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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Private Spaceship Test Flight (Photos, Video) Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Company Executes Surprise Launch Of The New Shepard Spacecraft
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Private Spaceship Test Flight (Photos, Video)
by Charles Mohapel

Everyone knows the name of Amazon.com, but how many know the name of its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos?  The answer would be a lot less.  When it comes to privately owned space companies, SpaceX and billionaire Elon Musk leap to mind, but did you know that Jeff Bezos has his own space company called Blue Origin with its own commercial passenger ship named New Shepard?

Kindle Voyage Kindle Voyage - Crisper Text, Buzzing Buttons, and More..
Kindle Voyage
by Ernest Lilley

Amazon's latest and greatist E-ink Kindle has sharper text, weighs less, and lights up better than the Paperwhite, but is it a must have upgrade? We took an extended look at the lightest resolution e-reader available and came away with mixed feelings aobut it.

Kobo Aura H2O - The First Premium Waterproof eReader Kobo Aura H2O - The First Premium Waterproof eReader With A Light
Kobo Aura H2O - The First Premium Waterproof eReader
by Charles Mohapel

When I read the press release for the new Kobo Aura H2O in late August, I requested one for review.  Having used the Kobo Wireless eReader (1st gen. and 2nd gen.), Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, and color Kobo Vox (the latter very briefly), and reviewed the Kobo Wireless eReader (2nd gen.) Kobo Glo, Kobo Arc, and Kobo Aura HD E Ink eReader, I was eager to see how much the Aura H2O differed from the other Kobo ereaders and tablets.

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015 Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015
by David Em

Autodesk's Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015 streamlines the company's flagship imaging tools for 3D artists

When Did Smartphones Get Smart? Smartphones Didn't Take Off Until 2009, Even Though the iPhone Came Out in 2007.
When Did Smartphones Get Smart?
by Ernest Lilley

IBM brought a touchscreen phone named Simon with more than phone functions to the market in 1994. Nokia produced the Nokia 9000, a clam-shell phone/PDA with a keyboard in 1996, which was, at the time, their best selling phone. But it wasn't until the 1997 that Nokia called the GS 88,  the successor to the 9000 a smartphone, coining the term that would describe all phones with computing capabilities built in from then on.  That's the official story, and it's factual, but I think it's off the mark.

Sony DSCRX10/B Cybershot A Bridge Camera For DSLR Fans
Sony DSCRX10/B Cybershot
by Ernest Lilley

Sony's 20.3 megapixel DSCRX10/B may be part of their Cybershot line, with an integrated lens and an electronic viewfinder, but it might just make serious photographers consider an all-in-one camera for all that it offers, including a DSLR feel in a semi-compact format.

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX MX Performance Mouse: Still Our Choice
Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
by Ernest Lilley

Having pretty much worn out the clickers on my favorite mouse, a Logitech MX Performance mouse, I'd limped along for a few weeks on wired mice I had lying around that worked reasonably well, but eventually went and a new one. It's not quite the same as the mouse I reviewed in seven years ago, and it may take a day or two to get used to, but it's still a terrific mouse.

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2014 Autodesk And The Future Of Animation
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2014
by David Em

Autodesk's Entertainment Creation Suite 2014 features a wide array of tools that shine a light on the future of digital entertainment.

Open House At The 2013 Canadian Grand Prix Fan-Friendly Formula 1 Open House At The 2013 Canadian Grand Prix Is Back
Open House At The 2013 Canadian Grand Prix
by Charles Mohapel

After a one year forced hiatus, Open House at the Canadian Grand Prix was back. Held on the Thursday morning of Grand Prix Week in Montreal, the track at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was open to everyone, not just the people who bought the 3-day weekend passes which began at $126.00 for General Admission and Platform Wheelchair Accessible 41A.

The New Limited Edition Kobo Aura HD eReader Kobo's Newest eReader, The Aura HD Is Available In Espresso Brown, Ivory, and Onyx
The New Limited Edition Kobo Aura HD eReader
by Charles Mohapel

Having used the original Kobo eReader, second generation Kobo Wireless eReader, Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, and Kobo Arc, I was eager to my hands on their newest model, the limited-edition Kobo Aura HD E Ink eReader, and see how it matched up against the previous models.

Let The SLAPPA HardBody PRO Headphone Case Protect Your Favorite High End Headphones
SLAPPA HardBody PRO Headphone Case (SL-HP-07)
by Charles Mohapel

How many of us have broken our favorite headphones or damaged the cable connection by carrying th...cont

HTC One Sprints Onto The Scene
HTC One: 4.7-inch Super LCD 3, Quad Core 1.7ghz
by Ernest Lilley

Sprint just announced the online availability of the much anticipated HTC One, HTC's new Android...cont

Take Your Show On The Road With Epson's 1761W 3 LCD Projector
Epson PowerLite 1761W Projector
by David Em

Back in the nasty old days of the late Twentieth Century, mobile presentations required lugging ...cont

A Simple Carousel Slider in JQuery
bxSlider - A Simple and Versitile JQuery Content Slider and Carousel
by Ernest Lilley

