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 large, dual displays you’ll find on the 3DS XL. The new console hits store shelves July 28, so we’ll still have to wait a while to get our hands on one, but… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Gaming, Hardware, Tech, Nintendo

Two new Loog guitars let your toddler shout at the devil

 Loog is a New York-based guitar company run by a music teacher named Rafael Atijas. These three-string guitars are designed for kids as young as 3 years old and they make guitar easy and fun – at least according to my kids who played with them when they were much younger. The new models are called the Mini for ages 3 and older and the Pro for ages 8 and older. The Mini is a smaller… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Music, New York, Tech, Guitars, Loog, Rafael Atijas

This Sick Video Drone Is the Future of Inescapable Advertising 

Advertisers have found ways to bombard us with promotions no matter what we’re doing: watching TV, checking social media, and even when streaming music. But the future of advertising could be even more invasive when the next public event you attend is full of flying video drones projecting inescapable video…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Japan, Science, Tech, Prototypes, Drones, Quadcopters, Displays, Screens, NTT Docomo

Cooking with Google Home just got easier

 The Google Home and Amazon Echo are pretty useful devices to have in the kitchen, where clean hands are often at a premium. Until now, though, when you asked Google Home for a recipe, it would happily tell you all about it — but unless you are the president of the U.S. and have the world’s greatest memory, you probably forgot more than half of the ingredients by the time it… Read More
Tags: Google, Cooking, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Recipes, Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Google Home

LG reports ~10% sales bump in Q1, mobile revenues up 4% QoQ, 2% YoY

 LG Electronics has posted its Q1 2017 results, which show a nearly 10 per cent year-over-year jump in revenue. The electronics maker is reporting KRW 14.66 trillion ($12.70BN) in revenue, an increase of 9.7 per cent from the same period last year. Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Transportation, Mobile, Asia, Hardware, Tech, Smartphones, Phablet, Lg, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, KRW, Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6

Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies

 With the addition of a camera, Amazon’s new Echo Look device can now see and hear all. The device is a sort of standalone selfie machine so users can take full-length photos and videos of themselves specifically for the sake of checking their fashion choices in the morning. The new home assistant answers to commands like “Alexa, take a picture” and “Alexa, take a… Read More
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Echo, Hardware, Tech, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Echo Look

Razer’s new mouse tries to prove wireless peripherals don’t have to suck for gaming

Choosing the best mouse for competitive gaming largely comes down to preference and just a few key specs, but there’s one consistent piece of advise you’ll hear from gamers: don’t buy a wireless mouse. At least, that was the thinking until relatively recently. Now Razer wants to prove wireless peripherals can operate on a professional level with its new $140 Lancehead mouse. See, though wireless mice are fine for everyday computing, they are notoriously unreliable for the lightning-fast movement...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Gaming, Razer

Nintendo has sold 2.74M Switches, expects to sell around 10M next year

 Nintendo has sold 2.74 million Switches to date, the first official number released by the company by way of its FY 2016 earnings report, released on Thursday. The total hardware units sold have also led to decent game sales – 5.46 million total across the library, but Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks to be the only real breakout hit for the console with 2.76 million Switch units sold,… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Tech, Nintendo, Zelda

Electric bikes could grow from 200 million today to 2 billion in 2050

There are 200 million electric bicycles ridden today and most are in China. China has had annual sales of about 30 million bikes sold for several years but about 25 million are replacements for worn out bikes. Growth exists, but it has slowed greatly. The Electric Bike Worldwide Report predicts that the electric bike industry is poised to grow to 2 billion by 2050. Eventually 84 million e-bikes could be sold each year. China is the world’s largest manufacturer of bicycles and electric vehicles, ...
Tags: Gadgets, Transportation, Europe, Technology, China, Future, European Union, World, Innovation, Batteries, Electric Bikes, Li, China China, According to China Bicycle Association CBA, Netherlands Until

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. The startup’s CEO Nader Hamda said: “We want to inspire kids… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Education, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Edtech, Ozobot, Spider Man, Marvel Avengers, Nader Hamda, Evollve Inc, Evollve

Google Home now helps you cook by reading recipes out loud

Following updates to its Home speaker with support for multiple users, finding cheap flights and controlling your connected gadgets, Google has added a handy new feature to the device that aspiring chefs will enjoy. It can now read recipes out to you while you cook, one step at a time. Simply fire up Google Assistant or use to Google’s search app to look for a recipe on your phone, and hit the ‘Send to Google Home button’. Next, say ‘OK Google, start cooking’, and the speaker will do its thing. ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Gadgets, Google Home

This transparent Samsung Galaxy S8 is a thing of beauty

I miss the days of transparent gadgets; my clear GameBoy Color was a prized possession. Apparently, YouTuber JerryRigEverything misses those days too, because he just painstakingly turned his Samsung Galaxy S8 into a gorgeous piece of transparent gadgetry. The DIY project isn’t exactly easy, involving paint thinner, lots of scraping, peeling, and even cutting off a few internal components, but I suppose that’s the price you pay for this kind of beauty. Needless to say, if you want to give it a t...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Shareables, Samsung Galaxy S8

Anki brings ‘Fast & Furious’ branding to its Overdrive line of smart toy cars

 Before its adorable little robot Cozmo arrived on the scene, Anki was in the business of making smart toy cars. The hardware startup’s robotic race car line Overdrive is getting a pretty high profile promotional boost in the form one of the most profitable franchises in film history. In September, the company will be launching Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition, a racing kit… Read More
Tags: Gadgets, Tech, Overdrive, Anki, Fast & Furious, Anki Overdrive

