Gadgets

Latch C Iphone Smart Lock

Latch C Iphone smart lock is introducing a new smart door lock today that can be controlled with an iPhone. It’s called the Latch C, and in addition to iPhone control through Apple’s HomeKit platform, it has all the same smart features as the original Latch door lock: a built-in camera to see who’s at your door, the ability to use passcodes and cards instead of a key, and a recorded log of who’s come through.

The Latch C is much smaller than the original Latch lock, called the Latch M, because it’s designed for a different type of doorlock. Where the Latch M was built for tall mortise locks, the Latch C is meant for simpler cylindrical deadbolts, which aren’t attached to the knob. That allows the unit be a lot smaller while still offering the same features — though it also means that, like the M, it can only fit on certain types of doors.

Unfortunately, whether your door is compatible with a Latch lock doesn’t really matter, because you still can’t actually buy one. Rather than sell directly to consumers, Latch has built its business around selling locks to the real estate companies that build and operate apartment buildings. It’s hoping new and existing apartments will outfit residents’ doors with Latch locks, giving the units a high-tech perk.

Latch R, M, and C locks
Latch R, M, and C smart locks

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Latch offers conveniences to real estate companies, too. Those companies want locks that log comings and goings for security reasons, and Latch provides a website for building owners to manage all of their installed locks and the ability to audit who’s come through them. Locks cost $399 each (it also sells an electronic model called the Latch R), and they require an ongoing subscription to Latch’s management service.

Latch isn’t sharing how many doors its locks are installed on yet, nor will it say when it plans to start selling directly to consumers, which its website suggests will happen eventually. “It is less typical for individuals to own their own units in [modern apartment buildings] and so we’ve focused on selling to large building owners directly,” Latch CEO Luke Schoenfelder wrote in an email to The Verge.

As for other smart platforms, like Google Assistant and Alexa, Schoenfelder said that Latch sees “a variety of interesting opportunities” but said that Apple has “done a phenomenal job” addressing security concerns. It should also be possible for the Latch M to eventually be updated with HomeKit support, though Schoenfelder only said that additional details of Latch’s HomeKit implementation would be announced in the future.

 

Source: the Verge

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo voice-activated smart home speaker is undeniably futuristic, but it’s also practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of features and integrations, it’s easy to get excited about the Echo’s potential.

 

 

Since introducing the original Amazon Echo in November 2014, Amazon has continued to refresh and expand its lineup of hands-free, voice-enabled speakers. In April, the company introduced the Echo Dot, a smaller version of the Echo, and in September returned with an updated version of the Dot, simultaneously cutting its price almost in half to $50 (or £50).

This new Echo Dot, available in black or white, has a slightly sleeker design than the original, though it comes equipped with the same array of seven microphones and advanced noise-cancelling technology. Amazon says that the new Dot features a more powerful speech processor, which delivers improved far-field speech recognition accuracy. It’s currently available for preorder and scheduled to ship in October. (Read the full preview.)

The original, more expensive Echo can fill a room with sound. The Dot features much of the same functionality as the Echo, just with a less powerful speaker and a line-out plug on the back. In April, also Amazon introduced the $130 Echo Tap. Because it runs on a battery, you need to hit a button to initiate interactions; it’s less convenient than the always-listening Echo and Dot, but it’s also portable. And once you do push the button, you can issue voice commands to Alexa, play music from your phone or stream it over Wi-Fi, check the weather or news, and issue commands to control your smart home.

In August, Sonos announced that it will add support for Amazon’s Alexa voice control (and Spotify Connect) in 2017. Sonos did not mention new hardware; rather, the initial integration (a free software upgrade) will require Sonos wireless speakers and an Alexa-compatible Amazon device, such as theEcho or Echo Dot. The company has scheduled a private beta to begin later this year, with a public release slated for early 2017.

Potential buyers should also note that Google’s big entry into the “smart speaker” space, Google Home, is expected to be revealed at the company’s event on October 4.

Source: CNET

DJI OSMO- Best All in one Steady Cam

Motion without blur. Action shots without shake. Perfect video even when you move. Thanks to advanced technologies specifically designed to keep the camera flat no matter how you move it, the DJI Osmo helps you record videos and take photos like never before. It is much more than just a camera. It helps you create with more freedom than ever.

