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For the Theremin’s 100th anniversary, Moog unveils the gorgeous Claravox Centennial

It’s been a full century since Leon Theremin created the electronic instrument bearing his name, and to celebrate Moog is releasing what must surely be the best-looking (and may be the best-sounding) Theremin of all time: the Claravox Centennial. With a walnut cabinet, brass antennas, and a plethora of wonderful knobs and dials, the Claravox looks like it emerged from a prewar recording studio, as indeed is the intention. It’s named after Clara Rockmore, the Soviet musician who played the The...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Music, Hardware, Tech, Instruments, Debussy, Moog, Clair de Lune, Bob Moog, Clara Rockmore, Theremin, Leon Theremin, Claravox


Flair’s Smart Vent system is a big improvement for anyone looking to improve their home HVAC

Smart thermostats are fairly ubiquitous these days, but depending on which one you’re using, you could be getting a lot more from your home heating and cooling – with relatively simple DIY upgrades. The Flair Smart Vent system is one such upgrade, and though it costs a bit upfront to get going (each register is $79 to start depending on size), you won’t have to call an HVAC contractor or break down any walls to take advantage of what it offers. The basics Flair’s system is designed around a si...
Tags: Reviews, Google, TC, Gadgets, Metal, Technology, Hardware, Electronics, Articles, Tech, Controller, Home Automation, Thermostat, AAA, Ecobee, Puck


I Miss the Wild West Days of Digital Watches With All the Features

It’s hard to be a kid obsessed with gadgets when you’re lacking a disposable income, but as a child of the ‘80s and ‘90s, one of my earliest attainable electronic obsessions were digital watches. I grew up in a time when companies like Casio and Timex were competing to cram as many features into their timepieces as…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Watches, Casio, Timex, Digital Watches, I Miss


Apple HomePod update brings Intercom and other new features

Apple HomePod owners, starting today, will be able to use the newly announced “Intercom” feature to send messages between their HomePod smart speakers. The feature, which arrives via a software update, brings this and several other new features to Apple’s smart speakers, including those introduced at Apple’s event last week where the company debuted its $99 HomePod mini. Of these, Intercom is the most notable update, as it helps the HomePod catch up to rival smart speakers, like those from...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Gadgets, Hardware, Siri, Tech, Intercom, Dolby Atmos, HomePod, Siri Intercom, Intercom HomePod


The Portable Atari Mini Pong Jr. Is Like a Nintendo Switch That Only Plays Pong

Atari continues to struggle with getting its long-promised throwback console to consumers, but in the meantime it’s turned one of its most iconic games into a portable gaming machine that allows two players to smack a blocky ball back and forth across a virtual ping-pong table. Pong is back...again...but now in a more…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Atari, Pong, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Atari Mini Pong Jr


LG Just Shattered Your Rollable OLED TV Dreams With an $87,000 Price Tag

Earlier this year, at CES 2020, LG announced that it was finally putting its roll-up OLED TV into production, after first debuting the display as a concept two years earlier. It promised the TV would ship sometime in 2020, and true to its word you can now buy the LG Signature OLED R, if you live in South Korea, and…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, South Korea, Science, Tech, Displays, Lg, Oled, Tvs, Televisions, Consumer Tech, LG Signature OLED, Lg Signature Oled R


Raspberry Pi Foundation launches Compute Module 4 for industrial users

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is launching a new product today — the Compute Module 4. If you’ve been keeping an eye on the Raspberry Pi releases, you know that the flagship Raspberry Pi 4 was released in June 2019. The Compute Module 4 features the same processor, but packed in a compute module for industrial use cases. A traditional Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer with a ton of ports sticking out. Compute Modules are somewhat different. Those system-on-module variants are more compact si...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Raspberry Pi, Tech, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi 4, Compute Module 4, Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, IO Board


The Best Controller of All Time Has Been Turned Into a Handheld That Can't Actually Play GameCube Games

The problem with most handheld gaming systems is that they sacrifice ergonomic controls for portability, but the RetroBlock2 could change that. It’s designed from the ground up around the much-loved Nintendo GameCube controller, and will soon be hitting Kickstarter.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Hacks, Nintendo, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Handhelds, Pierre Boyer, Retrostone 2, Retroblock2


Mobile by Peak Design is a new, complete mobile mounting solution for everyday convenience

After a steady stream of successful product launches and Kickstarter campaigns, Peak Design is back with a new one – Mobile by Peak Design. The startup that created a rich ecosystem of photography and packing gear is tackling mobile devices next, and has devices a clever interconnect system that seems to have anticipated Apple’s new MagSafe magnetic phone accessory scheme – but that’s designed for all smartphones and mobile devices. Similar to Peak Design’s Capture, Anchor and mounting plate ...
Tags: Reviews, Iphone, Apple, Ios, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Ipod, Iphone 6, Mobile Phones, Kickstarter, Mobile Devices, 3m


