Do-it-yourself home security options seem to be growing more numerous by the day, and we've tested a lot of them. None of them have left us quite as impressed as SimpliSafe. With its wide variety of easy-to-install sensors, SimpliSafe protects your home in a way that's comprehensive and yet also remarkably user-friendly. The system is totally wireless and designed to keep running even if the power gets cut, and unlike most other DIY security kits, SimpliSafe features both live monitoring and a cellular backup. If something's amiss at home, you can count on your system to keep … Read more
Viper is a Directed Electronics brand that makes all sorts of car-related gadgets. Recently, though, the company added a DIY home security system to the mix. That means that this new $229.99 system, dubbed Viper Home, is competing against similar products like the $349.99 Oplink Security TripleShield, $199 iSmartAlarm, $199 Canary Smart Home Security Device, and $209 Piper.
The Canary and Piper are all-in-one hubs with built-in cameras. The Oplink and iSmartAlarm, on the other hand, have hubs and separate accessories like door/window sensors and motion detectors. Viper definitely designed its home security system in the style … Read more
Two of Chrysler's cars are morphing into smartphones, sort of -- right down to the ability to access their own "app store."
The 2013 models of the Ram 1500 pickup and the SRT Viper sports car, expected to hit the market later this year, will come with a few features born from Chrysler's partnership with Sprint Nextel, announced in March. Among them: the vehicles can act as mobile WiFi hotspot, send text messages via voice command, and offer emergency and location services using the Sprint 3G network.
Automobiles represent a new frontier for the wireless carriers, … Read more
Microsoft is going to have to work quickly if it wants to avoid losing a Windows Phone supporter in LG.
Following another disappointing quarter of sales decline in its key mobile devices business, LG said the company hasn't seen much success with Microsoft's mobile platform and doesn't expect to make any Windows Phone products in the near future. According to the Korea Herald, LG will instead continue its Android efforts.
LG's comments after last week's earnings report come as a blow to Microsoft, which is still trying to make headway with its fledgling mobile platform. … Read more
Verizon Wireless continues to put its foot on the pedal when it comes to its 4G LTE deployment.
On Thursday, the company plans to expand into 27 new markets and improve coverage in 44 existing markets, blanketing two-thirds of the U.S. population.
Such a rapid deployment underscores the importance of offering a high-speed wireless service, particularly as more consumers browse the Internet, watch videos, and exchange messages on increasingly sophisticated mobile devices. For Verizon, LTE has been its premium product, and it continues to maintain a significant lead over its competitors. With the new cities, the carrier will have … Read more
Sprint Nextel plans to sell its own version of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone on April 22, further fleshing out its own lineup of 4G LTE products.
That, of course, comes as Sprint races to build out its 4G LTE network, which isn't truly available yet.
Samsung's Android phone will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. Customers can preorder today.
The Galaxy Nexus will start selling the same day as the LG Viper, another of Sprint's LTE smartphones. Sprint is working to build up credibility for its next-generation network and hopes to cut into the massive lead … Read more
Sprint is preparing to strike out with 4G LTE, and when it does, the LG Viper will be ready to receive it.
Today the carrier announced that the Viper, which we first met at CES, will be available for preorder on April 12 for $99.99 after a new, two-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. It will be ready for pickup "later this month."
The Viper is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with Sprint ID, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, and a VGA front-facing camera. It also supports NFC. In … Read more
As a "Battlestar Galactica" fan, I've always dreamed of seeing a Viper on Earth. Now, a group of students is coming close to making it a reality.
Simply called The Viper, the students' creation is a motion-controlled flight simulator inspired by BSG's Mark VII Viper. The students took the fuselage of a small plane and suspended it from a motion-controlled platform capable of spinning it 360 degrees around the pitch and roll axes. On the inside, there is a BSG-inspired cockpit, radar and all.
In order to create the flying effect, the students have been modifying … Read more
LG, not wasting any time, is off and running with plenty of Android for the new year.
Just days after announcing its first 4G LTE Android tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE, details have emerged for a high-end smartphone.
Based on the rumored specifications, LG may be ready to unveil a flagship Android 4.0 handset next month at Mobile World Congress.
According to information obtained by Pocketnow, the LG X3 should boast a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a massive 1,280x720-pixel 4.7-inch display, and an 8-megapixel camera. Additionally it should have a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, 16GB storage, Bluetooth … Read more
Motorola has Droid RAZR deja vu (twice!) and Samsung's Ryan Bidan stops by to show off the Galaxy Note and explain why we should be excited about an Android-powered refrigerator.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 80
NEWS-Sprint confirms switch to LTE with Galaxy Nexus, LG Viper -Droid Razr Maxx -Excite X10: Best of CES Finalist -Asus Memo 370T: Best of CES Finalist… Read more