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‘O-Bow’ Laser Violin Is Sweet Music To The Ears

Laser Violin

A new laser violin designed by technology lecturer Dylan Menzies is sweet music to the ears even if it skirts the deep tradition of violin playing. Menzies uses specialized software and highly focused lasers to translate the positioning, speed, and motion of a traditional wood carved instrument and its bow. The laser violin technology uses… Read more »

Google Smartwatch Currently Being Created For Android

Google Smartwatch

A Google smartwatch is currently being developed by the search giant, according to several rumors that surfaced on Thursday. According to reports, the Google Android division is developing the smartwatch in order to ensure its compatibility with the company’s mobile OS. In comparison, Google Glass was developed by Google X Lab. News of the Google… Read more »

Apple iMacs Get VESA Mount Option

Apple iMacs Get VESA Mount Option

iMacs can now be ordered with a built-in VESA mount adapter that makes it easy to mount the all-in-one, super-thin computer flush on a wall or on an articulating arm. Apple displays and iMacs have been supported on the same type of L-shaped, aluminum pedestals since 2004 when they introduced a redesigned line of aluminum… Read more »

Google Glass Will Eventually Include Prescription Option

Google Glass

The Google Glass project will eventually include the option for prescription glasses. Google confirmed via the Google Glass G+ page on Tuesday that it would create a system for prescriptions to be fulfilled in future models. The Google Glass setup does not currently support prescription glasses. The company says it is rectifying that problem with… Read more »

TiVo Mini For Streaming Video Launches For $99.99

TiVO Mini Launches for $99.99

TiVo announced TiVo Mini today. For $99.99, the little extender box streams video from a TiVo Premier 4 or XL4/Elite DVR to another room in your home. TiVo Mini is 6.1-inches wide and 1.3-inches tall. It ships with the receiver, a TiVo remote (batteries included), power adapter, and a 6′ HDMI cable. “The TiVo Mini… Read more »

Google Chromebooks Provide New Vision Of Personal Computing

google-chromebook-pixel

Google Chromebooks provide a new approach to personal computing. Chromebooks may look and feel like traditional laptops, but they are a decidedly different product. Still, this has not stopped Google from taking on the personal computing industry head-on. With last week’s release of the Chromebook Pixel, Google has solidified its position as a third player… Read more »

Apple iPad Gets Its Own Oscars Commercial, Touts Movies And Technology

Apple iPad Oscars Commercial

The Apple iPad attempted to steal a little bit of Oscars spotlight on Sunday when the Cupertino, California based company showed off its newest iPad ad. The commercial features a film-themed homage based around the user interface found on the current generations of Apple’s popular tablet device. While the ad did a good job of… Read more »

Google Chromebook ‘Pixel’ Leaked In Hacked Video

Google Chromebook Pixel

The new Google Chromebook Pixel has been spotted in a newly leaked video. The newest offering from Google is expected to feature a 2560×1700 resolution display with multi-touch. As the name suggests the notebook will also feature Google’s Chrome OS. Google has given the device the clever tagline: “Designed by Google. Down to the last… Read more »

New Grammar Pen Vibrates With Every Error You Make

New Grammar Pen Vibrates With Every Error You Make

A new grammar pen has been designed that can identify errors in spelling or letter formation in real-time. The pen, which delivers a warning vibration to the writer’s hand every time a mistake is spotted, is intended to help kids write more accurately and quickly. The grammar pen features two functions: Calligraphy Mode, which can… Read more »

Nokia Tablet Might Feature Android, Claims Elop

Stephen Elop - Nokia Android Tablets

Could a Nokia Android tablet be on the way? According to CEO Stephen Elop, the company is currently developing both Android and Windows tablets. While Elop admits that Windows is still the company’s OS of choice, the possibility of an Android based tablet marks a turning point for the struggling mobile device manufacturer. In an… Read more »

Apple Mac Pro Sales Being Discontinued In Europe

Apple Mac Pro European Discontinuation

Current versions of the Apple Mac Pro will be discontinued in Europe in order to satisfy new stringent guidelines for production. According to 9to5Mac, the device is not being removed from sales channels because of market appeal but rather because existing models do not comply with consumer electronics standards set forth by new European rules… Read more »

Apple iPad 128GB Announced, Goes On Sale February 5

Apple 128GB iPad

Apple on Tuesday officially announced the upcoming release of the iPad 128GB. The new memory capacity will be offered via Apple’s fourth generation model. The Cupertino, California company will offer the new iPad in both Wi-Fi only ($799) and Wi-Fi + Cellular ($929) models. The new memory options will also feature black and white model… Read more »

Pebble Smartwatch Starts Shipping, Many Orders And iOS App Delayed

Pebble Smartwatch

The Kickstarter fueled Pebble smartwatch has finally begun to ship but not without a set of possible delays and a bit of shipping confusion. The watch will arrive late to some customers because of issues with “documentation at the airport,” and the team notes that other delays could be caused by address confirmation e-mail issues…. Read more »

Apple iPads And Free Engraving Promoted For Valentine’s Day

Apple Valentines Day Offer

Apple is offering free shipping, free engraving, and discounted iPad accessories as part of the company’s push to reel in the Valentine’s Day shopping crowd. On Tuesday, Apple launched a special Valentine’s Day promotion on its website. The promotion focuses on iPad and iPad mini gift ideas alongside a wide assortment of accessory categories for… Read more »

Microsoft’s Surface Windows 8 Pro Going On Sale February 9

Microsoft Surface 8 Pro Tablet

The Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet will go on sale February 9. The new tablet adds a full version of the Windows 8 platform to Microsoft’s struggling tablet line. The new tablet will go on sale in both the United States and Canada. While the Surface RT was focused squarely on the tablet market,… Read more »