Tag Archive: Systems


IP Cameras vs. Nest, Arlo and integrated systems: Which security ecosystem should you invest in?

Whether you want something simple or need a complicated whole-house system, there is a security camera that will work for you.

Home surveillance cameras are more popular than ever before. Whether you want cameras as part of a larger home security system, to use as a baby monitor or even to keep an eye on the pets while you’re at work, there are plenty of options available at just about every price point.

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Samsung’s Exynos processors to power Audi’s next-gen infotainment systems

You want high-end processors in everything, even your car.

Samsung doesn’t use its own Exynos processors in all of its phones and tablets, but it has struck a deal with Audi to start using its chips in its cars to power its next-generation infotainment systems. The announcement states that Samsung will be providing its “flagship” processors, which bodes well for the performance of in-dash applications.

While Audi has various other deals with chip makers to run  [Read More…]

Next generation home Wi-Fi systems will solve all of your home Wi-Fi problems

We have an ever growing need for better home Wi-Fi with our increasing demands we place on our home networks. Tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, speaker systems, iOT devices, security systems, computers and more depend on solid wireless connections. After doing a very generic survey of my friends and family, I learned that just about all of

Allo’s end-to-end encryption will be powered by Open Whisper Systems Signal Protocol

The end-to-end encryption that will be found in Google’s upcoming messaging app Allo will be powered by Open Whisper Systems Signal Protocol. Conversations that are held in Incognito mode will be fully encrypted, and disappear once you exit Incognito.

Very little was said during the original announcement about how the end-to-end encryption would work, or who Google partnered with to provide the security. From Open Whisper Systems announcement:

We’re excited to partner with Google on the private  [Read More…]

Tune into Amazon Prime Music on Denon HEOS wireless sound systems

You can now tune into your favorite tracks on Amazon Prime Music using your Denon HEOS wireless sound system. The two companies have partnered up to offer the music streaming service on said speakers via the official HEOS app on iOS, Android and Amazon Fire hardware. You’ll be able to access more than a million songs, as well as curated playlists and enjoy a great-sounding experience from the palm of their hand.

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Open Whisper Systems finally launches secure messaging app Signal for Android

Open Whisper Systems, the team behind the likes of Redphone and TextSecure, has released a new secure messaging app for Android. Called Signal, the app has finally made the jump to Android after being available for iOS for a number of months. Should you be a fan of the older apps aforementioned, you’ll enjoy Signal, which is essentially a combination of the two.

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Skully Systems taking pre-orders for Android-based motorcycle helmet

Skully Systems has started taking pre-orders, via Indigogo, for its Android-based motorcycle helmet, the Skully AR-1, with prices starting at a steep $ 1,399.

HP’s webOS joins Android in the land of open-source operating systems

webOS

Android just got a new friend in the open-source playground. HP today announced that the beloved-but-floundering mobile operating system will released to the open-source community.

“HP plans to continue to be active in the development and suppport of webOS,” the company said. Like the core Android OS, webOS will be made available under an open-source license.

Exactly what that means in regards to webOS as a competitor to Android? We’ll  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid 4 appears again, this time in Verizon internal systems

Motorola Droid 4

The Motorola Droid 4 has already been spotted in all its glory but there isn’t a whole lot of info out there when it comes to a release date. Its been speculated that it would be a while yet before you can head on down to a retail location and pick one up given the Motorola Droid 3 hasn’t been out all that long but we’re not so sure about that.

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Motorola Droid RAZR in Verizon systems, reminds us that it will be awesome

Droid RAZR

With all the Galaxy Nexus talk, it’s easy to forget that the Motorola Droid RAZR (check out our hands-on) will go up for pre-orders in just a few days.  Verizon hasn’t forgotten, and the RAZR is sitting pretty in the equipment infocenter so that everyone at Big Red can be ready to answer your questions about this new Motobeast.  With great specs (dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, Gorilla Glass and Super AMOLED  [Read More…]