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Bumblebees bearing high-tech backpacks act as a living data collection platform

There’s lots of research going into tiny drones, but one of the many hard parts is keeping them in the air for any real amount of time. Why not hitch a ride on something that already flies all day? That’s the idea behind this project that equips bumblebees with sensor-filled backpacks that charge wirelessly and collect data on the fields they visit. A hive full of these cyber-bees could help monitor the health of a field by checking temperature and humidity, as well as watching for signs of rot ...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Science, Hardware, Tech, Bees, Iot, Biotech, University of Washington, Sawyer Fuller, Shyam Gollakotta, Gollakotta


Bumble bees bearing high-tech backpacks act as a living data collection platform

There’s lots of research going into tiny drones, but one of the many hard parts is keeping them in the air for any real amount of time. Why not hitch a ride on something that already flies all day? That’s the idea behind this project that equips bumble bees with sensor-filled backpacks that charge wirelessly and collect data on the fields they visit. A hive full of these cyber-bees could help monitor the health of a field by checking temperature and humidity, as well as watching for signs of rot...
Tags: Travel, TC, Gadgets, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Science, Hardware, Bees, Iot, Biotech, University of Washington, Sawyer Fuller, Shyam Gollakotta, Gollakotta


Lift Aircraft’s Hexa may be your first multirotor drone ride

We were promised jetpacks, but let’s be honest, they’re just plain unsafe. So a nice drone ride is probably all we should reasonably expect. Lift Aircraft is the latest to make a play for the passenger multirotor market, theoretical as it is, and its craft is a sleek little thing with some interesting design choices to make it suitable for laypeople to “pilot.” The Austin-based company just took the wraps off the Hexa, the 18-rotor craft it intends to make available for short recreational flight...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Transportation, Hardware, Tech, Austin, Drones, Robotics, Seattle, Sxsw, GeekWire, Chasen, Volocopter, Passenger Drones, Matt Chasen, Lift Aircraft 's Hexa


Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer

No one has any trouble tracking their steps today. But how can you make sure people know you’re doing it? Ostentatiously checking your phone or watch every five minutes is a pain. What if I told you there was a shoe with a step-tracking computer sticking out of it where everyone could see? It’s a Puma . It was born in 1986, and will be reborn in 2018 — briefly. The RS Computer was among the early stumbling steps of the personal computer era, when everyone thought that, since people were buying...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Hardware, Shoes, Tech, Tokyo, Puma, Casio, Zack Morris, London Berlin


Capture lets you grab real 3D models with your iPhone X’s powerful camera

Three dimensional modeling used to be hard. It used to require something at least as big as the Xbox Kinect to get really high quality scans you needed high-powered laser sensor systems. Now all you need is your phone and Capture. Capture is a proof-of-concept for a company called Standard Cyborg led by Jeff Huber and Garrett Spiegel. These YCombinator grads have worked in a number of high-profile vision startups and raised $2.4 million in seed from folks like Scott Banister, Trevor Blackwell, a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Apps, Tech, Gpu, Sdk, John Biggs, Huber, Jeff Huber, Standard Cyborg, Garrett Spiegel These YCombinator, Scott Banister Trevor Blackwell


Puma Is Re-Releasing Its 32-Year-Old Smart Shoe That Was Lightyears Ahead of Its Time

The concept of today’s smart, connected wearables just didn’t exist back in the 1980s when text-only operating systems like MS-DOS were still popular. But that didn’t stop Puma from releasing what was possibly the world’s first modern fitness tracker by strapping a chunky computer to the back of a sneaker. Thirty-two…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Shoes, Tech, Puma, Consumer Tech, Fitness Tracking, Puma Rs Computer


