Archive for June, 2014

Hello Kitty Fire Extinguisher

Posted in Hello Kitty by Tam Yue on June 4th, 2014

Hello Kitty Fire ExtinguisherYou can pretty much buy anything Hello Kitty these days and home safety equipment is no exception. So, let’s say your Hello Kitty candle started your Hello Kitty curtains on fire, what’s a better way to put them out than with your Hello Kitty fire extinguisher?

These are available for purchase through Sanrio in three different designs. Normal fire extinguishers will run you about $40, these are little more pricey at closer to $90.

Via Technabob

Google Glass Gets Fashionable, Finally

Posted in Google Glass by Tam Yue on June 3rd, 2014

Google GlassFor all you fashion conscious people out there who want Google Glass but just can’t bring yourself to buy one because fashion – it is not. You now have options in Google Glass.

Google announced yesterday that they teamed up with American fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg to their Glass Explorer Program. Beginning June 23rd, you can purchase your own fashionable pair of Google Glasses. You can choose from multiple titanium frames and you can get those with or without a prescription.

As with all things fashionable, these are not going to be any cheaper. They will run you about $1600. From sunglasses to hipster glasses, if it is important to you to be on the cutting edge of technology and look good while doing it, these are for you.

via Techcrunch

Goodbye PSP

Posted in PSP by Tam Yue on June 3rd, 2014

Playstation PortableWelp, It was bound to happen sooner or later. It’s been around for 10 years and sold 76 million units, but Sony is saying goodbye to the PSP.

Sony announced today that they were stopping shipments of the PSP by the end of 2014. The last shipment was sent out to North America at the end of January, so once they are gone….they are gone. Japan’s last shipment will be sent at the end of this month and Europe’s will end in the next few months.

The PSP was released back in 2004, and was one of the first handheld devices that could play games, movies and music. 2004 doesn’t seem that long ago until you think that the first iPhone was released 3 years later. Sony set the standard for handheld devices that’s for sure.

If you still want to get …

Olympus Announces OM-D E-M10 Limited Editions

Posted in Cameras by Darrin Olson on June 2nd, 2014

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Limited EditionsOlympus announced the release of some special limited editions of its OM-D E-M10 compact camera to be released in late June, 2014. The limited edition will be available in three different colors: green as pictured here, black and orange.

In addition to the colors the special release will come with a special leather shoulder strap and a shiny-lettered OM-D lens cap to match the grip and the strap. It also comes with the Olympus Share smartphone connectivity and a 14-42 pancake zoom lens. The camera will be offered exclusively through Harrods, retailing for £749 (~$1255 USD).

via Ubergizmo

Apple’s New iOS 8 Will Not Support iPhone 4

Posted in Apple by Darrin Olson on June 2nd, 2014

iOS 8 Will Not Support iPhone 4 and olderThe rumors appear to be true, iPhone 4 users will be left in the dust once the new iOS 8 update is released. This is nothing new for Apple, as keeping with tradition, they did the same thing with the iPhone 3GS which did not support the iOS 7 update.

The iOS press release states that these devices will be receiving the new update: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display. iOS 8 is set to release in the fall of 2014 along with that release, are rumors of the new next generation iPhone. So start saving those pennies now iPhone 4 users.

Apple Releases Info on iOS 8

Posted in Apple by Darrin Olson on June 2nd, 2014

Apple Announces iOS 8Apple made a number of anticipated announcements today at WWDC, but the likely most anticipated was the release of iOS 8 for the iPhone and iPad devices. This is the latest operating system for the mobile devices from Apple, replacing the existing iOS 7 with a number of changes. None seem radical but all were well received. Below is a summary of what came down for the new OS today:

The Mail application will have the ability to hold and simply swipe to delete messages, not unlike Mailbox or Android’s Gmail. They also added a feature to minimize a message you are composing temporarily to read other messages.

When typing emails or any other text using the keyboard, Apple added something they are calling QuickType. QuickType will prompt with predictive words, again not unlike Android’s OS, but Apple claims that the …

Apple Announces iCloud Drive

Posted in Apple by Darrin Olson on June 2nd, 2014

Apple Announces iCloudApple announced a host of new software developments today with one of them being the iCloud Drive. Apple has had the intentions of creating a something to take on Dropbox and Google Drive for some time and they’ve thrown their hat into the ring today.

The service does have a competitive price but still a little more than its main competitors. iCloud Drive will be free for the first 5GB and 99 cents a month will get you 20GB. In comparison, Google offers 100GB for $1.99/month and you can get 100GB for $9.99/month at Dropbox.

Apple has added a couple of nice feature aside from just the storage, however. Each app that you install that uses iCloud will have its own folder created, and that folder of data is shared across your computers and devices that run OS X, iOS and even …