Navdy’s aftermarket HUD proves a big in-car upgrade

 In-car navigation and infotainment options now abound, and more vehicles are shipping with support for native vehicle smartphone software from Apple and Google. But these all still prove distracting, and take your eyes away from the roadway, if only for a few brief seconds. Navdy’s dash-mounted aftermarket head-up display (HUD) is a solution to that problem, and after a few months of… Read More
Tags: Reviews, Google, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Automotive, Hud, Navdy

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
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Tech, Nintendo, Genyo Takeda

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
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Siri, Amazon Echo, Rumor, Sonny Dickson, Amazon Echo Look

DJI could reveal a tiny drone at New York event in May

 DJI just emailed invitations to the media for a launch event in May. It’s likely this is the event where the drone company will launch the little Spark. Smaller than the DJI Mavic Pro, the Spark looks to take DJI to a lower price point. Leaks and early looks revealed the small drone has fixed prop arms, a two axle gimbal yet still packs collision detection and similar brushless motors as… Read More
Tags: Gadgets, New York, Tech, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Dji, Aircraft, Mavic

Blackberry confirms launch dates for its gorgeous KeyOne Android phone

Earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, we saw the first signs of life from the BlackBerry smartphone brand with the BlackBerry KeyOne. This enticing handset pairs BlackBerry’s iconic physical keyboard with the latest-and-greatest Android operating system, and a solid, no-nonsense list of specifications. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it does looks like an incredible phone. If you’re leaning towards getting one, you’ll be pleased to know that you won’t have to wait long. In the UK, wher...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Mobile, UK, Mobile World Congress

Here’s hoping this Google Pixel low-light photography experiment gets real

 Google’s Pixel already boasts a formidable camera, among the best in smartphone photography. A Google Daydream engineer Florian Kainz revealed how much more incredible it could be specifically in the area of night photography, when he set himself the task of reproducing DLSR-style nighttime picture quality using both a Pixel and a Nexus 6P. The experiment, detailed on the Google… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Tech, Google Pixel, Florian Kainz, Google Daydream

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
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Gadgets, Tech, Rumor, iPhone 8

Amazon unveils Echo Look, a $199 AI assistant that gives you fashion tips

In something of a surprise announcement, Amazon just announced a completely new category of Alexa-powered device. Say hello to the Echo Look, a $199 voice and camera powered AI assistant that can meant to help you dress better. Yes, you read that right: Amazon’s newest hardware’s main purpose is to give you fashion tips (and get you to buy clothes off of Amazon). Great, now robots are judging my outfits too. It works something like this: Use a voice command to activate Echo Look and snap a pictu...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Gadgets, Alexa, Amazon Great

Nintendo packs big screens into its small new $150 2DS XL

Not to be distracted by the success of its Switch console, Nintendo has just added the new 2DS XL to its lineup of portable gaming systems. The device offers 2D gameplay across two large screens that are the same size as those on the 3DS XL, and comes with the same processing power as well. Plus, it adds a new C-stick control for things like camera angles above the ABXY buttons, a step up from the standard 2DS. It also comes with support for Amiibo figures and cards, thanks to a built-in NFC chi...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Gaming, Nintendo, Nfc, ABXY

EU court rules against seller of "preconfigured for piracy" media boxes

An EU court ruled against a seller of customized set-top boxes this week, with the judge saying that his preinstallation of certain Kodi Add-Ons makes the boxes illegal to offer. Mr Wullems sells, over the internet, various models of a multimedia player under the name ‘filmspeler’. That device acts as a medium between a source of audiovisual data and a television screen. On that player, Mr Wullems installed an open source software that enabled files to be played through a user-friendly interfac...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Eu, Rights, Piracy, Kodi Add Ons, Wullems

It’s a great honour to be called a mugwump | Brief letters

Post EU rail franchises | Mugwump | Family relationships and language | E-readersJohn Draper makes a good point about competitive tendering for rail franchises within EU member states – but isn’t the main point about renationalising the railways that there won’t be any new franchises to bid for (Letters, 26 April)! Whether Caroline Lucas wants Britain to remain in the EU or not is therefore irrelevant.Paul TattamChinley, Derbyshire• Think before you speak, foreign secretary (Report, 27 April). T...
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, Business, Family, Politics, Technology, US, Eu, European Union, Life and style, UK News, World news, Britain, Economic policy, Transport, Privatisation

Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: the best big screen you can buy

A massive, beautiful 6.2in QHD+ ‘infinity’ screen, long battery life, powerful performance and future-proofed technology all make for a formidable packageHaving hit a home run with the smaller Galaxy S8, is Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ the bigger-screen phone to beat?The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are practically identical metal and glass sandwiches, but the S8+ is 10.6mm taller, 5.3mm wider, 0.1mm thicker and 18g heavier than the S8, with a screen-to-body ratio of over 83%. Continue reading...
Tags: Android, Gadgets, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, Samsung Galaxy S8

Amazon’s New Echo Wants To Be Your Personal Style Assistant

The Echo Look has a camera and can give fashion advice
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, News, Uncategorized, Smart Home, Amazon Echo

Amazon unveils Echo Look, a selfie camera to help you choose what to wear

Hands-free, voice-powered smart selfie camera takes photos and videos on command while its virtual assistant Alexa gives fashion advice Amazon has unveiled the Echo Look, a new voice-controlled selfie camera pitched as the ultimate bedroom companion that allows AI assistant Alexa to give you fashion tips and tell you what to wear.The camera, which is available by invitation only in the US costing $200 (£156), stands on a shelf armed with four LEDs for lighting, a depth-sensing system and a micro...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Fashion, Technology, Internet, US, Life and style, E-commerce, Smart Homes, Voice Recognition, Alexa

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