Tenikle

Tenikle

This is the Tenikle The most useful tech accessory out there today, combining all of life's essential tech essentials in one handy device! Use it as a selfie stick, a stand, a car mount and even a tripod! The simple and intuitive design allows you to be hands free and do absolutely anything, such as film yourself in the gym, watch a movie while lying comfortably and even mount it to your car windscreen for safe sat nav navigation! Back this project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1906609363/tenikle-the-third-hand-for-your-phone-and-camera

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

This is the Tenikle The most useful tech accessory out there today, combining all of life’s essential tech essentials in one handy device! Use it as a selfie stick, a stand, a car mount and even a tripod!

The simple and intuitive design allows you to be hands free and do absolutely anything, such as film yourself in the gym, watch a movie while lying comfortably and even mount it to your car windscreen for safe sat nav navigation!

Back this project here!

Usmain Speaker

Usmain speaker

Check out the Usmain egg-size super mini bluetooth portable speaker! Music: Rumble – https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/5

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 19 September 2017

  • Small but Mighty: This Bluetooth Speaker is super mini. It’s small as an egg and ideal for use on the way, in the garden or on the beach. At the same time, it is distinguished by a powerful bass and clean sound.
  • With Hands-Free Calling: Thanks to the built-in microphone, you can call with this small portable speaker anywhere with your friends and familymembers as you want. It is a good solution to avoid headache when making longtime calling.
  • All in One Button Control: The wireless speaker has only one button. It allows you to set the voice, answer calls, adjust music, turn on and off.
  • Two Methods for Audio Play: This shower speaker of Usmain gives customers not only the opportunity to connect Smartphones over Bluetooth, but also can be used to work with other devices over 3.5mm Aux Input.
  • Excellent Customer Service: Usmain provides customer service in English and German with the response time of less than 12 hours on average.

(Amazon)

Purchase your own Usmain Speaker by clicking here!

iOS 11 Making It Difficult For Law To Unlock Your Phone?!

The next iOS is even more secure than we first thought!

According to security developer ElcomSoft, iOS 11 will require your passcode on the device itself when plugged into a new computer or laptop for the first time, to establish a new trusted computer, regardless if you click ‘trust this computer’

This is especially important for user privacy as constitutional laws try to catch up with technology, over in the US the Fifth Amendment does not protect fingerprints but can apply to passcodes in some instances.

The FBI even paid $900,000 to unlock the San Bernadino terrorists iPhone after Apple refused, claiming privacy violations and apparently the police have even tried to unlock a dead victims device with a 3D printed fingerprint!

Ring Helping To Stop Crime!

Ring, the smart home security company, announced this past week that their video doorbells have lead to approximately 100 arrests for burglaries in the UK over the past year.

Using footage from Ring Video Doorbells as criminal evidence, Ring are now helping over 100,000 UK homeowners feel safe in the own home to prevent doorstep and vehicle crime with the help of live footage and two way talk back features on their Ring Video Doorbells.

Jamie Siminoff, founder and chief inventor of Ring says

“With Ring, UK homeowners can keep an eye on their property when they’re not at home and conveniently communicate with family members and doorstep visitors through smartphones. Not only are customers able to intercept burglars before they enter a property, but criminals are thinking twice at the mere sight of a Ring device.” (Ring Press Release Sept 2017)

 

To purchase a Ring video doorbell please click here!

Apps No Longer On Desktop?

Once you’ve updated your desktop version of iTunes, you’ll no longer be able to download your phone’s mobile apps via this method. You’ll have to go directly on to your iPhone/iPad device and download them that way instead.

Nothing has changed in the app store (desktop) itself just that mobile apps have been moved to exclusively mobile devices. Which begs the question, did anyone actually ever download mobile apps from their desktop and sync them across?

 

 

Apple Face ID fail was supposed to happen?!

Last week Apple showed off their flagship feature on the iPhone – FaceID

They did an incredible presentation on it and then went to demo it on stage – after a couple of attempts by Apple’s Craig Federighi, it bummed out and said to enter a passcode and they had to go to a backup.

Embarassing.

