Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • 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

  • Vector Plans Developer Platform For Its ‘Affordable Luxury’ Smartwatch

    Vector Plans Developer Platform For Its ‘Affordable Luxury’ Smartwatch

    Back in March the Vector — a smartwatch with an e-ink LCD screen — made its debut in a number of reviews in the tech press. Of note was the unusual 30-day battery life and a smartphone control app which worked across iOS, Android and Windows phones. What wasn’t elucidated in detail at the time was that the startup not only planned to release an API to developers, allowing them… Read More

  • Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

    Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

    If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth’s Outreach program that equips nonprofits and public-benefit organizations with data wants to give the world these insights. So today, Google revealed that it’s been working with SF startup Aclima for the last year-and-a-half… Read More

  • The Virtues Of Virtual Reality, Bud Light And Manchester United

    The Virtues Of Virtual Reality, Bud Light And Manchester United

    Despite being a few feet from Luis Suárez, I was only mildly concerned that he’d be lunging towards me to take a bite out of my shoulder. But then again, I wasn’t actually a few feet away. I was scarfing down free snacks in a press suite packed with a half-dozen video editors and engineers that were beaming NextVR’s live virtual reality footage of the soccer game to users… Read More

  • The New Moto X And Moto G Are Incredibly Cheap Yet Powerful Phones

    The New Moto X And Moto G Are Incredibly Cheap Yet Powerful Phones

    Motorola has just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones, the Moto G, Moto X Style and Moto X Play. While these phones are mostly updated versions of their previous iterations, Motorola is sticking with its key advantages — price, customization and less bloatware. Read More

  • Today’s Kids Have No Idea How The First iPod Worked

    Today’s Kids Have No Idea How The First iPod Worked

    It’s easy to forget that technology changes quickly when you follow this industry. When the first iPod was released in 2001, it was a much different world. Components weren’t powerful enough to create smartphones and tablets. Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify didn’t exist. Microsoft had just released the original Xbox and Windows XP. Read More

  • Razer Confirms Acquisition Of Ouya’s Software, Tech And Dev Teams In All-Cash Deal

    Razer Confirms Acquisition Of Ouya’s Software, Tech And Dev Teams In All-Cash Deal

    After raising funds at a $1 billion valuation, gaming company Razer has confirmed its first acquisition. It has bought the software assets of Ouya; and it has acqui-hired the company’s technical and developer relations teams to expand Razer’s Android TV gaming business, specifically around its Forge TV console and the Cortex gaming platform. Notably, Razer is not… Read More

  • Best Buy Will Begin Selling The Apple Watch From August 7

    Best Buy Will Begin Selling The Apple Watch From August 7

    Apple is preparing to expand the sales effort behind the Apple Watch after it was announced that Best Buy will begin selling it in its U.S. stores from August 7, making it the first independent retailer to stock the wearable device. In its most recent quarterly report issued last week, Apple declined to break out sales of its new wearable device — which debuted in April — other than… Read More

  • The Internet Of Sound Crunch Network

    The Internet Of Sound

    How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound. Read More

  • Does Ringly Have A Place In An Apple Watch World?

    Does Ringly Have A Place In An Apple Watch World?

    The first thing I thought when I opened my Ringly box was that it smelled. Bad. Like electronics that had caught on fire and were then put out in some sort of chemical bath. But the company told me that the ring I received (an early review unit sent to reporters) was part of a bad “beta batch.” More recently, they replaced it with another. It didn’t smell nearly as bad. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This week, Tesla introduced a new mode for the Model S called Ludicrous mode, which will take the car from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds. Which is ludicrous. Meanwhile, Apple reported its Q3 2015 earnings, falling just under expectations for iPhone unit sales, though still growing the category by 35 percent YOY. Plus, GoPro announced a deal with Meerkat that will let users stream live from… Read More

  • How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

    How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

    Amazon has been amassing computer vision expertise for a long time. And continues to do so. A LinkedIn search for computer vision jobs at the company currently returns more than 50 posts — mostly split across research and software engineering roles. But is there more than meets the eye to the ecommerce giant’s interest in technologies that can sense the world around them? Read More

  • Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

    Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

    Voxel8, the startup behind the first multi-material 3D electronics printer, has raised $12 million to bring its printers to the desks of engineers and designers everywhere. ARCH Venture Partners and Braemar Energy Ventures led the Series A round, joined by Autodesk, through its Spark Investment Fund, and In-Q-Tel. Read More

  • Apple Launches Back To School Deal, Offering Free Beats Headphones With Mac Purchase

    Apple Launches Back To School Deal, Offering Free Beats Headphones With Mac Purchase

    Apple launched its 2015 Back to School deal today, offering those who purchase a new Mac, under education pricing, a free pair of Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones. Users will also be able to upgrade to a pair of wireless Beats Solo 2 headphones for $100. The education deal is open to qualifying students, parents of students, faculty and staff that purchase a Mac between now and September 18. Read More

  • AKG N90Q | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: AKG N90Q

    The AKG By HARMAN N90Q headphones are, in short, awesome. Harman has long been one of the top names in audio, but its newest pair of over-ear headphones — the latest in Quincy Jones’ signature line — add a new type of technology called TruNote, which uses microphones to tailor music to your environment. And it goes beyond loud cars driving by or noise from being on a plane… Read More

  • Karma’s Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping

    Karma’s Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping

    Karma, the portable Wi-Fi hotspot offering a contract-free, pay-as-you-go service and the ability to earn free data by sharing your connection with others, has now started shipping its latest devices to pre-order customers. The company says that some of its earliest customers began receiving their hotspots as of Monday, while remaining customers will see theirs arrive within 45 days. Read More

  • Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

    Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

    Sony is looking to drones to find new business opportunities. Specifically Sony Mobile, the division of Sony responsible for mobile phones, telecommunication and small imaging sensors, founded the company along with Tokyo startup ZMP Inc. But don’t expect to buy a Sony drone anytime soon. These drones are not for the general consumer. Called Aerosense, this new company will open new doors… Read More

  • This Is How Tim Cook Explained Initial Apple Watch Sales

    This Is How Tim Cook Explained Initial Apple Watch Sales

    Today Apple released strong earnings, with the iPhone leading the charge. Many analysts have been speculating on Apple Watch sales numbers. The company already announced that it wouldn’t break out specific numbers for the Apple Watch, but Tim Cook meticulously explained how Apple feels about Apple Watch sales during the earnings call. Read More

  • GoPro Expects To Launch A Mobile Editing Solution By The End Of Summer

    GoPro Expects To Launch A Mobile Editing Solution By The End Of Summer

    GoPro president Tony Bates today revealed the company is on the verge of launching a new mobile app that will allow users to trim and share content right from their phones. According to Bates, the app is in the final phase of testing and the company expects to launch it by the end of the summer. Read More

  • Apple Reports $49.6B Revenue, $10.7B Profit, $1.85 EPS For Q3 2015; Stock Slips 7.3%

    Apple Reports $49.6B Revenue, $10.7B Profit, $1.85 EPS For Q3 2015; Stock Slips 7.3%

    Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2015 earnings, reporting $49.6 billion in revenue, $10.7 billion in net profit representing $1.85 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a growth of 32.5 percent in revenue, and an impressive 44.5 percent jump in EPS. Despite this impressive growth rate, the company slightly missed compared to expectations — it’s a… Read More

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