Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Apple debuts its first MacBook sleeve

    Apple debuts its first MacBook sleeve

    Apple has been making gadgets for decades. And as one of the world’s favorite consumer electronics makers, the company has also made plenty of cases and sleeves to protect those gadgets, most notably for the iPhone and iPad. But Apple has never made its own laptop/MacBook sleeve, until today. While many hit up the Apple website today for the launch of iPhone X pre-orders, they may not… Read More

  • Scientists weigh life

    Scientists weigh life

    Researchers at the University of Basel and University College London have created a scale that can measure life. The scale, which can measure the mass of single cells lets and them “monitor how their weight changes over time … with a resolution of milliseconds and trillionths of a gram.” This means they can weigh a cell the instant it dies, finding definitely the mass of… Read More

  • Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece of twists and turns

    Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece of twists and turns

    It’s almost unnerving how good Nintendo is at its job — at least, when the wizards there choose to apply themselves. Super Mario Odyssey is a embarrassment of riches, never failing to surprise for hours and hours and maintaining an unflaggingly positive feeling the entire time. It’s an essential for all Switch owners, and highly recommended for any gamer with a heart and… Read More

  • Toyota’s Concept-i Walk offers rolling personal mobility

    Toyota’s Concept-i Walk offers rolling personal mobility

    Toyota’s thinking outside the car with one of two new Concept-i vehicles it revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this year. The Concept-i Walk is a sidewalk mobility device that takes up the same physical space as a person walking and that can anticipate and avoid collisions automatically. Read More

  • The RoboBee learns to launch itself out of the water

    The RoboBee learns to launch itself out of the water

    The RoboBee, a thimble-sized flying robot platform from Harvard’s Wyss Institute, has been gaining improvements for years. The latest trick of this diminutive robo-creature is to dive into the water, then emerge and blast itself upwards using a strange and clever mechanism for a safe landing nearby. Read More

  • Microsoft finally kills off the Kinect, but the tech will live on in other devices

    Microsoft finally kills off the Kinect, but the tech will live on in other devices

    Microsoft’s Kinect had a rapid ascent and slow, sputtering demise — it was an inelegant end, as the company couldn’t find a permanent spot for the once revolutionary accessory. Now Microsoft is finally ready to put the final nail in that coffin. Kinect creator Alex Kipman and Xbox GM Matthew Lapsen told Fast Co. that the company is finally end-of-lifing the peripheral, after… Read More

  • Watch brand Nomos thinks only men are ‘at work’

    Watch brand Nomos thinks only men are ‘at work’

    As TechCrunch’s resident watch lover I enjoy a view on markets outside of the typical consumer electronics dreck. I get to see beautiful pieces hand-built by true artisans, historical pieces that pay homage to past glory, and sexist watch companies who suggest, in no uncertain terms, that dudes are the only ones who do any work. Bear with me. A reader of my other blog… Read More

  • Apple lowers Face ID specifications to ramp up iPhone X production, report says

    Apple lowers Face ID specifications to ramp up iPhone X production, report says

    According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is changing its strategy when it comes to manufacturing the Face ID sensor in the upcoming iPhone X. Requirements have been lowered so that suppliers can produce those sensors much more quickly. Update: Apple says the claims are “completely false.” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared a concerning report a few days ago. According… Read More

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