Comcast adds gaze control to its accessible remote software

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-17 09:14:57 Source: techcrunch

The latest feature for Comcast's remote software makes the clicker more accessible to people who can't click it the same as everyone else. People with physical disabilities will now be able to change the channel and do all the usual TV stuff using only their eyes.

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AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold orders

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-13 09:44:57 Source: techcrunch

AT&T has cancelled early orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Tom’s Guide first reported the cancellation, noting that AT&T said the Galaxy Fold would be available again to order as soon as Samsung announces a new launch date. The Samsung Galaxy Fold was originally scheduled to launch on April 26. However, early reviews indicated that […]

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Sennheiser debuts its first wireless gaming headset, the GSP 670

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-07 00:14:59 Source: techcrunch

During Computex last week, Sennheiser gave media a sneak peek at its first wireless gaming headset, the GSP 670, slated to ship starting at the beginning of next month. The GSP 670 retails for €349 (about $393), significantly pricier then other popular wireless gaming headsets (as well as its wired predecessor, the Sennheiser GSP 600, […]

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Here’s how Google Stadia performs depending on your internet connection

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-06 12:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Google is introducing more about the launch of its Stadia streaming gaming service today, and VP Phil Harrison gave us performance specifics today so you can see exactly how the company thinks the service will perform based on what kind of internet connection you have. It tops out at an impress 4K resolution, with HDR […]

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Review: The 2019 Bentley Continental GT is beautiful, excessive and totally worth it

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-05 12:30:01 Source: techcrunch

The Bentley Continental GT is iconic. The vehicle has long stood for excess and opulence, and I knew that going in. I expected the Continental GT to be over-engineered and capable of high-speed thrills. And it is, but there’s more. The tester I’m driving costs $279,000. Of course it’s beautiful and fast and dripping with […]

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Pokémon Sword and Shield arrive worldwide on November 15, 2019

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-05 09:44:57 Source: techcrunch

Nintendo Switch has Pokémon games, but it doesn’t really have its own Pokémon games, not in the true sense. Pokémon Sword and Shield, coming November 15, 2019, will be the first real Pokémon games (don’t even mention Pokémon Let’s Go – don’t) for Nintendo Switch, and now we know more about them thanks to today’s […]

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KickSat-2 project launches 105 cracker-sized satellites

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-04 17:45:00 Source: techcrunch

Move over, Starlink. SpaceX's global internet play might have caught the world's attention with its 60-satellite launch last month, but little did we know that it had already been upstaged — at least in terms of sheer numbers. The KickSat-2 project put 105 tiny "femtosats" into space at once months earlier, the culmination of a years-long project begun by a grad student.

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Apple’s Voice Control improves accessibility OS-wide on all its devices

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-03 19:44:59 Source: techcrunch

Apple is known for fluid, intuitive user interfaces, but none of that matters if you can't click, tap, or drag because you don't have a finger to do so with. For users with disabilities the company is doubling down on voice-based accessibility with the powerful new Voice Control feature on Macs and iOS (and iPadOS) devices.

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Photos on iPhone is about to look completely different

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-03 15:15:01 Source: techcrunch

When you need to find a photo on your iPhone, what do you do? There are tons of ways, but let's be honest. You probably just go to the camera roll and scroll through at lightning speed, trusting your eyes to pick out the target shot. That may change with Apple's new layout for Photos, which organizes shots into easy-to-browse days, months, and years.

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Apple releases the $5,000 Pro Display XDR, a 32-inch, 6K display available this fall

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-03 15:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Apple is finally back in the monitor game. Today, at WWDC 2019, the company took the wraps off the Pro Display XDR to go along with a new Mac Pro. This is the first Apple monitor since the company discontinued the Thunderbolt Display in 2016. The screen is covered with a new type of matte […]

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Goodbye trash can, hello cheese grater: Apple’s reinvented Mac Pro will shred your workflow

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-03 15:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Say goodbye to the trash can. Apple's new Mac Pro is a more traditional machine that takes into account the specific needs of creative professionals, while enabling a layer of modular interactivity with other Apple devices that could totally change the way they work.

