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This Battery Pack Turns Your Google Home Into My Favorite Portable Bluetooth Speaker

It seems inevitable that one day your entire home will be wired so that smart assistants can hear your every request, no matter where you are. But if you mostly rely on a smart speaker, its built-in mic can only eavesdrop so far. Companies like Google would certainly love it if you bought a smart speaker for every…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Bluetooth, Audio, Speakers, Tech, Consumer Tech, Google Home, Smart Speakers


Clap on! Clap off! It’s Clapboss!

 Sure Alexa can sing you a song but can you clap back at her? A new product by the makers of the Freewrite lets you do just that. Called Clapboss, this smiling dongle lets you clap up to four times to activate various things around your house. Clap twice to turn off your lights! Three times to turn off the TV! Four times to be reminded that you are now a slave to emotionless technologies!… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Music, Tech, Sound, Alexa


Review: Shinola Canfield headphones are an overpriced mess

 The Shinola Canfield headphones cost $600 and does not ship with a 1/2-inch stereo adapter. That should tell you everything you need to know. But if not, keep reading and let me explain why these fashion headphones are not worth their price. Read More
Tags: Travel, TC, Gadgets, Spotify, Money, Finance, Detroit, Shinola Canfield


Helping kids play with danger: crowdfunding a log-splitter, designed for children

Risky play is good for kids: it lets them test their boundaries in an exhilarating, vivid way -- and it's been all but entirely engineered out of contemporary child-rearing. (more…)
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Happy Mutants, Design, News, Parenting, Crowdfunding, Australia, Free Range Kids


How a maker with Type I diabetes led an open source project to create a free-as-in-code artificial pancreas

Dana Lewis kickstarted the Open Artificial Pancreas System (previously) by trying to solve her own problems with monitoring her glucose levels, calculating insulin doses, and administering them around the clock -- an onerous task that her life depended on, which disrupted her sleep and challenged her to make reliable calculations regarding dangerous substances while her blood-sugar levels were troughing or spiking. (more…)
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Post, Floss, News, Makers, Oshw, Closed Loop, Dana Lewis, OpenAPS, Free As In Blood Sugar


This Robot Just Carried the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Torch as It Cut Through a Wall

Robots are already coming for our jobs, and now it looks like they’re coming for our treasured cultural ceremonies, too.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Robots, Robotics, Pyeongchang 2018, Pyeongchang


This Battery Pack Turns Your Google Home Into the Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker

It seems inevitable that one day your entire home will be wired so that smart assistants can hear your every request, no matter where you are. But if you mostly rely on a smart speaker, its built-in mic can only eavesdrop so far. Companies like Google would certainly love it if you bought a smart speaker for every…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Bluetooth, Audio, Speakers, Tech, Consumer Tech, Google Home, Smart Speakers


Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger

 Researcher Michael Myng found a deactivated keylogger in a piece of software found on over 460 HP laptop models. A full list of affected laptops is here. The keylogger is deactivated by default but could represent a privacy concern if an attacker has physical access to the computer. “Some time ago someone asked me if I can figure out how to control HP’s laptop keyboard… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Tech, Hp, Spyware, Surveillance, Cybercrime, Computing, Laptop, Michael Myng


Dell’s Precision 5720 all-in-one is more about fun and games than serious work

As someone who’s been using laptops exclusively for the past few years, I quite like the idea of an all-in-one PC: like a laptop, everything’s housed in a single unit and ready to go right out of the box. Dell’s $1,700+ Precision 5720 AIO PC promises to pack enough firepower to handle graphics-intensive tasks into a sleek, iMac-like machine that clears your desk of clutter. Now that it’s available in India, I put it through its paces for a couple of weeks to see if it was all that. Here’s what I...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, India, Dell, Aio Pc


Apple’s GymKit for syncing your Watch to your fitness machines is now live

Back in June, Apple talked up GymKit for Apple Watch, a feature that would let you sync performance data from exercise machines with your wearable. With the release of watchOS 4.1 today, it’s now available for users to play with. With the latest version of the software platform, your Apple Watch will use NFC to connect to supported fitness machines and beam data between the two – allowing you to not only grab stats like the number of stairs you’ve climbed from a machine, but also display informa...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Gadgets, Apple Watch


