Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Google Glass is apparently still around — and just got its first update in nearly three years

    Google Glass is apparently still around — and just got its first update in nearly three years

    Dust off your Google Glasses, those who still have them — the $1,500 face computer is back in the spotlight today with a few updates. In its first update since September 2014, Google Glass got a “MyGlass” companion app update, some bug fixes and now supports Bluetooth. Read More

  • The Baggizmo Wiseward is more than a wallet

    The Baggizmo Wiseward is more than a wallet

    In a hole in your pants there lived a wallet. Not a nasty, dirty, wet wallet, filled with the receipts and cigarette papers and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, boring wallet that fit nothing and there nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Baggizmo wallet, and that meant lots of gadgetry. It had a perfectly flat folder design, with a programmable NFC chip installed. The wallet… Read More

  • Watch former Apple engineers and Scott Forstall discuss the creation of the iPhone

    Watch former Apple engineers and Scott Forstall discuss the creation of the iPhone

    Last night at the Computer History Museum, former New York Times reporter John Markoff interviewed some of the original engineers who work on the first iPhone that was unveiled in January 2007. Hugo Fiennes, Nitin Ganatra, and Scott Herz all talked about their own experience working on this incredible project. Then, Scott Forstall looked back at his time at the company when he was leading… Read More

  • Swatch launches Swatch X You, a custom design system for true watchanistas

    Swatch launches Swatch X You, a custom design system for true watchanistas

    Swatch, the fashion watch for the masses, has created Swatch X You, a clever online watch “factory” that lets you pick a face, band, and extra doodads to truly customize your $65 to $85 watch. The service, available now, offers watches in two sizes 34mm and 41mm. I’ve asked the Swatch group for comment – I basically want to know who is buying Swatches these days… Read More

  • Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls

    Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls

    A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a little interpolation to literally see through solid walls. The system is two-fold. The one drone blasts Wi-Fi through the structure and another picks up the signal. Then, working in tandem, the two drones fly around the solid structure until… Read More

  • Elon Musk suggests L.A. Mayor open to Boring Co. tunnel network

    Elon Musk suggests L.A. Mayor open to Boring Co. tunnel network

    Elon Musk says that he’s had “promising conversations” with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, regarding the potential of a network of tunnels underneath the city that would allow for a high-speed transit network unburdened by surface traffic. That’s the vision Musk’s recently founded Boring Company hopes to make a reality, as illustrated by a concept video debuted by Musk… Read More

  • The Juiced Board is a valiant attempt at securing the budget electric skateboard market

    The Juiced Board is a valiant attempt at securing the budget electric skateboard market

    When it looks, feels and is packaged like a competitor’s, is it really competition or just a knockoff? The Juiced Board comes dangerously close to echoing that sort of sentiment. Juiced and Boosted are words that loosely share the same meaning, but it’s the appearances where both electric skateboards really seem to converge. Until now, I never would have recommended a… Read More

  • 8bitdo’s new SNES-inspired retro gamepad is a dream Nintendo Switch controller

    8bitdo’s new SNES-inspired retro gamepad is a dream Nintendo Switch controller

    Ever since 8bitdo updated their NES30 Pro and other game controllers with Nintendo Switch support, I’ve been using them as the primary way to play on the console. Now at E3, 8bitdo has revealed a new model that might just become the best Switch controller of all time. The SNES30 Pro (and SFC30 Pro, as its Super Famicom coloured variant is called) has all the buttons you need for full… Read More

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