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Review units of Samsung's $2000 folding phone are failing after hours of use

Samsung's folding phone, which will ding buyers about two grand after tax, is already in deep trouble: the review units sent to journalists are dying after hours of use. CNBC's Todd Haselton writes that it was "a tantalizing glimpse of the future — before it broke." During my second day of testing, the screen began flickering and would turn off and on at a rapid pace. It became completely unusable and at times wouldn’t turn on at all. Samsung had said not to remove a thin layer that sits on top ...
Tags: Post, Gadgets, Mistakes


This Smart Mini Projector is literally the size of a VHS Tape

You know you’ve come far when you can actually measure progress… like physically measure it. The iPod, when it launched, was roughly the size of an audio cassette, and it held almost a 1000 times more songs than the cassette ever did. The Konka Smart Mini Projector concept shows off a projector that’s about the size of a VHS tape, fitting an entire movie experience into the palm of your hand.The Smart Mini Projector was created as a concept by Shenzhen-based designer and Konka’s industrial Desig...
Tags: Gadgets, Product Design, Television, C Www.h, Konka, Smart Mini Projector


These Battling Bots Bring Dystopian Warfare to Your Living Room Floor

It’s an unsettling glimpse into the inevitable future of warfare where battles are indistinguishable from video games, but watching a pair of robots duke it out is always entertaining. If your aspirations of one day rolling your competitor into the BattleBots arena have been thwarted by a complete lack of engineering…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Ios, Android, Gadgets, Toys, Science, Tech, Robots, Consumer Tech, Gjs Geio


Next iPhone could feature an ultra-wide lens

A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by 9to5mac details the cameras in the next-generation iPhones. The report confirms previous rumors — the successors of the iPhone XS and XS Max will have three camera sensors on the back of the device. In addition to the main camera and the 2x camera, Apple could add an ultra-wide 12-megapixel lens. Many Android phones already feature an ultra-wide lens, so it makes sense that Apple is giving you more flexibility by adding a third camera. ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Tech, Rumor, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo


Report: Nintendo's Got a Cheaper, Smaller Nintendo Switch Coming This Fall

As someone who’s obsessed with portable gaming, on paper, the Switch seems like the perfect console for me. But I actually find it a little too big to leave the house with, so I’m optimistic about a report from Japan’s Nikkei newspaper which claims a couple of new Switch consoles are en route, including a smaller,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Japan, Science, Video Games, Nikkei, Tech, Nintendo, Rumors, Switch, Consumer Tech


Galaxy Fold: Samsung investigates as screens break in first days

Flexible screen broke on several £1,800 tester devices ahead of shipping to the publicThe screen at the heart of Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold phone, which literally folds in half, has been failing in testers’ hands within days, prompting concerns about the durability of the £1,800 device.The company distributed the new category-forming device to publications across the US on Monday ahead of its release to the public on 26 April. But within two days testers were reporting that the all-important cent...
Tags: Android, Gadgets, Technology, US, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones


Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: in a class of its own

Stunning all-in-one PC that slides to become drawing tablet is held back by high price and old chips The Surface Studio 2 is Microsoft’s beautiful all-singing, all-dancing, all-in-one desktop computer that is quite unlike anything else on the market. But then it should be with prices starting at more than £3,500.Straight out of the box it’s obvious that the Surface Studio 2 is no ordinary computer. Its gorgeous, pixel-dense 28in screen appears to float, held effortlessly by two chrome articulate...
Tags: Gadgets, Technology, Microsoft, Windows, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10


The Eames Chair-inspired “Lounge Mouse” is also a luxurious arm-rest

Claiming he was tired of ‘electronic-looking electronics’, Shane Chen designed what one might consider an awakening for the tech industry. Taking inspiration from an iconic chapter in furniture design, Chen envisioned the Lounge Mouse, a hat-tip to Ray and Charles Eames’ Lounge Chair. The Lounge Mouse follows the form and visual direction of the ottoman footrest that comes along with the chair. The base of the mouse is made from bent plywood, while the upper half is an incredibly soft leather cl...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Mouse, Product Design, Ray, Chen, Ray Eames, Shane Chen, Charles Eames, Optical Mouse, Render Weekly, Lounge Mouse, Charles Eames Lounge Chair The Lounge Mouse


