Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Reverie Classic is a crowdfunded watch with some beautiful bones

    Reverie Classic is a crowdfunded watch with some beautiful bones

    There are two kinds of crowdfunded watches – fashion accessories and real efforts at classical design and workmanship. Thankfully the Reverie Classic holds the latter place. The Classic is made by Samuel Tay who previously crowdfunded and built the Sea Spirit a handsome, nautical-themed automatic that did quite well. The Classic costs $350 and runs a Miyota 8218 movement – bog… Read More

  • Student projects leapfrog governments and industry in ‘Data Science for Social Good’ program

    Student projects leapfrog governments and industry in ‘Data Science for Social Good’ program

    Big data is hardly new at this point — nor has it wrought anywhere near its potential effects on many companies and institutions insulated by inertia and red tape. A summer program at the University of Washington called Data Science for Good shows that fresh eyes and good code can make more in 10 weeks than some have done in as many years. Read More

  • Finally, a Bluetooth speaker that matches my axe and flannel

    Finally, a Bluetooth speaker that matches my axe and flannel

    There’s no shortage of portable Bluetooth speakers out there, but lord are a lot of them ugly. What I need is something that will not look amiss sitting on a stump next to me while I hew a yew in my red plaid flannel. Wait, what’s this one?! Read More

  • Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks

    Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks

    You’ll want to be updating your iOS devices to 9.3.5, the version released today by Apple — especially if you’re a prominent human rights activist. A recently thwarted attack on just such a person employed not one but three zero-day exploits. And that’s just the beginning of the story. Read More

  • Anglr is Fitbit for fishing

    Anglr is Fitbit for fishing

    As an avid non-fisher it’s hard for me to quite grasp the depths of depravity associated with a fishing trip. Waking up at 4am? Swinging a pole at some water? Drinking beers all morning in a hot boat? Catching and eating a squirming live thing? Not for me. The folks at Anglr want to change my mind. Their product, the Anglr Tracker, is an activity tracker for fishing. You attach it to… Read More

  • DJI upgrades its 4k handheld gimbal camera with zoom lens, motion timelapse

    DJI upgrades its 4k handheld gimbal camera with zoom lens, motion timelapse

    DJI just announced an upgraded version of its lovely Osmo camera. Called the Osmo Plus, this model offers key features not found on the original Osmo such as zoom, motion timelapse and an improved stabilization system. Like the original, which is still available, the Osmo Plus gives shooters a stabilized camera system thanks to the 3-axle gimbal system. It’s similar to the gimbals used… Read More

  • Xiaomi packs a massive battery and deca-core processor into a $135 phone

    Xiaomi packs a massive battery and deca-core processor into a $135 phone

    Xiaomi’s numbers have been slipping some of late in its native China, but the company’s still announcing handsets at a healthy clip. A month after debuting the Redmi Pro, a high-end take on its budget line, the company is eyeing a rock bottom price point with its latest offering. With a starting price of 899 yuan ($135), the Redmi Note 4 still manages to offer some key upgrades… Read More

  • Fujifilm debuts improved X-A3 mirrorless and fast, weather-proof 23mm lens

    Fujifilm debuts improved X-A3 mirrorless and fast, weather-proof 23mm lens

    It’s a good day for photographers who favor the Fujifilm system. The camera company announced an update to its X-A series mirrorless cameras and solid new lens today. Read More

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