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We’ve come full rectangle: Polaroid is reborn out of The Impossible Project

More than a decade after announcing that it would keep Polaroid’s abandoned instant film alive, The Impossible Project has done the… improbable: It has officially become the brand it set out to save. And to commemorate the occasion there’s a new camera, the Polaroid Now. The convergence of the two brands has been in the works for years, and in fact Impossible Project products were already Polaroid-branded. But this marks a final and satisfying shift in one of the stranger relationships in startu...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Hardware, Tech, Cameras, Lady Gaga, Polaroid, Gaga, ONESTEP, FujiFilm Instax, Impossible, Impossible Project, Instant Film, Nederlanders, The Impossible Project, Polaroid Originals


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


NYU makes face shield design for healthcare workers that can be built in under a minute available to all

New York University is among the many academic, private and public institutions doing what it can to address the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) among healthcare workers across the world. The school worked quickly to develop an open-source face-shield design, and is now offering that design freely to any and all in order to help scale manufacturing to meet needs. Face shields are a key piece of equipment for front-line healthcare workers operating in close contact with COVID-19 p...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Tech, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Mask, Laser, Emerging-technologies, New York University, Nyu, Contents, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


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


Prisma Health develops FDA-authorized 3D-printed device that lets a single ventilator treat four patients

The impending shortage of ventilators for U.S. hospitals is likely already a crisis, but will become even more dire as the number of patients with COVID-19 that are suffering from severe symptoms and require hospitalization grows. That’s why a simple piece of hardware newly approved by the FDA for emergency use – and available free via source code and 3D-printing for hospitals – might be a key ingredient in helping minimize the strain on frontline response efforts. The Prisma Health VESper is a ...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Articles, Tech, Industrial Design, United States, 3d Printing, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, South Carolina, Emerging-technologies, Software Engineer, Sarah Farris, Coronavirus, COVID-19


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


Dyson and Gtech answer UK call for ventilator design and production to support COVID-19 response

Companies around the world are shifting production lines and business models to address the needs of governments and healthcare agencies in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Two companies answering that call are Dyson and Gtech, both of which are working on ventilator hardware, leveraging their experience building vacuums and other motor-driven airflow gadgets to spin up new designs and get them validated and produced as quickly as possible. Dyson, the globally recognized applianc...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, UK, Hardware, Tech, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Boris Johnson, Fda, James Dyson, Dyson, UK Government, Grey, CNC, GTECH


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


Huawei announces the P40 and tries to stay relevant without Google

Huawei has unveiled new flagship phones today, the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. These are beautiful phones with great specs. But it would only take you a few minutes to realize that there’s something odd with them. There is no Gmail, no Google Maps and no Google Play Store. Last year, the U.S. government restricted U.S. firms from maintaining a business relationship with Huawei. Even though Huawei can only release Google-free phones, the company isn’t standing still. It is still releasing flagship...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Gadgets, China, Samsung, Huawei, Gpu, Kirin, P40, Europe Huawei, Huawei P40, HUAWEI P40 Pro, P40 Pro, In China Google


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


Turn a plastic bottle into a bidet

CuloClean is a portable gadget that turns a plastic bottle into a bidet. I can't vouch for its efficacy but it seems like a useful alternative to wiping your bum, especially as toilet paper has become a high-value currency. Apparently CuloClean supplies are also running low but it seems like you could make one yourself that would at least approximate this $9 gadget's utility. From CuloClean: You can easily regulate water intensity by exerting more or less pressure to the bottle. This wa...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Toilet Paper, Bathrooms, Restrooms, Bidets


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


Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders

There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by frontline responders working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the Frontline Responders Fund wants to channel donations to help address that shortage. The fund, which is seeking public donations via GoFundMe, will use all proceeds to cover the costs of transportation of these crucial supplies to the hospitals, clinics and public agencies that need them most. Flexport is facilitati...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Safety, Softbank, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Edward Norton, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Ron Conway, Flexport, Petersen


Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support

Apple has released software updates for the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple Watch, the Apple TV and the Mac. The biggest changes are on the iPad. Starting today, you can pair a mouse or trackpad with your iPad and use it to move a cursor on the display. Apple unveiled trackpad support for iPadOS when it announced the new iPad Pro last week. While the company plans to sell a new Magic Keyboard with a built-in trackpad, you don’t need to buy a new iPad or accessory to access the feature. When you p...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Facetime, watchOS, Tvos, Chile New Zealand, macOS, iPadOS, Apple Watch the Apple TV, Screen Time Communication Limits, Turkey Apple


Survey shows growth in podcasts and voice assistants, little change in streaming

A new annual survey taken before the current COVID-19 crisis led to restrictions of movement in much of the U.S. suggests good news for Amazon, Facebook’s dominance unthreatened and continued growth in podcasting. Edison Research and Triton Digital released their annual last week, compiling data on consumers’ use of smart speakers, podcasts, music streaming and social media from 1,500 people (aged 12 and older) to compare year-over-year changes. Here are a few interesting findings: Voice a...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Spotify, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Pandora, Volley, Streaming Media, Virtual Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Facebook, Edison Research, Triton Digital, Smart Speaker


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


7 Cool Things to do with a MacBook Pro that you Probably Don’t Know

Think you know your MacBook Pro inside and out? Think again! Here are 7 Cool Things to do… The post 7 Cool Things to do with a MacBook Pro that you Probably Don’t Know appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Macbook, Macbook Pro


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


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


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


5 Best Gadgets to have in the office

Productivity in the office is critical to your success. But many workers today have so much on their… The post 5 Best Gadgets to have in the office appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Office, Webcam, Wireless, Charger, Wireless USB


Everyday Interactions – Your Company, Their Phone

Mobile application development has swept the business world away. It’s becoming more and more necessary for a company… The post Everyday Interactions – Your Company, Their Phone appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Mobile Apps, App Development


Rounding Up the Six Best Accessories for Your iPhone 11

If you already jumped into the craze and got yourself a new iPhone 11, you have to complete… The post Rounding Up the Six Best Accessories for Your iPhone 11 appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Case, AirPods, Ghostek, Morphie, Nilkin


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


Vaping additive blamed for outbreak produces ‘exceptionally toxic’ byproducts

The threat of vape lung seems to have receded to the distant past now that we are all facing the coronavirus, but new research has shed light on the nature of that much more limited epidemic. It turns out vitamin E acetate, the vape fluid additive until now merely associated with lung damage, converts into a toxic chemical cocktail when heated. That vitamin E acetate is not healthy to inhale is not a surprise; the chemical, which essentially had been used to dilute THC oil in cheap aftermarket v...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Cdc, Tech, Royal College Of Surgeons, Fda, Vaping, Dublin, National Academy of Sciences, Wu, Dan Wu, Vape Lung, Vitamin E Acetate, Donal O'Shea