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The RG350P Is the Retro Portable You Should Buy

Just five months ago I called the original Retro Game 350 the best portable retro gaming machine you could buy. It’s still an excellent device, but if you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, the new RG350P includes a handful of subtle but excellent upgrades that make it a better handheld in every way, and well worth…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Retro, Emulators, Consumer Tech, Rg350p, Retro Game 350p, Anbernic

Apple's New 27-inch iMac Is a Massive Refresh—and Likely Intel's Last

Surprise! Apple just announced it’s refreshing the 27-inch iMac. On top of adding a new 10-core Intel processor, the newest Mac desktop will also offer beefed-up memory, a Retina 5K display, next-gen graphics, and updated cameras, speakers, and mics. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Intel, Desktops, iMac, 27 Inch Imac

Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. The Commission said it has 90 working days to take a decision on the acquisition — so until December 9, 2020. Commenting on opening an “in-depth investigation” i...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Facebook, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Europe, Privacy, Congress, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Policy

William English, Co-Creator of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 91

If you’re on a desktop right now, you’re probably using a computer mouse. In which case, you should raise a glass to William English. Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Obituary, Computer History, Computer Mouse, William English

£30 record player is fine

Terence Eden found a turntable [Amazon] that cost only £30 (~$40): "I accidentally bought a load of vinyl records. So I decided to buy the cheapest, shittiest, turntable possible," he writes. For firty paands he even gets a USB port to rip the records directly to digital. Is it any good? Not really. It plays records 4% too fast and has the slight stereo shift that come with unbalanced tone arms. But it's not terrible, either, Eden reports. It's fine. Eden conducts a complete teardown on the devi...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Post, News, Eden, Jensen, Terence Eden

Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program

South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and Lava among others have applied for India’s $6.6 billion incentive program aimed at boosting the local smartphone manufacturing, New Delhi said on Saturday. The scheme, called Production-Linked Incentive Scheme, will offer a range of incentives to companies including a 6% financial incentive on additional sales of goods produced locally over five years, ...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, India, Narendra Modi, Samsung, Tech, Taiwan, Xiaomi, New Delhi, Foxconn, Vivo, Oppo, Foxconn Wistron, Pli

Microsoft Is Reportedly Delaying the Dual-Screen Surface Neo

While it seems like we’ll be seeing the Surface Duo very soon, it appears we’ll have to wait a lot longer for the Surface Neo. Microsoft originally planned for the Neo to launch during the 2020 holiday season, but has reportedly instead hit pause on the production of the dual-screen tablet.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Microsoft, Tablets, Consumer Tech, Windows 10X, Surface Neo

Looks Like the Apple Watch Series 6 Could Sport a Blood Oxygen Sensor

While we know many of the new features that are coming to the Apple Watch Series 6 via WatchOS 7, it’s been relatively quiet on what hardware changes Apple might make. However, it now looks like the Series 6 might be the first Apple Watch to include a blood oxygen sensor. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Apple rumors, Consumer Tech, Apple Watch Series 6

Factors that Impact a Pet’s GPS Battery & How to Make It Last Longer

We love our pets like our kids and siblings. They are cute and pure of heart, but we… The post Factors that Impact a Pet’s GPS Battery & How to Make It Last Longer appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Gps, Portable GPS Navigation, Portable GPS Navigation System

The road to recurring revenue for hardware startups

Nils Mattisson Contributor Share on Twitter Formerly at Apple, Nils Mattisson is now CEO and co-founder of smart home tech company Minut. If you look at the most successful startups today, you’ll find plenty of proof that the hardware-enabled service (Haas) model works: Peloton, Particle, Latch and Igloohome all rely on subscriptions along with product sales. Even tech giants like Apple are rapidly reinventing themselves as se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Ecommerce, Column, Hardware, Tech, B2C, Strava, Haas, D2C, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Hardware-as-a-service

So, Should You Buy the Apple Watch Series 3 Right Now?

The Series 3 is a good smartwatch. Some would even say the Apple Watch Series 3 was the first real smartwatch that was worth the expensive price tag. That said, it’s been three years since the Series 3 launched. Apple’s lowered the price of the watch to $200, and these days, you can find deals that bring that price…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Consumer Tech, Apple Watch Series 3

I Miss My Sharp Personal Organizer

I’ve yet to determine why exactly I gravitate to portable gadgets, but I can remember being obsessed with everything high-tech and pocketable since I was a kid. It started with obvious devices like the Game Boy which all of my friends had, but eventually included personal organizers: devices that tended to appeal more…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Sharp, Consumer Tech, Organizers, I Miss

Where is voice tech going?

