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.
Deals on headsets, video projectors, and more
Today's Deals from DealNN include discounted Bluetooth headsets, video projectors, and more. Macmall.com has recently lowered the cost of the BlueAnt Wireless Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset, complete with integrated voice-recognition software for answering calls, and dual-mics for greater voice isolation. Currently featured at DealNN, this headset has dropped in price to $31.99 and offers savings of up to 65%.
BlueAnt S4 ships entirely hands-free speakerphone
BlueAnt on Monday launched its S4 Bluetooth speakerphone for in-vehicle use. The device is said to be entirely handsfree once powered up, triggering it by saying "BlueAnt speak to me." Another phrase will trigger the voice-dialing feature, and then stored contacts can be called by speaking their name.
BlueAnt T1 and Q1 Android app ready for CTIA
BlueAnt's turn at CTIA unveilings today included both its first toughened Bluetooth headset and an Android app for an existing model. Heading these up, the T1 has silicone protectors against minor shocks and a sealed design that reduces the effects of dust and humidity. BlueAnt promises a unique level of accommodation for wind: its noise cancellation is purportedly effective up to 22MPH.
BlueAnt outs motorcycle BT headset with A2DP
BlueAnt today introduced its Interphone F4 motorcycle headset on Tuesday. The device lets riders communicate through most any Bluetooth phone by pairing it to the Interphone F4 as well as listen to streaming music from an A2DP compatible handset or device. The BlueAnt device can also be used as an intercom to talk to a passenger or other riders with the F4 that are within 1,640 feet.
AT&T to offer BlueAnt Q1
AT&T on Wednesday announced it will soon begin offering the BlueAnt Q1 voice controlled Bluetooth headset at its retail locations and online store. The headset, first released at the start of April, has noise-cancelling functionality and allows users to control it via voice commands. Integrated multipoint technology lets users pair up the headset to up to two different handsets at the same time.
BlueAnt Q1 headset ships
BlueAnt Wireless has announced its newest Bluetooth headset, the voice controlled BlueAnt Q1. Previously introduced at CES in January, the device offers dual microphones for noise reduction, and contains multipoint support to connect two mobile phones at the same time. Containing some features found in the company’s V1 headset, users can control the Q1 with their voice using the BlueGenie Natural Voice Interface. This enables them to make commands such as volume adjustment simply by saying “volume up” or “volume down.”
BlueAnt intros Q1 handset
BlueAnt at CES introduced its newest Bluetooth headset, the Q1, or what it calls a mix between the existing Z9 and V1. This means users get dual microphones for noise reduction, and the company claims it can cancel out direct 10mph winds. Like the V1, users can control the headset with their voice using the BlueGenie Natural Voice Interface, capable of adjusting volume up and down just by saying "volume up" or "volume down."
BlueAnt Bluetooth headset
Bluetooth device maker BlueAnt Wireless on Tuesday announced it has launched the previously announced V1 Headset, which, the company claims, is the first Bluetooth 2.1+EDR headset with voice recognition, allowing for totally hands-free operation. The headset's BlueGenie Voice Interface software is embedded in the headset and therefore independent of the connected cellphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device. The V1 can pair up with and remember up to eight Bluetooth devices.