Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Google has updated it's Google Search app to include voice instructions. I downloaded the app and clicked on the mic icon. I preceded to say "Movie's playing" and the app found local list of movie playing at my local theater must have location activated). Not all searches result in the voice talking. It sometimes just shows the Google search results without a word spoken. Also the recognition is not perfect. I said these three words "Engadget", "Gizmodo" and "Cnet". The first two results were correct but Cnet searched for seen it. The app works well but not all searches end up with the results I wanted. This can also can be said for Siri as well so nothing is perfect.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The home has been built in an alleyway in Poland's capital Warsaw and is just 3ft wide at its narrowest point and five at its widest.
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The SuperCar Bugatti Veyron SuperSport now tops 288MPH from the previous 359MPH. The new Super Car is rumored to do 0 to 62 mph time of 1.8 seconds. The carbon fiber construction allow it to be lighter than ever and the engine W16 producing 1600 hp.
Posted by nzomatrix at 9:51 AM
Scott Forstall refusal to sign on an apology regarding Apple Maps on iOS devices was the reason he was let go. Apparently he was known to have many enemies at Apple. Craig Federighi will replace Forstall in 2013 and will oversee both iOS and OSX.
Monday, October 29, 2012
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Friday, October 26, 2012
Oops it happen again but this time a Google employee left his Nexus prototype at a local bar. Jamin Barton found the phone at the bar and after talking to some people had people contact Google. Of course the security team wanted this to be swept under the rug so a guy named Brian Katz tried to retrieve. After going on a wild goose chase eventually Barton returned the phone to Katz and Google. The moral of the story is not to go to the bar with a prototype phone.
I went and preorder the iPad Mini at 3:35am and the white version was already listed as a 2 week delay. Only people who ordered exactly at 3:00am eastern time got the iPad Mini in white for launch date. In contrast the black version can still be shipped on November 2nd. The earliest I could get the white version was November 16th. I promptly canceled and ordered the black version.
via NBC News
Posted by nzomatrix at 8:03 PM
Goophone has announced the $99 Android Tablet GooPad Mini. The exterior looks exactly like the iPad Mini and has an iOS skin on top of Android 4.1. Other features include 1.4Ghz Dual Core processor, 1GB Ram, 8GB Storage, 2MP rear facing camera/.3MP front facing camera, and Aluminum body. This is a pretty impressive iPad Mini clone for only $99.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Huawei company has been getting a lot of flack from U.S. government about some worrisome issues. Huawei has offered the Australian government unfettered access to its source code and equipment in a bid to allay fears over security risks associated with the company and its products. John Lord who is the chairman of Huawei’s Australian business has chastised the company for not stepping up PR efforts to relieve doubt about the company.
via it proportal
Posted by nzomatrix at 10:22 AM
When a company advertises the most comfortable earbuds I want to review it. This is the Airbuds which is made to be earbuds for iphone. The Airbuds have a build in mic so you can make and receive calls and then switch to listening to music.
While the price of the earbuds is less than $40, the Airbuds feel very premium in quality. It starts with quality metal construction with memory foam inserts. The Airbuds include 3 Pairs of Fit-All Foam Tips for maximum comfort. The Sweat-resistant ear pieces allow you to take them to the gym while you workout. And the tangle resistant flat cable allows you to move around without getting all tangled up.
A review will be not complete without mentioning the sound quality of the earphones. The Airbuds deliver a clean crisp sound with a nice amount of bass. The Airbuds pair well with the iPhone 5 as it has a built in mic that you can use to make and receive calls. The memory foam ear tips do a good job of blocking out noise from your environment. The Airbuds would be great for traveling especially on long flights while you have your iPhone in hand.
In this Airbuds review I am convinced I may have found the most comfortable earbuds available. The Airbuds deliver in sound quality, build construction, and comfort. I no longer have to take break of listening to my favorite music because my Apple earbuds irritate my ears.
