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Touchscreen Google Home device evidence spied in official app code

 There’s now more evidence Google is testing a touchscreen Home device. AndroidPolice points to sections of code of the latest Google app that refers to a device that sports a new on-screen interface. The APK teardown of 7.14.15 beta version revealed a long list of on-screen menus and functions that are utilized by a device with the code-name of Quartz. These abilities include YouTube… Read More
Tags: Google, Android, Startups, Gadgets, Youtube, Google Search, Amazon.com, Smartphones, Computing, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Smart Speakers


This $130 noise-canceling ramen fork is the dumbest gadget of 2017

Ramen experts will tell you that the correct way to enjoy a bowl of soupy noodles is to slurp as you eat, so you can taste both the noodles and the broth in every mouthful. Apparently, that’s off-putting to some people, for whom I have no sympathy. I’m even more aghast at the idea of Nissin, 69-year-old Japanese company that invented instant noodles, accommodating these folks with a noise-canceling fork – and charging them 14,800 JPY ($130) for it. The idea is that the limited-edition Otohiko fo...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Nissin


Toner explosion

This photocopier's already had enough Monday. [Origin unknown; via Cursed Images] Previously: What is a photocopier? UPDATE: This is from a subreddit called Tech Support Gore! BB reader Grey_Devil has found more.
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Photocopiers, Power On Self Test


The Essential Phone just became a really good deal now that is costs $500

The Essential Phone, also known as the PH-1, was one of the most anticipated phones of the year. Despite a disappointing camera, we quite liked it in our review and I personally thought it justified the $700 price tag overall at launch. But Essential just officially dropped down the price to $500, and now the phone is practically a steal. That puts it very close to some of the best budget flagships. For comparison the OnePlus 5 only costs $20 less, but has a smaller display despite being a much ...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Mobile


Analogue’s Super Nt comes with two SNES games, including a ‘Director’s Cut’

 The SNES Classic from Nintendo is pretty great, and it ships with the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 in the box. But Analogue’s amazing Super Nt – a precision engineered reference quality Super Nintendo console that can play the original cartridges – might just do one better. For its release, the creators are including a new, previously unreleased version of a game, too… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Tech, Computing, Nintendo, SNES, Star Fox, Virtual Console, Super NES Classic Edition


The Essential Phone just became a really good deal now that it costs $500

The Essential Phone, also known as the PH-1, was one of the most anticipated phones of the year. Despite a disappointing camera, we quite liked it in our review and I personally thought it justified the $700 price tag overall at launch. But Essential just officially dropped down the price to $500, and now the phone is practically a steal. That puts it very close to some of the best budget flagships. For comparison the OnePlus 5 only costs $20 less, but has a smaller display despite being a much ...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Mobile


Tech Support Gore

My new favorite subreddit is r/techsupportgore, where people who fix computers post the nightmare scenarios they find themselves in. It's not always the grand-guignol horror of Playstation 4 cockroach farms or, as pictured, loaves of solidly-baked dust. Some of them are subtle problems that can take a while to spot or which might even be invisible to nontechnical folk. Sometimes, the name is literal. Previously: Toner Explosion.
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Tech, Gore, Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again


Nintimdo RP is a DIY Nintendo Switch clone that plays classic games

 Tim Lindquist is an undergrad at Iowa State University and, if you’re into classic gaming, might just be the man of your dreams. His super-cool Nintimdo RP project is a 3D-printed case for a Raspberry Pi that is designed to simulated the size and shape of a Nintendo Switch without all those silly modern gaming advances. In fact, the Nintimdo RP is dedicated to playing classic games.… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Raspberry Pi, Tech, Computing, Nintendo, Broadcom, Iowa State University, Tim Lindquist


Super-deal underway: 2TBs of cloud storage under $50

Don’t you love it when a series of discounts and special offers line up just so, landing a valuable resource in your shopping cart at a massive discount off its true value? It’s happening right now with Degoo Premium cloud storage, putting $1,200 worth of fully encrypted and secure off-site backup space in your hands for under $50 from TNW Deals.
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Tech, Offers, Degoo Premium


Essential Phone gets a $200 price drop, existing customers get credit

 Essential has an offer that’s honestly very hard to refuse: The price of the Essential Phone (PH-1, going by technical model number), is now $200 cheaper, so $499 off-contract and unlocked. That’s an amazing price for their debut smartphone, which remains my favorite in terms of straight up industrial design (and it has one of the best color-tuned displays in devices right now in… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Technology, Hardware, Tech, Smartphone, Computing, Essential, Essential Phone


PSA: Bigger smartphone apertures don’t count if the sensors get smaller

In the past few years, smartphone manufacturers have started paying more attention to the optics they use on their smartphone, using wider apertures for better low light performance. That’s awesome, but as a photographer, I have an ongoing gripe about the marketing buzz around apertures: An aperture tells you little about performance if you don’t know the camera’s sensor size. As a refresher, all else being equal, wider apertures (a lower number) mean better low light performance and shallower d...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Mobile, Opinion


The MNT Reform: a modular, open source hardware, blob-free laptop inspired by classic PCs

Lukas F. Hartmann grew up on PCs like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amiga 500, and while he appreciates the power and portability of modern laptops, he missed the character and invitation of experiment in these classic PCs. (more…)
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Happy Mutants, Floss, News, Makers, 3d Printing, Oshw, Hartmann, Lukas, If You Can't Open It You Don't Own It, Fablab, Sinclair ZX Spectrum Commodore


Nintendo to release SNES-themed 3DS XL in the U.S.

 Nintendo is going to ride the retro cash cow to the bank. The company recently announced an SNES-themed 3DS XL for Europe and apparently its coming to the States, too. The handheld is available for pre-order for $199 and ships two weeks after the European release on November 27. To sweeten the deal, a download code for Super Mario Kart is included with the system. wait what, New Nintendo 3DS… Read More
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Gaming, Europe, Computing, Nintendo, Mario, States, Mario Kart, Nintendo 3ds, Super Mario Kart, NES Classic Edition



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