Sony launches new website for you to fund employee ideas and projects

Sony First Flight

Sony has launched a new crowdfunding platform to allow consumers to browse through and finance projects put forward by company employees. Think of it as an internal version of Kickstarter, but limited to Sony ideas and projects. As well as offering funds to get projects under way, the new website from Sony also lets you pre-order and purchase new products already available. There are a few...

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New Site Feature: Follow the Connectedly content you care about and get notified of it instantly!

We are very excited to introduce Follow - a way to personalize your Connectedly experience and get notified when new content is added. In addition to Connectedly, the Follow feature is also available across our family of Mobile Nations properties, including Android Central, iMore, Windows Central, CrackBerry and Connectedly. We have built a system that is easy to use yet offers you maximum...

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Olympus Air A01 hits the US in July for $299

Olympus has already announced the Air A01, a micro four-thirds style camera that is shaped to look just like a regular lens. Instead of using a regular camera body, users would compose images using their smartphone or tablet, which communicates with the unit through Wi-Fi and OA Central for Olympus Air app. Previously, this camera was only available in Japan, but now the company has announced...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, June 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, June 2015

With June coming to a close, it's time again for the Mobile Nations Community Update! Keep reading as I take you on a quick tour around our network for all the latest from Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

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Vertu Signature for Bentley is a £14,500 feature phone

Vertu Signature for Bentley

Vertu partnered with luxury carmaker Bentley to launch the Bentley Signature Touch smartphone last year, and now the handset vendor is following up with the Signature for Bentley, a £14,500 feature phone crafted with exotic materials. The phone is inspired by Bentley's Mulsanne Speed, sharing a few commonalities such as the carbon fibre weave, which matches the pattern on the car's dashboard....

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The Twist is a speaker-packing smart bulb for your apartment

Astor's Twist is a smart LED light bulb with a built-in AirPlay speaker

Built with apartment living in mind, Astro's Twist LED smart light bulbs are a different take on smart lights compared to other similar products. The Twist changes color based on the time of day, and unlike other smart lights, isn't controlled by an app. Instead, Twist uses its custom Dimmer switch to control all of the lights in a room. It also has a built-in AirPlay-enabled speaker, letting...

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Kenwood now shipping its new aftermarket receivers to retailers

Kenwood

Kenwood has begun shipping the new DDX9902S and DDX9702S aftermarket Android Auto/Apple CarPlay receivers to retailers. The company previously unveiled the new products at CES 2015. The new receivers support both Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay, depending on your preference and connected smartphone. Should you happen to connect an iPhone the system will change to CarPlay, switching to...

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Parrot announces a new generation of MiniDrones

Parrot brings a new generation of MiniDrones to the market

Parrot has introduced a new generation of its MiniDrones, including new Jumping, Airborne, and Hydrofoil series drones. When it comes to drones, the French company Parrot is one of the more well known companies, and its latest offerings bring even more options to consumers. In the Jumping Drones category, the company has introduced the Jumping Night and Jumping Race. Both units retail for $189...

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Epson announces the Moverio Pro BT-2000 smart glasses for industry use

Epson Moverio Pro BT-2000

Epson has announced the launch of the Moverio Pro BT-2000 smart headset and glasses specifically targeting the professional industry. Smart glasses are a tough sell for consumers and Epson believes there's more demand in trade and businesses. The company has implemented a number of features and has even designed the new product to work alongside select protective head wear. Some new...

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Amazon Echo

Amazon first introduced its Amazon Echo connected speaker several months ago, but so far it has only been sold on an invite-only basis. Today, that changed as Amazon is allowing anyone to purchase the speaker without needing an invite for $179.99. Shipments of the invite-free Amazon Echo will begin on July 14: "The customer response to Amazon Echo has been incredibly positive, and we've...

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