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All Part of the Matrix

It's pretty amazing how connected everything is in this world and while it's no miracle that you can have Twitter post to Facebook for your thanks to the API. There is a service called IFTTT that takes this to a whole new level. Although (If This Then That) isn't all that new, they are now integrated with a ton of products and services - including Square. That's right, you can set up your IFTTT account so that when someone pays you, the lights in your house blink (as well as a ton of other IFTTT related things). It's nifty, but a little scary how much technology we are connecting to Skynet.

You could, for example:
  • Get a text alert everytime a transaction over X is made
  • Hook it into Evernote to keep an automatic running list of refunds of X value
  • Post a message of congratulations on Yammer when a big sale clears
  • Add all new payments to a row on a Google Docs spreadsheet


Source: TechCrunch

China Makes Less Terrifying Driverless Car

China's Baidu is working on making a driverless car that isn't quite as terrifying as the Google car. With the Google car, there is no steering wheel at all and if something goes terribly wrong you only have a "panic" button to save you. The car is more autonomous rather than fully driverless. The different in practical application - if things are going well - is minimal, but a driver could take full control at any time. This would make me feel much safer for sure.

"I think in the future, a car should not totally replace the driver but should really give the driver freedom," Yu said. "Freedom means the car is intelligent enough to operate by itself, like a horse, and make decisions under different road situations. Whenever the driver wants to resume control, you can do that."

Source: BusinessInsider

Jimmy Kimmel Gets "iWatch" Early to Show People

Jimmy Kimmel is can be a bit of a practical joker and this time around he takes the new "iWatch" and shows it off. The iWatch is actually a $20 Casio with an Apple sticker on it. It seems to be widely accepted and raved about - showing that fanboys actually are clueless.


Android App Pick - Compass 360 Pro

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are trying to keep you on track with Compass 360 Pro. This is a great App whether you're heading out to the hills or taking a drive anywhere, if you know which way North is, you'll never get lost... right? Go for a drive and check out our App Pick of the Week!

Compass 360 Pro


PC Review Action

If you are looking at picking up a new PC, things are pretty awesome right now. Intel has recently updated their Haswell chips to "Devil's Canyon" so you have some great new options and a few older options that are very affordable. If you want a decent gaming system you can pick and choose a bunch of parts yourself, or you can pick up something like the Cube Raptor Gaming PC reviewed recently. If you want something that's built and ready to frag, take a look.

Maybe you just need something small to play media files and stream content to your TV. There are a lot of set-top solutions and the Chromecast is not a bad option, but you are limited. If you want something a little more robust and flexible, but yet you demand silence, try out a fanless mini-PC like the Shuttle Slim-PC DS437T. Unlike the HP Fanless Chromebox - that actually has a fan.

Shuttle DS437T

Source(s): eTeknix, TechPowerUp

OS X Yosemite Preview

If you're all about having the latest version of your software, you may want to try and get in on the open beta of the new OS X. Yosemite is a major change for Apple and according to many people, it is a welcome change and takes a few of its cures from iOS. While Microsoft tried to do this with Windows 8, it's possible that Apple got it right. Take a look at the link below and see what they think.

The last time Apple released a new version of OS X, we came away feeling a little... underwhelmed. Don't get us wrong: We'll never say no to a free software upgrade. But despite a handful of new apps and features, last year's Mavericks release still felt like the same old OS X. You can't say that about Yosemite, though. The company's next-gen operating system ushers in the Mac's biggest makeover in years, with a flat, streamlined look inspired by iOS 7.

Source: Engadget

Titanfall DLC Brings Major Changes

A lot of us have played and enjoyed Titanfall, but have wanted more content for this monumental game. Well, you are in luck - if you want to shell out more money. Titanfall Frontier's Edge is being released on July 31st and boasts some exciting upgrades! The biggest of which is the in-game store labeled as the Black Market, where you can buy things like burn cards, insignias for your titan and other things. Time will tell if this is the killer feature or the feature that kills the game.

Its biggest addition is the Black Market, an in-game store where you'll be able to purchase packs of burn cards, insignias for your Titan, XP boosts, and so on. These will be available in exchange for credits, a new currency being added that is earned by playing matches, completing daily challenges (another new addition), and selling burn cards. If this is beginning to sound like it's being added in order to offer microtransactions, worry not--credits can't be purchased with real-world money.

Source: Gamespot

GS4 is Still a Hot Device

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is not that new of a device, but it is still hot and selling well. In Texas, one teen found that her S4 was a little hotter than it should be as she woke up to a smoking device that she'd placed under her pillow while she was charging it and sleeping. Samsung is in the clear here as they have disclaimers about covering your phone while charging and the battery was a non-Samsung replacement. Still, this serves to warn you to monitor your phone and maybe not keep it under your pillow.

If I am awoken by smoke in the middle of the night, I assume the neighbors are having a key party again. However, one 13-year-old from Texas, says she was woken by a smoky smell and didn't even worry about it. She went back to sleep. For Ariel Tolfree, though, the smell didn't go away. When she woke up again, she noticed that her Samsung Galaxy S4 was melting under her pillow.

Source: CNET

Voice Minus Google Plus

Sadly, Google hasn’t made it easy to use their voice system. Up until recently we have only been able to make call from Google Plus but now you can do so from hangouts on Gmail right from your PC! You can also make calls straight from the Google voice website. We may say a complete combination of Hangouts and Voice but as of yet it is simply a rumour.

The rumor is that eventually we're going to see Google Voice merged completely into Hangouts, and that's getting even closer to becoming reality. You can now make phone calls via Hangouts directly from the Google Voice website, no Google+ necessary. As Mountain View's Alex Wiesen notes on G+, the new feature is listed as an option in the "phone to call with" drop-down box. It seems a bit minor, sure, especially when you consider that Hangouts is already how you make phone calls from within Gmail -- but any updates for the oft-neglected service are welcome, right?

Source: Engadget

Halo: Nightfall First Look

I know that Halo is a religion to some people and I have to admit, I'm a fan of the culture. I'm not to ashamed to admit that I may have lined up for the midnight launch for the last two games in this series. The game is now jumping the gap to the small screen with Halo: Nightfall and as cool as the game is, I had my doubts about a TV series. Take a look and see for yourself.


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