Richard Dal Porto Contributor 2020 has been all but normal. For businesses and brands. For innovation. For people. The trajectory of business growth strategies, travel plans and lives have been drastically altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a global economic downturn with supply chain and market issues, and a fight for equality in the Black Lives Matter movement — amongst all that complicated lives and businesses already. One of the biggest stories in emerging techno...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Wearables, Column, Hardware, Media, Podcasts, Siri, Tech, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital

Mew is a furry, purring, wailing theremin

Emily Groves' Mew is an interactive furry slab. When you approach it, it begins to purr. When you stroke it, the purring intensifies and miaowing commences. If you stroke it too hard, the miaowing becomes wailing and hissing. Mew was part of a collaborative sound object project between Design Products, Information Experience Design and Visual Communication students at the RCA, London. Sensors and sounds were programmed with Arduino and Max MSP.
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Video, News, Arduino, Mew, Cronenbergian, Emily Groves Mew, RCA London Sensors

The First Etch A Sketch That Lets You Draw Circles Is the Perfect Fidget Toy

Unless you’re a savant born with unnatural abilities for using two knobs to create artistic masterpieces, the Etch A Sketch drawing toy gets less appealing the older you get. I was surprised to find that the new Etch A Sketch Revolution—arguably the first reimagining of the toy that now makes drawing smooth curves and…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Spin Master, Etch A Sketch, Etch A Sketch Revolution Review, Etch A Sketch Revolution

CES 2021 Is Officially Cancelled, Will Be an All-Digital Experience

Listen closely, do you hear that? That’s the sound of hundreds of thousands of tech journalists, buyers, and exhibitors breathing a sigh of relief as today the Consumer Technology Association announced that its annual Consumer Electronics Show will be an all-digital experience for January 2021.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Ces, Consumer Electronics Show, Consumer Tech, Consumer Technology Association, Coronavirus, Covid 19, CES 2021

The Polar Unite Makes a Good Case for Simpler, Cheaper Fitness Watches

Fitness doesn’t have to be complicated, but that’s never stopped some wearables companies from turning exercise into an advanced course in data analysis. Most people who ask me which smartwatch they should buy aren’t looking for a metrics dump. They want the basics: a decent price, an easy way to track progress, and…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Commerce, Fitness Trackers, Consumer Tech, Sometimes Simpler Is Better, Polar Unite, Polar Unite Review

You're Going to Have to Wait Until Next Year to Get Your Hands on This Perfect Game Boy Clone

As if 2020 hasn’t already delivered enough gut punches, today Analogue announced that its highly anticipated upcoming handheld console, the Analogue Pocket, won’t ship until May 2021 at the earliest. That’s disappointing, but the company is opening pre-orders on August 3, and has also revealed some welcome updates to…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Consoles, Analogue, Consumer Tech, Game Boy, Handhelds, Analogue Pocket, Game Gear

Pre-orders for the Analogue Pocket retro portable game console start August 3, ships May 2021

Analogue has repeatedly proven that it’s the gold standard when it comes to retro gaming, delivering extremely faithful, but modern hardware to play original NES, SNES, Sega cartridges and more. The company revealed its forthcoming Analogue Pocket last October, and now it’s about to kick off pre-orders for the portable classic console, which can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games out of the box, and works with even more classic handheld game systems via adapters. The Ana...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Bluetooth, Tech, Smartphones, Atari, Midi, Analogue, Game Boy, Nintendo DS, Lynx, Nintendo Switch, Neo Geo, Analogue Pocket

VCs and startups consider HaaS model for consumer devices

I’ve been following consumer audio electronics company Nura with great interest for a few years now — the Melbourne-based startup was one of the first companies I met with after starting with TechCrunch. At the time, its first prototype was a big mess of circuits and wires — the sort of thing you could never imagine shrunk down into a reasonably-sized consumer device. Nura managed, of course. And the final product looked and sounded great; hell, even the box was nice. If I’m lucky, I see a consu...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Wearables, Spotify, Hbo, Hardware, Marketing, Events, Tech, Marketing Strategy, Economy, Smartphones, Netflix, Headphones, Melbourne, Subscription Services

