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RAM Mounts - Mobile Mounting Solutions for Phones, Tablets, Laptops, Camera & more. Tablet Mount Bundles for Apple Android and Microsoft Tablets. Cup Holder Mount with Adjustable Tray for 7”-12” tablets. Give Old iPhones and iPads a New Lease on Life. 10 gifts for the data-driven driver or car lover | TechCrunch. WeBoost 471104 Connect 4G-X Extreme Signal Booster Kit. The weBoost 471104 Connect 4G-X Extreme Signal Booster Kit is the newest version of the Wilson 461104 AG Pro 4G (Quint), our best selling signal booster. The weBoost 471104 Connect 4G-X Extreme kit is one of the strongest boosters available on the market, is designed to boost the voice, 3G and 4G LTE networks for most of the major carriers in the United States and Canada, has the highest quality cables and antennas available from weBoost, and will cover a large to very large sized home or office with boosted signal, assuming a strong outside signal. The weBoost Connect 4G-X Extreme kit uses a yagi directional outside antenna that's typically mounted on a vertical pole on the roof of your home or office to pick up the existing cell signal in your area.

That signal is sent over a cable to the weBoost Connect 4G-X Extreme amplifier, which boosts the signal and sends it over another cable to the inside antenna. Coverage Area Additional Coverage Supported Carriers Kit Includes. Karma’s Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping. Karma, the portable Wi-Fi hotspot offering a contract-free, pay-as-you-go service and the ability to earn free data by sharing your connection with others, has now started shipping its latest devices to pre-order customers. The company says that some of its earliest customers began receiving their hotspots as of Monday, while remaining customers will see theirs arrive within 45 days.

Currently, Karma is shipping out a few hundred devices per day but is planning to scale that up to one thousand or so in the future. Karma has been around for a few years now and was backed by $3.6 million in outside funding, according to CrunchBase. Originally, the concept was to offer consumers a small, portable Wi-Fi hotspot that could be used whenever you needed connectivity. The device is still quite small so it can easily fit in a purse, pocket or bag, at 2.9″ x 2.9″ x 0.47″.

Instead of paying for Karma on a monthly or subscription basis, device owners instead buy data as they go at $14 per GB. Doorbells Become the Eyes and Ears of the Smart Home. Ding-dong! Who’s there? When someone is at your door, you don’t know who they are until you check the peephole, or a pricey security system. If you’re not at home, you may never know. But what if your doorbell could talk? Two gadgets have turned the humble doorbell, little changed since the Victorian era, into a digital doorman.

Press the Ring or Skybell doorbells, and they’ll still set off a chime in the house, but then also alert your phone with a live video feed of who is at your door. Think of these $200 doorbells as home-monitoring systems and two-way intercoms for the smartphone era. There are heaps of DIY connected security cameras on the market, but I’ve found most to be a little creepy, and of questionable utility for securing regular homes. There are good reasons why you might want your doorbell connected to the Internet. Setting up either the Ring or the Skybell doesn’t require extra gear or an advanced degree in operating a smart home.

Write to Geoffrey A. Eero. Best gadgets of 2014. OSX and ATV with 5.2 firmware and ethernet internet connection installation guide · iBaa/PlexConnect Wiki. Ensuring that your PlexConnect machine always has the same IP address In order for PlexConnect to work the ATV has to have its DNS server changed to the IP address of the device running the PlexConnect application. In order to ensure that the device's IP does not change you need to need to either set a DHCP reservation or static IP in your router for the device and then make a note of it. Click here for a Lifehacker guide on how to set this up. Configuring your ATV On the main screen of your ATV select the 'settings' button: On the settings screen of your ATV select the 'general' button: On the general screen of your ATV select the 'network' button: On the network screen of your ATV select the 'ethernet button' (if you are connected via wireless then select that instead): Make a note of the current DNS server as this is needed for one of the optional steps in the advanced setup options, then click on the 'configure DNS' button: On the 'configure DNS' screen click on the 'manually' button: or.

Zivix Shop: Home of JamStik and the PUC. Withings Pulse O2 review. What makes a good fitness tracker on your wrist? A comfortable fit, obviously, but also the appropriate type of easy-to-use functions, no-nonsense wireless syncing with a good app, and a very readable display. The Withings Pulse, previously one of CNET's top fitness trackers, is small, can read your heart rate, and has a great Withings app and ecosystem that connects to other health gadgets.

