The Solo speaker is jack of all trades, master of none

Bluetooth speakers are ten-a-penny these days, but Studio19 believes its Solo E500X-EQ (catchy, I know) stands-out from the crowd. And, well, it’s half-right. The most obvious point of difference is the set EQ sliders on top of the speaker, which allows you to change the balance of songs on the go. There’s also the fact that despite being over half a meter tall, it’s portable and has a battery that lasts for around 8 hours of play time. Another bonus is that it has three different sound settings you can select (for music, movies, and gaming), as it aims to…

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Nostalgiasm: YouTuber reimagines Windows 95 as a mobile OS

Years before we ever debated the virtues of skeuomorphism versus those of flat design for mobile platforms, Microsoft had most of the world navigating their desktop files and programs in a mostly gray interface with Windows 95. Now, thanks to YouTube channel 4096, you can see what a modern mobile OS with Redmond’s design sensibilities from 23 years ago would look like. The Windows 95 Mobile concept video brings back iconic graphic elements from the beloved OS, like the taskbar and Start menu, classic icons and splash screens for programs, and everyone’s favorite virtual assistant, Clippy. Be sure to look…

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Line is launching its own cryptocurrency exchange next month

Tokyo-based messaging titan Line is gearing up to launch its own cryptocurrency exchange desk – but the service will not be immediately available to all users. In an announcement on its website, the company said its new undertaking, called BITBOX, is set to take off in July. Unfortunately, the service will not be available to users in the US and Japan, which is where the messenger was initially founded. But this is hardly surprising in light of the recent regulatory crackdowns in the country. Indeed, leading exchange desk Binance also opted to move its operations out of Japan not so long…

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Here’s how Google will help you avoid Independence Day traffic

Google is helping American holiday-goers in major cities avoid the heavy traffic jams by predicting the times when most cars will be out on the road. It’s set up a handy site where you can check the optimal time to drive into each city for your celebratory freedom fireworks. To use the site, select your nearest metro area from the list and which day you plan to travel. Google will tell you the best and worst times to travel on that day. Traffic in most cities peaks mid-afternoon and the best time to leave post-festivities is apparently around 11 pm.…

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