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While Pebble Time on its way to backers and available for pre-order, the company's metal-clad smartwatch is also scheduled to arrive soon. Via Kickstarter update, Pebble announced that production of the Time Steel is set to begin this week with the goal of shipping the gadgets to backers at the en...

July 13th 2015 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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School's out for summer, and many of you are no doubt looking forward to sun, sea, several strong cocktails and a few weeks off work. Foreign lands are always better enjoyed with a trusted travel companion, and in lieu of actual friends, we're giving away a black Pebble Steel to fill that role. Th...

August 4th 2014 at 9:05am 0 Comments
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For some of us, the closest we'll ever get to becoming Wolverine is making a pair of cardboard claws, growing a bitchin' set of sideburns and developing a cigar-chewing habit. The more industrially inclined, however, make sets of air-powered, razor-sharp talons that can cut through a watermelon li...

May 15th 2014 at 11:16pm 0 Comments
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Deserts aren't great at supporting many types of life, and that's the approaching problem for the inhabitants of Steel & Steam's steampunk universe. No, as in it's literally approaching them - the desert is spreading from the eastern half of the Terra Corpus continent, and if it's left unchec...

March 16th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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If recent trends are any indication, there are two roads that lie ahead for smartwatches and the companies foisting them upon us: the all-you-can-eat, tracker + smartphone approach and the single-minded focus on health and wellness bands. One meanders off to a fuzzy horizon laden with disregarded...

February 21st 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Smartwatches are supposed to be pieces of jewelry that are just as personal as the smartphones they're attached to, yet rarely are they thought of as fashionable. We've seen a handful (or is it wristful?) that are hip, ornate and sporty, but we've also admittedly endured plenty of ugly options as...

January 28th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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When packages containing review items show up at my office, they're usually quite lightweight. So I was really surprised when a package arrived recently from Grove in Portland, Ore., and it was heavier than usual. Like "someone sent me a brick?" heavier... However, I was pleasantly surprised and r...

October 25th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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You'd be forgiven for dismissing an amateur metallurgist if he claimed to have improved upon the presumably perfected technology of steel making. But Flash Bainite, the creation of Detroit entrepreneur Gary Cola, wowed a team of Ohio State University engineers by turning centuries of alloy proces...

June 11th 2011 at 5:02pm 0 Comments