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The Tubecore DUO Vintage Style Audio Centre!

While many people would be thinking that new audio equipment should look like it could be at home on the bridge of the USS Enterprise starship, there is a new market opening up where the actual audio equipment is state of the art, but the exterior has the look of yesteryear. This is exactly where the DUO from Tubecore fits into the audio market. The DUO is a rare thing not only because it looks like something from the fifties or sixties, but also because is connects using a low energy Bluetooth connection and yet it is powered by classic tube technology. It is the weirdest thing to see and yet at the same time it is totally amazing to see those coloured tube illuminated in the front of the DUO.

The Tubecore DUO Vintage Style Audio Centre!

So, what does the DUO do? Basically, this is a powerful wireless enabled speaker system, with a built in computer of the user’s choice such as the Raspberry Pi or the Udoo Quad mini computers. Because of the wireless connection, it means that the DUO can be used for streaming music from smartphones and tablets, connecting to the TV and it is going to great for gaming too. Something as technical as this machine is going to rely on some serious specs and features, so let us take a closer look at what the DUO has under that classic wooden exterior. The Vacuum Tube Pre Amp has a dynamic range of 100dB (20Hz to 20kHz), with a frequency response of 10Hz to 20kHz (+0,-1dB). It has a maximum input level of +14dBu and a maximum output level of +28dBu.

The Tubecore DUO Vintage Style Audio Centre!

While the main power amp comes with a stereo mode of 8Ω / FTC 20 Hz – 20 kHz / 0.1% THD – 100w and has an input sensitivity of 1.15V (+3.4 dBu). The DUO is compatible with the Raspberry Pi (Model B) powered by the ARM 1176JZF-S (ARM v6k) 700 MHz processor and the Udoo Quad powered by the Freescale i.MX 6 Quad + Atmel SAM3X8E processor. As for the dimensions of the DUO it measures up at 470 mm (W) x 238 mm (H) (Overall) x 228 mm (H) (Cabinet) x 218 mm (D) and it weighs in at around 11.9 kg The DUO is built using the highest quality of materials that are built up around the class A preamp core and powered by the built in computer. It is because of this built in technology that the DUO has so many uses; it is totally flexible while looking absolutely stunning with the tubes built into the front and the wooden case that the whole thing has been built into.

The Tubecore DUO Vintage Style Audio Centre!

When the DUO launches it will have a retail price of around $649, but at the moment Tubecore are accepting pre orders at just $479! That is a massive saving of $170! There are of course, quite a few options available, so the actual price that the buyer ends paying for the DUO is likely to be higher than the starting price. For example, grill covers cost $19, tubes range from $25 to $75 and the Udoo mini computer will set the buyer back an additional $110. It all mounts up from the base price!

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The All New TomTom Runner Cardio Watch!

When it comes to sports watches there are plenty to choose from and with so many choices for the consumer to pick from a new design really does have to make sure that it ticks all of the boxes and more. TomTom are well known for designing and building sat nav systems, but with the Runner Cardio watch, they are using all of their experience to produce a fitness watch that delivers top quality features and design. For a runner no matter what level they are at it is a great idea to try and get the most out of the training in order to reach their targets and desires.

The All New TomTom Runner Cardio Watch!

But in order to achieve these goals and targets it is all going to be down to the quality of the training information provided to the runner through the equipment they are using at the time. This is where a good fitness watch comes into its own such as the TomTom Runner Cardio watch! The TomTom Runner Cardio watch offers three main fitness features, heart rate monitor, heart rate zone and it will also provide the user with essential running information, which is exactly what a runner is going need from a watch.



Looking closely at these features, the heart rate monitor is probably the most valuable resource available as it helps the user to understand the limits that your body is able to work to and therefore helping to avoid injuries. The heart rate zone is not to be confused with the heart rate monitor, there are five zones to work with; Easy – such as warm up etc. Fat burn – which is medium intensity. Endure – for improved heart and lung capacity. Speed – designed to improve the runners speed and fitness. Finally, there is the sprint feature – which is the highest level used in interval training.

The All New TomTom Runner Cardio Watch!

Finally, there is the running information feature this may not be as important to health and fitness as the previous two features, but for the runner this is essential information that provides data on distance covered, time taken, the pace achieved, running speed and how many calories the runner has burned off during the training programme. TomTom have made it easy for the runner to get the most from the watch by building in GPS, this means that with the MySports smartphone app or using a PC through the MySports website, the runner will be able to track their progress on tracks or on the road using a map. This is ideal for matching times and distances for races and training programmes.

