Gadgets

Introducing Portal, the Turbocharged WiFi

  • 16/07/2016 at 15:20 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Portal RouterKickstarter campaign Portal is making the rounds this month. It promises a turbocharged WIFI router that can offering seamless HD video streaming, and non-lagging gameplay for serious media users.

Slow Wifi is becoming an increasing problem. With the issue of traffic causing slower loading times and difficulty in use, router manufacturers have failed to keep up with increasing demand.

Though speeds are improving on the cable end, there is no hardware that really fixes it from congestion. At least not until now.

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Make Your Home Smart With Knocki

  • 04/07/2016 at 23:28 by It's a Gadget Staff
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KnockiCan Knocki make your home smarter? The answer is yes, it can. Knocki is a smart device that turns any surface into a remote control. Smart devices for your home are still in the first stages of a revolution that will change how you interact with your living areas. What’s important with smart devices is ease of integration into your life, the lack of disruption to routine and a noticeable improvement in your life.

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Project Ara set to be released to consumers in 2017

Google Project AraGoogle are aiming to disrupt the smartphone game with Project Ara. Being announced some time ago before disappearing, Project Ara is back. This device will be a customizable smartphone. Google have been able to work through some of the issues and release a version for testing later this year. It is hoped that a version for consumers will be available next year.

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Google Home and the amazing power of Google Assistant

Google HomeGoogle announced a new device for your home, the Google Home. In short, the Google Home is a wifi connected speaker that appears to be a first generation personal assistant. Mario Queiroz, the executive behind the project. Queiroz was in charge of the Chromecast.

The Google Home is a competitor to Amazon’s Echo. For starters, it’s a speaker that’s always listening, can play music and can connect you to services like Google Assistant, Gmail, Google calendar, Google Play music and other Google Cast services (Such as Spotify). The device can communicate with a Chromecast to play music or stream video through your television.

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Meet Garmin Vivosmart HR+ Fitness Tracker

  • 21/05/2016 at 01:48 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Garmin Vivosmart HR PlusGarmin has upgraded their Vivosmart HR fitness tracker to the Viviosmart HR+. The difference between the two fitness trackers is a built-in GPS. Runners will be able to track their runs with accuracy. The running metrics that Garmin’s Forerunner watches (Such as the Forerunner 235 and the 630) will be available on the Vivosmart HR+. It’s not that much of an upgrade, but if you’re a runner or a walker looking for more information on your exercise, it’s a welcome addition.

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Pictar: a digital camera in a smartphone

  • 16/05/2016 at 00:11 by It's a Gadget Staff
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PictarSmartphones are becoming the primary way we use cameras today. But if you need something a little extra, Pictar has you covered. It is a piece of hardware you connect to your iPhone to take incredible pictures and videos.

It works by creating a full use camera out of a piece of outer hardware attaching to your iPhone. With Pictar you get the experience of a DSLR camera, with fully integrated features and special extras that make it something entirely different and new.

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OLO 3D Printer successfully raised $2.3 Million on Kickstarter

Olo 3D PrinterImagine being able to use your phone to print in 3D. That’s what the OLO 3D printer, found on Kickstarter, enables you to do. The process is simple on Android, iOS or Windows phones. Get the OLO, install the app on a smartphone with a flat screen and you’re ready to print.

The OLO 3D printer is usable for beginners or experts. It requires no specialist knowledge to create 3D prints. Cloud software is used to store your designs. Users are able to upload their designs, keep them private or share them with others. If you’re especially proud of your design, you can charge other users a small fee for its use.

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