Well, of course THIS is a THING. It turns out that Hong Kong-based Chilli International’s fidget spinner phone has been around for a while. Last week, the device popped-up over on Reddit, but back in September, PhoneRadar released a hands-on video with the device. The mobile phone comes in six different colors, includes a tiny 1.4-inch screen, includeds a web browser and Bluetooth connectivity, but only comes with 32MB (yes, MEGABYTES) of on-board storage (that’s expandable to 8GB with an SD card). This very is very simple and basic, similar to the feature phones that existed before smartphone took the reigns. The fidget phone is currently priced at $20, and while it’s only sold in India, you can find other versions of it on Amazon. Continue reading So, A Fidget Spinner Mobile Phone Exists. We Have Entered the End Times…→
We’re an hour away from Google’s big hardware event, where the big “G” is expected to announce new devices, including new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, a new Chromebook, a smaller variant of Google Home, a new Daydream headset, and maybe a few more surprises.
Some of my fondest childhood memories involve booting up the Apple computers at my elementary school (and I’m talking early-1990s) to play Number Munchers, Oregon Trail, the Carmen SanDiego games, or make some pixel art in MacPaint. However, back in those days, Apple wasn’t into mobile devices yet (much like many other tech companies at the time), but artist Pierre Cerveau wanted to take a crack at the theory of what Apple’s very first smartphone might have looked like if it were made in the 1980s. Continue reading What Would an iPhone From 1985 Look Like?→
Dear God, it actually happened! It’s time for Episode 100 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses cave churches, Raspberry ‘PiPhones’, Minecrafting Watch_Dogs & HBK on the End of the Taker’s Streak! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading It’s WIRed #100!→
Nowadays, you can just walk into any Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and/or Verizon store and pick up a cell phone for free — or just on the cheap, at the very least –, however, if you’re more of the do-it-yourself, gadget-tinkerer type of person and wish to just build your own, then DIYer David Hunt has just the pet project for you. Hunt himself used everyone’s favorite tech project device, the Raspberry Pi, to build his own phone, and he’ll show you how to do it too! Continue reading How To Build Your Own Phone With a Raspberry Pi→
Have you ever thought to yourself: “you know what, I wish I could have my own portable, take-anywhere-with-me wind turbine to charge my low power electronic devices”. Well my friends (and if your though was just a oddly specific as that), Instructables user ineverfinishanyth (clever name, by the way) was looking for a way to power his gadgets while he went on camping trips, so he decided to build his own portable turbine that weighs only 16 ounces. Hurrah to free, clean, and green energy!