Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • iCloud stores your iPhone’s call history for four months

    iCloud stores your iPhone’s call history for four months

    If you share the same Apple ID with your family, you may have noticed that the call history gets synced between those devices. The Intercept and Forbes found out that Apple stores this log on its servers for up to four months and law enforcement could take advantage of it. Apple wants you to be able to browse your missed calls on multiple devices. That’s why the company is using iCloud… Read More

  • AfterShokz adds some wires to its Trekz bone conduction headphones for a big price drop

    AfterShokz adds some wires to its Trekz bone conduction headphones for a big price drop

    Bone conduction has been around in some form or another for some time now, but the technology still hasn’t managed to crack the mainstream. New York-based hardware startup AfterShokz may have come the closest with its line of crowdfunded Trekz wireless headphones. The Bluetooth sport bands offered up good design and patented bone conduction technology that manages to vibrate their… Read More

  • Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

    Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

    The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform — which… Read More

  • Snapchat’s Spectacles vending machine lands in Santa Monica

    Snapchat’s Spectacles vending machine lands in Santa Monica

    Another day, another seemingly random location drop for Snapbot, your friendly neighborhood Snapchat Spectacles vending machine. Today’s lucky destination is Santa Monica, bucking the recent trend of out-of-the-way spots for one just up the coast a bit from its original Venice Beach location in LA. Snap, Inc. began selling Spectacles without much in the way of warning last Friday… Read More

  • Coca-Cola made a selfie bottle; luckily humans only have 1,000 years left

    Coca-Cola made a selfie bottle; luckily humans only have 1,000 years left

    Coca-Cola may be thinking of Snapchat Spectacles with its latest marketing ploy, a selfie-snapping bottle that features a camera in what can only be described as a bottle boot with USB out for transferring your images. The red bootie shoots a selfie whenever it tips past a 70-degree angle, giving you a down-angle image of your face as you slurp that sweet sugar sauce down your gullet. The… Read More

  • Markforged announces a cheaper 3D printer that can spit out end-use parts

    Markforged announces a cheaper 3D printer that can spit out end-use parts

    In a surprising move, 3D printer maker Markforged has announced they are going to release the $3,499 Onyx One, a Carbon Fiber 3D printer for entry-level makers and hobbyists that prints “end-use” parts using carbon-fiber infused materials. The printer uses Onyx, a nylon and micro-carbon fiber material that has a high durability and heat resistance and looks almost like a finished… Read More

  • This is a Kendama! This is a IoT! Uh! Dendama.

    This is a Kendama! This is a IoT! Uh! Dendama.

    The Ken plays the starring role in the traditional Japanese Kendama game. It’s a cup-and-ball juggling toy that hasn’t seen much disruption since the 17th century. Until now, that is. Dendama is an Internet of Things-oriented company that’s working on bringing the Kendama toy into the current century. Read More

  • Bonx brings tunes and talk to the slick and slippery slopes

    Bonx brings tunes and talk to the slick and slippery slopes

    Electronics and water go together like, well, electronics and water. But how are you going to talk to your friends when you’re knee deep in snow or plunging down a mountainside on a bike? Bonx to the rescue. The Indiegogo-funded Bonx Grip brings group-chat to the masses. Shipping this month, the $139 device is coming to an extreme-sports fan near you. Read More

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