Tag Archive: Electronics

Repair your electronics with iFixit Pro Tech Screwdriver Set and Jimmy Tool Bundle [Deals]

With today’s tech, the general rule seems to be that if it’s broke you can’t fix it. But perhaps you could, if you just had the tools to work with the micro-sized, specialized screws and airtight seams of phones, computers, gaming consoles, and the like. Most of those tools for access are in this excellent bundle from […][Read More…]

Fix your electronics with the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Bundle and save 40% [Deals]

Enjoy continued usage out of your electronic devices when you can fix them with the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Bundle, 40% off at Cult of Mac Deals. Tech-savvy minds need the right tools to repair electronics, but the required tinkering components are numerous,…Read more ›

Inside the ‘mega-shredder’ facility that chews up old electronics

ROSEVILLE, California – This is where your electronics go to die. In a nondescript, 200,000-square-foot warehouse 20 miles northeast of Sacramento, box after box of discarded electronics and parts sit at Sims Recycling Solutions, awaiting their date with the “mega-shredder”…Read more ›

Wind Meter Talks To iPhone Wirelessly With No Electronics [Kickstarter]

I don’t really care about measuring the wind – I prepare for a bike trip using WeatherPro, which tells me how bad the wind will be, not how bad it is right now. But the Vaavud wind meter is notable for another reason: it communicates its wind-speed readings to your iPhone wirelessly, yet uses no electronics whatsoever. How? Read on…

It’s all done, as you might have guessed, using magnets. Frickin’ magnets! How do they work?

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A Gallery of The Weird And Wonderful Consumer Electronics Show [CES 2013]


CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – With so many companies competing for attention, there’s plenty of clever, crazy and just plain weird here at the Consumer Electronics Show. Take the gentleman above: his real name is Gary Fisher but his stage name is Sir Gaga. He claims to be the most photographed performer in Las Vegas. For those of you who  [Read More…]

Apple Generates 19% of all U.S. Electronics Revenue

Apple now accounts for nearly one fifth of all the U.S. revenue in consumer electronics according to NPDs analysis of 2011 trends in electronics sales. The closest company to Apple is HP in second place, which only generated half as much revenue as Apple during 2011. The results show increasing trends in the consumer electronics landscape. The overall sales revenue for PCs declined by 0.5% year-over-year and the overall share of TV and video game  [Read More…]

Musical And Audio Equipment Maker Behringer Makes Its Move Into Consumer Electronics [CES 2012]

Professional audio and music equipment maker Behringer wants to sell you an iPhone sound bar, but if that doesnt interest you, theyve got 49 other new just-announced-at-CES consumer electronic products that just might. The Behringer brand is already well-known among musicians, vocalists and other audio folks for producing equipment thats pretty good and pretty inexpensive. Its not usually the gear you  [Read More…]

Apple Cash Helps iPhone Maker Dominate Electronics Supply Chain

If you’ve ever seen the reality show “Hoarders,” you can probably visualize how Apple has a very similar condition. But rather than clinging to useless possessions, Apple is known for hoarding its cash. Yet, when the opportunity presents itself, Apple’s hoarding condition subsides and the “big spender” propensity takes hold. An interesting report from Bloomberg this week shows that Apple’s massive cash reserves (which the company protects like a lion shielding her cubs from a  [Read More…]