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Flywheel Bikes No Longer Work, So You Get a Free Peloton Instead

Peloton accused rival stationary bike company Flywheel of stealing its ideas back in 2018, and now the two companies have settled. Flywheel is ending its at-home classes—both live-streamed and on-demand—in March, The Verge reported, which means Flywheel bike owners won’t have anything to watch on their giant screens.…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Courts, Exercise, Flywheel, Peloton


The doqo case turns your iPad Pro into a MacBook… with a trackpad and multiple ports!

One could argue that doqo’s case does something that even Apple couldn’t seem to do… it gives you a MacBook with a great keyboard.Designed to give iPad Pro users the laptop experience, doqo’s case design transforms your tablet into a full-fledged MacBook. Slip the iPad Pro into the doqo and there’s little difference between this setup and any of Apple’s laptops. The case comes with a gorgeous aluminum design, a full-sized keyboard, a functioning trackpad, and enough ports to make a MacBook Pro...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Ipad, Gadgets, Design, Usb, Case, Keyboard, Macbook, Laptops, Ipad Pro, Macbook Pro, Product Design, Brydge, Doqo, MacBook Slip


Hasbro Is Bringing Back Tiger Electronics' Handheld LCD Games

Toy Fair 2020 is just a couple of days away and soon the internet will be abuzz with all the new toys arriving this year, but all the old toys as well. Continuing a trend seen at the show for the past couple of years, Hasbro today revealed it’s bringing back Tiger Electronics’ handheld video games in four new…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Hasbro, Consumer Tech, Toy Fair, Handhelds, Tiger Electronics, Toy Fair 2020


This Japanese Smartphone Uses AI to Prevent Users From Saving and Sharing Naked Selfies

Worried about what online shenanigans your child might get into with their first smartphone? In Japan, a company has released a budget phone with at least one feature you won’t find on a flagship iOS or Android device: an AI-powered sensor that prevents naked selfie shots from being saved or shared.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Japan, Science, Technology, Teens, Selfies, Censorship, Tech, Smartphones, Tone Mobile, Tone E20


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: back to the folding flip phone future

Revamp of 2000’s flip phone means big screen literally folds in half into a compact clamshell that fits in small pocketsIt’s not often something comes along to genuinely change the game, but the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does just that, bringing foldable displays closer to the mainstream and reinventing the flip phone for 2020 in the process.Screens that literally fold in half finally arrived last year with the Galaxy Fold, which was originally plagued by durability issues causing a delay and a rewo...
Tags: Android, Gadgets, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip


Ring slightly overhauls security and privacy, but it’s still not enough

Security camera maker Ring is updating its service to improve account security and give more control when it comes to privacy. Once again, this is yet another update that makes the overall experience slightly better but the Amazon-owned company is still not doing enough to protect its users. First, Ring is reversing its stance when it comes to two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is now mandatory — you can’t even opt out. So the next time you login on your Ring account, you’ll re...
Tags: Amazon, Security, TC, Gadgets, Privacy, Tech, Ces, Eff, Zack Whittaker, Jamie Siminoff


Open-source rotary cellphone

Justine Haupt made this handsome and completely functional rotary cellphone. Her design is open-source and you can even buy a case kit from her company, Sky's Edge Robotics. You have to find and carefully modify your own rotary dial, though -- they're apparently no longer made -- as well as a few other components. Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that w...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Phones, Justine Haupt, Sky s Edge Robotics


A Japanese charm redesigned to keep you healthy by syncing with the earth!

Omamori (お守り) are traditional good luck charms in Japanese culture that protect the wearer of the charm. The Japanese word “mamori” (守り) means protection, while prefix “o” gives the word an external movent connotation, transforming it to “your protection” and there are Omamoris for every area of life: love, health, luck, trips, success, protection. The concept of Kenkō is a futuristic take on the traditional Omamori, it does not cure illnesses or ward off evil spirits but it helps you stay heal...
Tags: Wellness, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Medical, Lifestyle, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Everyday Carry, Japanese, Healthy, Concept Design, Japanese culture, Product Design, Minimal, Edc


This “Bracelet of Silence” actively blocks Alexa and Siri from hearing your conversations

The dilemma with phones and smart-speakers are that they undermine the privacy of not just their owners, but everyone around them. Maybe you have a friend who loves talking about their cat, and that’s perfectly fine… until YOU begin getting ads for cat-food on your Instagram.Students at the University of Chicago developed a unique, wrist-worn bracelet that can remotely scramble all sorts of microphones in a working radius of a few feet. Just wear “The Bracelet of Silence” and switch it on when...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Privacy, Safety, Siri, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Product Design, Jammer, Alexa Siri, Huiying Li, Pedro Lopes, Scott Urban, Yuxin Chen, Zhijing Li


Fujifilm’s ‘infinitely flexible’ projector lets you project literally anywhere!

