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A gorgeous wooden ergonomic keyboard you can actually buy

The Keyboardio Model 100 is a handsome wooden ergonomic keyboard, all but alone in a world of ugly "medical devices" to which typists with tricky hands must subject themselves. Just a few hours remains on its Kickstarter campaign if you want one by January 2022. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Keyboards

Swarm debuts $499 Evaluation Kit for consumers and tinkerers

Satellite connectivity company Swarm has come out with a new product that will give anyone the ability to create a messaging or Internet of Things (IoT) device, whether that be a hiker looking to stay connected off-the-grid or a hobbyist wanting to track the weather. The Swarm Evaluation Kit is an all-in-one product that includes a Swarm Tile, the company’s flagship modem device, a VHF antenna, a small solar panel, a tripod, a Feather S2 development board and an OLED from Adafruit. The entire ki...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, China, Nasa, Modem, Satellites, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Swarm, Tile, Sara Spangelo, Ben Longmier

Should you buy a digital camera in 2021?

  Most of us think that the rapid development of smartphones has overtaken all other gadgets and devices.… The post Should you buy a digital camera in 2021? appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets

10 Educational Gadgets for Students

  The modern world is full of useful devices that can make our life easier. Gadgets are especially… The post 10 Educational Gadgets for Students appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Education

DLab Monitor – Bringing Productivity and Portability Into One

Portable monitors are packed with useful features. They allow users to get more done, boost mobility, efficiency, and… The post DLab Monitor – Bringing Productivity and Portability Into One appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, 4k, Monitor, Desklab

FTC puts hardware makers on warning for potential ‘unlawful repair restrictions’

As phones and other consumer devices have gained feature after feature, they have also declined in how easily they can be repaired, with Apple at the head of this ignoble pack. The FTC has taken note, admitting that the agency has been lax on this front but that going forward it will prioritize what could be illegal restrictions by companies as to how consumers can repair, repurpose, and reuse their own property. Devices are often built today with no concessions made towards easy repair or refur...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Facebook, Hardware, Government, Massachusetts, US, Tech, Commission, Ftc, Kyle Wiens, Right To Repair, iFixit, Lina Khan

Super Midi Pak turns SNES into a synthesizer

Rian Hunter's Super Midi Pak is a SNES cartridge that turns the console—remember those cleanly-sampled but harshly-looping string sections?—into a fully-featured synthesizer. Inside your SNES is a MIDI synthesizer waiting to be set free… with Super MIDI Pak the wait is over. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Video, Games, News, Diy, Hacks, Midi, Synths, SNES, Rian Hunter

Steamdeck: a giant handheld console or a tiny gaming PC, depending on your perspective

Capable but large (about a foot wide), I can well imagine using the Steamdeck as a tiny gaming PC (attached to monitor, keyboard and mouse) with occasional jaunts on the deck or lounger. The price seems right, too, though I would absolutely not recommend the 64GB model, which won't even store some current games and is slow eMMC storage (think cheapo netbooks) compared to the standard NVME of larger models.
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Games, News, Steamdeck

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: the best-sounding noise-cancelling earbuds

Comfortable and long lasting with good case and brilliant audio but ultimately disposableSony’s latest top-of-the-range noise-cancelling earbuds are a cut above the previous generation and the competition.Costing £250 ($279.99/A$449.99), the WF-1000XM4 are premium true wireless earbuds that go toe to toe with the likes of the Apple AirPods Pro, Jabra Elite 85t and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. Continue reading...
Tags: Gadgets, Technology, Bluetooth, Headphones, Sony, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Continue

Play and Race: What Makes Radio Control Toys So Enticing?

