Gadgets

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  • Apple Settles Court Case With Battery Maker A123 Systems

    Apple Settles Court Case With Battery Maker A123 Systems

    Apple has settled a court case with A123 Systems (via BBC), a battery company based in Massachusetts from which Apple hired some senior employees. A123 had filed a claim accusing Apple of poaching its engineers, particularly those leading key projects at the battery firm. The basis of the suit was that A123 claimed Apple was hiring the employees in order to build its own “large-scale… Read More

  • Nintendo’s Mario Amiibo Gets The Silver Treatment

    Nintendo’s Mario Amiibo Gets The Silver Treatment

    Nintendo knows a money-maker when it sees one, and its Amiibo interactive toys are just that. The figurines are getting special editions based on their early success, and the Silver Edition variant is the first-such collector-focused cash-in. The Mario – Silver Edition Amiibo is a bit reminiscent of Metal Mario, but this is a plastic figure similar to the existing versions, albeit with… Read More

  • Swarming Robots Can Now Follow Your Fingertips

    Swarming Robots Can Now Follow Your Fingertips

    Controlling large swarms of robots is hard, at least on a human scale. But what if you trained them to follow your finger – via a tablet – much like you’d train a swarm of cats to follow a laser pointer. Now you’re cooking with gas. Georgia Tech’s GRITS Lab has created a system for moving multiple independent robots around just by touching a screen. Wherever… Read More

  • Ring’s Smart Doorbell Gets A Smart Speaker

    Ring’s Smart Doorbell Gets A Smart Speaker

    Ring, the connected doorbell with built-in video and two-way talking features, now has a partner in crime: Ring Chime, a Wi-Fi speaker that activates when a visitor presses your Ring, and which can use custom tones you can upload yourself through the Ring mobile app. The Ring Chime is available at a discounted price of $19.95 when it launches for pre-order at the start of June, and will cost… Read More

  • Parrot’s Drone Revenues Were Up 356% Year-Over-Year

    Parrot’s Drone Revenues Were Up 356% Year-Over-Year

    Parrot saw a big bump in drone sales between its first quarter for 2015, and the same period last year – there was a 356 percent increase in revenue derived from the category between those two measurement spans, with consumer drones leading the big increase with 483 percent revenue growth. Pro drones, like Parrot’s eBee Ag agricultural model, also saw revenues rise 164 percent… Read More

  • Print Your Own Bust Of Edward Snowden

    Print Your Own Bust Of Edward Snowden

    Although police removed the original Edward Snowden bust from Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, now you and your friends can print your own eight-inch Snowdens for placement nearly anywhere. The 3D file, available on Thingiverse, depicts a strong-jawed, pensive Snowden wearing his signature glasses. Read More

  • Foxconn Invests In Cyanogen

    Foxconn Invests In Cyanogen

    Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn, best known for being an Apple supplier, has made a strategic investment in the Cyanogen version of the Android mobile OS. Read More

  • Lily Wants To Be The Personal Drone You Buy For Selfies

    Lily Wants To Be The Personal Drone You Buy For Selfies

    Lily is marketing to the family who wants an extra hand for documenting gatherings. Read More

  • Duet Display Now Lets Your iPad Act As A Second Screen For Windows

    Duet Display Now Lets Your iPad Act As A Second Screen For Windows

    Duet Display has added a feature that I frankly never thought it would get: Windows support! That means with the app and a Lightning cable you can use your iPad as a secondary display for your Windows PC or tablet. The app supports devices running either Windows 7 or Windows 8, letting you relish the extravagant advantage of multiple screens on the go even if you’re not cool enough to own… Read More

  • Google Says Its Self-Driving Cars Drive Better Than You

    Google Says Its Self-Driving Cars Drive Better Than You

    Google has been testing self-driving cars for years. Six years in fact, with a fleet of 20+ self-driving cars, which have self-driven almost a million miles over that period — and are now averaging around 10,000 self-driven miles per week. Read More

  • Analyst Says iPhone 6s Will Have A Luxe Rose Gold Option

    Analyst Says iPhone 6s Will Have A Luxe Rose Gold Option

    Apple’s next iPhone (likely the ‘iPhone 6s’ if it keeps with recent naming conventions) could come in a luxury rose gold finish, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider). The analyst, who has a good track record of calling Apple product plans ahead of their official announcement, shared info about the rose gold option in a research note today, and… Read More

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