“Alexa, Turn on the TV”—Introducing Amazon Fire TV Cube

After months of speculation, Amazon has officially announced the new Fire TV Cube. Amazon describes the Fire TV cube as the “first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa” thus “allowing you to control your entertainment with voice commands”. The Details With the Fire TV Cube, you can use your voice to power your TV on and off, change the volume and channel, switch to different inputs, play, pause, and resume content within your video apps, check the weather, listen to music, control compatible smart home devices, search and more — even…

BLACKBERRY KEY2: AN ICON REBORN

Today, TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and BlackBerry-brand licensing partner, is introducing the world to the most advanced BlackBerry® smartphone yet with the debut of the BlackBerry® KEY2. Featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry Limited’s best security and privacy enhancements, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone packs a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone. Running the latest Android™ 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual-rear camera. It also includes the introduction of…

New Bee £6 Headset Stand Unboxing

New Bee offers a headset stand for £6 on Amazon and I’m taking a look to see if it’s any good. With an aluminum alloy center pole that is sturdy and slender; Rubber stabilizers underneath grip the surface and keep the whole stand sitting safely while holding your headphones; Soft and protective rubber at the top prevents any scratches or damage with its cushioning effect. High-grade ABS & TPU rubber Material, safe and durable. Just clip the 3 parts into place and within 30 seconds, giving the perfect centre of gravity…

ROCCAT Vulcan: new mechanical keyboard, new design story

ROCCAT introduces a brand-new design story with its new Vulcan mechanical keyboard, combining striking aesthetics and powerful mechanics. Featuring the self-developed Titan Switch Tactile, the addition to ROCCAT’s portfolio not only stands out by its appearance, it also offers the swiftest and responsive keyboard in ROCCAT’s line-up. “The most important thing about a mechanical keyboard are its switches, we wanted to showcase them” says Andreas Jost, Head of Industrial Design at ROCCAT Studios. Design played a decisive role in the development of the switch, with a transparent housing offering insight…

Adonit Launches its Mini 4 Precision Disc Stylus

Leading stylus manufacturer, Adonit, is today pleased to announce the UK availability of the Mini 4 – the latest release in the range of Mini styluses. A pocket-sized stylus for use with any touchscreen, the Mini 4 is available for £22.25 from Amazon with Prime delivery. The Mini 4 is the perfect stylus for using with smartphones on-the-go and is compatible with all touchscreen devices. Designed with mobile in mind, it is small enough to fit into daily life and requires no batteries or setup. To use the stylus, simply…

CityVerve Shines a Light on Manchester’s Innovations Past, Present and Future

CityVerve, the UK’s smart city demonstrator in Manchester, has released a short film called Manchester: City of Firsts. Directed by writer and filmmaker, David Petch, the film celebrates how many of the world’s milestone innovations have and continue to be pioneered in Manchester.   Featuring over a dozen Mancunians, the film pays homage to innovations, such as the first public library, passenger railway, football league and first life through IVF. The cast includes Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette movement leader Emmeline Pankhurst; University of Manchester engineering students Alex Agboola-Dobson and Sebastian…