Gadgets

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  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Windows 10, Top Gear, And OUYA

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Windows 10, Top Gear, And OUYA

    August is nearly upon us, which means news is slowing. But that hasn’t stopped car companies from racing away with the news, including Tesla’s introduction of Ludicrous Mode (which we haven’t stopped talking about), and the old Top Gear crew signing with Amazon for a new show. Meanwhile, Microsoft launched Windows 10, and Razer bought OUYA out in an all-cash deal. This… Read More

  • Nvidia Issues Recall For Shield Tablets After Overheating Poses Fire Hazard

    Nvidia Issues Recall For Shield Tablets After Overheating Poses Fire Hazard

    Nvidia is issuing a voluntary recall for its 8-inch Shield tablets after determining that they may, in fact, combust. The company has learned that the battery in the device has the potential to overheat and catch fire, and thus Nvidia will be replacing the products with versions that don’t burst into flames. Read More

  • Apple To Release New Apple TV In September, Report Says

    Apple To Release New Apple TV In September, Report Says

    Rumor has it that Apple should soon release a new version of its set-top box as well as a new streaming service for TV content. According to a new report by BuzzFeed, Apple was supposed to announce the new Apple TV at WWDC, but it was delayed for a September launch. The current Apple TV was released in 2012 and runs an underclocked A5 chip, which was originally developed for the iPhone 4S. Read More

  • JustTheBell Is Just The Bell

    JustTheBell Is Just The Bell

    Sleeping with a cellphone in your room is, according to scientists who aren’t real, akin to sleeping with a radioactivity-emitting sleeplessness machine. That’s why artist and designer Ignasi Giro made JustTheBell. This box is quite literally just a bell. Read More

  • HTC Spends Nearly $10M On A 15% Stake In Virtual Reality Platform WEVR

    HTC Spends Nearly $10M On A 15% Stake In Virtual Reality Platform WEVR

    HTC is planning to release its extremely well-received virtual reality headset Vive to consumers later this year, possibly in November. In the meantime, the Taiwanese company is busy building out its VR ecosystem. HTC disclosed that it spent almost $10 million for a 15 percent stake in WEVR, an open VR platform and community based in Los Angeles. Read More

  • “UAVbnb” DroneBase Is DJI And Accel’s First SkyFund Investment

    “UAVbnb” DroneBase Is DJI And Accel’s First SkyFund Investment

    Drone manufacturing king DJI has a plot to expand its unmanned aerial empire. It’s teamed up with prestigious VC Accel to launch the $10 million SkyFund, which invests in companies expanding the drone market — and DJI’s sizable slice of it. Today SkyFund revealed to me that its first investment goes to DroneBase, which lets any business rent a drone and pilot. Read More

  • Olio Raises $10 Million To Build More Fancy Smartwatches

    Olio Raises $10 Million To Build More Fancy Smartwatches

    Smartwatch underdog Olio has raised a $10 million Series A led by New Enterprise Associates. The cash will go to expand Olio’s manufacturing prowess and bring on new hires for the budding company. In addition to the raise, the company has announced a number of new models including a 24-carat gold model for $1,195 on a leather strap. Read More

  • The Enterprise Model Of Pepper, SoftBank’s Robot, Will Cost $440 A Month To Rent

    The Enterprise Model Of Pepper, SoftBank’s Robot, Will Cost $440 A Month To Rent

    SoftBank will start taking pre-orders for the enterprise model of its humanoid robot, Pepper, on October 1. The company revealed today “Pepper for Biz” will cost 55,000 yen (about $440 a month) per month to rent. Contracts are for 36 months, so businesses have to spend a total of about $15,940 in rental charges. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: MC Squares

    You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But you’d be mistaken. The folks behind MC Squares have developed a new kind of whiteboard that lets you snap small portions of it on and off of the wall-mounted rack so that kids in a classroom or older kids adults in a business meeting can collaborate without ever leaving the… Read More

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