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The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box makes any home theater a bit more theatrical

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-08-12 14:15:00 Source: techcrunch

Philips has steadily expanded its Hue line of smart lighting products to cover the entire home, inside and out. But while the ability to remotely control your lighting, including adjusting color, intensity and brightness is great, one of its more recent products focuses more on how to turn all those connected lights into a dynamic, […]

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The Oura Ring is the personal health tracking device to beat in 2020

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-08-12 09:59:57 Source: techcrunch

The Oura Ring has been getting a lot of attention lately because of its role in a number of COVID-19 studies, as well as its adoption by both the NBA and WNBA as a potential tool for helping prevent any outbreaks of the novel coronavirus as those two leagues get back to a regular schedule […]

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Zin Boats reinvents the electric speedboat in a bid to become the Tesla of the sea

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-08-11 15:30:00 Source: techcrunch

The automotive industry is knee deep in the vast transition to electric, but one place where gas is still going strong is out on the water. Zin Boats wants to start what you might call a sea change by proving, as Tesla did before it, that an electric boat is not just better for the planet, it's better in almost every other way as well.

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Power electronics and wireless charging startup Eggtronic raises $10M Series A

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-08-11 12:00:01 Source: techcrunch

Eggtronic, the Italy-founded startup developing power electronics, wireless charging and data over power technology and products, has closed around $10 million in Series A funding. Backing the company is Rinkelberg Capital — the investment fund from the founders of TomTom — and funds managed by an unnamed investment bank in Milan. It brings the total […]

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Genki’s Covert Dock is the perfect dock for the Nintendo Switch — and other gadgets, too

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-08-05 13:45:00 Source: techcrunch

The Nintendo Switch’s ability to quickly transition from portable to home console is definitely one of its major selling points, but Nintendo’s official dock never really made much sense with the portable nature of the Switch itself. Luckily, third-party accessory maker Genki created the Covert Dock, a device no larger than a smartphone USB charger […]

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Genki’s Covert Dock is the perfect dock for the Nintendo Switch – and other gadgets, too

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-08-05 09:29:57 Source: techcrunch

The Nintendo Switch’s ability to quickly transition from portable to home console is definitely one of its major selling points, but Nintendo’s official dock never really made much sense with the portable nature of the Switch itself. Luckily, third-party accessory maker Genki created the Covert Dock, a device no larger than a smartphone USB charger […]

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MSCHF drops an ultrasonic jamming device add-on for your Amazon Echo

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-27 13:00:02 Source: techcrunch

Smart assistants are sensitive to their wake words but who among us doesn’t trigger the smart speakers in their house with alarming frequency? Add in some heavily detailed privacy mishaps and a general feeling of distrust and there’s plenty of reason you might want to silence your smart speaker, occasionally. A new device promises to […]

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Pre-orders for the Analogue Pocket retro portable game console start August 3, ships May 2021

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-27 11:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Analogue has repeatedly proven that it’s the gold standard when it comes to retro gaming, delivering extremely faithful, but modern hardware to play original NES, SNES, Sega cartridges and more. The company revealed its forthcoming Analogue Pocket last October, and now it’s about to kick off pre-orders for the portable classic console, which can play […]

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Adding an external GPU to your Mac is probably a better upgrade option than getting a new one

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-22 09:59:57 Source: techcrunch

Apple recently announced that they would be transition their Mac line from Intel processors to their own, ARM-based Apple Silicon. That process is meant to begin with hardware to be announced later this year, and last two years according to Apple’s stated expectations, and while new Intel-powered Macs will be released and sold leading up […]

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Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay E8 Sport offer the best sound in workout-friendly true wireless earbuds

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-21 10:59:57 Source: techcrunch

Bang & Olufsen is taking its excellent track record for delivering maximum quality, natural-sounding audio and wrapping it in a sports-oriented package with the Beoplay E8 Sport ($350). These totally wireless earbuds come with a long list of great features, including IP57 water resistance, 30 total hours of battery life including up to seven hours on […]

