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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

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

It Sure Seems Like Apple Is Going to Announce the iPhone 9 Real Soon

Two weeks ago to little fanfare, Apple somewhat abruptly released refreshed versions of the iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini. And now, it seems like Apple is prepping for the imminent release of the iPhone 9 (or whatever Apple ends up calling its upcoming mid-range phone). Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Smartphones, Leaks, Rumors, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Consumer Tech, iPhone 9, The Rumor Mill, The Iphone 9 Is Coming Soon

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

Big Leak Reveals the OnePlus 8's Design and Specs Ahead of Launch

Recently, OnePlus has started hyping up its next big phone—the OnePlus 8. And now, a big leak has just revealed a ton of critical info about the design and features of OnePlus’ next flagship handset. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Leaks, Rumors, Oneplus, Consumer Tech, The Rumor Mill, OnePlus 8, Big Oneplus 8 Leak

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

Huawei's Flagship P40 Pro+ Is Pushing the Limits of What a Smartphone Camera Can Do

Huawei typically likes to use its P-Series phones as a vessel to show off its fancy new camera tech. With the loss of Google services, and a growing range of bans on its products in international markets the latest P-Series phone needs to be extraordinary. If the new features on the P40 (particularly the P40 Pro+) are…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Huawei, Consumer Tech, EMUI, Huawei P40, The Huawei P40 Is Here, Huawei App Gallery

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

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

Samsung Is Bringing a Bunch of Galaxy S20 Features to the S10 and Note 10

Now that new Galaxy S20 line has been out for a while, it seems Samsung is turning its attention to some of its older phones by adding some of the S20's new features to the Galaxy S10, S10 Lite, and Galaxy Note 10. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Galaxy S10, One UI, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10 Still Getting A Little Love

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

Apple Will Now Let You Buy Apps for Mac and iOS as a Bundled Package

Earlier in the year, Apple announced that it would give developers a way to bundle related macOS, iOS, tvOS, watch OS, and iPadOS app sales into a single transaction, and now, right on schedule, Apple’s Universal Purchase system has finally gone live. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Apps, Science, Mac, Consumer Tech, macOS, Apple Universal Purchase Goes Live, Universal Purchase

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

Google I/O 2020 Just Went From Being Online-Only to Totally Canceled

When info regarding the spread of covid-19 began circulating, Google decided to reformat its annual developer conference—Google I/O—into an online-only event. But now, due to the increased severity of covid-19 and resulting government guidelines, Google has decided to cancel Google I/O entirely. Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Google Io, Google Assistant, Covid 19, Thats For Google Io 2020

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

Here's What Apple Would Have Announced at Its Canceled March Event

A few weeks ago, there were heavy rumors that Apple was planning a March 31 event to unveil a new slate of products. Now, for reasons that are obvious, Apple decided to err on the side of caution and cancel—a wise move considering Santa Clara County, where Cupertino is located, has banned gatherings of 1,000 people or…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, MacBook Air, Cupertino, Ipad Pro, Consumer Tech, Santa Clara County, Powerbeats 4, I Feel Dumb Having A 2018 Air

Dyson's New Flat Iron Is Impressive, But It's Not Magic

Let me tell you: Straightening hair is a pain in the ass. For those born without pin-straight tresses, taming frizz, waves, and curls is an Entire Process that involves a mystical combination of heat, expensive hair-styling products, and praying that the weather cooperates with you because, as we all know, water and…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Dyson, Consumer Tech, Styling, Dyson Corrale, Dyson Corrale Review

Leaked Apple Product Listings Suggest Refreshed iPad Pros Are Coming Soon

The iPad Pro hasn’t gotten a major update since October of 2018, which means they’re overdue for a refresh. And if a recent spate of product listings are any indication, there’s a good chance that revamped iPad Pros could arrive quite soon. Read more...
Tags: Ipad, Science, Leaks, Rumors, Tablets, Ipad Pro, Consumer Tech, The Rumor Mill, iPAD OS, New Ipad Pros Are Coming Soon

Sonos to Roll Out Whole New App for Its Next Generation of Speakers

The Sonos saga continues. A few months ago, the company caught some flack for sundowning its older hardware—now dubbed “legacy” products. It then quickly amended that while its oldest products would no longer receive newer features, they would still receive security updates and bug fixes. A big unanswered question,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Speakers, Smart Home, Sonos, Consumer Tech

We Risked Our Hair to Try Out Dyson's $500 Cordless Flat Iron

Bad hair days suck—so is it any wonder why lots of us don’t hesitate to plunk down hundreds of dollars a year in pursuit of a luscious, sleek mane? Even so, Dyson’s hairstyling gadgets are a special kind of expensive, from $400 supersonic hair dryers to its $550 Airwrap curling iron. The Corrale is Dyson’s latest hair…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Dyson, Consumer Tech, Styling, Hair Styling, Dyson Corrale

France Hits Apple With a Record-Setting $1.2 Billion Fine

France’s antitrust watchdog is not an Apple fan. Today, it fined the Cupertino giant 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), along with two wholesale partners, for violations regarding its efforts to restrict the wholesale market and abusing the economic dependence of resellers. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, France, Antitrust, Fines, Cupertino, Consumer Tech

Apple's Powerbeats 4 Are Finally Here and They're the Cheapest Ones Yet

After being rumored for months and even being spotted on shelves a couple days early, Apple has finally announced its new Powerbeats 4 semi-wireless headphones.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Audio, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Beats, Consumer Tech, Powerbeats, Wireless Audio, Powerbeats 4, Powerbeats 4 Are Here

Apple Is Moving WWDC Online for 2020

With Google having already shifted Google I/O to an online format because of covid-19, Apple has now pledged to do the same for WWDC 2020. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Google, Ipad, Science, Mac, Developers, Wwdc, Consumer Tech, macOS, Covid 19, Wwdc Moves Online For 2020

Montblanc Wants to Entice You With $595 Smart Headphones

Earlier this week, Montblanc announced its expensive-as-hell Android smartwatch, the $1,170 Summit 2+ —with cellular connectivity, as a treat. Now the company is following that up with plush, noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones that seem like a bargain by comparison, at $595.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Wireless Headphones, Consumer Tech, Montblanc, Noise Canceling Headphones, Capitalism Baby, Montblanc Smart Headphones, Montblanc Wants

For $39,000, You Can Buy a Wide-Angle Lens That Can Actually See Behind Itself

A talented photographer can snap stunning photos with even a cheap camera; expensive equipment doesn’t guarantee a beautiful shot. But that doesn’t make buying and experimenting with pricey gear, like a $39,000 fisheye lens with a field of view so wide it can see behind itself, any less tempting.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Science, Tech, Lenses, Lensrentals, Consumer Tech, Roger Cicala, Wide Angle, Fisheye, C 4 Optics

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