Damson to Launch Cisor BT5 360-degree Sound Portable Bluetooth Speaker at Gadget Show Live 2012 10 April
Damson has created an innovatively stylish powerful portable Bluetooth speaker that can fill a room with music from all smartphones, computers, tablets, MP3 players or any audio source with a 3.5mm jack output. The DamsonCisor BT5is smaller than a tennis ball measuring a mere 55mm x 54mm and uses the latest Incisor Diffusion Technology to deliver a deep rich 360-degree sound like no other speaker its size.
This is a fantastic new product for any IPAD or tablet owner. Although iPads are designed to be carried around, that doesn’t mean you necessarily want to be literally carrying the iPad all the time – even when you’re using it. Hence the huge variety of iPad mounts on the market. While most of the mounting solutions on offer generally aim for one or maybe two specific uses, such as in the car, on the fridge or in the studio, Vogel’s RingO Universal Mounting System is designed to let users mount their iPad just about anywhere.
The new Hannspree HANNSjoy LCD TV breaks the TV mold
Because TV design doesn’t have to be boring
Hemel Hempstead, UK. 7th July 2011. Consumer electronics manufacturer and AV specialist, Hannspree, has today unveiled its new series of mold breaking TVs. Celebrating its reputation for producing cutting-edge boutique products which have a strikingly unique identity, the new HANNSjoy LCD TV from Hannspree delivers technology at the heart of extraordinary design in truly opulent style.
JK Rowling wowed her audience with her books and now comes a little bit extra for her fans. Watch the you tube video to find out more and visit http://www.pottermore.com to sign up for the chance to be one on the first to experience this new online world of Harry Potter. The phenomenon continues to thrill children and adults of all ages..
JK Rowling's Pottermore shows up other authors and publishers who have yet to embrace the digital age, writes Olivia Solon.
The vast majority of books that have migrated to the digital world as ebooks have simply replicated the printed page. Some of them may have search and note-taking functionalities, but most ebooks are very much the web 1.0 equivalent of the literary world.
Pottermore.com, while not perfect, represents a significant landmark for digital publishing. J.K. Rowling has not just hauled out her manuscript and plonked it onto a website with a bit of frilly window-dressing from a digital agency. Instead, she has laboured for a year in close collaboration with creative developers TH_NK to curate an experience that really takes advantages of the unique properties of the web.
Not only has she written 18,000 additional words which help build on characters, places and objects for the site, but she has also helped develop a great series of interactive web experiences and gaming elements.
Pottermore lets the user choose a magic username and join Hogwarts in the virtual world just as Harry does in the books. Interactive features include a digital ‘Sorting Hat’ - which allocates Hogwarts’ students to a house and a ‘Wand Chooser’ – a tool that selects the appropriate wand for a user based on a series of questions.
It's the hottest product of the moment. Many shops are predicting a 5 to 6 week shipping wait if you are lucky. So what is the best way to get your hands on an ipad2?
Here are some tips:
1. The Apple Store - Every night at 9pm your local apple store will update their stock levels. If they have stock that has arrived then you can reserve for pick up the next day. You must be on the website at 9:00pm. Stock will sell out within minutes.
Paying for a sandwich will soon be possible via mobile phones as network operator Everything Everywhere rolls out what it claims is the UK's first mobile payments service.
The service, due for launch in summer 2011, sees the mobile phone operator partnering with Barclaycard.
Businesses that have contactless technology include Pret a Manger, Little Chef and the National Trust.
More services are expected to roll out in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.
The London games is seen as an epicentre for contactless payments, with sponsors such as Visa and Transport for London heavily involved in so-called Near Field Communication (NFC), the short range wireless technology that underpins many wireless payment systems.
Facebook unveiled its "next evolution of Messages", a seamless messaging platform that weaves e-mail, chat and SMS to offer an integrated communication service.
The new messaging platform is touted as a "modern messaging system" rather than a "Gmail killer". The platform is built around three core elements: seamless messaging, conversation history and social inbox.
Seamless messaging enables users to receive messages on any device through any medium, eliminating the need to know which medium a user prefers. A user merely needs to choose the friends name and shoot a message. The platform-agnostic feature integrates IM, SMS, e-mail and Facebook messaging.
The new messaging platform also records a history of all conversations irrespective of the medium used. All the history is centred on people.
The platform's Inbox segregates the social messages from business messages, thus all messages from friends are stored in the inbox while bills and statements are routed to the other folder. It also allows a feature to bar all mails from non-friends.