Fitbit http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit/news en-MY Fully Charged: Samsung's monster TV, Android comes to the car, and the intelligent cat companion http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-samsungs-monster-tv-android-comes-car-and-intelligent-cat-companion/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While you&#039;re still in a haze from the last of the turkey sandwiches, here&#039;s Stuff&#039;s briefing of the new year to keep you up to date with all the latest tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1105" height="640" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/_110%ED%98%95-UHD-TV-%EC%B6%9C%EC%8B%9C11.jpg?1388713561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 110 inches of Ultra HD goodness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung&#39;s massive TV is set to go on sale on Monday, coincidentally the press day for CES, the Las Vegas gadget-fest.</p> <p>The enormous TV is 8.5 feet (2.6m) wide and 5.9 feet (1.8m), so it might be worth checking out if your living room can take its Ultra HD goodness before the weekend.</p> <p>We don&#39;t yet have a price for the mega-TV, but we figure if you have to ask, you probably can&#39;t afford it, with estimates around the $150,00 mark.</p> <p>Samsung boasts it&#39;s &#39;the size of a king size bed&#39;, and has an 8 million pixel UHD panel - but won&#39;t reveal anything else until CES.</p> <p>Look out for all the Latest from CES from Stuff next week, with LG kicking off proceedings on Monday, following later in the day by Samsung, where we are hoping to get eyes on with this beast, alongside its smaller, 105inch curved OLED sibling.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://samsungtomorrow.com/%EC%82%BC%EC%84%B1%EC%A0%84%EC%9E%90-%EC%84%B8%EA%B3%84-%EC%B5%9C%EB%8C%80-110%ED%98%95-uhd-tv-%EA%B8%80%EB%A1%9C%EB%B2%8C-%EC%B6%9C%EC%8B%9C">Samsung</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android invades the car </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If Siri on the steering wheel just doesn&#39;t do it for you, Audi may have the answer.</p> <p>If the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, it is set to announce Android integration for its cars at CES next week.</p> <p>It&#39;s not the first time we&#39;ve seen in-car Android, with Parrot having released an Android radio, but we expect Audi to unveil a pretty slick integration system bringing the best bits of Android to your car&#39;s centre console.</p> <p>Audi has already built some Google navigation into its cars, so the partnership isn&#39;t totally unexpected. It also showed off self parking cars at last year&#39;s CEs, so perhaps a Google announcement will go further than just in-car audio.</p> <p>Google is also believed to be working with Nvidia to create graphics chipsets suited for in car use, so expect to see and hear a lot more about in-car Android next week.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702304591604579288670734733740-lMyQjAxMTAzMDIwOTEyNDkyWj">Wall Street Journal</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The rolling robo-egg for your cat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You never realised your cat needed a robotic pal? Shame on you.</p> <p>Luckily, Kickstarter has come to the rescue yet again, with Egg, a cheap &pound;25 (RM135) &#39;smart egg&#39; that its inventor claims can keep felines &#39;endlessly amused&#39;.</p> <p>It&#39;s a pretty simply gadget, the gears and motors inside allowing it to roll about and drive your cat mad.</p> <p>Sensors allow it to move round obstacles, and even go bonkers when it senses your cat (or lonely flatmate) is playing with it.</p> <p>It can even detect what type of floor you&#39;re on, and alter its movement accordingly.</p> <p>It&#39;s recharged via a USB cable, and is set to go intro production next year if it reaches its goal.</p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1046165765/egg-the-intelligent-cat-companion?">Kickstarter</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="590" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/58fa5d7d9d08df367561e16130bf9edc_large.jpg?1388713561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="700" height="394" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/56a69c1e3dbd11b710661b84b645a842_large.jpg?1388713561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitbit finds the 5S </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fitbit has a neat trick in the latest version of its tracking app - support for the iPhone 5s&#39;s built in motion tracker, the M7.</p> <p>&quot;The Fitbit app now features MobileTrack which offers basic Fitbit activity tracking directly using your iPhone 5s,&#39; the firm says.</p> <p>While on the surface it might seem an odd idea to let users get around buying one of its tracking bands, we think it&#39;s a pretty smart move, tying fitness fans into the Fitbit ecosystem, and making them pretty likely to upgrade to get the sleep tracking and other features of a wristband.</p> <p>Source: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/fitbit/id462638897?mt=8&amp;affId=1503186&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="547" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/simple.b-dis-jpg.hecd213cfe2ca52cc900c6a202cfdd1bb.jpeg?1388713561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-samsungs-monster-tv-android-comes-car-and-intelligent-cat-companion/news#comments Android Fitbit Google Office Cat Samsung TVs Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:38:29 +0000 Nigel Yap 1430589 at http://www.stuff.tv The Force is with you: Fitbit launches latest tracking band with OLED display http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit/force-you-fitbit-launches-latest-tracking-band-oled-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want to track your every move and be able to tell the time? Good news - Fitbit&#039;s new Force has a tiny display built in, and can can even tell you when you&#039;ve got a phone call </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="547" title="The Fitbit gets a display" alt="The Fitbit gets a display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/simple.b-dis-jpg.h37c5e2b33bb81230774c1a3f07086576.jpeg?1381483595" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The US$129 (RM411) gadget goes on sale this month, and links to your mobile to display incoming calls, as well as telling you the time at the press of a button.