- How to Access Netflix’s Hidden Categories with Special Codes
- Audeze Sine Lightning Cable Headphones Pave the Way for iPhone 7
- The Autonomous Cars And Drones By Ford At CES 2016
- NES30 Pro Bluetooth Game Controller Brings ’80s Gaming Up to Date
- Spherical Transparent Sun Power Generator
- CES 2016: Lenovo Introduce Products And Rename Motorola
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 06:07 AM PST
Netflix made the news last week by announcing the global availability of its streaming service, so now it would be a great time to learn about its hidden categories and how to access them in order to discover new content.
According to Netflix spokesperson Marlee Tart, content is categorized “into thousands of subgenres to help match the right content to the right member based on their viewing history,” and that’s why people can’t typically access the streaming service’s entire catalog. That causes Netflix users to spend more time looking for content than actually watching it, which let’s face it, isn’t fair at all. Luckily, all that hidden content can be accessed in a browser and than added to each user’s list for watching later.
The following codes need to be added at the end of the following URL, instead of the hash signs:
Action & Adventure: 1365
Remember to add the content that you like to “My List,” so that you can watch it later on your smartphone or tablet without having to look for it again.
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Posted: 11 Jan 2016 03:45 PM PST
Having heard that Apple might drop the 3.5mm audio connector starting with the iPhone 7, Audeze developed yet another pair of headphones that use a Lightning connector, and unveiled them last week at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
Advertised as the world’s first on-ear planar magnetic headphones, Audeze Sine a brilliant piece of technology that have been adapted to be used with Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7. Designed in collaboration with BMW DesignWorksUSA and showcased at CES 2016, the Sine headphones are the lightest of Audeze’s headphones, weighing just 230g, but there’s really more to them than just the extreme portability.
At first, it may seem like a very stupid decision to replace an universal connector such as the 3.5mm with a proprietary one (i.e. the Lightning connector). People thought that Apple is doing this just to spite both smartphone and headphone makers, pretending that the final goal is to make the iPhone slimmer. Well, that’s true, as the 3.5mm port’s bulkiness prevented not just the iPhone, but pretty much every other smartphone out there from getting thinner. Still, how much thinner can smartphones get while still maintaning a decent battery life?
Secondly, Apple says that the 3.5mm port takes much more space than it would have you think, as it goes deep inside the phone, whereas the Lightning connector is far more compact. Not at last, Apple claims that the 3.5mm port prevents it from making waterproof iPhones. Well, Sony has been waterproofing its flagships for five years now, and guess what, they all have 3.5mm ports. Whether the existence of the 3.5mm connector is beneficial or not is still debatable, but my personal opinion is that Apple is trying to create its own ecosystem that includes only accessories that they approve of.
Here’s a fragment of Audeze’s press release that announced the debut of the SINE planar magnetic headphone at CES 2016:
“The SINE headphones feature Audeze’s renowned Fluxor® planar magnetic technology with Fazor® Elements and Uniforce® Diaphragms to provide a highly efficient yet lightweight headphone, with very low distortion, good bass, a seductive midrange, crisp extended high frequencies, and excellent imaging.
Audeze’s fully integrated Apple Lightning cable is also an option for the SINE headphones. The exclusive Lightning cable streams a complete 24-bit digital signal through a high quality DSP and DAC to offer better sound quality directly from the iPhone. The built in microphone can be used for phone calls or Skype and is SIRI compatible.”
To pre-order the Sine on-ear planar magnetic headphones, head over to Audeze’s website and get ready to shell out $499.95, as this is how much these jewels cost. If it makes you feel any better, the Audeze EL-8 Titanium cost $800, which is more than what the iPhone 7 will probably be.
As an audiophile (since I assume that this is who Audeze is targeting with its products), do you think it’s OK to invest that much in a pair of headphones that can only be used with Apple’s products?
