Clip-on LED lights
The LED revolution is going to transform all sorts of gadgets and then create new ones, as now it’s easy to get a bright but tiny light source.
Clip-ons can be geeky when it comes to things like ties, and this new LED clip-on might not make you look very cool. But, it can be incredibly useful when working. Check out the Clip-On LED Work Light from ThinkGeek and you’ll probably see a use for this gadget right away. Here are some products details:
- Clip-On LED Work Light
- Clips on to glasses, hats, books, a phone whose batteries you don’t want to drain — basically anywhere you need a light
- Clip opens .4″ wide
- Materials: Plastic w/LED bulb
- Batteries: 3 LR41 (included)
- Dimensions: 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
- Weight: .3 oz.
For fans of cool gadgets, this one seems like a must!
The Evolution of Mobile Gaming
What are the developments about mobile poker games?
First of all, this amazing breakthrough in poker games is a windfall for poker players who are always on the go. These can be attributed to the accessibility of mobile poker facilities and applications. Enthusiasts can play their favorite games for real money regardless of their location.
The dawn of poker friendly technology has brought the game to another dimension and a higher one at that.
Mobile poker gaming may be in its infancy stage but it has a lot of potentials. In fact, top gaming sites have already launched remarkable applications that you can easily download into Internet Operating Systems (IOS), Blackberry and Android.
You can play with real money on various mobile gadgets.
For the iPhone, you can count on several innovations. Many online poker rooms have created mobile poker applications compatible with iPhones. There are a few online poker rooms like Poker Stars, B Win Party Digital Entertainment and Switch Poker. You can also play poker games on an iPad. A much better experience because the device has wider screens and stronger batteries. Because the battery has a longer life, iPod poker is perfect for poker players who desire lengthy cash games and tournaments.
There are few poker sites for Americans that work on a mobile environment, and fewer will work on tablet devices, a reality that makes it hard for the Americans to understand what happens in that area. The reality is Android mobile poker is more accessible compared to iPhone online poker. These are in countries like the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. Another advantage of the Android is the touch screen that facilitates smooth play along with superb graphics which gives it a more realistic experience. It is also available in Blackberry gadgets.
You can also play Windows mobile poker. It may not be as popular as the other gadgets but it also provides a rewarding experience because of the high resolution, impressive touch screen features and very fast processors. Poker players can enjoy multiple mobile poker rooms and apps compatible with Windows. It offers great bonuses and well-paid tournaments.
Play mobile poker especially at this time when almost everything in this world is mobile. Gaming fanatics are lucky that more mobile games are available at this time. Before, there was only Texas HOLD’ EM but now there are Poker Stars, M Fortune, Switch and Red Kings Poker. The case of portability is an advantage. You can play while on the bus, waiting for your flight or sitting at the doctor’s clinic.
Mobile poker gaming is now being referred to as the “wave of the future.”
Players say online poker will grow slowly but continuously and become more prominent within the next few years. Or, it may fall down to nothingness. It all depends on how the present crop of players reacts to developments.
Mobile gambling is also growing constantly and the mobile version of poker will always be a part of this progress. Observers are waiting on the sidelines how governments will react to these changes within the next few years.
Top Mobile Gaming Apps
With the advancement in power and speeds available in mobile phones in recent years, especially with the introduction of smartphones, phones have gone from devices allowing you make and receive phone calls and messages to smaller, more mobile computers. There is almost nothing that you are unable to do on your cell phone that you can do on your laptop these days, and this has led to a massive amount of apps, games and mobile websites for you to work and relax on the go. Our favourite ways of relaxing on your mobile device are listed below in no particular order.
Although this game has been pulled by its creator in recent times due to “it destroyed my simple life” as Nguyen Ha Dong said on Twitter, it is a fantastically addictive game that sees players have to tap the screen to flap the wings of their bird to navigate through the gaps in the Mario-esque tubes. The game was downloaded more than 50 million times from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store before being pulled and it has spawned numerous copied versions, so those new to the game can still try a version of it.
The joy of the game is that simple to pick up and play, but frustrating to master and get any sort of rhythm and, as such, high scoring going. Despite this, it is still a game I’m struggling to put down on my commute to work!
Another bird featured game that has gained massive popularity since its creation and release late in 2009 is Angry Birds. It has spread from the iPhone to all smartphones and can be played in your browser too, with a film being released in 2016. The game, and its myriad of sequels, have been downloaded over two billion times and have been described as “the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far”.
The premise, again, is simple in that you must fling your angry birds from a slingshot to destroy buildings and the evil pigs on the battlefield. The fewer birds used, the higher your score. It is another devilishly simple and massively addictive game that cannot be put down once started.
As a massive online gaming junkie, I regularly play poker and bingo as well as casino and slot games in my free time on my laptop in the evenings and at weekends. Thanks to the speeds of both smartphones and mobile connections increasing in recent years it is now possible to play all of these games on your mobile device while on the go as long as you have stable connection.
There are many different versions of mobile apps and specifically designed mobile friendly websites available for all aspects of online gaming. Of all the games that you are able to play, I love the ability to play free online bingo games at Butlers on my mobile devices as the quick games allow several games while commuting, although I do switch it up on longer journeys with either poker or a long session of online slot games played on my iPhone.
After being released in early 2012 on Facebook, it did not take long for this simple game of connecting three of the same candy together to release them from the board to help complete a set task to migrate to smartphones and become an even bigger worldwide phenomenon. It could even be up to get listed on the New York Stock Exchange!
