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Google Glass

Ready to become a Google Glass “explorer?” You’ve once again got the chance. One month after putting a limited stock of Glass on sale for a single day, Google said Tuesday that the face-mounted computer is available to consumers once again. Last month was the first time Glass was made available to the general public. Glass was initially available only to developers, but Google slowly expanded the program to include regular people. The company terms these early adopters “Google Glass explorers,” and the project remains in beta mode. In a Google+ post, Google said Glass will remain in the explorer program while the company tweaks its hardware and software. But as long as supplies last, anyone in the United States can buy one on Google’s online store.

Read the full story at CNN Money.

iPhone Battery

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone’s battery was draining. I made it my mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage. This article is a product of my years of research and anecdotal evidence I gathered in the hundreds of Genius Bar appointments I took during my time as a Genius and iOS technician, as well as testing on my personal devices and the devices of my friends. iOS 7.1 came out recently and brought with it a bevy of design tweaks and performance enhancements. However, some users are reporting poor battery life since the update, and many blogs are reporting it as fact. This is not one of those “Turn off every useful feature of iOS” posts that grinds my gears.

Read the full story at Overthought.

Xbox Boredom Controller

Heart rate, temperature, respiration, and perspiration: These are our autonomous functions-our core physiological processes-that signal stress or arousal and can betray our otherwise cool exteriors. Stanford researcher Gregory Kovacs is reading these signals through a modified Xbox game controller. By adding a new, sensor-laden back plate, he can measure heart rate, blood flow, rate and depth of breath, and how hard and fast the user shakes the controller. In response to these measurements, Kovacs has designed a game that can maximize excitement by adding more stimulus (like bad guys or explosions) whenever a gamer’s heart rate drops. Or it could do the reverse, ramping down the zombie factor for someone who wants to take it easy (but insists on playing zombie games to do so).

Read the full story at Fast Company Design.

Android

I don’t know how many people found an Android smartphone among their holiday gifts although I suspect it was more than a few. There’s no lack of good options available from Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and others. No matter what Android phone you might have unwrapped, however, there are a few easy things you can do to make the experience a great one. Find a keyboard that works the way you do. I actually like the stock Google keyboard that comes with Android, but everyone is different. Luckily, Android lets you install and use the keyboard – or keyboards, for that matter – you prefer. A quick search in the Google Play store will get you started but most people can’t go wrong with SwiftKey. This app uses smart word prediction combined with a way to intelligently learn your personal typing styles by analyzing messages from Facebook, Twitter (twtr), Gmail and more.

Read the full story at Giga OM.

Archival Disc

Sony and Panasonic have named the next-generation storage discs that will be the successor to Blu-Ray. They revealed it will be called the Archival Disc. It will eventually hold 1TB of data, the equivalent of 250 DVD films. 300GB versions of the discs will be launched in 2015. They will be aimed at big companies that need to store vast amounts of data. The firms signed an agreement to work on the next-generation storage medium last summer. The first iteration will be a double-sided disc with three layers of data per side with 300GB capacity, it revealed. Current dual-layer Blu-ray discs can store up to 50GB of data. Over time the firms will roll out 500GB and 1TB versions of the disk, a joint statement from the firms said.

Read the full story at The BBC.

Kinect 2.0

North Korea and South Korea are separated by the most heavily armed border on Earth. But rest easy, there’s a new guard on the lookout: Kinect. Self-taught South Korean programmer Jae Kwan Ko developed a Kinect-based software system to monitor the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), which separates the two countries. It was deployed at the border last August, but its existence wasn’t made public until recently. According to news site Hankooki (via tipster Sang), the Kinect-based system identifies objects crossing the DMZ. It can discern the difference between animals and humans. If the system detects a human, it will alert the nearby outpost. Further details are sparse-probably, because this involves national security. “I’ve never even thought of a game system performing national defense tasks,” Ko is quoted as saying.

Read the full story at Kotaku.

  • Sold Exclusively By Seller Valerie Mckenzie Easy Sync® is Not Authorized By any other seller
  • Brand new EASY SYNC feature LESS Complicated to link
  • Built-in wireless Bluetooth 2.0 silicone keyboard
  • Stylish protective PU leather case designed for iPad Mini
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium battery lasts for approximately 90 hours per USB charge

Bluetooth Keyboard with Leather Case for iPad mini This 2 in 1 leather case with built-in wireless bluetooth keyboard specially designed for your beloved iPad Mini. Soft, water-proof, dust-proof silicone keyboard can make you enjoy your iPad more comfortably and freely. Besides, the space saving design makes it easy for carrying. A perfect choice for all iPad Users! Product Features Built-in wireless Bluetooth 2.0 silicone keyboard. With CW6627 as main control chip, with bluetooth 2.0 interface. Use industry-leading bluetooth solution, WIDCOMM BTW bluetooth software which is specified by Microsoft. Stylish protective PU leather case designed for iPad. iPad display stand for easy viewing. With LED indicators. Built-in rechargeable lithium battery lasts for approximately 90 hours per USB charger. Special home screen key for one touch access to variety of application. Build-in power management software. Energy saving keyboard sleep mode. Connect to iPad data port directly, no software installation. Easy operation, need no drive, just plug and play. Light weight, quiet keystrokes, water-proof and dust-proof.

