Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Peeqo is a robot that responds entirely in GIFs

    Peeqo is a robot that responds entirely in GIFs

    Abhishek Singh graduated from NYU’s ITP program and clearly he learned a lot about the future of computing. During his tenure there he quickly fell in love with hardware startups and, with a little grit and programming work, he created Peeqo, a robot that responds only in GIFs. That’s right: this is a robot that replies only in animated video clips. God help… Read More

  • Next-gen Samsung EV battery gets 300+ miles of range from a 20-minute charge

    Next-gen Samsung EV battery gets 300+ miles of range from a 20-minute charge

    Samsung’s SDI battery subsidiary announced a new battery cell designed for use in electric vehicles that offers improved density to manage a max range of up to 372 miles on a full charge, with a quick charge capacity that will help it regain 310 miles or so of charge on just 20 minutes of charging. Unveiled at the North American International Auto Show for the first time, the new… Read More

  • Apple’s new ad shows off the Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus

    Apple’s new ad shows off the Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus

    Just in time for the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday, Apple released a brand new ad showing off what you can do with the Portrait mode that works with the iPhone 7 Plus and its two cameras. As a bonus, the ad was shot in Greece and now I want to go to Greece. The beginning of the ad looks like a movie segment more than anything else. It starts with a couple of ambiance shots and then you can see… Read More

  • Hackers successfully add games to the NES Classic Edition

    Hackers successfully add games to the NES Classic Edition

    The greatest hope of retro gamers and the greatest fear of Nintendo have been met simultaneously: The immensely popular NES Classic Edition has been hacked and its 30-game library augmented with new and even homebrewed titles. Read More

  • Beastgrip dramatically improves smartphone video quality with depth of field adapter

    Beastgrip dramatically improves smartphone video quality with depth of field adapter

    Smartphones are able to shoot astonishingly high quality video these days, but ultimately, the lenses and sensors built into your phone are too small to get a decent shallow depth of field effect. Beastgrip is about to launch a Depth of Field adapter that makes it possible to use high-end SLR lenses with your smartphone — with impressive results. Read More

  • Aivia slaps a touchscreen on a slanted wireless speaker

    Aivia slaps a touchscreen on a slanted wireless speaker

    Hugh Behroozy is obsessed with symmetry — so much so that they wanted his company’s name is even symmetric. And that’s why the Aivia, a combo subwoofer/speaker, is slanted — so it will fit seamlessly against a wall and not jut out because of a charging cable. The speaker also has a screen built into it, which may seem like an odd decision to make for a startup. But… Read More

  • Proof will track your blood alcohol content with a wristband

    Proof will track your blood alcohol content with a wristband

    Checking your blood alcohol content with a breathalyzer while out with some friends might just be a party trick — but if you really wanted to know it to figure out whether or not you should have another drink, it might be awkward to pull one out. So that’s why Evan Strenk started Milo Sensors, a company built around wearable sensors that detects various chemicals in your body based… Read More

  • Wrist-mounted subwoofer Basslet announces pricing and shipping

    Wrist-mounted subwoofer Basslet announces pricing and shipping

    Crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year, Lofelt’s wrist-mountable subwoofer is shipping to its backers as we speak. Basslet will be available to order on February 7 for $199. I tried it out at CES and am eager to share some first impressions. Read More