Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

 Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations and play with them using the console to power games that interact with the DIY components. Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Tech, Computing, Nintendo, Wii U, Nintendo 3ds, Nintendo Switch, Video Gaming

Mask to make you a deeper sleeper

It seems as though getting a good night’s sleep is somewhat of a dream these days, which is ironic. I find myself tossing and turning, trying app after product after app to “track” my sleep pattern in an effort to enhance it – but to no avail. Maybe Dreamlight’s Rechargeable Sleep Mask could be the answer to my troubles. Using light technology, Dreamlight helps you sleep and experience optimal rest.Like all good sleep tech, this sleep mask tracks your sleep patterns each time you use it. Conside...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Ces, Product Design, Sleep Mask, Ces2018, Dreamlight

Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

 Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly froze the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last May. The layoffs are reportedly due to disappointing sales over the holidays. Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Wearables, Tech, Personnel

Apple will soon let you disable iPhone performance throttling when your battery starts aging

Apple CEO Tim Cook noted in an interview that the company will update iOS with a new feature that will allow you to prevent your iPhone from automatically slowing down performance as your battery ages, after coming under fire last month for enabling that function without explicitly informing users. While the company previously explained that the performance throttling function was a measure to prevent unexpected freezes and reboots on devices with older batteries, it raised a question about whet...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Gadgets, Tim Cook

Amazon's useless "transparency reports" won't disclose whether they're handing data from always-on Alexa mics to governments

Amazon was the last major tech company to issue a "transparency report" detailing what kinds of law-enforcement requests they'd serviced, and where; when they finally did start issuing them, they buried them on obscure webpages deep in their corporate info site and released them late on Friday afternoons. (more…)
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Echo, Post, News, Police, Spying, Surveillance, Alexa, Transparency Reports

Internet of things nightlight notifies you of tweets

When you lie in the dark of night, a faint neural echo of human connection urging you to reach for your phone, do you fight it? The Aumum Mini, a compact nightlight that lets you know when someone retweets you, etc, will help you fail even better! It's a USB-powered nightlight that connects to your Wi-Fi, and includes IFTTT support for getting into all sorts of automated shenanigans. The exact sort internet events you'd like a nightlight to inform you of is, of course, entirely up to you. A few...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Iot, Nightmares, Wi Fi, Aumi

Understanding How TVs Work Is a Lot Easier When You Watch Them at 380,000 Frames Per Second

Despite feeling like ancient, antique technology at this point, the monstrously-heavy CRT television you grew up with was an engineering marvel, as the Slow Mo Guys reveal by filming an old-school TV at an astonishing 380,000 frames per second.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Science, Slow Motion, Tvs, Televisions, Consumer Tech, The Slow Mo Guys, CRT, Slo Mo

The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille

 Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no options to do so, leaving them behind their peers academically and socially. Becdot is a toy created by the parents facing that challenge that teaches kids braille in a fun, simple way, and is both robust and affordable. Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Ces, Accessibility, Disability, Deaf, Blind, Braille, Blindness, Deafness, CES 2018, Not Impossible

35 Unique and Useful Gifts That He'll Love This Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, make sure to get ahead on your shopping this year! Picking out the right gift for the guy in your life can often be a lot of pressure, so this year, focus in on things that he loves. If your guy is tech gadget obsessed, we made it easy and rounded up a list of unique items we think he'll be into. From handheld games to cord organizers, and plenty of cool music accessories, prepare to want some of these smart picks for yourself. - Additional Reportin...
Tags: Gadgets, Gift Guide, Religion, Valentine's Day, Gifts For Him, Tech Shopping, Maria Azua

Nintendo's Latest Nostalgia Gimmick Is $70 Pieces of Cardboard and I Think I Hate It

On Wednesday, Nintendo announced a new line of peripherals that use, wait for it, cardboard to supplement the Switch experience. Launching April 20, Nintendo Labo transforms the Switch into new devices, including a piano, miniature house, and fishing rod. Players order cardboard modules, build, then insert the…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Labo