Well, Apple spoke to Yahoo’s David Pogue and explained all

 “People were handling the device for stage demo ahead of time and didn’t realize Face ID was trying to authenticate their face. After failing a number of times, because they weren’t Craig, the iPhone did what it was designed to do, which was to require his passcode. Face ID worked as it was designed to.” (Yahoo News)

Apple later confirmed to the BBC that the quote was real and the phone worked exactly as it should.

When you think about it, it does make sense as the same happens when your thumb is wet or dirty and it doesn’t recognise it, it asks to enter the passcode.

Apple were never going to release a faulty product on release were they, come on. (Ignoring iPhone 4 reception issues)

Boosted Boards. How Far Can They Go?

We love our Boosted Board here at the office, it was a lovely day in London, so we thought we’d take it for a test!

Boosted Boards boast a full charge can reach up to 7 miles…so we charged one up and took it round one of London’s most scenic areas to find out!

Purchase a Boosted Board here!

Icodis CB 300 Mini Projector

iCODIS CB-300 Pico Projector

This is the iCodis CB-300 Pico Projector. A high definition, wireless, portable projector. Music Credit: Mate Lyons – Instrumental Hip Hop soundcloud.com/lyonsss/instrumental-hip-hop.

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Thursday, 27 July 2017

The iCodis CB 300 Mini Projector is a small but very very powerful HD projector for your films and movies!

  • HD – Brightness: With an astonishing 3000 ISO/500 ANSI LUMENS, the new CB-300W delivers crystal clear images, at a native resolution of 720p and support 1080P.
  • Android OS: Connectivity of this smart projector is enhanced with access to apps on Android and Apple phones. You can stream video content via Miracast, YouTube, Airplay, Netflix and other streaming apps.
  • Keystone Correction & 3D playback: The new hardware in the CB-300W allows for excellent 3D playback, its full-HD playback capabilities ensure some of the best quality images within the mobile projector market.
  • Ports: HDMI, dual USB, Vga, as well as Android TV allows the CB-300W to connect to any device you may have lying around. Whether its streaming from your mobile device or hooked into your Gaming PC, the CB-300W does it all.
  • Ultra-Portable:CB-300W Projector coming in at just 580 grams, and (S*L*W) 2.79 x 15.49 x 10.41 Centimetres the CB-300W is lightweight and portable. (Amazon)

To buy your own CB 300 Mini Projector please click here!

Glass X

Raise your hand if a cracked screen is your number 1 fear.Raise them again if you hate putting on those fiddly screen protectors. Yeah, same. Nanotech geniuses NanoFlow X feel you, so they came up the universal and easy to apply GLASS X, the first LIQUID screen protector. Tag a clumsy friend! Pre-order here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nanoflowx/glassxtm-real-liquid-glass-universal-screen-protec

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Glass X is a super tough, super strong screen protector for your electronic devices that is applied as a LIQUID! Which then dries to form a GLASS coating on the screens of your electronic devices and holds protection against keys, bumps and scratches! The solution also has an anti smudge solution included in it, so once it has dried and settled you won’t get as many grubby greasy finger marks all over your shiny new phone! What’s the best benefit? As well as being super easy to apply, you can add this to up to 3 of your electronic devices, no need to buy multiple screen protectors

Pre-Order Glass X by clicking here!

Hidrate Spark

Hidrate Spark

Would you like to keep track of how much water you intake everyday and be reminded when to drink? Well Hidrate Spark water bottle does both of these! Music Credit: Mate Lyons – Instrumental Hip Hop soundcloud.com/lyonsss/instrumental-hip-hop

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Friday, 28 July 2017

Sometimes drinking more water is all we need to feel energized and brighten our mood. Available in an array of frosted colors, our sleek Hidrate Spark 2.0 smart water bottle will keep track of how much you drink and helps you meet your daily hydration goal. There’s no better time than the present to start living healthier. Why not do it in style?

  • The Hidrate bottle lights up and flashes to remind you to drink more water and to celebrate when you’ve met your daily goal.
  • A sensor inside the bottle automatically records how many oz/ml you drink. The bottle syncs to the app via bluetooth low energy so you can track your progress on your phone.
  • The Hidrate app will sync with your favorite fitness trackers including: Fitbit, Apple Watch, Apple Health Kit, Google Fit, Under Armour Record, and Nokia / Withings.

(Hidrate)

To buy your own Hidrate Spark please click here!