Posted by Admin on September 30th, 2013
This post brought to you by Bang & Olufsen. All opinions are 100% ours.
Functional and fashionable – that has always been Bang & Olufsen’s motto. And their recent addition to the family, the BeoLab 14 surround sound system, delivers on both fronts.
A multi-satellite speaker and subwoofer system, it can accommodate up to 6 active speakers, each with it’s own amps. At its heart is an 8 inch, downward-facing woofer,delivering 280 watts of dedicated power, all the way down to 26 Hz. Its Adaptive Bass Linearization has been specifically customized to drive exceptional sound experience from the very compact speakers while simultaneously protecting them from sudden bursts of damage causing volume. By reducing bass throughput automatically in response to extreme peaks, it’s unique technology ensures consistent and unrivalled performance throughout.
Posted by Admin on September 27th, 2013
It’s still not ready to sell Glass to non-”Explorers”, but Google is now at least willing to give more folks an opportunity to try it. The company announced today that’s its kicking off a road trip across the US, which will see it make stops in a number of cities where you’ll be able to meet some of the team behind Glass and try on the device yourself.
That begins in Durham, North Carolina on October 5th, although the company isn’t confirming any additional cities just yet (for the time being, it’s only saying to keep an eye on its Google+ page).
Posted by Admin on September 25th, 2013
Feeling left out because your internet provider isn’t on board with Netflix’s Open Connect program that provides access to its Super HD high-bitrate 1080p streams? Let that feeling of abandonment go, as the company has announced all of its customers (with compatible players) now have access to the higher quality video (and, in the US, 3D).
According to Netflix the move is based on a combination of performance data and member requests, although we’ll consider ourselves unofficial beta testers after a glitch temporarily switched it on for all providers back in August.
Posted by Admin on September 23rd, 2013
Apple today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history. Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. Demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks.
“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”
Posted by Admin on August 31st, 2013
This post brought to you by Republic Wireless. All opinions are 100% ours.
There’s been a lot of behind-the-scenes activity with mobile carriers as of late. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon launched new prepaid plans. To bolster its positioning nationwide, AT&T agreed to buy all-inclusive mobile service Leap Wireless last month (which includes its prepaid Cricket service) for $1.2B. This was after T-Mobile merged with the “$40 period” plan provider MetroPCS in May. Verizon, not to be left out, has been buying regional mobile Co.’s for, well, forever.
Since almost everyone has a mobile phone, why all the commotion? The simple answer is market share. Mobile phones have become a necessary, everyday appliance. We love to tweet, email, text, surf the web and yes, even talk on our mobile devices. But with the average American spending more on their monthly cell phone bill than they do on groceries or health insurance, the real question is, can I get these services cheaper? The answer to that is yes! The average cell plan borders on $100 per month (the average prepaid costs in the vicinity of the $30-$40 price points). Enter phone service startup Republic Wireless, with a whopping, all-inclusive (unlimited data, talk, and text – no SMS yet) $19 plan. That’s an average savings of $80 a month. But wait – what’s the catch? Are you giving up anything? Well no, and yes.
Posted by Admin on August 30th, 2013
It seems that nearly every automaker is checking in early with a new model or concept car for next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Kia is the latest, showing a small, sporty hatchback that it calls the Niro. The slightly sinister looking little Niro showcases some interesting design and tech, including butterfly doors, a widescreen infotainment display and an “innovative new powertrain.”
Kia says that the Niro hints at a future urban-focused B-segment model. It was designed for the European market at Kia’s Frankfurt studio. If indeed the concept morphs into a small city crossover, we expect it to do some serious evolving. The Niro is one of those concepts that’s stuffed with fanciful features that seem entirely unlikely to make it to production.
Posted by Admin on August 25th, 2013
Using a wireless mouse can certainly help cut down on cable clutter, and if the battery runs out while scrolling through a website, or there’s a slight delay between moving the peripheral and the desired onscreen cursor response, it’s not the end of the world. For gamers, however, such things are serious enough that many enthusiasts and pros opt for the reliability of a wired connection to a gaming computer.
Logitech’s G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse effectively puts an end to battery life and performance woes by offering over 10 days of non-stop, lag-free gaming.
Posted by Admin on August 20th, 2013
Some Tokyoflash watches may be almost as impossible to read as they are fun, but they can’t be faulted in the eye-catching department. The latest watch in the Tokyoflash stable, the Kisai Blade, is notable not only for its take on aviation and automotive themes, but also by going against the house trend by being (almost) easy to read by the uninitiated.
Based on a concept submitted to the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog by Britain’s Peter Fletcher, the Kisai Blade foregoes a crystal for a bespoke turbine-style lens, which uses digital tube LEDs that seem to rotate like the spokes of a wheel.
Posted by Admin on August 16th, 2013
Longboard skateboards can travel downhill insanely fast, which makes the practice of downhill boarding look pretty scary to a lot of us. Add in the fact that the boards don’t have brakes, however, and it can seem downright suicidal. That’s why Australian boarder Benjamin Newman has developed the brake-equipped Brakeboard.
First of all, it is of course currently possible to stop a speeding longboard. Riders can press the sole of one shoe on the road, or go into what’s known as a power slide. According to Newman, however, both methods require a good deal of riding skill. With that in mind, the Brakeboard was designed with new or casual riders in mind, although Benjamin claims it could also open up new possibilities to experienced riders.
Posted by Admin on July 29th, 2013
The Bunkie, your new (and literal) home-away-from-home, available now for pre-order., The Bunkie is a pre-fab dwelling designed to combat “overflow living.” It’s essentially a second home. Or an office. Or just a really nice gazebo.
The Bunkies are 8.5’ wide x 12.5’ deep x 11. 5’ high mini-cottages shipped flat-packed and constructed like a piece of furniture (or “giant jigsaw puzzle”), using everyday tools., Inside: a multi-functional living space.