Sonos to let you set up your system without the need for a Bridge

Sonos will soon let you set up your system without the need for a Bridge

The Sonos Wireless HiFi System enables folk to play media without the restrictions of speaker cables. Think of a wireless music setup and you’ve got the right idea. Utilizing SonosNet, the company has been able to provide consumers with the means to create networks dedicated to music alone, which ensures solid performance throughout the home. Today, Sonos has shared its vision for the next...

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Anki Drive getting new cars and tracks, plus a new Race Mode

Anki Drive getting new cars and tracks, plus a new Race Mode

The folks at Anki Drive have released two new cars, two new tracks, and a new mode for their real-world iOS racing game today. Corax is one of the new cars, which is able to mount multiple weapons, while Hadion has a turbo boost function available right away. As for tracks, Crossroads adds the first intersection to the mix, while Bottleneck has a particularly narrow section which should be a...

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Volvo's 2015 cars to be connected with AT&T LTE

Volvo S60

AT&T's been making signing up automakers left and right in recent months, netting bothAudi and General Motors for their connected automobile solutions. And now they can add Volvo to the mix. As announced today, Volvo and AT&T have entered into a multi-year agreement that will see Volvo's cars in the 2015 model year equipped with Volvo's Sensus Connect infotainment system gaining LTE...

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2015 Hyundai Sonata to integrate CarPlay, fresh looks

2015 Hyunday Sonata

Hyundai is the latest car maker to announce firm CarPlay plans, with the 2015 Sonata being the Korean manufacturer's first to integrate the system. Announced today in New York, the 2015 Sonata will be going on sale later on in the year. Our engineers took advantage of the vivid eight-inch touchscreen to integrate CarPlay for an experience that iPhone users will instantly recognize. A...

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Pioneer adding Apple CarPlay to existing in-dash hardware

CarPlay

Pioneer has confirmed that they’ll have a selection of CarPlay-friendly aftermarket dash systems available this summer thanks to an upcoming firmware update. The five receivers due to get that update are the AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and AVH-4000NEX. The update will enable hands-free call handling, Siri commands, media playback, GPS directions, and all of the other...

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Gramofon is a music-streaming Wifi extender

Gramofon

Now this is quite clever. Kickstarter stalwart Gramofon is looking to raise $250,000 to fund the first 6,500 units of a combination Wifi extender/music hub. Initial preorders run $30 for a black model and $40 for white — that'll rise $10 each in a bit. Born from the brains behind Fon, known for being a pretty major Wifi provider (and crowdsourced at that), Gramofon will use the same core...

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Google Glass available to everyone today and today only

Google Glass

Today and today only, anybody in the United States with the drive to click a few buttons and $1,500 burning a hole in their pocket can buy their very own Google Glass headset and earn the vaunted title of "Glass Explorer". It's an exclusive-ish club, previously reserved for those who Google so anointed and those to whom the anointed sent invites. The availability is good for just today, but...

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Samsung patent shows headphones concept with a heads-up display

Samsung patent shows headphones concept with a heads-up display

If you thought Google were the only ones having fun combining wearable head gear with heads-up display technology, think again as Samsung is set to join in the fun with a new patent. The filing shows us a sweet concept – headphones with heads-up displays. Think Google Glass, but with the added benefit of being headphones for media playback. It's a strange one as Samsung has been playing with...

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Smart Watch Companion update brings bug fixes, camera trigger and customizable RSS feeds to your Pebble

The developer behind what I have dubbed the Swiss army knife of Pebble Apps, aptly titled Smart Watch Companion, is at it again bringing even more delightful features to this rich application. As a proud owner of a BlackBerry Z30, compatible native applications are rather scarce and ones such as this certainly do make up for the slack in terms of functionality. If you are not familiar already...

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It’s now possible to control playback of the Pandora app on iOS from your Pebble

If you've been longing for the ability to control your Pandora streaming music from your Pebble officially, you can now do that provided you're an iOS user. Pandora and Pebble announced today that the Pandora app is available for download in the Pebble store, making the Pebble the first wearable technology Pandora is available on. Using the Pebble, you can view and change stations, thumb...

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