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Can you imagine? It has been 20 years since Apple launched its first iMac. The device has made such a huge impact in today’s world on how we perceive and use technology. To honour this iconic amazing machine, Spigen came up with a little surprise for all of us.
Batteries on smartphones will deteriorate over time and it all depends on the way you charge your device. For most people, the typical habit is to leave your smartphone charging overnight. This practice is often frowned upon as trickle charging to keep your phone’s battery constantly at 100% could shorten its overall lifespan. But what else can you do if you need a fully charged device for the next busy day?
To solve this charging dilemma, there’s a smart charging cable called Charby Sense and it’s intelligent enough to stop charging once your phone has hit 100%. This is probably the only charging cable you’ll ever need and it’s made by a Malaysian startup consisting of UTM graduates.
When travelling abroad, two crucial things that geeks need the most is internet connectivity and sufficient power on their smartphone. If you’re a frequent traveller, you could solve both concerns with Nommi, a portable MiFi that also doubles up as a power bank. On top of that, it can even charge your phone without using any cables at all.
Lenovo is trying to get more people to develop Moto Mods for its modular Moto Z family. Now here’s an interesting crowd-funded Moto Mod that lets you stay connected even without mobile or WiFi coverage. Introducing LINC, a walkie-talkie add-on which you can attach to your existing Moto Z and Moto Z Play.
The Moto Z series is probably the best attempt on a modular device right now. You can add new functions by simply snapping on a Moto Mod and you don’t need to restart the phone. At the moment, they have released four Moto Mods which includes a speaker, a pico projector, a camera with 10X zoom and a power pack. Of course, the possibility is endless and Lenovo has made Moto Mods open with their Development Kit.
To spur development of new accessories, they have collaborated with Indiegogo to bring new Moto Mods to life.
Going green is incredibly important in today’s society. If you can take steps to be more environmentally conscious in your daily activities, you’re quite literally saving the world and I don’t think you need me to tell you that saving the world is incredibly cool.
Since going green is cool, there probably isn’t a cooler way to charge your smartphone than with the Bioo Lite. Hint: It’s with a potted plant.
This deadly piece of tech is called the JIC or Just In case and it’s capable of putting cheating spouses, corrupt officials, and anyone in-between in the hot seat. Basically, the case allows you to record phone conversations with its internal microphone.
Modular. One of the sexiest words to come out of tech. The idea that you can swap out any old part on your smartphone for new one, but keep everything else exactly the same, is almost too alluring. Too bad it keeps getting delayed.
Well, thank goodness for crowd-funding because now we have the next best thing: Modular smartphone cases.
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Used for surveillance, photography, and even deliveries, consumer drones involvement in our lives has boomed over the last 5 years – even helping to document societal unrest in unruly areas: the very basis that influenced Sergei Lupashin, founder of Fotokite to create the Fotokite Phi.
Jolla which is known for its Sailfish OS has finally introduced its very own tablet. Called simply as the Jolla Tablet, it won’t be going on sale like your typical digital slab. Instead, they are making this as the world’s first crowdsource tablet by putting it on Indiegogo with a goal of getting US$380,000 worth of funds in 21 days.
So far the response has been tremendously good. Within hours of its announcement, they have already exceeded their goal with over $480,000 collected so far. The first 2,000 early bird units have been snapped up and if you’re interested, you can back it up for US$204 (about RM687), excluding US$20 for shipping. If you’re new to Jolla, they are basically an independent team in Finland that was founded by former Nokia employees that worked on the MeeGo project (Remember the Nokia N9?).