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For the Theremin’s 100th anniversary, Moog unveils the gorgeous Claravox Centennial

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-22 12:15:01 Source: techcrunch

It’s been a full century since Leon Theremin created the electronic instrument bearing his name, and to celebrate Moog is releasing what must surely be the best-looking (and may be the best-sounding) Theremin of all time: the Claravox Centennial. With a walnut cabinet, brass antennas, and a plethora of wonderful knobs and dials, the Claravox […]

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Flair’s Smart Vent system is a big improvement for anyone looking to improve their home HVAC

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-22 10:59:58 Source: techcrunch

Smart thermostats are fairly ubiquitous these days, but depending on which one you’re using, you could be getting a lot more from your home heating and cooling – with relatively simple DIY upgrades. The Flair Smart Vent system is one such upgrade, and though it costs a bit upfront to get going (each register is […]

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Apple HomePod update brings Intercom and other new features

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-20 18:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Apple HomePod owners, starting today, will be able to use the newly announced “Intercom” feature to send messages between their HomePod smart speakers. The feature, which arrives via a software update, brings this and several other new features to Apple’s smart speakers, including those introduced at Apple’s event last week where the company debuted its […]

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Raspberry Pi Foundation launches Compute Module 4 for industrial users

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-19 13:00:02 Source: techcrunch

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is launching a new product today — the Compute Module 4. If you’ve been keeping an eye on the Raspberry Pi releases, you know that the flagship Raspberry Pi 4 was released in June 2019. The Compute Module 4 features the same processor, but packed in a compute module for industrial […]

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Mobile by Peak Design is a new, complete mobile mounting solution for everyday convenience

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-19 10:14:57 Source: techcrunch

After a steady stream of successful product launches and Kickstarter campaigns, Peak Design is back with a new one – Mobile by Peak Design. The startup that created a rich ecosystem of photography and packing gear is tackling mobile devices next, and has devices a clever interconnect system that seems to have anticipated Apple’s new […]

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Analogue takes on the TurboGrafx-16 with its Duo retro console

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-16 13:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Analogue’s beautiful, functional retro gaming consoles provide a sort of “archival quality” alternative to the cheap mini-consoles proliferating these days. The latest system to be resurrected by the company is the ill-fated, but still well-thought-of TurboGrafx-16 or PC Engine. The Duo, as Analogue’s device is called, is named after a later version of the TurboGrafx-16 […]

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Shure’s Aonic 50 wireless noise-cancelling headphones offer best-in-class audio quality

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-16 12:45:01 Source: techcrunch

The noise-cancelling over-ear headphone category is an increasingly competitive one, and consumers have never been more spoiled for choice. Shure entered the market this year with the Aonic 50, a premium-priced headset ($399) that offers active noise cancelling, Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C charging. Shure’s reputation for delivering top-quality sound is definitely part of the package, […]

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Marshall Major IV wireless headphones offer great sound, plus 80+ hours of battery life and wireless charging

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-16 10:44:57 Source: techcrunch

Marshall’s new Major IV headphones ($149.99) combine lightweight comfort with wireless charging, and up to 80 hours of playback for an iconic headset that’s affordable and flexible. At home or on the go, these are a great option with unique features that you won’t find anywhere else in the headphone market. Basics This is the […]

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Shure’s Aonic 50 wireless noise cancelling headphones offer best-in-class audio quality

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-16 09:14:57 Source: techcrunch

The noise-cancelling over-ear headphone category is an increasingly competitive one, and consumers have never been more spoiled for choice. Shure entered the market this year with the Aonic 50, a premium-priced headset ($399) that offers active noise cancelling, Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C charging. Shure’s reputation for delivering top-quality sound is definitely part of the package, […]

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Shure’s SRH1540 headphones can upgrade your home setup with quality sound and all-day comfort

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-14 10:44:57 Source: techcrunch

