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You Can Build These Analog Synthesizers Like Nintendo's Cardboard Labo Toys

If you’ve never played around with Teenage Engineering’s tiny synthesizers—like its iPod-sized Pocket Operators or the impressively-capable OP-1—you’re missing out on some fun, accessible ways to get into music. And the company is now expanding its Pocket Operators line with a series of new build-it-yourself modular…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Music, Science, Diy, Audio, Tech, Nintendo, Instruments, Sequencers, Consumer Tech, Synthesizers, Teenage Engineering, Pocket Operators


Navigation Apps With Millions of Downloads Exposed as Just Google Maps With Bonus Ads

One of the purported benefits of modern day app stores is to make it easier for companies to review and ensure that the software you download isn’t harmful or malicious. But with upwards of 2.1 million apps on Google Play, sometimes things slip through the cracks, which seems precisely how at least 19 different free…
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Apps, Science, App Stores, Google Maps, Consumer Tech, Stop Downloading Random Map Apps


The Zanco Smart Pen Is a Modern Day Talkboy 

Zanco’s Smart Pen isn’t actually a pen, it’s barely a phone (and not very smart), and the company behind it sounds like an outfit that supplies Wile E. Coyote with an assortment of random gadgets. But if Kevin McAllister was trying to defend his home from a bunch of crooks today instead of back in the 90s, the Smart…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Smartphones, Styluses, Consumer Tech, Kevin McAllister, Wile E Coyote, Smart pen, Zanco, The Smart Pen Is A Reimagined Smart Pen, Zanco Smart Pen


Once a Musical Oddity, the Stylophone Is Now a Fully-Capable, $350 Analog Synthesizer

The Stylophone started life as a kitschy electronic toy instrument—the digital version of the kazoo, if you will—but over the years has slowly developed new sounds and features making it more than just a novelty. The new Stylophone Gen R-8 is an evolutionary leap compared to previous versions of the instrument, and…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Electronics, Tech, Instruments, Consumer Tech, Stylophone, Dubreq, Stylophone Gen R 8


Latest Apple Rumor Says There's a New iPod in the Works

It’s been a long time since the iPod was Apple’s most important gadget, and while the iPod Classic, the iPod Nano, and the iPod Shuffle are no longer available, the iPod Touch is still keeping the name alive. And if rumors are true, it seems Apple’s last remaining iPod is in line for at least one more refresh.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Ipod, Apple Music, Ipod Touch, Consumer Tech, Usb C, MP3 Players, Apple Services, The Ipod Might Not Be Dead Yet


The Weird, Bizarre, and Amusing Tech at CES 2019

For all the cool gadgets that get shown off at CES, there’s also a bunch of things that make even the most jaded tech bloggers squint in a mix of confusion and amused befuddlement. Some of it you’ll find on the main show floor, others you’ll find in the nooks and corners at the Sands Expo and Eureka Park.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Ces, Consumer Tech, Sands Expo, CES 2019, Eureka Park Read


Samsung’s 5G-Ready S10 ‘X’ Sounds Like a Powerhouse That Will Wreck Your Wallet

By now, news has already gotten out about Samsung’s next Unpacked event on Febuary 20th, where we’re expecting to see all three version of the new S10 (S10 Lite, S10, and S10 Plus). But now, a new report from South Korean outlet ETNews suggests that the Samsung S10’s 5G-ready variant will sport some truly far-out…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, 5g, Samsung Galaxy, Consumer Tech, ETNews, Samsung Unpacked, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 X Rumors, Galaxy S10 X, Samsung Unpacked 2019


With Spigen's New Over-the-Air Charging Case, We're One Step Closer to Truly Wireless Power Being a Reality

Over the past few years, Ossia has impressed us with demonstrations of its over-the-air power delivery system which promises to make charging cables and pads obsolete. But it’s always been just demos of prototypes, which feels like a constant tease of a future we want right now. For CES 2019, however, Ossia worked…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Smartphones, Ces, Power, Cases, Wireless, Charging, Ossia, Consumer Tech, Cota, Spigen, CES 2019, Ces2019, Forever Sleeve


I'm on a Boat—in the Middle of the Desert

I don’t have my swim trunks or my flippy-floppies, and there aren’t any dolphins anywhere, but you can’t stop me ‘cause I’m on a boat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Online Shopping, Boats, Voice Assistants, Yachts, Consumer Tech, Furrion, CES 2019, The First Boat At Ces, Numarine


There's a Cleaning Kit Hidden Inside This Portable NES so You'll Never Have to Blow on a Cartridge Again

