• PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV

    PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV

    PBS KIDS is ready to take over your kids’ TV. The company this morning announced the launch of its own streaming stick, called the PBS KIDS Plug & Play, which delivers a combination of on-demand video, sing-alongs, and games, as well as access to the PBS KIDS’ live stream when connected to Wi-Fi. The content selection is updated regularly, at no additional cost. There’s… Read More

  • Automatic Pro adds unlimited 3G to connected car gadget

    Automatic Pro adds unlimited 3G to connected car gadget

    The race for aftermarket smarts in your car is heating up, and Automatic is delivering an always-on 3G data connection as its move to race ahead of the competition. The Automatic Pro dongle, which plugs into the OBD-II port used for diagnostics on any car made after 1996, now includes 3G data connectivity, with unlimited usage for the first five years in the price of the hardware. Automatic… Read More

  • Square Reveals A Reader For Chip Payment Cards Ahead Of Coming U.S. Launch

    Square Reveals A Reader For Chip Payment Cards Ahead Of Coming U.S. Launch

    Square is set to bring its payment card reader for mobile devices in line with modern tech used most places in the world outside of the U.S. – today it revealed its upcoming EMV and chip-compatible dongle, which will be available soon for pre-order with an estimated ship date of sometime in 2015. The new reader looks very similar to the existing one, but it’s designed to read… Read More

  • China Beats Apple To the Dual Port iPad Dongle

    Remember that little dongle you were supposed to buy for the iPad to connect cameras and SD cards? Well they’re pretty hard to find on a good day, but now China has one-upped Apple and created a dual dongle for cameras and SD cards on one device. And it only costs $29. Read More

  • Lancerlink's USB to HDMI converter is now also available for Macs

    Tokyo-based electronics company Lancerlink [JP] has added Mac support to the Grand HD Cinema, a dongle that allows users to view media files stored on their computers on their TV by converting USB to HDMI. The PC version of the device, which was developed jointly with Taiwan-based GRANDTEC ELECTRONIC, was released in Japan back in January and was the first of its kind. Read More

  • Grand HD cinema: The world's first USB to HDMI converter

    Tokyo-based electronics company Lancerlink [JP] and GRANDTEC ELECTRONIC from Taiwan have jointly developed the Grand HD Cinema, a USB to HDMI converter. According to GRANDTEC, it’s the world’s first device of its kind. Read More

  • Novatel announces the smallest EVDO Rev. A USB modem, Ovation MC760 Micro

    Does the human crab claw freak anyone else out? Seriously? Today, Novatell Wireless announced the MC760 that weighs less than an ounce and measures less than two inches in length. Like the Novatel Ovation U727 before it, the MC760 features built-in GPS and a microSD slot that supports up to 8GB. It will launch this quarter with Sprint and/or Verizon Wireless. Read More

  • AT&T launches new 3G dongle

    The AT&T USBConnect Mercury is a 1.7Mbps U.S.B. dongle that works with Windows and Macs and is completely 3G HSPA compatible. The dongle will be free with a 2-year $60/month or more data plan. The basic 5GB domestic plan costs $60 for US customers. Customers traveling outside the U.S. can choose one of AT&T’s
    DataConnect North America or DataConnect Global plans. The DataConnect
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  • World's smallest EV-DO Rev. A modem dongle

    Novatel went ahead and released a new USB EV-DO dongle on Verizon and Sprint. The Ovation U727 is the world’s smallest dongle and features an integrated microSD slot. Those are pretty much all the details you really need. Road warriors will probably appreciate this more than most because they know how much real estate previous dongles take up near the ports. My AirCard 595U is one… Read More

  • MagicJack: Apply Directly to the USB Port

    Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that the future will be characterized by free, high-quality communication around the world. He was originally talking about satellite telephony, but it seems his predictions have come to pass, albeit using a few more wires. MagicJack is a phone company that charges about $20 a year for unlimited local and long distance calling. You can’t call Japan, but you… Read More