As winter seems to never want to end, perhaps this is a good time to roll up with a good comic book – or maybe 15,000. For a limited time, to celebrate SXSW Interactive 2014, Marvel is offering unlimited access to their massive collection, spanning their 75 years, for an entire month, for under a dollar.
After a sneak preview at Apple’s iOS in the Car standard unveiled at the Apple Wordwide Developer Conference back in June, Apple is officially rolling it out as CarPlay and will be shown off through leading manufacturers this week at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Don’t you just wish your favourite headphones or speakers were wireless? If your wired audio accessories have a 3.5” connector or jack, a new little gadget –ClipR by Muse Mini – can turn them wireless through Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC (Near Field Communication).
ClipR acts as a transceiver in the form of a lightweight rubber polymer coated disc, shaped like a bulked up poker chip – 42mm wide and 8mm high.
You can find lots of things that are given away for free on Kijiji – a major on-line marketplace – but it’s rare that it’s a big-ticket item, something as significant as a house. Back in mid-January, Canadian country recording star Jason Hastie, along with his wife Gina, posted an ad on Kijiji offering their mid-century 1952 Calgary, Alberta house in the community of Killarney (in the vicinity of 26 Ave and 31 Street SW) for sale and listed it as “free”.
This year’s SXSW will feature the first iTunes Festival in the US. It will take place from March 11th to 15th at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits.
The music festival’s US debut will run for five nights and like all the previous iTunes Festivals, it will feature an incredible lineup of chart-topping performers including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD, Willie Nelson and others still to be announced.
The good news is that you can watch them free either live or through an on-demand video stream through the iTunes Store or via the iTunes Festival app. You can watch it on any or all of your iOS devices as well as on your Mac or PC and of course via your Apple TV.
“The iTunes Festival in London has become an incredible way for Apple to share its love of music with our customers,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We’re excited about the incredible lineup of artists performing and SXSW is the perfect place to debut the first iTunes Festival in the US.”
The festival kicks off on Tuesday, March 11th at 6:30PM (assuming Austin time) with London Grammar, Imagine Dragons at 7:30PM and Coldplay at 9:00PM. Keith Urban wraps up the festival at 9:00PM, Saturday, March 15th.
Performances will be available for purchase and download through the iTunes Store. For more information or to get updates on the lineup, please check out www.itunes.com/festival.
photos courtesy Apple Inc.
Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.