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wearTRBL lets you express yourself with a connected T-shirt

When I interviewed Parrot founder and CEO Henri Seydoux at TechCrunch Disrupt back in 2016, he surprised everyone when he said he was working on a new kind of T-shirt — nobody knew for sure whether he was joking or not. But the connected T-shirt is real, and it’s called wearTRBL. While the project started as a Parrot subsidiary, the company was spun off in July 2018. Seydoux is still credited as co-founder and Olivier Levy acts as co-founder and CEO. wearTRBL expects to launch its first produ...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Europe, Parrot, Tech, Charlie Hebdo, Henri Seydoux, Seydoux, Olivier Levy, wearTRBL


Apple could be working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card

According to a new report from the WSJ, Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering on a different kind of products for both companies — a credit card. The Mastercard-based card would be focused on Apple Pay and feature some deep integrations in iOS. This card could launch later this year in the U.S., which would coincide with the next iPhone. An Apple credit card would be a good way to take a bigger cut on Apple Pay transactions. Instead of splitting fees between the card issuer, the card netw...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Gadgets, Finance, Goldman Sachs, Apple Pay, Goldman, WSJ, Screen Time, Apple Apple, Apple Wallet, Goldman Sachs According, Apple Goldman Sachs, WSJ Apple


Samsung's foldable phone is called the Fold and will cost $1980

After tax, you're clear of two grand. Behold the Galaxy Fold: Samsung is using a new 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display that allows the phone itself to have a tablet-sized screen that can be folded to fit into a pocket. The main display is QXGA+ resolution (4.2:3), and when it’s folded, a smaller 4.6-inch HD+ (12:9) display is used for the phone mode. Samsung is using 512GB of Universal Flash Storage 3.0 (eUFS) for fast speeds, alongside a Qualcomm 7nm octa-core processor and 12GB of RAM. Samsung ha...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Samsung, Sony, Phones


As sports company abandons support for "smart" basketball, Nike pushes a software update that bricks its self-tying shoes

Wilson X was the sports manufacturer's entry into the market for smart basketballs, but maintaining the app that made sense of the telemetry from your sensor-equipped roundball was expensive and stupid and so the Wilson X app is no more, and the "B" in "B-ball" stands for "bricked." But wait, there's more! If you shelled out $350 for Nike's self-tying shoes, you got burned this week when Nike updated its shoe-tying app leaving it unable to pair with the shoes' "advanced power-lacing syste...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Fashion, News, Sports, Nike, Iot, Wilson, Internet Of Shit, Brickball, Jack Morse Mashable


Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 per cent over 2017’s holiday quarter, and 408.4 million units shipped. tl;dr: high end handset buyers decided not to bother upgrading their shiny slabs of touch-sensitive glass. Gartner says Apple ...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Gadgets, Mobile, Asia, Europe, China, Samsung, Barcelona, Smartphone, Smartphones, Asia Pacific, Middle East


This robotics museum in Korea will construct itself (in theory)

The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. It’s very much a publicity stunt, though a fun one — but who knows? Perhaps robots putting buildings together won’t be so uncommon in the next few years, in which case Korea will just be an early adopter. The idea for robotic construction comes from Melike Altinisik Architects, the Turkish firm that won a competition to design the museum. Their proposal took the form of an egg-lik...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Architecture, Robots, Korea, Robotics, Seoul, MAA, Robot Science Museum, Melike Altinisik Architects


This custom ‘hyperfisheye’ lens can see behind itself

If you’re doing ordinary photography and videography, there’s rarely any need to go beyond extreme wide angle lenses — but why be ordinary? This absurd custom fisheye lens has a 270 degree field of view, meaning it can see behind the camera it’s mounted on — or rather the camera mounted on it. It’s certainly a bit of fun from Lens Rentals, the outfit that put it together, but it’s definitely real and might even be useful. Their detailed documentation of how they put it together piece by piece is...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Hardware, Tech, Nikon, Optics, Lenses, Lens, Bender, Lens Rentals


A Foldable Smartphone, AirPod Rivals, and More. These Are the 4 Biggest Things Samsung Just Announced