Price: $11.99

  • Bluetooth function allows you to wirelessly connect with any Bluetooth Enabled tablets, Smartphones
  • A 3.5 mm Auxiliary input for you to connet external non bluetooth audio devices, Such as such as MP3, Computer, Notebook, PSP (cable included)
  • Built in microphone, allows receiving phone calls hands free
  • The speaker can connect wirelessly from up to 10 feet away
  • Rechargeable for up to 4 hours of wireless play (Cable included)

LuguLake Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker delivers incredible sound quality for your Cellphone, Tablet or PC

Tech Specs:

Effective wireless distance: ≤10m
Frequency range: 2.4G – 2.480GHZ
Output power : 3W
USB charging voltage: DC 5V
Battery: the lithium battery 400mAh
Product Weight: 150g
Built-in rechargeable battery lasts around 4 hours

Device compatibility:
– Smartphones: Apple iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S / Nokia Lumia 920 , 820 , 620 / HTC One , First , Droid DNA , 8X , One X , EVO / LG Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7 new 2013 /
Droid RAZR HD , MAXX HD , M , Photon Q , Atrix HD / Samsung Galaxy S4 , S3 , S2 , Note 2 & 1 / BlackBerry Z10 , Q10 etc.

- Tablets: Google Nexus 7 , 10 / Nook HD / Acer Iconia / Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 & 1 , Note 10.1 / Microsoft Surface RT , Pro / Asus Vivo Tab RT , Transformer Pad / Apple iPad , iPad mini / Blackberry Playbook / Coby Kyros

- All MP3 players, CD players, Laptops, Computer, Android tablets and Other Audio Devices with a 3.5mm audio socket

Packet Contents:
– 1 X LuguLake Bluetooth Speaker
– 1 X USB Power Cable
– 1 X 3.5mm Audio Cable
– 1 X Specification
– 1 X Gift Packaging Box

Attention:
There is only volume controls at the bottom of device. Next / Prev function should be controlled by your Bluetooth enabled device.

Price: $19.99

  • Mini Bluetooth Stereo Wireless Speaker with MIC and TF Slot ,enjoy wireless music anywhere,anytime
  • Wireless portable mini Bluetooth stereo speaker system
  • New larger 45 mm driver delivers precise highs for superb sound
  • You can use this as Hands Free phone call / Skype / MSN chatting, etc with built-in MIC
  • This model of speaker supports any mobile device comes with Bluetooth function such as IPHONE, IPAD, Samsung Galaxy/Note/tablet, Laptop, Tablet PC, etc

Feature:

100% brand new and high quality

Quantity:1pcs

Mini Bluetooth Stereo Wireless Speaker with MIC and TF Slot ,enjoy wireless music anywhere,anytime

With micro SD TF card slot, you can play mp3 / mp4 format files in the TF card

Support A2DP, AVRCP, headset, handsfree profile

Wireless portable mini Bluetooth stereo speaker system

Saves you from the hassle of tangled wires

Modular ‘Buddy-jack’ design: connect a row of Mini Speakers to get jaw-dropping audio performance

Expanded BXS (Bass Xpansion System) drives a fuller, richer low-end response

Built in rechargeable battery , charged by computer via USB interface

New larger 45 mm driver delivers precise highs for superb sound

Modular ‘Buddy-jack’ design: connect a row of Mini Speakers to get jaw-dropping audio performance

This model of speaker supports any mobile device comes with Bluetooth function such as IPHONE, IPAD, Samsung Galaxy/Note/tablet, Laptop, Tablet PC, etc

You can use this as Hands Free phone call / Skype / MSN chatting, etc with built-in MIC

Compact and portable,convenient to carry

Specification:

Bluetooth Version
V2.1

Working Range
Up to 10m (about 33 feet)

Working Time
5 hours

Charging Time
2 hours

Battery Charging Voltage
5V±0.5V

Battery Capacity
520mAh

Loudspeaker Output
45mm 3W

Input power
DC 5V

Frequency Response
280Hz-16KHz

S/N
≥95db

Distortion
≤0.5%

Dimension
60x60x50mm

Weight
230g

Battery Voltabe Capacity
520mAh

Color
Silver

Package Included:

1 x Portable Bluetooth Metal Wireless 3W Mini HiFi Handsfree Mic Bass Speaker(with retail package)

1 x USB Cable with AUX Audio Line

Price: $10.99

  • Compatible With Ipad/Ipod/Iphone
  • Plays & Charges Ipad/Ipod/Iphone
  • Desktop/Bedside Speaker
  • Rotating arm for portrait or landscape viewing options
  • Charge and play your iPad, iPhone or iPod

Price: $169.99

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