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Just Get a Damn Set-Top Box and Free Yourself of Your TV's Crap Software

Planned obsolescence is annoying regardless of which smart gadget you’re talking about, but it particularly grinds my gears when it comes to TVs. Sure, you don’t have to destroy your wallet for a decent 4K smart TV anymore—but I know plenty of friends and gadget nerds who do shell out for something a ‘lil nicer for…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Samsung, Smart Tvs, Roku, Lg, Smart Home, Vizio, Planned Obsolescence, Consumer Tech


Animated LED Face Mask Reminds Others to Stay Six Feet Away

Being stuck at home for weeks on end has given the world’s hardware hackers some extra time to come up with some truly wonderful creations. Chelsea Klukas, a Product Design Manager at Oculus who’s also known for her experiments merging fashion and tech, has created an LED face mask that could be the most coveted…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Safety, Tech, Hacks, LEDs, Oculus, Face Masks, Chelsea Klukas, Lumen Couture


Dyson Redesigned Its High-Maintenance Humidifier So It Now Cleans Itself

Today Dyson introduced its most all-in-one machine yet with the Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool that promises to thoroughly clean and moisturize the air in your home. More importantly, the machine might be one of Dyson’s biggest product redesigns yet, completely rethinking the company’s original humidifier that was fraught…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Fans, Hygiene, Dyson, Humidifiers, Consumer Tech, Dyson Pure Humidifycool, Dyson Pure Humidifycool Cryptomic


I Sure Hope Samsung's Rumored Bean Buds Are Real

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ didn’t offer much new in terms of design—they were more a minor upgrade than a true refresh. But newly leaked renders of the next generation Galaxy Buds have popped up online, and there’s no other way to say it: They’re li’l beans.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Samsung, Headphones, Leaks, Rumors, Consumer Tech, Truly Wireless Headphones, Samsung Galaxy Buds, I Love The Bean Buds


R&D Roundup: Ultrasound/AI medical imaging, assistive exoskeletons and neural weather modeling

In the time of COVID-19, much of what transpires from the science world to the general public relates to the virus, and understandably so. But other domains, even within medical research, are still active — and as usual, there are tons of interesting (and heartening) stories out there that shouldn’t be lost in the furious activity of coronavirus coverage. This last week brought good news for several medical conditions as well as some innovations that could improve weather reporting and maybe sav...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Cambodia, Columbia University, Satellite Imagery, Ultrasound, Deep Learning, Retina, Emerging-technologies, Ozone


Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19

Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be colocated at a physical workplace even while social distancing and physical isolation measures are in place. The devices, called simply the “Proof of Health” wearables, aim to provide contact...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Hardware, Bluetooth, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Poland, World Health Organization, Gps


Adorable Miniature Record Maker Teaches Kids Not to Take Spotify For Granted

Hand a kid raised on streaming music services a vinyl record and they’ll wonder why someone made a flat frisbee that can’t fly. Yuri Suzuki’s lo-fi Easy Record Maker will not only teach kids what a record is, but it will also show them how they’re created, and in the process ensure they never take streaming music…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Design, Tech, Records, Vinyl, Consumer Tech, Yuri Suzuki, Gakken, Easy Record Maker


This Self-Winding Charging Cable Is an Even Better Fidget Toy

In a time when frivolous mental distractions are an especially important part of everyday life, a simple idea for an upgraded charging cable that can wind and organize itself could become the most entertaining gadget on your desk.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Crowdfunding, Tech, Kickstarter, Cables, Charging, Consumer Tech, Supercalla


Instant Camera For Kids Prints Photos on Rolls of Cheap Thermal Paper

Photography can be a fantastic creative outlet (and time-killer) for kids if you’ve got the right equipment. A camera they can’t easily break is a must, as is a way to easily print out their prized shots. Most instant cameras rely on pricey film stock, but the myFirst Camera Insta 2 uses cheap rolls of thermal paper…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Science, Tech, Cameras, Printers, Insta, Consumer Tech, Thermal Paper, Myfirst Camera Insta 2


Modder Builds a Perfect Portable N64 That Looks Like a Super-Sized GBA

Nintendo has ported a handful of classic N64 games to its portable systems, such as Ocarina of Time making an appearance on the 3DS. But for gaming on the go, the N64's library is mostly unavailable. Modder GmanModz took on the challenge of building an oversized replica of the clamshell Game Boy Advance that’s large…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Games, Science, Video Games, Hacks, Nintendo, Consoles, Mods, N64 Game Boy Advance, N64 Sp, Modder GmanModz


Who's Ready to Get Mad Over an iPad Notch?

