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NewsPoster Oct 4, 2013 11:03 AM
Briefly: HomeSync ships Oct 6, Petcube for pets hits KickStarter goal
Samsung Mobile has announced the US-wide launch of its media centre platform, <a href="" rel='nofollow'>HomeSync</a>. Consumers can use their Galaxy smartphone or tablet to control entertainment choices on their TV, as well as upload and download mobile content using its 1TB secure storage. Originally <a href=" .accounts/" rel='nofollow'>unveiled</a> in February, the $300 device is set to be available across the US beginning October 6, 2013. <br />
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<strong>Petcube gadget provides long distance interaction with one's pet</strong><br />
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The San Francisco startup Petcube has successfully reached its $100,000 Kickstarter goal in one week. Intended to provide pet owners with the ability to monitor and interact with their pet remotely, users of <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Petcube</a> can connect to the device using one's home Wi-Fi network. Users can view their pet with its built-in wide angle camera, and have a 'conversation' using its speakers and microphone. A controllable laser pointer, attached to an internal moveable platform, allows for further play and exercise with a pet when not at home. <br />
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Petcube is 4 x 4 x 4 inch box, accompanied by hooks for various mounting options. Encased in aluminum, its front panel is glass, protecting its HD resolution camera. Petcube is powered with a mini-USB power adapter, and possesses a notification LED light. Expected to retail for $200 upon its 2014 release, Kickstarter backers can pre-order Petcube for $150. Other pledge levels remain available, and pledges will be received until November 5, 2013.<br />
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