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Watch 300 Android devices play Beethoven

Google Japan has released a video of 300 Android phones and tablets playing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy in perfect harmony. It’s a sight to behold, and a feat that wasn’t easily accomplished. Using different Androidify characters to play the same song, computers to sync it up, and an unholy amount of chargers, Google Japan was able to get a perfect rendition. But it’s not stopping there: According to VentureBeat, the “Android Chorus” will be performing from February 12 to February 15 at Omotesando Hills in Tokyo. Get your tickets now.

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Mirror joins a long line of weird LaCie storage devices

Just as mirrors reflect our image, the data we keep reflects our true self. That’s the lofty idea behind LaCie’s newest luxury storage device, an improbable convergence of a USB 3.0-powered 1TB hard disk and Gorilla Glass by French designer Pauline Deltour.

Author Mark Pendergrast said, “As our first technology for self-contemplation, the mirror is arguably as important an invention as the wheel and perhaps even more universal.” Question is: can you handle the truth of what you’ve become?

Are you ready to stare yourself in the eye and cast judgment upon the creep who’d spend so many hours meticulously cataloging his porn collection? Are you prepared to admit to criminal theft and your copyright crimes against Taylor Swift and Seth…

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Creating a Responsive Menu in WordPress for Mobile Devices

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Creating a Responsive Menu in WordPress

In a responsive theme you will want some parts of your website to look the same whether you see it on a large screen device like a laptop or smaller device like mobile phones or tablets. But some parts of your website should behave and feel very different based on screen size as users interact […]


Nokia looks to resurrect its valuable brand on future devices

Although Microsoft is removing the Nokia name from its upcoming Lumia smartphones, the brand will live on. Nokia is now planning to license its brand, allowing third-party manufacturers to create products and devices that use the Nokia moniker. It’s a similar approach to how Polaroid licenses its own brand to let third parties create TVs, cameras, and other electronics.

Speaking at Nokia’s capital markets day last week, Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia technologies, outlined the company’s plan to leverage its brand now that Microsoft has acquired its phone business. Nokia is restricted on using its brand on smartphones until the end of 2016 and feature phones for another 10 years thanks to a deal with Microsoft, but it can use it…

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Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out to Nexus devices today

Google’s latest Android release is rolling out to Nexus devices today. The Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (both models), and Nexus 10 will all start to receive Lollipop over-the-air (OTA) shortly. If you don’t want to wait for the OTA then you can simply download factory images from Google’s Nexus site. Google’s roll out comes just hours after Motorola revealed it’s in the progress of rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop for two devices: the Moto X Pure Edition and second-gen Moto G.

Android 5.0 Lollipop adds a significant amount of features and changes, but the biggest is a new look and feel that Google calls Material Design. The new design adds fresh animations and a flatter look to Android, alongside easily the most important update to the…

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Mobile Devices and Responsive Design Patterns for a Successful Experience

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Mobiles and Responsive Design: Patterns for a successful web experience

Responsive web design is no longer a subject for discussion when it comes to any kind of website development because it is a crucial step. As designers and developers, we have got to understand the importance of effective responsive design and its role in maintaining a great experience for end users. We have passed the time […]

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CSS Media Queries for All Devices and Browsers (Including IE7 and IE8)

Media queries are an important element of every responsive website. Today we’d like to share with you a full list of CSS media queries for major screen resolutions.

Adventure-Proof Power from Brunton: Charge multiple devices with these waterproof trail-ready tools

Adventure-Proof Power from Brunton

With roots in developing navigation tools going all the way back to 1984, Boulder, CO-based Brunton has applied its sensible and utility-driven approach to design toward creating tools for the modern-day adventurer. Whether seeking solace in…

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20 Smart Devices For Better Health And Fitness

There’s a wide variety of factors involved in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, this makes it quite hard to identify whether or not you’re on the right track. Sure, wearable fitness gadgets can really help in some form but they don’t necessarily provide a comprehensive overview of your health.

Thankfully, these days there are plenty of smart devices available for you to use in the comfort of your own home. They allow you to check your blood pressure and even monitor the buildup of muscle mass among other things. Today I’d like to showcase 20 innovative smart devices to help you get towards better health and fitness.

Vessyl Cup

Vessyl is not just a mug, it’s a smart revolutionary device that analyzes the liquids you put in it to tell you what you’re drinking. Moreover, it can even tell you the dietary content, such as sugar, protein, calories, fat, caffeine – even identifying the beverage by name. You can then take all of the results and synchronize them to your smartphone. [Get it here – $ 99 (pre-order)]

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Cue brings the power of a medical laboratory into your home. It allows its user to identify the level of testosterone, inflammation, Vitamin D, and fertility with small amounts of blood, saliva, or nasal swabs. It can also connect to your mobile device. [Get it here – $ 199 (pre-order)]


Tao is an isometric exercise device that tracks your fitness progress. It can help you to find time for a workout, even when you’re far from home or a gym. Besides the exercises, it can also keep track of your other activities, including meals that you have eaten. [More info]

