The pioneering versatile open source TV box
GeekBox – A leading product of Cross- Boxes, a Game Changer
Unlike Traditional TV box which turns the television into an intelligent platform like smart phones or tablet PCs, GeekBox will break this balance by not only fulfilling the aforementioned fundamental missions, but also opening an open-source project. GeekBox not simply a piece of hardware, but a DIY carrier, which carries all kinds of ideas and dreams from geeks. Opening a new era of box – an era of cross-box & open-source box with unfathomable capabilities.“
„Several Android smartphones and tablets powered by MediaTek chipsets are vulnerable to security attacks due to a software bug. The flaw, if exploited, allows an attacker to glean private data including photos, contacts, and even remotely monitor all traffic. The chipmaker confirmed the existence of the vulnerability to Gadgets360, and added that its security team is currently working on the issue.“
But MediaTek only implemented the feature for debugging only and the phone manufacturers didn’t disabled the feature in the end product.
„After testing, phone manufacturers should disable the de-bug feature before shipping smartphones. However, after investigation, we found that a few phone manufacturers didn’t disable the feature, resulting in this potential security issue.“
Maybe standard disabling such features would be the better decision when the phone and other device manufacturers didn’t know or don’t care about security issues.
“ Get started with the Microsoft Band SDK Preview.
The Microsoft Band SDK Preview gives developers access to the sensors available on the band, as well as the ability to create and send notifications to tiles. Enhance and extend the experience of your applications to your customers‘ wrists.“
Specification from http://www.sandisk.co.uk/products/wireless/flash-drive/
“ The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive includes all the benefits of a regular flash drive with the added convenience of wireless mobile access to your movies, photos, music, and documents from anywhere in the house or on-the-go. Avoid common hassles such as cables, attachment limits, and Internet availability and enjoy access to the content that matters most—anytime you need it.
Store, share, and stream files across multiple mobile devices
8 simultaneous device connections, 3 media streams
Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android™ devices
No cables, router, or Internet connection needed
Provides up to 4 hours of wireless streaming per charge**
Wi-Fi Password Protection (WPA2)**
Download the SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive app for easy access
Form Factor: USB flash drive
Charging: USB port
USB 2.0 connection interface or higher
For mobile device: iOS version 5.0 or higher, Android version 2.3 or higher
For other Wi-Fi® enabled devices: a web browser
PC or Mac computer: Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP or Mac OS 10.6 or higher
Security: Optional Wi-Fi password protection**
Dimensions: 3.07 x 1.04 x 0.54 in. and 77.96 x 26.64 x 13.76 mm
„Bring the future one step closer with Epson’s Moverio BT-100, the world’s first Android-based, see-through wearable display. Interact with apps and games in a whole new way. Featuring a head set with micro-projection technology and a compact Android-powered controller, Moverio allows you to privately view video, experience side-by-side 3D content, play games and enjoy content on a „floating“ see-through display projected into your environment. With nearly six-hours of rechargeable battery life1 and 1GB internal storage plus a microSDHC card slot, Moverio lets you enjoy movies, books, music, photos and more virtually anywhere, at any time. Using Wi-Fi® connectivity1, videos can be easily streamed from popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo or content rich, Flash® enabled sites and projected as an 80-inch perceived screen1. As a world leader in projection technology, Epson’s reputation ensures bright, larger-than-life images. And, with Moverio’s innovative see-through viewing technology, you can stay connected to the world while enjoying your content in private.“
From time to time, exactly every 2 years customers have to choose between quit or extending the mobile contract. The business terms of t-mobile been fine and when extending the next choose will be between invoice credit or a new phone. Mostly my decision had been the new phone, but which one ?
The technical data was discussed alot and I’ll not repeat it here. I hadn’t experience with the Microsoft Windows 8 OS until now and no time to test. Still Android and iOS on the list. The new Nexus and the Sony Xperia Z wasn’t available at the time of ordering and the other competitors are to heavy in their dimensions for a mobile phone. Decision between Android, iOS and Windows 8 was a neck-and-neck race and the key point had been the invested money in Apps. Binding the hardware and the software in the way Apple does makes it some kind of difficult to change the operation system.
iPhone 5 slims in weight and is still good-looking, overall a good decision.
APC runs a custom Android system, built for keyboard and mouse input. A basic selection of applications is preinstalled. Also included is a full set of consumer I/O ports, enabling APC to connect to your PC monitor or TV.
Android 2.3 (PC System)
VIA 800MHz Processor
DDR3 512MB Memory
2GB NAND Flash
Built-in 2D/3D Graphic
Resolution up to 720p
Input and Output
USB 2.0 (x4)
Audio out / Mic in