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  • Apple Expediting The Future Is No Betrayal

    Apple Expediting The Future Is No Betrayal

    Apple’s new MacBook, which limits input and output to a single USB-C port and a simple 3.5mm audio in/out jack, has been characterized by some as a move that’s antagonistic to the consumer. Critics point to the single port, as well as the performance limitations inherent in using an Intel Core M chipset for power management and fanless logic board design, as causes for complaint… Read More

  • Equil Smartmarker Records Everything You Write

    The Equil Smartmarker Records Everything You Write

    It’s been just over five months since we checked out the Equil Smartpen, a gadget that let you record your notes and doodles to the cloud and even convert them to text. Today we’re checking out their new Smartmarker, which does the same thing but on any erasable surface. Read More

  • YC-Backed Nomiku, Maker of An Affordable Sous Vide Machine, Gets Into Software With Tender App

    YC-Backed Nomiku, Maker of An Affordable Sous Vide Machine, Gets Into Software With Tender App

    As I’ve written before, the backstory behind YC-backed Nomiku will give you a sweet tooth. Both literally and figuratively. Girl meets boy. They fall in love. They start teaching DIY classes on building hardware for the kitchen. BOOM. Hardware startup. (Actually, it’s never that simple.) But in any case, Nomiku has come a long way in a year. The company, which makes the… Read More

  • Will The Apple Watch Be China’s New Addiction?

    Will The Apple Watch Be China’s New Addiction?

    According to a MarketWatch report, a man named “Zeng” from Guangzhou, China told police that he was selling drugs to finance his Apple Watch purchase. He had his eye on a mid-level Apple Watch Steel version, which will start around $668 USD in China, as opposed to the starting U.S. price point of $549. Zeng, 21, was arrested on Tuesday at a train station after trying to sell drugs to… Read More

  • Apple Pegged To Bring Force Touch Pressure-Sensitive Input To Next iPhones

    Apple Pegged To Bring Force Touch Pressure-Sensitive Input To Next iPhones

    Apple’s Force Touch tech, which it built into both the new 12-inch MacBook and the new Apple Watch, is also headed to the next iPhone, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Frankly, after trying the tech out in person, I’d be more surprised it wasn’t using Force Touch across all of its upcoming products. The pressure-sensitive input method allows for a… Read More

  • Full Recap of the Apple Event | TC Applecast

    TC AppleCast 8: Our Video Recap Of The Apple Event

    On Monday, Apple held a special event focused on the all-new 12-inch MacBook with a Retina display, and the Apple Watch, providing us a deeper look at the smartwatch’s software. The special event merits a special podcast, so we got Matthew Panzarino, Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell together to capture the magic on video. And there’s an audio version, too, so pick your… Read More

  • Apple’s Latest Betrayal

    Apple’s Latest Betrayal

    “Seriously, fuck them,” read the tweet. The person was speaking about Apple and the new MacBook the company recently announced. There are countless other tweets and comments with the same sentiment. Right now there’s visceral hate directed at the company. A swath of consumers feel betrayed by the stark design of the new MacBook. Our original post on the topic was shared… Read More

  • Try These Interactive Demos Of Apple Watch Apps Featured At Apple’s Events

    Try These Interactive Demos Of Apple Watch Apps Featured At Apple’s Events

    Apple has now spent a fair amount of time showing us how Apple Watch apps will work on its wearable, which launches on April 24 (with pre-orders starting April 10), but few have had a chance to try out the software for themselves. Dedicated watch app site WatchAware has spent considerable time and effort providing interactive teaser trailers that provide a basic idea how apps for Apple Watch… Read More

  • You Can Now Build Your Own Moto 360 Smartwatch On Moto Maker

    You Can Now Build Your Own Moto 360 Smartwatch On Moto Maker

    Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch, which led sales of Android Wear devices during their first year of availability, is now part of Moto Maker, the custom hardware design platform that lets shoppers build their own looks for Moto devices. Moto 360 customization options include three different finishes, nine separate band styles and a number of different pre-installed watch face options. Read More

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