Tag Archive: System


Facebook Messenger revamps location sharing system

messenger-location-sharing-carouselFacebook is rolling out an improved version of location sharing in Facebook Messenger app. We had seen earlier that Messenger allowed location to be sent along with every chat message in the conversation. This was not such a useful feature as we could only know the general area from where the message was being sent and not the user’s actual location.

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Google announces new ‘Hands Free’ payment system, testing to begin later this year

Later this year Google will begin testing of another payment option, Hands Free, which will let customers pay with just their voice.

At Google I/O Google introduced Android Pay, the companies newest mobile payment system. It appears as though the company is also set to test yet another payment option, Hands Free. This new payment system will be tested out later this year, starting in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Grain Audio Packable Wireless Speaker System review

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recently had the pleasure of spending the holiday weekend with the Packable Wireless Speaker System, or PWS, from Grain Audio and am thoroughly impressed. If you’ve read my reviews in the past, you’ll know that I hold the Jabra Solemate (and its big brother, Max) to be the touchstone by which I measure all other Bluetooth speaker solutions. While I certainly won’t be dumping the Jabra (more on that, below), it’s safe to say that a worthy  [Read More…]

Save 25% today on this 3220mAh battery charging system for Galaxy Note 4

Made for the Note 4 power junkie, this OEM battery charging system keeps a spare battery prepped and ready for those desperate occasions when battery life is running thin while on the go. It includes an extra 3220mAh battery, spare battery charger and even a plastic case to store your extra battery in to keep it safe from wear. Yours today for $ 29.95!

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YouTube reportedly considering new ad-targeting system after failing to post profit in 2014

According to a new report today, Google is looking at implementing a new ad targeting-system for YouTube. The new system would seek to make YouTube more profitable after years of struggling to generate significant revenues.

Toyota won’t be using Android Auto in its US vehicles, favors its own system

Toyota has confirmed that it will not be adopting Google’s Android Auto inside its US vehicles. The automobile maker will instead stick with its own Entune system for its in-car technology plans.

Blossom wants to make your sprinkler system smarter

Everything wants to be smarter at CES this year, including sprinkler systems. If you have a sprinkler system connected to your home, you know that managing the included system takes a strangely significant chunk of time, unless you just leave everything on timers and let whatever happens next happen. Smarter sprinkler systems offer the ability to automate a lot of the scheduling and planning from maintaining a sprinkler system, and Blossom’s system for accomplishing this goal is one of  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear S and others plug into AT&T’s Digital Life connected home system

AT&T has announced at CES 2015 that they’re opening up their Digital Life home automation platform to partners, including Samsung, LG, Qualcomm, and Lutron. That means, for example, the Samsung Gear S fitness band could receive home security notifications, which Samsung is showing off as a prototype in Vegas this week.

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First look at the Parrot RNB6 in-dash system running Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Finally a 3rd party infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Parrot came to CES 2015 with more than anyone had expected. Instead of announcing a new quad-copter or a jumping vehicle, Parrot showed off an in-dash car infotainment system. This system, codenamed RNB6, is a lot more than any third party in-dash unit that you can install in your car.

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Syfy’s 12 Monkeys to sync up with your Hue lighting system

If you own some Philips Hue light bulbs, and plan to watch Syfy’s 12 Monkeys series when it premieres next month, then you’re in for a special treat. Using the Syfy Sync app, Hue owners will be able to sync their lights with episodes of 12 Monkeys, with the lighting changing at key moments in the program.

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