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Casio’s CTK-2400 ups the ante on all counts. Its 61 keys give an (admittedly) hobbyist/amateur keyboardist like myself more than enough room to cover the musical spectrum. And beyond the sampling capability, it comes with the full compliment of Casio functions that make the company’s line of inexpensive ($169.99 MSRP, but you can easily find one for under $100), all-in-one (speakers and amplification included for true portability) keyboards so appealing and such a great value.
Believe it or not, your love of gadgets could land you a pretty sweet job. Sure, it may take a little schooling, but if you apply the same focus and dedication in your future career as you do with your gadgets, you’ll be just fine.
Michigan has become the latest state to clearly ban the sale of Tesla vehicles. Tesla only sells its electric cars directly to consumers, and that has gone against the state-level laws in some parts of the US. Michigan was one of the states that had laws on the direct sale of motor vehicles to consumers, and Governor Rick Snyder has signed Bill 5606 that specifically bans direct Tesla sales.
Riding an unexpected wave of positively glowing reviews, Amazon’s highest-end e-book reader to date has started shipping. But if you’re not amongst those who boarded the Kindle Voyage before it was cool, you’re likely in for a long wait.
Not all amazing tech products bring something entire new and different to the table. Sometimes all you need is the right ingenuity to combine existing features, and to also have an eye for design. That’s exactly what the development team behind the Bluesmart connected carry-on did.
We all feel unmotivated at times. It happens, but what matters most is how we respond to that sap in motivation. If you find your motivation needs a boost and the usual solutions aren’t working, consider giving the ten gadgets below a whirl; they’re designed specifically to boost your productivity.
Despite the HTC First “Facebook Phone” flopping so hard last year that it prompted AT&T to halt sales mere months after the gadget’s introduction, rumors ran rampant recently as to Mark Zuckerberg possibly wanting a do-over.
When gadgets come out of their bag or protective pockets, there’s an element of danger involved. But it varies. Pulling out a digital camera to take close-up photos of a bucket filled with kittens is not on the same level as holding that same camera, one-handed, to capture video while riding a roller-coaster.
Magic Leap is the latest competitor to Oculus in the virtual reality market. The company will compete against Oculus directly, and since Oculus is owned by Facebook, there are a few tech companies that could benefit from backing Magic Leap. One of those companies is Google, and a report has come out claiming the search giant will invest millions in Magic Leap to fuel the company.
A few technology companies have founded Dronecode, a new open-source initiative that aims to bring together software developers for UAVs. Dronecode is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, and it will work to provide a common software platform for the drones set to reach the market. The FAA recently began allowing some industries to use drones, so the market is close to reaching its breakthrough point.
Silent Circle and Geeksphone, the companies that have partnered for the privacy-centric Blackphone, are now working on a tablet. While speaking with CNBC, Silent Circle CTO Jon Callas confirmed “we are working on a tablet,” but he said there are no details on the device that can be revealed.
Europe is receiving its first startup incubator dedicated solely to wearable technology. The incubator comes from Wearable World, a company that is known for its San Francisco-based activites. Wearable World claims there are no other wearable-only incubators in Europe, so it will be kicking off that industry.