Not wasting anytime waiting for a blackjack controversy, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas has gone ahead with a ban of Google Glass inside the casino.
A spokesman for Caesars was quoted saying, “Gaming regulations prohibit the use of computers or recording devices by persons who are gambling. Therefore, individuals wearing Google Glass would not be allowed to gamble. If they attempted to do so, would be subject to arrest under various state gaming regulations.”
This is a bit of a no-brainer for casinos and I’m sure there will be plenty more to follow suit with an outright ban of Google Glass by name – in addition to what appears to already be technically banned by Nevada state law.
[via Computer World]
Sony’s new 4K TVs revealed back at CES 2013 should be available this summer with pre-orders starting later this month. The 55″ XBR-55X900A 4K TV will retail for $4,999, while the 65″ XBR-65X900A 4K TV will retail for $6,999.
Along with the new 4K TVs, Sony also priced its FMP-X1 4K Media Player bundled with 10 feature films and video shorts in true 4K resolution at $699. The FMP-X1 should be available this summer with the ability to download 4K titles to the device coming through Sony’s distribution service in the fall.
If you want to get in on the pre-order action, you can find out more here on Sony’s online store.
Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual is a new book from author Peter Meyers. An overview of topics from the publisher include:
- Read all about it. Find ebooks and newspapers in the Kindle Store, and add your own books and magazines.
- Use great new features. Discover Amazon’s X-Ray service, and parental controls for individual users.
- Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and display your photos and videos.
- Go online. Browse the Web and manage email with Wi-Fi and 4D LTE.
- Fill up your jukebox. Listen to your favorite music from Amazon and iTunes.
- Load up on apps. Get popular games, guides, and references with Amazon’s Apps for Android.
- Get to work. Read PDFs, Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and other docs.
Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual retails for $15.99; however, it is currently available for $9.99 in a Kindle Edition.
Angry Birds Rio, which normally runs $0.99 for the iPhone and $2.99 for the iPad is free this week on the iTunes App Store as the Free App of the Week.
Check it out on the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Sony has a new line-up of HD Handycam Camcorders at CES 2013 ranging from the flagship, $1,599 HDR-PJ790V to the $249 HDR-CX220. All the Handycam line now offers the ability to switch between AVCHD or web-friendly MP4 formats. Click on past the break to read more and watch a brief interview with Amy Koppmann of Sony. [click to continue…]
I stopped by the Parrot AR.Drone booth yesterday to see four AR.Drone copters performing a synchronized flight sequence and all was going really well until disaster struck… [click to continue…]
Back at CES 2011 Sphero became one of my favorite new gadgets of the show, but was still in the developmental stage. I bumped into them again this year at CES 2013, but now the robotic ball has a full head of steam with 20+ iOS and Android games including a recently released augmented reality game. [click to continue…]
Monday evening I had a chance to catch up with Moshi. I’ve got to say they are probably my favorite Apple outfitter. They always impress me with their new products. At Pepcom’s Digital Experience on Monday prior to the start of CES 2013, Moshi had a few new items including the all new Ionbank, a portable charging solution for Apple and Android mobile devices. [click to continue…]
If you’ve ever tried to watch a movie on an iPad using the built in speaker with ambient noise in the room then you know that’s nearly impossible. At CES 2013, Belkin has finally come up with a solution to the volume coverage problem with the iPad in the way of the Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater iPad Case. [click to continue…]
3M was showing off its touch display technology at CES 2013 with a massive, table-sized touchscreen that allows you to move on-screen objects around on the table and also have the ability to rotate and zoom them with multi-touch controls.
The display is an 84-inch multi-touch display prototype that allows not only multi-touch from the user, but also multi-touch control from multiple users. There will be several concept models on display at CES 2013 from 32″ to 84″ in size. Production models are available 21.5″, 24″ and 27″ sizes for desktop displays.
Check out the short video of the 84″ prototype in action below.