Saturday, 20 April 2013 04:32
Up 'til now, Twitter has been a great place to discover what's happening, what your friends are doing, and what everyone's talking about. But finding new music? Not so hot. Until today, that is. Twitter #Music ($Free) is a new official app that makes it easy to find what songs are trending, what artists are emerging, what the artists you follow are listening to, and what tracks your friends are digging. Just sign in with your Twitter account, link the app with Spotify or Rdio, and enjoy. Also, please note that denoting a song as "such a great track" is a pretty sure-fire way to ensure no one ever listens to it.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 16:42
Getting tired of portable speakers trying to fit your gadgets inside them? What about one that attaches to it, instead? The Zooka Wireless Speaker ($90 USD) is designed to do exactly that. Connecting over Bluetooth — or via 3.5mm jack, if necessary — this slim-line sound tube sports a rechargeable battery, speakers on either end, and a silicone exterior that provides great grip while managing to not scratch whatever you've put it on, whether it be an iPad, phone, or even laptop.
Friday, 12 April 2013 16:59
Facebook, in conjunction with smartphone-maker HTC, wireless service provider AT&T and Android, launched a mobile OS of its own called Facebook Home. I don’t know about this. Facebook has pretty much lost its luster to me. Not only that, but I don’t think I’d want any kind of phone purely based off of a social media site. What do you guys think?
Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:37
Samsung just released its first TV promotion for the Galaxy 4S, which is making no bones about their target consumer. In the ad, a young exchange student has dinner with an Asian family abroad. The meal is fantastic and she wants to say so, but of course there's that language barrier. So out comes the Galaxy 4S, into which the girl mumbles a phrase: "Food is great." She holds up the phone, and the family looks baffled, but when the Galaxy 4S spits out what she said in their language, everyone laughs.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:19
We can't tell you whether they're the best sounding headphones out there — although our guess is they sound pretty damn good — but we can tell you that these Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 Headphones (€400; roughly $525) will be some of the best looking cans you've ever seen. Made from anodized aluminum, they feel both lightweight and rugged, and are accented by solid cowhide leather on the earcups and headband. Thanks to the over-ear design, they'll block out unwanted noise, leaving you with clean, robust sound. Expect to see them in stores next month.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:42
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera was a near-instant hit with budding movie-makers — but its size meant that it wasn't exactly a grab-n-go solution. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera ($1,000 USD) is. This pocket-friendly video recorder features a Super 16mm-sized, 1080p-capable sensor with an impressive 13 stops of dynamic range, an SD slot for expandable storage, and compatibility with Micro Four Thirds lenses. The big deal, however, is the ability to record in Apple ProRes or lossless CinemaDNG RAW formats, capturing far more detail than you'd get from your standard video-capable pocket cam. Coming to a shoot near you in July.
Sunday, 07 April 2013 17:08
Nicki Minaj is going to be in a commercial for a pink speaker in conjunction with the Beats by Dre brand, called the Pink Pill, probably because it looks like one. Hopefully, the Pill gets as loud as your favorite rapper's favorite substance so that Peter Rosenberg can blast "Starships" at the volume that he truly desires. The commercial appears to also feature Deray Davis, who you may recall from the "Through the Wire" music video (where he raps "without an arm I spit!"), MTV's Wild 'N Out, or either of the Barbershop films. If you never get tired of Nicki's accents, this video is for you. Enjoy.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 03:14
Keep track of the conditions both inside and outdoors with the Netatmo Weather Station ($180). Designed exclusively for use with smartphones and tablets, this system includes sleek, separate cylindrical aluminum and white modules for outside and inside, which work together to measure the temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and CO2 concentration, and communicate with a dedicated app over Wi-Fi. It's like having your own personal Weather Channel, only without the dorky hosts and elevator music.
Friday, 22 March 2013 10:32
Indeed, the premise behind Ridiculous Fishing ($3) is ridiculous — but you'll feel anything but while playing it. The game involves dropping a hook, catching as many fish on said hook as you can, reeling them back up, and then blasting the living hell out of as many as you can using your gun. Also: no greedy calls for you to buy extra stuff after you've already bought it — buy it once, play it forever — and fish that become hats. It's only three bucks, so go download it already.
Friday, 22 March 2013 11:50
This week Canon announced their latest gadget, the EOS Rebel SL1, designed to be the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR camera. Featuring an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the camera measures just 4.6″ x 3.57″ x 2.74″ and weighs only 14.36 oz. A 3″ Clear View LCD monitor II provides an expansive display as well as allowing intuitive touch panel interaction. [Read More]