I doubt there’s any surface the Fujifilm’s FP-Z5000 can’t project on. The projector comes with a two-axis, rotat­able lens design that allows users to position the lens to face practically anywhere. The projector works normally, projecting forwards onto a wall or screen, but can also project upwards onto the ceiling or even downwards on the floor. Its adjustable neck gives you the ability to independently rotate and move the lens in any direction, facing it anywhere, as well as in any orientat...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Awards, Fujifilm, Projector, Product Design, FP-Z5000, Kunihiko Tanaka


The First Wacom LCD Tablet That Works With Your Smartphone Needs Cord Management Skills

With continued competition from Apple as cheaper iPads are now gaining support for the Apple Pencil, Wacom has followed up on its $650 Cintiq 16 from last year with the even cheaper $400 Wacom One. As with larger Cintiq displays and tablets, the Wacom One is a secondary display, not a real tablet with a dedicated OS,…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Tablets, Wacom, Consumer Tech, Cintiq, Wacom One, Apple Pencil Wacom, First Wacom


Wacom One Review: Well Balanced, But Cable Management a Chore

With continued competition from Apple as cheaper iPads are now gaining support for the Apple Pencil, Wacom has followed up on its $650 Cintiq 16 from last year with the even cheaper $400 Wacom One. As with larger Cintiq displays and tablets, the Wacom One is a secondary display, not a real tablet with a dedicated OS,…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Tablets, Wacom, Consumer Tech, Cintiq, Wacom One, Apple Pencil Wacom


"Glass" on Samsung's foldable phone no more scratch-resistant than plastic

Samsung claims to have developed an "Ultra Thin Glass" for its new Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone, signalling scratch resistance and durability beyond that of similar products. But tests conducted by Zack Nelson using a Mohs Hardness Testkit [Amazon] -- a set of styluses made of different materials -- show that it is no more resistant to scuffs than plastic. In fact, he didn't even need the kit: his fingernail was sharp enough to leave marks. The "glass" scores 2-3 on the Mohs scale, compa...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Video, News, Samsung, Materials, Chris Welch, Zack Nelson


Is resurrecting Google’s BookBot the need of the hour?

Everyone in Silicon Valley is trying to design something straight out of the future. We treat science and technology as the end all be all of our issues and rightfully so, but here is an unpopular opinion – do we REALLY need technology in every aspect of our lives to make it better? A decade ago, robots doing all our tasks were just a thing of movies and today we don’t go a day without interacting with a robot – think about it, even if you call a place there is a 99% chance an automated voice ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Technology, California, Lifestyle, Silicon Valley, Appliances, Robot, Delivery, Editorial, Delivery Service, Drone Delivery, Product Design, Mountain View Library, Mountain Valley


The world’s thinnest truly-wireless earphones don’t feel like a floss-box in your pocket

In the interest of consumer-friendliness, someone designed what is arguably the most satisfying pair of truly wireless earphones. The CARD20, as they’re called, come with a coveted iF 2020 Design Award for being incredibly slim, pocket-friendly, yet as robust and long-lasting as other truly wireless earphones on the market. They feature a capsule-shaped design that measures a stunning half-inch in thickness, allowing them to slide right into your pocket without creating that unsightly bulge. T...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Music, Design, Audio, Product Design, Portable Audio, AirPods, Truly Wireless Earphones, CARD20, Thinnest, YOBYBO


Amazon Echo Buds review: Alexa in your ear with Bose noise reduction

First Amazon true wireless earbuds offer a lot for the money but need attention in some areasAmazon’s first attempt at a set of true wireless earbuds gets a lot right, with Bose active noise reduction technology and hands-free Alexa.At £119.99, the Echo Buds undercut rivals, some of which cost more than twice as much. Their design is generic: large, kidney-shaped with a glossy touch panel on the outside and a standard silicone eartip on the inside. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Technology, Bluetooth, Headphones, Bose, Alexa, First Amazon, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Echo Buds


