Google's Nexus Q Successor Hits the FCC
With the kind of cagey phrasing found in many such electronics approval applications, Google describes a device that some are taking to be the successor to its discontinued Nexus Q thus: "The device functions as a media player." From the article: "Some of the specs of the device includes a 2.4GHz WiFi b/g/n connectivity. The FCC report does not contain test photos so we do not know what the device looks like. It is likely that the H840 will support Google Play Music All Access and will have similar functionality as a Sonos media player that can be connected to external speakers."
Postach.io Turns An Evernote Notebook Into A Blog
One of the more interesting projects to emerge from Evernote’s 2013 Devcup hackathon is called Postach.io, a new blogging platform which turns your Evernote notebook into a Content Management System. Input Logic, the Vancouver-based company behind the now just four-week old service has already caught the attention of local investors, as well as Evernote, who met with the team to discuss possible monetization ideas. Input Logic was founded two years ago by UI designer Shawn Adrian and programmer Gavin Vickery, with the intention of becoming a software development firm. The company bootstrapped its first app, proposal writing aid QuoteRobot, and has sustained itself with contract work over the past couple of years. The five-person team (3 full-time) has worked for clients including Nest, Michael Kors, ski resort Mt. Washington, and others, doing everything from coding to design. This year, the company stopped doing client work to focus on Postach.io instead. Adrian says that initially, neither ...
Leap Motion Talks New Beta, We Go Hands On With Motion-Controlled Google Earth
Leap Motion was showing off its still unreleased gesture motion controller for computers at Google I/O 2013. The demo unit allowed you to use the controller to navigate Google Earth, and the functionality felt ready for prime time to me, as this was the first time I'd ever used the Leap Motion. The controls seemed intuitive, and within a few minutes I was flying around the globe pretty handily, though I did have some trouble drilling down to San Francisco.
Everyme Co-Founder Oliver Cameron Launches Limelight, A Social App For Finding What To Watch Next
With a new iPhone app called Limelight, Oliver Cameron (best-known as the co-founder of private social network Everyme) aims to answer the question, "What am I going to watch tonight?" The app's basic functionality is pretty straightforward. You can create lists of movies that you've watched (rating them between 0 and 5 stars) and that you want to watch. You can also browse lists of highly rated or popular movies in the app, as well as lists created by other users. (You can follow those users, too.) The ultimate goal, Cameron said, is to help users "organize your movie library" (library might not exactly be the right word for it, since it's not necessarily a list of movies that you own — but I think it conveys the basic idea) and find new titles to watch.
Go 1.1 brings better performance and a race detector
The latest version of Google's Go programming language includes major performance improvements, a race detector for finding memory synchronisation problems and new functionality in the standard library of the language