Homes are getting high tech these days, from all-in-one entertainment systems to lighting that you can manage from your mobile gadgets like tablet PCs. The remote-controlled houses you’ve only seen on TV shows and movies are slowly transforming into reality. You can now for example install a thermostat that knows your behavior and adjusts itself automatically to keep your home comfortable, energy-efficient and cool.You can also clean the house with a robotic vacuum that can be programmed and controlled remotely. But this is just the start of a new high-tech era. Here are some of the newest and hottest gadgets to help you move closer to a wired home;read more
ThinkGeek has come up with yet another crazy gadget. They have now created a imitation of the HAL 9000 called the IRIS 9000 which doubles as a iPhone 4S dock that will allow you to activate and access Siri from across the room. The glowing red LED will stare you down as you make commands to Siri and it responds.read more
I stumbled across something pretty cool this morning, it was called the iStroll Kid. This new accessory allows for the iPad to connect to the side of a baby stroller. It is sort of an insanity check for mothers with small children, this accessory will allow them to watch a video while going for a stroll or while the mother is shopping.read more
Today’s cameras have boiled down to a state that lacks versatility for your average consumer. In essence, there isn’t much that separates “this” camera from “that” camera. When purchasing one, consumers simply go with the company they know, and proceed by finding their megapixel preference that matches the price they are willing to pay. In a world over-saturated with average Joe cameras for the average Joe, Samsung took the initiative to create a wallet friendly camera that sticks out from the average pack you may have been considering just yesterday.read more
On July 17th, the iriver Story HD will go on sale, marking the first e-reader with the open Google eBooks platform integrated. The iriver Story HD will go on sale for $139.99 with over 3 million Google ebooks available for download for free.
The Story HD has a 768 x 1024 high-resolution e-ink screen and a QWERTY keyboard for easy searching and built in Wi-Fi to allow downloading the e-books but does not allow customers to download them to your PC and transfer them to the device. Weighing in at 7.3 ounces and a battery life of six weeks which are improvements to Amazon’s Kindle and at only $10 more it seems to be a small price to pay for those improvements.
The only downside is that Google ebooks are free to download and work with most major e-readers that can connect to a PC, so there isn’t a big advantage to having the integrated platform and puts a crutch on the Story HD by not allowing it to download ebooks from anywhere else but from Google.read more