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Deal Of The Day: iPad Air 2 Giveaway

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Extremely thin and light as a feather, the iPad Air 2 is the tablet of choice for many– but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. It boasts of a one-layer retina display and up to ten hours of usage for every charge. The iPad Air 2 also has a 64-bit desktop class architecture, which makes it as powerful as some computers. That means you can work, play, socialize, and interact without worrying about clunky performance or blurry graphics and images

The best part? You can win it in our awesome giveaway. All you have to do is key in your email address and you’re good to go. If you want extra entries, just share the competition on Twitter for more chances to win.

Join the giveaway here!

Cosby Adds Modular I/O Ports To Your New MacBook

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One USB-C port for everything… Brilliant. Just brilliant… But if you’re, I dunno, a normal person who might want to connect your brand new MacBook to your TV while it charges for instance, the One Port solution just won’t do. There are thus quite a few solutions to this problem on the market, the Infinite USB being a popular one. Another new one is Cusby, the “First USB-C Modular & Expandable Adapter”. It consists of 3 modules that each feature both a male and female USB-C port, as well as a Power charger, USB-A and HDMI connector. You can use one, two, or all three at the same time, in a daisy chain, adding functionality as you need it. There are plans to expand the line to include Thunderbolt, Display Port and Ethernet, and more. It’ll cost you a $75 pledge to get the first three, instead of the expected $100 retail price.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ MikeShouts ]

Yo Dawg, We Heard You Like Watches, So We Put An Apple Watch On Your Fancy $9,000 Watch

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So… it turns out that what was sorely lacking from your Apple Watch was… yet another watch. That’s right, you’re looking at the Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle Watch, which uses the Apple’s overhyped timepiece as an accessory. In other words, it’s a $9,000 watch with a special band that attaches to your Apple Watch. Yes, yes, you’re reading this right: on the upper part of your wrist, you are to see the Sunrise Pinnacle watch face, and on the underside of your wrist, you will have access to the Apple Watch. Because having two wristwatches is totally normal. Oh, and if you thought spending $9,000 wasn’t enough, there’s an upgraded 18-carat gold version called the Sunrise Pinnacle Reservation that costs $112,000. Luckily, that Gold Apple Watch is included.

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Gold-plated Smartphone Pays Tribute to Cecil the Lion

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You’ve probably heard about Cecil the Lion right now. His story has been making the rounds on the internet and social media, where enraged users have condemned the horrible way he was brought down by a hunter. In his memory, UK company Goldgenie has released a limited 24k Gold smartphone priced at $2,470. The device is gold plater, and on the back is an engraved portrait of the fallen lion, along with the caption “For Cecil and his Kingdom.”

Ten percent of each sale will go to the Friends of Hwange Trust, the organization that’s working to preserve Cecil’s home, the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Only 99 will be made.

You can find more information about the phone here.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Deal Of The Day: 28% Off On Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable

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You guys ever notice how shoddily made Apple cables are? After a few months of use, many of them start fraying where the cable meets the connector, and need warranty replacement. That’s a heck of a hassle, and that’s when you’re lucky to still be under warranty. You could eliminate this problem altogether by getting yourself the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable. It’s virtually indestructible.

Toss your frayed, tangled iPhone charger in the garbage; it’s time for an upgrade. The Titan is wrapped twice in industrial-grade, flexible steel and packs permanently-sealed USB and Lightning connectors that won’t be falling apart in this century, or the next. With an Apple-approved certification, the Titan is tough on all types of outside elements from electricity spikes to happy puppies looking for a chew toy.

– Wrapped in two layers of flexible, high-strength steel
– Includes sealed one-piece housing fused directly over the cable to keep the connectors in place
– Certified w/ Apple’s MFi program for safe charging
– Made to last for life
– Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty

The 3.25ft cable normally costs $35, but with today’s deal you only have to pay $24.99.

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iOS 9 Will Delete Apps To Make Room For An Update

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Did any of you have trouble updating to iOS 8 because you didn’t have enough storage space left on your iPhone? Well, plenty of people did, and Apple took note. In the upcoming iOS 9, Cupertino has made it possible to temporarily delete apps to make room for the update process. Of course these apps will be re-installed automatically once the update is done, and hopefully any user data along with them.

It’s not a groundbreaking feature, but for any of you frustrated that you weren’t able to take advantage of all the new features in iOS 8, know that this won’t happen for the next iteration of the OS.

VIA [ Engadget ]

$10,000 Gold Apple Watch Gets Crushed Between Two Huge Magnets

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Destroying expensive things for views on YouTube; if that’s not the epitome of Western style capitalism, we don’t know what is. We certainly don’t know just how many views YouTuber Taras Maksimuk, better known as TechRax, will need to break even on this particular act of wanton destruction, but considering he’s gotten over 2 million subscribers breaking stuff, we suspect he’ll be alright. In this video, you’ll get to see what happens when two huge neodymium magnets smack together with 650 lbs of force, with an 18K Gold Apple Watch sandwiched in between. Hint: the watch loses.

Were you hoping for something more? No, just watch the vid. It’s fun. Then move on. Or not. We’re just sayin’.

VIA [ Gizmodo ]

The Reserve Strap Could Boost Your Apple Watch’s Battery Life

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Did you know your Apple Watch has a hidden diagnostic port? Yeah, well, it does and it turns out there’s a team of engineers out there currently developing a strap that could use that port to supply the watch with extra battery life. Up to 125% more, actually. It’s called the Reserve Strap and is currently at the prototype stage. It’s not known whether Apple will be happy with a third party developer using the diagnostic port; while Apple is encouraging development of straps, going so far as to provide official guidelines, they’re expecting the straps to vary the aesthetics, rather than improve core functionality. Still, there’s very little Apple could do to prevent eventual Reserve Strap customers from accessing this port, and the company plans to provide a tool to help them flip the port’s cover. More than doubling your Apple Watch’s battery life does come at a cost, since a pre-order will set you back a cool $249, with shipping in the Fall. Yup, owning Apple’s latest gadget sure is expensive.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Ports Galore On The New MacBook? Yes, It’s Possible With The HydraDock

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When Apple announced the new MacBook, it left a lot of heads scratching. It wasn’t the Retina MacBook Air most were hoping for, but it was super slim, Retina-equipped, and pretty attractive to die-hard fans of the brand. Among the few sticking points, like the underpowered processor, was a potential dealkiller: a single USB-C port, for everything. This meant having to use a variety of adaptors if you were hoping to do normal computing with it, like plugging the MacBook to your TV for example. Well, the HydraDock is an 11-port dock that gives your new MacBook a truckload of new functionality, in one device. Here’s what’s included:

1 — 3.5mm stereo headphone port
1 — Gigabit Ethernet port
1 — SDXC card slot
1 — Mini DisplayPort (up to 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, w/HDCP)
1 — HDMI (up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, w/HDCP)
4 — USB 3.0 ports
2 — USB-C ports (data only, no video)

You simply rest the back of your MacBook on this wedge-shaped dock and plug the single male USB-C cable in your laptop. Then you connect your MacBook’s power adapter into the HydraDock and it’ll power both the dock and the computer. It’s a $129 pledge with expected deliver in June.

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