All it needed was a stylish wristband to pop into. Now it has one, along with a new firmware update enabling blood oxygen reading and a redesigned app, and the whole package has been renamed Withings Pulse O2. So why was I less excited about it? Maybe because the landscape's changing so fast. What's new: O2 reading, and a watchband If you own one of last year's Withings Pulse pedometers, here's the great news: a simple firmware update and one of the new wristbands, which will only cost you $10 via Withings, gets you everything the Pulse O2 offers. The band: Easy fit, awkward as a watch. Nuvyyo Tablo review. As cord-cutting continues to grow, more people are looking for ways to record the free over-the-air (OTA) TV signals that offer up sports, news and award show programming that's tougher to get from Internet sources like Netflix and Amazon Video. Nuvyyo's Tablo ($220) is the most exciting over-the-air (OTA) recording solution to come out in years.

It uses the same concept Simple.TV debuted at CES 2012, but Tablo implements it better. Most impressively, its image quality looks excellent, even with sports, which has been a sore spot for other streaming solutions such as Aereo and Simple.TV. The box feels responsive and can stream to a growing list of supported products, including iOS and Android devices, Roku boxes, Apple TV (using AirPlay), and Chromecast. But Tablo isn't quite ready for mainstream adoption. The hardware: A small hub for streaming over-the-air TV The Tablo hardware may just be another "black box" piece of electronics, but the utilitarian design feels right. Lapa - Your social lost & found. WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS AT lapa-app.com Lapa is an innovative device that finds anything you don’t want to lose by attaching a Lapa to it and finding it with the Lapa App for Android and iOS.

But Lapa is also a lost & found social network inside a shell, that scans and remembers your Lapa’s location permanently, and if it gets lost, has the ability to alert anyone that passes by it to pick it up and give it back to you. It’s that simple. You’ve never seen anything like this before. Learn more about Lapa at in multiple languages. “Lapa is the first social lost & found system to combine technological power with human power, because we believe that when it comes to finding lost things we work stronger as one.” – The Lapa Team Lapa takes your privacy very seriously. Pre-order your Lapas NOW for your social lost & found to become a reality, and take advantage of the early bird prices down to 33% off the MSPR, only available during our crowdfunding campaign! Dimensions. StickNFind Releases An SDK For Its Clever Bluetooth Tracking Sticker.

Think of the possibilities, developers. Find lost keys or the TV remote or a child. Make an electronic Marco Polo game! Embed the StickNFind Bluetooth sticker in a museum exhibit as a sort of supercharged RFID educational system. The world could be yours. With StickNFind’s new SDK , the company behind the novel Bluetooth sticker is hoping developers will make the little device more than a one trick tiny horse. Right now StickNFind is more of a proof of concept than practical consumer electronic. StickNFind uses Bluetooth technology, so it still works in situations with limited cell phone reception. The company demoed the technology at our CES booth earlier this year. StickNFind, LLC is a subsidiary of SSI America.

. → Learn more. TrackR, The Coin-Shaped Dongles That Help You Locate Lost Items, Now Talk To Each Other. TrackR, the Bluetooth Low Energy-powered dongles that help you find missing or misplaced items, like your car keys, wallet, purse or bag, or even your dog, are now being upgraded in order to communicate peer-to-peer with other TrackR devices so that, when you’re out of range, you’ll be able to tap into a larger network for better support. Because such a task requires a network to actually exist in order to be worthwhile, the company is also giving away $100,000 worth of TrackR technology to kickstart its efforts. Formerly known as Phone Halo, the company was founded by Chris Herbert and Christian Smith back in 2009, as a spinoff from a project at the University of California Santa Barbara’s engineering school the year prior. TrackR’s initial device, the “WalletTrackR” (designed, as the name indicates, to be carried in your wallet) was soon crowdfunded into existence.

The new support for peer-to-peer communication changes that. Duet Takes On Tile With A Small, Square Lost Item Finder That Also Lets You Replace The Battery. Early backers of the Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, backed by $2.7 million in crowdfunding, have been patiently waiting for the device to begin shipping (which it finally is, they say). But in the meantime, a number of similar tags have stepped in to fill the void, including TrackR, StickNFind, Lapa, and others. And now here comes one more: the Duet, a small, colorful and square Bluetooth Low Energy tracker, which aims to differentiate itself from competitors by offering an easy to replace battery. In fact, it also ships with extra batteries, the company notes. The Duet’s maker is also the creator of the loss prevention device called the PROTAG Elite, which is larger – designed more to be tucked inside a wallet or handbag, for example. The Duet, on the other hand, is the Elite’s keychain dongle counterpart.

Unlike Tile, which will reportedly last for around a year, before needing to be thrown out and replaced, the Duet can be pried open with just a fingernail. 10 best streaming media players. Streaming media players may be the most popular tech device you know little or nothing about. They're dominating Amazon.com's best sellers list and they're only getting more popular as many consumers are leaving expensive cable and satellite companies. Here are 10 of the best streaming media players, in no particular order: Google Chromecast: This easy-to-use dongle plugs into your computer's USB drive or your TV's HDMI port. The streaming stick lets you import media content from your TV to your iOS or Android-supported smartphone, tablet or Chrome browser on either a Mac or PC. Chromecast supports apps like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus and MLB.TV. Video quality is an outstanding 1080p HD, with surround sound audio to match. At $35, it's a great value.

