- Make a Statement with the Coding Is My Cardio Shirt
- Nikon KeyMission 360 Waterproof Action Camera Shoots 360-Degree Videos in 4K
- 5 Cool Technologies You Shouldn’t Miss at CES 2016
- PSN Is Back Online After January Downtine: #PSNDown
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 03:17 PM PST
Winter may not be the best time of the year for wearing t-shirts, but no one can stop you from buying them now for the next summer. The Coding Is My Cardio tee available on Walyou Deals would definitely be adequate for the ones who skip gym just to write a few more lines of code.
Some may think that geeks don’t have a fashion sense, but the truth is that we have one of our own. They’d be shocked to find out just how many limited-edition t-shirts are produced each day specifically for geeks, or how many ugly geeky sweaters have kept us warm this winter. Siliconvicts Clothing Co., a shirt company from Malibu, is fully aware by that, and actually is basing its success on geeks’ need to stay clothed. Known for such t-shirts as Coffee + Coding, Hacker Chick, Unicorn Hunter or Talk Nerdy to Me, the company seems to have read the minds of people when they came up with such t-shirts. One of their products, the Coding Is My Cardio t-shirt is now available in our store, Walyou Deals, with a pretty big discount.
Coding Is My Cardio is definitely a reference to people who’d be a lot more happy to stay inside to work on programs, rather than hitting the gym, which let’s face it, can be a lot more dangerous than typing on a keyboard. The font used for all of Siliconvicts t-shirts is called Jersey M54, in case you’re curious. Other than that, the design is rather simple, since there’s nothing on the heather gray t-shirt other than the writing.
Looks apart, it’s also important to know how comfortable it is, but the manufacturer assures us that it’s very much so. Even though it’s not pure cotton, the 67% cotton/33% polyester mix is still great. In theory, you could go to the gym wearing it, as long as you skip the cardio sessions and focus more (or rather exclusively) on weight training. If you’re wearing it while doing cardio, the entire purpose of the t-shirt is deleted.
More than a gym tee, this would be particularly great as a conversation piece, as long as you have the body to prove it. Ask for often breaks to catch your breath, and you’ll no longer have to provide explanations for that. The t-shirt will definitely speak for itself, and even for you, if you’re no longer able to speak. Just stay there and frantically point at the text on the tee.
The Coding Is My Cardio t-shirt can be purchased on Walyou Deals for $19.99, 31% off the original price. By referring a friend, you can get an additional 10% discount, so that’s definitely not something you’d want to miss. You can get the t-shirt in Medium, Large, and Extra-Large, and even if you’re not considering buying one for yourself, it would make a great gift for your favorite coder.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:48 PM PST
Probably more important than the launch of the Nikon D5 dSLR camera at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the Japanese company’s first attempt at making an action camera. The KeyMission 360, despite being Nikon’s first such product, has features that could cause other manufacturers turn green with envy.
Nikon isn’t exactly the first optics manufacturer to develop an action camera, as Kodak, Sony and Polaroid have paved the way for that already. However, KeyMission 360 is the company’s first, so it’ll be interesting to see if its performance compares to that of its counterparts. According to Nikon, KeyMission 360 is only the first member of its new lineup of action cameras, so there’ll surely be more models springing up in the near future.
KeyMission 360 has three main selling points, if you leave aside the fact that it’s made by one of the most important developers of cameras in the world. First of all, its ruggedness makes it a very versatile device, as it can withstand physical shocks, low temperatures and exposure to dust. Most importantly, though, it is waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about its safety if you take it with you while surfing, kayaking or diving. Just don’t dive too deep while using it, as it’s only waterproof up to depths of approximately 100 feet (30 meters).
Secondly, the KeyMission 360 can record videos and take still shots in 4K UHD. That definitely has a major impact on the amount of detail you’re going to see in the videos and photos shot with Nikon’s first action camera.
Thirdly, KeyMission 360, as its name strongly implies, can shoot 360-degree videos. This particular feat is achieved by using a lens and an image sensor that are located on opposite sides. Both of these capture images and videos that get stitched together to combine a single 360-degree reflection of reality.
As expected, Nikon’s KeyMission 360 has a companion app that enables you to playback any content that was captured using the action cam. Since the device features electronic Vibration Reduction that can be enabled in the app while playing back the videos or photos, you’ll end up with less camera shake and more crisp and sharp videos.
I can’t help but wonder what innovations will Nikon use in this department in order to stay relevant. For example, Kodak, who already had one of these action cams in its portfolio, has announced one at CES that’s capable of shooting VR videos, assuming that you use a pair of them. I’m sure that Nikon, being the pioneer that it is in imaging equipment, will find things to keep people’s interest alive.
If you are in Las Vegas this week and can’t wait to see the KeyMission 360 in action, check out Nikon’s booth at CES 2016 between today, January 6, and Saturday, January 9. There you’ll get to see the action cam, along with accessories, and other new devices that have just been announced by the optics manufacturer.
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Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:01 PM PST
The CES brings some of the most important companies and professionals of the electronics industry to present their latest innovations at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show isn't open to the public and this year it will take place between 6 and 9 January with over 3,600 companies invited.
The show is a great tool to predict the trends of the consumer technology for the year that just began and even further, so this will give us a glimpse into what to expect. With so many companies involved and so many fields brought together it's difficult to name the most interesting ones, so we tried to look at those that seem to be the most revolutionary or the ones we expect to see much more of in the coming year.
