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HIS MusiX Air Wireless Bluetooth IPX7 Water Resistant Speaker Review

HIS MusiX Air Wireless Bluetooth IPX7 Water Resistant Speaker Review

HIS's nifty little MusiX Air speaker provides you with a great waterproof speaker option when on the go or at home, but how does the sound match up?

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ASUS VivoWatch costs just $149, and has a 10-day battery life

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 hour, 5 mins ago

Apple might have just launched its Watch, but the wearable market has been here for quite sometime, and now ASUS wants to make its splash into the wearable game with the VivoWatch.

 

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Where ASUS is going to stray from Apple is pricing, with Apple Watch starting at a huge $549, ASUS could really get some consumers on its side with its $149 price tag. At $149, ASUS has used Android Wear on the VivoWatch, but the long battery life is going to be another draw card, where it should be at around 10 days, which is damn impressive. Apple Watch on the other hand, provides users with around 19 hours of battery life.

 

The VivoWatch sports a 1.28-inch black and white touchscreen which uses an LCD panel from Sharp, but the display is somewhat unique. When you start tapping or swiping at the VivoWatch display, only part of the image moves, which extends battery life considerably. ASUS has also used a different chip inside of the VivoWatch, instead of a full blown system-on-a-chip (SoC).

 

We still have a built-in heart rate sensor, IP67 water resistance, and full health tracking within the VivoWatch, even at its $149 pricing. ASUS has event provided a "happiness index range" which monitors your happiness through various functions on the VivoWatch. The VivoWatch with its IP67 water resistance can be "submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes" which allows you to keep it on 24/7, compared to something like the Apple Watch, which needs to be removed when you're in the shower or water.

Analysts unsure of GoPro's long-term success, as competition rises

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 hours, 10 mins ago

GoPro is facing increased competition and has been described as a "one-trick pony" by one analyst, despite the company reporting higher sales and profit - leading to the company's stock shares increasing 12.6 percent to close the day last Wednesday. However, the company will face increased pressure from a growing number of companies interested in making similar products.

 

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"You have rising competition that I think over the next few years is going to be a much more level playing field," said Jason Rotman, managing partner of Lido Isle Advisors, in a statement made on CNBC.

 

Even so, GoPro could find success in its international expansion plans: "I think they've just scratched the surface for international penetration," said Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Securities, on CNBC's "Closing Bell."

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Avengers: Age of Ultron has second-best movie opening in US

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 hours, 12 mins ago

The summer movie season is off to a good start, with Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron racking up $187.7 million in its opening weekend at the North American box office, only trailing behind The Avengers ($207.4 million).

 

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Thursday night screenings alone generated $27.6 million, with an additional $84.5 million in box office revenue on Friday. Including massive international support, the latest Avengers film has generated $527.7 million worldwide - and should continue to generate strong sales.

 

"Between the boxing match, NHL and NBA playoffs, the Kentucky Derby... looks like folks were distracted," said Dave Hollis, head of distribution for Disney, in a statement published by the LA Times. "But the second-biggest opening in history of movie business is something to be proud of and also just the beginning of what we expect to be a spectacular run."

Windows 10 will arrive for Xbox One after PC, features remain unknown

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 4 hours, 28 mins ago

Microsoft plans to stagger the launch of Windows 10 later this year, with PCs receiving the new OS, and then smartphones, and other platforms at a later date.

 

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The Xbox One game console, Internet of Things, HoloLens, and other services will have to wait - and it won't be the same user experience as a PC - but we'll have to wait and see what happens. Some gamers have questioned if users will be able to stream games from a PC to Xbox One, since Microsoft already confirmed gamers will be able to stream from the Xbox One to the PC.

 

Fable Legends, a free-to-play game that will be available before the end of the year, will support cross-platform streaming.

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Comcast offers fiber to a US city after suing it for making its own

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 13 hours, 6 mins ago

Comcast has recently announced a two gigabit per second internet option to 200,000 potential customers living in Cattanooga, USA. That's nothing too unusual given normal circumstances, but funnily enough this city isn't your 'run of the mill' rollout.

