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Your iPhone 5s represents a hefty investment, regardless of whether it is spread across the length of a contract or was bought outright. As such, cases serve an obvious purpose, but getting one that plays well with the Touch ID has been an issue. The folks at LifeProof have tackled that issue, revealing a waterproof […]
Last week, I noted an Indiegogo campaign for the iQi: A super-thin wireless charging accessory for iPhones and iPod touch devices that use Apple’s Lightning port. This week, I received an iQi review unit and wireless charging puck. After using it for two days with my iPhone 5s, I can tell you it works as advertised. But you have to see it to appreciate how it works: The iQi is only 0.5 millimeters thin, adding wireless charging without adding bulk.
Because the iQi is so thin, you need to use a soft case or cover with your iOS device in order to wirelessly charge it. Nobody would ever know the capability was there.
And the device probably works best with the Koolpuck charging pad because Qi charging is very particular where you place a device on a charging pad. I like how the Koolpuck sends audio feedback when your iPhone isn’t quite lined up right for charging. Of course, the iQi works with any Qi charging pad as I demonstrate in the video.
As of now there are still four days left for the iQi Indiegogo campaign, so you can get a iQi for $ 25. Early bird deals for the iQi and Koolpuck priced at $ 50 are sold out, so they now cost $ 65. After using the iQi, I’m sold, mainly because of how well it works and the fact that I prefer very thin cases for my iPhone — if I have to use a case at all, that is.
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Engineers at NVIDIA have taken the time this week to reveal a collection of new abilities for their SHIELD device, perhaps the most symbolic of these being a new “Console Mode”. This mode for the device allows the user to close the top on the handheld device and run its display through a mini-HDMI port […]
Less than an hour after the New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins in Massachusetts, state police served Miami’s center Mike Pouncey with a subpoena related to the grand jury investigating the Aaron Hernandez case, according to a report in Sports Illustrated.
Pouncey and Hernandez were teammates at the University of Florida. According to SI’s source, police are seeking more information on possible interstate gun trafficking charges involving Hernandez.
Per Sports Illustrated, the scene outside the Dolphins’ locker room was a surreal one, with at least five uniformed state police standing near the locker room door. The scene played out thusly:
After the game, two members of the Massachusetts State Police in dark suits approached Pouncey in the hallway between the Dolphins locker room and the team bus and handed him a piece of white paper. “It’s about a grand jury investigation,” one official could be heard telling Pouncey. The same police official later said, “Make sure you arrive.”
Pouncey appeared confused when handed the paperwork by police and said, “What’s this about?” Soon Dolphins officials were scrambling around the concourse looking for answers.
What the subpoena means is that Pouncey will be questioned in connection with the investigation. However, he may not necessarily be charged with a crime. Hernandez has been indicted on six charges, including first-degree murder and five weapons charges.
The Dolphins declined comment to Sports Illustrated. Pittsburgh Steelers officials declined to tell SI whether Maurkice Pouncey, Mike’s brother and also a Florida friend of Hernandez, was also served. Previously, the Pouncey brothers made news when they were photographed wearing “Free Hernandez” hats. They made statements distancing themselves from the Hernandez case afterward.
There are many ways to look at the NFL, but the easiest – and most tedious – method to figure out what is going on is by examining the numbers.
Here is a numerical look at the league heading into Week 7:
0 – Loses for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at home. He is currently 11-0, surpassing Doug Flutie (10) for the fourth-most consecutive wins at home to start a career among quarterbacks since 1970.
1 – Number of wins Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano has in the past 11 games.
3 – Interceptions thrown by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo this season. He had 19 in 2012.
4 – Interceptions each by New England cornerback Aqib Talib and Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner. Talib had a career-high six interceptions with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010 under former coach Raheem Morris, while Verner’s previous personal best was three in 2010.
8 – Titans running back Chris Johnson’s longest run against the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday. Johnson’s longest run this season is 23 yards.
9 – Players including Reggie Wayne have 1,000 catches in NFL history. Wayne joined that elite club with five receptions for 88 yards during a loss against the San Diego Chargers.
11 – Games were within seven points at some point during the fourth quarter in Week 6. Through Week 6, 65 games have been within seven points in the fourth quarter, the most through the first six weeks of a season in NFL history.
27 – Teams out of 29 (93.1 percent) have made the playoffs after starting 6-0 since the 12-team playoff format was adopted in 1990. Denver and Kansas City are both 6-0.
51 – Individual 300-yard passing performances through Week 6, the third-most through the first six weeks of any NFL season (57 in 2012 is the record).
[Related: Patriots move up in the power rankings]
124.8 – Rushing yards per game allowed by the Detroit Lions’ defense.
209 – Points the New York Giants have given up this season, most of any NFL team. The Jacksonville Jaguars have allowed 198.
265 – Points the Denver Broncos have scored, which is the most by an NFL team through the first six games of a season. The 2000 St. Louis Rams held the previous high with 262 points.
326 – Amount of receiving yards by Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon (one touchdown) in two games. Comparatively, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who has been battling a knee injury, has 337 receiving yards and four touchdown in five games. Blackmon had 14 receptions for 190 yards against Denver, but those were not garbage time stats. The receiver had seven receptions for 82 yards at halftime as Denver led 14-12.
4,223 – Points scored this season, the second-most total through six weeks in NFL history (record is 4,233 in 2012).
If you’re a fan of Breaking Bad, you know full well Walter White is no fan of taking money like a charity – he wants to earn it. So it should come as no surprise when Sony Pictures Entertainment makes with the profit (as opposed to donating any of the proceeds to a non-profit) in […]
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One day, Google Street View cars will all be self-driving. Then, every crash will be the fault of some human who doesn’t work for Google.
For now, we have to put up with the idea that there’s a human at the Street View wheel who might do what humans sometimes do.
One Street View driver in Bogor, Indonesia, seems to have struggled in traffic and caused a touch of mayhem.
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