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JAMSTIK – The World’s First Smart Guitar

JAMSTIK – The World’s First Smart Guitar

Playing a guitar has its own charm. For those of you agree with this notion, no further explanation is required and for those who don’t, well no explanation is possible. Through the years and countless generations, the love for this remarkable musical instrument has grown further and further. Guitars come in many different variants that include your ever green acoustic, bass or the bone chilling electric guitar to name a few. Today we are going to tell you about a new addition to the guitar family which comes with a little touch of smart technology attached to it. Introducing the JamStik+ smart guitar, this is technically a plastic guitar neck with real strings.  Tugging on those strings won’t produce any of that great sound you’re used to on their own, though — you plug this baby into a MIDI interface or your smartphone with the JamStik app for Android and you’re ready to jam away. The JamStik+ works wirelessly with your devices using Bluetooth. It comes with an interactive guitar lesson app series and works with a multitude of other music apps, so everyone from beginners to pros can just play. The JamStik+ comes with 4 free apps, a guitar strap, 2 guitar picks and a rechargeable battery. Amazon is currently offering the guitar for $299 so those of you who are interested in having a few jamming sessions at your place should grab one...

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VIZIO announce new range of 4K displays with built in Google Cast support

VIZIO announce new range of 4K displays with built in Google Cast support

VIZIO, the maker of some of the top selling UHD TVs as well as being America’s #1 Sound Bar Company have announced their new range of M – Series line of 4K televisions based on VIZIO’s “SmartCast” technology with Google Cast built-in.  The company is offering a wide range of models to choose from with sizes ranging between 50” to 80” and prices ranging from $849.99 to $3,999. The televisions come with a 6” Android Tablet which acts as a remote and at the same time can be used to cast rich content onto the screen. The TV’s also support other Android and iOS devices so that shouldn’t be an issue. Currently there are more than a 1000 apps on the Google Play Store that support the new cast feature with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify among some of the leading names in most households. One important thing to know here is that these devices do not have a built in TV tuner which means you won’t be able to watch your local cable channels on it. Here’s the complete list for you to choose from VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 50″ | $849.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 55″ | $999.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 60″ | $1,249.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 65″ | $1,499.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 70″ | $1,999.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 80″ | $3,999.99 Well this is just a small glimpse of what the future has in store for televisions and with time, people will eventually start adapting new ways of watching their favorite shows from the traditional channel switching that we usually do while watching cable TV. Are you guys interested in getting one of these cool new devices anytime soon? Let us know in the comments...

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Google and Levi’s to launch the Commuter X Jacquard Smart Jacket

Google and Levi’s to launch the Commuter X Jacquard Smart Jacket

There is no denying the fact that Google and innovation go hand in hand. With that said, the world’s largest online search giants have yet again come up with something different this time around as well. The recently concluded Google I/O is an annual platform that showcases what the future (and Google) holds in store for us. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects division (ATAP) made a bunch of cool announcements including the much awaited Project Ara (arriving in 2017), Project Soli and Project Jacquard, ATAP’s touch – sensitive fabric project. Speaking at the event, Google’s Technical Program lead Dr. Ivan Poupyrev, who is also currently heading the ATAP division announced a new collaboration with Levi’s to launch their famous Commuter jacket with the new technology built inside. Using sensors weaved into the fabric, Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket connects to a user’s phone and allows them to interact with it by touching a specific portion of the sleeve. Functions include answering/rejecting calls, as well as integration with services like Spotify, Google Maps and Strava. Google also plans on releasing APIs that will open the gateway for more developers in the future. As far as the jacket’s durability is concerned, Poupyrev says you can handle it like any other jacket; you just need to make sure to remove the Bluetooth chip on the sleeve’s button loop before washing. Levi’s Commuter X jacket with Project Jacquard is expected to launch their beta this fall while the worldwide launch will be sometime in spring 2017. We’ll keep you guys posted on any further developments. So what do you guys think about this new “smart” fashion apparel? Would it be another addition to your...

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Google and Maserati announce World’s First Android Car