 

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The reason it's a little different is because Comcast actually sued the Cattanooga utility board previously for trying to build a fiber network of their own and even though the lawsuit was a failure, hundreds of thousands of users were reportedly left out as a result - so in comes the forever helpful Comcast to the rescue.

 

Its Gigabit Pro service doesn't have a price currently attached but we're sure that every single dollar will annoy local residents. Cattanooga currently has the fastest internet available in the United States (gigabit) to those whom can receive it and reports claim that it sets users back a mere $70 per month.

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Eve opens up donations of in-game currency towards Nepal aid

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 29 mins ago

With numerous ways flooding in to donate to those hurt by the horrific Nepal earthquake, CCP has opened up to donations of PLEX from EVE Online players as a way to support those in need.

 

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In a recent press release, CCP stated that "for each PLEX donated during this period, CCP hf. will contribute USD $15 to the Icelandic Red Cross to fund their aid efforts in Nepal."

 

We've seen a rise in recent times of various charity online streams, gaming tournaments and raffles happening as it becomes more apparent that allowing gamers to donate through their hobbies is becoming a positive and effective way to help others in need.

 

The last PLEX for GOOD campaign run saw $190,890 raised for those involved in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines during November 2013.

PAYDAY 2 just released its 21st DLC - 'The Butcher's Western Pack'

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 21 mins ago

Yep you're reading that correctly, PAYDAY 2 has just hit DLC number 21 and this one is titled 'The Butcher's Western Pack'.

 

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Released by independent game developer Starbreeze AB, this pack will set you back $4.99 through the Steam store and sets out to provide you with a few features including new guns, melee weapons, dynamite grenades, four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements.

 

This pack sets the scene in a 'Wild West' scenario, bringing the players back to this age with the famous Peacemaker pistol and the aforementioned dynamite grenades.

The new Force Awakens trailer with a terrible twist - Jar Jar Binks

By: Chris Smith | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 17 hours, 31 mins ago

You're not dreaming, it's a real (parody) thing. Quoting J.J. Abrahams in the description, this fan made video proudly states "Jar Jar is the key to all of this."

 

 

Featuring the character we all love to hate, Jar Jar Binks, as the crux of the film, this trailer by Murdock Motion is titled "Star Wars: The Binks Awakens" and is gaining traction fast at over 230,000 views.

 

Not only does it look pretty cool, the video will also have Jar Jar's voice stuck in your head for the next few days.

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David Goldberg, cheif executive of SurveyMonkey passes away

By: Chris Smith | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 17 hours, 57 mins ago

David Goldberg, passed away at only 47 suddenly whilst on holiday as confirmed on Facebook by his brother, Robert Goldberg.

 

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Husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Goldberg was was well known for his position as the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and described by his wife as "a true partner" in her book named 'lean in'.

 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also posted of Goldberg's passing, adding "Sheryl is a very strong person and knows we're all thinking of her."

 

His Facebook profile has been changed to 'Remembering Dave Goldberg' and stands as a celebration towards a life well lived.

iPad Pro rumors heat back up, leading with a 12.9-inch display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 18 hours, 35 mins ago

We've been hearing iPad Pro rumors for quite a while now, but the latest leak has Apple providing a 12.9-inch display in its 'more professional' iPad. We could see the iPad Pro with a display somewhere between 12.5 and 12.9 inches.

 

 

The new iPad Pro would have Apple targeting professionals, who want a more serious slate from Apple, with stereo speakers, too. So not only would professionals gain from the larger display, but iPad enthusiasts would have something to consider with the larger display and stereo speakers on the iPad Pro.

 

The latest mock up (in the video above) shows four ports on the iPad Pro. We don't know what all of these could be, and they could change as this is just a mock up, but we should expect Apple to unveil a new iPad, as well as the iPad Pro, later this year.

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