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Prime Day picks for artists and makers and people who fool around with tools

There's not a lot going on at Amazon Prime Day unless you're after last-gen gadgets or dog DNA kits, but I found some a few good money-saving picks for artists, photographers and other folks who like making stuff. Huion graphic tablets and displays (such as the Kamvas Pro 24" and its smaller sibling) are going for a song. — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Art, Gadgets, Post, Tools, News, Stationery

Atari "dragon" hoards retro loot and every buyer risks being eaten alive

Best Electronics offers a unique and startlingly extensive range of genuine Atari parts, the result of proprietor Bradley Koda's canny purchases of warehouses full of then-worthless gear during the company's decline and demise. But for the enthusiastic buyer, Vice reports, he is a "temperamental dragon" guarding a hoard, happy to have it all and in no rush whatsoever to part with it: Don't Piss Off Bradley, the Parts Seller Keeping Atari Machines Alive. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Computers, Vintage computers, Vintage, Parts, Don, Bradley Koda

Pixel Buds A-Series review: Google’s cheaper but good earbuds

AirPods rivals have top sound, battery and translation features but cost significantly lessGoogle’s latest AirPods competitors, the Pixel Buds A-Series, get a big price cut and a slightly more comfortable design.The new Bluetooth earbuds take a cue from Google’s cheaper but great A-Series phones, cutting a few features to cost £100 (US$99) – a full £80 cheaper than their predecessors. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Technology, Bluetooth, Headphones

Nintendo teases 2022 release for Breath of the Wild sequel and releases Zelda Game & Watch to tide us over

Nintendo defied expectations today with an E3-timed Direct showing off not the hoped-for new Switch hardware but a dozen or so new games — as well as a general release window for the much-anticipated next Zelda game. And to celebrate the original’s 35th anniversary, it will sell a new Game & Watch featuring the first three games in the series. Among other things, Nintendo showed off remasters or remakes of titles from the “Monkey Ball,” “Mario Party,” “Advance Wars, “Wario Ware” and other series...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Zelda, Metroid, Wario Ware, Shin Megami Tensei, Nintendo Switch, Mario Rabbids, E3 2021, Zelda Game, Monkey Ball Mario Party

Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation bets on Linux tablet maker Jingling in $10M round

Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation Ventures has its eyes on a niche market targeting software developers. In April, the venture capital fund led a $10 million angel round in Jingling, a Chinese startup developing Linux-based tablets and laptops, TechCrunch has learned. Other investors in the round included private equity firm Trustbridge Partners. Jingling was founded only in June 2020 but has quickly assembled a team of 80 employees hailing from the likes of Aliyun OS, Alibaba’s Linux distribution, Thunde...
Tags: Apple, Android, Ipad, TC, Gadgets, Motorola, Asia, Europe, Hardware, Microsoft, China, Funding, Tech, Beijing, United States, Linux

Doom running on an Ikea lamp controller

UPDATE: The creator removed the video and article from the internet: "Sorry I had a request to remove this post and all public material :(" [Reddit] The controller inside Ikea's $35 Trådfri lighting controller is good enough to run a hacked-to-fit Doom. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Hacks, Ikea, Reddit, Doom

Doom running on an Ikea lamp

The controller inside Ikea's $35 Trådfri lamp is good enough to run a hacked-to-fit Doom. Just crack it open, tear out the board, attach a $10 display — and a few other inexpensive bits and bobs — and you're off to the cacodemon races. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Video, Hacks, Ikea, Doom

Can you guess what this gadget does?

I recently came into possession of this small device and was surprised to discover its purpose. Beyond that I offer no clues! No googling, please!
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News

Adorable animations visualize the "Invisible Roommates" that share your WiFi

I'm a big fan of Nicole He's creative technology work, which often uses whimsy to illuminate our relationships with technology and privacy. Her latest project, Invisible Roommates, is no exception. Created in collaboration with Eran Hilleli as part of the Everyday Experiments initiative sponsored by SPACE10 and IKEA, Invisible Roommates reveals all of the internet-connected devices that surround us in our homes by turning them into adorable animations: Invisible Roommates is an augmented real...
Tags: Network Security, Gadgets, Post, Dataviz, Bluetooth, Networking, News, Data Visualization, Digital Privacy, Wifi, Augmented Reality, Smart Home, Online Privacy, Smart Homes, Data Privacy, Networks

Raspberry Pi case with a 3D maze on it

This Raspberry Pi 4 Case from Akasa has a fully-extruded three-dimensional maze on it. The product description boasts of all the other features—silent fanless operation, programmable button, WiFi window, GPIO access, thermal gap filler, nice rubber feet—but says nothing about the maze. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Raspberry Pi, Cases, Rasberry Pi, Akasa

Apple’s latest accessibility features are for those with limb and vocal differences

