Anytime I hear the name Bang & Olufsen; I know the device will be something that costs a lot of money. There are other things you can count on when you hear the B&O name as well, like style and quality sound. Back during CES Bang & Olufsen announced a new series called B&O Play Read The Full Story
Products like the Dropcam, now called Nest Cam, have made home security cameras a very popular gadget category. I have a Dropcam Pro that I have really really enjoyed using, but since they switched hands to Nest, the web-based viewer feels sluggish and there’s also the monthly cloud subscription cost which makes it prohibitive to add additional cameras to my account.
The original Chromecast proved that big surprises can come in small packages. Even though it was just a $35 HDMI dongle the size of a pack of gum, it had the power to transform any TV into a smart one, as long as you had a smartphone, tablet or computer nearby. Sure it wasn't as full-featured as other media streamers, but for the price, it was a bargain.
The Razer Seiren Pro is a high-end microphone made for gamers - more specifically aimed at those that stream their gaming live for the masses. What you're going to see here is a microphone that looks and feels like a studio-level piece of equipment.
We've lost count of how many Android apps have been updated with Material Design in mind but the number is probably a big percentage of the apps in Google Play Store already. One of the popular ones receiving a late makeover is Plex. The app regularly gets an update but it's only now that it's getting some Material Design love.
NVIDIA ’s SHIELD Android TV console just became a little more appealing, at least for Plex faithfuls who prefer to stream their content in the highest quality possible. Today NVIDIA announced that the Plex software that comes pre-installed on its SHIELD Android TV console has been updated with new features, and among those new features is 4K-resolution streaming and HEVC (H.265) support.
Video games used to be such a simple business. You bought a console (say, an Xbox), you bought a game at your local big-box retailer ($46 for Halo: Combat Evolved at Wal-Mart), and you went on your merry way — spending hundreds of hours glued to a TV screen, blasting away at the bad guys.How have times changed.
Back in September of 2013, Valve revealed SteamOS - now it's time for action. Here in June of 2015, just a bit under two years later, Valve's revealed the final iteration of the Steam Controller, the key to the system - the one component you can't buy anywhere else. Every other piece of this gaming environment can be had elsewhere, or run on a PC you've got at home.
This is a crowdfunded project, and as such may not deliver what its creators initially promise. Most crowdfunding sites, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have policies about what happens to your money if the project fails to deliver on its goals, but choosing to back a project is inevitably a risk.
Like most parents, my wife and I prefer to have our kids playing as opposed to zoning out in front of the TV. We do our best to try to incorporate learning into playtime, but it’s not always easy. Fortunately, educational toy makers like Wonder Workshop do their best to make playtime fun and educational. Recently, I was given the chance to review their Dash and Dot robot pack with my children.
Over the years, I’ve accumulated mountains of DVDs, especially since the arrival of the grandchildren. It gets old having to load up the DVD player with a copy of Cars or the like , every time they come over when it rains. I tried teaching them how to load the DVD player and it almost worked, except that many times they just destroyed the media. There had to be a better way.
The Amazon Fire TV is aimed at Amazon Prime members and prospective Prime members - if that's not you, be wary. If you're thinking of purchasing this device with the intent of making it your sole Smart TV controller, you're going to want to be aware of a few things, the first of which is its extreme similarity to its predecessor.
had been the engineering director of the team that, the company's nascent enterprise product that's currently being tested by a handful ofHe envisions Weav being used in a lot of different ways, but most obviously by anyone doing a workout who wants their music to feel like it's moving with them.
Do you have old school speakers and classic audio equipment at home that have been gathering dust? Even though they probably still sound awesome, analog music sources are very few and far between so they have become practically useless. But a new Kickstarter project called Auris bluMe wants to bring back these equipment to life by giving them wireless streaming power.
As a police officer, I spend a significant portion of my day in a vehicle, patrolling. While on patrol, I enjoy having something to listen to in the background. In the past I was satisfied listening to terrestrial radio, but more and more I find I’d ratherlisten to streaming radio or podcasts.
You may have thought that Razer's Forge TV was hot stuff back at CES, but it's not clear that the buying public felt the same way. Google has quietly stopped selling the Android TV set-top on its official store -- swing by its product page and you'll find that it's "no longer available for purchase.
Fans of the Top Gear of old with Jeremey Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond were upset when the BBC fired Clarkson and the other two hosts went with him. Fans were all glad to hear that Amazon had picked the trio up for a new car show. While rumors have swirled that the show would be called "Gear Knobs" , we still don’t know the title for sure.
At the start of 2015, Sony effectively gave up on making smartphones in the hope of recapturing former glories. Its mobile division now loses the company nearly $2 million per day even after being slimmed down to a fraction of its former size.