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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Researchers Create A Teleportation Machine

    Researchers Create A Teleportation Machine

    While you probably don’t want this latest project from the Hasso Plattner Institute to “beam you up” just yet, researchers have created a teleportation machine in that the object you are “sending” is destroyed and then reassembled on a 3D printer. Teleportation, as it’s commonly understood, suggests the movement of one object to another place, perhaps… Read More

  • Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

    Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

    Apple’s upcoming wearable still prompts a lot of questions, not least of which is how long it will last on a full charge of its battery. A new report form 9to5Mac suggests that Apple is looking at a smartwatch that will offer 2.5 hours of continuous use for processor-intensive applications like games, 3.5 hours for continuous use of standard apps and 4 hours of active fitness tracking in… Read More

  • Jamstik+ | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: The Jamstik+

    We’re back after a long break and I bet you missed our mugs on TC’s Fly or Die. This week we present the Jamstik+, a surprisingly cool little musical instrument that immediately got Jordan a-humming and a-strumming. You can take a closer look at the Jamstik+ here but, generally, you’re looking at a mini-guitar that is actually a MIDI keyboard. By playing this thing as you… Read More

  • ChargePoint, BMW, And VW To Build East And West Coast EV Charging Network

    ChargePoint, BMW, And VW To Build East And West Coast EV Charging Network

    It will soon be easier to drive an EV along both coasts in the U.S. Thanks to a new partnership with ChargePoint, BMW and VW, hundreds of charging stations will be placed strategically along the East and West Coast of America. This will create a network allowing drivers to travel between Portland and San Diego and Boston and Washington D.C. ChargePoint already has a significant install base… Read More

  • Ring Video Doorbell Review: You Can Finally Tell The Delivery Guy To Wait 30 More Seconds

    Ring Video Doorbell Review: You Can Finally Tell The Delivery Guy To Wait 30 More Seconds

    ¬†The new design and branding are intended to be more appealing to traditional homeowners looking for something more appropriate for their existing decor, and less sci-fi – and there have been functional improvements to the product to boot. All told, the Ring has proven itself a terrific addition to my connected home setup, and one that proves its worth at a basic level more often than… Read More

  • The New Jamstik+ Is A Musician’s Best Friend

    The New Jamstik+ Is A Musician’s Best Friend

    As a wannabe guitarist, I find that the hardest thing to do is sit down and actually play guitar. When I first saw the Jamstik, a five-fret mini electronic guitar, I was impressed. It was about as big as a sub bun and featured strings that never had to be tuned. To play it you simply chorded and strummed as usual and you could transmit your MIDI-translated noodlings to a mobile app or your… Read More

  • Amazon’s New Kindle Textbook Creator Takes A Different Approach From iBooks Author

    Amazon’s New Kindle Textbook Creator Takes A Different Approach From iBooks Author

    Amazon has a new tool for its Kindle Direct Publishing authors, via a new KDP EDU wing of the same aimed at educators and academic institutions. It’s called the Kindle Textbook Creator, and it lets authors prepare electronic textbooks for students, for publication across Fire tablets, Android devices, iPhones and iPads, Mac and PCs. It’s kind of like iBooks Author for Apple and… Read More

  • Microsoft’s New Holographic Nerd Helmet Is Awesome

    Microsoft’s New Holographic Nerd Helmet Is Awesome

    At an event held for the media at its corporate campus in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft unveiled HoloLens, a face computer that blends holographs into your world using see-through lenses. After the morning’s keynote wrapped, the company guided the accumulated technology press through a series of demos using non-final hardware and software. And it’s awesome. Read More

  • Microsoft Is Building Software For The Future Where Interfaces Fade Away

    Microsoft Is Building Software For The Future Where Interfaces Fade Away

    Despite giving no information about release date, price, or technical specs, Microsoft surprised many tech bloggers today with the announcement of Windows Holographic and the HoloLens, an operating system and headset for augmented reality computing. Read More

  • NASA And Microsoft Using HoloLens To Make It Possible To Work Remotely… On Mars

    NASA And Microsoft Using HoloLens To Make It Possible To Work Remotely… On Mars

    Microsoft and NASA are teaming up to make remote working on the Red Planet a reality, using the newly announced HoloLens headset, and the Windows Holographic technology that it supports. The platform is called OnSight and is being developed out of NASA’s Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). It uses the Mars Curiosity rover as effectively a telepresence bot for scientists… Read More

  • New “Dry” EKG Sensors Pave The Way For Advanced Wearable Heath Devices

    New “Dry” EKG Sensors Pave The Way For Advanced Wearable Heath Devices

    Researchers at North Carolina State University have built a new form of “dry” EKG/EMG sensors that allow doctors to get high-density data on a patient’s heart performance in a package that can be worn for extended periods of time. Traditional EKG sensors require a wet gel layer to be placed down between a patient’s skin and the sensor and cannot be left on the body for… Read More