Move over notch, the hole-punch smartphone camera is coming

First it was the notch, now the hole-punch has emerged as the latest tech for concealing selfie cameras whilst keeping our smartphones as free of bezel as possible to maximize the screen space. This week, Samsung and Huawei both unveiled new phones that dispense with the iconic ‘notch’ — pioneered by Apple but popularized by everyone — in favor of positioning the front-facing camera in a small “Infinity-O” hole located on the top left side of the screen. Dubbed hole-punch, the approach is part o...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Technology, Electronics, Selfie, China, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Canada, United States


Krisp reduces noise on calls using machine learning, and it’s coming to Windows soon

If your luck is anything like mine, as soon as you jump on an important call, someone decides it’s a great time to blow some leaves off the sidewalk outside your window. 2Hz’s Krisp is a new desktop app that uses machine learning to subtract background noise like that, or crowds, or even crying kids — while keeping your voice intact. It’s already out for Macs and it’s coming to Windows soon. I met the creators of Krisp, including 2Hz co-founder Davit Baghdasaryan, earlier this year at UC Berkele...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Audio, Funding, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, UC Berkeley, Skype, Qualcomm, Skydeck, Sierra Ventures, WebEx, Noise Reduction


Voyager 2 joins its twin in interstellar space

Voyager 2, the multi-planetary exploratory probe launched in 1977, has finally entered interstellar space, some six years after its twin, Voyager 1, did the same. It’s now about 11 billion miles from Earth, the second-farthest-out human-made object in space. Interstellar space starts where the sun’s “heliosphere” ends — the big ball of radiation and plasma in which the planets bathe and by which they are protected. Both Voyagers have instruments on board that monitor all this stuff, and both hav...
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Voyager 2, Jpl, Voyager, Suzanne Dodd


A More Pleasant Way to Start Your Day

Waking up to the gentle, melodic song of a bird is far better than the repetitive blare of the alarm on our phones, but for city dwellers, the latter is sometimes our only option… until now!THE BIRD is a beautifully designed alarm clock that allows for the user to wake pleasantly to the distinctive song of a bird, no matter where they live! Not only does this lead to a potentially better start to their day but also stops the phone-screen from being the first thing that the user sees each morning...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Product Design, Alarm Clock, Baptiste Maingon, MIIO Studio


The Power Bank with Attitude!

We have seen a vast number of portable power bank concepts over this past year, but the playfulness and overall incredible detail of this one stole our attention. Meet Ninja. K, the power bank with attitude!The design incorporates a range of elements that are commonly associated with Ninjas, from trademark weapons through to the distinctive mask, it encapsulates these into the form of the ever-convenient power bank!The menacing and intimidating looks of a Ninja have been wonderfully captured on ...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Power Bank, Product Design, Rice Mak, Meet Ninja K


Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Find your travel companion the perfect gift this Christmas from this wonderful selection of luxury treats. The lead-up to Christmas can often be a stressful period but hopefully some of the ideas presented here will help to alleviate the perennial dilemma of what to buy. Whether she prefers to wrap up warm around the fire […] The post Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada edition) appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Accessories, Photography, Featured, Clothing, US, Canada, Luggage, Travel Equipment


Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Can’t think want to buy him this Christmas? Don’t despair… help is at hand! With our gift guide for the festive season, you’ll find all manner of ideas of the man in your life who loves to travel – from a stylish watch inspired by one of the America’s most iconic landmarks to the ultimate […] The post Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition) appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Accessories, Photography, Usa, Featured, Clothing, US, America, Canada, Luggage, North America, Regions, Travel Equipment, Don, Christmas US Canada


The 20 best gadgets of 2018

From electric bikes and fold-up drones to combat robots and digital skipping ropes… the year’s most desirable technologyInstead of relying on heat, this innovative device employs the Coanda jet-flow effect (which helps keep planes airborne) to wrap and style hair. It requires relearning how to coax your locks, but you can say goodbye to heat damage and singed foreheads. Continue reading...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Technology, Television, Shopping, Smartphones, Health & wellbeing, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars


Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Still looking for the perfect gift for your significant other this Christmas?  If the lady in your life loves to travel but is difficult to buy for, then look no further than our luxury travel gift guide.  With everything from snug wraps to keep you warm through Winter or keep you cosy on your travels […] The post Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition) appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Europe, Accessories, Photography, UK, Featured, Clothing, Luggage, Travel Equipment


Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

The festive season is upon us which of course means the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. The task of Christmas gift-giving is not always an easy one – especially if he already seems to have everything – so we hope our list helps you out! From a Harrods hamper packed with luxury […] The post Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition) appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Europe, Accessories, Photography, UK, Featured, Clothing, Luggage, Food And Drink, Travel Miscellany, Travel Equipment


Leica releases the CL Street Kit for all of your decisive moments

Leica’s pricey – but sexy – CL camera is the closest thing you can get to an original portable luxury shooter without spending more than a used Toyota Corolla. The CL, which launched last year, is essentially a pared down M series camera that has gotten rave reviews over the past year. Now, in time for Noel, Leica is offering a Street Kit that includes the CL along with a Leica Summicron-TL 23 mm f/2 lens. This flat pancake lens gives you a “tried and true 35 mm equivalent focal length for th...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Photography, Tech, Optics, Leica, Toyota Corolla, Henri Cartier Bresson, Noel Leica, Leica Summicron TL


This DIY Enigma machine fits inside a pocket watch

The year is 1940. Through the use of arcane atomic technologies, the Axis have brought back modern technology from the year 2018. Their main prize? This amazing Enigma Pocket Watch. This tiny watch, created by a maker calling himself asciimation, uses an Arduino Pro Micro and a small OLED screen to recreate the Enigma machine in pure code. Asciimation previously built an Enigma wristwatch and he is working on a 3D-printed Enigma machine. The Enigma was a seemingly unbreakable encoding machine us...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Music, Tech, Oled


reMarkable tablet: A software update makes this forgotten gadget incredibly useful

A couple of years ago, I was asked if I'd like to review the reMarkable tablet. If you're unfamiliar with it, the reMarkable is an E Ink slate and pen solution that provides a digital note taking and sketching solution that feels eerily close to writing on paper. I was excited to take it for a spin: despite the fact that I type for a living, my note taking and a good chunk of my writing is decidedly old school. So far, I've had no luck in finding any hardware solution that serves me better than...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Tools, News, Writing, Canada, OCR, E-ink, Transcription, ReMarkable tablet


YD JOB ALERT: OPPO is looking for an Industrial Designer

Oppo is at the forefront of the smartphone and consumer electronics movement in the east. A company that has pushed for innovation alongside its sister company Vivo, and is also the parent company of OnePlus, Oppo doesn’t shy away from innovation. With phones that boast of advanced electronics, cameras especially (Oppo is widely considered the selfie expert), and overall builds, Oppo ranks 8th in the world’s top smartphone companies. Their electronics division is also known to make some of the w...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, London, Cellphones, Vivo, Job Board, Product Design, Oppo, Yanko Design, Product Designer, Industrial Designer, YD Job Alert, OnePlus Oppo, LOCATION London UK


Review: Google’s Pixel Slate Tablet Left Us Searching for More

The iPad and Surface competitor has potential, but is held back by software
Tags: Google, Gadgets, News, Uncategorized, Onetime


You Can Take ECGs on the Apple Watch Now

When the Apple Watch Series 4 shipped a few months ago, its electrocardiogram feature was still in the works. Not anymore. Apple just released its watchOS 5.1.2 update, which adds the highly anticipated ECG app.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Apple Watch, watchOS 5, This Has Been A Psa


Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2018 review: the new standard

Refined design, water resistance and good screen makes latest e-reader about as good as a single-use device gets The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is thinner, lighter and now water resistant, setting a new standard for what an e-reader should be.There’s only so far you can push a single-use device. Technically the Kindle Paperwhite is more than just an e-reader, as it now has Bluetooth for playing back audiobooks too. But it’s still a book reader, plain and simple. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Gadgets, Books, Technology, Kindle, E-readers, Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


