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This Case Gives Your Phone Robotic Legs So It Can Crawl to a Wireless Charging Pad

By now our brains are all wired with smartphone battery anxiety, and panic starts to set in when power drops below 50%. In one of the more bizarre ways to keep those stresses at bay, a team of researchers have developed a new smartphone case with a set of tiny robotic legs that allow a phone to crawl to a wireless…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Research, Smartphones, Cases, Robots, Seoul National University, Casecrawler


If You Can Turn a Screw, You Can Install These Networked Motion-Sensing Nightlights

Six years ago, SnapPower introduced its original Guidelight which cleverly turned plastic outlet covers into LED nightlights without requiring any wiring. A few iterations later, the company’s new ConnectLight introduces motion sensing and wireless connectivity that can be installed without an electrician, or even a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Safety, Tech, Kickstarter, Night Light, Consumer Tech, SnapPower, Connectlight


This Tiny Portable Dock Got Me Playing My Nintendo Switch on My TV

Long story short, before this weekend, I had never once used the Nintendo Switch Dock to play my video games on the TV. When I first got my Switch, it was because my roommates had stuffed our communal TV’s four HDMI ports with their shit and I was not about to dive into that Medusa nest of dusty cords. Fast forward a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, Nintendo Switch, Genki Covert Dock, Bigger Is Easier To See Apparently, Genki Covert Dock Review


Prototype Reveals Your eReader Might One Day Fold Just Like a Real Book

In addition to low power consumption and excellent legibility in bright sunlight, E Ink’s electronic paper displays are just as flexible as OLED screens. So while folding phones and tablets are grabbing headlines, folding eBook readers could soon be a thing too, as this prototype from E Ink reveals.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Prototypes, E Ink, Consumer Tech, E Readers


Leaked Document Suggests Google Is Still Tinkering With a Foldable Pixel

Foldable smartphones don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. A leaked document obtained by 9to5 Google hints that not only is Google developing Android builds for a Pixel 5a, it’s also futzing around with a foldable Pixel and possibly two other devices.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Smartphones, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Pixel Phones, Foldables


Sony Has Practically Perfected Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

With the release of the WH-1000XM2 headphones three years ago, Sony succeeded in besting the feature Bose’s headphones were best known for: noise-canceling. A year after that, Sony’s WH-1000XM3 update included some welcome improvements when it came to comfort, and while the new WH-1000XM4 continue to refine the…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Sony, Bose, Noise Cancelling, Consumer Tech


The Pixel 4 and 4XL Have Already Been Discontinued

It was less than a year ago that Google introduced the Pixel 4 and 4XL. In fact, it’s been just a little over 10 months. However, it appears that Google has already decided to discontinue its current flagship phones, with both devices out of stock in the U.S., per the Verge.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL


I Miss Polaroids

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “Aren’t Polaroids back?” And my answer is that the new wave of instant cameras might look similar and do the similar things as an old-school Polaroid, but they are most definitely not the same.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Cameras, Polaroid, Instant Cameras, Polaroids, I Miss


The RG350P Is the Retro Portable You Should Buy

Just five months ago I called the original Retro Game 350 the best portable retro gaming machine you could buy. It’s still an excellent device, but if you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, the new RG350P includes a handful of subtle but excellent upgrades that make it a better handheld in every way, and well worth…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Retro, Emulators, Consumer Tech, Rg350p, Retro Game 350p, Anbernic


Apple's New 27-inch iMac Is a Massive Refresh—and Likely Intel's Last

Surprise! Apple just announced it’s refreshing the 27-inch iMac. On top of adding a new 10-core Intel processor, the newest Mac desktop will also offer beefed-up memory, a Retina 5K display, next-gen graphics, and updated cameras, speakers, and mics. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Intel, Desktops, iMac, 27 Inch Imac


William English, Co-Creator of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 91

If you’re on a desktop right now, you’re probably using a computer mouse. In which case, you should raise a glass to William English. Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Obituary, Computer History, Computer Mouse, William English


