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The Nintendo Switch will cost $300 and release worldwide on March 3

switch_header Nintendo has announced the launch date and price of the Nintendo Switch at an event in Tokyo; the company’s next console will be released worldwide on March 3 for $300 in the US and comparable amounts elsewhere. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 13th

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The Nintendo Switch will cost $300 and release worldwide on March 3

switch_header Nintendo has announced the launch date and price of the Nintendo Switch at an event in Tokyo; the company’s next console will be released worldwide on March 3 for $300 in the US and comparable amounts elsewhere. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 13th

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SF District Attorney lawsuit against Lily may have prompted refund

lily_hand_d After raking in tens of millions in preorders and venture capital, the drone maker Lily — if it can really be called that — is shutting down. But its problems won’t end there: San Francisco’s District Attorney filed a lawsuit today alleging false advertising and unfair business practices by the company. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 13th

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This Swiss watch would power, and be powered by, a heartbeat

clockwork_heart Swiss researchers have given a literal twist to the proverbial ticker, designing a clock-like device that could help power pacemakers by harvesting energy from the heart itself — just like an automatic watch harvests movement from the motion of the wrist. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 12th

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This 20-cent whirligig toy can replace a $1,000 medical centrifuge

paperfuge_hands Centrifuges are found in medical labs worldwide. But a good one could run you a couple grand and, of course, requires electricity — neither of which are things you’re likely to find in a rural clinic in an impoverished country. Stanford researchers have created an alternative that costs just a few cents and runs without a charge, based on a children’s toy with surprising… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 10th

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This 20-cent whirligig toy can replace a $1,000 medical centrifuge

paperfuge_hands Centrifuges are found in medical labs worldwide. But a good one could run you a couple grand and, of course, requires electricity — neither of which are things you’re likely to find in a rural clinic in an impoverished country. Stanford researchers have created an alternative that costs just a few cents and runs without a charge, based on a children’s toy with surprising… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 10th

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‘AI-powered’ is tech’s meaningless equivalent of ‘all natural’

computer-with-mask What does artificial intelligence have in common with the price of eggs? At the store, you may find one carton drawing your eye with promises of being “all natural.” This is meaningless, of course: no one has defined what “natural” is, so anyone can put it on there. The same problem is now happening in tech — but with AI. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 10th

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The D3-U is a VR camera you hold IRL

d3_tracker As VR and AR mature, they’ll borrow more of each other’s expertise; from the one, more immersive environments; from the other, intelligent means of walking the line between virtual and real. One example of such a crossover is the D3-U, a physical camera made for taking pictures in VR. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 10th

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Celebrate the iPhone’s 10th birthday by watching the gleeful original announcement

gettyimages-94616602 The iPhone turns 10 today, at least if you start counting from the day it was announced. So why not take a few minutes to relive that day, with all its excitement and the palpable pride taken by Steve Jobs in both the product and presentation? Come on, you know you want to. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 9th

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Celebrate the iPhone’s 10th birthday by watching the gleeful original announcement

gettyimages-94616602 The iPhone turns 10 today, at least if you start counting from the day it was announced. So why not take a few minutes to relive that day, with all its excitement and the palpable pride taken by Steve Jobs in both the product and presentation? Come on, you know you want to. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 9th

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