Geek Out Your Phone With These Ideas and Accessories

Have you got a smartphone? Of course, you do. Everyone does and they are wonderful little gadgets that fit right into your pocket. Are they a bit dull though? Take the iPhone for instance. It is a wonderful machine and very stylish but most people have them and they all look the same. Even though you can get them in slightly different colours, now it is still a little boring having the same thing as everyone else. Well, all that is about to change. We have come up with some fantastic ideas of how to improve your smartphone, inside and out.

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A Cool Cover

We are not just talking about different colours. You can now buy a wide variety of different cases to match all types of personality. Disney obsessed? Your phone can easily look like your favourite Disney character. Pokemon fanatic? How about making your phone look like a little Pikachu. If you want something more classy, you could always get a solid brass phone case. Yes, it is expensive but it will definitely make your smartphone look unique.

Or, if you are like me and completely accident prone, you could buy an ultra hard case. You can buy cases now that will protect your phone even if you drop it in ten metres of water. Why do you have your phone near ten metres of water? We are not sure but it could be useful for those diving trips.

A Selfie Stick

Here is something rather ridiculous and fantastic. A selfie stick. These gadgets are brilliant if you are trying to take a picture of something with you perfectly in the frame. For instance, to remember that business meeting for life. Or, more likely, ensuring you get Taylor Swift and yourself in the same photo when you go see her in concert next month. Check out a Selfie Stick review online before you buy one and we are sure you will not be disappointed.

 Microphone

For the journalist inside us all. Or, just for actual journalists. You would be surprised but journalists are no longer using high-tech equipment for interviews. They are recording them on their phone and using a smart programme to send it to their laptop. You can buy a microphone that connects to your phone for those interviews outside. If you are journalist, a microphone might be a good idea regardless. Trust us, it is rather hard convincing someone you are a journalist when you are recording them with your phone.

A Phone Case Wallet

Lost your phone or your wallet? It sure would be easier if they were the same thing. Well, now they can be with the new phone case wallet. You can store your cards and cash with your phone and have easy access to everything. Actually, with new apps you do not even need your cards anymore. You can pay for everything on your phone, anywhere, anytime.

That is all the ideas we could think of. Unless you want to use your phone as a toy gun? It would certainly make those days in the office more fun. Remember, if you are hoping your phone has the capacity to do something. There is probably a clever designer working on it right now.

 

How The Apple Watch Opens Your Biology to Hackers

The Apple Watch, the much-awaited tech toy of the Apple faithful, stands as another crowning achievement of the wearable technology craze. With all its many features, it seems like the perfect way to reach out, tap your friends and stay in touch with colleagues on the move. The wide array of apps designed to work with the Apple Watch also makes it a useful machine to augment a user’s daily routine. From scheduling appointments to keeping track of your daily amount of exercise, the Apple Watch manages a massive amount of data exchange. It is enough to cause many consumers to question just where all this data about you ends up being leaked.

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Gadgets At The Cutting Edge

Just ten years ago so many gadgets and tech advances were beyond our reach. Lots of the things you see in everyday use now were just a distant hope. Further back in the past, it would have been practically inconceivable that everyone would have a phone. Let alone the fact that every phone can access the internet, take pictures and function as an advanced calculator.

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HONEY, I SHRUNK THE WHEEL LOADER

You’ve seen on TV how they make mega factories and gigantic machines – now a new online film shows how LEGO Technic shrank a giant Volvo wheel loader into a miniature model.

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A new video from LEGO® Technic shows the lengths the world’s largest toy maker’s design team were prepared to go to in order to perfect their latest mini marvels.

With 1,600 individual pieces and the largest individual element ever created for the brand, the remote-control Volvo L350F wheel loader can lift more than 1kg in its bucket and drive over challenging terrain day in, day out – just like the real thing.



LEGO’s hands-on research

The film talks to the development team behind LEGO Technic’s biggest machine for 2014 – from both LEGO and Volvo – charting their passion for getting their latest model as close a representation of the real machine as possible. It also follows LEGO® Technic’s Niels Henrik Horsted, head of marketing and design manager Jeppe Juul Jensen as they conduct hands-on research, visiting the Volvo factory and a construction site and operating a L350F themselves.

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“We tried to make it as realistic as possible, so it drives, steers and lifts the load just like the real thing,” says Jensen. “You can also remove the oil filters, the radiator-door swings out, pistons move and the engine is painted green, just like in the real thing.”

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The meticulously detailed and fully remote control Volvo model LEGO 42030 is available from LEGO Shop and all participating retailers.

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The Best Geeky Gadgets To Buy This Holiday Season

Admit it, everyone you know including yourself has an inner geek just dying to come out. What better time of the year to bring your techie side out of its shell than during the holidays? There are so many little geeky gadgets you can choose from, the task can admittedly be overwhelming. Never fear. After reading this article you are going to have a much better grasp on some of the best techie toys around, sure to be a hit with anyone on your gift list.

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The crossroads between “Geeky Toy” and “Fashion object?”

At Saint Laurent, he proved himself an independent thinker and a risk-taker with a visionary perspective on design and desire. He appointed Hedi Slimane as creative director, luring him back to fashion after a five-year hiatus as a photographer. He backed Slimane’s controversial decision to drop the “Yves” from Saint Laurent’s brand name, a move that was viewed as sacrilege in some fashion quarters. He also allowed the designer to base himself in Los Angeles not Paris, which ruffled a few French fashion feathers. His take on Saint Laurent’s legacy was equally radical.

Rather than kowtow to the formidable archive of the founder, his idea was to base the new Saint Laurent identity on “the spirit and the intentions that reigned over the creation of Saint Laurent Rive Gauche in 1966: principles of youth, freedom and modernity”, which effectively gave Slimane carte blanche to reinvent the brand for the 21st century without getting bogged down in the past. The result? Saint Laurent sales are significantly up.

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