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Friday, January 17, 2014
For tech enthusiasts, Christmas didn't come in December -- it arrived a couple of weeks later at CES 2014. This year's version of the much-loved consumer electronics show kicked off with a dazzling display of technology, thrilling the thousands of gadget geeks who made the trip to Las Vegas.
Although dozens of intriguing new products were announced or put on display, a few truly stood out from the rest. Let's look at five of the most impressive product showings at CES 2014.
The wearable tech trend began to gather steam in 2013, and if CES 2014 is any indication, the trend will continue. Among the best wearable products displayed was the Pebble Steel, a beautifully constructed smartwatch. While the smartwatch category has yet to really catch fire, one truly spectacular device could change the way consumers think. While it's too early to declare the Pebble Steel a game-changing device, it certainly has a number of eye-catching attributes, including clean, modern styling and excellent functionality. Technology Entrepreneur Jason Hope, views smartwatches and other wearable tech as a likely growth area in 2014. "As people become more comfortable with the idea of 'wrist computing,' smartwatches could make significant gains in the mobile market," he said. "Wearable tech in general seems poised for near-term growth, thanks to an array of exciting new products in the space."
Sony's announcement of its "console gaming without the console" app PlayStation Now generated palpable excitement at CES 2014. Why? Because it offers gamers a dream scenario -- the ability to play classic console games without hardware. The app will work on a subscription model and is expected to be released in the United States this summer. Looking at the wider picture, this announcement could be part of an overall shift in strategy away from traditional console gaming. Cloud services are expected to play a larger and larger role in the gaming industry. PlayStation Now has the potential to be at the forefront of that trend.
LG Life Band Touch
Continuing in the vein of wearable technology, the LG Life Band Touch is a fitness wristband that can sync with Android and iOS via Bluetooth. It can also track the nitty-gritty details of a workout, such as distance traveled, workout length and calories burned or consumed. The fitness band can work in tandem with LG's Heart Rate Earphones to track your heart rate during your workout. When not measuring heart rate, the ear buds serve as standard music headphones.
Ultra HD TVs
Great looking televisions are rarely in short supply at an electronics show. But this year's examples from Sony and Samsung took high-definition to another level -- namely, ultra high-definition. Sony introduced a new wedge-shaped design for its Bravia series, and Samsung introduced a curved-display Ultra HD television with four times the resolution of a standard HD television. Though the 3D television craze never seemed to take flight, expect Ultra HD to be a different story. Once content creators catch up to the technology, it's only a matter of time before Ultra HD becomes the standard. Downward pressure on high-end television prices will likely accelerate this process.
For years, Roku has sold boxes that allow Internet-to-television streaming. Now they're selling televisions, too. The company announced its new Roku TV smart television at CES 2014. The new device will play content from services such as Netflix without requiring a set top box. Roku aims to cut through the clutter and offer an easy-to-operate way to access entertainment content across multiple platforms. The company plans to sell Roku TVs at major retailers, while keeping the price point relatively low. That strategy could result in significant market share, making Roku a player in the smart television market.
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Friday, January 17, 2014 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, March 4, 2013
The X-Power is a portable speaker as well as a battery
charger for your electronic devices such as your mobile phone, iPad or MP3
is a portable speaker as well as a battery charger for your electronic devices
such as your mobile phone, iPad or MP3 player.
speaker, desk stand and emergency charger all in 1
The X-Power is a 3-in-1 portable speaker, charger and desk stand for your
mobile phone, tablet computer or MP3 player. It allows you to play music
through the speaker, whilst docking your device at a convenient and
easy-to-view angle so you can still access the internet, emails and text
messages without having to hold your phone or removing it from the
speaker. It cleverly detects any device’s audio signal and turns itself
on or off accordingly, saving battery power.
USB port to charge your device
The X-Power also has a built in USB port which allows you to connect any USB
cable to your device and it’ll keep your device charged up whilst you’re
listening to your tunes. The X-Power features a 2200mAh lithium battery which
has enough power to give a typical smartphone one full charge from empty.
The X-Power itself can be re-charged with the included lead.
music at high volumes with the high quality speaker
The high quality speaker allows you to enjoy your music at high volumes so you
can enjoy your music the way that it’s meant to be heard – loud and clear! The
end of the X-Power rotates and automatically details any audio signal which
turns the speaker on. If the X-Power detects no audio signal, it will
automatically turn the speaker off saving the battery.
The speaker is designed to work with any device which features a 3.5mm audio socket,
meaning not only will it work with most handsets, but will work with tablets
and MP3 players too. Being 3.5mm, the X-Power has universal compatibility,
meaning if you change your device you won’t have to change the X-Power.
