One thing that we can't seem to escape anymore is home automation, I mean, who would want to? Smart phones have given normal people so much more control over their life that they've never had before. As a result, it's given the historic dwelling known as your home a chance to start catching up! Some of these have a steep price still, but as this kind of technology becomes more common place and competitive in the market, I think we'll start to see even more capable devices and lower prices. I wanted to take a look at some of the ways you can make your home a little smarter, save some time, save some money, and in some cases, gain some peace of mind.
We always like to make sure we're taking a look at the newest stuff to hit the market so you don't miss anything, and every now and then, we like to make sure we're showing you the stuff that hasn't even gotten the chance to get that far! Here's a look at some of the Up n Coming from Kickstarter that we think are worth keeping an eye out for!
One thing that's always had an interest with me was finding out what it'd take to set up my own home surveillance system? I don't live in a terrible area, but crime isn't unheard of either. A security system can be confusing and not easily understood. Some may be intimidated by its price tag, but there are some companies like LaView™ that offers inexpensive DIY kits. When it's all said and done, there isn't much more evidence beyond the fact that getting someone caught on camera is priceless, as opposed to just sounding an alarm for a home intruder. A home surveillance system has the ability to document and prove someone was there, which could potentially lead to an arrest. This is why today we're going to take a closer look at the LaView™ CUBE series 8 Channel Complete Security System, LV-KD5184C-G5.
Two things that drive my life are music and technology, so I'm always pretty happy to see things that start to combine the two of them. Today I wanted to take a look at the Xtream H3 Bluetooth Headphones from Adesso. Designed to store in a compact form, these over ear phones are going to be put to the test!
There's a lot that goes into choosing the components when you're building your own multi-copter, as we saw in our last article outlining the components. Now that we're ready to start building, we run into a whole new set of challenges. We have to make sure everything works together!
This doesn't show us any game play, but man, it definitely gets us psyched to see some of these familiar faces...
Probably one of the coolest videos coming at us from Blizzard, again. Just announced recently, I'm looking forward to seeing this one come forward. Hopefully the timeline stays strong and this doesn't become another ultra delayed release, or even a dead project at some point.
If you're like me, everything StarCraft related is big news. Heart of the Swarm is the expansion pack to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, and has an expected release date of March 12, 2013. This expansion plays the role of the Zerg mainly through the eyes of Kerrigan.
More and more, it's hard to go anywhere without seeing the word Bluetooth plastered up everywhere. From headsets to cars, it's pretty much everywhere, but honestly, that's because of the convenience and simplicity it offers. The most frequently sought after Bluetooth technology that we see growing non-stop are speakers. Today we'll be looking at one set of Bluetooth speakers, with a bit of added functionality, the Xtream S3 from Adesso.
Not that any of us have a hard time with keeping under the speed limit, having a decent radar detector can give us a little extra peace of mind. What's even more interesting is seeing it paired with smart phones for more on the spot use of that reporting. Today we'll be checking out the iRadar, a police radar detector that runs in parallel with their app, creating a community reporting system.
On a mission to build a quad-copter, I'm documenting EVERYTHING, and sharing the experience with you. There's a lot to take in, but it certainly isn't anything too big for any of us. Take a look at the first part of our series as we give an overview of the components.
We're always looking to bring you the best and the latest out there, and one place we can never overlook is Kickstarter. Check out this week's preview into some augmented reality glasses, laser engraving, and quick and mobile podcasting!
I've been working with computers for well over a decade, everything from building them to programming them. I'll always push for power, but there's not too many things I get as picky over as the mouse. Even though this doesn't affect performance in any straight forward way, it'll get more direct usage than nearly anything else. Today we'll be taking a look at the Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse.
One thing I never leave home without is a nice pair of headphones. I'm probably a little more picky about my choices in headphones than most people too, and not because of any professional career, but because when I put them on, it's usually for eight hours at a time. Today we'll be taking a look at the Solid Bass over-ear headphones from Audio-Technica.
One thing I really look forward to is being able to kick back for a few and do some gaming. Keeping things comfortable and getting better sound and a feel for the game are all what we want. So that's why we wanted to take a really close look at the Pulse BoomChair, a wireless gaming chair.
One thing that I'm a huge fan of is anything that's green. Obviously green technology doesn't always make sense, because it can have some steep prices at times, but honestly, it's a great move for a number of reasons. Today I'll be taking a look at the JOOS Orange Solar Charger. The JOOS Orange is a portable solar charger with its own internal battery, so you should be able to get the most use out of this one.
Bluetooth is just the way to go these days right? Connecting you to everything but without the cord, it's hard to find the downsides to a lot of Bluetooth devices. That's why we'll be taking a look at the Sharkk Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, giving you the power to stream your music anywhere you go.
New Years Eve is just a day away, and odds are you won't have to look hard to find some empty bottles, so why not set 2014 into a more productive note? Today we're going to be taking a look at something pretty cool that'll help you keep things far more interesting looking, the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter. This is a DIY tool to take your pile of empties and turn them into glasses, hanging light shades, or anything else you can think of.
This is one thing that everyone thinks is cool, adding USB to your existing power outlets. Everything runs on USB these days, everything... Walk though my house or probably 90% of all the homes out there and you'll find outlets dedicated to charging stations. So the natural solution should be adding some USB outlets. There are a lot of different USB Power Outlets out there that all come with slightly different layouts, but a lot of them offer normal power outlets and two USB ports.
Different from spinning generators or solar generators, the Genneo charges from natural human movement, so it quietly charges up as you walk or run. You don’t need to set it up in the sun, or turn a crank, or even think about it. The G3000 generates power through movement, specifically by bouncing it. Slipping it in a cargo pocket or in a backpack would make for the ideal location for it.