Dream Cheeky is gearing up to release an accessory for iOS devices. The iDrum, as it’s called, will make its debut on May 31, 2012 and is available for pre-order now. The iDrum is a seven-piece drum kit bundled into a 9.5” x 12” package. It connects via Bluetooth and comes bundled with a Sound System app that allows you to play along with pre-recorded songs or create your own masterpiece.While this first strikes you a neat little accessory, the price tag immediately pops that bubble because it’s $70. While this may be fun for an iPhone, paying $70 to add a touch sensitive drum kit to a touch-enabled device that is relatively the same size doesn’t seem to make much sense. To add insult to injury, in most of the demos the pads are physically shown on the screen, so you’re not saving any screen real estate either.Dream Cheeky says that the pads “are able to withstand even the most frenetic drumming,” so we guess it will give you a little … [Read more...] about iDrum is an iOS accessory that doesn’t make much sense
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posted on 01 Mar 2017, 04:50 1 1. AlikMalix (unregistered) Duh.... posted on 01 Mar 2017, 12:14 0 32. Finalflash (Posts: 3709; Member since: 23 Jul 2013) Yea, he literally stole mine and several comments in the original article regarding this and made a rather pointless article out of it. posted on 01 Mar 2017, 04:53 13 2. liberalsnowflake (banned) (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Feb 2017) I know why they are making the switch from lightning cable to type c. So that they can sue other android oem that how they copied their innovative USB type c technology and implemented on their android devices without paying them the licensing fees. posted on 01 Mar 2017, 14:28 0 34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013) Apple did not invent USB Type C. USB was invented by the collaboration of several OEM's that include Apple. 35. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013) Apple did not invent USB Type C. USB was invented by the … [Read more...] about Comments for : It makes no sense for Apple to switch its iPhones away from Lightning to USB-C
So, today the world saw its first 4K smartphone, courtesy of Sony and its illustrious Xperia Z5 Premium! Kazuo Hirai threw quite the bomb there, eh? Are you excited? Heck, we're thrilled, but we're also aware that many of you are scratching your heads, wondering why would anybody need this many pixels on their screens! After all, you are right to be asking this question, as before the Z5 Premium came around, Quad-HD smartphones did a great job at convincing us that extra fidelity beyond 1080p resolution is pretty great, but totally inessential to a smartphone screen's quality. "Overkill", in other words.Thus, we felt compelled to share 5 very good reasons why a 4K resolution smartphone screen does make perfect sense, right here, and right now. We're looking forward to discuss this stuff with you all, so please, chime in with your fresh comments below! 5 reasons why the Xperia Z5 Premium's 4K resolution screen makes perfect sense 5 reasons why the Xperia Z5 Premium's 4K resolution … [Read more...] about 5 reasons why the Xperia Z5 Premium’s 4K resolution screen makes perfect sense
Outdoor movie nights seem like a great idea until you start to set one up and realize you need a really long power cord, a power strip, some cables to connect some kind of speaker system to the projector, and wait a second … do we have to drag a DVD player out here too? It’s enough to make you give up on the idea. You know, they should really come up with an all-in-one device that makes outdoor movie nights super easy.Good news: They have.“They” is a company called Dashbon and the device is called Flicks, a conveniently portable Bluetooth boombox with a projector built right in and all the necessary connections to make flinging a flick on a white sheet, garage door, or inflatable screen about as easy as you could ask for.When we saw Flicks had graduated from successful Kickstarter project to full-fledged commercially available product, we jumped at the chance to check one out for ourselves. Dashbon’s Flicks website makes some pretty bold … [Read more...] about This Bluetooth speaker-projector hybrid makes any wall a movie theater
Historically, Apple’s design guru Jony Ive has been wary of talking with reporters, but recently, he’s become the somewhat reluctant poster boy for the Apple Watch. The New Yorker got a first-hand tour of the company’s design studio and spoke at length with Ive about a number of subjects, including the process of designing Apple’s first wearable.Although most Apple products have Ive’s name written all over them in terms of design language and iconic style, the Apple Watch is perhaps Ive’s greatest triumph so far. Apple’s senior vice president Jeff Williams agreed that the “Apple Watch seem(s) more purely Ive’s than previous company products,” when the interviewer asked him if this device was special to the designer.“Jony didn’t pull out of his butt the 4.7 and the 5.5.”Prior to the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs, the company was hard at work looking into new product categories and ideas for the future. Ive … [Read more...] about Jony Ive says round smartwatches make no sense in big Apple Watch reveal
We can blame DigiTimes and the Wall Street Journal (and their anonymous sources) for the sudden surge in rumors concerning a cheap Apple iPhone. Potentially named the iPhone Mini, the not-quite-news has done its best to distract us from all the CES 2013 hoopla this week. Now it’s Bloomberg’s turn, as its sources – unnamed, of course – say Apple is eying a $99 or $149 price point for the unannounced phone.The report states Apple has been working on an affordable alternative to the iPhone for two years, and it hopes to have a model ready for release later this year. It also says Apple has been chatting to at least one U.S. network about the phone, however it may primarily be aimed at attracting buyers in emerging markets where the iPhone is too expensive for the majority of potential buyers.It continues to say the phone would use cheaper parts, be smaller than current models and work on, “Multiple wireless networks.” As existing iPhone … [Read more...] about Rumors of cheap iPhone continue to spread, but do they make any sense?
