Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • August announces new smart locks and a smart doorbell

    August announces new smart locks and a smart doorbell

    August has updated its smart lock line with a new Pro version with Bluetooth, HomeKit, and Wi-Fi support, as well as the more basic model for $149. They’ve also announced the Doorbell Cam Pro for $199 that lets you see visitors approaching your domicile, even at night. The August is unique in that it depends entirely on the phone for usage, improving security (or reducing usability)… Read More

  • Essential Phone will get Android Oreo update ‘soon’

    Essential Phone will get Android Oreo update ‘soon’

    Essential is bringing the latest version of Android to its first smartphone, the aptly named “Phone.” The Android 8.0 release is already available for Google’s own flagship Pixel hardware, but Essential has previously talked about how it will endeavor to follow Google quickly when it comes to major software updates. Read More

  • The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers

    The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers

    In the future, said Andy Warhol, everyone will be bionic for fifteen minutes. I’m paraphrasing, but it looks like a Portuguese company called Nuada is about to give us that opportunity. Created by Filipe Quinaz and Vitor Crespo, the seed-funded company pitched on our Disrupt stage and showed us one of the coolest pieces of hardware I’ve seen in a long time. The Nuada is a smart glove. Read More

  • Watch industrial robots play traditional instruments

    Watch industrial robots play traditional instruments

    Robots are stealing jobs, the narrative says, and, according to this video, robots are stealing the arts too. The video shows several industrial robotic arms playing the piano, guitar, drums and a keyboard. Through some stellar music production, it sounds amazing too. Read More

  • 8Bitdo’s SN30 Pro and SF30 Pro controllers available for pre-order

    8Bitdo’s SN30 Pro and SF30 Pro controllers available for pre-order

    8Bitdo’s retro Bluetooth game controllers are among the greatest gifts you can get a gamer, since they’re so versatile and so well-designed (especially for those who remember fondly the early console days). The company’s latest controller is now up for pre-order, and it’s an homage to the SNES gamepad that can do a lot more in terms of connecting with modern devices… Read More

  • Air Map helps you navigate your city through the best air quality spots

    Air Map helps you navigate your city through the best air quality spots

    If you’ve walked down 4th Street in San Francisco these days, you’ve probably been hit with a massive dust cloud from all the construction — and seen a bunch of people trying to breathe through their shirts or covering their mouths. Air quality is a huge issue these days and zeroing in on the worst spots in the city is probably one of the best things you can do to figure out… Read More

  • A brief recent history of Apple’s product swerves

    A brief recent history of Apple’s product swerves

    Apple did not make the first personal computer, nor the first tablet computer, nor the first smartphone. Measuring it against what comes first is — to paraphrase Steve Jobs — a boneheaded way of looking at the company… Read More

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