We’re going checking out a range of different headphones on TC this week and next as part of our ‘Headphone Week’ series, and today I’m checking out the Shure SRH1540 ($499). These aren’t new – they’ve been a stand-by among audiophiles in their price range for years now. But there’s a great reason for that: […]

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PopSockets is working on MagSafe-compatible iPhone accessories

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-13 19:00:00 Source: techcrunch

PopSockets will support Apple’s MagSafe technology, TechCrunch has confirmed — meaning you’ll soon be able to pop on and off these ubiquitous iPhone accessories without worrying about the sticker on the back losing its adhesiveness over time and needing a rinse. MagSafe, Apple’s charging brand, is now the company’s new system for iPhone wireless charging […]

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Two Screens For Teachers will outfit all educators in Seattle Public Schools with a second monitor

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-13 17:30:00 Source: techcrunch

The admirable effort Two Screens For Teachers, which as you may guess is about getting teachers a second screen to use at home, has put together enough funds to get every educator in the Seattle Public School system a new monitor who needs one. They’re hoping it will spur others to pony up for a […]

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Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro camera upgrades sharpen focus on serious photographers

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-13 17:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro heaps improvements on the already-formidable power of its camera system, adding features that will be prized by “serious” photographers — that is to say, the type who like to really mess around with their shots after the fact. Of course the upgrades will also be noticeable for us “fire and forget” […]

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Apple launches new ecosystem of accessories and wireless chargers with MagSafe

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-13 14:00:06 Source: techcrunch

Apple just announced the iPhone 12, and it features some new capabilities hidden in the rear of the phone. Thanks to alignment magnets, you can snap accessories to the back of your phone. And the company is releasing new accessories that work with this magnetic back, including new cases, a wireless charger and a card […]

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Live from Apple’s virtual 2020 iPhone event

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-13 12:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Apple’s big iPhone event is finally here – virtual, which is to be expected these day. This is already the second virtual event Apple has hosted this fall, following one in September at which it revealed the Apple Watch Series 6 and a new iPad Air. This time around, we’re going to see what the […]

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Kegg, a connected fertility tracker and kegel trainer for women, launches out of beta

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-13 07:44:58 Source: techcrunch

Fertility tracking has seen an explosion of startup activity in recent years. Femtech startup Lady Technologies is adding to this rich mix with the full U.S. launch of a dual-purpose device, called kegg, that’s designed to measure hormonal changes in a woman’s cervical fluid to help her determine the chance of conception on a given […]

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Devialet announces wireless earbuds

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-09 03:44:58 Source: techcrunch

High-end speaker manufacturer Devialet is launching its first pair of earbuds called Devialet Gemini. The in-ear earbuds feature active noise canceling and cost £279 in the U.K. — they will be available in the coming weeks. The Devialet Gemini are completely wireless, which means that there’s no cord between each earbud, like on Apple’s AirPods. […]

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Density’s Open Area radar tracks people in a space, precisely but anonymously

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-08 11:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Everyone in the world is rethinking shared spaces right about now, and part of that rethink is understanding how they’re used, minute by minute and day by day. Density’s tiny ceiling-mounted radar finds and tracks people unobtrusively but with great precision, letting the powers that be monitor every table, chair, and office. Okay, in some […]

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Security flaw left ‘smart’ chastity sex toy users at risk of permanent lock-in

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-06 07:59:57 Source: techcrunch

Just because almost every gadget or appliance can be connected to the internet, doesn’t mean they should be. Outages can render these “smart” devices useless, and many use weak security that can make them easily hackable. And as security researchers recently found out, the consequences of having a major security flaw in one popular sex […]

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Ocean Solutions Accelerator’s third wave tackles a new set of aquatic challenges

Gadgets - Posted On:2020-10-05 13:00:01 Source: techcrunch

The Sustainable Ocean Alliance and its Ocean Solutions Accelerator take on the problems facing our planet’s waters, and the latest cohort of companies in the latter show a fresh slate of issues to address and resources to utilize. From reef rehabilitation to a “Fitbit for fishing boats,” they’re trying to fix things up in the […]

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