I've been looking for a simple carousel for images to use with TechRevu and some other public...cont

Why The Kobo Arc Tablet Is A Tablet To Be Reckoned With
Kobo Arc 16GB Tablet (Black)
by Charles Mohapel

The Kobo Arc is the second color tablet from Kobo, the first color tablet being the Vox. Both come ...cont

Plantronics Audio 478 Stereo USB Headset (Audio 478)

by Ernest Lilley

The .Audio 478 scores high marks for both comfort and audio quality whether you're Skypeing away...cont

Plantronics Audio 648 Stereo USB Headset
Plantronics Audio 648 Stereo USB Headset
by Ernest Lilley

If you're looking for an inexpensive behind the ears headset, this one offers simple controls an...cont

Certifications: CompTIA Security+
Certifications: CompTIA Security+
by Ernest Lilley

IT Security certifications are often the next step tech's take after getting their basic hardwar...cont

Lenovo U310 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Grey)

by Daniel P. Dern

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 combines performance, style and portability in an "Entertainment-oriented" ultra...cont

Are You Ready For Some Super Bowl Ads?
Super Bowl 2013 Ads: Tech, Sex, and Selling Sure...But Nothing Beats An Astronaut. Ever.
by Ernest Lilley

Maybe football isn't our fandom of choice, but we love the Super Bowl anyway. For us, the suspen...cont

Windows 8: Time To Upgrade
Windows 8: Time To Upgrade
by Ernest Lilley

As of the end of this month, the $39.99 upgrade for Windows 8 Pro goes away. If you're running a...cont

3D Printing Comes To The Catwalk In Paris Fashion Show
Stratasys and Materialise Prototype The Future of Fashion
by Ernest Lilley

The future won't really arrive until you can step into a new 3D printed outfit made to whatever ...cont

Deep Space Industries Plans To Mine Asteroids With Robot Ships
Deep Space Industries Robot Miner Fleet Launches in 2015
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Starting in 2015, Deep Space Industries is planning on launching robotic mining spacecraft to grappl...cont

Audi Takes A4s and iPads to the Track - For Slot Cars
Audi quattro Experience: iPads, 4WD Slot Cars, and a Custom Track
by Ernest Lilley

There was a time when slot car tracks could be found in every hobby shop across the USA. For many, i...cont

CES 2013: The Dern Report
CES 2013: The Dern Report
by Daniel P. Dern

There were, as always, thousands (or more) of new/newish products at this year's (2013) Consu...cont

CES 2013 ShowStoppers: Press and Gadgets at the Wynn
CES 2013 Showstoppers
by Ernest Lilley

ShowStoppers closes out the first full day of CES 2013 over at the Wynn. We'll be back with phot...cont

CES 2013 Starts With a Pepcom Tailgate Party
Pepcom Digital Experience @ CES2013
by Ernest Lilley

The Pepcom team always bring together a mind-boggling array of cutting edge tech companies in a pres...cont

Kobo's New Glo Sheds Some Light On Your eReading
Kobo Glo eReader
by Charles Mohapel

While the various Amazon Kindles and Nooks from Barnes & Noble dominate the American market, ...cont

Panasonic's LX7: Shoots Eyes Wide Open With f1.4 Leica Lens
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7K 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 7.5x Intelligent zoom and 3.0-inch LCD - Black
by Ernest Lilley

There are a lot of things to like about this advanced single lens digital...which we can't bring...cont

We Welcome Our Future Robot Insect Masters
TechJect Dragonfly Project
by Ernest Lilley

Forget robot planes, helicopters, and birds. The future of flying robots is hovering silently on dra...cont

Tech News/Leads

The ELP Laser Turntable Plays Records Without Touching Them Want To Play Your LPs Without Touching Them? Then The ELP Laser Turntable Is For You! The ELP Laser Turntable Plays Records Without Touching Them

Audio purists still swear by vinyl records as providing superior sound when compared to CDs and M...more

Get Windows 10: Microsoft's Hidden Roadmap For The Biggest Software Upgrade In History Updating To Windows 10 This Summer -- What Will It Be Like For The Average End User? Get Windows 10: Microsoft's Hidden Roadmap For The Biggest Software Upgrade In History

While we know that Microsoft will release Windows 10 at the end of July, how many of the millions...more

Navy Researchers Make Bulletproof Glass Out Of Clay Forget Corning's Gorilla Glass - Spinel Provides Bulletproof Protection Navy Researchers Make Bulletproof Glass Out Of Clay

For all of its vaunted toughness, Corning's Gorilla Glass fails to live up to the hype. ...more

Inside The Enterprise Studio Model Preparing The Original Model Of The Starship Enterprise For Display Inside The Enterprise Studio Model

If you watched the original "Star Trek" TV series which aired from 1966 to 1969, you will have se...more

Japan Just Broke Its Own High Speed Rail Record -- US Isn't Even In The Conversation Japan's Maglev Prototype Sets New World Speed Record Japan Just Broke Its Own High Speed Rail Record -- US Isn't Even In The Conversation