Google Home’s Philips Hue integration can now wake you up gently

Maybe you love the sound of your alarm clock blaring in the morning, heralding a new day full of joy and adventure. More likely, though, you don’t. If you prefer a more gentle wake-up (and have invested in some smart home technology), here’s some good news: Google Home now lets you use your Philips Hue lights to wake you up by slowly changing the light in your room. Philips first announced this integration at CES earlier this year, with a planned rollout in March. Looks like that took a li...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Hardware, Australia, Singapore, India, Tech, Companies, Home Automation, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Philips, Philips Hue, Lighting, Home Appliances


Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now!

I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, UK on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun, garden party atmosphere in the heart of London’s tech startup scene. TechCrunch is once more the exclusive media sponsor of the awards and conference, alongside new ‘tech, culture & society’ event creator The Pathfounder. Here’s how to enter and be considere...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Europe, London, Enterprise, Berlin, Tech, Techcrunch Disrupt, Healthtech, London UK, Geffrye Museum


Dyson's $600 Daylight Tracking Light Is the Only Lamp I've Ever Had to Reboot

Best known for its vacuums, in recent years Dyson has expanded its lineup with products that have nothing to do with cleaning. The Lightcycle smart lamp ventures furthest from the company’s typical products. It’s a masterpiece of engineering, but in true Dyson fashion still comes with a staggering $600 price tag.Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Dyson, Lighting, Lamps, Consumer Tech


Facebook slashes price of its creepy Portal home surveillance telescreen

Who wouldn't want to buy a telescreen from Facebook, the least-trusted privacy merchant on Earth, so that they may be placed around the house? The obviously despised Facebook Portal will now be half-price, reports Matt Navarra. Details: No, you’re not misremembering the details from that young adult dystopian fiction you’re reading — Facebook really does sell a video chat camera adept at tracking the faces of you and your loved ones. Now, you too can own Facebook’s poorly timed foray into social...
Tags: Gadgets, Facebook, Post, News, Earth, Mistakes, Matt Navarra, Facebook Portal


Xbox One does away with discs in new $249 All-Digital Edition

Discs! What are they good for? Well, if they’re nice if you don’t want to be tied to an online-only ecosystem. But if you don’t mind that, Microsoft’s latest Xbox One S “All-Digital Edition” might be for you. With no slots to speak of, the console is limited to downloading games to its drive — which is how we’ve been doing it on PC for quite some time. Announced during today’s “Inside Xbox” video presentation, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition — honestly, why not just give it a different let...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Microsoft, Xbox One, Tech, Sony, Xbox, Minecraft, Gpu, Gattis, Forza Horizon, Xbox One S, Jeff Gattis, Sea of Thieves Minecraft


Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers

Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification. This is the first time Amazon has offered a certification program for Alexa developers, the company says. Certification programs are standard in the technology industry — and AWS already offers a training program and certifications of its own that allow organiz...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Tech, Bloomberg, Aws, Amazon Echo, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Kevin Kelly, Amazon Alexa, Smart Speakers, Alexa Skill Builder Specialty, Alexa Developer Console, Alexa Every, AWS Certification and Education Programs


These Robodogs Are Even Scarier When They Start Working In a Pack

That sound, that sound, as they come marching.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Research, Robots, Boston Dynamics, Spotmini


These $4,000 Roll-Up Headphones Don't Even Cup Your Ears

It doesn’t matter how amazing they sound, or how flawlessly they cancel noise; your fancy headphones are all but useless if they’re too clunky to actually carry around. Inspired by the metal links on a watch strap, the MKo1 Roller from Luzli feature a neat head strap design that can be rolled up tight and compact for…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Audio, Tech, Headphones, Luxury, Consumer Tech, Luzli, Roll Up Headphones Don


