Evolution Of Android's Sweet Names: From G1, Cupcake To Marshmallow
The original aim was for Android to be an advanced operating system for digital cameras, but seeing that there weren't too many cameras for Android to become a powerhouse OS, the founders tweaked their vision to develop smart mobile software that could ...
August 21, 2015
5 things to help you unplug this weekend
We've all had that feeling. The early morning groggy regret of staying up far too late playing Hearthstone, Facebooking or checking emails. The wistful sigh as we trawl through Instagram, looking at some beautiful person standing chopping wood against ...
August 7, 2015
VTech?? Wins Nine Prestigious National Parenting Publications Awards
Collect Sandy's friends (each sold separately), and they can switch clothes, wigs and accessories for more fun styles. The watch helps teach kids how to tell time by letting them choose between more than fifty 3D digital and analog displays. In ...
August 15, 2015
Sleepless in America: How Digital Devices Keep Us Up All Night
Danny Fulton gets into bed every night at 10 p.m., plenty of time for a solid eight hours of rest before his alarm goes off in the morning. But the 31-year-old —who's struggled to sleep all his life — almost never falls asleep before 3 a.m. Instead ...
June 24, 2015
The climate alarm clock will be seawater sloshing against your cheeks
Oh! What the…? Hey! We didn't realize we could get WET! The latest forecast is that we may be looking at a sea level rise of TEN FEET. In THIS CENTURY. Once again, though, we will turn over and go back to sleep. We'll just move to the higher bunk....
July 21, 2015
Scent Received, With a Tap of a Smartphone
Back when people communicated more often through physical letters, there was a strong market for perfumed stationery. One sniff, it is said, could bring a rush of memories or longings. Now communication is digital and instant. You can watch videos and ...
July 8, 2015
Trying to Win the Public's Trust With Autonomous Cars, at 120 MPH
For that, Audi has an in-car alarm clock: The repeating tone grows louder until the driver wakes. It will also have a facial recognition system that can tell if the driver is asleep. “At this point, substantial effort in the automotive community is ...
July 16, 2015
But that was not the way it was back in the day, when Android was nothing more than a fledgling company purchased by Google in 2005. Before Google's funny teaser videos hyping up the dessert-y names of its next Android iterations, before the... The original aim was for Android to be an advanced operating system for digital cameras, but seeing that there weren't too many cameras for Android to become a powerhouse OS, the founders tweaked their vision to develop smart mobile software that... When Google stepped in to take Android under its wing in 2005, the idea to keep Android an open platform remained. To this day, the tweak-ability of Android remains one of its strongest features-and also one of its weakest-as anyone with the knowledge to do so can do pretty much anything and everything with stock Android as they please. 3 and Android 0. 9 Beta (November 2007 to August 2008). Before Android was launched to the public as the sweet treats we know them today, Google took its own sweet time working on the platform as an emulator build made available only to developers.
Many New Year's resolutions have been made and broken, to swear off technology as we passionately declare ourselves over it. Becoming a neo-Luddite is actually quite appealing these days, but it's much harder to unplug in a wired world in which... If you hate the idea of unplugging completely or you're simply trying to cut down on screen time, here are a few alternatives to what to try when you're tired of tech:. You could try a 35mm camera on the cheap - Snappy Snaps still develop film on the high street or if you want something to suit your interior design ethos, plump for something a bit more sleek, like a Lomography camera. With multiple styles to suit, there'll be something to fit your aesthetic. Digital photographers beware: you'll need to brace yourself for a suddenly limited number of pictures per film with no do-overs and no preview. Turn your smartphone off and go retro How do we eschew technology completely when we have become so reliant on it to do basic things like waking up in the mornings. The morning after the night before will become much harder to bear as, bleary-eyed, we leave behind the normal routine: Wake up, browse emails, listen to music, watch some video. Unplug your consoles: Go sit in a park Console gaming takes up a fair bit of electricity.
/PRNewswire/ --Today VTech announced nine products received recognition from the celebrated National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) for the most innovative and creative products of the year. Kicking off the holiday awards season, FlipsiesSandy's House & Ocean Cruiser and Go. Go. Smart Animals Grow & Learn Farm led the honors with NAPPA Gold Awards. Smart Animals, a brand extension of the award-winning Go. Go. Smart line that included a 2015 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award winner, offers more ways for kids to go wild with learning through kid-friendly playsets and critters. NAPPA Silver Awards were given to the Kidizoom Action Cam, which has received numerous accolades this year and the Kidizoom Smartwatch DX, the newest generation of last year's runaway hit Kidizoom Smartwatch. VTech's addition to the baby doll aisle, Baby Amaze Learn to Talk & Read Baby Doll, earned a NAPPA Bronze Award. "We are extremely honored to receive NAPPA Awards recognizing so many of our new products at the start of the holiday awards season," said William To, President, VTech Electronics North America.
Feature: Handheld LCD Gaming Past And Present
Nintendo first hit the LCD game scene all the way back in 1980 with Ball ... to their combination of quality gaming and sensible-justification-of-purchase clock/alarm functionality. But just as Sega, Atari, SNK, NEC and others tried to compete with ...
August 31, 2015
Why the Tooth Fairy is the weakest link
At 6.25am my alarm clock started blaring its annoyingly tinny chimes and my ... If fantastical beings were all on a game show, she'd be the first contestant to go home. Unlike her competitors, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the poor Tooth Fairy has ...
August 27, 2015
Locrian announce brief East Coast tour, including stop at Hopscotch
For one thing, that’s the year that fem-punk superheroes Bikini Kill originally self-released their demo tape Revolution Girl Style Now ... CD, and “digital” (since that particular word meant “alarm clock” in 1991), this new 2015 version will ...
August 20, 2015
Volume review: Unadulterated, engaging Metal Gear-style stealth action
The way in which the game coaches ... Once the clock fills you're done for, but should you manage to evade the attack within the allotted time, you can regain cover. This disrupts the pursuer's patrol, meaning levels constantly adjust to your style of ...
August 17, 2015
Smartest Watch for Kids Gets Even Smarter with VTech®'s Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX
The Kidizoom Smartwatch DX also has more play value than ever before with 11 entertaining games kids ... show off their style when they choose from more than 50 strikingly fresh 3D clock faces offering fun animations, displayed in digital and analog ...
August 17, 2015
This retro alarm clock looks old-school but it’s actually digital and feature-packed
a bedside clock that retains the vintage design of alarm clocks past but packs a litany of digital conveniences. There’s no mistaking the Retro Clock Radio for a mechanical clock: a light-up digital display dominates its front, media and power ...
August 5, 2015
Today Show alarm clock app is a wake-up call
Lisa Wilkinson on the Today Show Alarm Clock app. The app also, conveniently, serves to get a purpose-built gateway to get NineMSN content and advertising into the hands of consumers literally from the second they wake up, taking users either to the latest ...
March 3, 2015