Posted: 11 Jan 2016 03:41 PM PST
International technology fair CES 2016 brought us many new gadgets and products of all kinds, and now it’s Ford’s turn, who want to tell us about the future of cars.This is the future according to the American company, with connectivity, drones, and autonomous cars. Read all about it in this story!
World-renowned company Ford also had a lot to show during CES 2016 at Las Vegas, Nevada, where they announced all the new features coming to their cars, their new drones, and connectivity features coming to their products – all of which look very promising and interesting.
They had a keynote where they explained their vision, with their new connectivity features integrated and new software coming to their cars, such as the SmartDeviceLink which allows interaction between our favorite smartphone apps and the car through voice commands, so the driver never has to take his hands off of the steering wheel. FORD Sync creates a link between vehicles and smart homes, and allows the cars and specific devices to communicate so the user can turn devices on or off from their car. What’s more, many of their vehicles and drones use SYNC AppLink which benefits from these connectivity features to help when it comes to emergencies related to climatic catastrophes or accidents.
One of the most acclaimed features deals with the connection between vehicles and smarthomes. With this we refer to having the ability to use voice commands to control lightning, heater, security and many other features from our smart homes from the comfort of our car. An example of this would be, say, having the ability to program our garage once it detects we’re within certain distance of the door, and use light of our choosing to welcome the driver. Wouldn’t that be neat? Ford SYNC Connect along with 4G LTE technology allows to control doors, check fuel or find our exact parking location straight from our phone which are all quite useful features, especially for those of us that happen to forget exactly where in the parking lot we were.
Finally, Ford also told attendees about a future in which vehicles and drones can work together, particularly useful if our area has been affected by, say, an earthquake, tsunami or other natural catastrophes. This inspection system will be used by the United Nations to reach inaccessible areas, and the first vehicle capable of using this technology will be the Ford F-150.
In order to hasten the development of autonomous cars, Ford are currently producing three times as many proofs of concepts, and has just recently released some 30 Mondeo Hybrid in California, Michigan and Arizona among other areas to try them out. These vehicles use a sensor called PUCK which guarantees precision when it comes to 3D mapping a new area in real time.
Investigation and engineering vicepresident Ken Washington ended the presentation explaining how Ford are trying to bring the best from each area of their business together in order to increase the quality of life of everyone, and their consumer base above all.
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Posted: 11 Jan 2016 02:21 PM PST
Thanks to 8bitdo Tech, nostalgic gamers now have the chance to still their hunger for NES games with the NES30 Pro Bluetooth game controller.
More and more past designs are making a comeback, and that just stands to show just how well those products ranked in the functionality department. Nintendo’s NES controller, probably one of the most memorable products of the ’80s, has now been brought up to date by 8bitdo Tech, who did not shy away from implementing some modern-day technologies into this ageless design. The new NES30 Pro Bluetooth game controller is sold in our store, Walyou Deals, at a heavily discounted price for a limited time.
With so many NES emulators around, especially some that work on mobile devices, you might want to give the original NES some rest. However, you don’t have to miss out on the entire experience, as you can still use a NES30 Pro Bluetooth game controller to remind you of the old days.
The single connection that NES30 Pro Bluetooth has with the past is the retro design, but even that has been somewhat altered. After all, the original NES controller didn’t sport any thumbsticks like the new one does, but given how much these could help with mobile games, it’s a more than welcome addition. Whereas the original NES game controller was tied to the console using a proprietary cable, users of the NES30 Pro controller have a lot of freedom, as this relies on Bluetooth 2.1 to connect to other devices.
You shouldn’t think that emulated NES games are the only ones you can play using this Bluetooth controllers. Since it features similar functionality with PS4, Xbone and pretty much any other wireless controller, you can use it with all sorts of devices. However, as far as the operating system is concerned, you are restricted to iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS.
According to the manufacturer, some of the modes it can work in are
Included in the package are the NES30 Pro Bluetooth game controller itself, as NES-style USB cable, a NES 30th Anniversary keychain, and a ring holder. Even though they don’t affect the devices functionality in any way, the last two items are nice additions.
