Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • There’s no way the government is building its own 5G network

    There’s no way the government is building its own 5G network

    A report this weekend by Axios cited documents from within the National Security Council describing the possibility — nay, inevitability — of a 5G network built and operated by the U.S. government. Officials have since poured cold water on this idea, and really, it was never feasible. Read More

  • Apple could use ARM coprocessors for three updated Mac models

    Apple could use ARM coprocessors for three updated Mac models

    According to a Bloomberg article, Apple could be working on three new Mac models for this year. All three of them could feature an ARM coprocessor to improve security. Apple isn’t switching to ARM chipsets altogether. There will still be an Intel CPU in every Mac, but with a second ARM processor. Currently, the MacBook Pro features a T1 chip while the iMac Pro features a T2 chip. On… Read More

  • Elon Musk’s Boring Co. flamethrower is real, $500 and up for pre-order

    Elon Musk’s Boring Co. flamethrower is real, $500 and up for pre-order

    So that flamethrower that Elon Musk teased The Boring Company would start selling after it ran out of its 50,000 hats? Yeah, it’s real – and you can pre-order one now if you need a ridiculous way to spend $500. Musk revealed the flamethrower on Saturday, after some digging tipped its existence late last week. The Boring Company Flamethrower is functional, too, as you can see from… Read More

  • LittleBits’ Droid Inventor kit is the first STEM toy that works

    LittleBits’ Droid Inventor kit is the first STEM toy that works

    I’ve been watching STEAM and/or STEAM toys with great interest and great skepticism. While many parents and teachers report great success with programming toys like Cleverbot and whatever this thing is, I’ve found that kids (and parents) I know find many STEM toys to be sterile, boring, and just no fun. The same held true for the notoriously fiddly LittleBits kits. These kits… Read More

  • Poptheatr is a bucket you put on your head so you can watch movies

    Poptheatr is a bucket you put on your head so you can watch movies

    Are you afraid of human contact? Do you like movies? Do you like buckets? Sister, have I got a product for you. Poptheatr is a bucket that you put over your head. You put your telecommunications device on top of the bucket and then look up at movies, television, and pornography while you lie comfortably on your back. This keeps your hands free to manage your video playback using an… Read More

  • Research into full-body tracking at Facebook hints at broader AR/VR ambitions

    Research into full-body tracking at Facebook hints at broader AR/VR ambitions

    It’s no secret that Facebook is big on both AR and VR, both for entertainment and communication purposes. And new research suggests it is working on AR applications that could not just modify or replace your face, but your entire body. Read More

  • Shadow launches its cloud computer for gamers in the UK

    Shadow launches its cloud computer for gamers in the UK

    French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, is launching its cloud gaming service in the U.K. Just like in the U.S., the company is starting with a pre-sale before accepting all customers. For a flat monthly fee, you can rent a gaming PC in a data center near you. You can then access this beefy computer using desktop and mobile apps as well as the company’s own little box. Read More

  • PUBG takes the Chicken Dinner with 4 million players on Xbox alone

    PUBG takes the Chicken Dinner with 4 million players on Xbox alone

    People like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the game where you basically re-enact a version of Battle Royale with you as one of the contestants in the human survival game. It had huge success in alpha prior to its full launch on PC, and now we know that console gamers also love the heck out of it – despite reports of buggy experiences with the Xbox One version. Bugs aside, Xbox… Read More

  • Apple could be redesigning the iBooks app

    Apple could be redesigning the iBooks app

    As AppleInsider first spotted, the first beta of iOS 11.3 includes a subtle change. iBooks is now called Books. And Mark Gurman thinks it could be a sign that there will be bigger changes with Apple’s ebook reading app. According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new design for the iBooks app on the iPhone and iPad. It will feature a simpler interface with a new section called… Read More

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