Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • These high-speed ‘nano-cranes’ could form molecular assembly lines

    These high-speed ‘nano-cranes’ could form molecular assembly lines

    Things aren’t going well down at the ol’ nano-factory. They’re having trouble getting all those tiny workers to synchronize and move quickly together. But leave it to the Germans to get things running smoothly! All it took was a careful application of that newfangled technology “electricity.” Read More

  • Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

    Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

    Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly froze the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last May. The layoffs are reportedly due to disappointing sales over the holidays. Read More

  • Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools

    Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools

    Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to proprietary tech, it’s safe to the touch and just as fast as a wall outlet. The company stopped by TechCrunch’s CES 2018 booth to show off their latest generation. It works and… Read More

  • Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

    Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

    If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Lightning, wireless charging and USB-C. Nomad’s new wireless USB hub really cuts down on clutter, and makes it easy to charge what you need to charge, when you need to charge it. Read More

  • Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

    Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

    Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations and play with them using the console to power games that interact with the DIY components. Read More

  • The self-contained Fusion electric guitar lets you truly rock out

    The self-contained Fusion electric guitar lets you truly rock out

    As a hard-core rocker and roller I find that my gear has to be ready to rock and/or roll at a moment’s notice. There is no telling when I’ll have to lay out a face-melter during jury duty or blast out some Stairway while giving plasma at the local blood bank, and I often note to friends that I enjoy rocking and rolling all night and part of every day. Are you in the same rocking boat? Read More

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