16 Tech Gadgets I Keep in (or on) My Desk at All Times

A geek’s desk might not be as scintillating as a spice rack, but I’m proud of all the tech gear I’ve acquired over the years. While your setup is undoubtedly different than mine, there are a few “universal” items that I think are worth always having within arm’s reach. This isn’t an exhaustive list—I just recently…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Tools, Technology, Gear, Lifehacks, All Times, Building A Computer

Looks Like the Surface Duo Will Be Launching Really Soon

Murmurs that Microsoft’s Surface Duo might appear earlier than expected have been floating around for a while—but an FCC filing earlier this week and Bluetooth SIG certification that popped up today are strong hints that we’re probably a just a few weeks away from launch.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Fcc, Microsoft, Smartphones, Surface, Consumer Tech, Android 10, Surface Duo, The Surface Duo Is Almost Here, Fcc Filings

Apple begins assembling iPhone 11 in India

Apple’s contract manufacturing partner Foxconn has started to assemble the current generation of iPhone units — the iPhone 11 lineup — in its plant near southern city of Chennai, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. A small batch of locally manufactured iPhone 11 units has already shipped to retail stores, but the production yield is currently limited, the person said, requesting anonymity as matters are private. Apple, in general, has ambitions to scale up its local production ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Gadgets, Apps, Asia, Hardware, China, India, Samsung, Tech, Taiwan, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, New Delhi, Oneplus

Just Buy a Damn Rice Cooker

It all started with a video dropped into our cooking Slack.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Appliances, Consumer Tech, Rice Cooker, Wash Your Rice You Monsters

There's No Reason Not to Use a Screen Protector

I used to laugh at my neurotic friends who used screen protectors.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Screen Protectors, Dont Be Like Me

Mobalytics raises $11M and adds eye tracking metrics to its automated gaming coach

Back in 2016, Mobalytics wowed the judges at Disrupt SF with its data-based coach for the exploding competitive gaming world, winning the Startup Battlefield. The company is building on the success of the past few years with a new funding round and a compelling new collaboration with Tobii that uses eye-tracking to provide powerful insights into gamers’ skills. Mobalytics began with the idea that, by leveraging the in-game data of a competitive e-sport like League of Legends (LoL), they co...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Funding, Tech, League Of Legends, AAA, Tomb raider, Battlefield, Eye Tracking, Lindgren, Tobii, Issa, Almaz Capital

Here’s Why the Tonor TC-777 Is the Best Entry-Level Mic for Your Desktop

Your computer already comes with a built-in microphone, so why do you need an external microphone, anyway? The… The post Here’s Why the Tonor TC-777 Is the Best Entry-Level Mic for Your Desktop appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Microphone, Tonor, Tonor TC-777

This Depth-Sensing, Laser Measuring, Touchscreen Drill Is the Smartphone of Power Tools

Despite companies desperately trying to come up with reasons to add a screen to every appliance in your house, your fridge and toaster probably work just fine the way they are. And while a drill with a touchscreen also seems like complete overkill, the creators of the xDrill have at least come up with some genuinely…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Tools, Science, Crowdfunding, Tech, Kickstarter, Consumer Tech, Drills, Xdrill, Smartphone of Power Tools

Adding an external GPU to your Mac is probably a better upgrade option than getting a new one

Apple recently announced that they would be transition their Mac line from Intel processors to their own, ARM-based Apple Silicon. That process is meant to begin with hardware to be announced later this year, and last two years according to Apple’s stated expectations, and while new Intel-powered Macs will be released and sold leading up to that time, it does mean that the writing is on the wall for Intel-based Apple hardware. Existing Macs with Intel chips will still be useful long after ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Adobe, Mac, Steve Jobs, Tech, Intel, Computers, Ram, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Razer, Gpu

Netflix Arrives to Turn the Google Nest Hub Into the Most Useful Device in Your Kitchen

With quick access to recipes and measurement conversions at your beck and call, Google’s Nest Hub has found a home in most user’s kitchens. Now, for those times when you’re stuck cleaning up after a big meal, Google is introducing Netflix support, turning its screen-enabled smart hubs into the perfect kitchen TV.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Consumer Tech, Smart Assistants, Nest Hub Max, Nest Hub