The Joy and Misery of Life With a Grotesquely Large "Smartwatch"

Brought to life by a Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $1 million last year, the Neptune Pine is the most literal interpretation of the word "smartwatch." It's a huge phone-like Android device that you strap to your wrist in order to feel smart. The $350 Neptune Pine does almost everything you would expect your… » 9/23/14 1:43pm 39 minutes ago

Dubs Earplugs Don't Look Terrible So You Might Actually Wear Them

Dubs' "Acoustic Filters" are snazzy new earplugs that hope to conquer one of the biggest obstacles between you and wearing crucial gear to protect your hearing. Though they're not the first earplugs in the world, they're some of the first that don't look terrible. Can Dubs trick you into better hearing with design? » 9/23/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Five Awesome Cameras From the Biggest Photo Show In the World

The bi-annual Photokina show going on in Germany right now is the most important photography tech event in the world. We see some awesome gear, yes, but we also get a get a glimpse for what lies ahead. This year's show is particularly interesting because it falls just as digital imaging reaches the crossroads… » 9/19/14 11:01am Friday 11:01am

Report: Border Patrol Will Test Wearable Cameras for Agents

U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras in training, according to the AP. The move comes as the border patrol has come under fire for killings by agents. This is just the latest sign that movement to strap cameras to law enforcement is picking up steam. » 9/18/14 12:02pm Thursday 12:02pm

BitTorrent Bleep, the Secure P2P Chat, Is Available For Mac and Android

A few months ago, we told you about BitTorrent Bleep, the plan to create super secure chat that uses the P2P BitTorrent protocol to avoid the third-party servers that can be used to spy on you. Today, it's been opened to a public Alpha testing stage so everyone can try it. Additionally, it's now available for both Mac… » 9/17/14 2:37pm Wednesday 2:37pm

Panasonic CM1: A 1-Inch Image Sensor Crammed Into an Android Phone

Amongst Panasonic's big announcements the Photokina show in Germany came a whopper of a surprise. The Panasonic CM1 is a 4.7-inch Android smartphone with a 20-megapixel 1-inch image sensor. This could be the best smartphone camera of all time. » 9/15/14 9:16am 9/15/14 9:16am

​Canon G7 X: Canon Catches Up With a Tiny 1-Inch Sensor Point-and-Shoot

From about 2009-2012, Canon's S-series point-and-shoots were the best tiny little cameras you could buy. Then, Sony's RX100 line conquered it with similar functionality, but a much larger 1-inch image sensor that blew Canon's dinky 1/1.7-inch chips away. With the PowerShot G7 X, Canon strikes back. » 9/15/14 8:00am 9/15/14 8:00am

Samsung NX1: A 4K Video Chomping, 28-Megapixel Camera In a Compact Body

The new NX1 is the first Samsung interchangeable-lens camera that's truly compelling enough to consider alongside the competition. Its billboard feature: 4K video in a tiny package. But more than just trotting out of a glitzy, buzzy feature, the NX1 is loaded with advanced tech, including an industry-leading image… » 9/15/14 6:00am 9/15/14 6:00am