50+ Tech-Savvy Gifts For Every Gadget-Lover on Your Holiday Shopping List

Looking for the coolest new gadget to get the tech-savvy guy on your list? We got you covered with some of the best tech gifts on the market. Whether he likes computer accessories, waterproof speakers, or even robots, there's something for everyone on this list. Get ready to geek out! - Additional reporting by Krista Jones, Chelsea Adelaine Hassler, and Macy Cate Williams Related: ...
Tags: Gadgets, Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Gifts, Men, Stocking Stuffers, Gifts For Men, Holiday Gifts For Men, Krista Jones Chelsea Adelaine Hassler, Macy Cate Williams Related


Duet Display 2 uses hardware acceleration to catch up with Luna Display

Duet Display is an app that lets you turn your iPad into a second Mac monitor. And the team behind it just released a major update that makes it much more efficient — it consumes less CPU resources and is now recognized as a true external display. If you’ve used Duet Display over the past few years, you may have seen a change that made it worse, not better. At some point, Apple updated macOS and broke Duet Display’s method. Duet Display had to use AirPlay as a fallback method. It made the app...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Duet, Gpu, Duet Display, Luna Display


The wearable that gives Alexa the power of mobility

So far Alexa’s been pretty immobile. She’s existed in homes, plugged into an outlet, living in a single space. Amazon’s Echo Auto hopes to bring Alexa into another personal space, the car… but ultimately, all of Amazon’s devices conquer spaces, rather than becoming personal devices.The Alexa Watch imagines a scenario where Alexa is readily available to you. Designed as a wearable, the watch is your personal Alexa-machine, rather than an Echo device for your family. It sits on your wrist, allowin...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Design, Wearable, Watch, Alexa, Product Design, 2-LA Design, Alexa Watch


Hit the trackless nuclear wastes with this Laco RAD-AUX watch

Laco is a small German watch company famous for its Flieger watches – pieces designed for pilots featuring big crowns and legible faces. Now brand has teamed up with ABlogToWatch on a Fallout-themed watch that looks like something pulled out of a deserted vault. The $2,950 watch contains an ETA 2824.2 movement and features a massively distressed case and band along with a clever case that hearkens back to 1950s A-Bomb/military design. It’s limited to 143 pieces and you can pre-order it for shipm...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Fiction, Tech, Polaroid, Fallout, Bethesda, Eta, Adams, Gloria, Ariel Adams, Laco, Flieger, New California Republic


This Device is Every Cable, Charger, or Hub you’ll Ever Need

UPDATE: Backers are in luck! The MoovyGo now comes with an ethernet port too, allowing you to harness the unchained power and speed of wired internet on all your devices, from your laptop to your phone! Wireless charging has also been upgraded from 7.5w to 10w. __The likelihood of you forgetting your charger, your data-cable, your power-bank, or your USB drive is much lesser if they are all one single device, right? The hockey puck-shaped MoovyGo wants to be the be-all-end-all of smart-device ...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, Dslr, Product Design, Julien Long Bruno LinClick


Japan's Last Remaining Pager Service Is Officially Calling It Quits

The heyday of the pager is long since over, but the devices themselves have continued to be used for specialized purposes like search-and-rescue teams and emergency workers. In Japan, however, the funeral bells are officially ringing.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Japan, Science, Technology, Smartphones, History, Retro, Pagers, Beepers


What to pack (and how!) for your safari

There was a time when going on safari meant travelling with an entourage, who would carry everything from your Louis Vuitton trunks to your campaign desk, your Persian carpets to your folding commode. With the opening of world class camps and lodges, equipped and decorated to incredibly high levels, you can leave most, if not […] The post What to pack (and how!) for your safari appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Accessories, Photography, Clothing, Africa, Luggage, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Equipment, Louis Vuitton