Tune in to live local television for free on your mobile device. The Dyle app and Dyle mobile TV compatible apps enable live broadcast programming such as local and national news and sports and entertainment content without tapping into your wireless data plan and incurring additional costs. Backed by a consortium of broadcasting bigwigs including NBC, Fox and Cox Media Group, it’s available in 39 U.S. markets (and counting) and is compatible with Android and iOS devices including iPhone 4S/5S, Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/S4 and HTC One/One X. $99.99.
Klipsch GiG Portable Music System
This sleek yet sturdy, high-design, Bluetooth wireless speaker weighs just more than a pound and fits in the palm of your hand, yet it crams in four drivers for full-range, bass-thumping, lush sound. Designed for the true global traveler, it comes with international power adapters and a rechargeable battery that boasts 12 hours of play time. Simply wave your (NFC-equipped) music source, such as a smartphone, over the GiG for instant device pairing or connect virtually any source to its input jack. Use the speakerphone to transfer, terminate and voice-dial your calls. $199.99.
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If you’re keen to get in on the tablet revolution — tablet sales are forecast to comprise 50 percent of the PC market this year — Google Nexus 7 offers bang for your buck. Weighing less than two-thirds of a pound, the ultra-portable Android device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, stereo speakers with Fraunhofer surround sound, a 10-hour rechargeable battery and full access to Google Play, the world’s largest app store. Its 7-inch screen is the sharpest in the world: 323 pixels per inch make on-screen text sharper than a printed page. $229 (16GB); $269 (32GB).
Leap Motion Controller
This powerful touch-free, 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology converts the air above your computer into 8 cubic feet of interactive work space. Plug it into the USB of your Mac or PC and this 3-inch device, working in tandem with Leap Motion’s software, tracks the movement of both hands and all 10 fingers with up to 1/100th millimeter accuracy and no visible latency, at 200-plus frames per second. Flip through photos, browse the Web and play music by lifting a finger; draw, paint and design with your fingertip. Requires Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 or Windows 7/8, minimum Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom II processor, 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 and Internet connection. $79.99.
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