Chromecast Audio : The music you want when you want it launched from your phone!
After already many years enjoying the Google Chromecast, I discovered the Chromecast Audio. And now, on top of casting videos on my TV, I can cast my music, radio or podcasts on my sound system easily for just a few dollars.
Chromecast Audio is a small device with a vinyl record look that plugs into your speaker through Jack, RCA or Optical cable and stream music through WiFi.
The puck has just two ports and is delivered with a cable to plug into each. The first is a hybrid 3.5mm/optical port and it’s coming with a 5-inch yellow 3.5mm analog cable. The other port is a Micro-USB power port, and a compatible cable and power adapter are furnished. You can also plug the USB straight to your system.
Once set up, simply use your device to cat your music with the touch of a button. It’s compatible with IOS or Android, Mac and Windows.
Search, play, pause, queue songs and change the volume right from your phone to anywhere in the house.
The Chromecast Audio is the best way to enable multiroom music in your house. It will give you the highest quality sound, play it without disruption, even if you get a phone call or a notification and control the music from anywhere within your WiFi network. All of these without consuming extra phone battery!!
Here’s the apps compatible with the Chromecast Audio:
Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, Google Play Music, DS Audio (which streams home music collections from Synology servers), NPR One, Rocket Player, TuneIn, Deezer, Plex, Rhapsody and many more… Apple Music and Amazon Music ar not currently supported by Chromecast Audio. However, there is a workaround for these ones: the Chrome browser (on Windows and Mac machines) and the Chromecast app on Android.
Hexo+ : The french self controlled drone who will stick like a leech!
Go the frenchies ! Squadrone Systems, a company from Grenoble has created a drone which will change the domain of these flying devices, as well as the on-board camera market. Name of the device : Hexo+.
If you are a thrill seeker wanting to record all your sport achievements and fun times, you are certainly used to have an on-board camera placed on your helmet, your bike’s handlebar or even your skateboard. Well now, with the Hexo+ drone, your life will suddenly become easier.
Thanks to this little french drone, you won’t worry anymore about the position of your camera or about the shooting and filming technics as this device is self controlled and will follow you everywhere by itself!
Made up of six helices and capable to fly up to 70Km/h for about 15 minutes, it also contains a GoPro camera and don’t require any pilot to take off and fly around; to enjoy this amazing feature, you will have to jump on its dedicated application available on both Android and IOS and set up the distance from where you want the Hexo+ drone to film you as well as the angle given on the Go Pro to shoot you from the best perspective. The device will then keep track and follow your smartphone everywhere thanks to its embedded GPS tracker so make sure that you will naturally keep your cellphone in your pockets, hands or anywhere else on your body.
This revolution has already convinced and captivated thousands of people on the internet! In fact, the Hexo+ has been introduced to the world through a Kickstarter campain and has collected over 50 000$ in no more than 37 minutes and finished with nothing less than 1,3 million dollars to help launching and manufacturing it.
More info from their website: www.hexoplus.com
Price for this Hexo+ self controlled drone: $1349.
You have to see it to believe it! – Translate Image to Text/Voice – Google Translate is truly leading the way, giving you real-time, camera based translation. What an improvement for the google translate app!
Google recently had major updates to both their iOS and Android versions of the Google Translate app. We are LOVING IT here at GADGETS HIGH TECH. The new update brings both camera/image translations and conversation mode translation to the iOS app for the first time. We are finding the technology so revolutionary. It can potentially be a game changer in the world of business, travel and international LOVE! Being of French decent and having an English speaking girlfriend…. This would have been hand a few years ago!
Google Camera Translation via the Google Translate app lets a user simply point their camera at a sign or words they do not understand and in real-time, it will auto-translate the text on top of the other words. It will basically fade out the other language and replace it with the language you have selected. The first time you use it, you can’t quite believe your eyes!
This works with English, to and from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish at the moment. Google has stated more language support is coming in the near future.
More than 500 million people use Google Translate each month, making more than 1 billion translations a day to easily communicate and derive information across languages. Great tool for traveling! Nice to understand what you are ordering for lunch right!
This anti-attack system sends the position of his owner in case of danger.
Gaspard is a colored small box (red, blue, orange, pink, yellow, green, black or white) that can be attached anywhere. With the Low Energy Bluetooth technology connected to a phone, press it and it will send an alert to your relatives, or strangers nearby that belong to the community. Two pressures trigger a shrill sound to destabilize the aggressor. The geographical coordinates of the phone are sent as well as the fastest way to get there.
A dedicated app is available on iOS and Android and send push notifications in case of alert, and display the map to access more quickly to the person in danger. For less equipped, an SMS will be sent with all the information. To encourage people to come and rescue, a reward system will thank the heros for their courage (mugs, t-shirts …).
Google just release Quick Office which allow you to create and modify Microsoft Office documents (text, spreedsheet, presentations) for free on your phone or tablet. Available on Android and IOS… Enjoy the new Google Quick Office! Download here the Android app Download here the IOS app
This is a ring which display time, calls, texts, social network updates… Not only for girl, this ring got a unisex design and is working via Bluetooth. You can program her through an IOS or Android app! Another nice gadget…
On pre-sale here for $175 US instead of 275 for the first 1000 orders (free-international shipping). Pre-order here the Smarty Ring