Apple announced a batch of accessibility features at WWDC 2021 that cover a wide variety of needs, among them a few for people who can’t touch or speak to their devices in the ordinary way. With Assistive Touch, Sound Control, and other improvements, these folks have new options for interacting with an iPhone or Apple Watch. We covered Assistive Touch when it was first announced, but recently got a few more details. This feature lets anyone with an Apple Watch operate it with one hand by means o...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Wearables, Tech, Accessibility, Apple Watch, Fortnite, WWDC 2021

Microsoft plans to launch dedicated Xbox cloud gaming hardware

Microsoft will soon launch a dedicated device for game streaming, the company announced today. It’s also working with a number of TV manufacturers to build the Xbox experience right into their internet-connected screens and Microsoft plans to bring build cloud gaming to the PC Xbox app later this year, too, with a focus on play-before-you-buy scenarios. It’s unclear what these new game streaming devices will look like. Microsoft didn’t provide any further details. But chances are, we’re talking ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Japan, Hardware, Microsoft, Australia, Mexico, Tech, Computing, Xbox, Nvidia

Playdate, adorable 1-bit handheld game console, available for preorder next month

The Playdate (previously at BB), a handheld game console from Panic and Teenage Engineering sporting a 1-bit display and a hand crank, will be available for preorder in July. Also announced was a dock for the Playdate that makes it look like a cute little old-timey television set, and 21 of the launch-season games coming this summer. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Games, News, Consoles, Teenage Engineering, Playdate

Tiny handheld Playdate preorders open next month for $179, with 24 charming monochrome games to start

Playdate, app and game designer Panic’s first shot at hardware, finally has a firm price and ship date, as well as a bunch of surprise features cooked up since its announcement in 2019. The tiny handheld gaming console will cost $179, ship later this year, and come with a 24-game “season” doled out over 12 weeks. But now it also has a cute speaker dock and low-code game creation platform. We first heard about Playdate more than two years ago, were charmed by its clean look, funky crank control, ...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Tech, Shipping, Nintendo, Panic, Lucas Pope, Playdate, Poolsuite

Apple announces iCloud+ with privacy-focused features

Apple is rolling out some updates to iCloud under the name iCloud+. The company is announcing those features at its developer conference. Existing paid iCloud users are going to get those iCloud+ features for the same monthly subscription price. In Safari, Apple is going to launch a new privacy feature called Private Relay. It sounds a bit like the new DNS feature that Apple has been developing with Cloudflare. Originally named Oblivious DNS-over-HTTPS, Private Relay could be a better name for s...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Icloud, Wwdc, Safari Apple, WWDC 2021

Apple releases torrent of updates, and Wall Street yawns

Today’s WWDC keynote from Apple covered a huge range of updates. From a new macOS to a refreshed watchOS to a new iOS, better privacy controls, FaceTime updates, and even iCloud+, there was something for everyone in the laundry list of new code. Apple’s keynote was essentially what happens when the big tech companies get huge; they have so many projects that they can’t just detail a few items. They have to run down their entire parade of platforms, dropping packets of news concerning each. But d...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Wall Street, Tech, Stock Market, Lol, Facetime, Don, WWDC 2021

Apple unveils iOS 15 with new features for FaceTime and better notifications

During the virtual keynote of WWDC, Apple shared the first details about iOS 15, the next major version of iOS that is going to be released later this year. There are four pillars with this year’s release: staying connected, focusing without distraction, using intelligence and exploring the world. “For many of us, our iPhones have become indispensable,” SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said. “Our new release is iOS 15. It’s packed with features that make the iOS experience adapt to an...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, San Francisco, Tech, Apple TV, Facetime, Wwdc, Apple Music, Citymapper, SVP, Europe Apple, Craig Federighi, iOS 15

Watch Apple’s WWDC keynote live right here

Today, Apple is holding a (virtual) keynote on the first day of its developer conference, and the company is expected to talk about a ton of software updates. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris), you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the company is streaming it live. As usual with Apple’s developer conferences, you can expect to learn more about the next major updates of the company’s operating systems. Get ready for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, a new version of macO...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Startups, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, New York, London, Developer, Paris, iMac, Apple Events, watchOS, Wwdc, Macbook Pro

Huawei officially launches Android alternative HarmonyOS for smartphones

Think you’re living in a hyper-connected world? Huawei’s proprietary HarmonyOS wants to eliminate delays and gaps in user experience when you move from one device onto another by adding interoperability to all devices, regardless of the system that powers them. Two years after Huawei was added to the U.S. entity list that banned the Chinese telecom giant from accessing U.S. technologies, including core chipsets and Android developer services from Google, Huawei’s alternative smartphone operating...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Facebook, Asia, Internet Of Things, Bluetooth, China, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Open Source Software

Kabuto releases a larger version of its smart suitcase

Kabuto, the French startup that designs and sells smart suitcases, is releasing a new suitcase today. Called the Kabuto Trunk, this is the company’s biggest suitcase to date. Unlike smart suitcases from other brands, this isn’t just a suitcase with a battery in it. In particular, there’s a fingerprint reader located at the top of the suitcase. You can save up to 10 different fingerprints. After that, it works pretty much like a fingerprint reader on a smartphone — you put your finger on the read...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Europe, France, Tech, Suitcase, France Newsletter, Kabuto, Smart Suitcase, Kabuto Trunk