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The Espresso Display is a fantastic portable display for your Mac or PC

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-16 10:29:57 Source: techcrunch

Australian-based hardware startup Espresso Displays has taken a category with a lot of relatively unremarkable, but functional entrants, and added features, design and quality improvements to set itself apart from the crowd. The Espresso Display offers a portable form factor for easy packing, magnetic mounting, single cable operation via USB-C with a compatible modern Mac, […]

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Logitech’s new Mac-specific mouse and keyboards are the new best choices for Mac input devices

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-14 12:00:01 Source: techcrunch

Logitech has released new versions of its MX peripherals in Mac-friendly finishes, as well as a new K380 wireless Bluetooth keyboard designed for Apple devices. These aren’t dramatically different devices from the existing versions that Logitech offers – but that’s a good thing in this case, and it elevates what were already amazing peripherals to […]

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Asmoke’s portable pellet grill is super affordable and great for small spaces

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-14 08:59:58 Source: techcrunch

Smokers and pellet grills are growing in popularity, likely because a lot more people are cooking at home – and looking for other ways to up their home chef game. The Asmoke Pellet Grill, which is currently in the final stretch of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, has a price point that’s far below most […]

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Nanoleaf’s new Hexagon Shapes are a surprisingly lively and organic addition to your home decor

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-10 11:45:02 Source: techcrunch

Nanoleaf essentially created a new smart lighting category with its connected light panels, and since then it has iterated with its pixel-like Canvas, and most recently, its new Shapes Hexagons. The Hexagons already seem to be proving popular with customers, since they’re currently waitlisted, but I got the chance to spend some time with them […]

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The best Wi-Fi 6 home networking tech to upgrade your setup

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-09 15:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Wi-Fi 6 is here – making its way to more and more devices, with a noteworthy inclusion on last year’s flagship iPhone 11 lineup. This next-generation Wi-Fi technology provides faster speeds for transferring data between devices, but more importantly, it also means your system will be better equipped to handle multiple Wi-Fi devices connected at […]

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The best WiFi 6 home networking tech to upgrade your setup

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-09 11:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Wifi 6 is here – making its way to more and more devices, with a noteworthy inclusion on last year’s flagship iPhone 11 lineup. This next-generation Wifi technology provides faster speeds for transferring data between devices, but more importantly, it also means your system will be better equipped to handle multiple Wifi devices connected at […]

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Canon’s new R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras offer big video upgrades, bird eye autofocus and more

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-09 09:59:58 Source: techcrunch

Canon has finally fully revealed its much-anticipated R5 and R6 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and they look like very strong contenders for the field. The R5 is the new flagship of Canon’s mirrorless line, and it’s priced accordingly at $3,899 for the body alone. The R6 is its ‘affordable’ sibling at $2,499 for the body […]

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The TourBox adds a touch of tactile control to your editing workflow in a portable package

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-08 10:44:57 Source: techcrunch

Now is a great time to be dipping back into creative projects you’ve had on hold, including editing archives of photos you promised you’d get back to ‘later.’ There are a number of different gadgets designed to help make that process easier, but one of the more accessible is the TourBox, a $169 hardware controller […]

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Festo’s latest biomimetic robots are a flying feathered bird and ball-bottomed helper arm

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-07-02 20:00:00 Source: techcrunch

You could be excused for thinking that German robotics company Festo does nothing but put together fabulous prototype robots built to resemble kangaroos, jellyfish, and other living things. They do in fact actually make real industrial robots, but it’s hard not to marvel at their biomimetic experiments; Case in point, the feathered BionicSwift and absurd […]

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The iRig Pro Duo I/O makes managing advanced audio workflows simple anywhere

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-06-29 16:00:01 Source: techcrunch

Connecting audio interfaces to the various mobile and computing devices we use these days can be a confusing headache. The iRig Pro Duo I/O ($199.99 USD), which IK Multimedia announced this year at CES and recently released, is a great way to simplify those connections while giving you all the flexibility you need to record […]

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