Daily Crunch: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Unfolding the Samsung Galaxy Fold After eight years of teasing a folding device, Samsung finally pulled the trigger with an announcement at its developer’s conference late last year. But the device itself remained mysterious. Earlier this week, Brian Heater finally held the Galaxy Fold in his hands, and h...
Tags: Gadgets, Mobile, Hardware, Youtube, India, Disney, US, Samsung, Tech, Freedom Of Information, Hulu, AT T, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services, Notre Dame Cathedral, Zack Whittaker, Brian Heater


Playing Capcom's New Game Packed Arcade Stick With a Friend Is Going to Be Awkwardly Intimate

It’s no longer just hardware companies like Nintendo and Sony who are recycling old content with plug-and-play mini consoles packed with retro games. Capcom’s now joining the fun too with its new Capcom Home Arcade that includes 16 classic titles from the developer’s catalog including Street Fighter II and Mega Man:…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Street Fighter, Retro, Consumer Tech, Controllers, Capcom, Capcom Home Arcade


Apple could build macOS feature to use your iPad as extra Mac display

According to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo, Apple is working on a feature that would let you pair your iPad with your Mac to turn your iPad into a secondary Mac display. That feature codenamed Sidecar could ship with macOS 10.15 this fall. If you’ve been using Luna Display or Duet Display, you’re already quite familiar with this setup. Those third-party hardware and software solutions let you turn your iPad into an external display. You can then extend your Mac display, move windows to...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Apps, Mac, Tech, Macbook, Duet, Rumor, Luna, Duet Display, Wacom, macOS, Luna Display, macOS 10.15, Guilherme Rambo Apple


Sony shares some details about the PlayStation 5

Lead architect for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita Mark Cerny gave a lengthy interview to Wired’s Peter Rubin and shared some details about Sony’s next-gen console — the console that is likely to be called the PlayStation 5. The next PlayStation will be based on an AMD architecture just like the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. The custom made CPU will be based on the third-generation AMD Ryzen CPU line. It’ll feature eight 7nm cores. As for the GPU, Sony plans to use a custom vers...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Tech, Playstation, Sony, Amd, Gpu, AMD Radeon, Cerny, GPU Sony, AMD Ryzen CPU, Peter Rubin, PlayStation 5, Vita Mark Cerny


One light with all-inclusive charging to organize and rule all desks

Whilst a multi-socket is often required near our desks in order to provide power to the array of electrical products that surround us, they unfortunately lead to an abundance of unsightly and intrusive cables that can be rather a nuisance to deal with! This is where the NIOXCSM Wireless Charging Light really shines, as it introduces an element of much-needed organization into the work-space.This conceptual device ingeniously combines three essential desk-top items, the desk light, multi-socket a...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Charger, Lighting, Product Design, Desk Light, Engyang Zhu, Multi-socket


Bottage visualizes your emotions for your loved ones to see

This intriguing looking concept explores how messages can be communicated effectively through the use of color and visual indicators! This emotion-driven device evokes an array of feelings to help the users communicate more effectively over long distances.Housed within the beautifully designed exterior is everything needed to convey heartfelt messages; accompanying the speaker is Bottage’s unique feature, an emotion-dependent LED ring. This LED light reacts to the emotion in the user’s voice whi...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Product Design, Lou, Siyu Lou, Bottage


David Copperfield’s secret magic techniques crash-landed on the Moon

The loss of Israel’s Beresheet lander during its descent to the lunar surface was unfortunate, but the mission was still largely a success — and has certainly created an interesting cultural artifact on the Moon where it impacted. Perhaps more interesting than we could have known: It turns out David Copperfield stashed the secrets to his illusions onboard, and they may have survived the crash. The data was kept on one of the Arch Mission Foundation’s tiny, high-capacity, high-endurance archival ...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Space, Wikipedia, Israel, Tech, Moon, David Copperfield, Stephen Wolfram, AMF, Nova Spivack, Copperfield, George Méliès, SpaceIL, Arch Mission Foundation, Beresheet