The Galaxy Fold stole the show at Samsung Unpacked this year, but it carries a hefty price tag
Tags: Gadgets, News, Uncategorized, Samsung, Smartphones, Onetime, Samsung Unpacked


Here’s everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy S10/Galaxy Fold event

Missed today’s Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco? In all, we have five new phones — one of them a foldable, some new earbuds, a virtual assistant and a watch. Here’s everything you need to know. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, presented at Unpacked in San Francisco. (Source: Samsung) Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches April 26, starting at $1,980 The last time we saw Samsung’s foldable onstage, it was, quite literally, shrouded in darkness. The company debuted a prototype of the upcoming device at ...
Tags: Gadgets, Technology, Instagram, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphones, Companies, Mobile Phones, Samsung Electronics, Player, Mobile Software, Samsung Galaxy, Virtual Assistant, Samsung Samsung, Bixby


The Samsung S10’s cameras get ultra-wide-angle lenses and more AI smarts

Samsung’s S10 lineup features a whopping four models, the S10e, the S10, the S10+ and the S10 5G. Unsurprisingly, one of the features that differentiates these models is the camera system. Gone are the days, after all, where one camera would suffice. Now, all the S10 models, except for the budget S10e, feature at least three rear cameras and the high-end 5G model even goes for four — and all of them promise more AI smarts and better video stabilization. All models get at least a standard 12MP re...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Camera, S10, Smasung


The headphone jack lives!

Reports of the headphone jack’s death are greatly exaggerated. Or more accurately, premature. All of the latest versions of Samsung’s Galaxy phones are equipped with a 3.5mm port, bucking the trend set by Apple and followed by Google. While the headphone jack might eventually die, right now, in 2019, it’s alive and could be a major selling point for the four versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10. Apple ditched the 3.5mm jack back in 2016 with the introduction of the iPhone 7 and some of us still ha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Samsung, Smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S10 Apple


Samsung Will Announce the Future of Galaxy Phones Today—How to Watch Live

Mobile World Congress starts in Barcelona, Spain, next week, and ahead of all the announcements from that show Samsung’s pointing the spotlight at itself today by announcing the Galaxy S10, at least a couple of other variants, and possibly even the company’s much-hyped folding mobile device. Here’s how to watch it all …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Congress, Samsung, Events, Tech, Smartphones, Galaxy, Consumer Tech, Barcelona Spain, Samsung Unpacked, Galaxy S10, Galaxy F, Infinity Flex, Galaxy Sport, Galaxy Buds


Yes, get a high-end vacuum cleaner

Angela Lashbrook has followed the online recommendations for vacuum cleaners and found them wanting. The high-end brands that never get consideration in roundups of vacs are much better at sucking your carpet clean of filth. A simple task like cleaning my kitchen or vacuuming my rugs may seem small and relatively unimportant. But research shows that feeling control over elements of one’s life can help reduce stress, so is it any wonder that our generation is so attracted to the concept of home ...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Post, News, Dyson, Sebo, Angela Lashbrook


UK’s extended 5km airport drone ‘no-fly’ zones in force next month

The UK’s Department for Transport has said today that an expansion of drone ‘no-fly’ zones to 5km around airport runways will come into force on March 13. Anyone caught and convicted of flying a drone inside the restricted zones could face a fine and years in prison. Last month the government said it would tighten restrictions on drones flights around airports, after the existing 1km limit was criticized for being inadequate — saying it believes expanded no-fly zones will help protect airports f...
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, UK, Airports, US, Tech, Drone, Drones, United Kingdom, Dji, Aircraft, Home Office, Gatwick, Chris Grayling, Robotics, Gatwick Airport


Magic Lantern: a feature-rich replacement operating system for Canon EOS cameras

Magic Lantern is a replacement OS for your Canon EOS camera that you load via a SD card; in addition to a suite of video-recording tools, Magic Lantern allows fine-grained gain adjustments, selection of input sources, wind filters, audio monitoring, and better tools for everything from white-balance to exposure presets to overlays to help with exposure and other settings. The source is available for inspection and modification, of course. (via Four Short Links)
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Happy Mutants, Photography, Floss, News, Canon, Canon EOS, Magic Lantern


