This PSP has its own version of the “notch”

With ever-expanding screens on phones and disappearing earpieces and home buttons, it only makes sense that you’d see that trend everywhere else. TVs are all screen and no bezel too, and Huawei’s laptop is exploring a similar path too. So it makes sense that the PSP (should Sony choose to release a new version) would do something on the same lines. Yonghwan Kim’s vision for the PSP may, in that regard, be a little too drastic, but it sure looks interesting. Here’s a couple of reasons why it woul...
Tags: Gadgets, Games, Design, Playstation, 2018, Sony, Nice, Huawei, Portable, Product Design, PSP, Yonghwan Kim

Don’t just stir; Stircle

Although I do my best to minimize the trash produced by my lifestyle (blog posts notwithstanding), one I can’t really control, at least without carrying a spoon on my person at all times, is the necessity of using a disposable stick to stir my coffee. That could all change with the Stircle, a little platform that spins your drink around to mix it. Now, of course this is ridiculous. And there are other things to worry about. But honestly, the scale of waste here is pretty amazing. Design house Am...
Tags: Coffee, Food, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Starbucks, Seattle, GreenTech, Amron, New Atlas, Stircle

This Video Streaming Breakthrough Could Lead to Smart Glasses You Might Actually Want to Wear

One of the many inconveniences that doomed wearable products like Google Glass and Snap’s Spectacles was the need to charge them every night. Streaming video and data requires a lot of power, and that takes a tremendous toll on a tiny battery. But engineers at the University of Washington say they’ve found a way to …Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Research, Sensors, Cameras, Streaming, University of Washington

This keyboard is Zlanted

The Zlant keyboard -- a compromise between tiny "ortholinear" grid keyboards and a traditional staggered layout -- will be available soon. Plancks are one of my favorite keyboards. However, I've found it to be a little bit of a struggle to get some of my friends into the form factor, especially people who aren't as devoted to mechanical keyboards as we are. Personally, and I'm sure many of you agree, I consider the Planck to have the most efficient form factor for its size. I feel as though man...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Mechanical Keyboards

10 weird weed products to celebrate 4/20 with

Back in the sepia-tinged olden days, all stoners needed to have a good time was a bit of paper and some marijuana. Now? There’s an entire industry catering to their needs. To celebrate 4/20 and our bleary-eyed brethren, we’ve put together a list of some of the… odder products the enterprising blazer definitely doesn’t need, but will probably want anyway. The MagicalButter Machine Creating weed – sorry, ‘herbal’ – butter has been a rite of passage for teenage smokers for years. Regularly though, ...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Lifestyle, Gear, Distract

Alexa disses Bitcoin Cash: ‘Everyone knows Bitcoin is the real Bitcoin’

Bitcoin Cash fans are known to hound anyone who would challenge their claim of being the real Bitcoin – and the latest one to take a dig at the BCH gang is none other than Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa. Twitter user Kunani has shared a video where he asks Alexa about the essence of Bitcoin Cash; and chances the assistant’s response will hit BCH supporters right where it hurts. “Alexa, what is Bitcoin Cash,” he asked plainly. This is when Alexa dished it out: Bitcoin Cash also known as BCash is ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Gadgets, Insights, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency, Alexa, BCH, Hard Fork, Alexa Twitter, Kunani

How to add Bluetooth to your wired headphones

My current phone does not have a headphone jack. My favorite headphones need one. After being fed up with losing and forgetting dongles, I thought there must be a better way. Despite a plethora of excellent wireless options currently available, my favorite portable headphones are a pair of in-ear monitors (IEMs) from a little known company outside of audiophilia, the VSonic GR07. I keep on returning to them despite dozens of other headphones I’ve reviewed over the years, but the inconvenience of...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Insider

The FDA is finally doing something about the medical device security dumpster-fire

Medical device security very, very, very, very, very, very, very bad. (more…)
Tags: Health, Security, Gadgets, Post, News, Regulation, Infosec, Fda, cyberMed Safety (Expert) Analysis Board (CYMSAB

Technique to beam HD video with 99 percent less power could sharpen the eyes of smart homes

Everyone seems to be insisting on installing cameras all over their homes these days, which seems incongruous with the ongoing privacy crisis — but that’s a post for another time. Today, we’re talking about enabling those cameras to send high-definition video signals wirelessly without killing their little batteries. A new technique makes beaming video out more than 99 percent more efficient, possibly making batteries unnecessary altogether. Cameras found in smart homes or wearables need to tran...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Science, Hardware, Tech, Wireless, Streaming Video, University of Washington, UW, Shyam Gollakota, Gollakota, Backscatter

Amazon now lets you create Alexa skills without a single line of code

Amazon has updated Alexa with a clever feature that makes it a whole lot more useful around the house: you can now build your own skills for the voice assistant without having to touch a line of code. Using Alexa Blueprints, you can now set up custom skills and responses to do things like leave instructions for your babysitter or an Airbnb guest, put together a family trivia game for your relatives who are in town, test your exam preparation with flash cards, and even create interactive fairy ta...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Gadgets, Alexa, Alexa Blueprints

Celebrate 4/20 with the dopest weed gadgets in the observable universe

The 20th of April is upon us, and you know what that means. Get down to canna-business and come check out our list of weed-related tech to celebrate before Snoop Dogg smokes it all himself. The post Celebrate 4/20 with the dopest weed gadgets in the observable universe appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gadgets, Trends, Cannabis, Snoop Dogg, 420, Buying Guides, Emerging Tech, Cool Tech

This robot can build your Ikea furniture

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate building Ikea furniture and madmen. Now, thanks to Ikeabot, the madmen can be replaced. Ikeabot is a project built at Control Robotics Intelligence (CRI) group at NTU in Singapore. The team began by teaching robots to insert pins and manipulate Ikea parts and then, slowly, began to figure out how to pit the robots against the furniture. The results, if you’ve ever fought with someone trying to put together a Billy, are heartening. ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Singapore, Tech, Economy, Furniture, Ikea, Trade, Robotics, Robot, Chair, Billy, NTU, CRI, Ikeabot

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