Amazon Fire TV: This newly-released contender boasts best-in-class processing power, memory, storage and gaming ability thanks to the optional $39 Amazon Fire Game controller, with games starting at just 99 cents. Read more... LTE Gateways | Mobile | Service Providers | NETGEAR. Moxie™ Showerhead + Wireless Speaker | Jot Script review: Adonit's first pen-nib stylus is an impressive entry. When Adonit announced the Jot Script at the 2013 Evernote Conference, the form-factor of the stylus caused a bit of a stir among those of us who take our iOS accessories seriously. Admittedly, that’s probably a sign that we need to get out more, but Adonit’s new stylus entry is impressive: It’s the first stylus to market that has an actual pen tip rather than a rubber-nibbed bubble. We’d been told previously this kind of small-nibbed stylus was a fantasy—that the iPad’s multi-touch grid would only render finger-sized taps, hence the necessity for rubber and plastic disks.

But Adonit has used technical wizardry to bypass this restriction, mapping pen to iOS device via a low-energy Bluetooth connection. The technology This isn’t the first time Adonit has used Bluetooth to enable extra functionality in its styluses—its first attempt, the Jot Touch, successfully simulates 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and offers palm-rejection for supported apps. Weight and feel Bottom line. Intel Unveils Chromebooks Based on Latest Laptop Chips. Intel Corp. (INTC) showed off a new lineup of Chromebooks that use its latest laptop processors, as the world’s largest chipmaker strives to gain ground in one of the few growth areas of the personal-computer industry. At an event in San Francisco today, Intel said Chromebook manufacturers including Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Acer Inc. are using its low-power Bay Trail and higher performance i3 chips.

The laptops have Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Chrome operating system rather than built-in software from Microsoft Corp., and customers access tools from the cloud -- online programs that include Google’s own word processing, e-mail and spreadsheets. Intel is trying to guarantee its processors are central to Chromebooks, which have experienced rising sales as other parts of the PC market have declined. By contrast, Chromebook shipments are projected to grow to 11 million in 2019, up from 2.1 million in 2013, according to a report by ABI Research. Over-the-air DVRs from Channel Master, Tablo, and Simple.TV. Cord-cutting is great in theory, but finding a DVR that works with an antenna can be a challenge; TiVo still requires a monthly or lifetime fee, and PC-based video recorders are just too elaborate for non-techies.

Thankfully, it looks like we'll have more choices than ever before in 2014. Products like the forthcoming Channel Master DVR+, Tablo (shown), and Simple.TV 2.0 all stream live and recorded over-the-air TV programs to various mobile and home video devices (tablets, smartphones, Roku, and the like). We expect all of them to hit in the first quarter, and we're eager to see how they fare. Read: Simple.TV partners with SiliconDust: New hardware, 2.0 software update on the way Read: Nuvyyo's Tablo DVR streams free over-the-air TV to all your devices (hands-on) Read: Channel Master's DVR+ offers true subscription-free over-the-air TV recording January 16, 2014 2:45 PM PST Photo by: Matthew Moskovciak/CNET | Caption by: John P. TV antenna maker Mohu targets cord cutters with new Channels device. Mohu, best known for its Mohu Leaf TV antenna, is introducing a new device that combines over-the-air TV with online video services.

The company will launch a Kickstarter campaign for its new Mohu Channels product early next week, offering early adopters a chance to get the device for as little as $79. Mohu Channels is a small, 4.8-inch long and 2.6-inch wide adapter that connects to a Leaf or any other TV antenna and plugs into a TV through an HDMI cable. The device is based on a 1.5GHz ARM Dual Core Cortex A-9 processor, according to specs that popped up on Google this week . It has 802.11 a/b/g/n Wifi on board, but also features an Ethernet port – a good thing for folks that don’t have good Wi-Fi reception near their TV.

The Channels comes with a mini-sized backlit QWERTY keyboard as a remote control that features integrated RF and IR capabilities to use it as a regular TV remote control as well. If you like Legos and robots, you will love TinkerBots. Www.segway.com/segway-resources/downloads/pdfs/News-Release-Mark_Vena_CMO_9_23_2013.pdf. Smart Keyless Access System KISI Lets You Swipe To Open Your Door. Meet Tablo - Enjoy Free HDTV | Tablo. HD Wi-Fi video monitoring cameras for iPhone, Android or computer | Dropcam. The 2X Brighter Cordless Motion Activated Light.

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