Just like almost everyone in the technology world and beyond, I spent time watching the liveblog of the Apple Watch event a few days ago. First things first, the new 12″ MacBook looks great. It fits in great with the current product line, and it will be a great replacement for my MacBook Pro 17, when combined with an iMac 27 Retina.
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Plenty of phones comes with bloatware, but most of the time, manufacturers tend to limit the scope of these and won’t include malware. Well, the Chinese seem to have taken it up a notch, and will deliver you a phone that comes standard with malware!
Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/06/19/chinese-star-n9500-phone-malware/#ixzz36PTioKpQ
I seem to remember there being some bone conduction headphones on the market a few years back, but these are the first that I’ve come across in a while. These headphones look like an interesting middle ground between headphones and earphones.
Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/06/19/damson-bone-conduction-headphones/#ixzz36PT6uuK9
Apparently, anything that’s made out of wood is good. This is also true of Tokyoflash’s new watch, which appears to be encased completely in wood. It’s all rustic, and ready to go camping!
Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/05/07/tokyoflash-kisai-night-vision-wood-watch/#ixzz3517g46km
3D printers are becoming quite popular, and there seems to be no end in sight about the things that they can output. However, this is the first time I’ve heard anything about one that can print makeup.
Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/05/08/mink-3d-makeup-printer/#ixzz3517PnA1e
Choosing the right paint color for rooms in your pad isn’t always easy, because colors do look slightly different when they are actually on walls, and it’s especially hard to get an idea from a few little paint swatches. That’s one of the reasons why this new app might work really well. It lets you visualize how your walls would look with any kind of paint.
Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/05/15/tappainter-augmented-reality-paint-app/#ixzz35178rNxy
Carbon fiber is a wondrous material, and I’d love to have it all over my tech, but it can get expensive quickly. That’s one of the reasons why a new company has decided to make this durable material available in cases and wallets.
Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/05/15/common-fibers-carbon-fiber-wallets-cases/#ixzz3516ru92d
It was announced a few months back, but the SmartBand was finally available in the last two weeks. I picked this up on a whim, and it’s been on my wrist since then. How has it performed? Not so bad, especially if you have an Xperia phone.
Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/06/17/sony-smartband-swr10-review/#ixzz350KgRQT5
When my HTC One M7 smartphone ended up as roadkill off my motorcycle, more than a few cars passed over it. I decided to get a Sony Xperia Z1 for a few months before the Z2 came out. Now that it has, I can give you the full details between both models, and how well it performs against the competition.
Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/06/17/sony-xperia-z2-review/comment-page-1/#comments#ixzz350KEphVv
Discreet mobile notifications are definitely the way of the future. Having the ability to mute yours and to quickly assess what you missed can make you productive. The Lunecase aims to improve the iPhone notification process by displaying alerts on the case itself. It debuted as a prototype at CES and is designed for iPhone 5s, and it uses the electromagnetic waves emitted by your phone to display notifications. That sounds like science-fiction, or is it?
Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/05/01/lunecase-iphone-notification-case/#ixzz31hd6f2gf