Google and Maserati announce World’s First Android Car

When Google first announced Android Auto back in 2014 at Google I/O, it started creating a lot of enthusiasm amongst car owners worldwide. Two years down the line, drivers today can easily access the fascinating world of Android running on compatible vehicles that interface with the Android Auto app. As always, Google is once again creating major strides this year at the ongoing Google I/O 2016 developer’s conference in California with a bunch of new and exciting announcements. The company announced the world’s first Android car in collaboration with Maserati, one of the world’s most luxurious car manufacturers. Even though this is just an initial concept, we do get a fair idea of what we could expect from Android Auto in the future. Android Auto currently works in sync with the supported apps at the same time mirroring them onto the car’s mounted display. The Maserati on the other hand is running Android natively without the need of syncing it with secondary devices like a smartphone or tablet. The dashboard comprises of a huge 4K display which not only acts as your infotainment hub, but it also allows you to operate core vehicle functionality thanks to new APIs and features recently announced with Google’s upcoming (yet to be named) OS, Android N. That means the same screen from which you’ve grown accustomed to playing music, making calls, and controlling navigation will now let you set your car’s air conditioning and seat warmers. This particular car actually has seat vibrators, controllable directly from the dash screen. The bottom of the screen shows 5 primary buttons: Navigation Phone Home Screen Audio/Multimedia System Apps The home screen shows a stream of relevant content on large, easily scrollable cards such as recent calls, possible destinations, and other bits of information you’re likely to want to see. And ofcourse you’ll have access to Android Auto optimized apps such as Pocketcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora. The experience looks brilliant on the huge 13-inch display, especially the big and bold maps while navigating. It’s all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 828 chipset, including the 720p display found behind the steering wheel. As mentioned earlier, the new Android Auto car integration is still in its early stages and there aren’t any consumer-ready vehicles that have been announced as yet. We do expect to hear more from Google in the months to come and hope for more compatible models sometime in 2017. What are your thoughts on Android Auto’s new features? We would love to hear your views in the comments below. Cheers!!                                   Source:...

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Huawei Smart Watch boasts to have more than 40+ Watch Faces

Huawei Smart Watch boasts to have more than 40+ Watch Faces

The Huawei Watch has made its place among the smartwatch greats such as the Moto 360, the LG Urbane 2 and so on. It offers an array of watch faces, feels like a premium watch and is just a cool gadget to wear. Thanks to Android Wear Marshmallow (Android 6.0.1), the watch has received a bunch of enhancements, including improvement in battery life. Huawei just released a press release stating that the Huawei Smartwatch has more than 40 stock watch  faces available to use. That is an impressive amount, but would you use all of them? What is your favorite Android Wear smartwatch? Do let us know! Huawei Smart Watch offers more than 40+ Dial Faces There are a number of technology manufacturers in the market that produce a large variety of smart products, including the-wearable. Among these high quality products, Huawei wearable taking lead with respect to the innovative ideas of designing, best quality and above all stunning displays. These are the essential requirements of the markets that can never be overlooked by the manufacturers. The Huawei Watch is the best wearable that offers an experience of a whole new level after the update of Marshmallow. This will certainly go to keep the watch in a strong position to sway over the market for an even longer period. On the contrary, other competitors could not consider this as a better option with their products. Smart watches by Huawei have the distinct qualities to allure the customer market, i.e. wide array of stylish looks and designs, manufactured with innovative approach and best display features. But the most amazing of these are the recently introduced concept of 40 plus dial faces in a single Huawei smart watch. It is truly amazing to have a watch of which one can change the dial face and not only the color of the dial. Apart from the updates, Huawei wearable are perfectly designed with a variety of designs and styles, so one can freely choose among these according to their taste or style. Huawei wearable, also, offer the ladies version exclusively. Again, Huawei is the only technology manufacturer to bring the smart watch for women; otherwise the rest of the market has no such approach to serve the feminine customers. Moreover, the large range of Huawei products vary in leather or chain strips, stainless steel body, gorgeous designs and classical black leather watch. Another aspect considered eagerly by the company is to come up with the products that do not get outdated within a short span of 1 year. And for this Huawei has already joint ventured with Google recently. The idea behind this is to provide latest...

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Turn your skin into a smartwatch touch screen with SkinTrack

Turn your skin into a smartwatch touch screen with SkinTrack

Since the last few years, smart devices (of various shapes and sizes) have been on a rise especially smart watches that have created a lot of waves in recent times. Companies such as Samsung, Apple, Motorola, Huawei and LG to name a few are constantly involved in enhancing the core functionality and features of these little gadgets who’s proper utility still needs to be ascertained. Being a smart watch user myself, the one issue that tends to nag me is the small screen size which sometimes makes navigation slightly difficult as there is not a lot of room for swiping around like on a smart phone. Things are about to change though thanks to a research group at Carnegie Mellon University who have come up with a unique idea that lets users utilize their skins as a secondary touch display. Confused? Amazed? The team is currently working on a new found technology called “SkinTrack” which as the name suggests, allows users to use their skin as a secondary touch screen. The sensors are embedded inside a signal emitting ring on your finger along with four tiny electrodes in the watchband. When your finger makes contact with your watch-wearing arm, the electrodes detect the distance away from the watch. SkinTrack not only detects simple taps and swipes, but also continuous drawing. Another handy feature is the option to use various navigational shortcuts on your arm and hands. You can drag apps off the watch screen and pin them to yourself. It’s also possible to draw letters on your hand to open up apps. Simple gestures for example can include “N” for news, “S” for activating silent mode, “A” for accessing the address book etc.  The technology is still in its early stages but has most certainly paved the pathway for what the future has in store for smart watches. Check out the video to have a better understanding of how this prototype actually works and do share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Cheers !!                                         Source:...

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