Samsung SUHD TV
The last years promoted the 4K technology for the TV as the main reason for which you should upgrade and you also have HDR or Dolby Vision as options. Over the last decade Samsung led the TV manufacturing industry throughout the globe and now they dazzle us with the SUHD TV which offers the most true-to-life picture quality, is cadmium free and has a 10-bit Quantum dot display. The design is curved and was described by the creators as a 360 design that can impress from all angles. Now TVs are trying to become the center of your home's entertainment once more and these come with Internet of Things hub technology that permits the device to connect with many other SmartThings compatible devices, acting as the controller of the entire smart home.
The Smart Shower from Hydrao
We are getting one step closer to the concept of a smart home with the technology presented this year and one part of the home is the shower. A smart home means one that adapts to your needs and saves all the energy it can, so this shower head does just that. You can control the water through a system of colored lights that tells you how much water is flowing. You start with green lights, then blue, orange and red when the water flow goes over 50 liters. The Hydrao is controlled via Bluetooth and they want to implement Wifi control as well. To assemble the shower head you do the same thing as with any standard one, – you simply attach it to the shower hose and it will work. Another great feature that goes with the eco-friendly philosophy is the autonomous power system which takes the energy it needs from the water flow itself, so you won't need any batteries to make it work.
Parrot DISCO Drone
The Parrot DISCO isn't actually a parrot, but more of a prototype drone that anyone can pilot with ease. It is really fast and smart with a light weight and a flight time of around 45 minutes. You just have to mount the wings and the body together and then throw in in the air to fly, making it really easy to use. When it comes to landing or taking off, the drone knows what to do by itself without any outside help.
Once it is in the air you can control it via a Parrot ecosystem that communicates to the drone via Wi-Fi and the Flight Plan app will give it GPS coordinates as waypoints. The Bebop drone camera has a 3-axis digital stabilization system and the wings were designed through collaboration with senseFly which are the leaders in commercial fixed wing drones, to ensure ideal control.
The drone will probably be available for purchase later this year and it stands out through the ease with which it can be controlled. It even has an autopilot mode and the computer will take care of most of the commands anyway, so you don't risk taking any bad maneuvers. It comes with a FullHD 1080P camera that allows live video stream and Parrot Skycontroller ensures an extended Wi-Fi range.
This might seem like an odd topic, but Withings managed to innovate in this area with their new sensors and mobile apps. Thermometers usually aim for accuracy and not much more, but this one comes with a HotSpot Sensor Technology that is simple to use, hygienic and will make sure you don't forget to check your temperature while at the same time giving you a quick and efficient way of communicating the results to your doctor.
It received the CES Innovation Awards for Fitness & Biotech and Tech for a better world categories. The technology it uses will give you the most precise temperature and it is automatically synced with the Wi-Fi Thermo app to permit the tracking of the temperature readings and to receive reminders as well as suggestions for related symptoms or medication.
The device has 16 infrared sensors and this permits the reading of the temperature in just two seconds. The temperature feedback is colored to give you quick reads and the codes are adapted to the age profile of the user. The way in which you read the temperature is through skin contact, so you don't get any earwax or saliva on it, thus making it a lot more hygienic than the typical thermometers and also much easier to use.
Virtual Reality devices – HTC Vive
We knew that 2016 will be the year when the virtual reality technology goes further than ever before through the release of Sony's PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE. The VR movies and video games are now starting to get developed and they will certainly change the way we look at entertainment systems. The manufacturers of PC hardware are focusing on making sure their new products are "VR-ready" and even if many of these devices aren't even out yet you can already find accessories for them.
The CES 2016 event was the place where HTC revealed their new version of Vive that was built in partnership with Valve and it comes with new features such as a front camera that permits an overlap between the VR and the real world. The controllers are brought to higher standards and a dual stage trigger permits smoother interactions.
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Posted: 06 Jan 2016 12:46 PM PST
PlayStation users have had some issues connecting to Playstation Network PSN through early January but all systems are back now. PlayStation’s answer wasn’t clear or sufficient, but with the situation solved, now we can analyze what happened.
PlayStation Network resumed all operations the last 5th of January after several days with sporadic downtime and issues and a few hours of total interruption. All of this started a few days before Christmas, once a group of hackers announced through several message boards that they were planning attacks against PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, as it happens every year in these communities. The immediate answer from the Sony higher-ups was that they were “looking into the issues”, followed by total radio silence up until the first few hours of January 5th, when Shuhei Yoshida himself, president of SCE studios announced the problem was solved and users could play again, while offering apologies for the inconveniences.
PlayStation has kind of a rough story with this type of hacks when it comes to PlayStation Network, the system through which PlayStation users get to play online, connect with other players and buy games digitally. The most infamous case was the heavy security breach from 2011, which resulted on a 23 day cut of the service, along with the spread of user’s data such as login credentials or credit card data.
What does a gamer do in these situations? Apparently, play on PC, as it seems that while PSN was having problems, Steam achieved a new record of users logged in at the same time, with a peak of 12.332.000 simultaneous users when the previous peak last year had been of 9 millions. But, let’s be fair, it’s not like Steam didn’t have any issues this season, as a cache error made it possible for several users to log into other users account randomly. Valve themselves chose to not comment on the situation except to deny that it they were the targets of an organized attack and to ease the users explaining no one could shop or trade from these accounts.
Whatever the case may be, whether you’re using Playstation Network, Xbox Live or Steam, we recommend changing your passwords and to avoid saving credit card data on your consoles or computers. Happy gaming!
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