Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show

    New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show

    Several new iPad models have been spotted being tested in Cupertino and nearby locations — potentially confirming earlier rumors of a planned iPad refresh arriving this spring. Read More

  • Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak

    Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak

    In what amounts to an innocuous but important proof-of-concept, a hacker called qwertyoruiopz has released a pseduo-jailbreak that allows you to run arbitrary code on the Nintendo Switch. The interesting thing? Because of a bug in the browser software used on the Switch, the same jailbreak that let iOS 9 users modify their phones has been repurposed to attack the console. The jailbreak code… Read More

  • PassivDom is a Zombie-proof “autonomous 3D-printed mobile house”

    PassivDom is a Zombie-proof “autonomous 3D-printed mobile house”

    It’s rare that I quote a company’s marketing tagline outright, but PassivDom, makers of an “autonomous 3D-printed mobile house,” sounds pretty darn rad. The Ukrainian company wants to create mobile homes that can be made anywhere and are completely self-powered. Max Gerbut, a Ph.D. of Engineering Sciences of physics of the solid state, built the houses in the Ukraine and… Read More

  • The Gameband is the ultimate wrist gaming solution for playing Pong

    The Gameband is the ultimate wrist gaming solution for playing Pong

    Ready for some XTREME WRIST GAMING ACTION? Sure you are. But here’s the Gameband, a new smartwatch for gamers that lets you play simple games on a tiny, wrist-mounted screen. Founded by Feargal Mac Conuladh, the watch has a MicroSD slot for storage of up to 256GB of games and it can play games like Terraria and Pong on a 1.63-inch screen. The watch runs Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with a… Read More

  • Pax is a smart tip jar for rideshare drivers

    Pax is a smart tip jar for rideshare drivers

    A while back, I reminded people that they should tip their Uber drivers. But a common response was essentially, “I’d like to tip, but half the point of Uber is not having to carry cash. And there’s no option in the app. So how do I do it?” Well, perhaps with Pax, a little seatback system made to do nothing but accept tips, cash or card. Read More

  • The Macallan x Urwerk Flask is $2,000 worth of high-tech boozing

    The Macallan x Urwerk Flask is $2,000 worth of high-tech boozing

    In the annals of mechanical gadgets it doesn’t get much simpler than a flask. You open the top, pour booze in and close the top. Then you drink. But what if you could put two boozes into your flask? And what if you had a mechanical indicator to tell what kind of booze you were drinking? Read More

  • Use Nintendo Switch controllers with the NES Classic with this adapter

    Use Nintendo Switch controllers with the NES Classic with this adapter

    Nintendo Switch controllers are flexible, if flawed — the latest hardware they work with is the NES Classic, via 8bitdo’s $17 Retro Receiver, and a new firmware update available now for that little dongle. The wireless accessory already lets you connect a range of Bluetooth controllers to your NES Classic, including 8bitdo’s own NES30 controller replica, and PlayStation 4, Wii… Read More

  • Parental control service “Circle with Disney” to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more

    Parental control service “Circle with Disney” to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more

    Circle with Disney, a device that helps parents manage their home’s internet rules and restrictions, wants to be more than just a modern-day net nanny. Already, it had differentiated itself from competing software solutions, by offering a licensed selection of Disney content – like games, videos, trailers and more – to make its service more appealing. Today, it’s taking… Read More

  • These magical (robotic) socks teach you to dance (robotically)

    These magical (robotic) socks teach you to dance (robotically)

    As humans find themselves forced to mate with our robotic overlords I suspect there will be some dancing. And what better way to teach us how to dance than with motors tucked into our socks? Designer Pascal Ziegler built these wild wearables to teach “dancing pairs choreography.” They’re basically vibrating socks. There is an Instructable here so you can make a pair of your… Read More

  • Pebby makes long-distance pet relationships more fun

    I’m convinced that if humans could find fun in simple games as easily as pets, our world would be a healthier place. Watching footage of dogs playing with Hansen Goh’s Pebby pet toy, launched today, has only persuaded me of this further. The smartphone-controlled mechanized ball keeps pets active and in good spirits, letting owners remotely draw their companions from one room to… Read More