MakerBot Mobile for Android brings 3D printing to your phone

MakerBot Mobile for Android lets you 3D print from your phone

MakerBot has released its official app for Android. MakerBot Mobile adds convenience to the 3D printing process. You'll be able to access designs from your MakerBot Cloud library, or download designs from the MakerBot Thingiverse and print them wirelessly from the app. You can manipulate and prepare designs before printing them. MakerBot Mobile allows you to optimize and scale your design,...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2015

It's time to bring you up-to-speed on the latest goings on at Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central in the first Community Update of 2015.

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A taped-together high-fiving Roomba tornado siren controlled through Slack is our new favorite thing

We at Mobile Nations use Slack as our favored text chat platform, and one of our favorite features — the automated response bot Slackbot — has been given a real-life body by marketing firm Redpepper in the form of Slackbot Bot. And it takes a bunch of our favorite things, namely an old robotic Roomba vacuum cleaner, a Raspberry Pi mini computer, Bluetooth beacons, and a loudspeaker harvested...

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Plex media streaming app now available for US PlayStation 3 and 4 owners

Plex on PlayStaiton

The Plex media streaming app is now available for Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 console owners in the US, Canada and Latin America. The app was previously released for European PlayStation owners in December. At the moment, the Plex app for PlayStation can only stream videos from a PC, but Sony says that support for streaming images and music will be "coming shorty". It adds:...

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GE made a smart sous-vide temperature probe for their connected induction cooktops

We've covered sous-vide cooking appliances here before, but none so simple as GE's take on things. Instead of a giant countertop appliance or a heater you clamp onto a pot, GE's FirstBuild subsidiary built a Bluetooth thermometer that clamps onto the side of any vessel and communicates the temperature of the water in said vessel to the cooktop to help control the temperature. The principle...

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The first PlayStation-exclusive TV series, Powers, launches March 10

Powers on PlayStation

Sony will launch Powers, its first television series made exclusively for owners of its PlayStation consoles, on March 10. The first episode will be released for free but all the others in the 10-episode first season will only be accessible with a paid PlayStation Plus subscription, which costs $9.99 a month or $49.99 a year. Sony will release the first three episodes of Powers on March 10,...

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Cree's $15 connected LED bulb is perfect for the rest of your house

Cree's $15 connected LED bulb is perfect for the rest of your house

Smart lighting is a bunch of fun to play with, but for most people the current costs are way too high. Most people who have managed to justify the cost of a starter kit only go so far as to outfit a room or two, and that has just as much to do with there being absolutely no need for crazy color changing bulbs in your bathrooms as it does the price and design of the bulbs. The folks at Cree have...

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Here are Connectedly's picks for the best of CES 2015!

CES 2015

This year CES 2015 was an amazing show. There were more connected things than ever before, including wearables, smartwatches, connected cars, and connected home devices. There were almost too many devices to keep track of, but we did the hard work for you. We grunted it out on the show floor — all of them —to bring you the best of the best from CES 2015. There was lots of great competition...

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Zano is a swarm-capable autonomous mini drone controlled by your phone

Zano is a swarm-capable autonomous mini drone controlled by your phone

We're no strangers to smartphone-controlled flying machines around these parts, especially those of us who have wandered the halls of CES, but the folks at Zano are promising something wildly different form the current experience with their mini quadcopter. While most flying experiences with smartphones happen at a 1:1 ration, Zano wants to give smartphone owners the ability to control a swarm...

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Kubi 2.0 is all about quick setup and seamless telepresence

Kubi 2.0 is all about quick setup and seamless telepresence

It has been a bit since we last checked in on the folks at Revolve Robotics, and they have certainly been busy. The Kubi telepresence robot has been upgraded to version 2.0, and the upgrade is all about smoother software and a better connection experience. Since the experience is once again good enough to work during CES, it's clear there's a strong platform guiding this setup. As we learned...

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