Patents aren’t written in stone, but they’re definitely a glimpse into what a company is mulling for future products. On that front, a newly released Apple patent hints the company is finally recognizing that most people use their iPads in landscape mode by shifting the front-facing camera and FaceID sensors onto the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Gadgets, Science, Patents, Apple Patents, Consumer Tech, Notches Are So 2018


Surprise! Fitbit's First New Product Since Google Deal Is A Fitness Tracker

As we entered a new decade, Fitbit’s fortunes looked uncertain. Last year, the company was acquired by Google for a neat $2.1 billion—a move that left some longtime Fitbit users wary about their data privacy. The acquisition followed reports about disappointing Versa Lite sales, which was a blow to Fitbit considering…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Fitbit, Fitness Trackers, Consumer Tech, Fitbit Charge 4, In 2020 Im Actually Kinda Jazzed For A Tracker


Surprise! Fitbit's First New Product Under Google Is A Fitness Tracker

As we entered a new decade, Fitbit’s fortunes looked uncertain. Last year, the company was acquired by Google for a neat $2.1 billion—a move that left some longtime Fitbit users wary about their data privacy. The acquisition followed reports about disappointing Versa Lite sales, which was a blow to Fitbit considering…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Fitbit, Fitness Trackers, Consumer Tech, Fitbit Charge 4, In 2020 Im Actually Kinda Jazzed For A Tracker


Our Favorite Gadgets to Use When Stuck at Home

A third of the global population is on lockdown, and at least 200 million Americans in 21 states, 47 counties and 14 cities are urged to stay home. So people are left with their own devices—literally—to keep some sanity.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Consumer Tech, Kindle Paperwhite, Apple Watch Series 5, Sony Wh 1000xm3


Adorable Animated Super Mario Chain Chomp Toy Will Help You Practice Safe Social Distancing

If you’ve played the various iterations of games like Super Mario and Mario Kart over the years, you’ve undoubtedly found yourself at the dangerous end of a Chain Chomp more than once. The character can be a terrifying baddie to stumble across in a game, but in real life it’s the most adorable way to keep other people…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Mario Kart, Super Mario, Consumer Tech, Chain Chomp


Timex's New GPS Smartwatch Ain't Cute, But It's Cheap

When Timex announced earlier this year that it was getting back into the smartwatch game, I was a little perplexed.. That’s mainly because, at a glance, the new Ironman GPS R300 looks much more like the kind of smartwatch-fitness tracker hybrid that was popular back in 2016 than a device you’d relaunch a product line …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Timex, Timex Ironman Gps R300 Review


Apple Not Only Fixed the New MacBook Air's Keyboard, It Also Made the Laptop Easier To Repair

It was long assumed that one of the big sacrifices to making a laptop as thin as the MacBook Air was severely diminishing its repairability. But iFixit gutted the recently announced 2020 MacBook Air and discovered more than just keyboard improvements; Apple has also made it easier to fix several of the laptop’s most…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Tech, MacBook Air, Laptops, Consumer Tech, iFixit


This Ankle Exoskeleton Was Designed to Make Running Easier

Running is one of the most affordable forms of exercise, but it’s also one that people love to groan about—and for good reason. It’s a high-impact sport that can be hard on the body, and that’s without factoring in however you might feel about your individual athleticism. But Stanford engineers have found a wearable…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Fitness, Stanford, Running


Marshall's New Itty Bitty Smart Speaker Packs Big Sound

Marshall’s latest smart speaker is an unusually small boy. How small? The new Uxbridge Voice, which is integrated with Amazon Alexa, measures a mere 5 by 6.6 by 4.8 inches.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Alexa, Marshall, Consumer Tech, Amazon Alexa, Smart Speakers, Uxbridge Voice


The Never-Ending Death of Smart Home Gadgets

I got my smart TV in early November 2016. It was a 50-inch Samsung—the largest size I could convince my then skeptical roommate to shell out for. We scored a modest deal. At roughly $600 split between two poor millennials, it wasn’t half-bad. (Though, in retrospect, I should have waited until Black Friday.) It was,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Science, Samsung, Iot, Smart Home, Sonos, Philips Hue, Planned Obsolescence, Consumer Tech, Dyson 360 Eye, Do You Own Anything Anymore


