Get GEAR-ed up with Samsung's new geek gadgets

From being immersed in 360 degree scenes to staying connected over a 3G connection through your watch, two of Samsung’s newest gadgets released at CES 2016 are helping tech geeks gear up. On the heels of the GEAR VR, powered by Oculus, released in Q4 of 2014, Samsung announced the launch of their first consumer gear virtual reality set along with “Project … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Holiday Splurges edition

Treat yourself this holiday season! Throw away your holiday gift budget and splurge on these awesome tech gadgets.     EcoReco E-Scooter The EcoReco E-Scooter is a great gift for an adventure-seeking individual or for someone that needs a transportation alternative. Hop on the sustainable scooter and feel the brisk breeze as you zoom down … Read more

8 apps to navigate holiday shopping on-the-go – video

According to the National Retail Federation nearly 80 percent of holiday shoppers plan to shop on CyberMonday with an expected $105 billion in online sales; of the mobile device users, 21 percent of smartphone and 34 percent of tablet users projected to purchase their gift online. [youtube]https://youtu.be/M5GRIlz2G7A[/youtube] Fox 10 News with Anita Roman For those … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Back to School under $50

Gear up this Back-to-School season without breaking the bank. Here are some budget-friendly tech gadgets any student will love.     YubiKey Edge The YubiKey Edge combines Yubico’s two most popular strong authentication methods, one-time password and FIDO U2F, in one single device. Durable and compact, the YubiKey Edge offers a second layer of security … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: Just Another Pretty Face?

Photo contribution by Austin Paetow With back-to-school in the near future and looking for the next smartphone might be on the minds of some students, the AZTB team chose to review the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It is a beauty straight out of the box with its unique shape, sleek design, and rounded edges that make the … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Back to School edition

As the dog days dwindle down students across the country prepare for the upcoming school year. As always, AZTB found some cool gadgets for high school and college students, and parents looking to gear up their kids for the year. From home security to portable power to techie backpacks, we have the latest for the tech savvy … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus review

Photo contribution Shane D Rymer The new Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus earphones by Creative promises to bring a high-end studio sound with noise-isolation and more to a conveniently sized set of earphones with in-line remote and microphone. While these earphones are not specifically targeted to video production, we asked our Creative Director and a member of the professional … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Mother’s Day edition

Give your Mom some of the hottest tech gadgets on the market this Mother’s Day. Your Madre will be the envy of all other Mom’s.   UviCube The newest breed of appliance employs ultraviolet light to disinfect and murder 99.9% of germs. Instead of using of harmful disinfectants and sprays, utilize the power of light … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: It's Tee Time – Golf gadgets

Arizona is known for our impeccable and world-renown list of golf courses, and let’s face it, the weather is beautiful. Book your next tee time and take these awesome gadgets along with you. Jam out to music with a portable Bluetooth speaker or figure out how to improve your score.   SupremeGolf.com Considered the KAYAK.com of … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Tech for your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is upon us and this year think about getting your significant other something other than chocolate or a bouquet of flowers. Instead of a jewelry bracelet, opt for something more practical, like a sleek Bluetooth portable speaker or iRobot-we have a range of gifts. Still needing a Valentine? We also found a new dating app on … Read more

IO HAWK puts the "smart" in smart wheels – CES 2015

Now that’s a sick ride! Imagine a Segway without the giant wheels and handlebars and you have IO HAWK, a personal transportation device that lets you glide across the floor hands-free for 10-12 miles on a single charge. [youtube]http://youtu.be/YTHjuEpFPbM[/youtube] Check out the video above to see IO HAWK’s President, John Soibatian take it for a … Read more

2014 in Review: AZ Tech Beat’s Top Stories

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2014, so take some time to look back on all the awesome things that happened this year. As a tribute to the year, we’ve collected some of AZTechBeat.com’s most popular and exciting stories. Enjoy! News GOOGLE FIBER is coming to the Valley– Quite possibly the biggest announcement of the … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Holiday Gadgets Guide

The holiday season is upon us, so gear up and check out the latest gadgets that these awesome tech companies have to offer! From home automation to music to everything in between, this year’s Holiday Gadgets Guide will surely impress the tech enthusiast in your life.   HOME AUTOMATION   Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight What … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Puppy Lover edition

With all the shopping you’ve done over the past few weeks you forgot one important member of your family…your dog! But no worries – here are some gadgets that your pooch will surely wuv (love).   iFetch The iFetch is the perfect gift for smaller pups that are able to entertain themselves. This automatic ball launcher comes … Read more

Black Friday Breakdown- What to look for on the biggest shopping day of the year

Black Friday is just around the corner, and with it comes the rush for sales, long lines and crazy prices. Take a look at some of these tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and keep an eye on these sales to help you survive the biggest shopping weekend of the year. [youtube]http://youtu.be/57FU3sypQyw[/youtube] Don’t rush … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Football Rivalry edition

Rivalry week is upon us! So gear up and head out to the big games with these awesome gadgets! Who are you cheering for this weekend?   MOBILE APPS   Grub Runner mobile app Grub Runner is a company that provides what CEO Sameer Khan calls an “end-to-end solution” to the problem of concessions at games. … Read more

Board Blazers can light up your next tailslide – gadget – video

When Greg Rudolph was a student at Arizona State University, he was walking on campus at night when he saw something strange. He approached a man whose skateboard seemed to be glowing and asked how he did it. “Bro! I duct-taped Christmas lights to my board!” the man said. [youtube]http://youtu.be/LzsJFhxTOAc[/youtube] Today, Rudolph is the founder … Read more

First Lady of Phoenix aims to protect kids online with BullyBlocker app

In a research study by American Medical Association almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both. As for online the iSAFE Foundation found that over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied … Read more