Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Captain America shield leads the most dangerous toy list in the USA. Holiday shopping and Black Friday is just around the corner, a toy shopping a consumer group US Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) released their 28th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report just in time.
They said that the Captain America shield contains 29 times more lead than allowed by law and is one of the most dangerous toys of 2013.
"We need to protect our littlest consumers from dangerous toys," Jenny Levin, US PIRG's public health advocate, told reporters in Washington behind the most dangerous toys this year.
The Captain American soft shield which sells for $8.99, has 2900 parts per million (ppm) lead content it is way above the 100 ppm limit set down in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
"Unfortunately, some toys with (excessive levels of lead) are slipping through the cracks" and finding their way onto toy shelves, she said.
The list also include a Super Play Food Set and a Fisher-Price Loving Family Outdoor Barbeque with plastic food items so small and authentic-looking that toddlers could potentially choke on them.
Major toy manufacturer Hasbro was called out for five products from its Littlest Pet Shop line which, US PIRG said, contain easily detachable small parts liable to cause choking.
The report also warned consumers about small but powerful toy magnets that could cause severe internal damage if swallowed, and toy mobile phones meant to be held close to a child's ear, yet as loud as a bedside alarm clock.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Qualcomm smartwatch named "Toq" will be released on December 2 to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Gear. The Toq smartwatch is designed to mirror notifications from a smartphone, phablet or tablet just like Samsung's smartwatch, but it is better since Samsung's smartwatch will work only on Samsung devices while Toq on the otherhand will work on any Android device running version 4.0.3 or later.
As you can see in the clip above Toq is slightly bigger than the Galaxy Gear. It also has a wireless charger.
Smartwatch is essentially a notifications accessory where you can check messages, choose music, or call handsfree. It requires a smartphone, phablet or tablet.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Check out the new video of LG's G Flex smartphone showing how it actually flexes. The clips shows the phone bing flexed, flatten, and pushed.
As of now there are only two smartphones that use OLED technology that's ultra-thin and has a high-resolution displays with curved screens, LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Round.
The screen curves that makes it fit on user's face when you use it for making call.