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Cleverly folding on this weekend’s Tokyo Marathon with the present urge for food for fruit-named wearables, this is some promoting silliness from Dole: the wearable banana. Beneath the pores and skin, there’s an array of LEDS that beam out sufficient pink mild to scroll lap-time occasions, the runners’ coronary heart fee and even motivational tweets of help — otherwise you simply ship Bluth quotes, proper right here.
You learn that headline proper: Each episode of the wildly well-liked CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and all its spin-offs are coming solely to Hulu Plus. Because the Hulu weblog tells it, over 300 episodes of the collection’ll seem on the streaming service come April. Hulu additionally factors out that this deal signifies that previous seasons can be added forward of future season premieres (CSI: Cyber, anybody?) as nicely — in contrast to its South Park deal, although, there isn’t any phrase on day-after streaming but. Hulu says that watching Horatio Caine (David Caruso, above) and crew’s antics again-to-again would fill round two weeks complete. What number of trip days do you’ve gotten left?
YouTube is launching a brand new app (initially on Android telephones and tablets) that may run solely child-pleasant content material. YouTube for Youngsters — residence run proper there — will area age-applicable movies of cats, Minecraft, Thomas the Tank Engine and different issues healthful / hilarious. The app launches on February 23, however USA Immediately has already snuck a take a look at it. The viewer opens up into eight giant tiles, every specializing in in style child-pleasant video collection, as seen above. There’s then 5 symbols on the prime of the app that may take youngsters to TV exhibits, music content material, instructional programming and a binocular icon for locating prime-rating video.
Did you snag a MacBook Professional earlier than 2014 solely to run into corrupted video, no video in any respect or spontaneous reboots? You will not need to shell out for a repair in the event you’re out of guarantee. After greater than a yr of studies, Apple is launching a restore program that may mend your laptop computer free of charge if its graphics are going haywire. You are coated as long as you acquire a 15- or 17-inch MacBook Professional between early 2011 and the top of 2013, together with the primary two generations of Retina fashions. This system can be obtainable as of February twentieth for those who’re within the US or Canada, and every week later in the remainder of the world. Solely a “small proportion” of techniques are affected, Apple says, however it will not harm to examine protection even when every part is hunky dory.
Are you eager about placing collectively a brand new PC? Take a look at our useful information to assist get began. In different information, some Lenovo PCs have been discovered delivery with manufacturing unit-put in adware, Sony might scrap its cellular enterprise and a brand new lawsuit filed towards Apple alleges that the corporate poached a lot of engineers for an electrical automotive battery undertaking. All that and extra could be discovered simply previous the break.
In in the present day’s Apple Automotive rumor replace, Bloomberg has chimed in with sources spouting extra information concerning the “Titan” electrical car venture supposedly underneath method in Cupertino. Based on the report, the workforce is as much as about 200 individuals, with specialists on batteries and robotic know-how becoming a member of lately. Whereas A123 and Tesla might have an concept the place a few of these battery specialists got here from, even this rumor has the caveat that execs might scrap or delay it, however that the workforce is engaged on having a car prepared by 2020. This has been your every day Apple Automotive rumor replace.
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Geeksphone, the corporate behind a twin-OS handset and the extremely-safe Blackphone, is making an attempt its hand at wearables. The upcoming Geeksme band seems to be quite smartwatch-esque with a round OLED show framed by 12 bi-colour LEDs, monitoring steps, distance, energy burned and sleep. It’s going to additionally wrangle calls, messages and reminders in your wrist. How does Geeksme hope to face out? It tracks sexual efficiency and screens “progress” within the bed room. The gadget retains tabs in your “ecological footprint” as nicely, so that you’re all the time knowledgeable about how your habits influence the surroundings. Sadly, the corporate is not displaying off the hardware simply but, and particulars (like the way it screens bed room exercise) are scarce, nevertheless it’s planning to launch later this yr. You possibly can relaxation assured we’re on the hunt for extra particulars — maybe at this month’s Cellular World Congress.
You won’t have heard the identify “Gemalto” earlier than, however you virtually definitely have one in every of their merchandise in your pocket. Because the world’s largest maker of SIM playing cards, it is an organization that is immediately liable for ensuring your cellular phone connects to the fitting wi-fi community. In response to paperwork launched by Edward Snowden and obtained by The Intercept, although, it was additionally the goal of a covert, coordinated hack dedicated by NSA brokers and allies at Britain’s Authorities Communications Headquarters. Their objective? To quietly get their palms on the encryption keys that maintain our telephone calls and textual content messages personal so they might faucet individuals’s communications with out elevating suspicions.
Because the saying goes, the perfect digital camera is the one which’s with you. For many of us that is a smartphone, so the traditions of printing and sharing bodily photographs have slowly fallen by the wayside. To bridge the rising analog-digital divide, Polaroid specialists The Inconceivable Challenge (TIP) crowdfunded an on the spot photograph printing package again in 2012. The thought was easy: you took your smartphone, opened a photograph and positioned it face down on the prime of the machine. The sunshine from the show would then shine by way of the On the spot Lab’s underlying lens and down the tower to show the Polaroid movie, creating a brand new print.