Gadgets

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  • The Stylus Still Rules The Galaxy Note 5

    The Stylus Still Rules The Galaxy Note 5

    The concept Galaxy Note 5 is at once a thing of genius and a nod to a benighted world before the modern touchscreen. Born in the swamps of the resistive LCD, the stylus lurched onto dry land and lives on as a reminder of our history. It is, to be sure, useful but on the Galaxy Note 5 it is a vestigial tool useful in parts of the world where handwriting is easier than tapping. But what does… Read More

  • Toyota Pledges $50M To Research AI For Autonomous Vehicles, Hires DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt

    Toyota Pledges $50M To Research AI For Autonomous Vehicles, Hires DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt

    Today, Toyota announced that it has hired Gill Pratt to drive its autonomous car research. Pratt is best known in this field for his work at DARPA and MIT, including starting the Robotics Challenge. The company is also investing $50 million in the research over the next five years as well as partnering with MIT and Stanford. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Vapium Summit Weekender Edition

    With Labor Day around the corner, and Labor Day weekend already underway, it makes sense for us to have a celebratory look at the Vapium Summit Weekender Edition. The botanical vaporizer, at $189, is different from others in that it comes with its own solar panel, so you can charge it on the go without any access to a power outlet. So if you’re getting back to nature (and enjoying… Read More

  • Apple Continuing To Strengthen Its Smartphone Market Share In The U.S.

    Apple Continuing To Strengthen Its Smartphone Market Share In The U.S.

    More and more Americans are buying into the Apple smartphone ecosystem, largely at the expense of Samsung. A new report from the digital media analytics company comScore suggests that Apple’s iPhone is continuing to further its lead in the U.S. smartphone market, now accounting for 44.2 percen Read More

  • Samsung Gear S2 | Hands On

    Up Close With The New Samsung Gear S2

    Round watch lovers rejoice! Samsung has finally lifted the covers off its new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2, and we got to take a look at it. Samsung product manager David Ng ran us through some of the features and I came away impressed by the new bezel, the unique watch faces, and the general build quality. Read More

  • This Tiny Apple IIc Is All The Computing Power You’ll Need Ever In Your Life Forever

    This Tiny Apple IIc Is All The Computing Power You’ll Need Ever In Your Life Forever

    As we enter the next Information Age, we must take only a few things with us. For example, this ashtray. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game. The ashtray and the paddle game and that’s all you need. And this remote control. And also this teeny tiny Apple computer. Read More

  • Apple May Introduce iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4 At September 9 Event: Report

    Apple May Introduce iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4 At September 9 Event: Report

    Apple’s upcoming press event, scheduled for September 9, is going to be a long one, if we’re choosing to believe the rumors. Alongside new iPhones and a brand new (potentially world-dominating) Apple TV 4, both of which are reported to debut at the event, we may also get an introduction to the long-rumored iPad Pro and a refreshed iPad mini, according to 9to5Mac’s Mark… Read More

  • Bring Home Your Own Star Wars BB-8 Droid, Thanks To Sphero

    Usually, when you fall in love with some cool gadget depicted on-screen in the latest science fiction blockbuster, the best you can hope for is that maybe, maybe some gifted entrepreneur will be inspired to bring it to life in the years to come. For the most part, that’ll be true of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (coming this December, as if you hadn’t already put it on your calendar). Read More

  • Airbnb Rolls Out An Apple Watch App

    Airbnb Rolls Out An Apple Watch App

    Airbnb has found its way onto the Apple Watch. The company is releasing a new Apple Watch app today that’s centered around lightweight communication between hosts and guests. Hosts and guests can use it to get notifications as well as read messages and respond to messages. Hosts can also accept booking requests straight from the watch. Read More

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