Samsung appeals to the connected couch potato – CES 2016

Photo contribution by Chloe Nordquist & content contribution by Ryan Loebe At the CES 2016 Samsung press conference, Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung America rolled out products that will appeal to the couch potato within. From its Smart TV to the connected Family Hub refrigerator that will do everything but cook the food, … Read more

Combat porch pirates with your smartphone

According to the National Retail Federation, over 135 million people are expected to shop online and with it comes the boxes and bags to ones’ door. Unfortunately, the Valley has seen a rise in thieves referred to as “Porch Pirates” who follow delivery trucks around and swipe your gifts without your knowledge. According to a … Read more

Chat with a doctor in one click – interview with CEO HealthiestYou Jim Prendergast

Video editing contribution Xavier Smith It’s 10:00 p.m. you have a 102 degree temperature, used 10 boxes of Kleenex and have a nose that rivals Rudolph. Instead of dragging yourself off the couch and going to a germ-infested urgent care, you grab your smartphone and push a button to talk to a doctor. Jim Prendergast, … Read more

Painful Pineapples is taking over my life thanks to Wiblits

If you have a few minutes in between meetings and want to test your thumb skills at Pork Torque, where your pig eats more jelly beans than your competitor, head over to the Wiblits app. Co-founded by two brothers Colin and Adam Turner, Wiblits is a mobile platform for HTML5 mini-games where users can challenge … Read more

ParkX reaching milestones one parking meter at a time

It used to be, stop what you are doing and sprit back to the car and feed the meter before you get a ticket or towed. Today, you can add coins through your smartphone. ParkX (formerly Park Genius), a mobile app that allows motorists to pay remotely for parking, was developed by students from the … 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

Space travel to startups, 3D printing without limits – PHX Startup Week

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne While the majority of us won’t become astronauts, we can certainly learn to 3D print like one. In December 2014, NASA emailed a design file of a ratchet wrench to the International Space Station where the astronauts 3D printed the first tool in space. Back here on Earth, if you want to … Read more

Mad Catz releases Transformer-like mobile game controller for Android

When separated into individual pieces, it’s hard to imagine one game controller could transform and dominate your mobile universe. At CES 2015, The Mad Catz, known for their game controllers, headphones and other gaming products, released their L.Y.N.X. 9 Bluetooth-enabled, hybrid, gaming controller compatible with Android smartphones, PCs and tablets. [youtube]http://youtu.be/djLbGOic6Ag[/youtube] Demo of the L.Y.N.X 9 … 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: Tailgating edition

Gear up for football and tailgating season with these awesome gadgets from grill and beverage accessories to bluetooth speakers with high quality sound.   Case Coolie By using a double layer of high quality insulation, the Case Coolie makes carrying your cold beer easier than ever. You’ll never have to fill a cooler full of … Read more

Apriva partners with GoCoin to boost digital currency payments via smartphone

With new cryptocurrency weaving its way into the marketplace and new Bitcoin tellers popping up around town, more business owners are considering taking online currency as payment. One local business, Apriva, a secure end-to-end wireless transaction and information solutions company, announced today a partnership with GoCoin to process digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin for … Read more

It's fast, but crazy cluttered and far from done – Samsung Galaxy S5 review

The AZTB review team is back with the newly released Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung’s flagship device is always at the center of attention at this time of the year! Here is a breakdown of what we think. Pros Great camera and great handset sound Camera is great, its better than the Nexus 5 and there … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru – the latest from Magellan and Logitech

Magellan Echo With so many fitness watches out there, what makes the Magellan Echo different from the others? Named the first sports watch that utilizes smartphone sports app to their full potential. The Echo streams real-time sports data from your smartphone via Bluetooth Smart to the Echo’s display and you can control the connected app … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru – all things Smartphone

TaskOne iPhone Case The TaskOne iPhone case contains 22 different tools while maintaining a thin appearance.  TaskOne case features a removable 2.5” knife for flying or small cutting tasks, a small flathead screwdriver, a medium Phillips screwdriver, pliers, a wire cutter, six metric Allen wrenches, a 120mm ruler, a bottler opener, a kickstand and more. … Read more

Motorola Moto X VS. Samsung Galaxy Mega – Tech Review

The AZTB gadget review team got the chance to test the waters on the Moto X and the Samsung Galaxy Mega. Our team included a software developer, an engineer, a tech savvy consumer and a public relations specialist with the mission to put the devices to heavy use for three days and share their opinions about … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

No more worries about managing your smartphone if you have to wear gloves, ThumbDogs with touchscreen technology was designed for skiers, snowboarders, hunters, motorcyclists, construction workers and military men and women who often wear gloves. This gadget is made from stretchable nylon and special conductive fabric, and fits over almost any style of glove, allowing you … Read more