Analogue takes on the TurboGrafx-16 with its Duo retro console

Analogue’s beautiful, functional retro gaming consoles provide a sort of “archival quality” alternative to the cheap mini-consoles proliferating these days. The latest system to be resurrected by the company is the ill-fated, but still well-thought-of TurboGrafx-16 or PC Engine. The Duo, as Analogue’s device is called, is named after a later version of the TurboGrafx-16 that included its expensive CD-ROM add-on — and indeed the new Duo supports both game cards and CDs, provided they have survive...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Tech, Nintendo, Sega, Analogue, FPGA, CRT, SNES, Bonk, TurboGrafx


Marshall Major IV wireless headphones offer great sound, plus 80+ hours of battery life and wireless charging

Marshall’s new Major IV headphones ($149.99) combine lightweight comfort with wireless charging, and up to 80 hours of playback for an iconic headset that’s affordable and flexible. At home or on the go, these are a great option with unique features that you won’t find anywhere else in the headphone market. Basics This is the fourth iteration of Marshall’s Major on-ear wireless headphones, and they offer a number of improvements new to the lineup, including a new folding clip design that makes...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Wireless, Headset, Wireless Charging, Marshall, Electrical Engineering, Components, Audio Engineering, Inductive Charging, Marshall Major Iv


Analogue's New Duo Console Reminds TurboGrafx Fans They're Not Forgotten

After resurrecting some of the most popular classic consoles of the ‘80s and ‘90s including the NES, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis, the team at Analogue is turning its attention to reviving a lesser known family of systems in the annals of retro gaming. If consoles like the TurboGrafx-16 still remain close to your…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Consoles, Analogue, Consumer Tech, TurboGrafx, Analogue Pocket, Turbografx 16, Analogue Duo, Turboexpress


Peloton Recalls Clip-in Pedals on 27,000 Bikes After Reports of Injury

If you bought a Peloton Bike between July 2013 and May 2016, you might want to check the clip-in pedals. Peloton is currently recalling the out-of-warranty PR70P pedals as they can unexpectedly break while you’re getting your sweat on—possibly resulting in injuries. Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Fitness, Recalls, Consumer Tech, Peloton, Stationary Bikes, At Home Fitness


Shure’s Aonic 50 wireless noise cancelling headphones offer best-in-class audio quality

The noise-cancelling over-ear headphone category is an increasingly competitive one, and consumers have never been more spoiled for choice. Shure entered the market this year with the Aonic 50, a premium-priced headset ($399) that offers active noise cancelling, Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C charging. Shure’s reputation for delivering top-quality sound is definitely part of the package, and there’s a lot more to recommend the Aonic 50 as well. Basics Shure offers the Aonic 50 in either b...
Tags: Reviews, Android, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Bluetooth, Tech, Headphones, Sony, Headset, Sound, Mobile Devices, Bose, Audiophile, Noise Cancelling, ANC


This Touchscreen Digital Board Game Table Is Rage Flip Resistant and Has Tons of Hasbro Games

In just a few years’ time Arcade1Up has managed to make a name for itself with a collection of DIY, Ikea-like arcade cabinets perfect for retro gaming collectors with limited space. The company is now targeting board game fans too with its new Infinity Game Table that lets players crowd around a giant touchscreen to…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Crowdfunding, Tech, Kickstarter, Hasbro, Board Games, Consumer Tech, Arcade1Up, Infinity Game Table


This MIDI Controller Swaps Piano Keys for 39 Swiveling Joysticks

More often than not, MIDI controllers take the form of tiny keyboards with a limited number of plastic piano keys. If you know how to play the piano, they’re useful, but if you’re looking for a more creative way to express yourself musically, the Joyst JV-1 replaces piano keys with 39 joysticks from a video game…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Crowdfunding, Tech, Kickstarter, Instruments, Midi, Consumer Tech, Joyst, Joyst Jv 1


Audi's Video Projector Headlights Are Finally Available on 2021 Models

As electric cars become more common and less of a novelty, car makers are on the hunt for the next innovative feature to woo consumers. For Audi, that’s the company’s Digital Matrix LED headlights, which double as video projectors to intelligently illuminate the road ahead. Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Safety, Tech, Audi, Consumer Tech, Headlights, Video Projectors, Digital Matrix Led Headlights, Digital Matrix LED


Prime day's data storage deals

Amazon's Prime Day deals on all sorts of data storage options for your devices. Just about the only 'gadgets' I am looking for these days are cheap microSD cards. Most of my non-film cameras use them, and the tablet. Purportedly, my car stereo will even take a microSD card. — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Post, Tools, News, Storage, Prime Day


Shure’s SRH1540 headphones can upgrade your home setup with quality sound and all-day comfort

We’re going checking out a range of different headphones on TC this week and next as part of our ‘Headphone Week’ series, and today I’m checking out the Shure SRH1540 ($499). These aren’t new – they’ve been a stand-by among audiophiles in their price range for years now. But there’s a great reason for that: They offer fantastic sound quality and value, as well as amazing comfort and wearability. The basics The SRH1540 from Shure are closed-back headphones that provide premium sound suitable ei...
Tags: Reviews, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Electronics, Tech, Headphones, Audiophile, Alcantara, Shure, Electrical Engineering, Audio Engineering, Audio Equipment


Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro camera upgrades sharpen focus on serious photographers

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro heaps improvements on the already-formidable power of its camera system, adding features that will be prized by “serious” photographers — that is to say, the type who like to really mess around with their shots after the fact. Of course the upgrades will also be noticeable for us “fire and forget” shooters as well. The most tangible change is the redesign of two of the three lens systems on the rear camera assembly. The Pro Max comes with a new, deeper telephoto camera: a 6...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Gadgets, Photography, Hardware, Tech, Earth, Dslr, Dolby, Max, Emmanuel Lubezki, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, Apple iPhone event 2020


The HomePod Mini Is Here and Hey, It's Real Small and Round!