Real automobiles may be the first interest for most people. However, you will never get old enough to… The post Play and Race: What Makes Radio Control Toys So Enticing? appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Racing, Radio Control

Instagram ads are the new SkyMall

SkyMall shut in 2015, bringing an end to the era of in-flight magazines for bizarre gadgetry you could pick up as soon as you got off the plane. But its spirit lives on at Instagram, writes Clive Thompson, whose advertising lately specializes in similar fare. —
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Instagram, Skymall, Clive Thompson, The Good Ads

How Long Will Solar Panels Last? An Informative Guide

The cost of solar panels has fallen sharply in the past 10 years, so if you’ve been considering… The post How Long Will Solar Panels Last? An Informative Guide appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Solar, Solar Panels

Woz backs right-to-repair movement

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, threw his weight behind the right-to-repair movement Thursday. Apple, of course, would very much prefer you just bought a new one. "We wouldn't have had an Apple had I not grown up in a very open technology world," Mr Wozniak, its co-founder with Steve Jobs in the 1970s, said. — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Post, Video, News, Steve Jobs, B-side, Wozniak, Steve Wozniak, Woz, Right To Repair

Kobo Elipsa review: A sized-up e-reading companion with clever note taking

Kobo’s Elipsa is the latest in the Amazon rival’s e-reading line, and it’s a big one. The 10.3-inch e-paper display brings it up to iPad dimensions and puts it in direct competition with the reMarkable and Boox’s e-reader tablets. It excels on reading experience, gets by on note-taking and drawing, but falls a bit short on versatility. Kobo has been creeping upmarket for a few years now, and though the cheaper Clara HD is still the pick of the litter in my opinion, the Forma and Libra H2O are wo...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Ebooks, Ereaders, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Usb, E-readers, E Ink, Clara, Libra, Kobo, Boox, Forma

Raylo nabs $11.5M to get more mobile users to lease and reuse

UK-based smartphone subscription startup Raylo has tucked $11.5 million in Series A funding into its top pocket, led by Octopus Ventures. The equity round follows a debt raise last year — and brings Raylo’s total raised since being founded back in 2019 to $40M (in equity and debt). Its roster of investors to date also includes the Macquarie Group, Guy Johnson of Carphone Warehouse and the co-founders of Funding Circle. The new funding will be used to charge up a subscription smartphone play th...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Gadgets, Europe, UK, Technology, Hardware, Berlin, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, United Kingdom, Computing, Finland, Mobile Device

Nothing founder Carl Pei on Ear 1 and building a hardware startup from scratch

On July 27, hardware maker Nothing will debut its first product, wireless earbuds dubbed Ear 1. Despite releasing almost no tangible information about the product, the company has managed to generate substantial buzz around the launch — especially for an entry into the already-crowded wireless earbud market. The hype, however, is real — and somewhat understandable. Nothing founder Carl Pei has a good track record in the industry — he was just 24 when he co-founded OnePlus in 2013. The company ha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gadgets, Wearables, Hardware, Tech, Wireless Headphones, Pokemon, Huawei, Oneplus, Casey Neistat, Nothing, Pei, Carl Pei, Wireless Earbuds, AirPods

Venu 2 review: can Garmin make a good smartwatch?

Fitness firm’s new Apple Watch-rival looks the part and tracks loads of data but lacks some real smartsGarmin’s latest device aims to beat the Apple Watch and rivals at their own game, offering longer battery life and better fitness tracking in a more traditional touchscreen smartwatch body.The Venu 2 comes in either 40mm or 45mm models, costs from £349.99 ($399.99/A$629) and is compatible with both Android and iPhones connecting via Bluetooth. Continue reading...
Tags: Gadgets, Technology, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Wearable Technology, Garmin

The blue screen of death is dead. Long live the black screen of death.

