The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-14 14:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Accessory maker TwelveSouth has a solid lineup of gadgets, many of which fill a niche that their products uniquely address – and address remarkably well. The AirFly Pro ($54.99) is a new iteration on one of those, providing a way to connect Bluetooth headphones to any audio source with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s being […]

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Motorola throws back to the future with a foldable Razr reboot

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-14 01:14:59 Source: techcrunch

The rebirth of the Razr has been rumored for several months now. And honestly, such a product is a bit of a no-brainer. The Lenovo-owned company is embracing the burgeoning (if sputtering) world of foldables with the return of one of its most iconic models. While it’s true that Motorola’s kept the Razr name alive […]

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MacBook Pro 16” first impressions: Return of the Mack

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-13 08:44:58 Source: techcrunch

In poker, complacency is a quiet killer. It can steal your forward momentum bit by bit, using the warm glow of a winning hand or two to cover the bets you’re not making until it’s too late and you’re out of leverage.  Over the past few years, Apple’s MacBook game had begun to suffer from […]

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Apple’s Mac Pro ships in December with maximum 8TB of storage

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-13 08:44:58 Source: techcrunch

Apple is making its Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display available in December, it announced today. The machine was announced earlier this year but no availability window had been set. In addition to the previously announced specs, Apple also noted that it would be able to be ordered with up to an 8TB SSD. Apple’s […]

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Review: Samsung’s Space Monitor is handsome and minimal — if you have the desk for it

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-12 14:30:00 Source: techcrunch

When Samsung announced the Space Monitor, I knew in an instant that it was going to be something I had to try out in person. Now that I've had time to do so, I'm happy to say it's much as advertised, a streamlined and solid monitor with a smart new design — but not necessarily one for everybody.

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Adidas backpedals on robotic shoe production with Speedfactory closures

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-11 17:45:00 Source: techcrunch

An expensive experiment in global distribution has been abandoned by Adidas, which has announced that will close its robotic "Speedfactories" in Atlanta and Ansbach, Germany, within 6 months. The company sugar-coated the news with a promise to repurpose the technology used at its existing human-powered factories in Asia.

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Vape lung ‘breakthrough’ suggests lethal culprit in THC products could be vitamin E acetate

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-08 15:45:01 Source: techcrunch

Official word has come down from federal authorities on one potential cause of the mystery illness affecting vape users: Vitamin E acetate, a chemical found in some vaping products that has been demonstrated to linger in the lungs long afterwards. The finding has been called a “breakthrough” but is far from the last word on […]

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DNA testing startup Veritas Genetics confirms data breach

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-07 16:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Veritas Genetics, a DNA testing startup, has said a data breach resulted in the theft of some customer information. The Danvers, MA-based company said its customer facing portal had “recently” been breached but did not say when. Although the portal did not contain test results or medical information, the company declined to say what information […]

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-07 08:14:58 Source: techcrunch

Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the second generation of its HoloLens augmented reality visor. Today, the $3,500 HoloLens 2 is going on sale in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand, the same countries where it was previously available for pre-order. […]

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San Francisco smokes Juul’s hopes by voting to keep e-cigarette ban

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-06 06:29:58 Source: techcrunch

Voters in San Francisco have resoundingly rejected an attempt to overturn a citywide ban on e-cigarettes by a margin of around 80:20. Reporting on the count in the Bay Area, CBS SF says at least 78 per cent of voters rejected the ballot measure, known as Proposition C. The measure had been heavily back by e-cigarette […]

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The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is a truly great game controller

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-05 10:44:57 Source: techcrunch

Microsoft’s original Xbox Elite controller was a major step-up for gamers, with customizable buttons, changeable physical controls and adjustable sensitivity for serious personalization. The new Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 has just landed, and it offers similar features, but with new and improved features that add even more customization options, along with key hardware improvements […]

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DJI Mavic Mini Review

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-04 15:45:00 Source: techcrunch

The $399 Mavic Mini lives in a sweet spot of core features and a low price. It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera, good range, and a good controller. It holds up well in the wind and is quick enough to be fun. And it’s so small that […]

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DJI Mavic Mini Review: Tiny, powerful and the perfect drone for anyone

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-04 15:30:01 Source: techcrunch

The $399 Mavic Mini lives in a sweet spot of core features and a low price. It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera, good range, and a good controller. It holds up well in the wind and is quick enough to be fun. And it’s so small that […]

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Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure is a silly, gentle way to shape up

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-11-02 12:45:01 Source: techcrunch

Nintendo has a long history when it comes to exercise-driven games. I'm dating myself, but I can say I remember playing Track & Field on NES with the Power Pad. How far we've come! Ring Fit Adventure is a full-body workout for grown-ups, but fun, gentle, and ridiculous enough to forget it's exercise.

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This tactile display lets visually impaired users feel on-screen 3D shapes

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-10-31 18:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Using a computer and modern software can be a chore to begin with for the visually impaired, but fundamentally visual tasks like 3D design are even harder. This Stanford team is working on a way to display 3D information, like in a CAD or modeling program, using a "2.5D" display made up of steel pins that be raised or lowered as sort of tactile pixels. Taxels!

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The GoPro MAX is the ultimate pocketable travel vlogging camera

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-10-31 12:45:01 Source: techcrunch

GoPro’s first foray into the 360-degree action was the GoPro Fusion, and while it was a strong first offering, the new GoPro MAX ($499) is a very different – and much improved – immersive action camera that has a lot to offer experienced videographers and voices alike. To be sure, the MAX has trade-offs, but […]

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Ember’s Mug 2 and Travel Mug 2 extend your coffee temperature sweet spot

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-10-31 09:29:58 Source: techcrunch

One of the world’s most static technologies may be the humble mug, but startup Ember decided it was time for a change when they introduced their temperature-controlled smart mug to the market in 2016. Now, the company has launched its Ember Mug 2 – a follow-up that keeps the concept and design intact, but that […]

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This robot relies on human reflexes to keep its balance

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-10-30 14:45:01 Source: techcrunch

As much as we'd like to think that we're entering an era of autonomous robots, they're actually still pretty helpless. To keep them from falling down all the time, a human's fast reflexes could be the solution. But the human has to feel what the robot is feeling — and that's just what these researchers are testing.

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SiriusXM picks up voice control support on Google/Nest devices

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-10-30 13:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Good news, satellite radio fans: SiriusXM is getting a bit easier to control on your various Google Home and Nest Mini speakers. The streaming radio network is at long last getting support for Google Assistant, allowing you to say things like “Hey Google, play 90s on 9” and have the station start right up. While […]

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Will the quantum economy change your business?

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-10-29 13:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Google and NASA have demonstrated that quantum computing isn’t just a fancy trick, but almost certainly something actually useful — and they’re already working on commercial applications. What does that mean for existing startups and businesses? Simply put: nothing. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore it forever. There are three main points that anyone […]

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