Gadgets

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  • Wynd’s air purifier has broad ambitions and a short reach

    Wynd’s air purifier has broad ambitions and a short reach

    The Wynd smart air purifier is designed to create “bubbles” of fresh air — small, one-person respites from pollution, allergens and other detrimental particles floating in the ether. It feels almost dystopian, a world in which we’re required to arm ourselves against the air around us, but the product clearly struck a nerve. Read More

  • Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system

    Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system

    Meet Tempow, a French startup that can make your Bluetooth speakers more versatile. The company has been working on a new implementation of the Bluetooth protocol in order to let you play music from your phone on multiple speakers and headphones at once. Bluetooth speakers have become a common gift and a hit item in consumer electronics stores. Most people now have multiple Bluetooth speakers… Read More

  • Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm

    Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm

    It’s no secret, Apple and Qualcomm have been fighting relentlessly for a few months over royalty payments. Apple told Qualcomm that it would stop paying the disputed licensing fees. Qualcomm confirmed the aggressive move and said that its revenue and profits would be lower than expected. Apple said that it is waiting for a court decision to resume payments. Of course, the company expects… Read More

  • The Cinder is the Terminator’s panini maker

    The Cinder is the Terminator’s panini maker

    Come with me if you want to sear. The Cinder, which we first looked at two years ago, is now selling on Indiegogo and I had the unique opportunity to try this clever sous vide-style meat cooker. Basically the Cinder cooks meat perfectly. You place a hunk on the internal platter, set the temperature, and close the heavy lid. The lid acts as a sort of vacuum seal that keeps in juices while a… Read More

  • Google Wifi now available in Canada

    Google Wifi now available in Canada

    Google Wifi, the mesh router that Google unveiled first last October, is now on sale in Canada. The router sells either individually for $179 CDN, or in a 3-pack for $439 CDN, which is pretty close to U.S. pricing given current exchange rates. The Wifi solution’s mesh networking approach means it can seamlessly pair with other units to extend coverage throughout a house, without… Read More

  • Meet Nintendo’s new $150 2DS XL console, launching July 28

    Meet Nintendo’s new $150 2DS XL console, launching July 28

    Nintendo has a new handheld video game system it released pretty much out of the blue on Thursday. The 2DS XL is basically a 3DS XL without the 3D, with a smaller physical footprint for more portability, but with the same size dual displays you’ll find on the 3DS XL. The new console has a wallet-friendly $149.99 price tag that’s likely to attract some fence-sitting 3DS fans. Read More

  • A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

    A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

    Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s retiring today, and I just wanted to mark the occasion. Read More

  • Another iPhone 8 leak hints at wireless charging

    Another iPhone 8 leak hints at wireless charging

    Slowly but surely, we’re getting hints about the next iPhone from multiple leaks. Today’s new image from @OnLeaks shows that the next iPhone could feature wireless charging. In this iPhone schematic, it’s easy to spot a rounded surface at the back of the device, indicating that there should be a conductive surface to charge the device. I know what you’re thinking… Read More

  • Where’s Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor?

    Where’s Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor?

    Amazon is iterating quickly with the Amazon Echo as the company just announced the Amazon Echo Look, which is essentially an Echo with a camera. What is Apple’s answer? All we have is yet another rumor that Apple is working on a sort of connected speaker with a brain. This time, Sonny Dickson is back with a couple of tweets. He usually shares iPhone leaks, so this isn’t necessarily… Read More

  • Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man Ozobots are on the way

    Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man Ozobots are on the way

    Ozobot, a golf ball-sized toy robot that helps kids learn to code, will be available in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man characters as of this summer. Evollve Inc., which makes the Ozobot, has previously offered character skins from Disney’s Marvel Avengers, including Iron Man and Captain America. Read More

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