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Casio adds modern tech to the classic G-Shock watch

Casio released the first G-Shock watch in 1983. The original set the bar for tough watches with incredible shock resistant to protect the quartz module. It’s a classic and still available for purchase in several forms in 2018. Recently, Casio released an all-metal version of the watch that features the iconic design but with modern technology like Bluetooth connectivity. This isn’t a smartwatch, but simply a watch that’s a bit smarter than most. The Bluetooth function is simple and worth a l...
Tags: Gadgets, Technology, Bluetooth, Clothing, Tech, Smartphone, Watch, Smartwatches, Wearable Devices, Casio, G-shock


Tech Will Save Us offers STEM toys you’ll actually use

I hate STEM toys. I have three kids and ultimately every “educational” toy they’ve used – from LittleBits to Nintendo Labo – has ended up in a corner somewhere, ignored for more exciting fare. This happens for a few reasons but the primary one is that the toys require too much attention and have no lasting play value. Given this fact, I thought our species (or at least my kids) would be doomed to Idoicracy-style techno illiteracy. Luckily, a set of toys from the optimistically-named organizat...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Tech, Nintendo, Arduino, Toy, Scratch, Nintendo Labo, TWSU, Creative Coder, Apple Watch Programming the Creative Coder


Palm’s Weird New Tiny Smartphone Sidekick Says Something Sad About Our Phones

Palm's smartphone sidekick exposes a gaping hole in smartphone makers' lineups
Tags: Gadgets, News, Uncategorized, Onetime


Remember Palm? It’s Back With a Tiny Sidekick for Your Gigantic Regular Phone

It's a bare-bones handset for when you want to leave your phone behind
Tags: Gadgets, News, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Onetime


Epson is teaching the internet not to install security updates

More on the story of how Epson tricked its customers into installing a fake "update" to their printers so that they would stop accepting third-party and refilled ink cartridges: not only does this force Epson customers to pay more for ink, but it puts everyone on the internet at risk, by teaching people not to update their devices. If you were affected by this scam, please get in touch with your state, phone number, and whether you saved the original receipt and (better still!) packaging. ...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Business, News, Eff, Motherboard, Printers, Epson, Cory Doctorow, Doctorow, Karl Bode Motherboard, Fake Security Updates, Inkjet Eschatology


New and improved gadget for doing vinyl-like scratching with magnetic audio-tape

Back in 2014, David wrote up Jeremy Bell's prototype "ScrubBoard" that enabled a scratch-like effect with magnetic audiotape. Bell writes, "I've made a lot of progress on my device since then, and I have a much more sophisticated prototype that uses a motorized tape loop and can record live audio directly onto the tape while I'm scratching. Enjoy!"
Tags: Videos, Gadgets, Happy Mutants, Video, News, Makers, Youtube, David, Bell, Dead Media, Jeremy Bell, Scrubboard


Vinli launches mobility data platform, signs partnership with ALD Automotive

Connected car startup Vinli aims to connect vehicles to the cloud and is today announcing a change in its business model as it partners with the largest fleet operator in Europe, ALD Automotive. Vinli launched in 2014 as a direct consumer company that allowed owners to add cloud services to automobiles. It was a clever concept, and when it launched four years ago, it was ahead of the curve. The company went on to raise to $6.5M through four rounds of funding, slowly evolving the product to meet ...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Europe, Vinli, Haider, Mark Haidar, Mark Haider, Called Era Vinli, ALD Automotive, ALD



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