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The X-Power is a 3-in-1 portable speaker, charger and desk stand for your mobile phone, tablet computer or MP3 player. It allows you to play music through the speaker, whilst docking your device at a convenient and easy-to-view angle so you can still access the internet, emails and text messages without having to hold your phone or removing it from the speaker. It cleverly detects any device’s audio signal and turns itself on or off accordingly, saving battery power.
The X-Power also has a built in USB port which allows you to connect any USB cable to your device and it’ll keep your device charged up whilst you’re listening to your tunes. The X-Power features a 2200mAh lithium battery which has enough power to give a typical smartphone one full charge from empty. The X-Power itself can be re-charged with the included lead.
The high quality speaker allows you to enjoy your music at high volumes so you can enjoy your music the way that it’s meant to be heard – loud and clear! The end of the X-Power rotates and automatically details any audio signal which turns the speaker on. If the X-Power detects no audio signal, it will automatically turn the speaker off saving the battery.
The speaker is designed to work with any device which features a 3.5mm audio socket, meaning not only will it work with most handsets, but will work with tablets and MP3 players too. Being 3.5mm, the X-Power has universal compatibility, meaning if you change your device you won’t have to change the X-Power.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Golden Gate Bridge is considered amazing because of the technological advancement it represented for the time in which it was constructed, the height of the Great Depression, and the iconic place that it holds in the American imagination. Completed in 1937, the 4,200 foot long span was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964. Reversible lanes to accommodate morning and evening rush hours were introduced in 1963. The Golden Gate Bridge has been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers for its historical significance and engineering accomplishment.
Constructed to link the city of Hong Kong to its new airport on the island of Lantau, the Tsing Ma Bridge is the longest suspension bridge that conveys trains as well as cars. Consisting of an upper deck that carries cars and trucks and an enclosed lower level used by trains, the bridge is built to withstand strong typhoons. The main span is over 4,500 feet long and is supported at a height of 200 feet over the Ma Wan Channel by steel cables and 676 foot tall towers. The bridge was opened to traffic in 1997.
Although it is far from being the longest suspension bridge, the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado is the highest at 956 feet. Constructed in 1929 to span a deep gorge carved by the Arkansas River, the suspension bridge was completed without a single worker fatality and consists of a bridge deck supported by two steel cables attached to 80 foot tall steel scaffold towers. The bridge has been a popular sightseeing and tourist destination for over 80 years and today features a park with a zipline, a tram system and an inclined railroad that transports visitors to the bottom of the gorge.
While the Nanpu Bridge itself is a wonder of engineering, the ramp leading up to it is a true engineering masterpiece. One of two suspension bridges that cross the Huangpu River in Shanghai, the Nanpu consists of six traffic lanes and a pedestrian walkway constructed at a height of 150 feet to allow for free movement of shipping traffic on the river. In order to get vehicles from street level to the height of the bridge entrance in the center of one the world’s most crowded cities, a unique, space-saving spiral ramp was constructed.
The spectacular Millau Viaduct in southern France was constructed to facilitate traffic flow through an area of hilly terrain. The one and a half mile long bridge was constructed of concrete and steel over the River Tarn and surrounding valley. At some places the bridge is over 800 feet high, and its tallest concrete pier is taller than the Eiffel Tower. Designed with slight vertical and horizontal curvature for easier driving, the Millau consists of two lanes in each direction with an emergency lane on each side that prevents drivers from seeing over the side of the bridge. The bridge opened ahead of schedule in 2004 after taking only three years to complete.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, November 5, 2012
“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis. We’re working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand.”
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
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“From today, LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company and Europe’s leading film subscription service, will offer thousands of movies and TV shows available for streaming on the all-new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire, including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Karate Kid and Gnomeo and Juliet.”
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
“The recent additions to the Nikon 1 System, including the new V2, demonstrate Nikon’s dedication to delivering a camera system that meets the needs of creative and expressive consumers looking for an easy-to-use camera that is portable enough to take on any life adventure,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience. “With a grip and control layout that is familiar to photographers, the V2′s incredible speed, versatility, ease of use and portability can be used in various situations to shoot amazing images and sharp HD video.”
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Felix will stat of with a balloon flight which will take him to 120,000 feet and then make a free fall jump back to earth, he is expected to travel at around 690 miles per hour or 1,110 kilometers per hour.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
“Our refreshed logo is rooted in our proud history and reflects a dynamic future. It’s eBay today: a global online marketplace that offers a cleaner, more contemporary and consistent experience, with innovation that makes buying and selling easier and more enjoyable.
We retained core elements of our logo, including our iconic color palette. Our vibrant eBay colors and touching letters represent our connected and diverse eBay community – more than 100 million active users and 25 million sellers globally and growing.”
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by Tech News 24h · 0
“It’s not just a great music or game player — it’s a great iOS device. We wanted to make it better, with an all new, 5th generation iPod touch.”-”We can do things with the iPod touch that we couldn’t do with the last generation.”