A report from The Register suggests that in late 2011, Microsoft considered acquiring part or all of Nokia, to the extent that it even got permission to look through the company’s books to get a better sense of its financial situation. According to “well placed sources,” Microsoft backed away from the idea, because it wasn’t thrilled by Nokia’s balance sheets. But things have changed since then: Nokia’s share price has dropped nearly 40 percent in the last three months, which may make Nokia a more attractive buy-out or investment target.And Microsoft may not be Nokia’s only suitor. Nokia’s shares jumped a bit last week on rumors South Korea’s Samsung was considering a buyout; Samsung has since denied it has any interest in Nokia.Microsoft’s interest in acquiring part or all of Nokia is obvious: Despite having just been dethroned by Samsung as the world’s largest handset manufacturer, Nokia still sells millions of … [Read more...] about Report says Microsoft considered buying Nokia — would it make more sense now?
The rumor is back: New reports have Microsoft preparing a version of its flagship Microsoft Office productivity applications for iOS — which almost certainly means Apple’s iPad, as well as the iPhone and maybe even the iPod touch. Although the speculation is not new, it comes with some intriguing new details. First, Microsoft might be looking to launch a version of Office for iOS around the same time Windows 8 tablets start to hit the market. Second, Microsoft might also be working on a version of Microsoft Office for Android.Does it make any sense for Microsoft to make versions of its Office applications for any mobile platform other than Windows or Windows Phone? Wouldn’t that undermine the value of Microsoft’s core platforms? Or is it actually a savvy move that not only gives Microsoft a new revenue stream, but helps keep the software giant in a mobile technology world that’s — so far — mostly passing it by?The reportsThe latest batch of … [Read more...] about Why Office for the iPad and Android makes sense
There's just never a dull moment here in the Linux blogosphere, whether there's big news being made at the moment or not.Some weeks, we have wild activity surrounding the latest moves from Canonical, for example, or perhaps Adobe's latest affront; such happenings are virtually guaranteed to generate some lively conversation.Even in other weeks, though, where the news days might seem slower, there's never a shortage of things to talk about.Case in point? Just last Monday, when all the Linux world was still waking up from the weekend, a lone voice rang out with the question, "is open source anti-profit?"A hush quickly fell over the Linux blogosphere as FOSS fans far and wide pondered the implications. It was ITworld's Brian Proffitt who gave voice to the troubling question after reading a recent interview with Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos by New York Times blogger Quentin Hardy."Some people in open source think it is immoral to make a profit. I don't,'" Mickos said."I do not think that … [Read more...] about LINUX BLOG SAFARI Is It Wrong to Make a Profit From FOSS?
During a flood, advance warning is the key to reducing damage and ensuring safety. However, conventional stream gauges— which are currently utilized to monitor rivers and predict upcoming flood conditions—can be costly and labor-intensive to maintain. In addition, gauges are often washed away during floods, resulting in a valuable piece of equipment being lost.Researchers at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory are working to improve streamflow monitoring with the Automated Non-Contact Hydrologic Observations in Rivers (ANCHOR) project.The project is focused on three non-contact technologies to improve the observational and monitoring capabilities in rivers: Streamflow Radar, Scanning Lidar and Interferometric Stream Radar (ISRad). The streamflow radar portion of the project is currently the most robust, and 14 sites throughout the United States are already being installed with remote sensors that use Doppler radar to measure speed, depth, and flow rates in … [Read more...] about Remote-Sensing Streamflow Radar Provides Advance Warning for Flooding