Sony teams with Spotify for new PlayStation Music service

Sony teams with Spotify for new streaming service to replace Music Unlimited

Sony is teaming up with Spotify to launch PlayStation Music, a new streaming music service coming in spring 2015. The service will replace Music Unlimited, which will shut down everywhere that it is currently available on March 29, 2015. Beginning Feb. 28, current active Music Unlimited subscribers will get free access to the service until its closure. Users will be able to link their...

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Basis Peak fitness tracker now shows notifications from Android and iOS devices

Basis Peak fitness tracker

Intel-owned Basis has rolled out a firmware update for its Peak fitness tracker through which allows the wearable device to display incoming notifications from an Android or iOS smartphone. The latest firmware, 1.8.15, brings text, calls and other notifications to the Peak, with users alerted to the notification with a vibration. The fitness tracker will have the notification visible for...

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Misfit will soon let you control your Nest and more right from your wrist

Misfit announces new integrations to let you control your home from your fitness tracker

Misfit has announced that a number of integrations are coming to their Flash and Shine fitness monitors. These new integrations and will allow you to control several apps and pieces of smart hardware, such as connected home appliances, from your wrist. Integrations include the ability to start and stop a Spotify playlist just a double tap on the Flash, for instance, or connect with your Nest...

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Lockitron Bolt smart lock

Lockitron has started taking pre-orders for its new $99 smart lock, the Bolt. This is the second such smart deadbolt from Lockiton; the first version was crowdfunded in 2012, but the company got hit with production problems that kept it from fulfilling the majority of its backer orders. Lockitron admitted to those problems in announcing the Bolt today, stating that "we knew that without...

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Old square Dropcams will stop working soon, but they'll replace it with a new on for free

We've got some good news and some bad news for you Dropcam owners out there. If you own one of the older Original or Echo models, the bad news is you won't be able to use it for much longer. The good news is that the company is going to make it up by sending you a new one for free. Dropcam, which is now under Google's wing, explained the decision to stop supporting its original and Echo...

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Domino's Pizza Tracker comes to Samsung Smart TVs

Just in time for the Super Bowl XLIX on this coming Sunday, February 1st, Domino's Pizza has launched their pizza tracker widget onto Samsung Smart TVs. The feature, which will be available to owners of 2014-or-newer Samsung Smart TVs, overlays Domino's pizza-assembly-and-delivery-status tracker onto the bottom of the screen, keeping you apprised of the progress of your pizza from initial...

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How to add your Cree Connected bulb to a Hue hub

How to add your Cree Connected bulb to a Hue hub

The folks at Cree dropped the first bulb in their new Connected line this week at Home Depot, and as we said in our hands on if you're looking for cheap bulbs to add to your connected home these are the way to go. Rather than bind themselves to a single kind of connecte hub, Cree Connected bulbs work with any ZigBee hub. You wouldn't know that by looking at the box, however, since the only...

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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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