Bang & Olufsen’s latest Beoplay E8 fully wireless earbuds offer top sound and comfort

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-27 12:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Bang & Olufsen has an excellent reputation in home audio, and its original Beoplay E8 fully wireless headphones were a category leader when there was barely a category to lead. The company recently launched the third version of the E8, a new generation of hardware that comes with a number of improvements for better audio […]

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Sony’s ZV-1 compact camera zooms in on vloggers

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-26 14:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Sony has taken aim at the suddenly enormous market of people who want to self-produce high-quality video with a minimum of setup. Its ZV-1 mutates the versatile RX100 series into a selfie video machine, and it could be the all-in-one solution many a vlogger has been searching for. The new camera is very much based […]

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Jabra’s Elite Active 75t earbuds offer great value and sound for both workouts and workdays

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-25 09:15:03 Source: techcrunch

Technology improvements over the past few years mean that most fully wireless earbuds are a lot better than they used to be. That has led to something of a narrowing of the field among competitors in this arena, but some of the players still stand out – and Jabra have definitely delivered a standout performer […]

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How to make the most of your at-home videoconference setup: Microphone edition

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-22 16:15:00 Source: techcrunch

Working from home isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and a slew of companies just announced longer-term initiatives to make their remote work practices either extend or permanent. That means for some it’s the perfect time to take their at-home videoconferencing setup even further, so we’re going to take a closer look at various core elements […]

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PathSpot sells a scanner that fact checks your handwashing efficacy

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-21 13:30:01 Source: techcrunch

The novel coronavirus disease has reminded millions that handwashing is a great way to avoid preventable diseases. Christine Schindler, the CEO and co-founder of PathSpot, has been preparing for the past three months for the past three years. “I’ve been obsessed with handwashing,” Schindler said, who has a background in biomedical engineering and public health. […]

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GoPro releases a flashlight for some reason

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-20 15:45:01 Source: techcrunch

Today GoPro entered the cutthroat business of personal lighting. This is the GoPro Zeus Mini; it looks like a rad little light, though it’s a curious product from an action camera company. The waterproof Zeus Mini costs $69.99 and ships with a magnetic spring clip. GoPro says the light is also compatible with all of […]

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DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: Fantastic drone, despite obstacle avoidance blindspots

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-19 14:30:01 Source: techcrunch

I’m supposed to get photos as soon as I take something out of the box. I know better. The rule is not to play with the gadget first. I’m going to crash the drone; I always do. I crashed the DJI Mavic Air 2 and broke a landing peg. I flew the drone before I […]

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How to create the best at-home videoconferencing setup, for every budget

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-13 18:15:00 Source: techcrunch

Your life probably involves a lot more videoconferencing now than it did a few weeks ago – even if it already did involve a lot. That’s not likely going to change anytime soon, so why not make the most of it? The average MacBook webcam can technically get the job done, but it’s far from […]

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MIT develops a way to use wireless signals from in-home appliances to better understand your health

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-13 12:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Having a holistic picture of your health might not mean just wearing a device like an Apple Watch that can monitor your biometrics – researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a new system that can figure out when and where in-home appliances like hair dryers, stoves, microwaves and washing […]

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The new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available, and it’s the connected smart lock to beat

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-12 10:29:57 Source: techcrunch

It’s been a few years since August introduced any new hardware, but its August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, which it debuted at CES this year, is now available. This is the new flagship in the August lineup, replacing the August Smart Lock Pro as the latest and greatest feature-packed connected lock from the company, and it […]

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Smartwatch shipments grew during the first quarter of 2020, with Apple Watch still in first place

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-07 03:29:59 Source: techcrunch

Despite the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global smartwatch shipments continued to grow during the first three months of the year, driven by online sales, says a new report by research firm Strategy Analytics. Shipments grew 20% annually to reach 13.7 million units in the first quarter of 2020, up from 11.4 million units […]

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Sonos debuts new Arc soundbar, next-generation Sonos Sub, and Sonos Five speaker

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-06 16:30:00 Source: techcrunch

Sonos has introduced a trio of new hardware today, adding three new smart speakers to its lineup, including the Sonos Arc soundbar that includes Dolby Atmos support, as well as Sonos Five, the next version of its Sonos Play:5 speaker, and a third-generation Sonos Sub. All of these will require the new S2 app that […]

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Nvidia’s top scientist develops open-source ventilator that can be built with $400 in readily available parts

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-01 12:45:01 Source: techcrunch

Nvidia Chief Scientist Bill Dally has released an open-source ventilator hardware design he developed in order to address the shortage resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic. The mechanical ventilator design developed by Dally can be assembled quickly, using off-the-shelf parts with a total cost of around $400 — making it an accessible and affordable alternative […]

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NVIDIA’s top scientist develops open-source ventilator that can be built with $400 in readily-available parts

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-01 10:14:57 Source: techcrunch

NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Daily has released an open-source ventilator hardware design he developed in order to address the shortage resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic. The mechanical ventilator design developed by Daily can be assembled quickly, using off-the-shelf parts with a total cost of around $400 – making it an accessible and affordable alternative […]

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The ‘PuffPacket’ could help researchers learn when, how and why people vape

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-01 09:59:58 Source: techcrunch

Vaping is a controversial habit: it certainly has its downsides, but anecdotally it’s a fantastic smoking cessation aid. The thing is, until behavioral scientists know a bit more about who does it, when, how much and other details, its use will continue to be something of a mystery. That’s where the PuffPacket comes in. Designed […]

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Rode’s new white Wireless GO and accessories extend the flexibility of the most versatile creator mic

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-05-01 09:59:58 Source: techcrunch

Sound industry leader Rode has done an amazing job keeping up with the needs of the fast-moving creator industry, supporting YouTubers, podcasters, Instagram and Tik Tok media mavens with a host of new products at impressive price points. The Rode Wireless GO mic system might be the most impressive of these, taking the quality you’d […]

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Apple said to sell Macs powered by in-house ARM-based chips as early as 2021

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-04-23 08:29:57 Source: techcrunch

Apple’s long-rumored Mac ARM chip transition could happen as early as next year, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report says that Apple is currently working on three Mac processors based on the design of the A14 system-on-a-chip that will power the next-generation iPhone. The first of the Mac versions will greatly exceed […]

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VanMoof introduces new S3 and X3 electric bikes

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-04-21 08:14:58 Source: techcrunch

VanMoof is releasing a new generation of its electric bike. In many ways, the VanMoof S3 and its smaller version the VanMoof X3 are refined versions of the VanMoof Electrified S2 and X2. It features an updated motor, hydraulic brakes and a familiar design. If you’re not familiar with VanMoof bikes, the company has been […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch blood pressure monitoring app approved by South Korean regulators

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-04-21 04:59:59 Source: techcrunch

Samsung Electronics announced today that its blood pressure monitoring app for Galaxy Watches has been approved by South Korean regulators. Called the Samsung Health Monitor, the app will be available for the Galaxy Watch Active2 during the third quarter, at least in South Korea, and added to upcoming Galaxy Watch devices. TechCrunch has contacted Samsung […]

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3D-printed glasses startup Fitz is making custom protective eyewear for healthcare workers

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-04-20 18:00:00 Source: techcrunch

A lot of startups have answered the call for more personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essentials to support healthcare workers in their efforts to curb the spread and impact of COVID-19. One of those is direct-to-consumer 3D-printed eyewear brand Fitz, which is employing its custom-fit glasses technology to build protective, prescription specs to frontline […]

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