If your phone ever gets hacked (or stolen and then returned), make sure to reconfirm all of your personal contacts, or else you may have seemingly close friends requesting strange favors. This person was a victim of phone hacking, but was smart enough to figure out this this friend was just another scammer, and not really in need of iTunes cards. Continue reading to see the conversation that ensued, as well as the interesting pictures that were requested.
Always wanted a DSLR-like experience with your smartphone? Then look no further than the BeastGrip Pro. To start things off, the video above was shot with an iPhone 6, BeastGrip Pro, Beastgrip DOF adapter, and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. This accessory is essentially a universal lens adapter and camera rig for smartphones. You can set it up however you want, whether it be a basic tripod mount or a full-featured professional. Its patent-pending design has an adjustable lens mount and clamps that adapt to just about any phone, thanks to the redesigned lens mount assembly being built on a three-way axis. That's not all, the company has also unveiled new BeastGrip conversion lenses as well as a DOF (Depth of Field) adapter for use with SLR lenses to capture shallow depth of field images using manual focus. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.
Aukey Portable Power Bank easily fits in your pocket and is priced at just $26.99 shipped with coupon code: 3NINBLGS - today only. It uses AIPower Technology to intelligently detect the input current of the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed (up to 3.1A for 2 Ports). The monster 20000mAh capacity charges the iPhone 6 / Galaxy S5 at least 7 times, and can also fully charge an iPad Air 2. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 3NINBLGS at checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview and more information.
It seems like most smartphone manufacturers only care for slimmer designs and larger displays, but Berkely-based Monohm aims to change that with the Runcible. Sporting a completely circular design, complete with a convex wooden back designed to nestle in your palm, it features a display on the front and rear-facing camera. The company says you'll still be able to make calls, browse the web, text, snap photos and more. Anderson, Monohm's CEO, says: "The form factor has a long history -- magic stones in your hand, compasses, women's compacts." No word yet on pricing, but it's rumored to cost $600+. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including The Matrix lobby scene recreated with LEGO bricks.
Custom smartphone cases are becoming increasingly popular with the trend towards personalization, and users are always seeking to one-up the mass-marketed cases. In many instances, like this Volkswagen case, they are succeeding to say the least. However, there are offering some websites that let you build them from scratch, if these pre-made ones just won't do. Continue reading for more.
Sometimes, pepper spray alone will not deter potential assailants, that is unless...you're using The Defender. This pocket-sized gadget combines a camera, a 24/7 monitoring system for law enforcement / health ervices, and pepper spray to provide an all-in-one portable defense system. Basically, when a user is attacked, they can hit a single button that will simultaneously send a photo of the assailant (and exact location) to the police, sound an alarm to notify people nearby of an emergency situation, along with temporarily blinding the assailant. The company is currently taking pre-orders for $179, which includes 12-months of monitoring service. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of three dogs and a laser.
Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics because of their high energy density, no memory effect, and only a slow loss of charge when not in use. These batteries can be dangerous under some conditions and can pose a safety hazard since they contain, unlike other rechargeable batteries, a flammable electrolyte and are also kept pressurized. Continue reading to see what happens when you continually poke at one with a sharp knife.
Unlike other smartphones, the Blackphone 2 comes fully encrypted by default and comes with a suite of secure features that let you make calls and send texts that are impossible to track. This Android-based device is built by Spanish manufacturer GeeksPhone, as well as security experts Silent Circle and Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). Everything from the custom-built PrivatOS to web browsing and apps, are encrypted, or have been fitted with an extra layer of security. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Seasoned iOS users probably already know why there are some calls that require you to "Slide to Answer" while others can be declined, but there are new iPhone owners that might be perplexed. As long as your phone is locked, it will only let you "Slide to Answer", with the option to "Decline", "Accept", "Remind Me", and "Message" appearing only in unlocked mode. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - includes a very smart parrot.
In addition to being one of the first handsets to feature built-in, dual-standard wireless charging technology, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge boasts a curved display where the notifications appear on either the right or left-hand side, depending on which hand the owner uses. Up to five contacts can be programmed to appear on this edge, and each contact is assigned a color. Contacts can be accessed when users swipe the relevant color to reveal recent interactions and details about that person. On the other hand, swiping the long edge of the screen shows the time, weather or other customized notifications. Accidentally placed your phone face down? No worries, as the edge glows to show a phone call, text or email has been received. If these messages are from a saved contact, the edge will glow the relevant color. Continue reading for a video and more information.