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Coming soon: Shoes that talk to you and computers that react with a wave of your hand. Read more on HLNtv.com
Missed me on HLN discussing cool new wireless devices to put in your smart home? No worries, I’ve got the complete list of smart tech I highlighted below:
WeMo Switch = Starting at $49.99 – Available at Belkin.com
· Plug this into your outlet and combined with a free app for your device, this lets you turn any of your electronic devices on or off from inside or outside your home via your phone or tablet.
· Uses your existing Wi-Fi to control your electronics.
· Set schedules for your devices and control them remotely using a mobile internet connection.
· Upgrade to the WeMo Switch Motion and you can control the electronic devices in your home when movement is detected. It detects motion up to 10 feet away. Read more »
There’s a hot new app in the iPhone App Store from Twitter called “Vine” that let’s you create and share 6 seconds of looping video. I’ve been seeing it in my Twitter feed a lot lately, and with Mario’s recent segment on HLN (see video above) I finally understand how the heck people are creating these strange videos. Basically, Vine helps you take and edit short videos into 6 second bursts. The service then loops these videos and allows you to publish them to social media. It’s like animated GIFs taken to a whole new level.
But this is a cautionary tale. As it turns out, some users have already been using the app to make and share hardcore pornography. Yikes!
Despite the fact that the App has been approved by Apple for users 12 and older, it seems that Vine was unprepared for the huge explosion in users and hasn’t been able to police their content to make sure it’s appropriate for all ages.
Worried about your children downloading apps like this? Keep reading to find out how to block the from installing apps like this without your permission. Read more »
One HUGE trend at CES this year is big advancements in car tech, like cars that can talk to each other to prevent accidents and hands-free tech so you can keep your eyes on the road. It’s all about safety, plus convenience and productivity. Watch the video for my interviews about the latest in automotive technology!
This morning on HLN, I introduced the hot trends at CES this year, like personal fitness and 4K televisions. The conference may be huge, but we’re just getting started!
When it comes to gift buying for gamers this holiday season there’s only one company putting out a new console. The new Nintendo Wii U stands alone as the single new system on store shelves in 2012.
I attended the launch of the new system in New York. What sets the Wii U apart from the XBox and Playstation is a new & innovative controller. The handheld device incorporates joysticks, a microphone, speakers, a camera and even a touchscreen of its own. That ‘second screen’ allows aspects of some games to pop off your TV and into your hands. The gamepad can also be set up as a universal remote, to control your TV and even your cable box, which I’ve tested at home, and works great!
On HLN this morning I took a look at both candidate’s apps, so that you can see how differently the candidates are approaching their apps:
You can also view this post and video over at HLNtv.com
Yes, I’m going to say it: There are alternatives to the new iPhone 5.
Yikes, I better prepare for all the hate mail from Apple fanboys and fangirls.
Look I’m not against the iPhone 5 — actually, I like it a lot. And yes Apple gets a lot of media attention, but times will shift. I mean, I can still remember the days when Blackberry dominated the news cycle. Nowadays the iPhone 5 tends to dominate. Well, that was until the Samsung Galaxy SIII “Next Big Thing” ads started really taking off.
The bottom line is that there are other phones out there that are awesome in their own way. Read the rest of this post on HLNtv.com to see my recommendations.
This morning I appeared on HLN to talk about apps that help you catch a ride. Whether you need a taxi, black car service, or are looking for a ride with a stranger, there’s an app for that.
To find out more about the services I mention in the video above, and to get links to all of the apps I mention, check out this blog post on HLNtv.com.
There was more social media traffic around the first presidential debate between former Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama than there was around the vice-presidential debate. But while the quantity may have been lower, the quality of the humor (Big Bird not withstanding) appears to be higher surrounding Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden.
The social media reaction to this debate wasn’t quite as big as the last one. Only 3.5 million tweets went out during the VP debate, compared to 10.5 million for the presidential one last week.
Over on Google, search terms around Joe Biden included ‘laughing’ and ‘malarkey.’ The latter was a term Biden used to describe the answer Rep. Ryan gave to a question about the Libyan embassy crisis.