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Seriously… Windows 10?!

- October 1st, 2014

When Terry Myerson, head of operating systems for Microsoft, unveiled the latest version of Windows at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, he said the choice of skipping over Windows 9 in the naming scheme because the new product “represents the first step for a whole new generation of Windows.”

“Windows 10 will run on the broadest type of devices ever, from the smallest Internet of Things to enterprise data centres worldwide,” he said. “Some of these devices have four-inch screens, some of these devices have 80-inch screens and some don’t have any screen at all.”

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Ultra-slim wireless keyboard has built-in touchpad

- September 30th, 2014

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As the battle of the on-screen keyboards continue, we’re still seeing more of the smaller touch-feely tactile keyboards coming to market as people use them as alternatives to full-sized keyboards for computers, media player and smart TV remote controls. And one such keyboard is the Rapoo E2700 Ultra-slim Wireless Multimedia keyboard with Touchpad.

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A man needs a robot maid

- September 30th, 2014

“I was thinking that maybe I’d get a maid
Find a place nearby for her to stay.
Just someone to keep my house clean,
Fix my meals and go away.” – Neil Young

I hate to clean. It’s draining and I never get a sense of accomplishment at the end as everything gets dirty again. It’s like Sisyphus vacuuming up a hill.  So I share the sentiment in the Neil Young song A Man Needs a Maid.

While I don’t generally need someone to make my meals as I often eat out or order in,  I do occasionally get someone in to clean. But it gets expensive to do this on a regular basis. But iRobot has some products can cut down on the monotony of housework.

While they’re not exactly Rosie from The Jetsons, iRobot offers a line of robotic cleaners to help keep your home sparkling. You’ve likely heard of its line of Roomba vacuum cleaners before, if not from personal experience, at least from the series of YouTube videos of pets riding them.

But iRobot also offers products to help with other household chores. So in addition to getting to check out the latest top-of-the-line Roomba 880, I also got to test the Scooba 450, iRobot’s new floor-scrubbing robot.

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Syncable-Duo 2-in-1 cable solution

- September 26th, 2014

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Cables are considered accessories and rarely take the limelight in the gadget arena. You usually expect them to be either included with the device or an add-on that you have to buy. The truth is people take notice of them only when they really need them, can’t find them or if they don’t work. Others say, “Who needs cables when everything’s wireless?”  Funny thing though, most wireless devices today still require cables to charge them. Universal inductive charging across all devices is still little ways away.

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Xtreem mini stealth drone big on fun

- September 24th, 2014

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The Xtreem Mini Stealth RC Drone is the latest drone offering from Xtreem by Swann, the folks who brought you remote control cars and the bubble-blowing Bubble Blast helicopter we recently reviewed here at CanoeTech Blog. The new little six-inch Mini Stealth Drone is designed for speed and superior manoeuverability, even though its rotors are just three inches in diameter and weighs less than one ounce.

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