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MOS Reach Offers Modern Power Solution with Standard Socket, 2 USB Ports [iOS Blog]


MOS Reach is a simple new power solution from MOS, a company that has previously released products like the magnetic MOS and MOS Menos, designed to organize cables in an intuitive way.

MOS Reach combines a three-prong power outlet and dual USB ports with a three-foot cable and a slim profile that is easy to mount on walls and surfaces, relocating power outlets that are inconveniently placed behind and under furniture.

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Using adhesive, the MOS Reach can be stuck to a wall or on top of a desk, making it easier to charge iOS devices, Macs, and other electronics. It is designed to be flexible, bending and twisting around “any kind of furniture or obstruction” and it also includes magnets and MOS cable ties to keep cables attached when not plugged into a device.

Features:

– Reach gives you easy access to power outlets that are otherwise obstructed by furniture–no more crawling under desks or shimmying behind dressers to charge your devices.

– Reach has been designed to be as unobtrusive as possible and its compact size ensures that it’s never in the way whether you use it on your desk, your nightstand, or your wall.

– Reach consolidates your power outlets and USB wall adapters into an attractive moveable all-in-one power solution.

– Reach helps you cut down on cable clutter by making clever use of Neodymium magnets in conjunction with MOS cable ties to keep out-of-use cables out of the way until you need them.

MOS Reach is able to charge laptops with its power port, and its two USB ports have enough capacity (3.1 amps) to charge the iPad and the iPhone. The cable is encased in a soft-touch TPE jacket that is softer than the PVC typically used, according to MOS.


The MOS Reach is available in both black and white for $25 for the first 800 backers, with prices going up to $30 after that. The MOS Reach is expected to ship in January of 2015.



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Jun
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YouTube and SiriusXM bring internet hits to satellite radio


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Heads up, internet crooners: your tunes just might make the leap from the web to the radio… sort of. YouTube announced earlier this morning that it inked a deal with SiriusXM to bring the streaming video service’s new and trending tracks to a new weekly show called the YouTube 15. The show — which’ll air on Sirius’ Hits 1 pop station — will be helmed by YouTube personality Jenna Marbles when it premieres on July 11, but it’s only one part of Google’s big new music push. Don’t forget, it’s also preparing to launch subscription-based music features on YouTube, though exactly when that’ll happen (or how they’ll work) is anyone’s guess. The timing is pretty curious though: with a subscription service waiting in the wings, this SiriusXM deal seems well-equipped to get people thinking about YouTube as more than just a repository for cat videos and viral hits. No, it’s a place where people actually discover and consume music; Google’s going to make sure all of us know that soon enough.

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26
Jun
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Korg DSN-12 turns your Nintendo handheld into a synthesizer, again


As we’ve seen before, Korg has a knack for bringing classic synth sounds to the screens of Nintendo’s handhelds. Teaming up with Detune once again, the outfit is bringing the tones with the likeness of yet another iconic instrument to those wielding a 2DS, 3DS or 3DS XL. The new effort, Korg DSN-12, takes its inspiration from the company’s MS-10 analog synth — one that’s fondly remembered for its bass and percussion chops. Here, a dozen monophonic sythesizers can be employed with a smattering of effects alongside a 64-step sequencer. There are multiple interfaces to sort through as well, including sequencer, synth knobs, patch panel, mixer and two oscilloscope sections to make use of Nintendo’s dual-screen setup. What’s more, thanks the 3DS’ three-dimensional abilities, those oscilloscopes are rendered in 3D for even more eye candy. As you might expect, the stylus can be used to wrangle the app that stores up to 64 different sequences to recall later. No word on pricing for the software just yet, but expect it to arrive in September for your sample building pleasure.

Filed under: Gaming, Software

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Via: Fact Magazine

Source: Korg, Detune

26
Jun
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Revamped Google Drive for Android makes it easier to tinker with your files


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Google unveiled a lot of things at the start of its I/O conference, but there was also a pair of stealthy updates that could make a big difference for cloud storage lovers. To begin with, there’s a brand new version of Google Drive for Android that makes it much easier to manipulate your files. Instead of sifting through a top menu bar, you just have to tap a button to rename, share or star a document; it’s also a little quicker to print a file or scrap it entirely.

On top of the Drive refresh, presentation gurus will be glad to hear that Google’s promised Slides app has reached Android. There aren’t any big surprises if you’ve worked with such files in Drive before, but this now means that you can edit most common office documents in dedicated Google apps. Whether or not you need to tweak business pitches on the road, you can grab both new Drive-related apps today. Android Police has its own download link for the Drive update if you can’t wait for it to reach you automatically.

Filed under: Cellphones, Internet, Mobile, Google

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Via: Android Police (1), (2)

Source: Google Play (Drive), (Slides)

26
Jun
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Is that a Moto X+1 posing next to Moto 360?


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Motorola did confirm that they’re working on a Moto X successor, but they didn’t give us any details regarding its name or anything else for that matter. We’ve seen an alleged Moto X+1 render leak recently, though it was placed inside a case so we didn’t see the entire phone. This image isn’t exactly better, but at least it doesn’t have a case on it.

According to a TK Tech News this photo has been taken at Google I/O and it shows Moto X+1 next to a Moto 360 smartwatch. There is no way we can actually confirm this is a Moto X+1, but it looks thinner and bigger than the Moto X, at least from this angle. Moto X+1 will probably be announced in the coming months, maybe even alongside Moto 360. If that turns out to be true then we’ll see it rather soon, later this summer that is considering Moto 360 will be announced by then.

What do you think? Could this be a Moto X+1 or is it just a Moto X that looks different due to the angle this photo was taken in?