The All New TomTom Runner Cardio Watch!

This is a new era where the sports and fitness watches is fast becoming an essential training tool helping runners of all levels to achieve their goals. The new TomTom Runner Cardio watch will be launching at the end of the month when it will come with a $270 price tag. While this fitness watch is not going to be for everyone, for the runner the new TomTom Runner Cardio watch could be considered as essential training gear.

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Contacter Social Media Without The Internet!

Normally when we think of social media it is easy to think of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ but there is more to social media than just posting cool images and telling your friends what you are having for breakfast, social media is about communication and believe it or not the internet is not always necessary for that to take place. Now you may think that this sounds crazy, how can you possibly have a social network with no internet? Well that is exactly what Contacter is hoping to achieve with its new form of social media without relying on the internet to connect.

Contacter Social Media Without The Internet!

So, what is Contacter? At first glance the Contacter device looks like a smartwatch, but that is where the similarities end, because when paired with other Contacter devices it creates a self organising network that is totally free to use and does not require a wireless or satellite connection in order to work. The incredible thing about this device is that unlike Bluetooth, which has a limited range, the Contacter devices are able to connect to each other no matter where they are. The Contacter is a new kind of network that offers a service that is free from advertising and cost, yet the users are able to stay in touch no matter where they are and without the fear of those dreaded data roaming charges.

Contacter Social Media Without The Internet!

They call this system a decentralized and self organizing communication network, which means that the user is able to see the other users in the neighbourhood area and beyond, the system can just keep expanding and the users can build up a network of friends and colleagues to build a limitless communications network. To get started the user is going to have to create a profile using their real name or an alias, they can add an image or picture to create a more friendly looking profile, once completed like other social networks the user is able to connect with other users and visa versa in order build a network.

Contacter Social Media Without The Internet!

Once the user has set their preferences they will be able to search for other similar users or business and send a message, or if they are really looking to build a large network the user is able to send out a general request for friends, products or services, its a bit like the early social networking day before they started bring in all those annoying rules. The actual Contacter device have a large screen that is easy to read, with a message detailing new and sent messages, the touchscreen looks like a small mobile phone, so typing might be a challenge until you are used it, there is of course, a watch feature with time and date, while built in player provides access to video playback.


The Contacter system should be going live by the end of the year when two devices will cost $480 and one will cost $250, however at the moment they be pre ordered from just $380 and $199 respectively, which is quite a saving for such an interesting and new social networking idea.

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Weasy Makes Weather Forecasting Easy!

No matter where we live, what job we do or if we are staying in or going out the weather is always a feature in our plans. This is because it has a lot to do with what we wear and how we are going to travel to our destinations. For most people its a matter of checking the local news on the TV or radio, but surely there has to be a better way than that. Well as it happens there is and its called the Weasy App. Local weather is a delicate issue as it relies on so many different conditions, which are hard to call for national service and this where am app like Weasy comes into it own by providing the user with details on the current and future weather conditions. The interface looks nice too offering the user the current location, temperature providing high, low and what it will feel like when out and about. Naturally it has the current and future weather conditions, while offering a result for humidity, precipitation and that all important cloud cover.

Weasy Makes Weather Forecasting Easy!

Knowing what the weather is going to be like is important for different reasons, there could be an event such as a wedding, an interview for a new exciting career and it be just be for a day out. In any case, you do not want to turn up looking like a cat that has just fallen into a bath of water. As well as all that, the user is going to be able to check out the weather conditions in other places too, so this is great for anyone who is going to be visiting a different city or place for an event or for work purposes, once again it is essential to turn up at meetings looking the part and the Weasy app is able to help the user on these occasion to look their best.

Weasy Makes Weather Forecasting Easy!

The Weasy app is going to be made available for both Android and iOS powered devices, which is why the developers are looking to raise extra finance through crowdfunding as the cost of developing the app can be quite costly and all this needs to be done before the app is allowed to go live. Because Weasy is an app, your friends and family who are using the will be able to see what the weather conditions are for each Weasy user, so when they say they are unable to go to party because of the bad weather you will be able to see for yourself what is going on where they are. It is also handy for warning people who are travelling, especially if there is bad weather conditions ahead of them.

Weasy Makes Weather Forecasting Easy!

