282014Jun

GE jumps into smart lighting with the Link Connected LED

GE GE introduced its new Link brand of connected LEDs today, adding itself to a growing list of manufacturers releasing smart-lighting options in 2014. The new bulbs are slated to hit the shelves of over 2,000 Home Depots in the US this fall. GE also tells us that they’ll be available for preorder on Homedepot.com…

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282014Jun

Soniclean tries to shake up the vacuum game

The Soniclean VT Plus is a simple-looking $200 vacuum cleaner that claims it can outperform Oreck, Dyson, and Shark. The ace up its sleeve is “sonic-cleaning technology,” which comes by way of a bar adjacent to the brushroll which vibrates 200 times per second. Like an electric toothbrush, which buzzes the plaque right out of…

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282014Jun

Rugged design meets extreme performance

LaCie’s latest Rugged Thunderbolt All-Terrain is the new height among portable drives, in terms of both design and performance. The storage device has two layers of casing to protect it against dust, water, and shocks — even when in operation — and now has a built-in Thunderbolt cable that’s well hidden along its sides. In…

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282014Jun

More grilling, less unexpected filling with Quirky Refuel propane tank sensor

Quirky A certain segment of grilling enthusiasts will scoff at the prospect of an app-enabled propane tank sensor. “Just lift the thing,” you will say. Between the new Quirky Refuel ($49) and connected cooking thermometers, there’s a defensible argument to be made that the tech industry is unnecessarily complicating the primal joy derived from throwing…

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282014Jun

Monster’s answer to the Mini Jambox

Monster bills the SuperStar, a slim, splash-resistant wireless speaker, as “the world’s smallest audiophile Bluetooth speaker.” While that certainly catches your attention, I haven’t run across too many tiny Bluetooth speakers that would impress audiophiles. And I’m not sure the SuperStar will either. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad little speaker. It’s just not a…

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272014Jun

Android TV: voice search, gaming, and a simplified interface

If nothing else, Google’s efforts in the living room have been persistent: Google TV, Nexus Q, Chromecast, and now Android TV. Google announced Android TV at Google I/O 2014 and it’s the company’s latest software platform designed to power set top boxes, TVs, and even “microconsoles“. Android TV is designed to sit alongside Chromecast, rather…

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272014Jun

Canon’s high-end compact falls a little short

I’m not sure why Canon dubbed this PowerShot G1 X a “Mark II.” It’s a completely different camera than its predecessor: a significantly redesigned body, new sensor, and wider-aperture lens. Basically, everything that matters. With the PowerShot G1 X, Canon made the poor choice of coupling a great sensor with a relatively narrow-aperture lens. The…

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272014Jun

Caviar a lansat un iPhone de lux purtand imaginea lui Vladimir Putin

Brand-ul de lux Caviar s-a decis sa-si obtina partea leului din recentele evenimente politice care au ca subiect Rusia, lansand un iPhone 5S imbracat in aur, pe spatele caruia se gaseste portretul lui Vladimir Putin si primele versuri ale imnului national al Rusiei. Ideea companiei este simpla, telefonul le va da posibilitatea sustinatorilor liderului…

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