Nokia pulls out of MWC over coronavirus concerns

More big names are stepping away from the biggest phone and telecom trade show event this year. Nokia, one of the omnipresent firms at major tech trade conferences, won’t be attending this year’s Mobile World Congress, it said Wednesday citing health and safety concerns over coronavirus outbreak. Electronics giant HMD, which sells smartphones under Nokia brand, cited similar reasoning for its withdrawal, too. The iconic Finnish firm, one of the cornerstone companies at MWC, and HMD have becom...
Tags: Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, Nokia, Tech, Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom, Sony, MWC, GSMA, Reuters, El Pais, Samsung Huawei, Ericsson Nokia, Ericsson Amazon Vivo Facebook, BT Britain


MWC hangs by a thread after Nokia, DT and other big names back out

More big names are stepping away from the world’s biggest phone and telecom trade fair, they announced today, prompting the organizers to urgently decide what they wish to do going forward. Nokia, one of the omnipresent firms at major tech trade conferences, won’t be attending this year’s Mobile World Congress, it said Wednesday citing health and safety concerns over coronavirus outbreak. Electronics giant HMD, which sells smartphones under Nokia brand, cited similar reasoning for its withdra...
Tags: Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, Nokia, Tech, Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom, Sony, MWC, GSMA, El Pais, Romain Dillet, Samsung Huawei, Ericsson Nokia, BT Britain, Mobile World Congress Nokia


Samsung’s Trying Foldable Phones Once Again With the Galaxy Z Flip

Hot on the heels of the poorly kept secret that was Samsung’s Galaxy S20 line of smartphones, the electronics giant revealed its newest foldable smartphone at its annual Unpacked event Tuesday. Dubbed the Galaxy Z Flip, the foldable smartphone features a clamshell design similar to the flip-phones of yore. And it’ll be available just in time for Valentine’s Day. “With Galaxy Z Flip’s unique foldable design and user experience, we’re redefining what a mobile device can be, and what it enable...
Tags: Gadgets, News, Uncategorized, Samsung, Roh, Onetime


CuriousCheck Sorts Technology Solutions to Help Small Business Owners Streamline

CuriousCheck is an aggregate app focusing on online reviews of business software. It scans the web for independent, credible reviews and products designed to help small businesses. CuriousCheck covers a wide range of areas important to SMBs from digital marketing to payment processing, virtual phone systems and a host of others. SMBs can search for a solution. Providers can add to a directory or be found through reviews. Carlos Crameri Founder & CEO of CuriousCheck explains what sparked the ide...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Sales, Fundera, Crameri, Small Business News, CuriousCheck Sorts Technology Solutions, Carlos Crameri, CuriousCheck, Google Capterra Software Advice, Small Business Owners Streamline


Sony Now Lets Anyone Make Their Own Remotes for Its Cameras

Sony announced on Tuesday another feature for its digital cameras that the company hopes will expand their adoption among professional photographers: a software development kit that allows third-party developers to create their own custom tools to remotely control and operate the cameras.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Science, Tech, Software, Cameras, Sony, Sdk, Consumer Tech, Alphas


This Apple Pencil-based dropper is a DJ that drops data instead of beats!

Remember the simpler childhood days of using the dropper to pick a color and spill it *carefully* on another sheet? We then advanced from papers to MS Paint and I doubt any of us were able to master that virtual dropper. Now we are in the Apple era but the nostalgia of the simple dropper is not lost and that was the inspiration for the iSpoid – a conceptual dropper that picks up data instead of colors and we are here for this!The motion of using a dropper to transfer colors was reinterpreted wit...
Tags: Apple, Productivity, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Stationery, Concept Design, Data Sharing, Concept, Product Design, Apple Accessories, Data Transfer, Chi-eun Jang, Jaegeun Kim, Productivity Boosting