The developers are looking to release the app this summer on Google Play for Android devices and on iTunes for iOS powered devices. As of yet there are no further details on prices or even if it has a price, you never know it could be a free app or possibly a lite version, lets just wait to see what happens through the fundraising first.

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The Tap Painter App Digitally Paints Your Walls!

How many people have taken all of the time, effort and hard work to redecorate a room only to find that the colour is not the same as the desired colour? Well it must happen a lot because otherwise there would be no need for an app like the Tap Painter by MDi Touch. Tap Painter is an amazing app that is currently available for the owners of an Apple iPad this is probably due the size of the screen as the app is more visual than anything else, so on this occasion size really does matter.

The Tap Painter App Digitally Paints Your Walls!

The app provides the iPad with great way of designing and redesigning rooms, or to be more precise the colours on the walls. Because the colour of a paint is so different in various lights and shapes of room you can never really tell what its going to look like until its actually up on the wall and by then its too late if you dont like it. What the Tap Paint app does is offer the user the chance to see what a room will look like with a different colour on one or more of the walls. This saves time and prevents wasting money on a colour that really is not suitable for certain styles of room or to the light conditions.

The Tap Painter App Digitally Paints Your Walls!

The Tap Painter is easy to use too so for just $5 the user will be able to see exactly how a room will shape up when painted in a different colour or even with one wall painted a different colour. The cost of the app will certainly outway the cost and time needed to repaint a room because the colour is too light, too dark or just too much! Home decorating will never be the same again and it does not have to stop there as it can be used for family, friends and even work, so now who is going to be popular?

The Tap Painter App Digitally Paints Your Walls!

You might think that such an app is going to be difficult and complex to use, but quite the opposite. Once installed you start the app which opens the camera and you simply have to point the device at the wall you wish to change and take an image. Now the fun part begins, using the colour wheel to select a colour, there are thousands to choose from every touch until you find the correct colour that you have been looking for. Alternatively you can enter the colour code from a paint swatch just to see what the shade appears like without having to use a match pot.


Now all that is needed is for the user to touch the roller button and within seconds your chosen wall will switch to the new colour. It is all done digitally so that means there is no mess and you have even had to move any of those household items either. The Tap Painter app by MDi Touch for the iPad is available from the iTunes store and is priced at $5, which is significantly cheaper than employing an interior decorator.

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Reduce Secondhand Smoke And Quit Smoking With Mynus!

Despite all of the anti smoking advertising campaigns and even the banning of smoking in public places in certain countries there are still an estimated one and half billion smokers around the world. This means that not only are these smokers risking their own health, they are also putting family, friends, work colleagues and just about anyone else who is in range of the smoker at risk too through passive smoking.

Reduce Secondhand Smoke And Quit Smoking With Mynus!

So, there are two key features here the first is obvious a smoker is risking ill health through smoking, but that is their choice as it is with drinking etc. Yet, passive smoking can have an effect of the health of others who just happen to be in range of the smoke and that is definitely not fair. But, help could be at hand with the Mynus device. This handy device is in development at the moment, yet once it goes on sale it will help smokers quit and more importantly it can prevent passive smoking and this is a very important feature because it prevents innocent people becoming ill through someone else’s lifestyle choices.  


The device itself is about the size of a smartphone, its sleek and easily portable, yet its not an e cigarette, as the user of the Mynus will still use regular cigarettes. But the main thing about the Mynus is how it works and first of all its job is to prevent passive smoking and it does this with the help of a patent pending filter system. The purpose of the Mynus device is to help smokers quit, which is not easy for many of them and yet it seems that this device can actually make that goal totally possible as it will reduce the intake of smoke over time until the point is reached when the smoker is just inhaling 10% of the cigarette smoke!

Reduce Secondhand Smoke And Quit Smoking With Mynus!

With the Mynus the smoker inserts their cigarette and closes the device, there is a choice of metering  disks that moderate the amount of smoke and nicotine that is inhaled from a 100% right to just 10%. All the time the cigarette smoke is filtered through the device too, so this is one time when everyone is a winner. Once the smoker is down to the 10% level, there really is not much effect in quitting all together, the Mynus is one gadget that actually really does look like it could be an effective way of giving up smoking once and for all. Because of the built in passive smoke filters it makes sense too as it can be used almost anywhere at any time in order to prevent the cravings from getting too much to handle.

Reduce Secondhand Smoke And Quit Smoking With Mynus!

When the Mynus stop smoking device goes on sale towards the end of the year it will retail at around $259! However if you are quick it can be pre ordered for a short while from the bargain price of just $165, stopping smoking and saving money all at the same time has to be a winner.