Hands-on: Sennheiser’s HD 820 are almost my dream headphones

Few headphones are as venerable in the audiophile world as Sennheiser’s HD 800 and its younger, more refined sibling, the HD 800S. But despite their spectacularly transparent sound, there’s one particular quality that has dissuaded me from spending the money after all thesIt’s an admirable fix to a very backwards flaw in Adobe’s system. Even one cent less than equally qualified men is too large a gap, and it’s good to see Adobe take the step.e years: The open-back design leaks sound in and out. ...
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Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools

 Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to proprietary tech, it’s safe to the touch and just as fast as a wall outlet. The company stopped by TechCrunch’s CES 2018 booth to show off their latest generation. It works and… Read More
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5 Stupid Mistakes to Avoid When Buying New Tech

We’re all fans of new gadgets, whether cutting-edge TVs or flagship smartphones, but you shouldn’t let your lust for shiny hardware overwhelm your common sense—there’s more to every purchase than a product name and a bottom line price. Here are the five mistakes people make that lead to wasted money and terrible…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Shopping, Consumer Tech, Gadget Buying

Nintendo extends Switch gameplay with its new Labo cardboard kits

Nintendo’s Switch console is getting a cute, quirky, and seemingly ingenious upgrade that will appeal to kids and the young at heart with the launch of its new Labo initiative. The idea is to use DIY cardboard kits to craft accessories for the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers and enable new modes of play, and new games as well. Here, take a look: The kits bundle game cartridges, cardboard sheets, string, and plastic connectors; you’ll need to follow instructions to build different accessories – call...
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Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

 If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Lightning, wireless charging and USB-C. Nomad’s new wireless USB hub really cuts down on clutter, and makes it easy to charge what you need to charge, when you need to charge it.
Tags: Reviews, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Hardware, Tech, Usb, Computer Hardware, Computing, Lightning, Dongle

Bringing Lego logic to computer games

How do you cater to a gamer who wants to build Minecraft worlds one day and then the next day, race in an F1 car, and then the third day, explore the open world of Skyrim? Modularity. Sushant Vohra developed the EXEO series of plug-together-and-play gaming controllers last year and noe the EXEO 2.0 refines that concept. Retaining the three pillars of controller design, the Velox, Brutus, and Terra, Sushant decided to refine them, visually and ergonomically, sticking to the core design, but makin...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Games, Design, Product Design, EXEO, Sushant Vohra, Velox Brutus, Terra Sushant, Phonebloks

3 Things I Learned About the Future of Technology at This Year’s CES

The annual tech show is a portal into the tech industry's future
Tags: Gadgets, Internet Of Things, News, Uncategorized, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Smart Home, CES 2018

KORG just released a bunch of new stuff – here’s what’s what

Call it KORGmas. Okay, probably don’t call it that. But KORG just released a mess of gear for musicians. Here’s all of it in one place – and what to know. KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch Available: Spring 2018 Price: Unknown What’s it for: Get a production studio on your Nintendo Gadget – which means You’ll be able to download from Nintendo’s eShop. 16 synth and drum machine gadgets. Running on Nintendo’s game console means you can go from handheld to couch and TV screen easily (a trick even...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Europe, Music, Hardware, US, PA, Stories, Nintendo, Guitars, Bass, Sdk, Casio, Music Tech, Korg, Yamaha

The 9 Absolute Weirdest Gadgets We Saw at CES This Year

From a robot that folds your laundry to a suitcase that follows you around
Tags: Gadgets, News, Uncategorized, Onetime, CES 2018

Why wait? Here are 10 new gadgets from CES 2018 that you can buy right now

Usually, the gear that gets unveiled at CES doesn't actually hit the market for months -- but we found a bundle of stuff you can buy today. The post Why wait? Here are 10 new gadgets from CES 2018 that you can buy right now appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Gadgets, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Trends, Headphones, Drones, Computing, Home Theater, Virtual Reality, Smart Home, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Ces2018

Nintendo’s Newest Products Are Switch Accessories You Can Build Yourself

Nintendo Labo is a new DIY accessory-building kit for the Switch
Tags: Gadgets, News, Video Games, Uncategorized, Nintendo, Onetime, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Labo

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