Sony launched an updated, slimmer version of the Playstation Vita on Tuesday to North America including the US, as part of a bundle with a copy of Borderlands 2. The Vita Slim had already been released in Japan last year, Europe earlier this year and Europe and has now finally made its way west.
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In keeping up with our tradition of all things Star Wars here at SlipperyBrick, here is the ultimate addition to your kitchen counter top. This ceramic Death Star cookie jar is one of the cooler Star Wars kitchen accessories we have seen in awhile. All that is needed is a never ending supply of cookies and you will forever have the cool house on the block!
via Mad Zombie
If we are to believe the rumors, we’re hoping this one is true. A user on the Apple app “Secret” claimed that Apple is working on upgrading their earpods to include a heart rate monitor, blood pressure sensor and a tracking device that will help you locate them if they are misplaced.
The Apple EarPods were updated in 2012 to have a sleeker design and better fit. Now, it appears that Apple is trying to get into the health monitoring market but updating them once again. If this is true and you are a workout junkie, imagine not having to strap that heart rate monitor band around your chest and one less thing to have to bring with you on your run. All you will need is your iPod or iPhone and you EarPods, everything you will need to listen to …
We’ve been reading more lately about leaked iPhone 6 photos, and some of these rumored images are starting to have a pattern in appearance. This makes me think we might be on to something, but there really is no way to know for sure.
Check out the photo here and others from nowhereelse.fr who claims to have multiple images or at least mock-ups of the rumored iPhone 6 model.
Securing your bike is always a challenge and a good bike lock is an important part. One of the challenges with key-based locks is of course someone just picking the lock. An inventor here claims to have created an un-pickable lock since the key chamber is simply not exposed. Just opening the lock is fairly complicated and we suggest just watching the video.
Leapfrog doesn’t want to leave anyone out of the latest wearable tech trends and has unveiled a smartwatch for kids called the LeapBand. The device is designed for children from 4-7 years old and features an activity tracker while taking care of a virtual pet.
The LeapBand is water-resistant with a high-res color display, built-in accelerometer to track activity, a rechargeable battery and also has a watch in either analog or digital mode. Kids wear the smartwatch to take care of one of eight different digital pets – dog, panda, cat, monkey, robot, dragon, unicorn, or a penguin. The device encourages healthy activity using the accelerometer to track challenges giving to them such as jumping, wiggling, hopping, etc. where they earn rewards and treats to care for their pet.
The LeapBand from LeapFrog comes in colors of blue, green and pink, …
If you’ve ever wanted to take advantage of a solar charger without breaking the bank, Chinavision has a deal going with an affordable 4500mAh solar power bank. The charger is a mere 4 tall, 2 inches wide, and only half an inch thick.
In addition to its ability to be fully charged by the sun in 4-5 hours, it can also be charged directly from the wall if needed, as well. It has a standard and a mini USB port with 4 adapters for different phone types, but new iPhone owners will need to bring their own Lightning cord.
The solar chargers goes for around $18 USD, or less if you buy more.
It seems that regardless of the model, if you use your smartphone with its full smartphone capabilities all day long, you’re going battery is not going to make it through the day. There are a multitude of chargers available on the market to aid in this task, with one of those being the Pebble Aria.
This small, portable device carries a 3500mAh battery with enough juice to charge most phones a couple of times, but the Aria also comes with another significant feature. It has a built-in speaker that can run on its own for up to 70 hours. The speaker is not wireless however, undoubtedly saving on power, and connects with a standard 3.5mm jack. The charger works through a standard USB connection.
The Pebble Aria is available now and can be picked up for a little under …
Cougar has announced the 700M, a new gaming mouse targeting (pun intended) First Person Shooter (FPS) gamers. The general specs show a 32bit ARM processor, 512MB onboard flash memory, an 8,200 DPI sensor and eight programmable buttons allowing it to store over 16 million macros. The palm rest is actually detachable and the weight configuration is adjustable to your own preferences.
The mouse itself even looks like a future-age gaming weapon and comes with another interchangeable palm rest. It also has a specific sniper button to help provide more accurate shots without moving the mouse while pressing. No word on an actual release date or pricing on the M700, quite yet.
According to reports from some users, Twitter has been testing out a new “Mute” function in its Twitter interface. The mute option reportedly will allow a user to block another user’s tweets and retweets from their timeline.
Some Twitter users had posted screenshots of the new menu option with the ability to mute a particular person that they were following, but the feature has not been rolled out to everyone or publicly announced. Users of third party applications like TweetBot and TweetDeck with not find this feature as anything new, as it has been widely used and popular with those system.