Mesa Biotech gains emergency FDA approval for rapid, point-of-care COVID-19 test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making use of its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) powers to expand the pool of available COVID-19 testing resources in the U.S., and now you can add another rapid test that delivers results in just 30 minutes to the list. Mesa’s test is also small enough to be able to be used right at the frontline of care, including in clinics and hospitals, with multiple tests able to be run in parallel. Mesa’s rapid test follows one from Cepheid that was app...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Science, Tech, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Flu, Fda, Influenza, Amplifiers, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, EUA, Mesa, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Oura partners with UCSF to determine if its smart ring can hep detect COVID-19 early

Startups continue to find new ways to contribute to ongoing efforts to fight the global spread of COVID-19 during the current global coronavirus pandemic, and personal health hardware-maker Oura is no exception. The smart ring startup is working with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on a new study to see if its device can help detect early physiological sings that might indicate the onset of COVID-19. This study will include two parts: Around 2,000 frontline healthcare professi...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, California, Tech, Finland, Frontline, University Of California, UCSF, University of California San Francisco UCSF, OURA, Ashley Mason, Coronavirus


Oura partners with UCSF to determine if its smart ring can help detect COVID-19 early

Startups continue to find new ways to contribute to ongoing efforts to fight the global spread of COVID-19 during the current global coronavirus pandemic, and personal health hardware-maker Oura is no exception. The smart ring startup is working with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on a new study to see if its device can help detect early physiological signs that might indicate the onset of COVID-19. This study will include two parts: Around 2,000 frontline healthcare professi...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, California, Tech, Finland, Frontline, University Of California, UCSF, University of California San Francisco UCSF, OURA, Ashley Mason, Coronavirus


Kinsa’s fever map could show just how crucial it is to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

Smart thermometer maker Kinsa has been working on building accurate, predictive models of how seasonal illnesses like the flu travel in and among communities — and its fever map is finding new utility as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows globally. While Kinsa’s US Health Weather Map has no way of tracking the spread of COVID-19 specifically, as it looks only at fevers tied to geographic data, it could provide easy-to-grasp early indicators of the positive effects of social distancing and i...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, US, Tech, Model, United States, New York Times, Dalziel, Miami, Influenza, Kinsa, Ben


Turn Your Nintendo Switch Into a Miniature Arcade Optimized For Fighting Games

Nintendo’s Switch might not be the top console choice for fans of fighting games, but with titles like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Super Smash Bros. available, it’s no slouch either. If fighting games get more screen time on your Switch than Zelda does, this miniature arcade stick controller might be a worthy…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Zelda, Consumer Tech, Controllers, Thanko, Joysticks, Arcade Controller Mini


The World's First Digital Watch Is Coming Back—for $750

If you’re trying to do everything you can to preserve your mental health while quarantined at home, an endless list of doomsday notifications on your smartwatch probably isn’t helping. Given that a dumb watch doesn’t seem so dumb any more, Hamilton is re-releasing the world’s first digital watch that does nothing more…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Tech, Watches, Hamilton, Consumer Tech, Pulsar, PSR, Hamilton PSR, Hamilton Watch


FluSense system tracks sickness trends by autonomously monitoring public spaces

One of the obstacles to accurately estimating the prevalence of sickness in the general population is that most of our data comes from hospitals, not the 99.9 percent of the world that isn’t hospitals. FluSense is an autonomous, privacy-respecting system that counts the people and coughs in public spaces to keep health authorities informed. Every year has a flu and cold season, of course, though this year’s is of course far more dire. But it’s like an ordinary flu season in that the main way any...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Flu, Rahman, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Tauhidur Rahman, Forsad Al Hossain


If You Want to Buy a Treadmill, Peloton Can't Help Right Now

Now’s the time for folks to get creative about how they exercise, but if you were hoping to get a Peloton Tread, you’re out of the luck. Peloton has announced that it’s temporarily suspending sales for its treadmills as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Fitness, Consumer Tech, Peloton, Peloton Tread, Coronavirus, Covid 19


This Smart Tape Measure Is an Asshole

There are plenty of bad connected gadgets, but sometimes it’s not the device itself that’s bad—it’s the execution. The idea of using a connected tape measure to track your fitness goals is not a bad idea. But considering the dangers of body dysmorphia and various types of eating disorders, it’s a gadget that needs to…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Fitness, Consumer Tech, Pie By Bagel Labs Review, Pie By Bagel Labs


This U-Shaped Window AC Unit Looks Nifty If You've Got Noodle Arms

Summer is still a few months away, but for many of us lacking upper body strength, installing a window AC unit is righteous torture. There’s installing brackets, sealing your window, and if you’re in an apartment, doing all that while praying your noodle arms don’t give out and crush pedestrians below. That’s why…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Appliances, Consumer Tech, Ac, Air Conditioners, U Shaped Window AC Unit Looks Nifty



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