Imagination is now reality. Combining Disney’s design and Monster® engineering, the two collaborated to integrate the world’s first visualizer iPhone/iPod app with high definition sound and the visceral LED Light Drive System-controlled effects creating a total immersion of light and sound. The result is an unprecedented audio experience that captivates both music lovers and Tron fans. Welcome to The Grid. $100-$300
Twitter Breaks News of Whitney Houston Death 27 Minutes Before Press
Twenty-seven minutes before mainstream media broke the news of Whitney Houston’s death on Saturday night, the story was on Twitter, reported by a man who tweeted the news out to his 14 followers.
A tweet — sent at 4:57 p.m. PT — from the Associated Press that confirmed Houston’s death by citing her publicist was retweeted more than 10,000 times, according to data from Topsy Labs. However, the first tweet to reveal the news was sent at 4:15 p.m. PT [CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING]
Bluetooth Mini Speakers for your iPad and smartphone
iHome has released two new mini Bluetooth speakers that work with mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, the iHome iDM11 and the iDM8. Here is more info on these new Bluetooth speakers from iHome:
The iDM11 is a uniquely attractive rechargeable mono speaker with Bluetooth and speakerphone capability that looks and sounds great anywhere. Auto-pairing and -linking feature makes Bluetooth setup simple and fast. The built-in lithium-ionbattery is rechargeable, so you can enjoy music on the go without worrying about batteries. Built-in mic, ATI SoundClear voice echo cancellation and answer and end controls make speakerphone use a pleasure. 2-in-1 audio/charging cable included. $70
The iDM8 offers a round world of sound. The spherical rechargeable mono speaker with Bluetooth and speakerphone capability looks and sounds great anywhere. The speaker provides crisp sound that’s perfect for your music, games or apps. An auto-pairing and -linking feature makes Bluetooth setup simple and fast. The built-in lithium-ion battery is rechargeable, so you can enjoy music on the go without worrying about batteries. 2-in-1 audio/charging cable included. $60
A Japanese smartphone app lets you maximize the time you spend every night sleeping. Yumemiru takes the self-help craze of the ’90s to new scientific heights by leveraging the bundle of sensors in your smartphone. The app utilizes microphones to detect when you’re in REM sleep, the point in the night when you begin dreaming and also the moment when you are most susceptible to suggestion.
The free app has eight different scenarios to choose from, including a walk in the forest, getting rich, flying and for those romantically disposed, a scenario that stimulates dreams of love tailored for both men and women. After selecting the type of dream you want to drift off into, the app runs in the background and detects the time passed before you go into REM sleep.
Once you’ve entered REM sleep, the soundtrack begins to stimulate your dreams. What strikes us as most interesting is the addition of frictionless sharing; encouraging users to share their dreams via social media is a nice way to get people’s dreams to stick with them throughout the day (ask any lucid dreamer!), which is an age-old mind-hack that helps the dream ‘stick.’ It’s this feature that could be most useful for making this app a genuinely useful tool for innovative thinking.
Logitec LDT-1Si01: Watch live TV on your iPhone or iPad
iPad owners looking to add a little live TV to their Apple tablet might be interested in this new TV tuner which has been unveiled and lunched by Logitec called the LDT-1Si01.
The new iOS LDT-1Si01 tuner will be arriving in Japan later this month and lets you view One-seg satellite programming on the iPad and iPod. Unfortunately at the moment it doesn’t support Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone 4S. [CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING]
There’s no question that fresh herbs taste better than their dried counterparts, nor is there any denying that garden-fresh veggies are preferable to ones that have spent the past several days in a truck or on a supermarket shelf. People who are lucky enough to live in warmer climates can keep the fresh greens coming year-round, if they plant a garden. For those of us in colder regions, however, things get a bit more challenging come winter. We can rig up indoor herb gardens on windowsills or using full-spectrum fluorescent lights, but that can sometimes get a little complicated. If you can justify its price, however, there is an alternative – the Urban Cultivator.
Android: Have you ever typed or read on your smartphone while walking at the same time (be honest)? For those occasions, Transparent Screen can help you out by showing you what’s right in front of you while you use your phone as usual.
To use the app, simply hit the button to start it and make your screen transparent. You can customize the transparency level and adjust the resolution, as well as rotate the camera image.
It’s hardly been a week since we saw the release of Disney’s waterproof smartphone and DoCoMo’s Chocolate smartphone and there’s a product of their collaboration hitting store shelves. Disney Mobile on DoCoMo F-08D and P-05D Androids handsets were recently announced which is an outcome of the collaboration of Disney and NTT DoCoMo. Both the phones are water-proof and dustproof, out of which the DoCoMo F-08D is the creamier one, flaunting a 4.3 inch HD TFT LCD display and a resolution of 720 x 1,280p. Its sleek… [CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING]
Paul McCartney's Next Performance: Live, and for Free, on iTunes
Ever since The Beatles and Apple kissed and made up in 2007, Apple products and its fans can’t seem to get enough of the fab four and its surviving members. The service already has the legendary group’s 13 studio albums (added to iTunes in 2010) and now Apple is helping former Beatle Paul McCartney [CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING]…