market. Right now the app doesn’t have that much functionality; it’s primarily reserved for reading textbooks.

However, the Cupertino-based tech giant has been hard at work adding some new features to iTunes U that’ll give it more depth: professors will now be able to create courses and take questions from students. Read more »

Trapper Keepers return as tablet covers

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Before kids were whipping out tablets in the classroom, they were compiling all of their notes in swanky-looking Trapper Keepers.

Well if you’re feeling nostalgic for the days of lugging one of these bad boys through your high school hallway, then you’re in luck. Kensington has teamed up with Mead and Pee Chee to create a line of Trapper Keeper tablet covers. Read more »