Archive for August, 2011

iZON Remote Room Monitor streams live audio, video to iOS app

iZON Remote Room Monitor streams live audio, video to iOS app

Here's a neat little wireless network camera from Stem Innovation called the iZON Remote Room Monitor that can stream both audio and video to your iOS device. It comes in handy if you've been trying to figure out which of your two dogs keeps leaving puddles indoors while you're away at work. And of course, for those with small children, it'll be a great way to keep an eye on them and have overall peace of mind.

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Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T Join Forces for $100M NFC Investment

Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T Join Forces for $100M NFC Investment

There's some big money floating around right this minute, all of it aimed directly at NFC venture Isis, a soon to be rival of Google's NFC service known as Google Wallet. Mobile payments will be the way of the future if Japan is any indication, a mobile payment piece of hardware a MUST in every smartphone (and quite a few feature phones too) on the islands if you want to sell a single unit. Bloomberg has some "people with knowledge of the project" who are saying that this investment is set to be a big step toward what Juniper Research says is a $670 billion dollar market by 2015.

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TomTom debuts Go Live 1535M GPS with apps like Twitter, Yelp

TomTom debuts Go Live 1535M GPS with apps like Twitter, Yelp

TomTom unveiled a new dedicated GPS navigation device today called the Go Live 1535M that incorporates apps and keeps you connected while on the road. It aims to provide the best navigation experience through comprehensive road and traffic information from its TomTom HD Traffic service with real-time updates as well as to provide convenient access to travel-related apps.

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Google TV Inevitable, Eric Schmidt Says Why [Video]

Google TV Inevitable, Eric Schmidt Says Why [Video]

While we've all heard whispers of the mysterious entity known as Google TV over the past year or so, but just this week we've heard the main man, Google chairman Eric Schmidt, speak what he believes the future of the platform will be. Mister Schmidt spoke the MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, speaking broadly to broadcasters all over the land, warning them not to be left in the dust as internet connectivity becomes the must-have of any television-like entertainment system of the future. Watch his entire lecture on the subject below.

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HTC Sense 3.5 gets leaked in video demo

HTC Sense 3.5 gets leaked in video demo

HTC's upcoming Sense UI update to version 3.5 has been leaked in a demo video made available by XDA.cn. The five-minute long video shows the HTC Sense 3.5 running on what appears to be the female-focused HTC Bliss. The interface looks more simplified from the current version with new transitions and lock screens.

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Microsoft details new Windows 8 File Explorer UI

Microsoft details new Windows 8 File Explorer UI

Microsoft today revealed details on its revamped Windows 8 Explorer interface design. The file manager update focuses on delivering a more streamlined user experience through a ribbon UI that spans across the top of the Windows Explorer interface. It doesn't look drastically different and retains much of the heritage Windows features while optimizing them for a better user experience.

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Infiniti Teases Sebastian Vettel-inspired FX50 in pre-Frankfurt motor show video

Infiniti Teases Sebastian Vettel-inspired FX50 in pre-Frankfurt motor show video

Well would you look at that - the wind in our hair isn't even all the way washed and Infiniti, whom we saw reveal several lovely concepts at Pebble Beach, has come correct with a teaser video for what appears very much to be the Sebastian Vettel-inspired FX50. Red Bull Racing has star driver Sebastian Vettel at the helm here, Infiniti working with him and the team to bring forth a masterpiece of F1-racing top gear inspired bit of concept vehicle for the general public. You're certainly welcome to draw your own conclusions on what this video could really be pointing towards, but we've got a guess that you're likely to agree with.

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iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

If you refuse to update to Mac OS X Lion from Snow Leopard for the time being, you may still be able to take advantage of Apple's iCloud. This news comes from a message that one developer received after he upgraded his MobileMe account to the iCloud but attempted to access it via a machine still running OS X Tiger. The message indicated that the minimum requirement for compatibility with the iCloud is Mac OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6.9.

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