The controller runs on a 480mAh Li-Ion battery that charges over microUSB, but there are no details regarding how long it takes to fully charge it or how long it lasts on a single charge. However, given how little energy this type of devices consumes, it should last you for several hours of intensive gaming.
To relive some of the early days of console gaming with a modern day Bluetooth game controller, head over to Walyou Deals and get the NES30 Pro for $36.99, 26% off the original price of $50. The price can be furthermore cut down by referring a friend, action that gets you an additional $10 off.
Posted: 11 Jan 2016 12:41 PM PST
Cleaner, cheaper and more efficient energy is the future and also the now, with the Rawmelon Beta.ray 1.00 generator being one of the more intriguing products in this field we’ve seen recently.
The Beta.ray 1.00 comes with a hybrid collector to convert daily electricity and thermal energy at the same time. It features what the company calls a breakthrough patent pending micro dual axis tracking unit for full environmental integration with very little weather impact, while coming at what they call an affordable price (€6,000).
How it works
Back to the point of the hybrid collector, the conversion happens while reducing the silicon cell area to 25% with the equivalent power output by using an ultra transmission ball lens. At night time the Ball Lens can transform into a high-power lamp to illuminate your location, simply by using a few LED's.
The Beta.ray.100 is also designed for off grid conditions as well as to supplement buildings' consumption of electricity and thermal circuits like hot water. It’s easy to transport and install, with a support frame that includes the plugs necessary in order to connect with the local grid including a security panel behind the collector. For more details, go here.
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Posted: 11 Jan 2016 11:45 AM PST
Tablets, ultrabooks and portable gadgets – the revamp of the "Moto" brand was the main thing Lenovo had going for them at CES 2016. Read all about it in this story!
Lots of things happened at CES 2016, the biggest tech show in the entire world. Among all these happenings, Chinese giant Lenovo made it clear why they were one of the fastest growing business during the last few years, and why each of their products are so acclaimed and succesful around the globe. CES 2016 was the perfect platform to show their new catalog and impress users with their new technology, and that’s exactly what they did with many new laptops, tablets, smartphones and several other high-end devices that we are sure will be among the most desired gadgets for this 2016 that has just started.
Keeping in mind the several suggestions from their buyers (something the Chinese giant excels at), Lenovo updated the beloved X1 line, of which the X1 Carbon is the undisputed main star. This ultra thin notebook will have, in its upcoming revision, an incredibly powerful sixth generation Intel Skylake processor, a total weight of barely above one kilo (about 2.2 pounds) and a fingerprint reader, which is slowly becoming the default among high-end devices. It will be available starting this February, and it will cost some $1.299 USD – not bad for such a high-end device.
For the users who would instead have a more functional and adaptable device, the Lenovo team introduced the X1 Yoga, a computer which is really similar to the X1 Carbon but features a tactile screen, stylus, and a keyboard that can be rotated 360 degrees, turning it into a tablet too. The computer’s screen is a beautiful OLED surface with a 2560X1440 resolution, and will come out this month at $1449 USD, just a couple hundred above the X1 Carbon.
Both of these new devices will feature next gen i7 processors, up to 16 GB of RAM memory, a 1TB SSD hard drive, and 14 inches screens capable of full HD resolutions. These two models will have an alternative version called ThinkCentre X1 which measures 24 inches (that is basically a small TV!), an all-in-one monitor with USB C connectors and 4K technology that can recharge the laptop’s battery while using it as a screen at the same time, as if to start their own Lenovo ecosystem.
Still, the biggest and most resounding bit of news is that Lenovo will rename Motorola, recently after having bought it out from the Google team. The legendary phone creators are now going to work on devices named “Moto by Lenovo”. This might not be a huge change to some, but some of the more nostalgic users might end up missing the creator of the Startac, just like Nokia fans still can’t get over how Microsoft renamed the entire brand as Lumia, the flagships of the new Windows Phones.
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