Having dominated the headphones market since its Monster-backed inception in 2008, Beats By Dr. Dre introduces the Pill. Meant to offer the big sound of the signature headphones in a compact, portable speaker package, the wireless Pill features both auxiliary input and output via standard 3.5 mm connections while also offering Bluetooth capabilities for connections of up to 30 feet with any enabled device. Additionally, an internal microphone allows for easy conference calls no matter the location. Accompanied by a USB 2.0 charge/data cable and AC power adapter, the Pill is now available online for $199.95 USD in either black, red or white. [See More]
Most "anniversary" vehicles tend to be little more than a few badges and some fancy embroidery — which is why we're so impressed with the Ducati Monster 20th Anniversary Motorcycle ($TBA). A recreation of the original model, it features a bronze-colored frame, a chromium-plated finish, a gold-finished Brembo braking system, and a vintage Ducati '86 logo on the tank, and current-generation technology that makes it a near-perfect marriage of old and new.
This holiday season Nike’s collection of Nike+ SportWatch GPS ($169 USD) adds a new colorway – a sleek white band with silver detailing – joining a roster of colorways which already includes black/anthracite, black/blue, black/volt and volt/black. Drawing inspiration from a limited model that was specially designed this summer for sprinter Allyson Felix and long-distance ace Mo Farah, it features a high-visibility backlit LCD display that provides the runner with critical in-run metrics of time, average and instantaneous pace and distance. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS also has motivational features to enhance the running experience – including run reminders and messages that inspire you before and after runs.
Samsung has just announced another another Galaxy model, the new S III Mini. As its name suggest, this is a shrunken-down version of the Galaxy S III with a four-inch Super AMOLED screen compared to its big brother’s 4.8 inch screen. Running on Android 4.1, the phone features a dual-core 1GHz chip, 1GB of RAM and either 8 or 16GB of storage with a microSD slot for another 32GB maximum of additional storage. You’ll be able to make the most of the ample storage space with the camera which can take 5 megapixel photos and shoot 720p video. No word on pricing yet but look for the phone to arrive at carriers in the coming months.
Movie theaters don't have to be stationary. Take yours on the go with the 3M Streaming Projector By Roku ($300). This palm-sized box features a single HDMI input that comes occupied by the company's Streaming Stick, providing it with instant access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, and more, anywhere you can find a Wi-Fi hotspot. Of course, you're going to need a screen for watching all that content, which is where the built-in projector comes in. It uses DLP Cinema technology to provide a WVGA picture at sizes up to 120", and with help from a built-in speaker and a rechargeable battery that runs for over 2.5 hours on a single charge, you can create a theater-like experience damn near anywhere.
HTC‘s newest upgrade to its popular HTC One X has just been released in the form of the HTC One X+. Keeping more or less the same design and dimensions — the X+ is just five grams lighter than its predecessor – it’s the internals and performance specs that see a modest jump in numbers. Now running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the mobile receives an upgrade to a 1.7GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, more internal storage and a larger 2,100mAh battery. Key entertainment features remain, such as the accompanying pair of internal Beats-branded speakers and the rear 8-megapixel camera; the front facing camera gets bumped from 1.3 to 1.6-megapixels. Set to launch globally this fall, the HTC One X+ will hit European markets first with South Asia to follow.
The House of Marley is expanding their collection of premium quality, earth-friendly personal audio and lifestyle products with the Get Up Stand Up home audio system. Featuring a distinctive design, the system is uniquely crafted from one piece of Forest Stewardship Council certified bent birch wood. Recycled plastic components and post-consumer packaging add to its environmentally-friendly design. The Get Up Stand Up comes equipped with an iPod/iPhone/iPad docking and charging station and two aux-in ports (3.5mm cable included). Other features include high output 4.5-inch woofers, 1-inch tweeters, a powerful amplifier, remote control and a universal 100/240VAC power adapter. The home audio system is available for purchase here for $349.99.
Having already garnered the status of a household name, not to mention having been adopted by a large number of mobile platforms, Google Maps now takes it underwater with its addition of Ocean View. Playing off the highly innovative Street View, where users have the option to zoom in for a more detailed view of the city streets, “Ocean View” allows curious users to venture into the seas for a better look at the unique rock formations and aquatic life that would otherwise remain unseen. With the help of the Catlin Seaview Survey, Google reaches yet another milestone in its department of cartography.
Love or hate his politics, Mitt Romney’s recurring social media slipups show how technology is changing the campaign game, and steepening on the learning curve.The significance of social media is indisputable. While its monetary value is still up for debate, the influential role it plays in users’ lives is inarguable, and that’s become incredibly evident in the world of politics. The fact that campaigns now have Social Media Directors is proof enough that this stuff matters – as in could decide elections matters. [See & Read More]
In an attempt to keep up in the competitive world of tablet technology, Barnes & Noble presents two new Nook Tablets. The book retail giant has announced a new 7-inch tablet, the Nook HD, which features 1440 x 900 resolution at 243 pixels per inch and 1.3GHz Texas Instruments processor. In addition, they’ve cooked up the HD+ – with a 1920 x 1280 display and dual-core 1.5GHz Texas Instruments CPU. Both devices boast high-end specs and price points consumers are sure to appreciate: the 7-incher starts at $200 USD and the 9-incher starts at $270 USD. Both will be available in late October, with pre-orders starting today. Further information is available here.
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Here, breakout Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson takes the season's best Cable-Knit sweaters from seaplane to Porsche around his Seattle stomping grounds. SportsFashionRead More
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You’ve got to be pretty damn sexy to appear next to Kate Upton and still get anyone to look at you, but that’s exactly what the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA250 pulled off in one of the best spots of this year’s Super Bowl. CarsRidesRead More