Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Powering Up A New-Old-Stock PS/2 Model 30

    Powering Up A New-Old-Stock PS/2 Model 30

    I am a big fan of watching old stuff work again and video takes the proverbial IBM cake. The PS/2 Model 30 came out in the early 1990s and was one of the first machines with an Intel 286 CPU, a 10Mhz monster that could run Sierra games like a champ. And here it is springing to life as if Toad The Wet Sprocket was still big. The important thing is that this is a new-old-stock unit which means… Read More

  • Autonomous Robots Are Changing The Way We Build And Move Products Around The World Crunch Network

    Autonomous Robots Are Changing The Way We Build And Move Products Around The World

    Many eyes may be gazing toward the sky in anxious anticipation of new drone delivery systems, but an increasing number of intelligent robot systems is already on the ground, in warehouses and manufacturing facilities, helping to manufacture and move products across the globe. These automated systems, which employ the world’s most innovative advancements in software, artificial… Read More

  • Will Robots Save The Future Of Work? Crunch Network

    Will Robots Save The Future Of Work?

    Is a robot coming for your job? It’s not a novel question, but if Gartner’s predictions are correct, the answer could be leaning more definitively toward yes. The analyst firm’s research suggests one in three jobs will be converted to software, robots and smart machines by 2025. What is new, however, is that the influx of robots in the workforce is no longer just a… Read More

  • When Will We See A New Apple Watch?

    When Will We See A New Apple Watch?

    We will get new Apple Watch hardware at some point. The possibilities of better battery life, lighter casings and un-tethered utility are self-evident and Apple will capitalize on those. But when? Read More

  • Las Vegas On Your Own Terms: A CES Recap

    Las Vegas On Your Own Terms: A CES Recap

    What ended up being my favorite episode of CES 2016 was watching someone experience Las Vegas on their own terms. An avid gamer named @hardlyeverwrong was posting some frustration online about his hotel — the Luxor — that was preventing him from using his own PS4 in his hotel room. Below is his guide to bypassing the hotel television to use your own PS4 the next time you are in town Read More

  • A Guiding Light Into The Future Of Marketing Crunch Network

    A Guiding Light Into The Future Of Marketing

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a feast to the eyes, but an overload of the senses. Separating the profound from the gimmicks and the trends from the distractions is vital, but hard. For me, there is one just one takeaway from CES this year: Everything around us is becoming digital. So while our industry cares about digital media, digital budgets and digital strategy, we need to retool… Read More

  • Apple Watch And Holistic Presence Crunch Network

    Apple Watch And Holistic Presence

    What if you went to start your car and Apple Watch stopped you? Yes, Apple Watch, with your permission, knew you had spent time at a bar, monitored your heartbeat and other physiological data and saw changes indicating that you had been overdrinking. When you walked to your car, it connected to the CarKit-powered entertainment system, understood your situation and disabled the car’s… Read More

  • Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

    Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

    Is sitting at a computer all day making you fat, but standing desks are too expensive? The Hootsuite CEO’s nifty new side project could save your spine and slim your belly. Oristand is a $25 standing desk made of cardboard. Just unfold the contraption, stick it atop your normal desk, and you can work without hunching. Some employees at Hootsuite were already bolting little IKEA shelves… Read More

  • The GoProblem

    The GoProblem

    Action cameras are like tablets. Lots of people want ONE. But very few need to constantly update to the latest model. I suspect this is why GoPro’s sales are slowing, it’s reduced sales forecasts, and it had to lay off 7% of its employees this week. It’s hitting market saturation. Many of the people likely to buy a GoPro already have one and don’t need… Read More

  • The Eye Tribe Tracker Pro Offers Affordable Eye Tracking For $199

    The Eye Tribe first brought their clever eye-tracking hardware to our Hardware Battlefield where they showed us how easy – and potentially useful – it was to track eye movements across a screen. Created by four former PhD students from the IT University of Copenhagen, the system was initially aimed at developers and sold about 10,000 units. Now the team is back with a consumer… Read More

  • Do Americans Care About Privacy? It Depends, Because Privacy Is Personal…

    Do Americans Care About Privacy? It Depends, Because Privacy Is Personal…

    There have been plenty of premature obituaries for privacy falling from the lips of tech company CEOs in recent years. Yet the idea that people have a sub-set of personal information they wish to keep outside the public sphere persists — despite all the incentives and encouragements for the proverbial user to be as naked as can be when it comes to sticking their data online. Read More

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