Economic Impact of Self-driving Trucks

Trucks are the backbone of the supply-chain delivery system. 70% of goods are delivered by truck. The U.S. trucking industry generated $700.3 billion in economic activity in 2017. Self-driving trucks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Gadgets, Business, Science, Technology, Jobs, Future, Cars, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Robotics, Self Driving Cars, Economic Impact


iOS 13 could feature dark mode and interface updates

According to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo, the next major version of iOS for the iPhone and iPad will feature many new features, such as universal dark mode, new gestures, visual changes for the volume popup and more. Dark mode should work more or less like dark mode on macOS Mojave. You’ll be able to turn on a system-wide option in Settings. Apps that support it will automatically switch to dark mode the next time you launch them. Let’s hope that third-party developers will support t...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Amazon, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Rumor, Facebook Instagram Gmail


Disc-free Xbox One S could land on May 7th

Microsoft is about to launch an even cheaper Xbox One S. In order to cut costs, the company is removing the BluRay disc drive altogether. According to leaked marketing images spotted by WinFuture (via Thurrott), the console could launch on May 7th for €229 in Germany. Given that the launch is just a few weeks away and that those marketing images line up perfectly with previous rumors, chances are this is the real deal. As you can see on WinFuture’s images, it looks exactly like an Xbox One S ...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, Germany, Xbox One, Digital, Tech, Xbox, Forza Horizon, Xbox One S, Minecraft Sea


With its adjustable ring position, losing an earphone is a thing of the past!

As technology advances and popularity increases, the size of wireless earphones is dramatically decreasing. Whilst this not only makes the devices appear visually very similar to each other, more significantly it makes them extremely easy to lose! Both of these issues have been addressed with Pretzel, a unique and intriguing concept that certainly looks like a more practical alternative for the real world!Pretzel’s distinguishing feature is the ring that sits on the external side of each device;...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Audio, Product Design, CMF, Earphone, Jaekyu Jung, Pretzel earbuds


This Digital Camera Draws Every Photo It Snaps on an Etch A Sketch

The challenge of trying to draw anything even partially recognizable using just two spinning knobs has somehow made the Etch A Sketch a popular toy for almost 60 years now. Some artists have managed to master the unique medium with endless hours of practice, but Martin Fitzpatrick opted to hack together a shortcut…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Toys, Science, Cameras, Hacks, Etch A Sketch, Martin Fitzpatrick


Did you fly a drone over Fenway Park? The FAA would like a chat

Drones are great. But they are also flying machines that can do lots of stupid and dangerous things. Like, for instance, fly over a major league baseball game packed with spectators. It happened at Fenway Park last night, and the FAA is not happy. The illegal flight took place last night during a Red Sox-Blue Jays game at Fenway; the drone, a conspicuously white DJI Phantom, reportedly first showed up around 9:30 PM, coming and going over the next hour. One of the many fans who shot a video of t...
Tags: Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Drones, Boston Red Sox, Faa, Red Sox, Fenway Park, CBS Boston, Fenway, Chris O Brien, Red Sox Blue Jays, Boston PD, Boston You


This little translator gadget could be a traveling reporter’s best friend

If you’re lucky enough to get travel abroad, you know it’s getting easier and easier to use our phones and other gadgets to translate for us. So why not do so in a way that makes sense to you? This little gadget seeking funds on Kickstarter looks right up my alley, offering quick transcription and recording — plus music playback, like an iPod Shuffle with superpowers. The ONE Mini is really not that complex of a device — a couple microphones and a wireless board in tasteful packaging — but th...
Tags: Translation, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Crowdfunding, Tech, Kickstarter, Machine Learning, Wells Tu