More than a year ago, Apple launched the AirPlay technology, making way for a wireless means of data exchange and streaming. When it was launched, people had great expectations and, one and a half years later, it can be safely said that AirPlay has delivered successfully on all of them. Ever since Apple allowed third party manufacturers to use the technology to produce AirPlay enabled speakers, the technology has led to some definitive changes in the world of music and audio devices. Read the rest of this entry »
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Every year, Las Vegas plays host to one of the biggest technology-related trade shows there is: the Consumer Electronics Show, more amicably known as CES. Even though CES is only half way through, we’ve already seen some pretty spectacular stuff – things like super thin OLED TVs and custom molded earphones – but it seems that this year, the spotlight is on mobile computing with smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Read the rest of this entry »
Wireless home networks are becoming fairly commonplace these days. Some households even have high-speed Wireless-N networks in place, so it’s no surprise that many HDTVs, Blu-Ray Players, and game consoles feature integrated wireless support, along with DLNA capabilities.
If you’ve ever had one of Starbucks’ signature coffee drinks, odds are you’ve had espresso, but what exactly is it? The short answer: it’s just coffee, though made in a very particular manner. For starters, the coffee beans are ground especially fine, almost to the point of a powdered sugar-like consistency. It is then brewed by forcing pressurized hot water through the powdered grounds (as opposed to coffee which allows the hot water simply to flow over the grounds).