OM/ONE is a Sweet Looking Levitating Bluetooth Speaker, and Yet Another Product With “ONE” in Its Name

Are you launching a product in 2014? If so, there is one criteria you must meet before making it available – the product name must include the word “One.” It doesn’t matter how you go about it, just don’t forget. You could use it in the name as a multi-tasker, to both represent the product and help teach young ones simple math. You could do something really brilliant, that would certainly make all sorts of sense to non-techies, like tie in the codename of your product to the word “One.” You could even go numerical and add a +1 on to the end of it. But again, this is key to your product launch, even if it doesn’t mean success.

New Bluetooth speaker maker OM/ONE clearly got the memo. Introduced today via crowd-funding campaign, the OM/ONE is a levitating orb-like Bluetooth speaker that is actually pretty sweet looking. It runs $179, comes in either black or white, and could be delivered by December of this year.  (more…)

Manchester United Bans Large Electronics, Means No More Tablet Selfies

According to the newest set of prohibited items posted by Manchester United, large electronics (tablets, laptops) have been banned inside of the club’s UK stadium.

As most of us may know, whenever we are at sporting events, many people use tablets to take pictures and selfies, ultimately obstructing the view of other fans. Whether this is exactly what MU is trying to stop, they did not specify, only citing public safety.  (more…)

Box App Receives Major Update on Android, Brings Box Notes

This morning, the official Box cloud storage application for Android received an update through Google Play, one which brings new features, enhanced functionality, and more.

While there are plenty of new things to talk about, the main highlight of the update is Box Notes. Released for iOS not too long ago, Box Notes allows users to take notes through the web interface of Box or on the app, while also allowing other Box users to collaborate on Notes through whichever platform they are on. Think of it as Google Drive, except with Box, you have access to your files through their platform and can work seamlessly throughout their realm of servers.  (more…)

Monday Poll: Text Message or Instant Messaging App?

Two years ago, when we asked readers which mode of communication they used the most – traditional text messaging vs. instant messaging – I was shocked to see that the majority of users were still predominantly using old school text messaging. There are so many good instant messaging services out there that are not only free, but that offer tremendous benefits over text messaging. For example, they don’t compress and shrink the hell out of the photos you send or receive. They also let you participate in legitimate group conversations, share information in real time, etc. But for some reason, in 2012, people were still defaulting back to standard text messaging.

So now that we are over half-way through 2014, it’s time to see where we stand. Are you still sending old school text messages or are you sending instant messages?

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5 Fresh Icon Packs: Elun, ClearPack, Saga3, Rifon, and KEX

After a couple of month hiatus from the world of icon packs, we are back with another set of 5 fresh. There are probably more than five that we could cover today, but pay day isn’t until Friday, so we don’t want to overwhelm all of you just yet.

We keep thinking that icon designers are going to run out of ideas or that we will get bored with the trends, yet here we are with another set that we can’t possibly pick a favorite from. There are round icons in this five, square ones, others with long shadows, and some with clear parts. Most have HD wallpapers to match their themes, and all are incredibly well designed.

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Skully AR-1 Android Motorcycle Helmet Blows Past Funding Goal, Could be the Future

Motorcycle enthusiasts, have you been looking for the future in helmet technology? Skully thinks they have it with their freshly unveiled AR-1 Android-powered helmet that just went live on Indiegogo this morning. The helmet, which has already been given praise by outlets such as Popular Mechanics, Road & Track, Popular Science, and celebrity chef Tyler Florence (wait, what?) blew past its funding goal of $250,000 moments after it went live.

The helmet is powered by Android behind-the-scenes, includes a heads-up display that can show you information as you ride (like turn-by-turn navigation), an ultra-wide angle rear camera, and connects wirelessly to your phone. Thanks to Bluetooth, you can listen to music through your phone and even place hands-free calls.  (more…)

Friday Poll: Of Your 10 Closest Friends and Family, How Many Own Android Phones?

It won’t come as a surprise, especially to anyone reading a blog dedicated to only talking about smartphones, but people are very passionate about their mobile OS of choice. At first, you might have had a lot of friends and family who would only consider an iPhone, or maybe they were still rocking feature phones, but Android has become extremely popular over the past few years.

We asked this same question back in March of 2012, but of your 10 closest friends and family, how many are rocking an Android device? Back then, the majority of folks said that about half of their friends and family were using Android, and by this point, we would like to hope that number has risen a bit.

So, has your entire inner circle of friends and family started using Android? Will they never turn their back on iOS? We are dying to know.

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