Magic Lantern: feature-rich addons for Canon EOS cameras

Magic Lantern is a suite of feature-rich add-ons for your Canon EOS camera that you load via a SD card; in addition to a suite of video-recording tools, Magic Lantern allows fine-grained gain adjustments, selection of input sources, wind filters, audio monitoring, and better tools for everything from white-balance to exposure presets to overlays to help with exposure and other settings. The source is available for inspection and modification, of course. (via Four Short Links)
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Happy Mutants, Photography, Floss, News, Canon, Canon EOS, Magic Lantern


A malicious USB cable with its own wifi rig

MG has built a proof-of-concept malicious USB cable with a tiny wifi radio hidden inside of it, able to wirelessly exfilatrate stolen; he calls it the O. MG, and while the prototype cost him $4k and took 300 hours, he's working with a team on a small production run for other security researchers to play with. (via Four Short Links) You like wifi in your malicious USB cables? The O•MG cable (Offensive MG kit)https://t.co/Pkv9pQrmHtThis was a fun way to pick up a bunch of new skills. Not poss...
Tags: Security, Gadgets, Post, News, Infosec, Badusb


Florida inmates sue prisons for digitally confiscating the music they were sold

Last August, Florida's prison system announced that it was switching digital music providers and would be wiping out the $11.2 million worth of music that it had sold inmates -- music they'd paid for at $1.70/track, nearly double the going rate for music when not purchased from prison-system profiteers. The move was part of a switch to notorious prison contractors Jpay (previously), a division of the even-more-notorious Securus company (previously). Jpay is the company that gouges prisoners...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Business, Copyfight, Music, Florida, News, Carceral State, Department of Corrections, Corrections Department, Florida Department of Corrections, SECURUS, Florida Justice Institute, JPay, Profiteers, South Florida Reception Center


These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon

The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that’s not half as good as what they’re seeing. This new design from Insolight could be the one that changes all that. Insolight is a spinoff from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, where they’ve been working on this new approach for a few years — and it’s almost ready to hit your roof....
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Solar Power, GreenTech, Cto, EPFL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Solar Cells, Ackermann, Insolight, Mathiu Ackermann


Watch the historic first private mission to the Moon launch Thursday night

For the first time later this week, a privately developed moon lander will launch aboard a privately built rocket, organized by a private launch coordinator. It’s an historic moment in space and the Israeli mission stands to make history again if it touches down on the Moon’s surface as planned on April 11. The Beresheet (“Genesis”) program was originally conceived as an entry into the ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful Google Lunar Xprize in 2010, which challenged people to accomplish a luna...
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Hardware, China, Israel, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Robotics, Seattle, Spaceflight, Cape Canaveral


Cybersecurity 101: Five settings to secure your iPhone or iPad

iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about. Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device. 1. Turn on USB Restricted Mode to make hacking more difficult This difficult-to-find new feature prevents any accessories from connecting to your device — like USB cables and headphones — when your iPhone or iPad has been lock...
Tags: Apple, Security, Startups, Gadgets, Mobile, Privacy, Lists, Ios 12, Cybersecurity 101


Samsung’s ad for the Galaxy S10 leaks

If you think you knew everything there’s to know about the Samsung Galaxy S10, the company’s Norwegian ad has now leaked on YouTube. It matches up with devices that have already leaked over the past couple of months. But there are some additional features that haven’t been discussed yet. The most glaring change is that Samsung is opting for a pinhole cutout in the corner of the screen instead of an iPhone-style notch. The S10 will have a rounded hole while the S10+ will get an oblong hole pun...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Samsung, Tech, Samsung Galaxy, S10, Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10


