When I moved from the U.S. to Canada 11 years ago, Internet content restrictions weren’t an issue. The Internet wasn’t the multimedia experience it is today, so most sites didn’t even bother geo-blocking. But now everything seems to have to be re-licensed for each country it airs in (don’t even get me started on the stupidity of the process), and it’s become a huge nightmare for services to try keep content the same across the board (say, what happened to NAFTA?).
So, as a result, content in other countries compared to content in the United States is lacking. So what is an expat supposed to do to get the sweet, sweet, rich content offered in the good ol’ USA? Unblock Us is a service that charges $5 a month to give you all the content you want for stateside. Continue reading →
Most accessories can make a mobile device feel (and look) new again, or even give it a couple of extra functions or uses. But then there are some accessories that essentially reinvent the original device, transforming it into something completely different. That’s exactly what the Motorola Lapdock does. Continue reading →
Today is a day that will go down in history books as the darkest day on the Internet. Legislation has been written by representatives of the United States government that undermine the innovation, free speech, and security of the open Internet that we’ve spent decades building.
This legislation, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), has not been set into law, but lobbyists and government officials are pushing it further and further every day. Today, January 18th 2012, is the day that websites small and large, along with Internet users across the globe, unite to protest these proposed laws. Continue reading →
If you’ve ever had your doubts that mankind would one day reach the technological culmination seen in the movie Minority Report, you’re about to realize we’re getting a lot closer to that point. Chris Harrison, a Ph.D. student from Carnegie Mellon and researcher at Microsoft, and his team have built a device that allows people to interact with applications and data in a similar manner to the famous scene in the movie. It’ll be a while before we see this technology in the consumer market, but knowing technology like this exists is exciting. Continue reading →
Here’s a hypothetical situation: you’re at an airport and you just paid for Internet access during your 3-hour layover. Your wife and 13 kids are with you and they’re all demanding Internet access on their devices. Instead of forking over the $10 per device, you could simply share your laptop’s wireless connection with your family and spare yourself the $140. Sounds nice, right? Continue reading →
We here at pinglio love our gadgets, so when we heard the fine folks from gdgt were coming to our hometown of Chicago, Illinois, we had to jump on the opportunity to see some of the best gadgets in the tech industry. Rick and Patrick headed to the Tribune Tower where companies like AT&T, Sonos, Roku, and much more were displaying their latest technology and demoing it for the public. We obtained media passes, grabbed our cameras, and began documenting the evening. Continue reading →
We all know that Apple spends an excessive amount of time designing, testing, and producing their products. I mean, how else could a company retain more cash than the U.S. government? For those that are counting, that’s $76 billion in Apple’s pocket. It’s been said that the team creates 10 different prototypes of any new feature and extensively tests each until one proves itself worthy of joining the famous Apple product line. Every aspect of every detail, be it minute or large, is thoroughly processed through the minds of the experts behind Apple Inc. So we’ve gathered 5 of our favorite facts relating to Apple’s comprehensive design process. Some you may know and some you don’t. Continue reading →
I’m not the only one who would assume Gmail can schedule sending of emails …right? Unfortunately that assumption is dead wrong. And if you think there’s probably a Gmail Labs feature that can schedule emails, that assumption is also dead wrong. Allow me introduce you to Boomerang. Continue reading →
Back in 2009 there were rumors that Apple was perhaps going to try its hand at marketing its own LCD TV line. However, with continued success with the iPhone, the Apple TV, and the introduction of the iPad, things have been pretty quiet from Apple regarding the introduction of LCD TVs. Continue reading →
In this week’s Roundup we’ll be discussing the latest happenings over at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, CA. Apple has been pretty busy this week releasing a new iOS version, employees addressing LGBT issues, and more. We’ll be giving you a quick overview of what’s going on at Apple, so read through and don’t forget to head to comments to share your insight. Continue reading →