LG today has taken a step forward in home audio optimization with the introduction of its new LG Music Flow system.
By combining its new Music Flow Player app and a wide range of new speaker units, Music Flow is set to help you easily create a robust multi-room home audio system, sans any wires. Read more »
Razer has announced a new series of peripherals called Chroma, which is essentially some of its existing products with a multi-color backlight option.
The first of the lot is the BlackWidow Ultimate Chroma, which is basically identical to the standard BlackWidow Ultimate, except for the backlighting. Whereas the BlackWidow Ultimate has a standard green backlight, the Chroma ups the ante with a multi-color backlight that can display the full RGB spectrum of colors, with 16.8 million possible combinations, if Razer is to be believed. Read more »
Dedicated fans of Infinity Blade III will surely appreciate this bit of news. Players of the popular iOS title can now design and order 3D-printed figurines of its characters straight from the game.
In order to take in-app purchasing to the next level, the game developers from Chair Entertainment partnered up with the software development company Sandboxr. Read more »
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is now using wearables for Parkinson’s research.
Intel has joined forces with MJFF to gather statistics that will aid in monitoring Parkinson’s symptoms. Read more »
Waiting for a battery to charge is the second worst thing you have to do (after filing taxes, I guess). Thanks to the engineering prowess of Shawn West, however, the former task could be done in just 26 seconds.
West has created a battery that can replace normal AA, AAA, C and D-sized batteries with super fast rechargeable ones. He also says that tech this could be adapted to work in mobile phones as well. Read more »
Samsung hasn’t done the best job of the keeping the Gear VR under wraps, so it isn’t surprising that images of the Gear VR’s software was leaked.
The leak suggests some initial apps that’ll be launched with the Gear VR, along with the software’s aesthetic. Read more »
Chromecast, Google’s HDMI streaming dongle, has turned one year old today. And to celebrate the occasion, the search giant is giving everyone who owns a Chromecast a free 90-day subscription to Play Music All Access.
There are some caveats, though, chief among which is that the offer is only valid if you’re in the US. Furthermore, it’s not an option for anyone who has previously subscribed to All Access. And that unfortunately includes those who took advantage of the the unlimited music service’s free trial. Read more »
Sony’s SmartBand SWR10 is what you’d call a life logger, a fashionable band, a music/camera remote, and vibrates on notifications. It collects motion data and logs everything within a dedicated app on your Android smartphone.
Despite what the product name may have you believe, the Sony SmartBand is not meant to be a smart personal assistant. It’s an unobtrusive device with exchangeable wrist bands to match your style and blend seamlessly with any other accessories you might have.
And no, it doesn’t have a display, but the lack of one doesn’t get in the way. There are three small status LEDs and it communicates with you with vibrations. Read more »
Wearables are gaining ground but there’s a revolution brewing in home appliances too – Google recently acquired Nest Labs while Samsung announced its own home automation platform. Instead of developing multiple incompatible technologies Nest, Samsung and others have united to create Thread.
Thread is built on 802.15.4 – a low-power wireless standard already used in home automation – but the Thread Group says previous standards built on it were developed before the Internet of Things. Read more »
This may sound like something straight out of science fiction, but you can now control Google Glass with just your mind.
All you’ll need is MindRDR’s software and a Neurosky EEG biosensor headset, and you’ll be good to go. Read more »
Microsoft has started taking pre-orders for its second generation Kinect sensor for Windows. It’s priced at $199, and it will be released on July 15 (which is next Tuesday).
The new device aims to succeed the original Kinect for Windows that went on sale in 2012. The Kinect v2 is based on the corresponding sensor for the Xbox One. Read more »
Most fitness sensors only really excel at running and cardiovascular tracking, but what if you want to get swole by lifting weights? Most trackers are useless when it comes to tracking your pursuit of jakked-dom.
Cue the Beast sensor: a new fitness tracking wearable that’ll let you know when you’re losing form while it also measures the efficacy of your lifts. Read more »
There are plenty of media hubs out there for purchase that allow you to play media files off of flash drives, SD cards, and even stream them from your PC to your TV.
EzeeCube does pretty much all of this, but has two cool features: an innovative stackable design, and the ability to play old-school SNES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive cartridges. Past, meet the present, with a little bit of hacktastic goodness sprinkled on top. Read more »
As the saying goes, “we are all creatures of habit” and the creator of Pavlok, a new wearable, believes wholeheartedly in this mantra.
Pavlok helps to reinforce positive behavior habits. How? Well, it electrocutes you. Seriously. Read more »
The upcoming Android TV seemed to threaten the very existence of Chromecast, but Google seems rather attached to it as it announced cool new features for its highly popular HDMI stick. The most important new feature is screen mirroring, which lets you display any app on your phone or tablet on your Chromecast-enabled TV (is this the end of Miracast?).
Chromecast is also easier to set up for casting from your friends’ devices – they no longer need to be connected to your Wi-Fi network. Read more »