GN acquires Altia Systems for $125M to add video to its advanced audio solutions

Some interesting M&A is afoot in the world of hardware and software that’s aiming to improve the quality of audio and video communications over digital networks. GN Group — the Danish company that broke new ground in mobile when it inked deals first with Apple and then Google to stream audio from their phones directly to smart, connected hearing aids — is expanding from audio to video, and from Europe to Silicon Valley. Today, the company announced that it would acquire Altia Systems, a start...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Europe, Enterprise, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Hearing, Cupertino, Intel Capital, Jabra, GN, Intel Corporation, Pindrop


New Gaming TV Product Category

At CES this year we saw gaming TVs from HP and Alienware. Last year, there was an Nvidia Gaming TV. Alienware and Nvidia have a 120hz refresh rate and HP has a 144hz refresh rate. These three are a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Gadgets, Technology, Television, Entertainment, World, Innovation, Nvidia, Video Game, Nvidia Gaming TV Alienware


Litho is a finger-worn controller for augmented reality, IoT and other ‘spatial’ interactions

I first encountered the founders of Litho, a new hardware and software startup developing a new finger-worn controller, at London’s [email protected] last April. The event sees startups pitch in front of the British royal family and other esteemed guests, and naturally the company’s young founders, 24-year-old Nat Martin (CEO) and 25-year-old Charlie Bruce (CTO), were a little overawed by the occasion, just like many of the other founders pitching that day. However, perhaps unbeknown to them, Litho w...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Europe, London, Tech, Cto, Sdk, Bluetooth Low Energy, Martin, Chris Albinson, Turo, Litho, Nat Martin, Charlie Bruce, Litho SDK


Apple could release a 16-inch MacBook Pro and a a 31-inch 6K display

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is quite reliable when it comes to Apple’s roadmap. And he shared a ton of information over the weekend in a new report obtained by 9to5mac. In 2019, you can expect a bigger MacBook Pro, a new display and upgrades to iPhones, iPads and AirPods. Let’s start with the Mac. According to Kuo, Apple has been working on a MacBook Pro with an all-new design. It’s unclear if those future models will retain the same keyboard as many users have been complaining about the relia...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Tech, Rumor, Macbook Pro, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Kuo Apple


Apple could release a 16-inch MacBook Pro and a 31-inch 6K display

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is quite reliable when it comes to Apple’s road map. And he shared a ton of information over the weekend in a new report obtained by 9to5mac. In 2019, you can expect a bigger MacBook Pro, a new display and upgrades to iPhones, iPads and AirPods. Let’s start with the Mac. According to Kuo, Apple has been working on a MacBook Pro with an all-new design. It’s unclear if those future models will retain the same keyboard, as many users have been complaining about the rel...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Rumor, Macbook Pro, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Kuo Apple


Baby's First Game Boy Teaches Your Kids the Joys of Gaming With Physical Buttons

Unless you’re a staunch advocate for your kids having zero screen time, at some point you’re going to distract them with a mobile device. But instead of putting your expensive, fragile smartphone in their hands, LeapFrog’s new RockIt Twist is like a baby’s first Game Boy that makes gaming more accessible with a bunch…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Consumer Tech, Toy Fair, Leapfrog, Toy Fair 2019


I Actually Have a Chance of Solving This Motion-Sensing Rubik's Cube Handheld That Gives You Hints

Did the Rubik’s Cube, one of the world’s most deceptively simple puzzle games, need to be turned into a handheld gaming device? I initially thought Super Impulse’s new Rubik’s Tilt game was a gadget the world didn’t need, but it turns out there’s one feature a cube-solving amateur like myself is happy to finally have:…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Games, Science, Tech, Puzzles, Consumer Tech, Rubiks Cube, Toy Fair, Super Impulse, Toy Fair 2019, Rubiks Tilt


102 Unbelievably Cool Tech Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed - All From Walmart

To make sure you're stocked up on the hottest gadgets of 2019, we curated a list of all of the must-haves that will make your life easier one way or another. We looked to Walmart because the retailer carries many brands we love at affordable price points. From sleep lamps to automatic mops, prepare to want it all. Take a look at our favorites ahead. - Additional reporting by Lauren Harano Related: ...
Tags: Gadgets, Shopping, Religion, Tech, Walmart, Lauren Harano