updated 03:20 pm EDT, Tue March 11, 2014
New version of iPlayer from BBC features program Collections
The BBC is rolling out a new version of its iPlayer today, available for use online, with consoles and connected TVs for UK citizens. The changes to iPlayer have been made in an attempt to move away from being a static service, and aims to offer a more interactive experience. When an episode of a series finishes playing, iPlayer now automatically lines up the next episode in sequence, while suggesting other content that may be relevant to the viewer.
Newly featuring a Collections section, programming is grouped by series, event or theme. The app's 'Find a Programme' search box recalls recent searches, with predictive typing, and an A-Z search function. The new BBC iPlayer will become available throughout the day, and native apps for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows are due to arrive soon.
Pump HD Sportbuds launched, offers military-grade resistance to water and grime
BlueAnt Wireless has announced the launch its Pump HD Sportbuds, Bluetooth sport earbud-style headphones with an IP67 waterproof distinction. Delivering clear audio, Pump HD Sportbuds feature military-grade Kevlar shielding that offers resistance to rain, dust, debris, sweat, and can withstand being rinsed after a workout. The earbuds contain 12.5mm diameter drivers, Mylar composite diaphragms, Neodymium magnets and overhung voice coils. Its lithium-ion battery holds a a charge for up to eight continuous hours of playtime per charge. Priced at $130, Pump HD Sportbuds can be purchased online in black and "Green Ice."