Google has created more than just a messaging app in Hangouts. The company created a unified platform for free group video chats, photo sharing, and text and video messaging. It works across all Google platforms so that you can use it on your computer through Google+, and on your Android mobile phone and tablet through downloadable apps.
Detroit and Michigan are experiencing a Chinese invasion. Chinese car companies are opening offices in Detroit and hiring laid off American auto engineers. Meanwhile other Chinese businesses are buying up land to create economic zones and cities within Michigan.
A British company called OwnFone has launched a mobile phone for children. Called 1stFone, the device can only make and receive phone calls, with no capacity to send text messages or to access the Internet.
While most 3D printers are still too expensive for home use, there are a variety of online options for ordering 3D printed objects and for finding the equivalent of 3D blueprints for a variety of objects. One of those objects happens to be a plastic gun called the “Liberator”. That printed gun was recently successfully fired without the plastic body breaking.
Barnes & Noble announced that its two high end tablets are getting Google Play through a software update that started yesterday. By allowing Nook HD and HD+ owners to access Google Play from their tablets, the company is giving them access to over 700,000 apps, movies and TV shows not previously available and sets the Nook apart from the Amazon Kindle.
Most of the LED lighting innovations have surrounded developing a cost effective light bulb for lamps and standard light fixtures. The Klauf Light Bar (KLB) provides an LED and light fixture in one. The light is elongated similar to the florescent bulbs found in ceiling fixtures in schools and businesses. It can be used either mounted or as a hand held lighting source.
Apple iTunes, once the pinnacle of the online media marketplace, has peaked, with streaming options from the likes of Spotify, Pandora, Hulu, and Netflix condemning it to a slow, agonizing decline into pointlessness.
Either it’s right on time or two hacks too late. Twitter is reportedly testing its two-factor authentication system before releasing it — incrementally according to Wired — to users.
A non-profit group is looking for four people to start a permanent colony on Mars. The group has opened up the search so anyone can apply online. You can live out your SciFi fantasies and actually head out into space to be one of the first Earth colonies on another planet. The first manned one way trip to Mars is expected to lift off in 2023.
Having had the misfortune of smartphones that took accidental baths with disastrous consequences, the thought of water anywhere near my phone makes me shudder. PowerTrekk’s new charger just might change that reaction into a sigh of relief.
Now you can film your walks with your canine best friend from their point of view. Thanks to Sony, you can now see the world like your dog does. You will now have new home videos to share with family and friends. Heck you could live stream your walks or post videos of canine Frisbee games on Facebook or Twitter.
Intel is making some incredible predictions about its new Bay Trail computer processors. According to Intel CEO Paul Otellini we should be seeing $200 “touch-enabled” laptops with the company’s next generation Atom computer chip. That would make laptops cheaper than most current brand name tablets.
The last thing Google’s Eric Schmidt wants to see is a drone hovering over his yard. Not the kind of drone which drops missiles and kills people in Pakistan, mind you, but the kind you can take out of a box and just let loose. The kind of drone that civilians can, and likely will, use in the near future. That’s why, Schmidt argues, they need to be regulated before they even become an issue.
It appears that the old adage of, “Money comes to money” is true in the digital realm as well as the real world. At least according to Winklevii.
The new bracelet is considered to be a “personal alarm” for human rights activists in dangerous parts of the world. It can be activated by either pulling on it or pulling it off violently. Once activated it sends a signal that can get help to the person in trouble.
Apple is set to have an increasingly tough time selling the iPhone in Europe, as consumers become more savvy about how they spend their hard-earned money. Android, with its numerous handsets covering all budgets, will do well from these changing consumer habits, unless, of course, Apple releases its own budget handset.
News reports indicate that we can expect an update of Google’s popular Nexus 7 sometime in July. ASUS will again be the manufacturer behind the tablet but there will be some significant differences with the update.