Intel’s CEO Envisions A Future Where Wearables Don’t Look Like Wearables — And It’s Not That Far Away

Basis-B1 Intel CEO Brian Krzanich foresees a day when a wearable is no longer seen a one-size-fits-all device that you put on your wrist. That day could be coming sooner rather than later, as Intel-based wearable products will likely be shown off in the coming weeks at NY Fashion Week. Read More

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Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Will Go On Sale October 7 For $149.99

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 9.26.07 AM Starting October 7, consumers who opted to buy an Xbox One without a Kinect will be able to snag one for $ 149.99.
Microsoft unbundled the Kinect device from the Xbox One in a bid to lower the price of its current-generation console. Since then, according to the company, Xbox One sales have increased by more than 100 percent.
The Xbox One is part of Microsoft’s larger Windows strategy… Read More

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DrinkMate Is A Tiny, Plug-In Breathalyzer For Android Devices

DrinkMate Devices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a teeny breathalyzer called DrinkMate, currently seeking $ 40,000 on Kickstarter to make it to market by December. Read More

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LG G Watch R Will Offer A Circular Smartwatch With Android Wear In Q4 2014

lg-g-watch-r LG is doubling up on Android Wear smartwatch devices in 2014, with a circular smartwatch destined for release later this year, by the end of the fourth quarter. The LG G Watch R (presumably the R is for round) will get a proper introduction at IFA 2014 this year, and will feature the world’s first Plastic OLED display, with a circular face that uses 100 percent of its screen, unlike the… Read More

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Infamous First Light Review: Good Things Happen When DLC Doesn’t Feel Like DLC

first-light2 There’s rarely a modern game franchise that manages to catch and keep my attention, but Sucker Punch’s PlayStation-exclusive Infamous is among those. The tale of ordinary humans getting and coming to grips with super powers in an open-world environment is always captivating, and that’s true even with the new Infamous: First Light expansion DLC for PlayStation 4, which takes… Read More

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