Electronics

Third-Party Apple Accessories Manufacturers Have 90 Days to Update MFi Program Logo
March 15, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Apple is giving manufacturers 90 days to adhere to its new logo requirement, which means that they will have to update product designs and packaging accordingly in order to incorporate the new designs. This could prove problematic for manufacturers, but if they hope to avoid Apple’s wrath, it’s pretty clear that they have no choice but to comply...

Here's a Wearable Device That Can Read Your Thoughts
January 23, 2018 at 11:15 am

In the video, subjects wear an EEG headset, called an “Optimism Machine,” and, facing a faucet and an empty glass of water, they are encouraged to think positive thoughts or to concentrate on optimistic Life is Good designs. If they do so, the faucet turns on and fills the glass with water...

Live From Las Vegas: Day Two at PPAI Expo
January 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm

We have all heard that what happens in Vegas should stay in the lauded resort city, but when it comes to the PPAI Expo, keeping quiet about the proceedings is akin to being a gazillionaire and not sharing a penny. Simply put, the gathering has so many enriching experiences that "mum" is definitely not the…

$1.2M in Fake Hoverboards Seized in California
September 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Despite ample warnings from experts and critics, Americans have retained an interest in a number of dangerous habits such as texting while driving, fooling around with fireworks and listening to Nickelback. Though the Consumer Product…

An Amazon Bot Is Cranking Out Custom Smartphone Cases and Boy Are They Terrible
July 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Not every Amazon innovation is a winner. While this particular tech isn't truly Amazon's fault, it is using Amazon as its stage. According to Digital Trends, an Amazon bot called My Handy Design is creating smartphone cases for purchase from existing online images. If you think about the wide array of images online, you can…

Pandora Opens Legal Box as PayPal Sues Over Logo
May 23, 2017 at 2:06 pm

  PayPal Holdings, Inc. originated in 1998 as a worldwide payments system supporting online money transfers, arriving two years before Pandora began its existence as a music streaming and automated recommendation service. On Friday, the San Jose-headquartered PayPal accused the younger California company of not respecting its elder, so to speak, or the law, suing…

3-D Printer May Have Caused Couple's Death
February 3, 2017 at 1:43 pm

A Berkeley, Calif., couple was found dead in their home due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Police told KPIX 5 that the two were using a "laser 3-D printer" that vented fumes into the residence. Police evacuated the apartment building and had the fire department's hazardous materials team search for a gas leak or other hazard,…