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3 Project Ideas for Your Portable Photo Printer

In the age of digital we’re missing much of what made printed photos so special. Whether it’s the ability to simply hold them in your hands, sense their age, or even cut them up to use in collages and more, printed photos have a value greater than the tangible. With a Portable Photo Printer you can print photos right from your phone or tablet anywhere, anytime. From there, how you use those photos is up to you but here are some of our favorite ideas. Continue reading →

Stay Warm this Winter with Our Top 5 Uses for Heated Jackets and Vests

It makes sense. Your winter clothing should not only protect you from the elements and reflect your own body’s heat but it should provide extra warmth too. It’s 2015 and it’s time your winter clothing works for you! If you live in a cold environment or are just someone who often catches a chill, you’ll find a cozy refuge in these heated jackets and vests. And if you haven’t thought about wearing heated clothing before, take a look below at our Top 5 Uses for Heated Jackets and Vests. Continue reading →

Hit the Slopes and Record Your Adventures with these Tips for Filming with Camera Ski Goggles

Did you catch so much air that no-one would ever believe you? Or do you want to capture your toddler’s first time on skis or a snowboard? When you think about it, every moment you spend on the slopes this winter is worthy of being captured. From the pristine vistas to the action-packed descent, recording skiing and snowboarding adventures has always been a goal for snow sliders. Today’s POV cameras are great, but most of them are clunky. With Camera Ski Goggles, the camera captures exactly what you see and without sticking out off of your helmet. But once you have your Camera Ski Goggles, how do you capture the best video and edit it into an entertaining YouTube clip? Follow these three tips for getting the most out of your Camera Ski Goggles this winter.  Continue reading →

Amazon Announces the Smartest Phone Yet, the Fire Phone

Amazon CEO introduced the company’s first smart phone, the Fire Phone, which will launch on July 25 exclusive to AT&T. The Fire Phone is an extension of their Kindle Fire tablets, and will be the first smartphone to include the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library.

Among it’s unique features, the Fire Phone will be able to display 3D images, with the illusion of depth behind the screen. Users can scroll through various web pages by tilting the phone in different directions, without touching the display.

Additionally, Fire Phone users will be offered free, unlimited photo storage on the Amazon Cloud, and the ability to “fling” videos and music from one device to another (such as Amazon’s Fire TV or Xbox).

Perhaps the greatest feature of the Fire Phone is Firefly, which can scan any product (even music and television shows) and provide related information within seconds. Firefly will combine technologies from popular smart phone apps like Shazam and My Fitness Pal, and be able to scan 100 million objects, including foods, songs, household products, TV channels and much more.  If the object being scanned is available on amazon.com, users can add it to their shopping cart instantly.

The Software Development Kit is available online now, so developers can create apps compatible with the Fire Phone, and even build on top of Firefly technologies.

 

 

Starbucks to Implement Wireless Charging Stations

Starbucks announced that they will be installing Duracell Powermat chargers in stores nationwide, beginning in San Francisco.

The Powermat chargers are circular pads embedded into tabletops and counters, where customers will be able to receive free, wireless power for their smart phones.

Only customers with a compatible phone case or plug-in adapter can benefit from the charging stations.  These adapters are currently available at AT&T stores, but Starbucks hasn’t said whether or not they will be selling the adapters as well.

While Powermat has many competitors in the wireless power field, Starbucks is confident that their customers will be quick to embrace the new technology.