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  • iPhone 6 Plus | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Apple iPhone 6 Plus

    There is quite a bit of controversy surrounding the new iPhone 6 Plus. It’s the new golden child of Apple’s product line, bigger, thinner and more beautiful than ever. However, the size may just be detrimental to people who have smaller hands and can’t easily handle the large, slippery iPhone. And then there was all the #bendgate stuff. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Gapgate, Garmin, And Jamstik

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Gapgate, Garmin, And Jamstik

    We’re off and running this week with the latest TC Gadgets podcast. Garmin announced a new smart watch called the Forerunner 920XT. We take a look at that, as well as Garmin’s earlier smart watch offering, the VivoFit. We’re also curious about what’s going on with #gapgate, on the Galaxy Note 4 smartphones. Meanwhile, the Jamstik MIDI device is finally shipping. Read More

  • Little Moe Is A Robot That Hunts And Kills Ebola

    Little Moe Is A Robot That Hunts And Kills Ebola

    A San Antonio-based company called Xenex has risen to media prominence recently thanks to their ultraviolet pulse robot called Little Moe. The robot can enter and clean a hospital room in five minutes and destroy the virus by fusing its DNA. You can watch the cute local news piece about the below. The technology isn’t particularly new. It works by flashing surfaces with ultraviolet… Read More

  • Apple Event For iPads, iMacs And Yosemite Pegged For Oct. 16

    Apple Event For iPads, iMacs And Yosemite Pegged For Oct. 16

    Apple is reportedly holding an event for the iPad, OS X Yosemite and new iMacs on October 16, according to a report from Re/code today. The event will be held at Apple’s own Town Hall Auditorium at its Cupertino HQ, the site reports. The new iMacs could sport Retina displays, given that rumors earlier this week discussed these arriving at this official unveiling. It’s always… Read More

  • Amazon Kindle Review: Touch Comes To The Entry-Level Reader

    Amazon Kindle Review: Touch Comes To The Entry-Level Reader

    Amazon has updated it entire tablet and e-reader line, and the new, basic, iconically-named Kindle runs just $79 to start, and ships with touchscreen controls and twice the storage of the previous generation, plus a faster processor for quicker page turns. It’s $10 more than the fifth-generation Kindle with hardware controls, however, and while it’s still the best e-reader for… Read More

  • Back To The Magic With The Formlabs Form 1+

    Back To The Magic With The Formlabs Form 1+

    One of my favorite 3D printers has been the Formlabs Form 1. Using a unique technology in home printing, stereolithography, the Formlabs folks have created a usable, fun, and surprisingly versatile home 3D printer that produces pro-quality pats. Now that printer has gotten better. First, a bit of explanation that I added to my original Form 1 review. The $3,299 Form 1+ is a… Read More

  • Keep Calm And Attend Hardware Alley In London

    Keep Calm And Attend Hardware Alley In London

    It’s Hardware Alley time again and we want to see you at Disrupt London! The alley, which runs during the last day of Disrupt, features all of my favorite startups – the hardware ones – in glorious Technicolor. What is Hardware Alley? It’s a celebration of hardware startups (and other cool gear makers) that features everything from robotic drones to 3D printers. We try… Read More

  • Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform

    Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform

    Hardware startup Navdy has raised a $6.5 million seed funding round for its connected car tech, which focuses on the heads-up display it created. The company had closed the funding officially before it ever began its pre-order campaign, which has netted the startup $2.4 million in committed orders since it began on August 5. The company closed the funding on August 1, and the round… Read More

  • Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

    Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

    Google’s Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway at the company called The Physical Web to provide “interaction on demand” so that people can walk up and use any smart devices without the need for intervening mobile apps. This would make it possible for users to simply… Read More

  • #GapGate Widens As Samsung Responds Saying Some Space Is To Be Expected

    #GapGate Widens As Samsung Responds Saying Some Space Is To Be Expected

    Korean owners of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have noticed that their brand new devices sport an unusual feature – a gap between the bezel and the screen that can fit a business card. The Gal Note 4, which hasn’t reached our shores, sold out on launch day. Now the gap appears to be a perfectly normal occurrence. Samsung even addresses the gap in their documentation, noting that… Read More

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