Luxa2 GroovyT Magic Boom Box

Silicon Power A30 2TB

Silicon Power X20 32GB OTG

App Pick - Compass 360 Pro

Luxa2 GroovyT Magic Boom Box

We have just posted up our review of the GroovyT Magic Boom Box from Luxa2. This is a wireless speaker dock that uses magic to get the audio from your phone to the speaker as it doesn't require wires, Bluetooth, WiFi or Infrared. If you are tired of the little cruddy speakers in your phone and want better sound and volume at a low cost, check out our review of the $15 GroovyT. It's not perfect but is it worth $15?

The GroovyT "possesses supernatural powers that can amaze and leave you in audio awe". That, at least is what the marketing department for Luxa2 claims. The reality is a little bit different. While the setup and connecting the device to your phone is simple, the audio quality can be a little off. There is an Android App that helps you tune your phone so that the sound is much better than your stock music player may produce. For the GroovyT, this App is basically an equalizer that will let you turn down your bass...


WTU Episode #273 - Microsoft Wants to Forget Windows 8

We have just posted up Episode #273 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Microsoft to merge their OS platforms, Apple prefers to use to the backdoor and Seagate ships 8TB hard drives.We have those stories and more and the links below!

Download Episode #273
Show Notes
Subscribe to the feed.
Subscribe in iTunes!

Doused by Fire

There is no doubt that Amazon is a giant in the world of online retail, but they have lost some ground in the second quarter of 2014. This loss can easily be equated to all of the new enterprises like the Fire phone, Prime Music, Fire TV and Kindle Unlimited. The loss of the second quarter is $126,000,000.00. Amazon also expects a loss of anywhere between $410 million to $810 million in the third quarter although they are expecting growth in revenue of 15 to 26 percent.

Amazon is known for its willingness to take losses to invest in new types of products and services. This quarter was no exception. The company released two hardware devices this quarter, the Fire TV andFire Phone, and also launched two new services, Prime Music for its subscription program and Kindle Unlimited. The strain of so many new initiatives is showing.

Source: CNET

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

More Articles...

Page 1 of 267


In The News