Microsoft Is Reportedly Delaying the Dual-Screen Surface Neo

While it seems like we’ll be seeing the Surface Duo very soon, it appears we’ll have to wait a lot longer for the Surface Neo. Microsoft originally planned for the Neo to launch during the 2020 holiday season, but has reportedly instead hit pause on the production of the dual-screen tablet.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Microsoft, Tablets, Consumer Tech, Windows 10X, Surface Neo


Looks Like the Apple Watch Series 6 Could Sport a Blood Oxygen Sensor

While we know many of the new features that are coming to the Apple Watch Series 6 via WatchOS 7, it’s been relatively quiet on what hardware changes Apple might make. However, it now looks like the Series 6 might be the first Apple Watch to include a blood oxygen sensor. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Apple rumors, Consumer Tech, Apple Watch Series 6


So, Should You Buy the Apple Watch Series 3 Right Now?

The Series 3 is a good smartwatch. Some would even say the Apple Watch Series 3 was the first real smartwatch that was worth the expensive price tag. That said, it’s been three years since the Series 3 launched. Apple’s lowered the price of the watch to $200, and these days, you can find deals that bring that price…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Consumer Tech, Apple Watch Series 3


I Miss My Sharp Personal Organizer

I’ve yet to determine why exactly I gravitate to portable gadgets, but I can remember being obsessed with everything high-tech and pocketable since I was a kid. It started with obvious devices like the Game Boy which all of my friends had, but eventually included personal organizers: devices that tended to appeal more…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Sharp, Consumer Tech, Organizers, I Miss


The First Etch A Sketch That Lets You Draw Circles Is the Perfect Fidget Toy

Unless you’re a savant born with unnatural abilities for using two knobs to create artistic masterpieces, the Etch A Sketch drawing toy gets less appealing the older you get. I was surprised to find that the new Etch A Sketch Revolution—arguably the first reimagining of the toy that now makes drawing smooth curves and…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Spin Master, Etch A Sketch, Etch A Sketch Revolution Review, Etch A Sketch Revolution


CES 2021 Is Officially Cancelled, Will Be an All-Digital Experience

Listen closely, do you hear that? That’s the sound of hundreds of thousands of tech journalists, buyers, and exhibitors breathing a sigh of relief as today the Consumer Technology Association announced that its annual Consumer Electronics Show will be an all-digital experience for January 2021.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Ces, Consumer Electronics Show, Consumer Tech, Consumer Technology Association, Coronavirus, Covid 19, CES 2021


The Polar Unite Makes a Good Case for Simpler, Cheaper Fitness Watches

Fitness doesn’t have to be complicated, but that’s never stopped some wearables companies from turning exercise into an advanced course in data analysis. Most people who ask me which smartwatch they should buy aren’t looking for a metrics dump. They want the basics: a decent price, an easy way to track progress, and…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Commerce, Fitness Trackers, Consumer Tech, Sometimes Simpler Is Better, Polar Unite, Polar Unite Review


You're Going to Have to Wait Until Next Year to Get Your Hands on This Perfect Game Boy Clone

As if 2020 hasn’t already delivered enough gut punches, today Analogue announced that its highly anticipated upcoming handheld console, the Analogue Pocket, won’t ship until May 2021 at the earliest. That’s disappointing, but the company is opening pre-orders on August 3, and has also revealed some welcome updates to…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Consoles, Analogue, Consumer Tech, Game Boy, Handhelds, Analogue Pocket, Game Gear


Looks Like the Surface Duo Will Be Launching Really Soon

Murmurs that Microsoft’s Surface Duo might appear earlier than expected have been floating around for a while—but an FCC filing earlier this week and Bluetooth SIG certification that popped up today are strong hints that we’re probably a just a few weeks away from launch.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Fcc, Microsoft, Smartphones, Surface, Consumer Tech, Android 10, Surface Duo, The Surface Duo Is Almost Here, Fcc Filings


