Smartphone users are probably familiar with music recognition apps like Shazam and SoundHound by now. For those unfamiliar, these apps will help users identify songs that they might be hearing on radio, television, clubs, the mall, etc. Well for those who felt that Shazam was pretty slow at recognizing songs, the company has recently announced that Shazam 5.0 has been launched for iOS, claiming that it will now be able to identify songs on radio or television in one second. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Shazam unlimited free tagging now on iOS devices, Shazam for Android receives major update,
Jeffrey from the Netherlands has come up with a concept watch that was inspired by a square watch given to his girlfriend and his Wacom tablet. Shaped like a bracelet, this watch will feature an LED/LCD face that displays the time in blocks. As you can see above, the time is depicted in a series of blocks, with the largest indicating the hours, and the smaller ones the minutes and seconds respectively.
The extra space to the left of the face will be used to display larger blocks in a column of four. The bottom two will light up when it is in the AM, and the top two will light up to indicate that it is PM. Tapping on the watch?s face will tell the time while double tapping it will reveal its measurements. It?s probably one of the most straightforward watches we?ve seen from Tokyo Flash in a while, not to mention it has a pretty sleek design that we?re sure many out there will be able to appreciate. If you think this deserves to be made, head on down to Tokyo Flash and leave your comments.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Cubism inspired watch concept will please Picasso fans, Hybrid watch concept merges analog with digital,
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if there were a video game that simulated the experience of building and managing a Linux Distribution? We?re not sure how many people actually wonder about that, but 2299 developer Bryan Lunduke certainly has thus the Linux Tycoon was born. It claims to be the only Linux distro simulation ever to be made and we are inclined to agree. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Minecraft creator announces new game - 0x10c, Harmonix announces Rock Band Blitz,
During the winter, a radiator to warm your home and possibly your wet clothing is a must, but who?s to say that all radiators need to look boring? Art Lebedev Studio has come up with a pretty quirky radiator designed in the shape of a T-Rex, which they have cleverly dubbed the Thermosaurus. Apart from its unique design, the Thermosaurus is your standard radiator and its designers have claimed that it can be installed like a regular radiator, except in this case we?re guessing it will take up a lot more room. Not just for show, its designers have also touted the Thermosaurus radiator to be highly efficient and energy savvy thanks to its design and cast-iron skeleton. As you can see in the photo above, spreading a bunch of cold and soggy clothes out on the Thermosaurus should not be an issue. In the words of Art Lebedev Studio, ?Brave the next Ice Age with a survivor of the previous one.?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony to Launch Google TV Set-Top-Boxes in September, Verizon to offer integrated video service ,
Heads up AT&T subscribers, if you were hoping for more LTE network coverage, you?re in luck as the carrier has recently announced that come this Sunday (8th of April), the carrier will be rolling out additional LTE coverage to several new markets. This will bring the total of LTE covered markets by AT&T up to about 40. Granted this is still significantly smaller compared to Verizon who had a head start back in 2011, but we guess better late than never, plus they?re still ahead of Sprint who has yet to roll out their own LTE network despite having announced it.
The markets expected to receive the update this Sunday are Bloomington and Muncie, Indiana and Bryan-College Station, Texas. Other markets include St. Louis, Naples, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Staten Island. Apart from the first three we mentioned, the rest do not have a specific rollout date just yet, but AT&T has mentioned that LTE rollouts are expected to take place from April, May and into the early summer.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nokia Lumia 900 gets the unboxing treatment ahead of its official release, AT&T in talks with Nokia over Windows Phone,
A while back there were reports that Google was attempting to integrate its own social network, Google+, into its products and services, such as YouTube. Now it looks like Google has extended the same integration to their Blogger platform and has recently announced two widgets that allows Blogger users to add a +1 button and a Google+ badge directly onto their website.
The widgets have been added to the users? Blogger dashboard and will pretty much act as an equivalent to Facebook?s Like feature. This will allow visitors to the site to +1 a certain post, thus showing up in their news feed, or Google+ the entire website, adding the blog to their Circles where they can then receive updates and news regarding the website. Granted that many websites already have the Google+ and +1 buttons (such as yours truly), but we guess Google is now looking to push that service and feature onto Bloggers who might not have been aware or who might not have known how to install the widgets before.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Blogger's new Dynamic Views is hip and fresh, Official Blogger app for iOS released,
So the Olympics are expected to take place in London later this summer. Undoubtedly this will bring about many tourists, most of whom will more than likely be taking London?s public transport system. Well the good news for locals and tourists is that Google has recently updated its Maps service to include live information about the underground train system?s possible delays. This is to help locals and tourists in the city avoid any unnecessary trouble or delays during their visit to the city.
The updated Maps can be accessed via the web version of Google Maps for non-Android users, or the Google Maps app for those with Android devices. On top of real-time alerts about possible delays or downtime, Google has also added information about upcoming planned engineering works that take place on weekends to help visitors plan ahead. A great idea by Google and we guess we will have to wait until the London Olympics to see how effectively this new update performs.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: London Underground gets real-time service alerts in Google Maps, Google Maps 6.5 for Android released,
Wrapping up your cables to take on a trip with you can be quite a tricky task. If they are not bundled properly, opening your laptop bag upon arriving at your destination will see you with a bunch of cables and wires that have ?magically? knotted themselves during the trip, ultimately forcing you to waste a good 5-10 minutes trying to untangle and sort everything out. Well the good news for MacBook users with MagSafe adapters is that a Kickstarter project dubbed Wrap Up has been launched that aims to help solve your tangled cable woes.
Wrap Up is essentially a simple plastic cage that allows for the larger cable portion of the MagSafe to be wrapped up, while not focusing on easing the pressure off the portion of the cable that is closer to the power brick. Those with MagSafe adapters are probably familiar with their cables fraying near the power brick from being bent too much or too hard over the course of its lifespan, leading to the charger not working completely, or by exposing the wires leading to a possible dangerous situation. Granted there are other cable management options out there, but if Wrap Up sounds like the kind of system you?ve been looking for, head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Apes and humans communicate via touchscreen interface, Berlin Boombox is a environmentally-friendly cardboard boombox,
Sprint subscribers, we know that the carrier has plans to launch its own LTE network in the near future and if you were worried about data caps or if Sprint will be abolishing its unlimited data packages, fret not as the carrier has come forward and officially confirmed that unlimited data will not be affected when their LTE network rolls out. So far the other major carriers have stopped offering their users unlimited data and there was much fear that Sprint could be doing the same too especially when the iPhone 4S was launched, but it looks like unlimited data from Sprint is here to stay – for now. Of course this could change should the carrier underestimate just how hungry their subscribers are for LTE connectivity, but for now if you wanted an unlimited data plan on a carrier with an upcoming LTE network of its own, Sprint might be your best bet.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sprint's LTE coverage plans revealed, Sprint rumored to be developing LTE capable Windows Phone handset,
iOS users are probably familiar with the ability of their devices to sync with iTunes or iCloud wirelessly. This is a feature that allows new iOS users to load up their devices without the need to plug it into their computers for the first time, and for syncing across a variety of iOS devices, such as iPods, iPads and iPhone. Now it looks like this particular feature is a patent that has been recently granted to Apple. According to Patently Apple, this patent was filed back in 2004 and is described as the auto syncing of information between a host computer and a media player over a wireless connection. Granted that the feature was not seen until quite recently, we guess Apple had filed this patent as a safeguard against their competitors who might have come into the market with a similar feature before they did.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Control Your New MacBook Pro or 2012 iMac with Siri [Rumor], Apple Working on a 3D Camera,