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I own the DJI Osmo Camera And I can Tell you that I use it all the time. I use it professionally for video shoots on all kinds of project, and I use it for running around with my kids. It is very versatile and produces steady shots in any condition. It even shoots up to 4k at 30fps.

The DJI Osmo also can be incorporated into DJI Inspire Drone, It is interchangeable!

 

They also have an attachment for a mobile phone. With the development of smartphone camera this is a perfect solution for getting great results

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Best Drones 2017

Best Drones 2017  We put together a comprehensive list of all the best. For different user’s, price points, and needs. You will find what you need here.

Top Camera Drones- If your looking for a drone for Arial Video, here are the best from quality

  1. DJI Phantom – $799

    With options ranging from the 4k enabled Phantom 3 to the new Phantom 4 Pro version which is $1,800, There is a drone for everyone and they all produce amazing footage.   The newest is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps.The adoption of titanium alloy and magnesium alloy construction increases the rigidity of the airframe and reduces weight, making thePhantom 4 Pro similar in weight to the Phantom 4. The FlightAutonomy system adds dual rear vision sensors and infraredsensing systems for a total of 5-direction of obstacle sensing and 4-direction of obstacle avoidance.

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  2. Yuneec Q500 4k- $899

    Simply the best value 4K system available, an included Android touchscreen controller means faster setup and no need to add your own mobile device to capture impressive 4K video. Typhoon 4K also captures 1080p/120fps slow motion video with a full complement of manual camera settings for total creative control. Perfect ground shots are also available with the included Handheld SteadyGrip™.

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Top Racing Drones- These are small, Agile FPV driven crafts that can do some crazy things and are a ton of fun.

  1. TBS VENDETTA- $499

    Full carbon fiber monocoque, quick swap arms, solder-free repairs, ready to fly as 240 size fpv racer, for 5″ props. But it doesn’t stop there! Sporting the brand new TBS Triumph Antenna in combination with the TBS CORE Pro OSD and TBS Unify Pro VTX, the TBS Vendetta allows you to configure every parameter of your FPV racer via R/C stick commands! Each drone comes tuned and test-flown by our professional tuning expert, Magnus. Install a receiver, strap on a 4S battery and the TBS VENDETTA will tear a hole into the sky, and you’re coming along for the ride!

tbsvendetta2.  EACHINE RACER 250- $380

First of all Eachine Racer 250 is one of the most affordable RTF (ready-to-fly) racing drones out there in the market. If you want to try FPV racing but are not confident or able to invest on a higher-budget product, worry not. This drone is powerful enough to ensure you will keep up with the most powerful racers in the community, even beat them! Resistant and lightweight frame, durable brushless motors and batteries, Racer 250 durability and life time will not disappoint you. Fast and highly maneuverable, very responsive racer, great live image quality with no lag. Very beginner friendly, even the software to configure CC3D flight controller is.bea7653a-3eb6-438b-990c-09d07ea4163e

Top Toy Drones

  1. HUBSAN X4- $37

The Hubsan X4 H107L is micro quadcopter very suitable for all age groups and experience levels. It offers a maximum flight time of about 9 minutes, and a remote distance of about 30 meters. One reason why it’s recommended for beginner flyers is because it’s very stable in the air, especially indoors. The drone has the potential to fly fast & aggressively, but can also be flown conservatively if you choose. It’s this kind of versatility that makes the Hubsan X4 H107L an excellent beginner quadcopter.

sku072712-1852. BLADE NANO QX- $59

The tiny Nano QX is RC flying fun you can take with you everywhere. The Nano QX weighs little more than half an ounce and is small enough to fly in spaces no bigger than an office cubicle. Never flown a quad-copter before? No problem. The Nano QX uses the SAFE™ technology system with sophisticated flight control software to keep itself stable in a hover while in stability mode. If you get in trouble, just let go of the sticks. The SAFE technology system will bring the Nano QX back to a hover all by itself. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can switch the SAFE system to agility mode for faster flying speeds and more maneuverability.

51xnrn27jzl-_sx355_3. PROTO X- $34

Meet the Proto-X, now available in six colors — black, white, red, yellow, green and purple. Not only is it the world’s smallest quadcopter, it’s also one of the world’s lightest multi-rotor helis.

The 50 mm Proto-X is tiny, ideal for indoor flying — and it weighs only 11.5 g, just four-tenths of an ounce. Bright, built-in LEDs make it easy to see the Proto-X in low-light conditions.

