World’s Smallest Magazine Cover
While there’s no shrink ray in existence as of yet, scientists are hard at work at making magazines available for us, just in case we ever get down to the micrometer scale. In fact, a laboratory in Switzerland has managed to print an image so small that you could fit over 2,000 of them onto a…
OK, Google Everywhere: Big Google Brother Is Listening
It’s not a myth that everyone uses Google all of the time. If you’re constantly using Google, then you’ll like the fact that it might soon be possible to access the “OK, Google” voice assistant feature from anywhere on your Android phone. Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/04/27/ok-google-everywhere-android/#ixzz30OasdraH
Xplore XC6 Rugged Tablet: It Will Last Longer Than You
I’m usually good about keeping my gear out of harm’s way, but in the last month, I smashed two smartphone screens. I guess it caught up with me, which is probably one of the reasons why a ruggedized tablet makes sense, if you’re always taking yours out and about. Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/04/24/xplore-xc6-dmsr-rugged-tablet/#ixzz304aLx2mo
Lytro Illum Camera Refocuses on the High End
When the first Lytro camera was announced, it looked pretty cute, but it was impractical because of its limited options. It was basically just a plaything. Now, however, Lytro wants to change this with the release of a camera designed for professional and prosumer shooters. Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/04/22/lytro-illum-camera/#ixzz2zjayVVvI
Dot View Case Hack for HTC One M8: Awesomesauce!
I’m all for retro gadgets, so I just love the Dot View Cover for the HTC One M8. It’s got a bunch of rows and columns of tiny dots through which notifications can be seen, in a retro 8-bit fashion – while also protecting the phone’s screen. Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/04/23/dot-view-case-htc-one-m8/#ixzz2zjacdwSs
Nike FuelBand About to Be Nixed?
Over the last few days, there have been reports indicating that Nike’s Digital Sports Division had laid off most of its staff. The division is responsible for the FuelBand, which seemed to be doing quite well, but in fact, apparently hasn’t really taken off. Read more @ Technabob
Ultimeyes App Aims to Give You Hawkeye Vision
It’s a fact that staring at screens of all kind will strain your vision. However, there’s a new app that’s available for iOS and Android, which is supposed to help improve it. Fact or fiction? Read more @ Technabob
LG Lucid 3: Affordable Droiding
I recently changed smartphones after I had lost mine whilst after dropping it from my motorcycle, consulting it for directions when I was stopped. A few cars drove over it, and I was surprised that it still worked with a completely shattered screen. Nevertheless, I was happily surprised when I no longer had to fight the autocorrect…
Facebook Nearby Friends Feature: Get Ready for Some Stalking!
Facebook is a powerful tool when it comes to connecting with people that you’ve met, as well as being arguably the most important social networking site on the planet. This can be both good and bad, and while I’m not sure if I want to share my location at all times on my timeline, I’m sure…
Hawkeye Crime Surveillance System: The Eye in the Sky
Many people are worried about the government being able to monitor whatever they are up to. Now, there is a new kind of system that will be able to surveil America’s cities from above – with incredible precision. And no, it’s not “The Machine” and it won’t acquire sentience anytime soon. Read more @ Technabob