9.7 Out 10
Buy it now HERE
Posted by nzomatrix at 10:14 AM
Nuance is bringing a Siri like app to the Android platform with Dragon Mobile Assistant. A free release, Dragon Mobile Assistant allows users to make calls and text messages, set up calendar events or Facebook/Twitter updates, get navigation help, and more, all using their voice and natural spoke. Check out the video to see the app in action.
Posted by nzomatrix at 9:34 AM
Microsoft has started shipping it's Surface tablet ahead of it's Friday launch. The Surface Tablet is the new Windows RT tablet to hit the market. Early reviews have praised the hardware while criticising a lack of software.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Joshua Topolsky takes a look at the iPad Mini. Check out the full article here: http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/23/3540572/apple-new-ipad-mini-hands-on
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Amazon has the Xbox 360 Halo Limited Edition Bundle for the holidays. This limited edition bundle includes Custom Designed Console Custom Halo 4 Wireless Controllers with Blue LED lights and a D-pad 320GB HDD Halo 4 Standard Edition Game LIVE Token for exclusive Halo 4 downloadable content Wired Headset Custom sounds when the console is turned on and when the Eject button is pushed All for $349.99 + $10 Amazon Video Credit Preorder the Bundle now here Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 Bundle
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Monday, October 22, 2012
The Verge exclusive news is that the 32GB Nexus 7 will sell for $249 starting October 29th. The 16GB model will be reduced to $199. And the 8GB model will be phased out.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Macally has a Suction Cup Mount to use with your iPhone or iPod Touch for navigation purposes. This mount will allow you to use your Smartphone as a car GPS.
Key features include
- Supreme suction cup designed to provide strong adhesion even on the roughest roads
- Flexible design keeps your device in view within easy reach.
- Built-in arm lock switch to stay in your preferred angle
- Quick grip arm release button for easy installation and removal
- 360 degree rotating cradle holder lets you adjust viewing angle and turn to view vertically and horizontally
- Adjustable grip for various models of phones, iPhone, iPod, smartphones or GPS
Product Page HERE
NOCS has just launched its NS600 Crush Earphones and is considered a premium Apple Earbud alternative at a price tag of $150. The aluminum earbuds feature two speakers per ear, one more than previous versions. The NOCS NS600 can be considered a premium comfortable earbud for your Apple iPhone.
Product Page HERE
I purchased a Mac Mini and was looking for a small compact Bluetooth keyboard. I looked at alternatives but ending up getting the Apple Wireless Keyboard. The Apple Wireless Keyboard can be used with Mac, PC, iPads, iPhones and any other device that supports Bluetooth.
The Apple Wireless Keyboard is thin, light, and made of aluminum. The Bluetooth keyboard pairs well with almost anything I threw at it. The wireless keyboard allows me to roam the room. The keyboard has a solid feel it to it and the keystrokes are silent. The keyboard powers down when not in use and powers up when you start typing. The batteries last a long time using rechargeable AA batteries.
The Wireless Keyboard feels like typing on a laptop keyboard. It would be similar feel to the Macbook chicklet keyboard. I had no problem on typing on the keyboard and pairing it with my Mac Mini and new Ipad. The Keyboard uses only two AA batteries which I recommend rechargeable ones.
Although the price of the Apple Wireless Keyboard is a bit more expensive I would not hesitant to get this wonderful keyboard. It is a great keyboard to use with the Mac Mini as I type on my couch and view movies on my HDTV.
9.8 Out of 10
Buy it now here
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Nintendo has decided to drop the original Wii to $130 for the holiday season. In addition the Wii U is coming out soon so the price drop is with in reason. The bundle will include a black Wii, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. The bundle will be available starting October 28th. In addition it will include will also include a Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk controller.
via PC Mag
Posted by nzomatrix at 9:53 AM
For a moment Microsoft showed pricing of it's Surface tablet as a preorder only to have it removed a couple of minutes later. The pricing will start at $499 for the 32GB and go up to $699 for a 64GB version. Let's just say that the Windows 8 tablets will be an epic fail.
Posted by nzomatrix at 9:48 AM
Gangnam Style's Psy is hocking as many things as he can and the LG Uplus is the latest Psy endorsed product to hit Korea. The LG Uplus is offering up integrated Google TV set-top box with its television subscription service.
