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Posts Tagged ‘ smartphone ’

Android Wear


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Rather than build the physical smartwatch itself, the folks at Google have decided to build software to help power the hardware. The search giant calls this new technology Android Wear. While it is applicable to more than just watches, the wrist watch will be the first target for the new software. Android Wear allows you to interact with your device in a meaningful way – traffic reports on the way to work, taxi cabs within the local area, weather when you wake up in the morning, and fitness tracking among other things. Of course normal smartphone functions like music player, text messages, email, and the likes will also be controlled through Android Wear devices, all by using either your voice or the touchscreen interface. Google has already revealed that they have teamed up with some of the biggest smartphone makers in the game on the first round of wearables – brands like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Asus.

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Loud basstard Bamboo Speaker Amplifier


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The best portable speakers on the market, all of them have the same downfall – battery life. While some of them work on extending play, at the end of the day, you’re still powering your speaker through battery power. Loudbasstard is a natural sound amplification speaker, meaning there is no power needed. Not to mention the fact that this device is hand crafted in Cebu, Philippines, is 100% sustainable, and is light enough to take with you on all of journeys. There are several different colors available, all of which will work with your smartphone.

Starwood Hotels Keyless Check-In


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The new feature, called a keyless key, would enable its Starwood Preferred Guest members to go straight to their rooms and open the door via their smartphone, rather than having to go through the process of checking in. It will be trialed at the Aloft Harlem New York and Aloft Silicon Valley California hotels and builds on Starwood’s existing Smart Check In service. With the Keyless Key all that a guest will need is an Android smartphone running version 4.3 or newer or an iPhone 4S or newer. The locking mechanism works via Bluetooth so as long as the app is running, the door will automatically unlock or lock. If the trial is successful, Starwood plans to roll the feature out to all of its W and Aloft hotels, globally by the end of 2015.

Apple iphone Air Concept


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Designer Federico Ciccarese (of SET Solution) believes that this could definitely be the route Apple plans on taking, and decided to take some time to create his very own concept version of the Apple iPhone Air. Equipped with a 5 inch Retina display, this smartphone measures in at 1.5mm thick, and weighs just 70 grams (literally as light as a feather). Other details of the phone include fingerprint scanner, an entirely redesigned camera module, and the same lightning port connector. Of course the iPhone Air would be running on iOS7 complete with 64-bit architecture for maximum performance.

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Apple iPad Pocket Projector


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The pocket sized projector is easy to bring along seeing that it’s smaller than your current smartphone, and weighs just 5 ounces. The 35-lumen LED is rated for 20,000 hours of use, and lets users project at 640×480 pixels, creating a diagonal image that spans up to 60 inches. In addition to being a plug and play device for the iPad, this projector will also work on older versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch, and can even function as a backup battery for your iPhone in those emergency situations.

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Coin All In One Credit Card


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Coin would like to welcome you to the year 2014 with one of the most amazing technology innovations we’ve seen all year with their all-in-one credit card. Like many of you out there, our wallets are overloaded with cards . We’ve got gift cards, multiple debit cards (business and personal), credit cards (we’ve got a few of those), the list goes on and on. Who wants to carry around all these cards? Coin aims to solve this new age problem by incorporating all of your cards into one card – the Coin. All you have to do is swipe your card using the Coin smartphone app, take a picture, and you’re ready to spend. Tap the button on the front of the Coin to select which of your cards you’d like to use for a specific transaction, and if you ever leave your Coin behind, the low power Bluetooth signal will alert you on your smartphone. You can add as many cards to the Coin as you’d like.

Renault’s Twin’Z Electric Car Concept


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Renault unveiled a striking blue concept car by Ross Lovegrove, a British furniture and product designer, at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano furniture show. Renault says that the Twin’Z is a fun, modern, artistic take on a city car that draws inspiration from some of the Renault’s most iconic models, such as the R5 and the Twingo.  The Twin’Z is an all electric city car featuring rear-wheel drive and a rear-mounted electric motor.  The top speed is 81 mph and the vehicle has a driving range of 100 miles on a charge. The Twin’Z’s glass roof is designed in layers and incorporates an array of LEDs which form animated patterns intended to enhance the overall experience of the driver and passengers. Inside, the seats have been upholstered in a 3D woven, self-cushioning, lightweight blue textile which is both waterproof and flame resistant. The conventional dashboard has been replaced by a single tablet with a touch-screen display that controls everything from the vehicle’s heater systems to the roof. A smartphone display’s the vehicle’s speed, range-related information and the principal warning lights. Renault chose to reveal its concept car at the ‘Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano’, to prove its determination to reach out to a wider audience by targeting those who are more sensitive to design.

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