Gadgets

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  • Tago Arc Smart Bracelet Blends E-Ink And NFC

    Tago Arc Smart Bracelet Blends E-Ink And NFC

    From gizmos to trinkets: the era of smart jewelry is upon us, with makers and businesses of all stripes and sizes busy mixing electronics and sensors with ‘fashion-friendly’ designs intended to be displayed proudly on the person. Read More

  • Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes, Advises To “Give Your Wrist A Rest”

    Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes, Advises To “Give Your Wrist A Rest”

    Fitbits are still causing rashes. Some owners of the Surge are reporting that, like the Force and Charge before it, the new smartwatch activity tracker is causing a rash. Fitbit’s solution? Take the thing off occasionally. Fitbit tells TechCrunch that a very limited percentage of users reported skin irritation and the reactions are not uncommon with jewelry or wearable devices that stay… Read More

  • Bookniture Is A Book And Also Furniture

    Bookniture Is A Book And Also Furniture

    You love books… but you also love places to sit. You’re in a bind. The evil Dictator of your tiny country says you can only one of the two – a book or a chair. What to do? If you have Bookniture, you can thumb your nose right at Generalissimo Alibria’s state photograph and sit on your book. What is this thing? Well, it’s basically a fold-away form of furniture made… Read More

  • FAA Drone Test Site In North Dakota Will Soon Cover Two-Thirds Of The State

    FAA Drone Test Site In North Dakota Will Soon Cover Two-Thirds Of The State

    Two-thirds of North Dakota will soon be open for drone testing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that it has greatly expanded the existing drone test site in the state and, thanks to a second expansion that’s already in the works, the test site will eventually cover two-thirds of the state (so this is really becoming more of a “drone test state”). Read More

  • SpaceX’s Rocket Recovery Attempt Thwarted By Humanity’s Oldest Enemy: The Sea

    SpaceX’s Rocket Recovery Attempt Thwarted By Humanity’s Oldest Enemy: The Sea

    We are fairly proud of our mastery of nature, but occasionally it can remind us that no matter how many billions, nor how many autonomous drone cargo ships we throw at it, it can still thwart our great designs. SpaceX is still aiming to launch DSCOVR, an observatory satellite, later today, but the  first-stage rocket recovery attempt that was planned along with that mission has been sadly… Read More

  • Moto 360 Leads As 720K Android Wear Devices Shipped In 2014, Says Canalys

    Moto 360 Leads As 720K Android Wear Devices Shipped In 2014, Says Canalys

    Consumers didn’t want for choice in smartwatches last year, but that doesn’t mean they’re gobbling up the devices: Research firm Canalys reports today that only just over 720,000 Android Wear-based devices shipped in 2014, which is around 16 percent of the total 4.6 million “smart wearable band” shipments that occurred overall. The Moto 360 has the honour of… Read More

  • RoboCore Is A Core For Your Robo

    RoboCore Is A Core For Your Robo

    Krakow-based RoboCore has just launched on Kickstarter and is looking for a mere $50,000 to help you build better robots. The device is essentially a brain for your robotic projects. It is compatible with LEGO MindStorms and allows you to control multiple servos and sensors. You can also stream audio and video through the box. You program it via an IDE and then upload instructions… Read More

  • Voltera, The Electronics Printer, Launches To Much Fanfare

    Voltera, The Electronics Printer, Launches To Much Fanfare

    One of our absolute favorites from the Hardware Battlefield just launched on Kickstarter and they are, if you’ll excuse the cliché, crushing it. The company appeared on our stage at CES 2015 and showed of an early working prototype. Now, however, they’re ready to take orders and start shipping. The printer is essentially a PCB maker. You put in a board, upload a circuit diagram… Read More

  • Apple’s Activation Lock Leads To Big Drops In Smartphone Theft Worldwide

    Apple’s Activation Lock Leads To Big Drops In Smartphone Theft Worldwide

    The temptation of a smartphone for a thief is dropping, thanks to Apple’s decision to implement a remote kill switch via Find My Phone that can erase and disable a phone once it’s been stolen or gone missing. A new report from Reuters found that iPhone theft dropped by 50 percent in London, 40 percent in San Francisco and 25 percent in New York. The drops represent theft activity… Read More

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