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The Logitech X100 Wireless Speaker!

We live in a world where speed, portability and style are all major factors that we love to choose when buying a new device. But when it comes to portable speakers the choice was limited, but now there is an explosion of colour and style in portable speaker design, with Logitech joining in with the X100 wireless speaker that comes with a choice of colours and design that will turn heads. The X100 speaker has a circular shape with the cover facing out of the top, while the controls and ports are neatly placed around the outside of the device. Being portable it is essential that this speaker is small, light and comes with a battery that is going to provide enough juice to play music or act as a speaker phone for a good part of the day, the X100 meets all of these requirements.

The Logitech X100 Wireless Speaker!

The speaker has a built in lithium ion rechargeable battery that Logitech say will be good for up to five hours of continued use and is recharged through the micro USB cable that is provided. This means it is ideal for most devices such as; smartphones, tablets and in fact any other device that supports either a low energy Bluetooth connection or one that comes with a 3.5 mm cable connection. The device will also support phone calls from smartphones over the Bluetooth connection that has a range of up to thirty feet depending on where it is being used, so there are a lot of possibilites for this handy device.

The Logitech X100 Wireless Speaker!

This is one speaker that you can literally take anywhere with you, it is charged up through a micro USB connection, which means it can be from either mains power or through a USB port on a computer. Once paired with a smartphone or tablet device the user is able to stream music, take phones and control the volume too all from the smartphone. This means that the speaker could be across the room and yet it is able to pick up the audio stream for a relaxing musical break. Alternatively it is ideal for workplaces as it can be used for making hands free phone calls, allowing the user to get on their work while taking an important phone call, multitasking made easy.

The Logitech X100 Wireless Speaker!

The Logitech X100 wireless speaker is the ideal speaker for home, work or going out as its small enough to into a pocket or bag and yet once it connects to a device you will be getting a high quality sound whether it is for gaming, music or just making a phone call. One thing is for sure this is one speaker that is going to turn heads as well as turning up the volume too. This neat, powerful and very stylish looking X100 wireless speaker will cost you around $50 from the Logitech website and specialist retailers, where it will come in a number of stylish colour combinations from a single colour to a dual colour with the speaker cover being a different shade from the main body of the speaker.

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Put All Of Your Cloud Services In One App!

Cloud data storage is something that we are all using more of, the trouble is we tend to have multiple services such as; Google Drive, Microsofts OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Drop Box, Box, and Sugar Sync, as well as the iCloud as used by the owners of iPhones. This presents us with a couple of problems, such as where certain files are located, remembering multiple usernames and passwords and moving stuff from one storage facility to another. However, there could be a solution to all of these issues and its an app that is called Cloud Goo. This app quite simply consolidates all or any of the above accounts into one handy app, some users might have a couple, while others could have the whole set. either way the Cloud Goo app is the one and only place to go for all of your cloud storage accounts.

Put All Of Your Cloud Services In One App!

Now, this all might sound great but there will some issues for certain people, the first is obvious and its not good, because it concerns security and in order to use the Cloud Goo app you will be required to enter all of your cloud storage account details into the app in order to access, upload and move files around. This could be a problem for many people as they might not want to do that as effectively they are handy over their cloud storage account and access details.


The other issues is that there appears to be no refresh button available, this will mean for users who have made changes to their accounts might not see the changes straight away unless they close and then reopen the app in order to refresh the accounts where the changes have been made. its not a biggy, but for some cloud service users this will be an issue especially as the Cloud Goo app is a paid for app and not free. 

Put All Of Your Cloud Services In One App!

The features of this interesting and potentially very useful app are, the ability to create large and free drives to store your data such as images, video, files and software in. You are able to use a single application rather than a lot and the Cloud Goo allows the user to automatically upload files to various drives.

Put All Of Your Cloud Services In One App!

Another handy feature is the search feature, instead of trying to think where you placed certain files or images, the Cloud Goo search feature allows the user to search across all cloud drives at once and finally, it might be a cloud based app, but the stuff stored in the cloud is available even when there is no wireless or internet connection. If you like the idea of keeping all of your data that is stored in various cloud storage sites, then it would seem that Cloud Goo is for you. It is available for the owners of Android powered devices and can be purchased from Google Play for the grand total of £0.60, which is not a massive fee to pay for such a handy app.

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The Cybathlon 2016 Event The Human Robotic Games!

