Here we are with another new year underway and once again CES has kicked off – sadly I’m not there again ;0) However, I am keeping tabs on the news coming out of Vegas and as usual there’s plenty of cool mobile technology, gadgets, and geeky goodies to love on. Case in point, this new recording solution for the iOS fanatics from IK Multimedia – enter the iRig Mic Field.
Here’s something brilliant and perhaps an app that should be mandated by all motor vehicle insurance and licensing agencies! The TextBuster is fast and simple to install, works in any vehicle, prevents texting and mobile web access while the vehicle is moving while allowing incoming calls and GPS navigation functionality – nice idea!
TextBuster® is a device that prevents drivers from accessing text, email and Internet functions while driving. It does not interfere with inbound and outbound calling. The firmware technology behind TextBuster® sends a blocking signal to the user’s phone automatically, every time the user enters the vehicle. Read More here
A number of announcements today from Toshiba as the company has unveiled some pretty nifty devices, ranging from affordable (really affordable) tablets to high-end laptops for the workhorse in you! Some of the new devices announced include:
Satellite Radius™, a multimode laptop with a 360-degree “flip-and-fold” design that enables five different viewing and usage modes. Features: [Read more…] about Toshiba Introduces new portfolio of tablets and laptops
With Memorial Day upon us that means one thing, summer is here… wow! With the hot, sunny (hopefully) summer season that means camping for many of us and so to celebrate that w4’ve got a special feature to share with you that will introduce you to 5 very cool, high tech tools that you can use on your next camping trip.
The days of going without showers, phone service and spending 20 minutes pitching your tent on weekend camping trips are over. Modern technology has taken some of the “roughing it” out of camping, but at the same time has made the experience more fun and efficient. Here are five items to consider before heading for the hills.
So, you may have heard about Google’s foray into the smartphone market and Project Tango. What is Tango exactly?? From Google… Our current prototype is a 5” phone containing customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. These sensors allow the phone to make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, combining that data into a single 3D model of the space around you. It runs Android and includes development APIs to provide position, orientation, and depth data to standard Android applications written in Java, C/C++, as well as the Unity Game Engine. These early prototypes, algorithms, and APIs are still in active development. So, these experimental devices are intended only for the adventurous and are not a final shipping product.
Today IBM unveiled the eighth annual “IBM 5 in 5” (#ibm5in5) – a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.
The classroom will learn you
Buying local will beat online
Doctors will routinely use your DNA to keep you well
A digital guardian will protect you online
The city will help you live in it
This year’s IBM 5 in 5 explores the idea that everything will learn – driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics and learning technologies all coming together, with the appropriate privacy and security considerations, for consumers, citizens, students and patients.
Chances are good that if you happen to work in technology or you’re a consultant, that you may be working remotely or from a home-based office at some time soon – or perhaps you already do. If so, there’s loads of cool technology around these days that will make your life much simpler and make you more productive. The following are 10 gadgets and pieces of technology that I suggest for any remote worker. Here you’ll find tips about cables, wireless devices, cool hardware, useful cables, memory solutions and much more. See the feature HERE
I recently acquired a cool wireless charger / speaker from Nokia, the JBL PowerUp charging device. This portable device is an ideal way to connect almost any audio device (smartphone, tablet, ghetto blaster or ??) either wirelessly over Bluetooth or by cable. Once connected the sound is pretty stunning and the speaker can be hidden away on a bookshelf. Control the speaker from a distance of up to 30 feet using your smartphone or tablet and coolest of all, the speaker has NFC and can charge a NFC enabled Nokia Lumia smartphone as well. Check out this first look unboxing as I connect an iPad to the speaker using a cable and by Bluetooth.
Something cool from CES, Flexible display from Samsung – Samsung to roll out new Flexible display technology branded as YOUM – strong, flexible, and bends your content screen beyond what you imagine amazing, although why would I even want to read my display on the side of the phone while it lies flat on a table??
CES isn’t just about small electronic gadgets, it’s also about telematics, GPS, audio, video, basically anything electronic… and the auto industry is represented there as well – big time! Check out this technology being touted at CES via Ford – enter Ford SYNC AppLink.
Using the AppLink™ interface, drivers will be able to share their location with friends and family directly from their car using simple voice commands, eliminating the need to touch their mobile phone while driving. To use Glympse, drivers need the app installed on an iOS or Android-based smartphone. The car automatically recognizes the app when the phone is Bluetooth®-paired or USB-connected – way cool!! See more details HERE in the official PR