Back in July of 2013, we first reported the rumor that Nokia was working on a product called the Treasure Tag. That rumor has now become reality with Nokia announced the Treasure Tag officially and offering up pricing and launch information. The Treasure Tag will launch in April.
Each of the tags will cost $29.90 in the US. The tags will work with Nokia smartphones and with iOS and Android devices via a third party app. Up to four Treasure Tags are supported at once allowing you to tag multiple items. Each of the Treasure Tags measures 30 x 30 x 10 mm and weighs 13g.
Treasure Tags sound an alarm if you walk away from either the smartphone used in the system or a device that you have tagged. The idea is that the alarm sound will let you know you left something behind. Both the smartphone and the tag alarm so you can find the lost item.
Lenovo India has removed three of the leading Indian e-tailers from their authorized sellers list: Snapdeal, FlipKart and Amazon India. The Chinese based PC and mobile device maker also issued a notice in their website with a message that users should check the warranty period while purchasing from such sites. Few months ago, Nikon delisted FlipKart and Snapdeal from their authorized list.
Many of these companies with its own online retail websites have started a protest against such online retail websites as their 'predatory' pricing are hurting their business and profit margins.
A Reddit post in Counter-Strike: Global offensive thread caught many people's attention about Valve's Anti-cheat system. The post came with a screenshot and an explanation which claimed that VAC was collecting browser information and sending it back to Valve's servers. But Gabe Newell of Valve Software immediately made a post in Reddit to dismiss any such claims and set the record straight.
Gabe Newell explained that they do not talk about anti cheating or its counter hacking systems in the open because it creates more opportunities for cheaters to attack the system. But because of the heated discussion in Reddit, he had to make an exception.
At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show early next month, one of the most interesting concept cars will be shown off by Rinspeed. We will see Tesla Motors' Model S electric car turned into a "living room on wheels".
The concept car is a self-driving car that will also feature a 32-inch 4K monitor and reclining seats for the ultimate in luxury. It gets better, folks: a built-in espresso machine will have you wide-eyed in your luxury autonomous car, and if you're using it for work, the car's "Business-to-Car" platform will make sure you have access to everything you need online, while you're hands aren't on the wheel at all.
Rinspeed, if you're reading this, e-mail me and I'll provide you my shipping details for one of these concept cars.
Google is trying to stop people from making Glassholes of themselves in public with its wearable Glass device, so the Mountain View-based giant is now offering a list of "Do's" and "Dont's" of wearing Glass.
Google specifically asks Glass users: "Don't be creepy or rude (aka, a 'Glasshole')". Yes - Google even refers to "Glasshole", something I was quite shocked - but amused - to see. In the list of "Do's", Google wants you to take in the world around you, use Glass' voice commands, and Google wants you to "Ask for permission" while using Glass.
How so? Well, Google explains: "Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends (see Don'ts #4). The Glass camera function is no different from a cell phone so behave as you would with your phone and ask permission before taking photos or videos of others".
A recent Game Developers Conference poll has something interesting to say about the state of Nintendo's Wii U console, with the poll revealing that just 4% of developers plan to release their next game on the Wii U.
Comparing this against the competition, the PS4 has 20% of developers behind it, while the Xbox One has 17%. The one saving grace here is that the poll was for US-based game developers, where 2,600 of them were surveyed. Most of the development of games is being aimed toward PC, smartphones and tablets - where there are many, many more customers.
Microsoft has just made a big change to its cloud storage service, where it has changed its name from SkyDrive to OneDrive. This is something that has gone into effect today.
The software giant has also updated its Android app, which now features automatic camera backups that will see your precious moments automatically uploaded to your OneDrive account. Microsoft is also rolling out monthly storage plans, which start at $4.49 per month for 50GB, ranging up to $11.49 per month for 200GB.
Mike Davis who is a principal research scientist in IOActive found that Belkin WeMo home automation modules have multiple vulnerabilities which could endanger homes of half million users.
According to the report, the vulnerabilities found in Belkin WeMo devices can potentially cause threats to users' house from anything as serious as opening doors to wasting electricity.
The $80 million S-512 aircraft from Spike Aerospace will take flight in December of 2018, with the company's very first supersonic private jet specializing in one area: it will have no windows - instead, it will feature a massive live-streaming screen.
Spike Aerospace will be using the latest video recording, live-streaming, and display technology in order to replace the windows with massive, high-definition screens. The exterior of the new supersonic private jet will feature tiny camera that will blast footage back into the cabin, where thin, curved displays lining the interior will show footage from the outside of the jet.
Windows in passenger planes require massive engineering workarounds, something that this new 8-figure aircraft will not require. Spike founder Vik Kachoria, talked with WIRED, where he said: "A few advisers and friends are concerned that there are no windows. But I think that if you give them the screens and give them the visibility, you might be able to get away from that".
Samsung has just inked a new deal with US retail giant Best Buy, where it will see 1,400 new mini shops launched inside of Best Buy's across the United States. The EU doesn't miss out, with Samsung converting over 60 Carphone Warehouse locations through Europe, too.
In Canada, Samsung will open multiple mini kiosks inside Best Buy and Future Shop locations. The South Korean giant will also reportedly push its presence overseas, too, where it plans to open 75 or more retail locations across Europe, which should triple its current presence across the country. With the Galaxy S5 close to consumers' hands, it's perfect timing to be expanding retail reach for Samsung.