Gadgets

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  • Watch Sony’s First Aerosense Drone Take Flight

    Watch Sony’s First Aerosense Drone Take Flight

    Sony has given the world the first peek of its upcoming drone project. Cool though it is — the craft takes off vertically in this YouTube video — consumers shouldn’t get too excited as these drones are for enterprise and business usage rather than the gadget-buying public. Read More

  • Frédérique Constant Aims Upscale For Their Refined Horological Smartwatch

    Frédérique Constant Aims Upscale For Their Refined Horological Smartwatch

    “If the roast beef is right, they’ll be back,” said Thornton Mellon and that has been the motto of Swiss watchmakers since the beginning of the burgeoning smartwatch revolution. It’s the expectation (potentially flawed) that old customers will stick with the brands through thick and/or thin and new, fashion-forward customers – customers who might not be enamored… Read More

  • What Does The Chinese Fallout Mean For Apple?

    What Does The Chinese Fallout Mean For Apple?

    This morning, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) suffered from a stark drop when the stock market opened. Its shares tanked 10 percent to $95.17 compared to Friday’s closing price. Shortly after, Apple bounced back. As of this writing, Apple is back to $105.48 down only 0.2 percent compared to Friday’s closing price. Read More

  • Hands-On With Ford’s Sync 3

    Hands-On With Ford’s Sync 3

    Ford was one of the first major car manufacturers to bring connected car technology to its lineup with Sync in 2007, but while the first iterations of its Sync and MyFord Touch infotainment systems were ahead of their time in the car world, they were also rather slow, clunky, and the user interface was somewhat unintuitive. Sync 3, which is now available on the 2016 Ford Escape compact SUV… Read More

  • LightBlue Bean+ Is An Arduino Board With Bluetooth Built-In

    LightBlue Bean+ Is An Arduino Board With Bluetooth Built-In

    If you’re anything like me you understand the power of Arduino but are stymied by limitations of education, imagination, or wireless connectivity to implement it into your own life. Thanks to the LightBlue Bean+, however, one of those roadblocks has been torn down. The Bean+ is basically an Arduino board that can be programmed via Bluetooth LE. Not unlike the Particle boards, this… Read More

  • SmartThings Support Is Coming To Amazon Echo

    SmartThings Support Is Coming To Amazon Echo

    It would appear that Amazon has plans to team up with SmartThings to power various home automation features with the Amazon Echo, the voice-powered personal assistant device. According to a Google web cache of the SmartThings blog, the Amazon Echo will soon be able to power any SmartThings-compatible devices in the home through a simple shout-out to Alexa. That includes non-SmartThings items… Read More

  • Watch A Girl Named Isabella Unpack A New 3-D Printed Arm

    Watch A Girl Named Isabella Unpack A New 3-D Printed Arm

    At this point in the 3D-printing game it should be obvious why the tech exists and why we should all own 3D printers: because they can change lives. Nowhere is that point hammered home more than in videos featuring the E-nable arms. In this latest video a girl named Isabella gets an amazing purple and pink 3D-printed hand from a volunteer named Stephen Davies who built and delivered the arm… Read More

  • Google Brings Interactive Watch Faces And Built-In Google Translate Support To Android Wear

    Google Brings Interactive Watch Faces And Built-In Google Translate Support To Android Wear

    Android Wear’s watch faces are getting a bit more interesting today. Developers were always able to display a lot of information on their watch faces, but users couldn’t interact with it. Starting today, however, you’ll be able to install interactive watch faces that allow you to pull up more information and launch apps with a tap right from the watch face (and developers will… Read More

  • Jolla Opens Up More Sailfish Tablet Pre-Orders

    Jolla Opens Up More Sailfish Tablet Pre-Orders

    Finnish mobile maker Jolla has opened up additional pre-orders for its forthcoming Sailfish tablet. It said today that a “limited” batch of additional slates is now available to pre-order via its online shop — costing €267 for the 32GB version, or €299 for the 64GB model. (Prices vary by country, depending on VAT.) Read More

  • Nintendo Really Wants You To Buy A 2DS For Your Kid

    Nintendo Really Wants You To Buy A 2DS For Your Kid

    Nintendo just cut the Nintendo 2DS price tag to $99. And for this price, you also get Mario Kart 7. This cheap portable console can play all the 3DS games, which makes it a good console for your kids — it doesn’t cost much, and it can do a lot. Read More

  • MixStik Is An Essential Mixology Tool To Make Great Cocktails With No Skill

    There’s nothing like a sweet, sweet cocktail during summertime. But if your bar skills aren’t up to snuff your options are fairly limited. Until now. Meet MixStik, a small connected stick that will help you make tasty cocktails from your very first try. Read More