We've had our hands on pair of Parrot Zikmu speakers before - back in October of 2010 when they were just offered as a massive multi-colored pair. Here near the end of 2012 we're taking a peek at the newest unit offered up from the same team: the Parrot Zikmu Solo. This time around, Parrot presents a speaker with futuristic connectivity and a love for singularity.
Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. In the wake of the Instagram controversy, today we broke down the company's new Terms of Service to examine what they really mean while telling you how you can ditch Instagram for good, if that's what you want to do. We also told you about five services that would make a good replacement for Instagram, while the company's co-founder wrote a blog post in an attempt to clear some things up. Instagram controversy aside, today Google Play launched a free alternative to iTunes Match, while Twitter shot past the 200 million monthly active users mark.
Today is the day that V-MODA reveals their next big hit with the Crossfade M-100 metal, customizable, over-ear headphones to add to their fabulous series of audio products we've had a peek at more than once. This new design features a "crowdsourced" set of features made by V-MODA's "collective brain trust of audiophiles, editors, producers, and DJs", here bringing together what the company assures is their most powerful set of blasters yet. This release works with what V-MODA says is "the most unique design process" they've ever made happen.
Welcome to Thursday folks, just one more work day before arriving at the weekend. Today we had next to nothing about the Apple vs. Samsung trial, except for the news that a similar South Korean trial has been frozen for fear of it becoming too similar to the one being held here in the US. The lack of Apple vs. Samsung news leaves room for far more interesting things, however, like space! The Curiosity rover sent back a color panoramic shot of the surface of Mars along with its first full resolution image, and it's a pretty awesome sight. Sadly, it wasn't all exciting news for NASA today, as the Morpheus moon lander failed during a flight test and exploded into flames. Luckily no one was hurt, but this is still a pretty big setback for the folks at NASA.
It may not be Pebble's $10m, but with OUYA's $8m Kickstarter has its newest standard-bearer, and around sixty thousand sets of eyes turn to the mailbox for the promised early-2013 deliveries. It's a surprising degree of patience - however ill-suffered - considering the short-shrift we give most products, software updates or even just the regular postal service if they dare to make us wait. Immediate gratification is arguably at odds with today's trends, but there's another angle that makes Kickstarter so appealing: it's the rumor-mill we can buy into.
Earlier today it was revealed that evidence Samsung spilled to the press in their trial against Apple regarding supposed Sony pre-cursors to the iPhone was not supposed to be seen. Federal Judge Lucy Koh had previously blocked said evidence from the trial altogether, and both Apple and the judge have since earlier today come down on Samsung demanding an explanation for Samsung releasing documents to news outlets. Samsung is now on the hot-seat speaking on why they found transmitting these documents to the public "entirely consistent with this Court's statements" - these statements saying that, "workings of litigation must be open to public view."
One undeniable trend about the Olympics over the last eight years is that its presence in online and mobile platforms has absolutely exploded. In 2004, NBC launched a mobile website dedicated to people wanting to check out the latest medal counts and breaking news on their phone, but it was little more than truncated text and a few tiny images. This year, you'll be able to watch every moment of the international sporting event from your phone.
Happy Saturday, everyone. Well, this week was quite interesting because it played host to the CTIA conference in New Orleans, the largest mobile trade show in the US. So we'll kick off with some of the more noteworthy stories from that - Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T cancelled, HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on, and Samsung Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note hands-on. Keep reading for much more CTIA goodness:
While I was sitting at the Samsung Galaxy S III event yesterday evening at Earl’s Court, I started to notice a trend. The official announcement and hands-on posts for the phone had already gone up ahead of the event, and the opinions began to flood in via Twitter during the course of the show. The general sentiment was one of disappointment, with prominent tech writers as well as internet commenters sending negative thoughts and opinions towards the most anticipated phone since the last iPhone. Why?