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Raumfeld - Pepcom @ CES 2015

Streaming audio has become a very hot product in the past couple years thanks to the popularity surge of companies like Sonos. The ability to stream audio throughout your house easily is something that many companies have attempted, yet few have actually been able to pull off without some major drawbacks.



Raumfeld is based in Germany and as soon as we walked by their display it was very evident that they didn't just want to make speakers that sound good, they wanted speakers that looked like they belonged even in the trendiest living rooms. 

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Raumfeld has a wide range of products that range from 50 watts all the way up to 400 watts which should offer a solution for any room in your house. In addition to their speaker lineup (which can steam audio through Ethernet) they've also got a connector device that will allow you to use the Raumfeld streaming software to stream audio to devices and speakers that you already have in your home.


Samsung Press Conference

Today was the start of CES 2015 (Press Day) with Samsung kicking it off with their new SUHD TVs. The first being Samsung’s answers to LG’s quantum dot tvs and the second being the first 21:9 curved SUHD TV. Both have amazing picture quality and great colors. One of the main features that Samsung will be pushing with their Smart TVs is the Tizen OS which also powers the Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch. This implementation looks to bring about future innovation and connectivity between multiple devices.

Super Ultra HD TV



These TVs are made with a new technology that comes in at a fraction of the price of OLED TVs with even better image quality and the blackest of blacks.



Check here for more of our CES 2015 coverage, you can also find all of the images from Press Day right here.


Android App Pick - Looney Tunes Dash!

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are dashing off to CES and hopefully things don't get too crazy. Speaking of dashing and crazy, check out our App Pick of the Week! It's Looney Tunes Dash and it will have you racing, dodging, jumping and sliding your way home from Wile E. Coyote and others. It's good stuff!

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HP ditches Palm

HP has announced that they've sold the trademarks to Palm, a company that they bought in 2010 for 1.2 Billion. It appears that the Alcatel One Touch smartphone people are the ones who have purchased the trademarks and it is possible that they've got plans to bring back Palm to the masses. Maybe 2015 is the year we'll be rocking a Palm Pilot once again!

Arstechnica has the story.

Palm, the legendary smartphone and PDA company, might seem dead and gone, but it's now looking like the name "Palm" will rise again as a zombie brand. For a quick refresher: HP bought Palm for $1.2 billion in 2010. HP killed the Palm brand after about a year of ownership and stopped making WebOS devices entirely about a year-and-a-half after the acquisition. Since then, Palm has been pretty dead.

Lately, though, the brand has started to stir. The diehards over at WebOS Nation have been keeping a close eye on Palm.com, which recently stopped redirecting nostalgic visitors to hpwebos.com and started sending people to mynewpalm.com. The page shows a looping video of a Palm logo along with the text "Coming Soon" and "Smart Move."

FCC vs. Snapchat

Remember a few months ago when Snapchat got hacked and people lost their data? Apparently the FCC hasn't forgotten either and is finalizing their charges against Snapchat. One would think there would be some sort of financial penalty, however, that doesn't appear to be the case and the FCC is instead going to make Snapchat "implement a comprehensive security policy". I guess this is a lucky break for Snapchat and hopefully the security has improved. TheNextWeb has more on this story.

Remember when we realized that all those Snapchat “snaps” that were supposed to disappear could be accessed by just looking at the app’s directory on your phone via a third-party app? If you were upset, you weren’t alone. Turns out FTC was a bit miffed as well.

Today the FTC finalized charges against Snapchat for deceiving customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service. If the messages are still retrievable, they aren’t really disappearing now are they?

Will the Pirate Bay sail again?

The Pirate Bay was raided in early December and was taken offline yet again. The biggest difference this time was that it didn't come back right away, but that has changed as they've resurfaced and are now touting a countdown timer that is set for February 1st. There is no official word on what they are planning for Feb.1, maybe they've going legit? Maybe they're going to only start hosting kitten videos? We'll keep you updated. TorrentFreak has the story.

The Pirate Bay has started the new year with an interesting update to the site. The counter that previously kept track of the time that had passed since the raid, is now counting down to February first. An official announcement is expected to follow in the near future.

HTC One M9

One of the phones being rumored to be shown off next week at CES 2015 is the latest from HTC, the HTC One M9. Basically the specs are pretty similar to other flagship phones, touting a 20.9 MP camera and SnapDragon 810 CPU among other high-end features. BGR has some "possibly leaked" pictures and some rumored details.

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been seeing a steady stream of leaks on the next HTC flagship, referred to as both the HTC One (M9) and the HTC Hima. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but a new set of photos that leaked on Zol.com.cn might be our best look yet at the unreleased device.

Android App Pick - Inbox

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we manage to tame our Inbox with - Inbox by Google. This is a new look, feel and format for GMail and while it does take a bit to get used to, but it is fantastic. If you have a ton of email and want the ability to pin, remind, snooze and manage your email beast, check out Inbox - our Android App Pick of the Week!




How to Uncork a Bottle

I don't encourage drinking in any way at all, but this is pretty awesome. Uncorking Champagne with a .50 Cal!


Apple Introduces 14-Day Return Policy on Apps In EU

This is about the only bit of good news if you are a consumer that lives in the European Union. Apple has just introduced a new 14-day return policy on Apps purchased through their App Store. This is great as it gives you some time to find out if the App is any good, and let's face it, you can probably beat Angry Birds by then and get your money back. I'm sure there will be restrictions and conditions, but this is really good news for the consumer. That being said, Apple will likely hold payment to the developer until the 14-day period has passed so they don't have to pay the refund out of their pocket. It will be interesting to see if other countries follow suite.

Apple’s terms and conditions for the stores previously stated users had the right to withdraw from a transaction “without charge and without giving any reason until delivery of the product has started.” That meant purchases were all but final apart from some exceptions handled by Apple support.

Source: 9to5mac

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