Source: TK Tech News (Instagram)

The post Is that a Moto X+1 posing next to Moto 360? appeared first on AndroidGuys.

26
Jun
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Get your own Cardboard VR on the cheap


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Google made tons of announcements at I/O Wednesday, but one of the most puzzling was right before the keynote ended when all attendees were told they were also receiving “Cardboard,” which no one understood until opening the box.

Cardboard is a virtual reality viewer made from a pre-cut cardboard, lenses, magnet, velcro, rubberband and NFC tag, which works with your smartphone and an Android app.

While the Oculus Rift is defining VR today, with this strange, yet interesting device, Google showed that it can actually be done quite cheaply, although this will probably never become a top competitor in the market.

Carboard-thingIf you weren’t at the conference, you can ether pay $100+ on Ebay for one of the kits from the conference, which we wouldn’t recommend, make one with things you can find in your home (Google offers full-instructions) or you can buy one for either $19.95 or $24.95 from DODOcase.

Over at their site, DODOcase said that they did the math and it costs over $45 for all the bits and pieces Google suggested and that doesn’t include shipping from four different vendors.

“Well lucky for you we are nerds who know a thing or two about making stuff and we want to help get VR goggles in your hands!”

DODOcase gathered all the pieces and pre-cut the cardboard so you can have a kit that can be assembled in “under 5 minutes.”

You have a choice of either the $19.95 model without the NFC tag or the $24.95 model with it. The NFC  is optional and Google says that it is used to trigger the launch of the Cardboard Android app automatically, but if you didn’t have it, you can just launch the app before putting your phone inside the viewer.

With such a high demand, you should get your order in soon if you’re interested. You may not have it for about month to a month and a half.

VIA DODOcase

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26
Jun
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DEALS & STEALS: Get the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition (16GB) Wi-Fi tablet for $300, free shipping included


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Samsung introduced its Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 tablet refresh last September. Despite the fact it’s over a half year old this is still a great tablet and you can get it on Ebay for $300 (40% off). We’re talking about a 2014 edition Wi-Fi version of the tablet with 16GB internal storage which is manufacturer refurbished.

Quick specs rundown:

  • 10.1″ 2560×1600 pixels Super clear LCD screen (299ppi)
  • Exynos octa-core (quad-core 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7)
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage (microSD up to 64GB)
  • 8MP main camera with LED flash
  • 2MP secondary camera
  • Non-removable Li-Po 8220mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 JellyBean with TouchWiz UI
  • Weights 540g

Tablet is available in Black and White colors and shipping is free for U.S. although the tablet will ship all around. More info on the link below.

Source: Ebay

 

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Jun
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DEALS & STEALS: Get 10 great indie games for $25 and help Doctors Without Borders


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Humble Bundle usually allows you to set your own price when purchasing games, this bundle is a bit different though. The price is set at $25 and for that price you get 10 really great indie games (worth over $90 separately) and help Doctors Without Borders charity at the same times:

Games you get if you decide to pull the trigger on this bundle offering:

  • Gunpoint
  • Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
  • Bleed
  • Electronic Super Joy
  • Psychonauts
  • Dustforce
  • Noitu Love 2 Devolution
  • Guacamelee! Gold Edition
  • The Basement Collection
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord

You can of course contribute more than $25 and this time EVERYTHING will go to charity, in this case Doctors Without Borders. If you want to get the bundle and/or need more information, follow the link below.

Source: Humble Bundle

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Jun
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App of the Day: Rival Knights




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Rival Knights by Gameloft is a jousting simulator that’s loads of fun. This free app is a blast with an in game competition and online tournaments. The game is very easy to learn with a basic on touch setup and a basic aiming system. The basic concept is to hit a perfect mark on your bar to increase you horses speed. At the very last second the game goes into a zoomed in view of your lance to aim at a set target spot. Game is a basic advancement platform that pays in coins for each joust won. The more coins your earn the better equipment and upgrades you can purchase.

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Online tournaments are jet up by a point system with the top three getting the grand prize. Players are rated by stars and before the joust you get to see what your up against. To win the joust you must beat your opponent in two of three categories speed, defense, and strength. Defense is the only one you can’t really control in the game other than upgrading you armor. Speed has a little control with your precision and by upgrading your horse. Strength again controlled in game by precision and upgrades to your lance.

The game has a bit of a grind to it as you progress trying to win more joust and gaining more upgrades. It also as in game purchases to progress your game more quickly. The action scenes and slow motion after a hit are good for a mobile game but they get repetitive as you play more. the only limit to playing is you must have seals for online and in game play one seal for each joust. You have a maximum of six seals for both seals are replenished by time of with diamonds. This game is a great way to pass the time and has notifications when you upgrades are ready and when your seals are full. The only negative is the grinding to advance and the repetitive sounds and animations.

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Jun
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Will Android ‘L’ become ‘Lemon Cake’?


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How about a nice, silly theory to get your day going, eh? We were poking about the new Developer L preview stuff on the Android Developer blog and noticed something in the page on notifications. You’ll see here in the photos that the images associated with “Anatomy of a notification” show a sample set of notifications. In here, a guy named Daniel says he’ll bring his homemade lemon cake.

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Hmmm… “L”… “Lemon Cake”… sounds sweet and delicious and exactly like something Google might choose for a release name. Could also be nothing at all.

Note that there’s a seemingly infinite number of “L” names that could be used for the next release of Android. We happen to also like Lemonhead and Lik-M-Aid, too, for what it’s worth.

We’ll find out in a few months what Google ultimately does here, but we like the sound of Lemon Cake. What say you? Have you seen any other hints or tea leaves worth reading?

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