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Call it conditioning, developed over many years: Tiny speakers always make me think, “Oh boy, is this going to sound tinny.” That’s why I was so pleasantly surprised by the Democracy Revolving Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Made by folks with backgrounds in car audio, Democracy handles deep bass with aplomb and displays no noticeable distortion even when it’s cranked all the way up.
One thing about that kinda scary Amazon drone story: How will the drones defend themselves? You might recall that we have a gun violence problem in this country, as well as a lot of crazy/angry people with itchy trigger fingers and/or lots of time on their hands.
As you know, Google Glass is becoming more of a reality everyday. But for those of us who are not in the developers’ inner circle, we’re all just waiting for more news about the release date and features. But it seems Conan O’Brien didn’t feel like waiting any longer, and he took it upon himself to showcase what he thought the features of Google Glass should be. Conan introduced the over-bearing Google Glass Helper, which does exactly what it sounds like: helps you with almost everything. Well actually, everything.
With CES 2014 right around the corner, I needed a backpack to carry all of my essentials, daily, for an entire week. Everything else I own is in the form of a sling or messenger bag. Those can be killer on the shoulders for extended periods of time.
Every year around the holidays, I start to get an anxious feeling. My mind and body instinctively know deep down what’s coming shortly after New Year’s Day: another grueling trek to (and, shudder, within) Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
When the PowerPot first launched on Kickstarter, it turned into a huge success. Huge. Now the company is back on Kickstarter again with a newer level of “huge”. The PowerPot X and XL feature the same thermoelectric generation, but in a bigger size with more power.
For many people, being fashionable means, among other things, traveling light. That’s especially a challenge when you’re looking to be fashionable while carrying a bulky portable smartphone/tablet charger with you. Powerocks’ new Flash Magicstick seeks to remedy that situation. It’s a lightweight lipstick/cigar-shaped portable power bank that’s crafty enough to also feature a flashlight. Says the more »
Stress is a killer, and rough holiday shopping doesn’t help keep those levels down. There are many ways to help calm the body and mind, but not as many to record and monitor progress.
Valencell, a startup manufacturer of sensor technology for mobile health and fitness, has announced a partnership with accessories manufacturer Scosche Industries to jointly introduce fitness monitoring products at CES. The wearable tech products will be powered by Valencell’s PerformTek Precision Biometrics, a sensor technology that measures real-time biometrics. PerformTek, which will be licensed by Scosche, analyzes blood flow and physical more »
THE LUCKY WINNER OF OUR CONTEST IS ROB FORTUNO! Will you be the lucky person to win Paradigm’s $800 SHIFT Series Soundtrack System for FREE? You won’t know unless you enter! Want awesome TV sound but don’t have an AV receiver and connected speakers on hand? The Paradigm SHIFT Series Soundtrack System will come to your rescue. It combines more »
New York-based “mobility assistance” startup Isowalk is matriculating at UCLA. The technology and development collaboration will “integrate a state-of-the-art gait analysis system developed by UCLA’s Wireless Health Institute (WHI) into the revolutionary Isowalk mobility aid,” said Isowalk and UCLA in a joint release. Isowalk is a “smart” walking cane that biomechanicaly adjusts to the characteristics more »