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Emily Price

A London-based startup is looking to bring yet another level of refinement to the kitchens of coffee aficionados by launching a smartphone-controlled micro-roaster. Billed as the world’s first digital micro-roaster, the Ikawa countertop machine can roast green coffee beans in 3-10 minutes, ready to be dropped in your smartphone-controlled coffee machine.

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Given that both heads up displays for our cars and smart glasses are emerging (if still niche) product categories, it’s not surprising that a company would try to combine the two into a single product. Earlier this week we had the opportunity to try out Mini’s new Augmented Vision, a set of driving goggles that brings some of the features of your standard heads-up display to a set of glasses, making for an interesting look at the future of both connected eyewear and connected vehicles. Read More
If you've ever looked at something like the YotaPhone and wished you could have a second e-ink screen on your iPhone 6, you're in luck. PopSlate is a case that adds a full-sized e-ink screen to the back of the iPhone, and can be used to display everything from artwork to your Starbucks card. Read More
The integration of cameras in smartphones and tablets has seen many become accustomed to the oversized viewfinder provided by such mobile devices. But such devices can't compete with dedicated DSLRs or mirrorless cameras when it comes to image quality and features, which is why Vancouver-based Camlet Products and New York-based IC Art NY have created the Camlet Mount to connect a mobile device to your camera. Read More
Games on Android phones are about to add a new dimension of gameplay. A San Jose, CA company called Immersion has created a way to add a layer of touch to your favorite mobile games, making it feel as though you’re actually there. Through haptic feedback, the company can recreate the feeling of rain or a ball bouncing around on the screen, and even mimic how it feels to drive a car around the track. Read More
Who says mobile payments need to involve a phone? Jawbone and American Express have partnered to bring mobile payment capabilities to the new Jawbone UP4 fitness tracker. With the device, American Express cardholders will be able to make purchases anywhere that accepts contactless payments, even if they don’t have their phone on them. Read More
If you want to drive with something more personal than a heads-up display, Mini is hoping to bring technology to your car in the form of a pair of connected eyewear. Called Mini Augmented Vision, the smart glasses work a bit like Google Glass or ODG's smartglasses, projecting information in front of you relevant to your drive. Information appears in your field of vision, but in such a way that it doesn’t obstruct your view of the road. BMW showed off a working prototype of the glasses earlier this month at the Shanghai Auto Show. Read More

Following a questionable marketing campaign in which it compared Apple to Hitler, (and subsequently apologized), LeTV, a Chinese company better known for its video streaming services, has arrived in the US to highlight its move into the smartphone arena with "Le Superphone". Read More

When it comes to our phones, we could all probably use a little extra battery power and storage space. If you’re an iOS user, Mophie's new versions of its space pack for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad mini can help out with both. Read More
Researchers at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have created a cheap and simple biosensing platform that is able to detect the presence of various types of harmful bacteria and viruses in a single drop of blood. When used in conjunction with a smartphone, the system offers the potential of diagnosing diseases in remote locations from anywhere in the world. Read More
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