In 1962, the Pentagon had a pickle on its hands: America wanted to give South Vietnam guns with which to kill its Communist brothers and sisters in North Vietnam, but we couldn’t figure out which guns. The answer became as clear 50 years ago as it is today: The AR-15 is an incredibly good tool for killing lots of…
According to reports on social media and a city official speaking on MSNBC, OneBlood, a local blood center in Orlando, temporarily lifted the ban on sexually-active gay men donating blood following the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Those reports are false.
Taser, the company that’s sold electroshock weapons to some 18,000 law enforcement organizations all over the world for years, has made its smallest weapon ever. And it’s not for cops—it’s for regular people like you and me.
Just over a month from now, Marvel’s next TV show debuts, featuring Jessica Jones. But who is Jessica? She’s not as well known as Daredevil or the Agents of SHIELD, even though she spent some time as an Avenger in the comics. So here’s everything you need to know about Marvel’s most superheroic detective.
Because you are not allowed to be a company anymore if you don't make an activity tracker, Epson is getting in on the action with its first two entries into the product category. While most of these are a dime a dozen, Epson's Pulsense products might actually have a leg up on their competition: Built-in heart-rate…
This year has produced a flood of fitness trackers and, as such, it takes more than it has in the past to stand out from the crowd. The unassuming Withings Pulse has a neat trick up its sleeve that just might do it: In addition to all the usual stuff, it can take your pulse.
Sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen for 12 hours a day on Chatroulette can't be good for you. So while you webcam the hours away you can also keep tabs on your health with this app that can determine your heart rate based on the constant discoloration as blood pumps in and out of your forehead.
Last year saw the introduction of Sony's first PS3 gaming headset hich combined 7.1 virtual surround sound and noise-cancelling mic technology without the hassle of wires. This year's model—the Pulse—brings all of the aforementioned in a more conventional form factor and a new feature: EXTRA BASS.
Pulse, the slick and pretty RSS reader-ish app on iPhone, Android and iPad, is now available for the equally slick and pretty Windows Phone. If you're not familiar, Pulse takes a bunch of news sources and transforms them into a pretty gorgeous collection of tiles. Reading doesn't have to be a snoozefest, you know.
A news addiction is one of the few dependencies that it's actually good to indulge. And to a news junkie, a smartphone is like a wide-bore hypodermic needle.
Mophie, makers of the iPhone power packs which are keeping us running this week, have another shiny iPod Touch-enhancing accessory to show off: The Mophie Pulse. It's a slick case that'll boost your device's volume while enhancing every vibration.
Reading news on a smartphone is a pain in the ass, unless you have a good RSS app. Here are the best.
Apple has pulled the best-selling iPad RSS application, Pulse, from the App Store at the request of The New York Times. Why? Because it downloads and displays the NYT RSS feed, just like every other RSS reader on the planet.
Those quirky text-recording "smartpens" from Livescribe got a bit of a boost this morning, with the Pulse line finding itself on the receiving end of a larger 4GB model.
The Gadget: The Livescribe Pulse Digital Smartpen records your notes two ways: it creates digital copies of everything you write by hand while recording audio at the same time. It also goes one step further and links the two together, so you can quickly access audio by tapping parts of your notes. All of this is…
Hey, we just got one of those Livescribe Pulse Smartpens. You remember these, right? The Pulse is one of my favorite gadgets from the past year, because it'll do basic computing like math and translation via a paper UI. But more importantly for a reporter or student, or anyone who takes notes, it'll record voice notes…