</p> <p>However, the Force is more than just a fitness tracker (according to Fitbit, at least), and has some neat features - for instance, the dinky OLED can show you steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes as well as floors climbed.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch your wrist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The partner-friendly fitness band boasts a silent alarm that vibrates your wrist until you're up.&nbsp;It can also monitor your sleep, and show you incoming call notifications - if you’re using an iPhone 4S.</p> <p>Android users haven’t been forgotten entirely. They can use NFC to launch the fitbit app simply by tapping the band onto your phone.</p> <p>"We are continuously looking for ways to take wireless tracking devices and wearable technologies to the next level, and I feel strongly that Force, with its sophisticated design and instant and easy access to all your daily activity right on your wrist, delivers on the promise of what a next-generation activity tracker should be," said James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit.</p> <p>The firm has also given its app a major overhaul, redesigning it for iOS 7 and adding support for the new bands, making it easy to irritate your friends by telling them exactly how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed.</p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fitbit.com/force" target="_blank">Fitbit</a></p> <p>See our guide to fitness trackers <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-doctor-%E2%80%93-what-sports-tracking-band-should-i-buy/feature" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1Eig_xyVMxY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="547" title="The Force matches perfectly with your bright hoodie" alt="The Force matches perfectly with your bright hoodie" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/simple.b-dis-jpg.hff7c3673808673736f5373138b78286b.jpeg?1381483595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="940" height="547" title="Force time" alt="Force time" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/simple.b-dis-jpg.h8417ccdb9576e398e8d318c3ac2e4653.jpeg?1381483595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit/force-you-fitbit-launches-latest-tracking-band-oled-display/news#comments Fitbit Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:43:02 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1427780 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitbit Force is all set to fight the Galaxy Gear for a place on your wrist http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit/fitbit-force-all-set-fight-galaxy-gear-place-your-wrist/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There&#039;s a new fitness band on the block, and it can tell when you&#039;re being lazy and not taking the stairs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="535" height="401" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-force.jpg?1381309850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The list of devices that are battling for a place on your wrist continues to grow: now Fitbit's joining the fray with the Fitbit Force.</p> <p>Leaked to The Verge, the Fitbit Force will join the Flex as a more premium fitness band, with the added bonus of a built-in altimeter for measuring your altitude and a watch.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stairmaster </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The altitude sensor means that the Force will be able to detect when you're going up or down stairs, and you can even check how many flights you've traversed during the day.</p> <p>Available in black and blue, The Verge's sources believe that the Fitbit Force will be available for US$130 (RM420) in small and large variants. What about those of us with medium-sized wrists?</p> <p>The Fitbit Force's natural enemies will be the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/jawbone-hits-uk-shelves-alongside-new-android-app/news" target="_blank">Jawbone UP</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nike-fuelband-watches-your-every-move/news" target="_blank">Nike Fuelband</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-gear/ifa-2013/hands-review-samsung-galaxy-gear-smartwatch-brimming-tech-if-not-direction/feat" target="_blank">Galaxy Gear</a>, all of which rack up your steps and track your fitness, and we're looking forward to see how it fares against its rivals&nbsp;or if it's good-looking enough to make it onto&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/jawbone/7-smart-accessories-make-geeks-look-cool/feature" target="_blank">this list</a>. Stay tuned.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/2/4794088/this-is-the-fitbit-force-a-smarter-fitness-tracking-watch" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="492" height="369" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitbit-close.png?1381309850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit/fitbit-force-all-set-fight-galaxy-gear-place-your-wrist/news#comments Fitbit Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:16:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1427401 at http://www.stuff.tv