Following on the heals of the HDMI plug-in stick Chromecast by Google, Roku has announced their HDMI Streaming Stick. Think of this as a USB thumb drive that has an HDMI connector on it instead. You plug it directly into your TV or receiver and it has the brains inside to stream entertainment to your TV. The Roku Streaming Stick features your standard share of apps such as Youtube, Hulu, HBO Go and Netflix but also boasts some extras such as 1,000 channels and the ability to send media from your.
At the Geneva Auto Show this week Apple is showing off CarPlay, it’s in-car media center powered by your iOS device. Ferrari, Mercedes, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar and Volvo are the first manufacturers to include the system but BMW, Ford, General Motors, Kia, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota are expected in the future. CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone 5 and up and provides Siri voice navigation. Third party apps will be supported as well as the standard contacts, voicemail,.
When planning home audio solutions, the simplest thing to do is pre-wire your house in the rooms you want to play sound. If you don’t find yourself with that luxury, the JBL SoundFly can fill the void and bring music to your ears wherever you might be at home. The selling point of the SoundFly is that all it needs to install is an electrical outlet which makes it extremely flexible on where you place it. Once plugged into power, setup is easy with it connecting to your wi-fi and then streaming.
Tesla has announced its intentions to build a “Gigafactory” for producing large scale lithium ion batteries in the US. The factory expects to takeover the market from Asia by 2020 and bring down battery prices by 30%. This will transition nicely into Tesla’s plans to build a more affordable vehicle that will have sales numbers. More details can be found in the Official Tesla Blog Post.
What happens when you take a group of computer science engineers with a knack for problem solving and turn their attention to poor nutrition? Soylent meal replacement formula. With a tag line of “Never worry about food again”, they are focused on reducing nutrition to its simplest form and making it easy to prepare or consume. Before we dive too much into this topic, the vast majority of you are going to correctly refer to the social and pleasure aspects of eating. You are correct…for.
Apple has released OS X 10.9.2 and iOS 7.0.6 updates that fix a significant security bug affecting SSL (secure websites). Prior to the fixes, your secure information could be intercepted between your computer and its destination. As a result of this significant bug, it would be advisable to make sure you are running the latest updates.
The Fisker Karma, an electric hybrid car, production was halted in 2012 but its new owner is set to change that. Wanxiang Group (China) purchased the remaining assets of Fisker and will be producing the Karma in Finland “within the year”. Once demand raises they will continue production in the United States. Also of note is that they be completing the budget version of the Karma that will carry a more affordable price tag. Source: Reuters
Not content with just having a “smart watch”, Samsung has announced the Samsung Gear Fit which is the industry’s first curved AMOLED display wearable device for tracking your physical activity. The Nike FuelBand started the trend of having a smart device track your activity in a small profile wrist band and Fitbit was quick to follow with the Fitbit Force. Instead of having a large display screen, they feature a limited display and work on blending in well with your attire and.