Kristopher Baker

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Google opens its Vision API in public beta to give any app the power of Google Photos

Google is making its Cloud Vision API available for all developers, which will allow for image scanning in any app.<p>The API can detect objects like boats and buildings, but will also let you detect emotion on faces. If someone in an image is happy on a boat, the Cloud Vision API will know.<p>The API …

Let Alexa Control Your Life; Guide to Voice-Enable Everything

Let’s face it, automation doesn’t feel quite as futuristic unless you can just say what you want out loud and have the machines flawlessly obey. That …

Automation

Getting Started with Adafruit IO

Earlier this year Adafruit Industries put their IoT dashboard Adafruit.IO into Beta, and it looks pretty cool. I’ll show you how to set up a …

Microcontroller

6 Aviation Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Google Wallet adds plastic to its payment repertoire, offers pre-paid debit card

Much as Google Wallet tried to get NFC and phones in general to be the payment form of the future, it seems that the company has realized that many folks are still attached to plastic. To meet that luddite demand, today Google began offering a pre-paid Google Wallet debit card to give access to …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Five Things You Should Do in the Caribbean Before You Die

It'd be a real shame if all you brought back from the world's favorite warm-weather destination was a blistering sunburn, a wicked hangover and a cheap souvenir. Instead, choose one (or more) of these singularly Caribbean experiences and come home with memories that'll last a whole lot longer than …

Top 10 Caribbean Resorts

Planning a trip to the Caribbean? Check out our list of the 10 best hotels and resorts in the Caribbean Islands. From Anguilla to the Turks & Caicos, this list includes our favorite hotels and resorts to help you plan the ultimate escape.<p><b>ANGUILLA</b><p><b>Cap Juluca</b><p>A mere 25-minute boat ride from the shops …

[New App] Botifier Sends Android Notifications To Car Stereos And Any Other Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 Display

Every once in a while we come across an app with such a practical, obvious application that we're forced to wonder why we didn't think of it first. …

AC on the road: What's in Alex's gear bag

Just as Jerry and Andrew have done in weeks past, today it’s my turn to tear open my gear bag and show the tech I use every day. IFA 2013 is coming …

Gear & Gadgets

Where to Go for Romance and Health in the British Virgin Islands

Peter Island Resort & Spa, a private isle in the British Virgin Islands, is set on 1,800 tranquil acres and includes five pristine beaches and a marina. Accommodations range from villas to junior suites and ocean view rooms. If you're looking for a place to completely disconnect and rejuvenate in a …

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

A new service called Nerd Block sends a nerd-themed mystery gift every month for just $20.<p>Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus …

Geek

SpaceX’s Grasshopper Just Blew Our Minds With Its Latest Launch

Yesterday SpaceX’s Grasshopper experimental rocket pulled off its most stunning flight test maneuver yet, one that for almost any other rocket would have been the herald of disaster. It took off from its launch pad, then leaned over dramatically as it rocketed some 300 feet off to one side as it …

Windows 8.1 Coming as Free Download on October 17

Windows 8 users should circle October 17 on the calendar. On that day at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade …

It Just Got Easier For Americans To Travel To Cuba

Road Scholar, a Boston-based company, is offering the trips from Jamaica and Miami, with stops in Havana and other parts of Cuba.<p>Most travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba is outlawed, but tens of thousands of Americans now visit the island legally each year on people-to-people tours, which are licensed …

3 Must-Have Gadgets to Give Your Vacation a Boost

(photo: Looxcie)<p>These days, traveling with kids means taking along a gaggle of favorite gadgets. Got room for a few more? These three must-have travel items hit it out of the park for on-the-move families:<p><b>Looxcie</b><p>It's the video lover's dilemma: how can you capture your family vacation fun without …

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android from Chromium team in the works

There are plenty of ways to access your desktop browser from your mobile device, but most don’t even get to that point because the thought of setting …

Software

Atari pioneer and Pong creator launches Kickstarter for mobile game

Al Alcorn, the Atari pioneer and creator of the first commercially successful video game, Pong, has launched a new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a new mobile game called Seriously?!.<p>Alcorn has teamed up with Silicon Valley game veteran Roger Hector (who has worked on more …

A Refresher Course On The Difference Between The UK, Britain, England, And The British Isles

Despite an extensive history with the Brits across the pond, many Americans are still unsure what to call the area.<p>Is Ireland part of the United Kingdom? Does England include Wales? What is Great Britain?<p>Geographic and political names get mixed up in these misunderstandings. Some people use England …

United Kingdom

Wunderground Releases WunderMap For Android Tablets, A Unique Weather Application That's All About The Radar

If there's one belief I have when it comes to mobile devices, it's that you can never have too many weather applications. I'm not sure where that …

FreedomPop Rakes In Another $5 Million to Fund Free Mobile Service

Upstart mobile provider FreedomPop is announcing on Thursday it has raised a further $5 million from existing investors, bringing its total funding …

Mobile

New "Fascinating Nigeria" tourism campaign isn't that exciting

President Goodluck Jonathan has launched a Tourism Identity as part of efforts to develop the tourism sector and diversify the nation’s revenue …

Ultimate Ears BOOM Review: Finally, A Portable Bluetooth Speaker That Doesn't Sound Like A Portable Bluetooth Speaker

We've covered some of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market over the last few months – everything from small and affordable to large and pricey. …

What’s the best built-in feature of Nokia’s $20 phone? A 29 percent profit.

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Nokia(s nok) has long been known to focus efforts on emerging markets, areas where network infrastructure and electricity are …

Photo Sphere for the masses – install the new Android camera APK now

The brand new HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play editions come with a little bonus – a revamped version of the Camera app that is different from that on the Nexus 4. It is speculated that the revamped camera is a feature that was initially planned to be part of Android 4.3, but for some …

Android News

TripAdvisor acquires GateGuru, continues its consumer travel takeover

TripAdvisor has acquired airport information app GateGuru, and now has the airport and airline experience all covered since it purchased SeatGuru in …

Google possibly working on $35 Chromekey, a wireless streaming HDMI dongle

According to some recent rumors, Google may be working a wireless streaming device called a Chromekey. Originally, the device was supposed to be …

Luxury Cruise Lines Unveil New Itineraries for 2014

It’s that time of year when all the cruise lines are revealing the new itineraries they’ve developed for next year. And there are some very …