Hands On With the New Raspberry Pi B+

Raspberry Pi

Not too long ago, we were proud to cover the new Raspberry Pi B+ announcement by the Raspberry Pi foundation. But what is this new Raspberry Pi really about? Earlier this week I ordered a brand new Raspberry Pi B+ to do a side-by-side comparison of the Raspberry Pi Model B and Raspberry Pi Model B+ to see if this board is worthy of the plus status. Summary For a brief list of whats...

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Blink aims for the security camera trifecta: wireless, affordable, and long-lasting

A new Kickstarter project, Blink, is mixing up the standard home security camera model by going truly wireless. There are plenty of home security systems out there with "wireless" cameras, but that wireless is only in the transmission of data — they still need to be wired up for power. Blink, however, is touted as having a year's worth of battery inside. And unlike other systems which hook...

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Review 17: Godzilla, Pacific Rim, and Kaiju!

Review 17: Godzilla, Pacific Rim, and Kaiju!

Review is like app or game coverage but for movie series, television shows, comic books, and other geeky entertainment. It's great stuff you can watch and enjoy on your phone, tablet, or connected TV! On this week's episode Dave, Georgia, and Rene are joined by Peter Cohen and Anthony Casella to talk Kaiju — giant Japanese monster movies! From Godzilla to Jurassic Park to Godzilla Cloverfield...

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Rachio Iro app update allows for even more ways to water your yard from anywhere

When we reviewed the Rachio Iro connected sprinkler system, we were pleasantly surprised with how well everything worked together and one of the highlights of the system was the app that made it all happen. It was intuitive and really covered all the basics needed to run the system but as always, there was some room for improvement as well because no system is perfect. Knowing that, the...

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You can now control your Tesla Model S using an Android Wear app

If you happen to be the lucky owner of a Tesla Model S and have been holding out hope for an Android Wear app to control it, you'll certainly want to check out the Tesla Command app for Android Wear. Android Developer Matthew Patience has come up with the app and while it only allows for some basic functions such as locking and unlocking the doors, opening and closing the sunroof and honking...

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Win a Pebble smartwatch and 16 skins from dbrand and Connectedly!

dbrand Pebble skins

Your wrist is naked! Keep reading to see how you can win a Pebble smartwatch to hide your shame. There are a lot of competitors on the market now, but Pebble still remains one of the most popular choices for those looking to venture into wearables. For those of you out there that might be looking at the Pebble, but maybe want a more customized look, there is a solution! You can now outfit...

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Spotify is now available on some Vizio smart TVs

Vizio M-Series

Vizio has today announced that Spotify is now available on select TV models. It's quite the move especially given the fact that Spotify is still pretty rare when it comes to the big screen with the likes of Xbox and PlayStation not supporting the music service yet. Vizio took to its official blog to confirm that Spotify will be coming to its VIA Plus enabled televisions. The only downside...

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Synchronized Philips Hue lighting hopes to bring the fright to watching Sharknado 2

As if the thought of watching Sharknado 2 wasn't scary enough an idea in itself, the movie's creator is pairing up with Philips to create an immersive experience by allowing you to pair the cinematic experience with Hue lighting to create a synchronized light track with the movie. Users who download the SyFy Sync app for iOS can bring the self-fright by getting the Philips Hue bulbs to pulse in...

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The Smart Keychain can store your files, check your email and locate your lost keys

Not everyone is buying into wearables just yet, so some companies are offering up some other options. One such new device is the Smart Keychain — a small flash drive that can also show you important emails and calendar events. It's not as robust as smartwatch would be, but it still gives some smart functionality to those who don't want to go overboard. Oh, and it will help you find your lost...

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Lenovo teams up with Vuzix to offer M100 Smart Glasses in China

Vuzix

Lenovo has teamed up with Vuzix and will soon be offering the M100 Smart Glasses in China. With sales beginning in September, Lenovo will begin marketing the connected eyewear as part of their New Business Development (NBD) brand. The M100 Smart Glasses feature voice recognition, mapping and various other cloud-based services. Expected to retail for around $1300USD, the M100 glasses will be...

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