Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better cameras, 16-inch MacBook Pro and new AirPods

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-22 08:29:57 Source: techcrunch

Apple is getting ready for its usual fall iPhone launch event, which is rumored to be happening September 10, though the event hasn’t been officially confirmed this year. A new report from Bloomberg offers a preview of the lineup of hardware products it’s looking to debut this year. There are new iPhones, of course, including […]

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Peak Design’s Travel Duffel 35L is as simple or as powerful as you need it to be

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-21 16:15:01 Source: techcrunch

A good, solid duffel bag is a mainstay for many travelers – especially those who like packing up a car for a weekend away, or frequent flyers who disdain the thought of checking a bag. Peak Design introduced its own take on the duffel bag this year, with a couple different twists on the concept. […]

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Hear THX’s new Deep Note right here

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-21 08:44:58 Source: techcrunch

The THX Deep Note is changing and it can be heard here first. The iconic audio track has long proceeded movies certified by THX and features the now familiar crescendo that showcases the movie’s audio capability. This time around THX built the intro to feature 4k video as much as audio as it will be […]

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Waxed canvas bags from Waterfield, Manhattan Portage, Saddleback and more

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-20 16:30:00 Source: techcrunch

It's Bag Week again! And here for your consideration are a handful of bags from a variety of makers who specialize (or dabble) in waxed canvas, my favorite material. It's natural, it's durable, and it looks great — what's not to like?

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Starship Technologies raises $40M, crosses 100K deliveries and plans to expand to 100 new universities

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-20 09:29:58 Source: techcrunch

Starship Technologies invented the category of rolling autonomous sidewalk delivery robots, and to date, the company has made over 100,000 commercial deliveries on behalf of customers. The milestone comes as Starship adds $40 million in Series A funding, bringing its total funding to $85 million. When it announced an additional $25 million in June 2018, […]

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RYU’s line of backpacks offer style and function for exploring the city or weekends away

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-19 17:45:01 Source: techcrunch

Yes, it’s Bag Week, where we celebrate all the best bags of the year here at TechCrunch. And there is little more satisfying than finding a basic black one that’s functional, stylish and unique. Luckily, Canadian urban athletic apparel maker RYU makes three such bags, and while each one has its own particular appeal depending […]

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WP Standard’s Weekender leather duffel is built for life

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-19 17:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Have you heard? It’s Bag Week! It’s the most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to fanny packs. WP Standard makes exceptional leather goods, and the company’s new leather duffel is no […]

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WP Standard’s Weekender leather duffle is built for life

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-19 16:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Have you heard? It’s Bag Week! It’s the most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks, to rollers to messengers to fanny packs. WP Standard makes exceptional leather goods and the company’s new leather duffle is no […]

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Sonos Bluetooth-enabled, battery-powered speaker leaks ahead of official launch

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-19 09:29:58 Source: techcrunch

Sonos has an event coming up at the end of the month to reveal something new, but leaks have pretty much given away what’s likely to be the highlight announcement at the event: A new, Bluetooth-enabled speaker that has a built-in battery for portable power. The speaker originally leaked earlier this month, with Dave Zatz […]

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Minecraft to get big lighting, shadow and color upgrades through Nvidia ray tracing

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-19 07:29:57 Source: techcrunch

Minecraft is getting a free update that brings much-improved lighting and color to the game’s blocky graphics using real-time ray tracing running on Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics hardware. The new look is a dramatic change in the atmospherics of the game, and manages to be eerily realistic while retaining Minecraft’s pixelated charm. The ray tracing […]

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Ikea doubles down on smart home tech with new business unit

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-17 11:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Ikea’s smart home investments to date have been smart but scattered – now the Swedish home goods brand says it’s going to amp up its smart home bets with a brand new dedicated business unit. The company’s smart home endeavors began in 2012, and focused on wireless charging and smart lighting. It’s iterated in both […]

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Next Apple Watch could include new ceramic and titanium models

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-17 09:29:57 Source: techcrunch

Apple’s next Apple Watch revision could include new materials for the case, including titanium and ceramic. That’s according to new assets pulled form the latest watchOS beta release, as uncovered by Brazilian site iHelp.br (via 9to5Mac). The new screens discovered in the beta show graphics used to pair the Apple Watch during setup, and list “Titanium […]

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Flexible stick-on sensors could wirelessly monitor your sweat and pulse

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-16 18:45:00 Source: techcrunch

As people strive ever harder to minutely quantify every action they do, the sensors that monitor those actions are growing lighter and less invasive. Two prototype sensors from crosstown rivals Stanford and Berkeley stick right to the skin and provide a wealth of phsyiological data.

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Toolkit for digital abuse could help victims protect themselves

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-15 19:15:00 Source: techcrunch

Domestic abuse comes in digital forms as well as physical and emotional, but a lack of tools to address this kind of behavior leaves many victims unprotected and desperate for help. This Cornell project aims to define and detect digital abuse in a systematic way.

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These robo-shorts are the precursor to a true soft exoskeleton

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-15 17:30:01 Source: techcrunch

When someone says "robotic exoskeleton," the power loaders from Aliens are what come to mind for most people (or at least me), but the real things will be much different: softer, smarter, and used for much more ordinary tasks. The latest such exo from Harvard is so low-profile you could wear it around the house.

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The New Soundboks is a massive, pro-level, battery-powered Bluetooth speaker

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-15 09:14:57 Source: techcrunch

The new Soundboks is impressive. It has everything: a sturdy housing, Bluetooth, large battery, XLR-inputs, and several methods to connect multiple Soundboks. Indoor or out, the new Soundboks sounds great. The Soundboks isn’t shy. It’s an extrovert. This speaker will stand tall among strangers and be the loudest in the room. It doesn’t try to […]

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Oru’s new foldable kayak weighs under 20 lbs and assembles in just 2 minutes

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-14 08:44:58 Source: techcrunch

California-based kayak maker Oru has built a great brand on the strength of its origami-inspired folding kayaks, and now it’s launching its lightest and most portable model yet with a new Kickstarter project. The Oru Inlet miraculously packs up to the size of a suitcase, weights less than 20 lbs, and can unfold and be […]

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The ClockworkPi GameShell is a super fun DIY spin on portable gaming

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-13 14:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Portable consoles are hardly new, and thanks to the Switch, they’re basically the most popular gaming devices in the world. But ClockworkPi’s GameShell is something totally unique, and entirely refreshing when it comes to gaming on the go. This clever DIY console kit provides everything you need to assemble your own pocket gaming machine at […]

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$600M Cray supercomputer will tower above the rest — to build better nukes

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-13 12:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Cray has been commissioned by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to create a supercomputer head and shoulders above all the rest, with the contract valued at some $600 million. Disappointingly, El Capitan, as the system will be called, will be more or less solely dedicated to redesigning our nuclear armament.

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Snap introduces Spectacles 3, with two HD cameras and 3D effects on Snapchat

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-08-13 09:00:02 Source: techcrunch

Snap has introduced a third generation of its Spectacles wearable sunglass cameras, and these include new 3D effects for use in Snapchat. You can capture 3D snaps, with a slight side-to-side depth effect thanks to dual angle cameras; 3D filters, which add AR graphics effects to captured video; 3D lenses, which add stickers and characters […]

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