Author Archives: Ewdison Then

I’m the co-founder of R3 Media LLC, the media company behind SlashGear & Android Community. At R3 Media, I’m responsible for business development, strategy, and building the company’s culture. My background in high performance computing and application development also see me deal with product development of R3 Media’s properties.

Turbulence warning system proposal suggests GPS solution

Turbulence warning system proposal suggests GPS solution

Air travel is a very safe way to travel long distances in a short time, but it is often subjected to turbulence, something that can range from a minor annoyance to a terrifying experience, particularly if it causes the plane to buck and jerk. Detecting it is a science still in the works, and amongst the possibilities is one proposal suggesting the use of common GPS.

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Join us at Plug and Play Wearable Health and Fitness Expo

Join us at Plug and Play Wearable Health and Fitness Expo

2014 is the Year of Wearables, and the inaugural Plug and Play Wearable Health and Fitness Expo will be the place to see many of them on March 6th. Taking place at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA., the event - in partnership with Gizworld and Acommence Advisors - will feature panel discussions on the future of wearable technology with industry experts from Basis, Misfit Wearables, LUMO BodyTech, JayBird, Norwest Venture Partner, Breathometer, and more.

SlashGear is an official Media Partner & Sponsor, and our own Chris Davies will be co-hosting as many international wearable health and fitness startups rapid-fire pitch their products to an audience of VCs, big brands like Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Intel, and more, and press.

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Aptina AR2520HS 25MP mobile image sensor supports 120 fps 1080p recording

Aptina AR2520HS 25MP mobile image sensor supports 120 fps 1080p recording

While many of the items that are shown off for the first time at MWC each year are new tablets and smartphones, we also see a number of components that will find their way into future devices at the show. One of those new components that has been unveiled is the Aptina AR2520HS advanced back side illumination (BSI) image sensor. The sensor offers lots of nice features.

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Holiday Gift Ideas 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas 2013

Halloween has come and gone, and with its passing comes the start of the holiday shopping season. Companies are preparing to launch their latest offerings in time for seasonal gift-giving, and sorting through the endless products, promotions, and special pricing for the perfect gift can be enough to make anyone's head spin. We've got more than a few ideas for you here at SlashGear, and whether you're in the market for something small and solid for coworkers or a big gift to make your significant other's holiday, read on to see our best suggestions.

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Back to School Tech Guide 2013

Back to School Tech Guide 2013

Heading back to school can be a stressful time, but getting up to speed with your technology choices needn't cause you sleepless nights. SlashGear has picked out the key technology to get you up and running when you're headed back to your dorm room, including options for the student on a tighter budget. Read on for our run-down on what should be in your bag, on your ears, and helping you avoid the dreaded "freshman 15".

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Sony Walkman E580 and E380 take on Apple’s iPod nano

Sony Walkman E580 and E380 take on Apple’s iPod nano

More and more people may be relying on their smartphones for portable entertainment, but Sony isn't willing to leave even a shrinking PMP market to Apple's iPod, hence the new E-Series Walkman range. The Walkman E580 and Walkman E380 each support music, video, and photo playback, with the E580 having a 2-inch display and a battery good for up to 77hrs of use, while the smaller E380 scales it down to 1.77-inches of screen and up to 30hrs of runtime.

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Philips Hue Ambilight support arrives alongside 60″ Elevation TV

Philips Hue Ambilight support arrives alongside 60″ Elevation TV

Philips has updated its Ambilight color-illumination system for TVs by integrating it with Hue wireless LED lightbulbs, spreading content-themed light effects around the room. The update - which comes with a new Ambilight+Hue app for iOS and Android, compatible with Ambilight TVs from 2011 onward - arrives alongside the Philips Elevation TV, a new ultra-slim 60-inch LCD TV with Ambilight "4-sided XL" for all-round colors.

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Samsung: Galaxy S 4′s app preload bloat is the price you pay for features

Samsung: Galaxy S 4′s app preload bloat is the price you pay for features

Samsung has defended the relative lack of user-available storage in the Galaxy S 4, arguing that the fact that the 16GB handset offers roughly half that amount as usable capacity is a welcome compromise given the usefulness of the preloaded apps. Users of the cheapest Galaxy S 4 were surprised to discover that, out of the box, a typical example of the smartphone had just 8.49GB of the billed 16GB available for use; Samsung says that's a side-effect of its "more powerful features" however.

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Monster Inspiration Active Noise Cancellation Headphones Review

Monster Inspiration Active Noise Cancellation Headphones Review

It used to be that you were judged on what music you listened to - now it's what brand of headphones you choose to listen to it with. Monster segued from cables to cans back in 2008 and, with the dissolution of the Beats Electronics partnership this year, is now pushing its own brand on models like these, the Inspiration. Promising active noise cancellation with some relatively restrained style, they also carry a significant $299.99 price tag, but do they deliver? Read on for our review.

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BMW X1 Crossover Review (2012)

BMW X1 Crossover Review (2012)

BMW doesn't believe that crossover need mean compromise, and the BMW X1 is the "premium compact" it intends to prove that with. Headed to the US for the first time this month, the smallest of BMW's X-model SUVs has already carved itself a niche in Europe. Can BMW light a fire underneath the crossover segment, and deliver a small SUV that delivers both an elevated driving position and the sort of driving dynamics the German marque is known for?

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