• Dropbox Continues Its One-Click Campaign To Be Your Default Photo Library

    Dropbox Continues Its One-Click Campaign To Be Your Default Photo Library

    If you’ve been watching Dropbox at all over the last couple of years, you’ll be completely unsurprised at a new feature announced today. The apps on Mac have gained the ability to automatically detect, upload and ready shared links to the screenshots you shoot on your computer. That’s pretty much the main reason apps like even exist, and really throws a wrench into… Read More

  • With Mobile Apps And Hardware, YC-Backed Automatic Launches To Help You Get More Out Of Your Car

    With Mobile Apps And Hardware, YC-Backed Automatic Launches To Help You Get More Out Of Your Car

    Automatic wants to help people drive smarter. To do so, it’s got two main components: There’s a small hardware dongle that connects to a car’s onboard computer, which provides data about the state of the car and trips it makes, as well as a mobile app that collects and analyzes all that data. Together, they can provide a whole lot more insight into users’ vehicles than… Read More

  • Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin Watch Hands-On

    Piaget was really proud about releasing this watch, but also I think they were a bit nervous as to the reaction. The design of it is very experimental and not something you are used to with a typically clean face Piaget watch. The brand’s highly popular Altiplano Automatic 43 has a dial that is thematically opposite to this tourbillon. What they share is a “thin” outlook on life. Read More

  • Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Automatic Watch Review

    I know there is a lot of talk on the “manufacture” movement. In fact, a recent panel discussion I had with fellow watch expert journalists allowed me to realize that there is no strict definition of “watch manufacture” or “manufacture movement.” This definitional ambiguity hurts my ability to explain things properly, but let it be said that Montblanc makes… Read More

  • Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph Titanium Watch

    This is the mechanical Seiko sport watch to own in 2010. Representing the purely mechanical – versus Spring Drive – movement based Ananta watches in the US, this new for 2010 Automatic Chronograph ref. SRQ009 in titanium. When I first saw this watch I was pretty sure that it was going to be a limited edition, but it isn’t. The titanium Ananta automatic will be part of… Read More

  • The Suima crib is the world's first fully automatic baby bed

    Kyuushuu University in Japan (where else) and Nagasaki-based Maruki Kaihatsu have developed a baby bed that makes it possible to console crying infants automatically. The so-called Suima crib [JP] is only available in Nippon and according to the makers, it’s the first one of its kind. (Very convincing) video after the jump. Read More

  • Canon takes the hassle out of burning Blu-ray discs

    Not that a lot of people even get the chance to have that hassle, but Canon’s always been a forward-looking company. These camera-to-disc recorders are nothing new; it’s been a way for mom and pop to put their DV footage onto DVDs for years, but this sucker is next generation. It takes regular MPEG-2 SD footage like the rest of ’em, but now it also takes HD in the form of… Read More

  • German Restaurant Boots Waitstaff, Goes Completely Automated

    I hate dealing with waiters and waitresses, what with their stupid stares and demanding of tips. That’s why I’m thrilled to have read about a German restaurant that has replaced its human waitstaff with technology. Yup, no more wannabe actors and actresses, just the cold, unforgiving nature of automatic ordering and table service. The restaurant’s owner says that billions… Read More

  • Japanese Automatic Beer Pouring Machine: Homer Simpson Would Be Thrilled

    In addition to their fantastic planes, trains and automobiles, the Japanese brew some fine beer. Also, breaking news, the Japanese also know a thing or two about creating electronics, gadgets, robots, you name it. So when I saw this automatic beer-pouring machine I knew I had to write about it when I got back. Read More

  • NYC's Robotic Parking Garage

    The Big Apple is catching on to the increasingly high demand for more parking and is solving the problem in Chinatown with robots. Automotion Parking Systems will be opening the first automatic, robotic parking garage in NYC next month. The garage will have only one attendant available to take cash payments and to explain the system to new users. Costing about $400 a month or $25 per day, a… Read More