Do I need another portable gaming device weighing down my backpack every time I leave the house? My spine says no, but the retro gamer in me loves the idea of taking an NES with me wherever I roam. As handheld consoles go, My Arcade’s RetroChamp, announced at CES this year, pushes the boundaries of portable gaming.…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nes, Ces, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, My Arcade, CES 2019, Ces2019, Retrochamp


AT&T Executive Thinks You Will Love Its Fake 5G

AT&T has been using some shady marketing to convince the world it’s leading the pack on the road to next-generation wireless technology—5G. And one of its executives seems to believe that consumers will love the company’s shadily branded service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Att, 5g, Consumer Tech, Road To 5g


AMD Has a New Very Fancy GPU

Usually, the biggest announcements at CES are over with by the end of the first day, but during its second-day keynote AMD CEO Lisa Su announced a new GPU, the AMD Radeon VII. According to Su, it is the very first 7nm graphics card available to consumers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Graphics, Amd, Gpu, Gpus, Consumer Tech, AMD Radeon, Lisa Su, AMD Vega, CES 2019, Amd Radeon Vii


AMD Has a New Very Fancy GPU [Updated]

Usually, the biggest announcements at CES are over with by the end of the first day, but during its second-day keynote AMD CEO Lisa Su announced a new GPU, the AMD Radeon VII. According to Su, it is the very first 7nm graphics card available to consumers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Graphics, Amd, Gpu, Gpus, Consumer Tech, AMD Radeon, Lisa Su, AMD Vega, CES 2019, Amd Radeon Vii


Google Is Blitzing CES with a Literal Rollercoaster Full of Google Assistant Tech

OK, it’s a small coaster, but after a couple years of attending CES, between the Google vending machines, the Google branded monorail, and a bunch of new features for the Google Assistant, it feels like Google is flexing on the world’s biggest trade show in a way it never has before. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ces, Google Maps, Voice Assistant, Consumer Tech, Google Assistant, CES 2019, Google Assistant Asserts Its Dominance, Lenovo Smart Clock, Google Ride, Interpreter Mode


Lenovo's Cheap Android Tablets Double as Alexa Speakers

The tablet is lazy. At least that’s what Lenovo seems to think. The company believes tablets can be used for more than watching Netflix and playing Solitaire. So today, it’s launching two tablets (both under $300) that double as Alexa devices—complete with docks that double as Bluetooth speakers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Netflix, Lenovo, Alexa, Consumer Tech, Alexa Speakers, CES 2019, Lenovo Smart Tab M10, Lenovo Smart Tab P10


Alienware Is Redefining the Gamer Aesthetic, Again

Every few years Alienware, Dell’s gaming-focused brand, dramatically changes its design language. In 2009 it moved from the alien-like aesthetic it had embraced for a decade to something more industrial and reminiscent of an 80s supercar. And starting in 2019, Alienware plans to roll out a slew of products created…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Dell, Alienware, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2019, Alienware Area 51m, Alienware Dell


Wacom's New Drawing Tablets Are Cheap Enough For Aspiring Artists

There’s long been a far-fetched rumor that Adobe intentionally leaks pirated copies of Photoshop and Illustrator to hook young, aspiring artists on its software before they transition into careers as professional designers. Still, many of the professional design hardware remains quite expensive for students and other…Read more...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Tech, Ces, Tablets, Wacom, Consumer Tech, CES 2019, Ces2019


Wacom's New Touchscreen Drawing Tablets Are Cheap Enough For Aspiring Artists

There’s long been a far-fetched rumor that Adobe intentionally leaks pirated copies of Photoshop and Illustrator to hook young, aspiring artists on its software before they transition into careers as professional designers. Still, many of the professional design hardware remains quite expensive for students and other…Read more...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Tech, Ces, Tablets, Wacom, Consumer Tech, CES 2019, Ces2019


Y'all Ruined One of Lenovo's Best ThinkPads

Okay you jack asses. We need to fight. Because starting this year the Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad X1—Lenovo’s 360-hinge version of the practically perfect X1 Carbon, is dropping the very light and durable all carbon fiber body and replacing it with heavier and lamer aluminum.
Tags: Science, Ces, Lenovo, Laptops, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, Consumer Tech, Lenovo Thinkpad, CES 2019


You Can Ask Alexa to Change Sounds on Roland's New Keyboard While Your Hands Keep Playing

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa have been baked into a lot of questionable gadgets that don’t really need to be controlled through voice commands. But one device where hands-free operation makes a bit more sense is a digital piano where a user’s hands are preoccupied making music, so Roland’s adding Alexa to its…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Music, Science, Keyboards, Tech, Ces, Instruments, Alexa, Roland, Consumer Tech, Pianos, CES 2019, Ces2019