The Guinness World Records says that the fastest train speed was recorded by the Central Jap...more

HP Launches The First Wave Of 2015 Back To School PCs With Fresh Designs And Bold Colors HP's First Group Of Pavilion And Envy Convertibles And Pavilion Notebooks For The Coming 2015-2016 School Year Offers Bang & Olufsen Sound HP Launches The First Wave Of 2015 Back To School PCs With Fresh Designs And Bold Colors

The 2014-2015 school year hasn't even finished for many students, but HP is already busy intr...more

Adobe Stretches The Creative Canvas To Apple Watch With Three New Apps Adobe Updates Three New Apps With Features Designed Specifically For The New Apple Watches Adobe Stretches The Creative Canvas To Apple Watch With Three New Apps

Adobe knows that Apple users are some of the most creative people around and with the delivery of...more

New Test Suggests NASA's 'Impossible' EM Drive Will Work In Space NASA Doesn't Know Why Roger Shawyer's EM Drive Works, Only That It Does New Test Suggests NASA's 'Impossible' EM Drive Will Work In Space

For several years, fellow scientists laughed at British scientist Roger Shawyer and the physics-d...more

IMAX's Greg Foster Talks Laser Projection And If Older IMAX Films Could Return To Theaters IMAX CEO Greg Foster States That IMAX Laser Projection Trumps IMAX Film IMAX's Greg Foster Talks Laser Projection And If Older IMAX Films Could Return To Theaters

In the video in this article, IMAX CEO Greg Foster states that IMAX Laser Projection trumps IMAX ...more

OSU Innovation Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold New Technology Developed By Oregon State University Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth By Factor Of Ten OSU Innovation Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold

As theoretical maximum download and upload speeds in the United States and Canada rise, so does t...more

MindShift Gear Introduces Action Camera Case System Designed to Manage Your GoPro Gear MindShift Gear Introduces Action Camera Case System Designed to Manage GoPro Attachments, Cameras, and Accessories MindShift Gear Introduces Action Camera Case System Designed to Manage Your GoPro Gear

If you're familiar with Think Tank Photo, then you know that their sister company MindShift G...more

BlackBerry Acquiring WatchDox to Bolster Mobile Content Security and Enterprise Collaboration BlackBerry Takes Three Big Steps To Beef Up Their Security Further BlackBerry Acquiring WatchDox to Bolster Mobile Content Security and Enterprise Collaboration

BlackBerry has a well-deserved reputation for World Class Security and took further steps to beef...more

Introducing Dio: Patented Reversible USB Cable Can Plug in Both Ways, Speeds Up Charging Moopti Uses Kickstarter To Fund Dio Patented Reversible USB Cable; Exceeds Expectations On First Day Of Campaign Introducing Dio: Patented Reversible USB Cable Can Plug in Both Ways, Speeds Up Charging

One day after launching its Kickstarter campiagn for Dio, its patent-holding reversible and naked...more

Adobe Delivers Major Innovations to Creative Cloud Photography Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Gets Major Improvements For Photo Enthusiasts And Professionals Adobe Delivers Major Innovations to Creative Cloud Photography

Today Adobe announced that they were giving their Creative Cloud Photography plan a major upgrade...more

Railgun Project Takes 2001 Concept Into Hands of U.S. Navy Sailors The Future Comes A Bit Closer As Navy's Railgun Comes A Bit Closer To Becoming Reality Railgun Project Takes 2001 Concept Into Hands of U.S. Navy Sailors

It used to be that a railgun was a weapon you would only find in a Science Fiction novel or on on...more

HP USA Introduces Faster SSD For Workstation, Next Generation Workstations, 31-Inch 4K Display, And New Ultra-Narrow Bezel HD Displays

On April 13th, 2015, HP introduced a faster SSD optimized for workstations, Next Generation works...more

Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Names Our 10th Anniversary Airport International LE Classic Rolling Camera Case 2015 'Best Photo Bag'

Think Tank Photo is celebrating their 10th Anniversary having been awarded the Technical Image Pr...more

DuoPad Lets You Turn Your Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Or Windows 10 PC Into A Touchscreen With Convertible Trackpad

What would you say to a trackpad that lets you convert any desktop PC running Windows 8, Windows ...more

The 9 Weirdest Projects DARPA Is 'Currently' Working On

When one talks about the nine weirdest projects that the Defense Advanced Research Projects ...more

UK's Hybrid Air Vehicles Working On Fundraising For 'Airlander 10', World's Largest Aircraft

Originally funded by the U.S. Army as a long-term surveillance ai...more

iTOMO-Cup, the First Cup Integrated With Smart Features, Is Coming To Kickstarter

You may have never heard of the iTOMO-Cup, but it's a new "smart" cup that reminds you to dri...more

Imagine The Odds Of Your Next Blood Test Or Blood Donation Being Less Painful

We've all had blood tests performed on us or donated blood where the nurse drawing the blood ...more

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