When it comes to iPhone as well as iPod docks, they are more or less dime a dozen. I am quite sure that you have seen your fair share of them, and very rarely do any of them stand out from the rest of the crowd. Well, perhaps when you hear about the LIL KIKR iPhone/iPod charging dock, things might change from your perspective. For starters, this is the idea of Mike and Ellie Kemery, where the latter is an industrial designer and experienced design strategist for brands including Nike, T-Mobile USA, and Under Armour amongst others
Are you one who absolutely loves shopping, especially when it comes to purchasing groceries at the local supermarket? Well, if you are a seasoned shopper, you would virtually be able to navigate through the labyrinth of aisles with your eyes closed, grabbing those weekly items as though it were second nature to you. What happens when you are new to a particular town, and there are less than helpful retail assistants? This is where the wonders of technology comes in, and IBM intends to help by offering an augmented reality solution to shopping aisles.
IBM’s Fiona Doherty recently demonstrated how an augmented reality shopping app is able to fill this particular niche, where it will automatically deliver personalized coupons, offers, customer reviews and hidden product details
You cannot deny the fact that going to a physical store still has this nostalgic feel to the shopping experience, and to be able to see, touch and feel (sometimes even taste!) a particular product before purchase is all part of the thrill. Since many of us already carry our advanced mobile devices wherever we go, it makes perfect sense for IBM to enter into this market, making life easier for shoppers to retrieve product details instantly and deals in-store at the blink of an eye thanks to a new augmented reality (AR) shopping app
I probably shouldn’t admit that I have a rather large collection of records. As I write this my daughter wants to know what they were, and if that was how we listened to music before we had electricity. Bless her little heart – no candy for her today. Anyway, the point of the story was, I no longer have a record player and I don’t have the overwhelming desire to buy one either, but I would like to hear a couple of those old tunes
I clearly remember when I bought my very first gaming rig with my own money more than a decade ago, setting up a LAN in the home with my brother and a housemate, where we need not waste any more money at cybercafes since we can always get some good, old fashioned fragging Quake action going on in the comfort of our homes. Of course, to go up head to head against one’s opponent required plenty of stealth and guile, not to mention wearing a pair of headphones so as not to give away my location to the opponent so easily.
When I am playing other single player games alone, however, that is a totally different matter – it was time to unplug the headphones, jack in a pair of high powered speakers, and blast away. Blasted away I did, until the neighbor from the row of houses behind ours came knocking on our gate, asking me to reduce the volume as he wanted to get a good night’s rest
How do you intend to spend your days in the summer ahead? Well, if you mentioned the word “indoors”, you might want to think twice. Why bother wasting your time in front of the TV when the perfect weather on the outside is well worth your time exploring – camping, swimming, trekking, and all of that outdoor stuff? Of course, others might prefer to settle for something more electronic – the $49.95 Remote Controlled Aerobatic Plane case in point.
This remote-controlled airplane is a device that even novice pilots will be able to handle without fumbling at the controls
“There’s an app for that…” has proved to be quite the marketing mantra for folks who are huge fans of the iPhone (and of course, the iPod). For those who are looking out for different methods of maintaining their weight (or keeping track of their weight loss regime’s effectiveness), here is the $69.95 iPhone Weight Loss Tracking Scale that might just do the trick. The name of the scale gives the game away right from the get go, where this digital bathroom scale is able to wirelessly transmits weight readings to an iPhone in order to make it easier for you to monitor your weight
I clearly remember back in the days when I was a wee lad, there was no such thing as video game consoles. All right, there was the Atari 2600, but how many people in my neighborhood could actually scurry up the money to buy one? There were bigger things to worry about such as putting food on the table, and the number of TV channels available for viewing could be counted on just one hand (in black and white as well, not many people had the dough to purchase a color TV).
What other forms of entertainment were there for kids like me? Plenty – the great outdoors proved to be a constantly evolving and changing playground, and all it took was some imagination to get us kids running around, screaming like crazy. When we are indoors because it is raining outside, we could always draw something or read a book, an activity that will do its bit to ensure that our minds are actively engaged, instead of being passively spoonfed like this generation
I am quite sure that as a kid, you had your fair share of fun with those soap bubbles. These days, I see automated soap bubble blowers – even your kids need not build up their lung power any more, as all they need to do is dip the dipstick into a bottle of soap, pick it up, press a button and a built-in fan will do all of the blowing. Dogs and cats have had fun chasing down after these bubbles, and so did kids. Who would have figured out even remotely that the humble soap bubble could eventually be used as a display of some sort?
In fact, it has already picked up the moniker of being the ‘world’s thinnest display’ along the way, coined by no one else other than the team behind this transparent screen
Belkin, a name that has long been associated with home networking products that are on par with the best out there, has just launched a range of modular, Wi-Fi-based devices that they call WeMo. The WeMo will basically have the power of GreySkull, wait a minute, I have my quotes all mixed up. The WeMo offers can transform an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a remote control for household devices. This is made possible thanks to the presence of two initial products, the WeMo Switch and the WeMo Motion
After a particularly long and hard day at the office, it makes perfect sense if you want to wind down and just chill at home, put your legs up on the sofa, and relax without thinking about any particular work-related item. Of course, there are many ways of doing so, and while some prefer to indulge in a hobby that requires active participation such as painting or carving, others prefer passive entertainment – such as listening to music or watching movies. If you happen to fall under the latter, then you might sit up and take notice of D-Link’s latest release, the DSM-312, otherwise known as the D-Link MovieNite Plus if you are looking for a more memorable name,
The D-Link MovieNite Plus is capable of offering consumers more entertainment options straight to the TV, transforming just about any evening in your living room into a movie night. The robust device known as the MovieNite Plus enables you to stream an endless amount of the latest movies and TV shows, and your eyes will definitely be pleased to view the streamed movies at 1080p HD video quality, in addition to being able to enjoy music right on the comfort of your TV as well