Tag Archives: bluetooth

The Raspberry Pi Zero W, NOW WITH Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, Costs $10

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a great, tinier, $5 version of the Raspberry Pi that shrinks down the star of the original board to something resembling the size of a stick of gum. It was recently announced that the upcoming and updated Raspberry Pi Zero W, while including the same CPU and RAM as the original Pi Zero (even the Pi 1), NOW includes built-in Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi LAN — similar to the Pi 3 — for only $10! Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Zero W, NOW WITH Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, Costs $10

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Some Wonderful Soul converted a Fisher-Price Cassette Player into a Bluetooth Speaker!

Should you be fortunate enough to still have one of your old Fisher Price cassette player — found it alongside your Pocket Rockers, slap bracelets and Benneton sweaters — you’ll no longer have to look at your beloved personal electronic “stereo” as a technological fossil. You can thank Matt Gruskin for giving the device a second look — and a second life — as a retro-styled Bluetooth speaker. Continue reading Some Wonderful Soul converted a Fisher-Price Cassette Player into a Bluetooth Speaker!

This Vinyl Artwork on Qbert’s New Album Doubles As a MIDI DJ Controller

Audiophiles have a laundry list of reasons why you should be buying your music on vinyl, but with DJ Qbert’s new album Extraterrestria, aspiring turntablists (’cause DJ Hero isn’t too accurate) now have a reason to skip the MP3s too. Using printed MIDI technology from a company called Novalia, the artwork in the vinyl’s sleeve doubles as a DJ controller for Algoriddim’s djay iOS app.
Continue reading This Vinyl Artwork on Qbert’s New Album Doubles As a MIDI DJ Controller

Usonian Bluetooth Guards SimCities w/ Candido Moves – WIRed #83

It’s time for Episode 83 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s concept buildings become a reality, how low-energy Bluetooth will help keep track of your little ones, why SimCity 2000 IS…..THE…..FUTURE, and paying tribute to one of the underrated greats in the squared-circle! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Usonian Bluetooth Guards SimCities w/ Candido Moves – WIRed #83

‘The Guardian’ uses Bluetooth Low Energy Tech To Keep Kids Safe

Even if you’re the most attentive, vigilant parents, small children are like magicians as they have the uncanny ability to slip away and disappear unnoticed. A startup in Taiwan, BeLuvv, has created The Guardian, which is a small wearable device — paired with a smartphone app via bluetooth — used to track your child’s movements and prevent any disappearing acts. The Guardian device sets a perimeter for each child, including a network of “co-guardians” — such as parents and a wider group of family and friends — in case a child goes missing. If so, then an emergency notification can be sent out to everyone who has downloaded the app. Continue reading ‘The Guardian’ uses Bluetooth Low Energy Tech To Keep Kids Safe

Gigabyte’s tiny, adorable (maybe “SteamBox”) BRIX Gaming PC

If you are still holding out hope for a Steam Box PC/console, then you’re gonna want to listen to this.  This is Gigabyte’s Brix gaming PC from Gigabyte’s Brix line, and basically what it is is an ENTIRE PERSONAL COMPUTER crammed into a cube case roughly 4.5 inches wide, thick, wide, and long. The tiny machine also comes equipped with Intel’s brand new Haswell processor and, more importantly, Iris Pro integrated graphics. The connectivity options for the Brix includes 4 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI input, Ethernet input, Bluetooth 4.0, built-in WiFi and a headphone jack. Continue reading Gigabyte’s tiny, adorable (maybe “SteamBox”) BRIX Gaming PC

Egg Studio, CyberRoaches, OG Xbox Names & STONE COLD! – WIRed #56

On this week’s “new set-y” — is that a word? — episode of WIRed, artists live in Eggs for a year, we may soon control cockroaches with our smartphones, terrible, awful, stupid rejected names for the OG Xbox, and the Stone Cold-iest Steve Austin podcast of allllllll! Continue reading Egg Studio, CyberRoaches, OG Xbox Names & STONE COLD! – WIRed #56

Episode F-I-F-T-Y!!! FIFTY!!! – WIRed #50

PractitioNERD WIRed has crossed the half-century mark! Thanks to the subscribers, viewers, likers, dislikers, commenters, EVERYONE! This week I talk about an interesting apartment complex that’s more than meets the eye, a Bluetooth keyless home lock system, LAPD SWAT pays a game studio a visit, and the infamous “Black Saturday” incident. Interwebz drinks are on MEEEEEE!!! Continue reading Episode F-I-F-T-Y!!! FIFTY!!! – WIRed #50

To Heck with Keys: The Këvo Keyless Entry System

The crew over at Engadget recently got an hands-on experience with Kwikset and UniKey’s updated home entry systems.  Here’s how it works: with the main lock mechanism housing a Bluetooth daughter card, a couple of Bluetooth antennas and a smartphone app, you can open this lock just by touching the outside of the lock housing with your finger.   Continue reading To Heck with Keys: The Këvo Keyless Entry System

A “Y”House, Hand Phones, Indie Game Movie & The Art of Wrestling – WIRed #11

This week, this house is brought to you by the letter “Y,” you can soon talk to the hand (literally), behind the scenes on indie game development, and how to be a pro wrestling art snob.
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!!   Continue reading A “Y”House, Hand Phones, Indie Game Movie & The Art of Wrestling – WIRed #11