Electronic Gadget News: Consumer Electronics

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Press the red button, and make it happen!

We wrote about IFTTT recently – If This Then That, a command sequencing app for smartphones – and here it comes in button form. Welcome the bt.tn. “Simply press the bttn and your Magic Happens” is the slogan. While you may not be able to initiate WWIII with the press of…

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Reusing retired gadgetry for home automation

Thanks to Jimmy C for highlighting this one – Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future Retro technology with a green twist (re-use is always better than recycle). What’s not to like? For example, #9 is Create a Wireless Internet Radio from…

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CES: Magellan smart watch runs on Gecko ARM MCU

Magellan has chosen Silicon Labs’ EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontroller for its Echo smart watch, which communicates over Bluetooth Smart to control, be controlled by, and display data from, smartphones. It is particularly intended for use in sports, where it relies on the user’s iPhone (only certain models) to provide…

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