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KickStarter Phree pen device can actually write anywhere

Phree Pen DeviceThe Phree is an interesting device that will probably be very useful to a lot of people. The Phree is a pen that can write on pretty much everything and input the data to a mobile device. So you can picture it, look at the armrest of your chair, get a pen and write.

Whatever you just wrote would be sent to you phone or tablet just like that. You could be at work, taking notes during a meeting without needing paper, at university and quickly want to jot down some advice without taking out your phone or laptop. If you need to get it written down right now, the Phree pretty much makes that possible via Bluetooth connection.

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Oculus Rift consumer version will be shipped in 2016

Facebook Oculus RiftDetails about the first commercial Oculus Rift virtual reality headset have finally hit the internet, with a tentative release date ending months of rumors and speculation.

The news comes via a tweet by VP of Product Nate Mitchell from his official account. “Extremely excited to announce that the Oculus Rift will be shipping Q1 2016! We can’t wait to get it in your hands,” it said, sending fans into a tailspin of excitement.

It will be the first time an Oculus Rift was released for user consumption, as past editions were purely for developers. While it was possible to buy an early release version to use with limited compatible games, only a percentage chose to invest before the final and user friendly product was launched.

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HDHomeRun DVR – Connecting television to computers

HDHomeRun DVRSiliconDust’s HDHomeRun DVR is a device that connects the television to PCs and other devices around the home, offers the ability to record and save live television to be watched on a different device (like a tablet or smartphone).

Technology is finding ways of connecting the home in different ways. Entertainment is something that is both shared and individual, and enjoyed at different times. Being able to connect TV to digital devices and run the connection simultaneously would be good for some families.

Computers end up in most rooms, where as in the past it was a television set. The Internet does have a lot of entertainment available, but some shows are first shown on television before making their way online. Or, with sports, they may be shown live on television without access being available online.

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Apple Watch app store is now live

Apple WatchApple’s Watch is to be released with a range of apps by developers who haven’t used an Apple Watch yet. For these developers, it is hard to know what makes a good Watch app, how an app should look, and what the app should aim to do. Simplicity is the current requirement, along with a list of guidelines from Apple on app development.

The Watch is a device no one has used yet, and so it’s unknown how people will end up using this technology. A few Watch app developers have said the best apps will give a small bit of information on the screen, prompting the user to move to their corresponding iPhone app for more detail.

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Endless – A smart desktop designed for the developing world

Endless Smart DesktopAround 5 billion people don’t have computers, a majority of the world. Endless was born from a thought on a trip to India, that a smart phone’s processor could run a desktop operating system. Smart phone processors are inexpensive and mobile. Using the mobile capabilities, Endless will enable anyone with access to a television to have a desktop PC to use.

The project is well thought out. The OS comes with pre-packaged apps that don’t require the internet to be used. For areas without a reliable internet service (Or with no internet at all.), the desktop can still be used. An app service will allow users to download apps in a click. The apps that come with the OS include topics like games, health, recipes, farming, healthy teeth, home how-to’s and others. Educational apps are also available with the device, such as Wikipedia, Khan Academy, academic curricula and educational games.

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Dell’s Venue 10 7000 Chases Education and Businesses

  • 11/04/2015 at 22:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Dell Venue 10 7000 Series TabletDell have released a new Android based tablet. The Venue 10 7000 is a 10-inch tablet that has a different shape to the traditionally flat designs. Google has given this device a Google Play for Education certification, with some models coming with education specific apps. Dell has attempted to create a tablet that plays as hard as it works. Office for Android will be offered to users and business data will be encrypted. The speakers are at the front in the cylinder, giving the tablet its usual shape.

The Venue 10 7000 has a interesting design but is over priced. For a base model without the keyboard, you’ll be set back $499, and $629 for the attachable keyboard. The keyboard has a strong backlight and quality trackpad. When attached, the keyboard can move 180 degrees around the tablet t give a range of angles.

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Meet Rocketbook, the Microwavable Notebook that save notes in the Cloud

Rocketbook NotebookUsing a pen to do a quick drawing is a lot easier than using a mouse or finger on a touch screen. A project worth knowing about for those who want to be able to digitize is the Rocketbook, currently an Indiegogo campaign.

The Rocketbook is a digitized notebook that allows users to write as they would on paper. Two sizes are available, a standard 8 ½ x 11 inches, 50 sheet version or the Rocketbook executive, which is 5.8 x 8.3 inches containing 70 sheets.

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