The Alpha Ergo is a simple, modern Keyboard that you can ergonomically adjust

While we have Taika Waititi slamming Apple’s keyboards just moments after winning his Oscar award, here’s a simple wireless concept that does something none of Apple’s products do… It adjusts to your needs.Meet the Alpha Ergo, a wireless keyboard with a unique design that allows it to alternate between regular and split-keyboard layouts. This unique swiveling action allows you to adjust your keyboard’s design for more ergonomic typing, but that isn’t all. The Alpha Ergo’s seemingly large hinge ...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Spotify, Design, Desktops, Laptops, Product Design, Taika Waititi, Ergo, ergonomic Keyboard, Ryan Smalley, Alpha Ergo, Split Keyboard


A Physical Therapist Explains How to Fix Taika Waititi’s Apple Keyboard Woes

At the 2020 Academy Awards, director Taiki Waititi won “Best Adapted Screenplay” for his satirical film Jojo Rabbit, and took the stage to claim his first Oscar. “I dedicate this to all the indigenous kids in the world who want to do art and dance and write stories,” Waititi said, making history as the first person of Māori descent to win the award. “We are the original storytellers, and we can make it here as well.” Waititi ended his speech with a traditional Maori-language phrase express...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, News, Uncategorized, Macbook, Manhattan, Thor, Ryan, Taika Waititi, OSHA, WGA, Waititi, Guild of America, Ryan For, Onetime, Taiki Waititi


Mitsubishi’s Fake LED Skylights Simulate Sunlight to Make Offices Feel Less Depressing

The technologies that once promised to free us from soul-crushing office jobs have mostly resulted in just the opposite. But Mitsubishi is leveraging one technology in an attempt to make working in a sea of cubicles feel less depressing. It’s developed an LED-lit panel that can simulate natural light coming in from…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Mitsubishi, Lighting, Consumer Tech, Lcds, Misora


The Best Thing About This Smartwatch Is the Strap

There’s no shortage of stylish Wear OS watches—it’s literally Fossil’s main reason for existing at this point. The company and its small army of designer brands make up the bulk of Android-friendly smartwatches out there. The problem is, they’re all functionally interchangeable. They run the same software, sport the…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Fossil, Consumer Tech, Skagen, Skagen Falster 3, Buckle In For My Strap Ted Talk, Skagen Falster 3 Review


Reviewers say new Motorola Razr not great

The new Motorola Razr looks like a perfect wedding of old and new: a cutting-edge (and very expensive) foldable smartphone reviving the sleek flip-phone designs of a more civilized age. The clever hinge even avoids creasing the display, a problem with other first-gen foldables. Alas, it's not very good, reports Joshua Topolsky. The prevailing reason I could see for having a phone that folds in half in this way is that it makes the phone smaller and easier to carry. That's nice, but a somewhat in...
Tags: Gadgets, Motorola, Twitter, Post, News, Cnet, Patrick Holland, Motorola Razr, Joshua Topolsky


Samsung teases videocalling on its next foldable during the Oscars

It was South Korea’s — rather than Netflix’s — night at the Oscars, thanks to Bong Joon-ho’s biting class satire Parasite, which won best picture (among other well-deserved gongs).  But tech giant Samsung appears to have been hoping to steal a little of the national limelight: The Korean phone maker chose a prime Oscars ad slot to show off a 360-degree view of its next foldable, running it as a teaser for its Unpacked 2020 unboxing event — which takes place in San Francisco tomorrow. #Samsung...
Tags: Gadgets, Mobile, Asia, South Korea, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphones, Netflix, Samsung Electronics, Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, Samsung Galaxy, The Oscars, Bong Joon, Motorola Razr


Why your next TV needs ‘filmmaker mode’

TVs this year will ship with a new feature called “filmmaker mode,” but unlike the last dozen things the display industry has tried to foist on consumers, this one actually matters. It doesn’t magically turn your living room into a movie theater, but it’s an important step in that direction. This new setting arose out of concerns among filmmakers (hence the name) that users were getting a sub-par viewing experience of the media that creators had so painstakingly composed. The average TV these da...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Media, Tech, Cinema, Sony, Displays, Panasonic, Lg, Tom Cruise, Tvs, Robinson, LG Vizio, Chris McQuarrie, Neil Robinson, Chris Ryan Getty


Fancy banana lamp

Would you just look at the $295 Seletti Banana Lamp [Bergdorf Goodman].
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Housewares, Just Look At It, Lamps, Bergdorf Goodman