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Apple updates CarPlay with new home screen and Siri Suggestions

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-03 14:30:00 Source: techcrunch

Today at Apple’s annual developer’s conference, Apple revealed the biggest update to CarPlay since its release. The revamped in-car system looks dramatically better, leaving behind the faux iPhone layout for something that looks better suited for us in cars. Until now, CarPlay was left largely forgotten since its debut in 2014. Most vehicles are now […]

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Review: Ring’s new outdoor lighting products are brilliant

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-06-03 08:59:58 Source: techcrunch

Ring’s new outdoor lighting products are impressive. It’s rare, even in 2019, for something to work out of the box, but that’s what happened when I installed Ring’s outdoor lighting products. They just worked. You know the drill. You get a gadget and go to install it. Somewhere during the installation, it fails or hiccups. […]

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Muro is a retro-style cylinder music box you control with an app

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-31 11:30:02 Source: techcrunch

The light twinkle of an old-fashioned cylinder music box evokes many things: nostalgia, childhood memories, sometimes even horror (they are a trope in scary movie soundtracks). Most music boxes play one tune, but with the Muro Box, which exhibited at Computex this week, you can use an app to pick different songs or even compose […]

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Tibbits are colorful pre-programmed modules for building IoT devices

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-31 11:30:02 Source: techcrunch

At first glance, Tibbits look like building blocks, but each one is a module or a connector that makes it easier to build connected devices and systems. Tibbits were created by Tibbo Technology, a Taipei-based startup that exhibited at Computex this week (it showed off a humanoid robot built from various Tibbits). The heart of […]

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Microsoft hints at a new ‘modern’ operating system designed to support different form factors

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-30 11:45:01 Source: techcrunch

In a week where AMD, Intel and Qualcomm have already made major announcements, Microsoft’s keynote yesterday at Computex in Taipei was relatively low key. Instead of revealing new products, the company hinted at what it wants in a modernized operating system. Intriguingly, Microsoft’s blog post about the keynote does not mention Windows, lending credence to […]

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LEGO celebrates Apollo 11 with a lovely, bricky Lunar Lander

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-30 10:29:57 Source: techcrunch

The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first lunar landing is approaching, and there will be no shortage of fanfare — so why shouldn't LEGO get in on the fun? This Lunar Lander set looks like a great way to celebrate the missions of the space program's past, while the space station and launch sets celebrate its present and future.

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Ekasbo’s Matebot may be the cutest cat robot yet created

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-30 05:14:58 Source: techcrunch

If Shrek saw Matebot, no amount of sad-eyes could win him back to Puss in Boots’ side. Created by Shenzhen-based robotics company Ekasbo, Matebot looks like a black and white cartoon cat and responds to your touch by wiggling its ears, changing the expression in its big LED eyes and tilting its head. Built with […]

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Ulo is an adorable security camera that interacts with you while keeping watch over your home

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-30 04:29:58 Source: techcrunch

Tired of home security cameras that add nothing to your home (besides, well, surveillance)? The Ulo, created by Luxembourg-based Mu Design, adds a touch of whimsy. The owl-shaped surveillance camera has two big interactive LCD eyes that follow your movements, and its two lenses—a HD camera and motion sensor camera—discreetly hidden in its beak, made […]

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Microsoft hints at a new “modern” operating system designed to support different form factors

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-29 22:59:59 Source: techcrunch

In a week where AMD, Intel and Qualcomm have already made major announcements, Microsoft’s keynote yesterday at Computex in Taipei was relatively lowkey. Instead of revealing new products, the company hinted at what it wants in a modernized operating system. Intriguingly, Microsoft’s blog post about the keynote does not mention Windows, lending credence to speculation […]

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