Nikon Adds a Powerful New 14-30mm Ultra-Wide Zoom to Its Z-series Lens Lineup

For Nikon’s first foray into the full-frame digital mirrorless world, its new Z-series cameras have become worthy rivals to Sony’s A7 and A9 cams, sometimes even beating Sony at its own game when it comes capturing high-quality video.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Cameras, Sony, Digital Cameras, Nikon, Lenses, Consumer Tech, Camera Lenses, CES 2019, Nikon Z, Z6, Z7, Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras, Nikon Z Cams Get A New Lens And Video Kit


Panasonic Returns the Technics 1200 Turntable to Its DJ Roots With the new MK7

At CES 2016, Panasonic revived the Technics 1200 turntable line which had last been updated with the MK6 back in 2008. The pricey Grand Class Technics SL-1200G was targeted at audiophiles, however, while the 1200’s biggest fanbase had been mostly DJs who loved its high-torque, direct-drive platter. Two years later,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Music, Science, Tech, Ces, Records, Turntables, Vinyl, Panasonic, Technics, Consumer Tech, Technics 1200, CES 2019, Ces2019, Technics 1200 Mk7, Technics Sl 1200 Mk7


The RetroChamp Turns the Original NES Into a Nintendo Switch-Inspired All-In-One Handheld

Thirty years after the original Game Boy was first released, handheld gaming is as popular as it’s ever been. Smartphones provide endless entertainment, and Nintendo’s current flagship console is even a portable device. But what if 1983-era technology had allowed the original NES to go portable? My Arcade’s new Retro…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nes, Ces, Nintendo, Retro, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Famicom, Cartridges, My Arcade, CES 2019, Ces2019, Retro Champ


LG Will Finally Sell That Cool Rollable TV Concept

Two years ago LG Displays showed off a super cool OLED TV that rolled up into its base when not in use, essentially giving you the best of both the TV and projector worlds. Now LG is actually selling a TV based on the technology. The LG Signature OLED TV R will ship later this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lg, Televisions, Consumer Tech, LG Displays, LG OLED, CES 2019, Lg Oled R, LG Signature OLED TV R


Huawei Is Going Hard at the MacBook Air With Its New MateBook 13

Huawei has only been in the laptop game for a few years now, but following up on the success of systems like the MateBook X Pro, Huawei is expanding its notebook portfolio with the new MateBook 13.Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Ces, Huawei, Notebooks, Laptops, Hands On, Consumer Tech, Matebook, CES 2019, Huawei Keeps Churning Out Those Matebooks, Matebook 13


Razer's First Foray into Gaming Monitors is a Show Stopper

Razer’s just made gaming monitors more colorful. The very first from the company, the 27-inch Razer Raptor, includes a bright strip of LED lights along the base.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Ces, Nvidia, Displays, Razer, Consumer Tech, Gaming Displays, CES 2019, Razer Blade 15, Razer Raptor


Nvidia's Powerhouse Ray Tracing GPUs Are Finally Coming to Laptops

It’s something we’ve all expected since Nvidia first announced the RTX 20-series of GPUs last year. Super fast ray tracing graphics cards in a laptop. And finally, after months of waiting, Nvidia announced the new series of GPUs at CES.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Nvidia, Consumer Tech, Ray Tracing, CES 2019


This Laptop Has a Notch

Little by little, smartphone design has been making an impact on laptops thanks to features like touchscreens, built-in fingerprint readers, face-scanning cameras, and more. So naturally, after notches became one of the most discussed (and often reviled) features on phones in 2018, Asus went and added one to the new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Ces, Notebooks, Laptops, Consumer Tech, CES 2019, Asus Put A Notch On A Laptop, Zenbook S13


Sphero's Sensor Ring Turns Everything Into an Instrument For Fidgety Finger Tappers

Hello. My name is Andrew Liszewski, and I’m an incessant finger tapper. Almost anything in reach can become an impromptu drum kit when I’m burning off nervous tension. It’s often incredibly annoying to those unfortunate enough to be in earshot, but soon my anxious behaviors could yield a future hit on the club scene…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Tech, Ces, Sensors, Instruments, Sphero, Consumer Tech, Andrew Liszewski, Specdrums, CES 2019, Ces2019


Tech Comebacks, 'Bandersnatch' Endings, and Net Neutrality: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Welcome to 2019! You made it. Despite the government shutdown and myriad other cursed baggage we’re still faced with—including the official death of net neutrality, for which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and self-affirmed shill released a gloating statement—there was actually some good news this week! For one, lots of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Ces, Consumer Tech, Ajit Pai, Best of the week, Nintendo Switch, Bird Box, Bandersnatch