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Posted on Jun 18 2014 - 6:12am by SlateAiro
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  Routers are physical devices that connect together numerous networks. Dedicated software allows the router to move data from one network to another. Routers can control the traffic of data. A router also acts as a default gateway. That is to say, once the router receives data from the user, it searches for the other computer that is to be communicated with...

Qleek is an interesting concept, where it allows you to turn on your favorite playlist or genre of music through the use of wooden blocks.  This is a very interesting idea dreamed up by Pierre-Rudolf Gerlach and a team of co-creators in Warsaw, Poland that is now pursuing funding through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Link here. When I first heard about Qleek I was a little skeptical. You see, it’s a music player that uses physical, wooden blocks called Tapps to activate digital playback. You want to listen to some Jazz? Find the...

Apple has released an iBook of what is commonly known as the Bible for App design for iOS. The electronic book has excellent features including notations and videos to improve the users experience and understanding of the many elements involved with designing a great app for the Apple iOS platform. Apple’s app design Bible, iOS Human Interface Guidelines, is now a free download from iTune’s iBookstore. The guidelines were only previously available through Apple’s Developer Portal, but now it’s free as a convenient iBook document...

Posted on May 24 2014 - 11:49am by Glenn
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There are a whole bunch of wireless cycling gadgets that you can add to your bike, to first give you some protection, but also to record what others around you are doing. Here are my impressions, after immersing myself in thisbudding ecosystem of sensors, apps and social networks: Wahoo Fitness RFLKT+ Monitor Wahoo Fitnesss RFLKT+ ($130) acts as a Bluetooth-paired second screen for the iPhone. Its...

Having a conversation, then loosing the mobile signal can be frustrating at the best of times. Now with developing new business ideas, that problem will be something of the past. In today’s business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen. A regular mobile phone—an unlocked model with the right SIM card, of course—is enough to keep you in touch around...

Wireless charging is a key to the future, something that the industry feels consumers would be more than happy to aquire.  This being said, it should not be to long before it is available. Wireless charging has become a common feature in high-end smartphones, but the technology is still in its infancy. Not only does it require the device to be within an inch or two of the emitter, the power output...

So you have no space where you live for your internet connection, and little space for your PC, so only options are a cupboard, so what do you do? My parents have an issue with their home Wi-Fi. The router is situated in a cupboard and this means reception is often patchy. However, I’d like to keep this location as there are also ethernet cables routed from the cupboard to other rooms. Is a wireless access point my best solution? Any recommendations? Thanks, Cupboard Love The good news is that there are several options open to you. Assuming...

  The popularity of wireless headphones is increasing day by day. Since it is much easier to use, without any wires getting tangled up into knots or getting in the way, it does seem like a better option than those that we have been using so far. Also, along with Kleer and Bluetooth, wireless headphones have become much more audible and are a preferable choice...

  De La Soul is spreading a lot of love to its fans. In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of its landmark debut, “3 Feet High and Rising,” the groundbreaking alternative hip-hop trio is offering a sweet Valentine’s Day gift: its entire discography for free. The group is allowing fans to download one, or all, of its albums via its official website. The...