faceshiftA couple of months ago it was reported that Apple had apparently acquired facial motion capture technology firm FaceShift. The Cupertino company did not confirm it back then and this was based on the fact that FaceShift’s employees no longer listed the company as their place of work, and the board of directors had also been replaced by a company that used to work for Apple.

For those curious about what Apple might have planned for the company, it looks like the rumors have been confirmed. According to a boilerplate statement given by Apple to TechCrunch, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Read full post →Apple’s Acquisition Of FaceShift Has Been Confirmed

Apple Watch brændte min armThe Apple Watch is designed to be worn for extended periods of time on the wrist, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that in the past, some users have complained of getting rashes. However it seems that over in Denmark, a man by the name of Jørgen Mouritzen claims that the Apple Watch has burnt his wrist and pretty severely at that.

According to the report from Ekstra Bladet, Mouritzen claimed that he had entered his aviation club’s bathroom on the 17th of October when he felt a burning sensation followed by pain shooting up his left wrist along with the smell of burning flesh. Mouritzen claims that the heat source came from the Apple Watch and apparently it was so hot that his right hand suffered minor burns trying to remove it. Read full post →Man Blames The Apple Watch For Burns On His Wrist

iris lensIf you are in the market for a camera lens attachment for your smartphone, there are several options available in the market today, with brands like Moment and Olloclip being some of the more popular options. The Moment lens prides itself as being a more premium lens but the downside is that you need to attach a lens mount to your phone.

This is an adhesive attachment meaning that once you’ve applied it, it will be really hard to remove it which some of you guys might not appreciate. This is where the Iris Lens by Photojojo comes into play. This is a lens attachment for your smartphone that lets you attach lenses easily to your phone without much hassle. Read full post →Iris Lens Lets You Attach Lenses To Your Smartphone Easily

warcraft_1Yes, the holidays are nearly upon us and if you’d like to use some of that downtime to perhaps catch up on games that you didn’t get to play, you might be pleased to learn that Blizzard has kicked off their holiday sales. There are several discounts that Blizzard will be giving out, so pick your poison.

Starting with the StarCraft franchise, Blizzard will be slashing the original game along with the first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, by half. This means that you can get your hands on both titles for $9.99 each. Alternatively Blizzard is also selling the entire bundle including Legacy of the Void for $59.99 so if you’d rather not buy it piecemeal that would be another option. Read full post →Blizzard Kicks Off Their Holiday Sales

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When it comes to gaming headphones, gamers are probably more familiar with brands like Turtle Beach, Razer, and Steelseries just to name a few. However it was a couple of years ago that headphone maker Audio Technica got into the gaming headset scene and it looks like they are back with two new models.

These models come in the form of the ADG1x and the AG1x. If you’re wondering why the model numbers look/sound familiar, it is because they are basically improved versions of the company’s ADG1 and AG1 headphones from 2013, so if you liked what you heard then or if you weren’t too thrilled, hopefully these new headsets will be better than before. Read full post →Audio Technica Announces Two New Gaming Headsets

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As cool as headsets like Google Glass would be for everyday use by regular folks, it seems that they might have more use in the industrial side. It was reported that earlier this year that despite Google deciding to discontinue Glass, it still has found a surge in use amongst industrial workers where factory workers for Boeing, Daimler, and UPS found a use for them. Read full post →Volkswagen Makes 3D Glasses Standard Issue For Logistics Personnel

hoverboardLast week we reported that in NYC, the state had declared that “hoverboards” were considered illegal and that anyone caught riding them would be subject to a fine. It looks like it didn’t take long for that decision to catch on overseas because now according to reports, it looks like these devices are banned in NSW, Australia.

This was confirmed by roads minister Duncan Gay, “Hoverboards are the hot ticket item on many Christmas wishlists, but we need shoppers to keep safety front of mind before they put their money down. I don’t want to be the Christmas Grinch, but I want people to know and send a message that these new toys have real safety concerns.” Read full post →“Hoverboards” Also Banned In NSW, Australia


I had a close encounter with the Sony XDCam PXW-FS5 at InterBee 2015. Unveiled in September with prototypes, this Super35 camcorder can shoot in 4K in excellent quality and low-noise, thanks to its very good noise-reduction algorithms. The lenses are interchangeable, so you can adapt its use to many different situations. Read full post →Sony XDCam PXW-FS5 4K Camcorder

sony-hybrid-log-gammaAt InterBee 2015, Sony had TVs capable of using Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR, and was demonstrating some of them side-by-side. HLG is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) standard proposed by both BBC and NHK, which makes it possible to broadcast a single signal/stream compatible with both non-HDR and HDR televisions. (Learn more about visual dynamic range) Read full post →Sony Demonstrates Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR TVs

roland-v1hdPlanned for a December release, Roland’s V-1HD is a 4-input / 1-output video mixing device that is compact and relatively affordable. It can handle up to four 1080p/1080i/720p video sources coming in different formats. Of course, all sources can be mixed, and simple video effects can even be added in real-time, such as picture-in-picture (PiP) or titling. It can also mix videos based on Chroma-key (green screen) which is handy for small video publishers. Read full post →Roland V1HD Video Mixer