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So There it is the Best Drones 2017

Top Gifts & Gadgets 2017

Here are the Top Gifts & Gadgets 2017. Everything you need to know for you or your loved ones.  We will update This page all the way up to Christmas.

  1. Halo One Bluetooth Speaker– $150

The Halo One Wireless Speaker is inspired from the nature of simplicity and unity, Halo One is an original, modern, and breathtaking new designed Bluetooth/NFC speaker from Gingko. The aesthetically and fashionably shaped sound box reveals sexy curves and wood texture and delivers smooth sense of touch and phenomenal audio quality

 

halooneweb2. Stainless Steel Lowball – Vacuum Insulated Cup With Lid 12 oz– $15

These stainless steel Lowball tumblers are made with superior quality and individually hand inspected before delivery to you. Magnum Steel tumblers are designed to last a lifetime.

Stainless Steel Lowball is great for both hot and cold drinks for your drinking pleasure.
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3. Apple Air Pods – Wireless headphones– $159

After a simple one-tap setup, AirPods are automatically on and always connected.1 Using them is just as easy. They can sense when they’re in your ears and pause when you take them out. And the AirPods experience is just as amazing whether you’re listening to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.

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4. Apple Watch Series 2.– $369

Built-in GPS. Water resistance to 50 meters.1 A new lightning-fast dual-core processor. And a display that’s two times brighter than before. Full of features that help you stay active, motivated, and connected, Apple Watch Series 2 is designed for all the ways you move.

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5. Dad hats– $21

A dad hat is a baseball cap that’s canvas or cotton and has a slightly curved brim (not too curved, though) and is probably a little oversized on the wearer. Unless, of course, you’re actually a dad—then it probably fits you perfectly.

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6. Go Pro Hero 5– $399

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The GoPro Hero 5 is the latest addition to the gopro lineup and probably makes the biggest jump out of any so far. It is waterproof out of the box without any case. It has a touch screen on the rear and is also voice activated.

7. Tile Slim– $30

Tile Slim is the newest Bluetooth Tracker from Tile. And it will hopefully save you money by not letting you loose so much money.

8. DJI MAVIC – $999

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THE DJI MAVIC PRO is small and Portable yet still has all the great features we have come to expect from DJI.

After the initial burst of Drones Onto the Scene 5 years ago. The whole industry has been moving towards smaller, easier, and better quality.

Up until now you always had to sacrifice one of those to get the others. The MAVIC give you everything you want

9. Electric Skateboard– $300

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The skateboard of the future is here! Swagboard NG-1 NextGen boosted electric skateboard takes the fun of a typical longboard to the next level. This futuristic motorized skateboard is built with a 7-ply Canadian maple wood deck, durable polyurethane wheels, and solid grip tape for a more comfortable and secure ride. This boosted board can hold weights of up to 176 pounds and can travel up to 11 mph!

10. NES Classic Edition– $60

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The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES, originally released in 1985.

Just plug the NES Classic Edition into your TV, pick up that gray controller, and rediscover the joy of NES games.

 

So there you go. The Top Gifts & Gadgets 2017.

 

Bluetooth Motion Alarm- Sammy Screamer

Sammy Screamer -Bluetooth  Motion Alarm Sammy bleeps when she’s moved and sends a notification to your smartphone. Keep an eye on your stuff Stick Sammy on the things you want to keep an eye on and she’ll let you know if they move. Baby’s buggies and strollers, doors, windows and cupboards, handbags and rucksacks, laptops or even the cookie jar! Control Sammy from your smartphone Sleep and wake Sammy using the BleepBleeps app. When Sammy is awake she’ll bleep if she gets moved and send a notification to your phone. When you don’t need her, use the BleepBleeps app to send her to sleep.

 

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Stick Sammy on the things you want to keep an eye on and she’ll let you know if they move.

Control Sammy Bluetooth Motion Alarm from your smartphone

Sleep and wake Sammy using the BleepBleeps app. When Sammy is awake she’ll bleep if she gets moved and send a notification to your phone. When you don’t need her, use the BleepBleeps app to send her to sleep.

Self Marking Tape Measure

Who else always find themselves wishing they had a third arm when measuring and marking stuff. This Tape Measure is going to change that. It allows you to measure and mark all with one tool !! Man 2016 is amazing.

I think we probably all need one. I have already ordered mine.