Electronics

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,…

Promo Company Introduces Virtual Reality Dome for Super Bowl
February 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Unfortunately, the science community hasn't quite mastered teleportation yet, so football fans around the country won't be able to transport themselves to Houston for the Super Bowl in the literal sense. But a promotional products company in Chicago introduced the next-best thing for the future. Using what they call a "VPod," which is a virtual reality…

Samsung's Battery Woes Could Delay New Products
January 24, 2017 at 2:15 pm

After the messy situation surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (which we still get notifications about when we're boarding airplanes), Samsung announced yesterday that its latest smartphone, the Galaxy…

Boosted Recalls Battery-Powered Skateboards
January 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Lithium ion batteries aren't just a problem for electronic devices like smartphones and computers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Boosted, Mountain View, Calif., is recalling its electric-powered skateboards because the lithium ion battery pack can overheat and smoke, causing a fire hazard. Boosted is recalling this battery-powered skateboard…

Swedish Ad Agency Accidentally Prints 'White Power' on Item
January 17, 2017 at 2:18 pm

A Swedish advertising company is dealing with an embarrassing "lost in translation" situation after it sold a power bank that said "white power" as part of a promotion for a handball team. The item, for…