The good news is that Microsoft is retiring the feared and loathed Blue Screen of Death, the screen that announces that your computer has suffered a problem it cannot recover from and must reboot. The bad news is it's still there, they're just changing the background color to black. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Microsoft, Computers, Bsod, Windows 11

Fire HD 10 Plus (2021) review: Amazon’s top budget tablet upgraded

Slimmer, better design, long battery life, 10.1in HD screen and speakers makes for a good TV tabletAmazon’s top 10in Fire OS tablet has had a makeover and now has faster performance, without costing iPad money.The 2021 Fire HD 10 comes in either a standard version costing £150/US$150 or a “Plus” version, as tested here, costing £180/US$180, with a few more bells and whistles. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Technology, US, Computing, Tablet Computers

Apple just released the first iOS 15 beta to everyone

This is your opportunity to get a glimpse of the future of iOS, iPadOS and watchOS. Apple just released the first public beta of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8. Those releases are the next major versions of the operating systems for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Unlike developer betas, everyone can download these betas — you don’t need a $99 developer account. But don’t forget, it’s a beta. The company still plans to release the final version of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 this fall. Bu...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Facetime, watchOS, iPadOS, iOS 15

Facebook and Matterport collaborate on realistic virtual training environments for AI

To train a robot to navigate a house, you either need to give it a lot of real time in a lot of real houses, or a lot of virtual time in a lot of virtual houses. The latter is definitely the better option, and Facebook and Matterport are working together to make thousands of virtual, interactive digital twins of real spaces available for researchers and their voracious young AIs. On Facebook’s side the big advance is in two parts: the new Habitat 2.0 training environment and the dataset they cre...
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Real Estate, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Vr, Robotics, Matterport, PITTMAN, RJ Pittman, Taco Bells McDonalds

Adorable Divoom pixel art speaker surprisingly solid and "incredible fun"

I ordered the Divoom pixel art speaker [Amazon] on the strength of Cheyenne MacDonald's fascinating slideshow review for Input: "I tried the speaker all the UwU girls have and fell in love." It's a retro-themed bluetooth speaker with a programmable 16×16 LED display and a six-key mechanical keyboard that comes in six mostly-adorable colors, and it's to be found all over teen Instagram and Tik Tok. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Housewares, Retro, Cheyenne, MacDonald

I spy: are smart doorbells creating a global surveillance network?

They were sold as gadgets that meant you would never miss a delivery. But now doorbell cameras – from Amazon’s Ring to Google’s Nest – are recording our every moveI have got a new doorbell. It’s brilliant. It should be; it cost £89. It’s a Ring video doorbell; you’ll have seen them around. There are others available, made by other companies, with other four-letter names such as Nest and Arlo. When someone rings my doorbell, I’m alerted on my smartphone. I can see who is there, and speak to them....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gadgets, Technology, Crime, Police, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, Surveillance, US policing, US crime, Nest, UK civil liberties

Nixie’s drone-based water sampling could save cities time and money

Regularly testing waterways and reservoirs is a never-ending responsibility for utility companies and municipal safety authorities, and generally — as you might expect — involves either a boat or at least a pair of waders. Nixie does the job with a drone instead, making the process faster, cheaper, and a lot less wet. The most common methods of testing water quality haven’t changed in a long time, partly because they’re effective and straightforward, and partly because really, what else are you ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, New York, Hardware, Government, Tech, Drones, Uavs, Aerospace, GreenTech, Nixie, Department of Environmental Protection, Reign Maker, Water Testing

Mystery of the wheelie suitcase: how gender stereotypes held back the history of invention

Why have some brilliant innovations – from rolling luggage to electric cars – taken so long to come to market? Macho culture has a lot to answer forIn 1972 an American luggage executive unscrewed four castors from a wardrobe and fixed them to a suitcase. Then he put a strap on his contraption and trotted it gleefully around his house.This was how Bernard Sadow invented the world’s first rolling suitcase. It happened roughly 5,000 years after the invention of the wheel and barely one year after N...
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Business, Technology, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Nasa, Men, Motoring, Bernard Sadow

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

5 Common Types Of Printers In 2021

Finding the right printer to purchase can be difficult considering the endless array of options available. However, that… The post 5 Common Types Of Printers In 2021 appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Gadgets, Printers

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