Devialet built a car audio system for Renault’s Symbioz concept car

 High-end speaker maker Devialet is branching out of home speakers. The company announced a partnership with Renault for its first ever car audio system. You can’t buy a Renault car with Devialet speakers just yet, but there’s a Renault concept car with those speakers. Devialet has always said that it wasn’t just a speaker manufacturer. The French startup has worked on its… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Europe, Tech, France Newsletter, Devialet, Renault, Symbioz, Renault Symbioz


This Battery Pack Turns the Google Home Into My Favorite Portable Bluetooth Speaker

It seems inevitable that one day your entire home will be wired so that smart assistants can hear your every request, no matter where you are. But if you mostly rely on a smart speaker, its built-in mic can only eavesdrop so far. Companies like Google would certainly love it if you bought a smart speaker for every…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Bluetooth, Audio, Speakers, Tech, Consumer Tech, Google Home, Smart Speakers


MakeX announces the first 3D-printing backpack

 In the year 2020, when the Earth is overrun by aliens, it will be mandated by the Galactic Council of Extraterrestrial Life that all children must walk around with 3D-printing backpacks. Why not get a head start with the MakeX Migo backpack that lets you care your ultra small 3D printer anywhere you need to go? This wild, see-through backpack is designed to hold a Migo 3D Printer (the thing… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Tech, Earth, Galactic Council of Extraterrestrial Life


Your OnePlus 5T can’t play Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in HD – yet

Owners of OnePlus’ all-new bezel-less 5T flagship have discovered that the phone is unable to stream HD video from numerous streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play Movies. That’s because it doesn’t come with support for Widevine Level 1 DRM, which is required for streaming HD content. The phone maker has currently implemented only Widevine Level 3 on the OnePlus 5 and 5T, so both handsets are stuck playing SD-resolution video from these streaming sources. That’...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Gadgets, Mobile, Gaming, Netflix, Netflix Amazon Prime Video, Widevine Level


20 Tech Gifts Under $20 That Are Perfect For Secret Santa

Even if your wallet is a little on the lighter side this holiday season, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the gift-giving fun. These cute gadgets and gizmos are sure to charm the geeks in your life and, most importantly, won't break the bank. All it takes is one very handsome-looking Andrew Jackson to pick up one of these 20 geeky trinkets under $20, so you might as well get some for yourself, too. Related20+ Adorably Geeky Stocking Stuffers Under $25You Can't Go Wrong With These 1...
Tags: Gadgets, Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Secret Santa, Andrew Jackson, Gifts Under $50, Gifts Under $25, Tech Gifts, Secret Santa Tech


Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Finding unique travel gifts is never easy, especially when you’re buying for someone who already seemingly has everything they need.  Whether you’re looking for something to put a smile on his face, or a gift that pulls out all the stops, we hope you’ll find inspiration from our round-up of 10 luxury travel gift ideas […] The post Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition) appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Gadgets, Accessories, Photography, Featured, Clothing, US, Canada, Luggage, Travel Equipment, Christmas US Canada


2017 Tea Gear Guide

Yes, the end of the year is nigh and for those celebrating holidays (of any sort) it’s the time to buy gifts. Whether you’re the illustrious tea aficionado of your... The post 2017 Tea Gear Guide appeared first on World of Tea.
Tags: Tea, Gadgets, Featured, Gifts, Gear, Tea News


Gadget rental startup Lumoid shuts down, scuppering Best Buy partnership plan

Lumoid offered gadget fans the chance to "try before you buy," but on Sunday its founder and CEO said the web-based business was no more. The closure also means its planned partnership with Best Buy cannot proceed. The post Gadget rental startup Lumoid shuts down, scuppering Best Buy partnership plan appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gadgets, Mobile, Business, Photography, Trends, Web, Lumoid, Gadget Rental


Gadget rental startup Lumoid shuts down, torpedoing Best Buy partnership plan

Lumoid offered gadget fans the chance to "try before you buy," but on December 10 its founder and CEO said the web-based business was no more. The closure also means its planned partnership with Best Buy cannot proceed. The post Gadget rental startup Lumoid shuts down, torpedoing Best Buy partnership plan appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gadgets, Mobile, Business, Photography, Trends, Web, Lumoid, Gadget Rental


Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Buying her the perfect Christmas gift isn’t always easy. But, if she has a love for travel, it can be a little bit easier. Here we’ve collated some top ideas from retailers throughout the UK and Europe. We hope this gives you all the inspiration you need to find that elusive, perfect gift. Personalised suitcase […] The post Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition) appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, Accessories, UK, Featured, Clothing, Luggage, Travel Equipment, UK Europe