The Cactus

Although currently just a concept, this is a device made specially for diabetics. It measures the level of glucose in one’s blood and then injects the necessary amount of insulin. [More info here]

iBGStar Blood Glucose Meter

Checking your blood glucose level with this device could not be simpler. With the iBGStar connected to your iPhone or iPod Touch, insert a test strip. You then use the lancing device to obtain a blood drop. Afterwards, touch the end of the test strip to your blood drop. From there, the results of the test will be displayed on the smartphone screen. [Get it here – $ 71.99]


Soundhawk is the world’s first smart listening system. Don’t be mistaken as it’s not for the hearing impaired. It’s a unique blend of intuitive consumer technology and it’s a breakthrough in hearing technology as well. It’s designed to help people hear, communicate and connect. [Get it here – $ 279 (pre-order)]


CubeSensors is a smart device that identifies air quality, light, glow, temperature, humidity, noise, shake and pressure. By identifying these factors, it alerts you accordingly. This helps you to become more aware and work towards breathing easily as well as sleep better among other things. [Get it here – Price varies with packs]

Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System

iHealth’s Smart Gluco-Monitoring System is made to make diabetics’ life easier. It is a detachable dongle that snaps onto the bottom of your iPhone, or other smartphones. You take a sample of your own blood using one of iHealth’s test strips, slip the strip into the dongle, and the iHealth app registers your glucose level. It then saves it and even charts it for you over time. [Get it here – $ 29.95]


Often at times, we dine outside and the food that we consume may not necessarily be the most hygenic. This device helps to determine the quality and freshness of different meats to avoid food-related illnesses. [More info]


Alima is a smart indoor air quality monitoring device. By learning our indoor environment and habits, Alima helps to change the behaviors that contributes to air pollution and ensures that the air quality of your home is the best it can be. [Get it here – €169]

Scanadu Scout

This gadget with its Apple-like design is the world’s first medical Tricorder. Generally, it’s a scanner with built-in sensors and a microphone that tracks and analyzes your vital signs. The scope measures heart rate, skin and core body temperature, SpO2 oximetry (Oxygen saturation), respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG and emotional stress. [More info]


Kolibree is the first electric connected toothbrush. It can analyze your brushing habits with your iOS or Android mobile device. It helps you monitor the number of times you brush your teeth, provides you with advice from oral healthcare professionals and even keeps track of missing teeth. There’s even a handy game feature to keep kids happy. [More info]

Skulpt Aim

Skulpt Aim is a wireless personal gadget to measure muscle quality and body fat percentage. This is great for anyone who is serious about building muscle and losing weight as it can give you a clear indication of your fitness progress. With the app, this makes Skulpt Aim easy to use. [Get it here -$ 169 (pre-order)]


TellSpec is a biotech product which is able to analyze the ingredients of your meal or whatever you point it at and send this information to the smartphone app. This product is useful for people who have various food allergies or for anyone looking to take better control of their diet. [More info]


It markets itself as the "world’s smartest thermometer." Kinsa operates with the same function as a normal thermometer but it makes it easier for you to take your child’s tempreature as it works with an app that can help keep them calm. The app also helps you keep track of changes and allows you to pass on whatever information you have to your physician. [Get it here – $ 24.99]


In order to get smarter about your sleep quality, this sensor easily slips underneath your sheets to give you some night time insights. The Beddit sleep and wellness device tracks your breathing, heart rate, movements, snoring, environment and sleep patterns. After that, Beddit will transmit data to your mobile device as well as give you some personal coaching tips to help you sleep better. [Get it here – €149]


This smart fork is aimed to coach you into healthier eating habits. HAPIfork lights up when you eat too fast, letting you know that you should slow down your pace. You can see your eating stats by connecting the fork to your smartphone. [Get it here – $ 99]

Wello iPhone Case

This is not just an ordinary iPhone case, it’s a medical monitoring device. Simply put your fingers on the case and leave it there for a few seconds. Shortly the device can tell you your heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, oxygen level, stress level, temperature, and much more. It automatically connects to your phone via Bluetooth. [More info]

AMI Bolt

Formerly known as the Vitals Plus, this device is capable of not only measuring your blood pressure but also your blood oxygen levels, temperature and your body vitals. All without using a needle. Best of all, you can use it with the app to keep track of your overall health. [More info]

Withings Aura

Withings Aura is a smart sleep tracking system that uses a combination of a bedside clock and under-the-mattress sensor to monitor and improve sleeping patterns. Like almost every device from this list, it can be easily connected with your smartphone. [Get it here – €299.95]

Powerful Portable Chargers From Crank: Two small devices, designed in LA and made to pump up productivity

Powerful Portable Chargers From Crank

While Mophie will always be a solid go-to when it comes to mobile juice packs, the sleek new portable Crank chargers have caught our eye with two compact yet powerful models. A recent weekend beach…

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