There are already events where man is matched against machine, there are even games where man and machine compete, but there is nothing where man is assisted by robotics, by this we are talking about people with disabilities whose lives have been dramatically changed through the use of robotics or assistive devices. So thanks to NCCR Robotics and its partners, athletes with disabilities who are now aided with the help of powered knee joint prostheses, wearable arm prostheses, powered exoskeletons, powered wheelchairs, equipment that will electrically stimulate muscles and even the novel brain computer interfaces where the link from the brain to the machine is made are all able to compete in an Olympic style games.

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It sounds futuristic a bit like a science fiction movie and yet this is happening, most of the technology that will be used in these games is already in use and changing peoples lives. But the Cybathlon 2016 will be offering these athletes a chance to compete with others, just because that have disabilities that does not mean they have lost their competitive edge, in fact, the reason why they are even able to compete in sports just goes to prove how motivated they are. This is a brilliant launch pad for the athlete and the provider of the equipment, which is probably why there are two medals available, one will be for the athlete and the other will be awarded to the manufacturer of the devices, so it is a great way for robotics research to prove what their designs are capable of when put to extremes and against other manufacturers and designs.

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The event is being on behalf of the Swiss National Competence Center of Research in Robotics (NCCR Robotics), with the help of a long list of sponsors all with an interest in this type of technology, like any sports or technology event without the backing of some serious companies and organisations the event would never even get off the ground, so it has to have a commercial side too. Like any event there are objectives and the reasons behind the Cybathlon 2016 event are clear, these are; to publicise the development of novel assistive systems with the view of reinforcing the scientific exchange. The next point is the bring in public awareness on the challenges and opportunities of assistive technologies. Finally, its the fun part and to this the goal is to enable pilots with disabilities to compete in races, which is where the Cybathlon 2016 event comes in.

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There are six main categories to look out for in the Cybathlon 2016 event, these are the Brain Computer Interface (BCI) race, the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike Race, Leg Prosthetics Race, Powered Exoskeleton Race, Powered Wheelchair Race and finally there is the Arm Prosthetics Race.


The Championship for Robot-Assisted Parathletes (Cybathlon) will be taking place at Hallenstadion Zurich and will be starting on the 8th October 2016, it might seem to be a long wait but just imagine what the build up to this interesting event is going to be like.

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The Smartmat Detects People Pets And Parcels!

One of the most overlooked features in a home is the doormat, this unassuming thing sits by the front door and its only goal in life is to clean the bottom of visitors shoes as they enter. Yet, this doormat could be the gatekeeper to the home, of course, it cannot challenge visitors who turn up at the front door, but what it can do is alert the you that there is something going on at the door that needs attention.

The Smartmat Detects People Pets And Parcels!

The Smartmat is a device where technology takes on this useful role. Imagine that the front door is closed and the dog or cat wants to come on, the Smartmats built in sensors will detect their presence and send you a text alert. However, the Smartmat has not just been designed so that the cat and dog do not have to wait to get in, there are so many other uses for the Smartmat such as; alert you when an elderly person leaves their room, for keeping track of the family as they leave or enter the home and it can be set to sense parcels and packages being left on the doorstep.


Another cool feature available with the Smartmat is that it can be set up to turn on lights and other devices such as the TV when you enter the home, this is a great feature as nobody likes coming home to a dark and quiet house, the Smartmat can fix this and all you have to do is enter the home as normal. Getting alerts from the Smartmat can be from several sources the main alert is an email or text message which is sent immediately or through an update on the Google+ and Twitter social media sites, which might take longer but allows the user to check in while away from the home.

The Smartmat Detects People Pets And Parcels!

As mentioned earlier, the Smartmat can be used to control other devices, it will need to be connected to a wireless network, but once this has been done the Smartmat can be used to trigger lights, appliances, door bell, television, radio and any in fact, any device connected to the mains power supply, so the possibilities are almost endless. The Smartmat is different to other mats that have built in sensors and it is all down to the construction of the sensor, while others are on or off, this sensor is so sensitive that it is able to determine between different weights, which allows the user to set up a number of different alerts that cover the various events as mentioned above and a lot more according to the users requirements.

The Smartmat Detects People Pets And Parcels!

The estimated launch date for the Smartmat is this summer although there are no details available on prices and availability yet. However, the Smartmat can be pre ordered with the fully assembled version costing around $75, which when you think of it is not a lot to pay for this kind of security and peace of mind.

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