Here's why I implanted an NFC chip in my hand

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I have recently taken a deeper step into the connected world. A step that some will describe as being interesting, and that some will describe as being crazy. To be honest, as happy as I am since I have taken this step, I have to admit that I fall on both the interesting and crazy sides myself. Before getting any further, I should mention that the "step" I took was implanting an NFC chip in my...

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Leeo's night light sends alert to your phone if your house is burning down

Leeo's night light sends alert to your phone if your house is burning down

Leeo's Smart Alert Nightlight can turn your existing smoke detector into a smart one giving it similar functionality to the Nest Protect. Once plugged into an outlet, Leeo listens to the sound that your smoke detector makes and can send an alert to your phone if your smoke alarm goes off. In addition to alerting you that your home may be on fire, Leeo can also monitor temperature and humidity...

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Meet Windows Central, Mobile Nations' new home for everything Microsoft!

In addition to being the home Connectedly, the Mobile Nations' family also encompasses all the mobile platforms. We have Android Central for everything Android and Google, CrackBerry — the #1 BlackBerry site on the planet, and iMore, for all your iOS and Mac needs. As of today, our WIndows/Microsoft site (formerly known as WPCentral) will hencforth be known as Windows Central. They're still...

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Razer Nabu smartband gets FCC approval, may finally be close to launch

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The Razer Nabu smartband, which was first announced at CES 2014 in January, may finally be getting close to an actual public launch as the device has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission. While the filing doesn't reveal any additional details about the smartband, it does represent the first bit of news about the Razer Nabu in some time. The company previously...

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#CESlive 2015 is going to be bigger and more amazing than ever!

#CESlive 2015 is going to be bigger and more amazing than ever!

At CES 2014 we at Mobile Nations teamed up with our friends at Geek Beat to bring you #CESlive, a unique live broadcast running every day from the show floor at CES 2014 — and CES 2015 is going to be even bigger than before. For #CESlive 2015 you can add Tom's Guide to the mix, with Editor-in-Chief Mark Spoonauer joining Geek Beat's Cali Lewis and John Pozadzides and iMore's Rene Ritchie in...

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$99 Nexus Player ships in 4 weeks from Play store

$99 Nexus Player ships in 4 weeks from Play store

Google's Nexus Player is now ready to be ordered on the Play store. Priced at $99, the Nexus Player ships with its own remote control. The device recently received FCC certification so it's now ready for your living room. According to the Play store, the Nexus Player will ship in three to four weeks. The optional $40 Gamepad for the Nexus Player is still listed as out of inventory and cannot...

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Reviewed: BiggiFi puts Android apps on the big screen

Reviewed: BiggiFi puts Android apps on the big screen

The BiggiFi is an HDMI dongle that comes with some big promises. The official introduction video touts the BiggiFi as being able to offer "the most engaging mobile experience on your TV" and about how it is the "first touch based interface technology that enables your smartphone or tablet to act as touchscreen controllers for your TV." We'll get into whether or not the BiggiFi is able to live...

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The Surge may be Fitbit's 'super watch'

The Surge may be Fitbit's 'super watch'

Don't call it a smartwatch. Fitbit may be prepping a new fitness-oriented wearable called the Surge that is labeled as a super watch. Rumored to be priced at $249, the Surge will include a display large enough to show notifications along with GPS tracking, PurePulse heart rate monitoring, real time workout data, and sleep tracking. According to leaked documents obtained by The Verge, the...

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Microsoft smartwatch may launch within weeks

Microsoft smartwatch may launch within weeks

A new report suggests that Microsoft is gearing up to launch a smartwatch or fitness-oriented wearable device in the coming weeks. The wearable will come with a heart rate sensor and is described to work across multiple platforms, meaning that it won't be tied to Windows or Windows Phone if true. The good news is that unlike other smartwatches today, the Microsoft-made smartwatch is described...

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Leaked docs suggest Gear S to join Sprint's 'Framily' with its own plans

Leaked docs suggest Gear S to join Sprint's 'Framily' with its own plans

Leaked documents seemingly indicate that Sprint will have a $10 option to either use Samsung's Gear S as a standalone device or add it to an existing Family Share Pack plan. The watch is able to handle voice calls, SMS texting, and data connectivity through a cellular network on its own so it doesn't need to be paired to a smartphone like the Apple Watch or Google's Android Wear platform,...

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