Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • The Internet Of (Some) Things

    The Internet Of (Some) Things

    In 2015, a modern-day gold rush has taken the technology sector by storm. A recent study discovered that 75 percent of executives surveyed said that Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives are currently underway within their organizations. That said, there’s still one question many companies have failed to answer — is more data always a good thing? Read More

  • ‘Things’ Are People, Too

    ‘Things’ Are People, Too

    If you’re thinking this article is about creating a historical record that our future robot overlords may read and reward me for, you’re not entirely right. To keep this particular writing distanced from Terminator-induced concerns, I will constrain the definition of “things” to devices that empower us and our loved ones with light, comfort, safety and security, as well… Read More

  • Oculus Sends Out Invites For Special Rift Event June 11

    Oculus Sends Out Invites For Special Rift Event June 11

    Oculus is inviting press to a special event on June 11 in San Francisco. The company provided the image above along with the invite (which also accompanied news consumer pre-orders would start later this year, which bears the tagline “Step into the Rift,” as well, suggesting we’ll probably get more information about the consumer Rift headset launch, including possibly more… Read More

  • Voltus Gives The 12-Inch MacBook A Battery Boost, Two New USB Ports

    Voltus Gives The 12-Inch MacBook A Battery Boost, Two New USB Ports

    The new 12-inch MacBook from Apple is packed with cool tech, and its USB-C port is a prime example. The port allows for charging as well as data connectivity, meaning you can draw power from things like USB power banks, which are traditionally designed for phones and tablets. The Voltus, a new project launching today on Kickstarter, will charge your MacBook at the same rate as if you were… Read More

  • The First Apple Watch OS Update Is Now Available

    The First Apple Watch OS Update Is Now Available

    Apple is rolling out its first software update for the Apple Watch, which brings the Watch OS to version 1.0.1. This update is designed to provide general bug fixes and performance improvements, and also adds display support for the new Emoji characters added to both iOS and OS X in recent updates. To get the new software on your Watch, you can follow the simple process detailed in… Read More

  • Nomad’s Stand For Apple Watch Is Nice And Simple

    Nomad’s Stand For Apple Watch Is Nice And Simple

    The Apple Watch’s charging puck is, in itself, pretty versatile and fool-proof when it comes to connecting your smartwatch to power over night. But there’s always room for improvement, and the Nomad Stand offers that, with a minimal approach that’s optimal for bedside or desktop use. Nomad’s approach to a charging accessory for Apple Watch is beautifully basic… Read More

  • Basis Launches A Limited Edition Titanium Peak, Updates Bands And App

    Basis Launches A Limited Edition Titanium Peak, Updates Bands And App

    Basis, the Intel subsidiary that builds watches for tracking your health and sleep habits, is today dropping a lighter, classier version of its Peak tracker made from titanium. It’s also launching a new series of leather bands for people who already have the aluminum Peak models, and it’s updating its app and firmware. Read More

  • Apple Now Sells A Lightning Dock For Your iPhone

    Apple Now Sells A Lightning Dock For Your iPhone

    Apple has finally done what many had long hoped it would – released an official dock for Lightning-sporting iPhones, ranging from the 5 all the way up to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The new design should work with devices going forward, too, unlike previous Apple docks, because it features a freestanding Lightning connector that doesn’t require your device to fit the dimensions of a… Read More

  • Oru Seeks Adventure With The Coast Folding Expedition Kayak

    Oru Seeks Adventure With The Coast Folding Expedition Kayak

    A company that brought you the world’s first origami-inspired folding kayak is back again with a new model – the 16-foot Coast (and Coast+), which is a longer, expedition-style kayak designed for multi-day trips and choppier waters. The Coast offers some neat improvements over Oru‘s original 12-foot folding kayak, but retains the remarkably simple fold-out design that makes… Read More