"New and existing LG Uplus subscribers can get the u+tv G starting today, bringing live TV and 50,000 on demand titles, now integrated with Google TV apps like Search, YouTube, Google Play and Chrome."
Monday, October 15, 2012
In a joint press conference, Softbank has purchase 70% of Sprint for $20.1 Billion dollars. The Japanese company is paying $12.1 billion for existing shares, with a further $8 billion for new shares that the network is issuing.
Posted by nzomatrix at 9:54 PM
The iPad Mini event might just have another mini device to announce. The Mac Mini might see an update in specs at the same event October 23rd according to 9To5Mac. The Mac Mini update will include two versions which is the consumer and server. And the Mac Mini will start shipping immediately after the event.
Posted by nzomatrix at 8:05 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Apple is deciding to move chip manufacturing from Samsung to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. The company wants to be less dependent with Samsung after the fallout with lawsuits accuses former friend now foe of patent infringement. TSMC will be making 20 nanometers which will power next gen devices. Samsung will continue to make chips until obligations are met and Apple transitions with TSMC.
Posted by nzomatrix at 6:41 AM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Toyota continues with recalls of 138,000 UK cars over power window issue. The issue at hand is over Power Window Master Switch and affects RAV4, Auris and Yaris models built between September 2006 and December 2008. The fault can result in the master switch, on the driver’s door to jam.
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This happens frequently as companies do not want to pay for hospital bills even in the U.S. Foxconn has warned Apple that if a person is severely injured in their factory, the person must travel 50 miles for an assessment or get cut off payments.
This new policy may have been made towards Zhang Tingzhen who was injured on the job. The guy was electrocuted while trying to fix a spotlight high up on the wall. Tingzhen fell 12 feet to the ground and had to have half of his brain removed in surgery. This had left him paralyzed and not fit for travel. If this policy holds true then Tingzhen will be cut from future hospital payments.
Posted by nzomatrix at 11:54 AM
Amazon has the Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX $50 + Free Shipping. You save 50% off the retail price. This is the top of the line flagship mouse from Logitech so hurry and buy one.
Buy it now here
Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX for PC and Mac
Posted by nzomatrix at 11:47 AM
Well it looks like October 16th announcement for the Apple ipad Mini is a no go with no invitations sent. So this time we have a new date of October 23rd when the iPad Mini event will happen. AllThingsD is reporting this latest development.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Amazon Inc just paid top dollar to own their Seattle Headquarters to the tune of 1 billion dollars. Paul Allen's Vulcan Real Estate was the company that put the space up for sale.
Posted by nzomatrix at 10:15 PM
The courts keep going back and forth in the case of Samsung vs Apple. The latest news is that the courts overturned a previous ban on Galaxy Nexus phones. Now the case will head back to California court for reconsideration in the near future.
Posted by nzomatrix at 3:41 PM
Want a fish that needs no feeding or cleaning then the Robo Fish by Zuru is the answer. This robotic fish costs a mere $14.99 if you live in New Zeeland. The Robo Fish replicates the real movement of real fish going up and down in a tank of water.
Posted by nzomatrix at 3:31 PM
The Obama administration warned that thousands of driving might not know their car has a Counterfeit airbags. The most at risk are people who had their airbags replaced in the last 3 years by a repair shop that is not from the dealership. It is recommended that you get your airbag check at your own expense if that is the case.
Posted by nzomatrix at 12:12 AM
Microsoft Windows 8 operating system will be a major upgrade from previous versions with it's touch metro UI being the focal point. When there is this much change you must teach people how to use everything. And that's why Microsoft is offering up videos to show how everything works in Windows 8.
Posted by nzomatrix at 12:08 AM
Even though they're reports that Lenovo over took HP as #1 PC maker, HP is still number 1 by a fraction of a point. Microsoft Windows 8 has hurt sales recently as companies are waiting for the new OS before making large purchases which can factor into poor sales across the board for PC makers.