As of the end of last year, Candy Crush has been downloaded more than half a billion times and it’s Facebook page has more than 61 million likes. Everyone is playing it and it is certainly as addictive and challenging, infuriatingly so, as the other games that fill my commute with a combination of fist pumps and expletives! If none of these tickle your fancy try Weather Doodle!
Tony Fadell on the iPod, Kickstarter, Nest, Steve Jobs and more
Tony Fadell has a very interesting background, and he’s very knowledgeable about the process of creating great hardware and gadgets. In this excellent interview with Kevin Rose, Fadell discusses a wide variety of topics that would be helpful and interesting to entrpreneurs or anyone who loves gadgets.
He explains the value of Nest and where the company is going in the future. He gives some background on his role in the creation of the iPod and his work with Steve Jobs. And he also addresses some of the challenges of trying to create a hardware company using Kickstarter. Listen to his discussion of the power of saying no and the need for simplicity in products.
Check it out, and you can follow him on Twitter here.
New TVs at CES
If you thought there wasn’t much more manufacturers could do with HDTV after 3D TVs basically crashed and burned, then check out this video from Crave Online of the Top 5 TV Innovations at CES. We;re definitely seeing new features being added for “smart TVs” and also some interesting shapes to make the viewing experience more natural.
Remembering Steve Jobs and the Mac
We’re coming up on the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer and a writer from Rolling Stone has uncovered the full transcript of an interview he conducted with Steve Jobs two months before the release of the computer. It’s classic Steve Jobs with some incredible quotes. Check it out.
Selling products on Twitter?
Here’s an interesting article, as Twitter is working with the innovative Stripe payment service to make it easy for people and companies to sell things through Twitter.
It will be interesting to see how this evolves and whether it will affect the user experience on Twitter in a bad way. I guess anyone who send sout to many “buy this” tweets can risk losing followers. The game is changing . . .
Mobile apps aren’t an easy road to riches
Do you realize that there are more than a million mobile apps in the Apple and Google app stores? How many fo them do you think end up being huge financial successes for their developers? That figure is less than one percent according to a recent study. Huge hits like Smapchat gets tons of buzz, and naturally that gets programmers and entrepreneurs excited, but the odds of success are much lower than many would expect.
All of this makes sense of course. There are many areas in the app universe that are very mature these days, like productivity apps and dating apps. Then you have tons of apps for successful online services, news feeds and games. The options are practically unlimited. If you want to play Online Bingo Games Get £40, Spend £10 | William Hill Bingo you now have app options along with web options. Consumers have so many options now to be enterained by apps. This crowded space makes things very difficult for app developers to break through.
In order to gain success, several thresholds need to be met, with creativity and originality being at the top of the list. But many apps actually meet that standard as every aspect of our lives are being analyzed to see if they can be made easier or more fun through an app. This of course is a very healthy process and leads to a ton of innovation.
But marketing is also critical. Sure, some apps just explode like wildfire as soon as they are released. And it helps to have connections to influential angels who can turbocharge a product just by sending out a tweet. But if you don’t have a Kevin Rose involved, then you need to think long and hard about your marketing plan. Some companies budget serious dollars for the tech development but then hardly have a budget for marketing. In many cases that is a recipe for failure.
So it’s great to dream about creating that killer app that will make you rich, but the game of being successful here may be much harder than you think.
New Device Allows You to Hear Dogs Talk; No Disney Movie Required
I have a question. Can you understand what dogs are saying?
You can’t huh? That’s absolutely crazy you say? I see, I see.
Well until very recently I would have agreed entirely. However, that was until a project called “No More Woof” exceeded its funding goal on indiegogo and got me thinking that perhaps we have all been too quick to jump to such a seemingly obvious conclusion.
“No More Woof” is an EEG reader and speaker system that your dog wears around their neck and on their head. From there it is able to read their neuro signals and brain waves in order to form and relay a basic idea of just what is going through their mind. Now while that does mean you won’t be having a conversation with your dog regarding the modern societal relevance of “Catcher in the Rye,” the device will be able to tell you if your pooch is tired, hungry, curious, and some other basic thoughts.
Believe it or not the technology fueling this idea is actually very much legitimate. However it has never been put together in such a fashion, for such a purpose, and on the consumer level. You’re perfectly justified then for maintaining a skeptical outlook regarding the prospects of this device’s functionality. However, there is enough in place to hint that this device may just be feasible, though on an admittedly simple level.
With 48 days left during its funding period, “No More Woof” is already $5,000 over its asking goal. If you want to get in on it early, the basic model is still available for an $85 contribution.
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This New BMW Concept Key is Nearly as Impressive as the BMW it Starts
Way back when during a less hi-tech time of car ownership, if you wanted to impress someone with your car keys alone they either had to have a Ferrari logo on them, or had to be accompanied by a particularly humorous key chain attachment. Otherwise, they weren’t likely to generate much of a reaction on their own.
The new BMW i8 key, though, is more than capable of doing just that.
Resembling your basic smartphone design, the i8 key features a built in LCD screen which relays some vital information about your car when in use. As the i8 is a hybrid, its main purpose is to relay how much charge and fuel is left in your car, which is a handy little trick that isn’t hard to imagine becoming standard in the near future.
Function aside, though, the real selling point of this key is honestly its uber sleek looks. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the car its attached to looks to be one of 2014′s best and among the more exciting hybrids released to date.
Now, its very much worth noting that this doesn’t appear to be an official design at this time, and more of a highly circulated rumor of what the official model will look like. In any case, even if this is just an enthusiastic fan design, its not hard to imagine this being a good representation of the future of this technology and a very exciting one at that.
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