HBO announces streaming service for 2015, without cable subscription

HBO LogoHBO has announced official plans for launching a web only streaming option for people who want access to their premium content, without paying for a cable subscription to get it.

We all know that people who want to watch shows from networks they aren’t subscribed with will find a way. But the sheer number of people who choose to do so is causing a certain shakeup in the cable community as a whole.

True, there are still plenty of people who subscribe to cable. But with services like Netflix rising to prominence (and now providing their own produced shows that are highly regarded and acclaimed), cable networks have no choice but to start taking notice.

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Scientists are working to create 2-minute Li-Ion charging batteries

  • 14/10/2014 at 17:32 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Girl PhoneScientists at the Singapore based Nanyang Technology University have made a next step breakthrough in battery technology. They have created batteries that can recharge to 70% in just two minutes, and which last an estimated twenty years before degrading.

As devices of all types become increasingly more sophisticated, an problem plagues the consumer technology industry: how can they be powered? One of the biggest complaints from smartphone users, for example, is the short battery life, and how often they have to be charged. A more recent call for batteries in electric vehicles, which offer a real alternative to gas guzzling models, has been heard across the world. Which is where this latest project was based.

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AMPY Kickstarter promises green energy alternative to mobile device charging

AMPY Green Mobile ChargerA new Kickstarter product called AMPY is bringing a method of charging your smartphone through green energy right into the hands of consumers. It is a small, wearable device that charges smartphones, wearables and more by harnessing the power of your movement.

In the three minute video introducing AMPY, the creators claim that those who live in cities, and so walk more, could get up to three hours of charge from those movements. It is even more if you workout, hike, run, ride a bike, dance, due martial arts, or anything else.

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Google X allegedly working on ‘puzzle piece’ mega screens

  • 03/10/2014 at 22:33 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

GoogleGoogle’s ever intriguing secretive operations department, Google X, is allegedly working on giant screens that are made up of smaller ones, which can be connected together to form different sized displays.

People inside of the top secret project say that the idea is to provide small screens that can be built into different sizes and shapes. Once they have been combined into a single screen of the dimensions needed, the image will be seamless and perfectly synced, forming a mega display that can be used for various forms of media.

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The future is here: Darma introduces us to smart sitting technology

  • 02/10/2014 at 23:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Darma Smart Sitting TechnologyA new Kickstarter project is aiming to change the way we sit. They are doing this through the application of a new level of health related technology…smart sitting technology.

Darma is a rather simple concept: a cushion you put on your desk chair tells you when to correct your posture, do specific stretches to ease tension due to how you normally sit, and alerts you when you should get up and move around.

Through these tactics (which are commonly suggested ones for overall health) you should be able to improve your overall spinal alignment, lessen strain on the neck and shoulders, eliminate seating related pain, and live a less sedentary lifestyle.

How does it work?

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Facebook reintroduces Atlas, with a new focus for “people based marketing”

  • 29/09/2014 at 22:22 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Facebook is ClutteredFacebook has announced that they will be rolling out new changes to Atlas, and reintroducing it with a new focus. According to their press release, this new focus will be on “people based marketing”, as multi-device advertising becomes harder thanks to the falling popularity of cookies.

The social network is not new to marketing by a long shot. Their platform is one of the biggest for advertisers, especially big ones that have a rather wide gaping leg up on smaller advertisers who have to maintain a smaller budget.

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Kickstarter Notion project offers home intelligence in a small package

  • 23/09/2014 at 22:03 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

KickStarter Notion SystemA new Kickstarter campaign is offering what they call “home intelligence” from a very tiny sensor. The Notion provides information to your smartphone from a number of different household risks, all from a small electrical disk.

The Notion is an all-in-one home security device. It works by sticking a disk to different areas within your home, and then monitoring it when you are out for the day, on vacation, or still in the house.

It operates through two separate parts. First is a small “hub”, a square piece of equipment that connects the Notion (or multiple Notion disks) to your WiFi and centralizes its services to the area around your home. The second part is the actual Notion disk, which can be placed anywhere.

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