Ford comes up with a prototype noise-cancelling kennel to shelter dogs from fireworks

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-18 00:44:59 Source: techcrunch

Dogs have a much wider range of hearing than humans do and noises that don’t bother us can give them a very ruff time. Fireworks are especially tough on many pups and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets. To potentially help them, Ford has developed a noise-cancelling kennel prototype that […]

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This fake package covers porch thieves in glitter and fart spray

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-17 19:30:00 Source: techcrunch

Having a package stolen off your front porch sucks. No matter what’s inside the box, it just feels… violating. Someone came into your space and took your stuff just because they could probably get away with it. And even if you go to the cops with license plates and high-res face photos, they’ll often respond […]

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Amazon Echo speakers now play friendly with Apple Music

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-14 17:45:05 Source: techcrunch

Amazon recently said Apple Music would find its way onto Amazon Echo devices sometime soon — and sure enough, it appears to be rolling out now.

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This drone shrinks to fit

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-14 10:45:02 Source: techcrunch

Researchers at the University of Zurich and EPFL have created a robot that shrinks to fit through gaps, a feature that could make it perfect for search and rescue missions. The researchers initially created a drone that could assess man-made gaps and squeeze through in seconds using only one camera. This extra feature – a […]

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Virgin Galactic touches the edge of space with Mach 2.9 test flight of SpaceShipTwo

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-13 13:00:01 Source: techcrunch

The fourth test flight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo took its test pilots to the very edge of space this morning, reaching just over 52 miles of altitude and a maximum speed of Mach 2.9. It's another exciting leapfrog of the aspiring space tourism company's previous achievements.

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Review: Nomad leather AirPod Rugged Case

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-12 10:14:57 Source: techcrunch

In my never-ending quest to wrap everything in brown leather, I’m pleased with this AirPod case from Nomad. It’s simple: just a plastic case covered with brown (or black) leather. But I like it. This will be short. The Nomad AirPod Rugged Case adds a little character to the sterile AirPod housing. Instead of medical-grade […]

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Let’s talk hardware in Vegas

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-12 09:29:58 Source: techcrunch

Hello, Las Vegas! We are all heading to LV for CES next month and instead of spending all our cash on a booth we’ll be wandering the halls and want to meet you as far away from the Convention Center as possible without ending up in the Grand Canyon. And we need your help. While […]

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Apple could end up manufacturing iPhones in another country due to tariffs

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-12 09:14:57 Source: techcrunch

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is thinking about multiple scenarios when it comes to tariffs and iPhone production. Right now, iPhones are not affected directly by the trade war between China and the U.S. But if U.S. President Donald Trump decides to raise tariffs on smartphones, it could be a big deal […]

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Review: Amazon Echo Input is the easiest way to stream media to speakers

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-12 08:29:58 Source: techcrunch

This is the Echo I’ve been waiting for. Throughout my house, I have Amazon Echo Dots connected to stereo systems. In my office, I have a Dot connected to an Onkyo receiver and amp. In my basement, I have one hooked up to a small bookshelf system. Outside on the deck, a Dot serves audio […]

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Lift Aircraft’s Hexa may be your first multirotor drone ride

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-11 15:30:09 Source: techcrunch

We were promised jetpacks, but let's be honest, they're just plain unsafe. So a nice drone ride is probably all we should reasonably expect. Lift Aircraft is the latest to make a play for the passenger multirotor market, theoretical as it is, and its craft is a sleek little thing with some interesting design choices to make it suitable for laypeople to "pilot."

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Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-11 13:45:00 Source: techcrunch

No one has any trouble tracking their steps today. But how can you make sure people know you're doing it? Ostentatiously checking your phone or watch every five minutes is a pain. What if I told you there was a shoe with a step-tracking computer sticking out of it where everyone could see? It's a Puma. It was born in 1986, and will be reborn in 2018 — briefly.

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Move over notch, the hole-punch smartphone camera is coming

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-11 06:29:58 Source: techcrunch

First it was the notch, now the hole-punch has emerged as the latest tech for concealing selfie cameras whilst keeping our smartphones as free of bezel as possible to maximize the screen space. This week, Samsung and Huawei both unveiled new phones that dispense with the iconic ‘notch’ — pioneered by Apple but popularized by everyone — […]

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Voyager 2 joins its twin in interstellar space

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-10 13:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Voyager 2, the multi-planetary exploratory probe launched in 1977, has finally entered interstellar space, some six years after its twin, Voyager 1, did the same. It's now about 11 billion miles from Earth, the second-farthest-out human-made object in space.

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Leica releases the CL Street Kit for all of your decisive moments

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-07 15:15:00 Source: techcrunch

Leica’s pricey – but sexy – CL camera is the closest thing you can get to an original portable luxury shooter without spending more than a used Toyota Corolla. The CL, which launched last year, is essentially a pared down M series camera that has gotten rave reviews over the past year. Now, in time […]

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This DIY Enigma machine fits inside a pocket watch

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-07 11:15:01 Source: techcrunch

The year is 1940. Through the use of arcane atomic technologies, the Axis have brought back modern technology from the year 2018. Their main prize? This amazing Enigma Pocket Watch. This tiny watch, created by a maker calling himself asciimation, uses an Arduino Pro Micro and a small OLED screen to recreate the Enigma machine […]

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Hit the trackless nuclear wastes with this Laco RAD-AUX watch

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-05 15:30:00 Source: techcrunch

Laco is a small German watch company famous for its Flieger watches – pieces designed for pilots featuring big crowns and legible faces. Now brand has teamed up with ABlogToWatch on a Fallout-themed watch that looks like something pulled out of a deserted vault. The $2,950 watch contains an ETA 2824.2 movement and features a […]

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Samsung fakes test photo by using a stock DSLR image

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-04 17:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Samsung’s Malaysian arm has some explaining to do. The company, in an effort to show off the Galaxy A8 Star’s amazing photo retouching abilities, used a cleverly-shot portrait, modified it, and then ostensibly passed it off as one taken by the A8. The trouble began when Serbian photographer Dunja Djudjic noticed someone had bought one […]

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My 15 favorite gadgets and gear of 2018

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-03 18:45:00 Source: techcrunch

This year has been tough for gadgets. Laptops seem stagnant, phones are more of the same, and toys are giving way to online games and apps. So what can you pick up for your favorite gearheaded friend, family member, or Secret Santa? I’ve picked some of my favorite gear from 2018 including toys, kitchen goodies, […]

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Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 855 and its new under-display fingerprint sensor

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-03 16:15:00 Source: techcrunch

This week, Qualcomm is hosting press and analysts on Maui for its annual Snapdragon Summit. Sadly, we’re not there, but a couple of weeks ago, Qualcomm gave us a preview of the news. There’ll be three days of news and the company decided to start with a focus on 5G, as well as a preview […]

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TrackR rebrands to Adero, pivots to finding whereabouts of groups of items

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-12-03 13:45:01 Source: techcrunch

Earlier this year, we reported that TrackR, a startup that makes a small Bluetooth device that you attach to items like keys to locate them when lost, would be rebranding as Adero and pivoting the business amid an increasingly commoditized market for its basic hardware product. Now, that is just what is happening. Today, Adero is […]

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