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.

Refreshed ASIMO is speedier and more intellectual

Refreshed ASIMO is speedier and more intellectual

I always have a soft spot for Honda’s ASIMO – it is probably one of the most advanced “consumer” targeted robot. Honda keeps making improvements on ASIMO since it was introduce in the year 2000. The initial version, I recall; it was boxy, not flexible, slow, and was underpowered.

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Slingbox M1 Official – The return of Sling Player App on Desktop

Slingbox M1 Official – The return of Sling Player App on Desktop

I have been a Slingbox user since 2006 and still use it to stream my DVR content to all of my mobile devices. For those who are not familiar with Slingbox, it is a device that streams any video source to your phone, desktop, or tablet remotely. We spotted the new Slingbox recently; courtesy of FCC, and today Sling Media has made it official with the Slingbox M1. Priced at $149, it is cheaper than the older Slingbox 350, which was priced at $179 MSRP.

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Airbus A330neo brings 3D movies to in-flight entertainment

Airbus A330neo brings 3D movies to in-flight entertainment

I am not much of a sky dweller, but when I am in a flight, a little entertainment would help with the boredom – and Airbus understand that very well. It recently launched the new A330neo, a wide body aircraft from A330 family but with upgraded in-flight entertainment system.

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Surface Pro 3 update on July 16th to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issue

Surface Pro 3 update on July 16th to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issue

The newly released firmware that many expected to fix Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi issue wasn't exactly getting it done. According to Microsoft's changelog, The System Firmware Update 7/8/2014 includes an update that improved system stability related to "Wireless network controller and Bluetooth" – However the wireless controller driver built was dated June 3rd, which means it was compiled before Surface Pro 3 shipped and most likely did not contain any fixes to the Wi-Fi issues that were found after it hits end-users.

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Gohma 1.0 for LG G Watch : The first Android Wear custom ROM

Gohma 1.0 for LG G Watch : The first Android Wear custom ROM

If you are anything like me, every time when I get a new Android phone or tablet I would root it and flash my favorite custom ROM. That is where the fun starts for me personally owning Android device. Now the first Android Wear custom ROM is out; Gohma ROM is specifically made for the LG G Watch. As of this writing it is still on preview releases.

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U.S. Military’s TALOS Project tapped Hollywood designer

U.S. Military’s TALOS Project tapped Hollywood designer

It is not unusual for Hollywood to refer to the US Military personnel for realistic movie plot, but this time it is the other way around. Legacy Effects, the company known for designing props for movies such as Iron Man and RoboCop has been hired by the U.S. Military to design a war suit to protect soldiers in the field.

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KLM tweet on Mexico’s World Cup exit ignites anger

KLM tweet on Mexico’s World Cup exit ignites anger

From time to time, sports event like World Cup brings the best of us, AND also the worse in many – that include companies. KLM, a national air carrier from Netherlands decided it was funny to tweet "Adios Amigos!" accompanied with a departure sign photo that includes a man in sombrero and a poncho as soon as Netherlands beats Mexico in the tournament.

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Dish Network to accept Bitcoin

Dish Network to accept Bitcoin

Dish Network has announced a new upcoming way for its customers to pay for their service: Bitcoin. This makes Dish the largest company to accept the digital currency, as well as the first pay-TV provider with subscriptions to support Bitcoin.

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Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

This week details are spilling on Acer’s next Chromebook device, the first working with an Intel Core inside. This device will be working with Intel Core i3 processor and is being suggested by Acer to be the "most powerful Chromebook on the market." Strangely it would appear that Acer isn’t about to let a whole lot more in the way of details be pushed other than this.

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NASA Morpheus to conduct free flight autonomous landing test

NASA Morpheus to conduct free flight autonomous landing test

NASA has been working on its Morpheus lander for a while with various systems having already undergone testing. The space agency is now set to conduct one of the most important tests for the Morpheus lander yet, free flight with an autonomous landing. NASA says that there will be no crew present during this test.

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AllCast Receiver App for Amazon Fire TV is now available

AllCast Receiver App for Amazon Fire TV is now available

Koushik Dutta has added Amazon Fire TV support to his AllCast, a popular app that lets you mirror your Android screen or streams content from Android devices to your TV. Users will need to install the receiver app on their Fire TV; which is free, however AllCast for Android cost $4.99 to have all its features enabled – which I personally think worth every penny.

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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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