Categories for Electronics

Garmin Launches Fitness Tracker with GPS for More Accuracy

May 16, 2016 9:41 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 4707
Garmin International, Inc., the Switzerland-headquartered technology company, has introduced a new GPS-equipped device to its existing lineup of wearable activity trackers and watches. The vívosmart HR+, an upgrade of the vívosmart HR, is designed to monitor users’ heart rates with wrist-based technology while tracking actual movement using GPS. This functionality makes everything from counting steps to… View Article

Meet the World’s Newest Digital Voice Assistant & AI Game Changer – Viv

May 13, 2016 5:41 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 15311
Earlier this week the original creators behind Apple’s Siri, the most well-known virtual assistant in the world, debuted the newest innovation in the artificial intelligence (AI) evolution with the introduction of the next-generation digital voice assistant – Viv. During a live demonstration at TechCrunch Disrupt, Viv cofounder and CEO, Dag Kittlaus, promised Viv will be more… View Article

Troubling Signs for the Apple Watch?

October 31, 2015 9:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1601
When the Apple Watch first launched it was praised as a rising success with models being sold out across the country. The latest piece of technology with the “it factor” the Apple Watch was the only smart watch dominating the market. However, Mashable reports that a new promotion has flown under the radar due to… View Article

Windows 10 Runs into Trouble with New Update

August 12, 2015 4:23 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1149
Over the past couple of weeks Microsoft’s Windows 10 has received nothing but praise for its intuitive design and combining the best of Windows 7 and 8 into one complete package. However, this best of both worlds has run into its first snag as the most recent forced update for the system has caused users… View Article

Tech Five: Apple Scoops Up GPS Company

May 19, 2015 8:00 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1330
Another tech giant is acquiring a startup specializing in navigation technology. Let’s take a look at the technology stocks to watch Monday: Apple. The company confirmed it acquired Coherent Navigation, a startup focused on GPS tech, reports The New York Times. Although Apple did not share how they will leverage this acquisition, the move likely… View Article
Vibrating Smart Shoes

These Vibrating Smart Shoes Tell You Where To Turn

October 3, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1871
To be honest, we already thought shoes were pretty smart. They protect your feet from the elements, they keep you from stepping on sharp and disturbingly squishy things and they help you get where you need to go. But technology never settles, guys. Now shoes are getting even smarter. An Indian company called Lechal has… View Article

Elon Musk Promises $1 Million for Tesla Museum

September 4, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2293
(CNN) — On Nikola Tesla’s 158th birthday, it was the effort to build a museum in the influential scientist’s honor that got the gift. Elon Musk, the magnate and inventor behind electric-car company Tesla Motors, has pledged $1 million to the Tesla Science Center in Shoreham, New York, on the site of Wardenclyffe, Tesla’s only… View Article

Congress OKs Bill to Legalize Unlocking Cell Phones

August 5, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1562
Almost two years after the Library of Congress moved to make cell phone unlocking illegal, Congress this week approved a bill that reverses that decision and will once again give consumers the right to unlock their devices. The bill, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, must now be signed by President Obama to… View Article

Google’s Project Ara Is One Step Closer to Being in Your Hands

July 31, 2014 4:33 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1223
Google’s “Project Ara,” an affordable smartphone with customizable and swappable features, is one step closer to reaching the public. The search engine giant said approved developers will begin receiving Project Ara hardware by the end of this month, allowing them to dream up parts for the modular smartphone. Details of the phone were unveiled at… View Article

Amazon unveils Fire Phone handset

July 25, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3580
Amazon has unveiled its first handset, calling it the Fire Phone. The device features a side-button that activates Firefly, an app that allows it recognize text, images and sound in the smartphone’s immediate vicinity. It can be used to bring up information – for example details of a wine, or the name of a song… View Article

Matchmaking App Hinge Attracts $4.5M To Beat Tinder’s Endless Swiping

July 12, 2014 9:05 pm  | Comments: 5 | Views: 2973
Why would prestigious VCs Founders Fund and Lowercase Capital invest $4.5 million in what looks like a Tinder clone? Because Hinge is building a romance graph of what structured data clues suggest two people will want to date. While Hinge’s app might not be as carefree as swiping through Tinder’s seemingly endless queue of mates,… View Article

World Cup Shatters Streaming Record

July 7, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2794
Here’s another ratings record the World Cup has shattered: total Internet streaming of sporting events. ESPN’s live streams have logged 30 million viewing hours during the 2014 World Cup, enough to make the tournament the most-streamed live sporting event in the United States ever. For comparison’s sake, the 2012 Summer Olympics generated 20.4 million viewing… View Article