Just Buy a Damn Rice Cooker

It all started with a video dropped into our cooking Slack.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Appliances, Consumer Tech, Rice Cooker, Wash Your Rice You Monsters


There's No Reason Not to Use a Screen Protector

I used to laugh at my neurotic friends who used screen protectors.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Screen Protectors, Dont Be Like Me


This Depth-Sensing, Laser Measuring, Touchscreen Drill Is the Smartphone of Power Tools

Despite companies desperately trying to come up with reasons to add a screen to every appliance in your house, your fridge and toaster probably work just fine the way they are. And while a drill with a touchscreen also seems like complete overkill, the creators of the xDrill have at least come up with some genuinely…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Tools, Science, Crowdfunding, Tech, Kickstarter, Consumer Tech, Drills, Xdrill, Smartphone of Power Tools


Netflix Arrives to Turn the Google Nest Hub Into the Most Useful Device in Your Kitchen

With quick access to recipes and measurement conversions at your beck and call, Google’s Nest Hub has found a home in most user’s kitchens. Now, for those times when you’re stuck cleaning up after a big meal, Google is introducing Netflix support, turning its screen-enabled smart hubs into the perfect kitchen TV.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Consumer Tech, Smart Assistants, Nest Hub Max, Nest Hub


This Powerful Retro Handheld Almost Puts the N64 in Your Pocket

It didn’t take long for the handheld emulators coming out of China to get powerful enough to finally play N64 games, which is impressive—N64 is a notoriously challenging console to emulate. The RK2020 is among the first batch of portables that can play classics like Super Mario 64, and while it doesn’t emulate every…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, China, Tech, Retro, Consoles, N64, Consumer Tech, Handhelds, Rk2020


The Best Gadgets and Apps to Help You Get Off Your Ass While You're Stuck Inside

Working from home, which a lot of us are a lot more familiar with nowadays, comes with its own set of pros and cons. Pro: No commute. Con: Without a commute, you’re not moving quite as much. If you’ve found yourself congealing on the couch for days on end, you can change up your routine with gadgets and apps that will…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Apps, Science, Fitness, Standing


A 14,000-Year-Old Human Poop and the Best Human Brain Alternative: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Sometimes, the world is just so unbelievable that it’s hard to find words to describe it. In those situations, since I have no words, I look for the next best thing: something to make me laugh. And I don’t know if it’s because I communicate very well with my inner child or what, but there is one thing that always…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Climate Change, Zombies, Climate, Joe Biden, Star Trek, Siberia, Poop, Brains, Death Valley, Peacock, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus


This Sex Toy's Virtual Orgasm Coaching Service Gives New Meaning to Telehealth

Sex tech made a splash as a new category at CES 2020—an event that was somehow just months ago—but it was specifically Lora DiCarlo’s Baci toy that dominated the show floor. The award-winning Baci is launching today alongside the company’s new virtual sexual wellness coaching service—because, you know, staying at home…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Consumer Tech, Baci, Sex Tech, Lora DiCarlo, Dont Be A Prude


The BlazePod Has Nothing to Do With Weed, Sadly, but It Does Make Working Out Fun

Just to get this out of the way: Yes, it is bizarre that a device called BlazePod has nothing to do with vaping weed. What else could it possibly be? Officially, BlazePod is a modular fitness gadget that supposedly helps you train your agility, strength, balance, and focus. Unofficially, it is a gadget that, no matter…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Fitness, Consumer Tech, Somewhere A Weed Tech Ceo Is Crying, Blazepod Review


Zoom Just Made a $600 Tablet Just for Using Zoom Because That's the Particular Version of Hell We're Living Through Right Now

Zoom, the de facto pandemic video-conferencing software company of choice, is getting into the hardware game. Today, the company announced the Zoom For Home—DTEN ME, a 27-inch tablet that comes with Zoom pre-installed. It’s $600.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tablets, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Consumer Tech



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