The best Typewriter blog

I've recently been looking into buying an old-timey electronic or electrical typewriter, and quickly became lost in archives of ozTypewriter, a website from a more civilized age that's a) about typewriters, b) an actual blog, at blogspot, and c) actively and frequently updated by author Robert Messenger. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Blogs, Typewriters, Robert Messenger Read

Glitch video the hardware way with the VHS Dirty Video Mixer

The VHS Dirty Video Mixer is a simple, fun way to get into glitching video and audio with hardware, which is to say without the telltale blends, artefacts and repetitions of an app or filter. This is a Dirty Glitch video Mixer. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Glitch

Apple TV 4K 2021 review: faster chip, fancy iPod-like remote

Future-proofed Apple smart TV upgrade has widest selection of streaming apps but is super priceyThe second-generation Apple TV 4K gets a faster processor and future-proofed specs, but is really all about its new iPod-inspired Siri remote. And it all comes at a price.Costing £169, the Apple media-streaming box is very much at the top of the market despite being £10 cheaper than its predecessor, with direct competitors priced between £50 and £130. But the Apple TV 4K offers something most others c...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Technology, Television, Siri, Apple TV, Siri iTunes TV Music Fitness

That time Louis Vuitton made a netbook

I occasionally chance across the Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Handheld PC, released in 2003 and a rare find on eBay, Tradesey, Yahoo Japan, etc. You'll pay through the nose for what is, in essence, an NEC MobilePro in LVMC livery: a low-end but surprisingly snappy instant-on clamshell device running Windows CE. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, NEC, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene, Tradesey Yahoo Japan

Ball maze iPhone case

It's for an older model, sadly, but I would have bought this splendid ball maze iPhone case were it for a newer one. I can't imagine why it hasn't been updated, but the fact I discovered it at The Worst Things For Sale perhaps should clue me in. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Mazes

US removes Xiaomi’s designation as a Communist Chinese Military Company

Xiaomi, one of China’s high-profile tech firms that fell in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, has been removed from a U.S. government blacklist that designated it as a Communist Chinese Military Company. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has vacated the Department of Defence’s designation of Xiaomi as a CCMC in January, a filed on May 25 shows. In February, Xiaomi sued the U.S. government over its inclusion in the military blacklist. In March, the D.C. court grante...
Tags: Gadgets, Asia, Government, China, US, Tech, United States, Telecommunications, Xiaomi, Huawei, U.s. Government, Trump, The Company, Department of Defence, Trump Administration, Communist Chinese Military Company

The 5 best cordless vacuums we tested in 2021 - and Dyson didn't make the cut

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Cordless vacuums are convenient, but they shouldn't sacrifice cleaning power or comfort. The Shark Vertex DuoClean Cordless Vacuum picks up all kinds of particles on a variety of surfaces. It reaches low and deep under furniture and has a cleaning path light. It's also reasonably priced. Compared to a clunky corded vacuum, a sleek cordless stick vacuum is a lot more convenient. Cordless vacuums tend to be lighter and more compact, and they don't ha...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Cleaning, Gadgets, Shopping, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Epa, Lg, Dyson, Hoover, Dyson hoover, Vacuum Cleaner, Li

The best portable chargers for 2021

In today's world of rapidly draining electronics, you should treat yourself to one of the best portable chargers available. We have loads of great options.
Tags: Apple, Android, Gadgets, Mobile, Trends, Chargers, External Batteries, Buying Guides, Portable Chargers, Moshi, Best Of Everything

Apple Watch gets a motion-controlled cursor with ‘Assistive Touch’

Tapping the tiny screen of the Apple Watch with precision has certain level of fundamental difficulty, but for some people with disabilities it’s genuinely impossible. Apple has remedied this with a new mode called “Assistive Touch” that detects hand gestures to control a cursor and navigate that way. The feature was announced as part of a collection of accessibility-focused additions across its products, but Assistive Touch seems like the one most likely to make a splash across the company’s us...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Accessibility, Apple Watch, Biden, Apple Store, Don, ASL, Assistive Touch, SignTime

Liquid Instruments raises $13.7M to bring its education-focused 8-in-1 engineering gadget to market

Part of learning to be an engineer is understanding the tools you’ll have to work with — voltmeters, spectrum analyzers, things like that. But why use two, or eight for that matter, where one will do? The Moku:Go combines several commonly used tools into one compact package, saving room on your workbench or classroom while also providing a modern, software-configurable interface. Creator Liquid Instruments has just raised $13.7 million to bring this gadget to students and engineers everywhere. ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Education, Funding, Stem, Tech, Engineering, Phillips, FPGA, Anzu Partners, Liquid Instruments, ANU Connect Ventures