The plastic packaging (that's impossible to open) and austere, white packing material of today may be what modern techies crave, but it can have us wishing for the days of vintage technology when a camera box was practically a work of midcentury art. Before the days of perfectly polished stock photos of the gear inside, old tech was adorned in pictures and fonts so specific to its era, they wouldn't look that out of place hanging alongside your home art collection. Read on for a look at a time when cameras and tech toys offered just a bit more whimsy from the shelves.
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Jabra's headphones had us at "on-ear memory foam padding." We first tried the Danish audio company's Jabra Revo ($199) and the NFC-enabled Jabra Revo Wireless ($249) at this year's CES, where it was love at first listen, and now they're available for purchase.
The headphones aren't only comfy — they're durable, too. The aluminum frame and flexible shatter-proof headband are made for heavy wear and tear. Steel side hinges allow the headset to collapse, so it fits compactly in a purse or backpack.
When it comes to tech specs, the Revo headsets boast some impressive features. The right earphone is touch enabled, allowing listeners to control volume, skip tracks, and redial the phone using their fingertips. The Revo also pairs with Jabra's Sound App for iOS and Android, which uses Dolby Digital Plus technology to create deep bass and robust sound. A comfortable, immersive music experience is exactly what we expect from the over-the-ear headphones we use day in and day out — and Jabra might just be our new top pick.
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
Powerful photo-editing tools from the desktop/mobile application Snapseed, which Google acquired last Fall, are now built into the Google+ iOS app for iPhone and iPad. In addition to selecting filters for their photos, users can adjust saturation, contrast, brightness, filter strength, and more, before sharing the images with their circles.
Google+ hasn't added photo-editing functionality for Android users yet, but the Android app did get a redesigned stream today that puts more social features up front and gives image galleries more visibility.
The +1, reshare, and comment buttons are now more accessible at the bottom of a post. Instead of cropped image previews, the entire photo will be displayed. When a gallery is posted, users can now swipe through the entire album from the stream.
Both the iOS and Android apps have a new profile design that reflects the recently introduced large-and-in-charge cover photo size.
While the new photo tools and updated stream are certainly an improvement over the existing app, Google+ is still trailing behind Facebook and Twitter, which have already introduced similar features. But with Google+'s more prominent role in other Google services, like search, Gmail, Drive, and even non-Google sites like Zagat, it might be only a matter of time before online users feel compelled to sign up for the company's social platform.
Do you use Google+? Will the latest update draw more users to the social network?
The quirky prep of Kate Spade is getting more affordable with a new spinoff line called Kate Spade Saturday. We're loving the sassy tech offerings from the Saturday line, which just officially launched online.
Offering everything from phone cases covered in dainty watercolor-inspired prints to Kate Spade's signature bright and bold graphics, Saturday has a little something for every gadget-equipped gal. Take a look at the spunky cases and accessories for iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 right here, then view the entire collection.
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You've been so busy organizing your digital library and backing up your photos for safekeeping that you may have forgotten to do one thing: clear out your SD card! There's nothing worse than getting set up for the perfect shot only to be told by your camera that there's no more space on your memory card to capture the moment. Unless you always have a spare SD card on hand to switch out, routinely clear out your photos from your camera's memory card after you've backed them up to your external hard drive, so you're never without space.
Color-coding the kids. Lunch on the go. Maybe even a leash for her 1 year old. That’s what works for Rose, a busy yet surprisingly blissful mom living her dream job as cook, chauffeur, maid, storyteller, laundress, and rodeo-wrangler/lion-tamer to three super-active boys under the age of 3.
Check out the video above for a peek inside her day, and see how she relies on Tide Detergent to protect her colors — and thus, preserve her sanity!