The last thing you’d expect your TV to do is to steal your information without your consent. Unfortunately, owners of Vizio smart TVs are about to get a rude awakening.
After a lengthy investigation by the FTC, Vizio was found to have collected and sold customer information through 11 million of its TV sets. Statistics collected include location, demographics, and viewing habits-all of which were collected in real-time. Affected setups include cable, broadband, set-top boxes, streaming devices, and even DVDs. Visio did not directly address its wrongdoings in spite of the $2.2 million penalty.
“Today, the FTC has made clear that all smart-TV makers should [...]
Rarely do I think to myself, “I really wish I had a pair of wireless, portable speakers that I could take with me places.” As you might imagine, I’m not one of those people you sometimes encounter in public, blasting whatever noise they consider to be music from their phones, perfectly clashing with the music playing over the supermarket’s PA system (if I were one of those people, I’d probably go all out and hold my cell phone and two speakers in my hands while simultaneously shopping and annoying everyone within a 20 foot radius of me, but that’s just me…)
As such, I’ve never really thought I’d be [...]
Among the most popular introductions at this year’s CES was the Nvidia Project Shield, which is Nvidia’s newest Tegra 4 powered gaming console. This introduction is exciting in a number of ways. The first is that Nvidia is entering the gaming console market. Nvidia has been traditionally known for producing top tier graphics cards and mobile processors, so the move into mobile gaming seems like a logical step for the company. The second exciting thing about Project Shield is that it includes Nvidia’s newest Tegra 4 ARM processor.
Let’s talk a little about both of these exciting new introductions.Tegra 4
So before we dive into [...]
Today, Apple announced a refresh of current generation MacBook Pros with the Retina Display, Ivy Bridge processors, and Nvidia Graphics.
In addition to a redesigned body, the main feature to the next generation MacBook Pro 15″ is the inclusion of the hugely popular Retina Display which has the highest pixel density of screens available on the market today. Previously only available on the iPhone 4 and iPad, it’s finally found its way onto the MacBook Pro 15″. According to Apple, the Retina Display on the new MacBook Pro 15″ will feature a pixel density of 220 ppi , a resolution of 2880×1800, a viewing angle of 178°, 75% less [...]
Ever been a passenger on an airplane, a train or a bus? Yeah, you probably have and unless you like rocking uncomfortable in ear headphones with powerful passive noise cancellation, you’re probably familiar with having to crank up the volume on your MP3 player in order to drown out the road noise. We’ve all done it and we’ve all experienced the painful ringing in our ears sensation afterwards. It’s not pretty, and for regular travelers this is an easy way to develop hearing loss.
One way to counter this problem is through passive noise cancellation. This means that noise cancellation is done through passive means [...]
Tablets are now all the rage and companies left and right are releasing their own kinds to get in on the booming business. Prior to the release of the Kindle Fire, there had been many other tablets on the market such as the ASUS Transformer, the Blackberry Playbook, the now discontinued HP Touchpad, as well as the iPad 2 which we all know and love. However, there is a problem – each of these products were expensive, and the iPad 2’s exclusive iOS operating system and its huge number of apps seemed to keep coming out top.
Enter the Amazon Kindle Fire. A sleek, gorgeous, seven-inch tablet built by the largest online retailer in America. Yes, [...]