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Google Glass users can now stream live video directly to Livestream

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Any Google Glass owner will tell you that their favorite feature of the wearable glasses is the ability to record first-person videos without having to hold a heavy camera that obstructs their normal view. Today Glass owners got a new feature thanks to Livestream that allows them not only to record the world around them in first person view, but allows them to stream that live feed straight to the internet.

 

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While Android and iOS users of the Livestream app for some time now, this is the first time we have seen a live broadcasting app for Google Glass from Livestrteam. The glass app is much more simple than its mobile device counterparts, and but it does retain the ability to let users view the active chat, and watch their own video in real-time. Getting up and broadcasting is easy as well, and users simply have to say, OK Glass, Livestream," and the app will pair with an event and begin broadcasting your feed live to the internet.

Eight people charged with identity theft, using AT&T customer files

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Eight defendants have been charged with one count of conspiracy for their role in a sophisticated identity theft fraud scheme using stolen information from AT&T. In total, there are 22 counts in the indictment, with some defendants charged with access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.

 

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One of the defendants charged, Couman Emily Syrilien, 25, from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, worked for Interactive Response Technologies (IRT), an outsourced call center that provided sales and customer support for AT&T.

 

If convicted of the conspiracy charge, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of 20 years, while the access device fraud charge carries a 10-year max sentence, and each aggravated identity theft charge carries two years.

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Netfabb's .STL file cloud repair service is now Microsoft Model Repair

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Maker & DIY | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

3D printing enthusiast world wide have at some point used Netfabb's cloud service to repair .STL files that were not solid meshes and not manifold. Over the last few years the service's popularity has grew can that has caused the service to slow down quite a bit. On Friday Netfabb announced that it has partnered up with Microsoft to host the cloud service on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.

 

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The new service is called Microsoft Model Repair, and uses Netfabb technology at its core to provide a more powerful and efficient mesh repairer that can scale as its popularity continues to grow. Instead of each model being issued a separate download key like before, Microsoft Model Repair uses your Microsoft Account credentials to securely store your fixed files. This greatly cuts down on the time it takes to get the file back to you after repair too, and users will notice a increase in speed with most repairs taking just seconds.

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The new Raspberry Pi is here and it's not what anyone expected

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Maker & DIY | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Its been more than two years since the first Raspberry Pi was shipped, and today the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a new way to get your Pi on. The new Raspberry Pi Compute Module is based on the SO-DIMM form factor that is popular with DDR2 and DDR3 RAM in many modern laptops, but do not confuse that as being compatible with the SO-DIMM port on your laptop because it is not. The Raspberry Pi foundation says that this new form factor is designed to help makers embed their Raspberry Pi projects into final products.

 

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The new Raspberry Pi compute module features a Broadcom BCM2835 chip with 512MB RAM with an on board 4GB eMMC Flash memory for booting the OS. The overall footprint of the device is 65mm x 30mm and its 200 pin edge connector allows the full i/o and other pins from the BCM 2835 chip to be utilized instead of just 19 I/O like the original Raspberry Pi.

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Viper SmartKey uses your smartphone to lock or unlock doors

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Viper is a company that has been making car alarms for years. It has announced a new device called the Viper SmartKey that makes keyless entry truly keyless. The SmartKey system creates a wireless perimeter around the car that responds to your smartphone without having to press any buttons or open an app.

 

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You do need a Viper security or remote start system for the SmartKey to work. The company says SmartKey is compatible with all Viper alarm systems. The SmartKey system itself sells for $149.99. Once installed, the system will lock or unlock the doors without you having to do anything.

 

All you need to do is have the smartphone on you. SmartKey will unlock the car and turn on the alarm when you approach the car without you doing anything. When you walk away from the car, it will automatically lock and arm the alarm system.

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Tesla Model S owner fiddles with car's network and gets warned to stop

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

An owner of a Tesla Model S was recently fiddling about with his car after discovering a hidden Ethernet port inside the vehicle. He cobbled together some sort of Ethernet cable and set about sniffing the car's network for fun.

 

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The owner found that the car has a 100 Mbps full duplex Ethernet network with three devices on it. The addresses on the network are in the 192.168.90.0 subnet and includes the center console, dashboard/nav screen and another unknown device.

 

He found that some of the ports and services were open and that Port 80 was being used to serve a webpage with the image or media for the current song being played. He also notes that the OS is a modified version of Ubuntu.

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Oppo Find 7a pre-orders begin with free battery and more

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Oppo has announced that it is now taking pre-orders for its latest smartphone called the Fine 7a. The smartphone will come with three free gifts for everyone who pre-orders and these are very nice gifts. The freebies include a 2800mAh battery to help keep the smartphone running longer. A Navy Blue Easy-cover case is offered free as well as a free 32GB microSD card.

 

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The smartphone has a 5.5-inch screen with full HD resolution. The processor is a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm. That processor is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The battery that comes with the smartphone is a 2800 mAh unit and with the free second battery you get or pre-ordering, the device should be able to last all day for most people.

 

The Find 7a comes in white or midnight colors and versions for the US or international users are available. Either of those versions will cost you $499. It's unclear right now when the smartphone will ship, but if you want one, the freebies here are the best reason I have seen to pro-order any smartphone.

Samsung, 'Big Papi' embroiled in White House Obama selfie drama

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Three-time World Series champion David Ortiz, best known to the Fenway Faithful as "Big Papi," may have ruined it for everyone else wanting to take a 'selfie' with President Barack Obama. During a White House visit by the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team, Ortiz took a picture with Obama which quickly went viral.

 

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Ortiz, using his sponsored Samsung Galaxy Note 3 during the White House visit, initially had praise from Obama for the picture: "He wants to take a selfie! It's the Big Papi selfie."

 

However, after learning Samsung reportedly used the picture in marketing material, the White House wasn't pleased with Ortiz's tweet.

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HP DreamColor Z24x and Z27x displays offer over a billion colors

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

HP has been making a line of monitors that aim at very high levels of color reproduction for years now. These monitors fall into the DreamColor range and are aimed at pros that need the most color reproduction possible. Two new monitors have been added to the range including the Z27x and Z24x.

 

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These screen swill work with Mac or PC systems and each support up to 1.07 billion colors on the screen. HP says that the amount of color error the screens produce is so small that the human eye can't even see it. Both of the monitors have 10-bit color accuracy and are made for easy color calibration using commercially available sensors.

 

The Z27x supports 100% of the sRGB gamut, 100% of the AdobeRGB gamut, and 99% of the DCI-P3 gamut. This monitor also supports HP Night vision interface that has fading button backlights and a red backlight color for better visibility in low light.

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Yahoo wants four original comedy shows for its streaming video push

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Yahoo has made no secret of its desire to compete in the video streaming market. It tried to buy DailyMotion last year, but failed to close that deal. Rumors continue to circulate that Yahoo will launch its own video streaming platform. Whether it will buy an existing service or roll its own remains to be seen.

 

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Sources that claim to be familiar with the goings on at Yahoo are claiming that the company is looking to land four TV quality shows to help its streaming effort. According to this source, Yahoo wants a quartet of half hour comedy shows written and directed by people that have TV experience.

 

The budget for these programs is tipped to be in the range of $700,000 to a million dollars per episode. Each of the shows will have ten episodes making for a lot of money spent. There is no word at this time indicating if Yahoo is negotiating on specific shows.

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