Five Back-to-School Essentials... for Dad!
Tablet/Phone for Alarm Purposes: Years ago, there was this thing called an "alarm clock" that one would have to place next to their bed in order to get up in the morning. I've had many over the years, from the wind-up variety to battery operated and ...
August 7, 2015
Gadgets: SanDisk's wireless flash drive upgrade, easy and inexpensive
As for the new model, it's still the size of a typical flash drive, has a power button and an internal battery good for up to 4.5-hours, which charges from most any USB port. While the original model had a slider to expose the In my world ...
July 29, 2015
IoT Promises and Dirty Little Lies
In this world, your alarm clock can wake you and send a signal to your coffee maker to brew your morning cup of Joe. Your smart car will check your calendar and As more smart offices and homes rely on sensors, the need for sustained power using ...
July 27, 2015
Sheridan Ontario Students Making Audible Hockey Puck For Blind Players
And the sound the puck emits has to work whether it's traveling down the ice, soaring through the air or at rest on the blue line. The internal buzzers emit tones that Vieira likens to the sound of an alarm clock, and are powered by a nine-volt ...
August 2, 2015
Alarm clock radio that you can take along
needing an additional outlet; 3.5 mm audio input jack to listen to music from your phone through the clock radio's speakers; included replaceable 3v lithium battery power back-up (time, date and alarm settings will automatically be restored after ...
March 29, 2015
Hands On With Amazon's Echo Speaker: Hey, This Thing Is Remarkably Smart
But beyond that—and presumably a few other Easter eggs I have yet to uncover—Alexa's vocabulary is limited to the Echo's relatively narrow scope of functionality: playing music and podcasts, setting alarms, reciting a weather forecast, querying the ...
June 25, 2015
Why you sleep through your iPhone's alarm
You can check how loud your alarm will be from the alarm settings screen. To do this, open up the Clock app and go to Alarm. Tap Edit in the upper left corner, and choose the alarm you want to check. Tap Sound and then tap the alarm tone you want to use....
March 31, 2015
Every time I sit down to pen one of these Back-to-School posts, I still find myself tripping over the fact that we're going to have a first grader and a pre-preschooler this year. Coffee: I'm a big coffee lover, but aside from me - this is fuel, people. Especially moving into Fall, you will see me rockin' one of my Contigo travel mugs on a daily basis. I brew it often, lately enjoying Jasmine Cain's Coffin Coffee (yes, that Monster Truck School Bus in these pictures is actually driving on a few grounds). With my habit for fast-growing facial hair and a tendency to be a scruffy-looking Nerf Herder, it's important to stay looking sharp for when I pick Little Finley up from preschool or hit the park with the girls. My 8" goatee already elicits a few "looks" here and there without adding the fully unshaven look into the mix. Music: The Deftones' "Back to School" always comes to mind first for me at this time of year - much in the same way that Alice Cooper's "School's Out" signals the end of the year. I've always got my own style of signature guitar picks on-hand (a couple in my pocket) for breaking out some six string jams on a regular basis, but new music is always key - and even though streaming is what's fashionable these days, I still...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering in an era where any imaginable device or “thing” can send or receive data without human intervention. This could include coffee makers, washing machines, cell phones, wearable devices or a heart monitor inside a human. In this world, your alarm clock can wake you and send a signal to your coffee maker to brew your morning cup of Joe. This is enabled through machine to machine communication using sensors. Experts deem machine data to be more reliable than human generated data. Machines don’t speed through data entry to get to their kid’s baseball game on time. Machines don’t have political agendas and they aren’t motivated to present data in a way that appeases bosses or stockholders. For this reason, the phrase most closely associated with IoT is “machines don’t lie”. Because machines can lie and they DO. . Three Dirty Little Lies Machines Tell Us. Machine deceptions aren’t personal or vindictive. Machine lies are rooted in the quality and structure of the data transmitted,.
After a stint as an invitation-only beta, the Echo — Amazon’s oddball voice assistant and Bluetooth loudspeaker for the home — is now available to anyone who’s willing to pay the $179. 99 asking price. We've already reviewed it , but in the eight months since it launched, the Echo has grown considerably with new capabilities, integrations, and connected home control. Several members of our staff have now set up Echoes in their homes. Chris Ziegler The foundation of the Echo is a ridiculously simple concept: it’s an always-on mic and speaker that connects to a cloud. ) And when I started using an Echo a few weeks ago, that’s exactly how we interacted — only very rarely, and mostly as a curiosity. At launch, Echo’s capabilities were relatively limited. it could play music off Amazon’s not-very-useful Prime streaming service, tell you about the weather, answer simple questions with answers readily available in Wikipedia or a calculator, and not much more. But the boundaries of Echo’s cloud-based brain are dynamic, and Amazon is scaling those boundaries very, very quickly — especially now that Echo is graduating from an invite-only beta to a product that anyone can buy. In recent weeks, for instance, Amazon has added Pandora integration and support for controlling some popular connected home devices.
7 unique Qi wireless charging accessories everyone should own
Let’s be honest: You probably haven’t had an alarm clock on your night stand since you purchased ... but that’s a small price to pay for the 10,400mAh battery that stores enough power to keep your phone charged for 3-4 days. If you own a car ...
August 12, 2015
Top back-to-school gear for the techie student
Yet, inside, there’s a K-CELL battery that charges all night. Eject the battery, and you can use it for backup power for your phone. The alarm clock even doubles as a speakerphone and plays normal FM radio. 4. XY Find It Location Tags ($60 for three ...
August 10, 2015
This retro alarm clock looks old-school but it’s actually digital and feature-packed
a feature that works in conjunction with the clock’s backup battery to keep alarms active through power surges. Related: Awesome alarm clock uses parametric speakers to wake you up without disturbing your partner But who, you might reasonably ask ...
August 4, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fix For Boot Up, Battery, and Power Problems [Part 5]
battery, and power problems anytime so don’t forget to give us your feedback or post your concern by using the link provided at the bottom of the page. Problem #1: Samsung Galaxy S5 unable to use alarm clock apps and no longer charging I can’t charge ...
July 31, 2015
Gallery View: GSM alarm systems app-, smart home-compatible
arm/disarm and battery status, messages and other settings. The unit has two sets of alarm clock functions. Ringing features are adjustable. With app software, the model can be operated and managed remotely, call the host or check bills on mobile phones.
July 30, 2015
Fancy being woken up by a stranger every morning? There’s an app for that
Similarly, if you’re wide awake and a user in New York needs to hear your charming British accent to get them moving, then you can serve as a human alarm clock too. There really seem to be few drawbacks, as numbers remain anonymous so it’s easy to hang ...
September 23, 2014
10 best alarm clocks
then it could be time to invest in a decent alarm clock – unlike relying on your phone, it will add interest to your room, the battery won’t die in the night and you can choose to wake up to radio or music. Whether you want something traditional or ...
June 4, 2014