image2 300x300So you have an Android Wear device and you want to use it to perform searches just by using your voice. An obvious answer to that solution would be to launch Google Now, especially since Google was the one behind Android Wear to begin with, right? Well if you’re looking for an alternative, Microsoft has the answer for you.

Yes, you read that right, Microsoft has recently released an app for Android Wear. Interestingly enough this follows Microsoft’s release yesterday when they announced the Next lockscreen for Android phones. Moving on, the app by Microsoft is called Bing Torque. It has been designed for Android Wear and to activate it, all you’d have to do is twist your hand back and forth. Read full post →Microsoft Launches Bing Torque For Android Wear



nfc hand 640x520Right now we can use our phones with NFC to make mobile payments. However what if you could do away with the phone and use your own body to make payments with? Imagine being able to go up to a counter, tap your hand against the terminal and have it automatically charged to your credit/debit card.

While that is an interesting idea, one man has actually taken that idea and made it a reality, sort of. Robert Nelson has essentially taken an NFC chip and implanted it within his hand. Apparently such kits are readily available online, although for safety reasons we won’t link to them lest you end up hurting yourself if not properly applied. Read full post →Man Implants NFC Chip Into His Hand



hemingwrite 640x468The typewriter is not used a lot these days, although admittedly there are still some uses left for the device, and we suppose there are some writers out there who prefer writing on a typewriter versus a computer, simply because it affords them no distractions since there aren’t any apps, games, music, videos, or the internet.

Well if you’re after something similar but don’t want to get a typewriter, you might be interested in a device called the Hemingwrite. As you can see in the image above, the Hemingwrite looks like a typewriter, sort of, except that it is a more digital version of it. It will feature a keyboard made from mechanical keys so you still get the “clack” when you type, and the e-ink display will show you what you’re typing along with the time and date. Read full post →The Hemingwrite Could Be The Typewriter For The Next Generation


report cyberbullying 640x205Whenever photos or videos are posted online, without a doubt it will only be a matter of time being internet users start leaving comments. Sometimes when posted in a private forum with moderators, these comments are pretty tame and normal, sometimes even constructive, but post it on Facebook or YouTube, well safe to say that’s where the trolls start to come out.

According to a recent study by Pew Research, it seems that a whopping 73% of adult internet users claim to have witnessed someone being harassed online, while 40% claim to have experienced that harassment personally. The study which involved 2,849 adults aged 18 top 50, defines harassment as being called offensive names, to threats, and stalking. Read full post →Study Finds 40% Of Adults Have Experienced Online Harassment


goodwell kit collage png project body 640x526There are different types of toothbrushes out there. Some are just your standard fare, and some are little more ergonomic which promises to clean those hard to reach places, in between your teeth, and whatnot. There are also those electric toothbrushes which supposedly does a better and more efficient job.

That being said if you’re after something a little more hi-tech, perhaps Goodwell’s crowdfunded smart toothbrush could be the job done. For $150, Goodwell’s smart toothbrush will come with built-in sensors like an accelerometer that will allow the brush to “track” your movements so you can see what you’re doing right/wrong. Read full post →Goodwell’s Smart Toothbrush Seeks Crowdfunding To Become A Reality


If there is one thing that Apple’s iPads are known for, it would be their long battery life, which is actually a stark contrast to their smartphones. This is thanks to the huge batteries Apple has managed to squeeze inside the tablets. That being said, it looks like with the iPad Air 2, Apple might have ended up sacrificing battery life for thinness.

This is according to the folks at iFixit who have recently conducted a teardown of the iPad Air 2 and found that instead of a 32.9 watt-hour battery configuration used in last year’s model, the iPad Air 2 instead feature a 7,340mAh battery with a 27.62 watt-hour configuration. Interestingly enough Apple is still boasting 10 hours of continuous use per charge, or 9 hours on the WiFi + cellular model. Read full post →iPad Air 2 Teardown Reveals Smaller Battery Than Its Predecessor


apple pay 002 640x360Apple Pay was launched earlier this week and it looks like there is a bug already. According to our report earlier today, it seems that Apple Pay users who used cards linked to Bank of America were double charged. The Bank of America has since acknowledged the issue and has promised a fix by the end of today.

It seems that the problem did not come from a bug within Apple Pay, but rather it was a glitch due to a miscommunication between the bank’s systems and a payment network which was not named. This essentially puts Apple off the hook, although admittedly the fact that they are linked will no doubt leave some negative impressions on those who were already skeptical to begin with. Read full post →Bank Of America Acknowledges Apple Pay Glitch, Promises Fix Today


apple 1 2 stevesTechnology is ever changing and always progressing, to the point where a computer you buy today will become “out of date” in the next couple of months thanks to faster processors, faster RAM chips, sharper displays, more powerful GPUs, and etc. This is why it does seem a bit odd that people would actually bid on old computers.

Well if that old computer is an iconic computer like the Apple 1, we guess it makes sense as it is a part of the history of one of the largest tech companies in the world today. That being said, it seems that a report from Reuters has revealed that the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, has recently bid on the Apple 1 computer’s motherboard and won it at an auction for the price of $905,000. Read full post →Working Apple 1 Computer Sold At Auction For $905,000


We know how Microsoft feels about Android – after all they pretty much killed off Nokia’s attempt at Android phones not too long after they had acquired the company. A competing device against Windows Phone? No thanks! Well that’s what we thought, but interestingly enough, Microsoft has recently launched an Android lockscreen of their own called Next.

This was put together by the Microsoft Garage team and if you were looking for a lockscreen alternative, we guess you could always give Microsoft’s Next a try. Basically from what we can tell, the Next lockscreen from Microsoft wants to help simplify your smartphone user experience. Basically it puts most of your key features in the lockscreen itself. Read full post →Microsoft Next Is A Lockscreen App For Android Devices


digits onboarding users love 640x380Using your email address as a username and entering a password is a pretty common way to log into a variety of services used on the internet. But is it safe? Well if you choose a strong password, chances of it being guessed are lower, but what’s the point if hackers can gain access to your password anyway?

Well Twitter is hoping to change that by introducing a new way of logging in which uses your phone number. Dubbed Digits, this is Twitter’s new service that they will be rolling out to developers. It will be separate from Twitter itself meaning that it is a standalone product. The goal of Digits is to use your phone number as your login ID. Read full post →Twitter Announces Digits, A New Way Of Logging In On Mobile Devices