Were we surprised that Apple announced a HomePod Mini today? Absolutely not. The stream of leaks suggesting Apple had planned a HomePod refresh has been steady and strong—hell we even had a last-minute leak this morning. And as suspected, the HomePod Mini made its official debut at today’s iPhone event—and it’s only…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Siri, Consumer Tech, Smart Speakers, HomePod, HomePod Mini, Apple 2020 Iphone Event


Apple launches new ecosystem of accessories and wireless chargers with MagSafe

Apple just announced the iPhone 12, and it features some new capabilities hidden in the rear of the phone. Thanks to alignment magnets, you can snap accessories to the back of your phone. And the company is releasing new accessories that work with this magnetic back, including new cases, a wireless charger and a card holder. Apple’s iPhone 12 starts at $799, sporting 5G and a magnetic adapter There are many layers tucked in the back of the device, such as a magnetometer, a copper-graphi...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Tech, Belkin, Magsafe, Apple iPhone event 2020


Live from Apple’s virtual 2020 iPhone event

Apple’s big iPhone event is finally here – virtual, which is to be expected these day. This is already the second virtual event Apple has hosted this fall, following one in September at which it revealed the Apple Watch Series 6 and a new iPad Air. This time around, we’re going to see what the iPhone 12 looks like, as well as how many colors and sizes it comes in. There’s also supposed to be plenty of other news, including a new smaller HomePod mini, maybe an updated Apple TV, possibly a numb...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Steve Jobs, Tech, Itunes, Mobile Phones, Computing, Tablet Computers, Apple Inc, Portable Media Players, Apple iPhone event 2020


Don't Impulse-Buy These Tech Products, Even on Amazon Prime Day

The best shopper is a smart shopper. While many of you will approach events like Amazon’s Prime Day, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday with a game plan, there are as many more who see a deal and let excitement get the better of them. They might happen upon an HDTV marked down to $300 and pull the trigger because they want…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Shopping, Tech, Lifehacks, Amazon Prime Day, Buying Advice


Kegg, a connected fertility tracker and kegel trainer for women, launches out of beta

Fertility tracking has seen an explosion of startup activity in recent years. Femtech startup Lady Technologies is adding to this rich mix with the full U.S. launch of a dual-purpose device, called kegg, that’s designed to measure hormonal changes in a woman’s cervical fluid to help her determine the chance of conception on a given day. The egg-shaped gizmo, which features a gold-plated steel cap and band ringing its tip, as well as a silicone tail to house its Bluetooth radio (so it can chat to...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Wearables, Asia, Japan, UK, Elvie, Singapore, Tech, Canada, Fda, Femtech, Fertility Tracking, Kegg, Kristina Cahojova, Cahojova


Watch Apple unveil the new iPhone live right here

Apple is set to announce new iPhone models today. The company is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the company is streaming it live. Rumor has it that there will be four versions of the iPhone 12, including a “mini” phone with a 5.4-inch display, an iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro could share the same 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max could fea...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, New York, London, Tech, Paris, Apple Events, Safari Microsoft, HomePod, Iphone 12, AirPods Studio, Apple iPhone event 2020


Doom Runs on Anything, Including Rotting Potatoes

You can get the classic video game Doom to run on a lot of things: pianos, printers, old Nokia phones, and even electronic pregnancy tests. But one YouTuber decided to flip the script on the ole, “Does it run Doom?” test to ask the heroic question: How many potatoes do you need to generate enough electricity for a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Nokia, Potatoes, Doom, Graphing Calculators, Ti 84


The New Nest Thermostat Shaves $40 Off the Price But Also Ditches the Scroll Wheel

For the first time in three years, Google is introducing a new model to its Nest smart thermostat line and at $130 the latest addition is the cheapest model yet without sacrificing much functionality, particularly if it’s going to be your first smart thermostat upgrade.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Thermostats, Nest, Smart Home, Consumer Tech, Nest Thermostat


Industrial Pi

I'd just like to show you the glorious design of the Kunbus Revolution Pi [kunbus.com], which it markets as the "industrial Raspberry Pi" alongside a variety of modular add-ons. It is clearly not intended for consumer or even enthusiast use (prices start at €150) but that just sounds like a good reason to buy a crate of them and a DIN power rail for your water treatment facility, bottling plant, railway yard, missile range, etc. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Raspberry Pi