Congrats to Shea O. of Salt Lake City, Utah, for winning a Kanex Multi Sync Keyboard in last week's giveaway. You're not going to find a better Black Friday deal than this week's free prize, bargain hunters.
Sam's Club is offering up an 2.1-channel, 300-watt LG wireless sound bar that lets you squeeze bigger, richer sound from your home theater setup. In addition to a wireless subwoofer, the NB3532A has a Bluetooth feature so you can stream music from your smartphone and other enabled devices.
The audio system has a small footprint too, measuring just under 40 inches wide and weighing 17.7 lbs, so it will fit in just about any room where you like to blast your entertainment. … Read more
A&B Photo offers a number of responsive, intuitive tools for uploading digital photos and ordering prints from your iPhone. While not as feature-rich as some other photo ordering tools, the app works quickly to upload photos, switch between menus, and finalize your order so you can send any images you have to the service in just seconds.
After installation, you must either log in or create a new account with A&B Photo to get started. You can then start uploading or taking new photos to add to your queue. The app allows you to create online … Read more
Soaring over the airshow, the A380 looks as it should -- its double-decker fuselage wowing the crowd watching from below.
But while Airbus' A380 is the world's-largest passenger plane, this aircraft doesn't even have a pilot, at least not one on board. In fact, this is a remote-control scale model of an A380. Built by Peter Michel, the model, made to look like a Singapore Airlines A380, took eight "months, 5,000 working hours, and a whole lot of Styrofoam and lightweight balsa wood" to take air. Plus what appears to be some very cool scale-model … Read more
One company, Mixbook, which is firmly in the pro-Dart camp, is betting on Dart with a service that stands to offer millions of dollars in annual revenue.
"Google has set up a perfect storm for a new language," said … Read more
Apple's A7 chips will feel some 64-bit heat from Intel and Android next year.
Intel is readying a 64-bit Bay Trail Atom platform for Android, according to Hermann Eul, Intel's general manager, mobile and communications group, speaking at the company's investor day on Thursday.
"It's not only about Windows 64-bit, we've been talking about Android as well," Eul said.
An assistant then proceeded to demo on stage "the first ever showing of a 64-bit kernel running on Bay Trail with Android."
Eul continued. "We have 64-bit Windows shipping next quarter … Read more
Last week, San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City and subjected to a crime spree only the likes of Christopher Nolan could conceive, and only the bravery of Batkid could subdue. But instead of a multimillion-dollar special-effects budget and Christian Bale (let alone Ben Affleck), the show came courtesy of the city of San Francisco, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, thousands of local volunteers, and a 5-year-old named Miles.
You probably know the story by now. Miles is battling leukemia, and when the Make-A-Wish folks put out the call for help to make his dream of being Batkid for a day come true, the Bay Area went bat-bonkers. More than 10,000 people signed up to participate, including the mayor and chief of police, who put out the official call for help.… Read more
Amazon has another lineup of movies exclusively available for its Prime subscribers.
In a new distribution deal announced Thursday, the retail giant has brought movies from independent film studio A24 to its Instant Video collection. Though obviously not as well known as the major studios, A24 is behind such movies as "Spring Breakers," a film directed by Harmony Korine and starring James Franco, and "The Bling Ring," directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson of "Harry Potter" fame.
The agreement will see all current and upcoming A24 movies appear on Amazon Instant Prime … Read more
LOS ANGELES -- At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show, I had the rare opportunity to drive a car that won't hit U.S. showrooms until 2015, the Audi A3 e-tron. There will be an A3 model here before that, but it will be a sedan and only comes with gasoline and diesel engines. Audi takes a different tack with the A3 e-tron, using its wagon body and fitting the model with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
In fact, the A3 e-tron will represent the first plug-in hybrid car from Audi.
LOS ANGELES -- Mansions, yachts, limousines: luxury often equates to large, but Audi has other things in mind with its new A3 model. The smallest car in its US lineup, the all-new 2015 A3 sedan gets features found on Audi's flagship sedan, the A8.
US buyers may be a little confused by the new A3, which has gone from a wagon body style to a sedan, and skipped a model year in the process. Audi intended to market a sedan here, a more popular body style, but development of the three- and five-door hatchbacks took precedence in other markets. … Read more