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Google’s ATAP is bringing its Project Soli radar sensor to smartwatches and speakers

soli style Every year at I/O, Google’s ATAP division, which is responsible for turning some of the company’s crazier ideas into products, organizes its own small keynote. This year, the company offered updates on a number of projects, including Project Soli, its attempt at building a very small radar sensor that can translate hand movements into digital signals for building new user… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

May 20th

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Android Wear 2.0 gets a keyboard, standalone apps, activity recognition and a new UI

O92A6304 Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform launched more than two years ago and it’s now supported by more than a dozen brands and runs on more than 100 watch designs. Today, the company took the wraps off version 2.0 of Android Wear, the biggest update of the platform yet. Google will release the developer preview of Wear 2.0 at I/O, but it’ll take until the fall before… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

May 18th

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Google now lets you design custom cases for your Nexus phones

MM_Toolkit_Blog_Animated_2160x1080_transparent Google is launching a new service today that allows you to create $35 custom cases for its Nexus 5X, 6 and 6P phones. You can choose between two variations of the Live Cases. One allows you to pick any photo and print it onto your case. The other lets you design and print a stylized map with the help of Google Maps. Both of these variations allow you to select a couple of filters and other… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

April 14th

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littleBits’ new STEAM kit for students emphasizes invention

large_1e9073af-9f17-45e4-aed4-19261bc42ff0 We are big fans of LittleBits here at TechCrunch. The company, which raised $44.2 million last year, offers a number of different sets that teach kids (and grown-ups) about programming and electronics — and lets them get creative with their new skills. Today, the company introduced its first STEAM kit. STEAM adds ‘Arts and Design’ to STEM’s science, technology,… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

March 8th

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Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For $3,000 HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30

MSHoloLens_GroupShot_wAcc_WhtBG_V2_RGB When Microsoft first announced HoloLens, its mixed-reality hardware platform, many of us assumed it was little more than a cool demo that was meant to stir up excitement for the company. But it was clearly more than that and starting today, Microsoft will start taking pre-orders from developers who have applied for a unit. Developers who get an invite will be able to buy a unit for $3,000.… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

February 29th

Gadgets

Cyanogen’s New MOD Platform Will Allow Developers To Deeply Integrate Their Apps Into Its OS

MOD_hero Typically, mobile apps are stand-alone experiences that play nicely with the operating system but aren’t fully integrated in it. Cyanogen — the company best known for its Android-based Cyanogen OS — is launching MOD today, a new developer platform that will give app developers the ability to integrate their apps more directly into the operating system. The basic idea here is… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

February 22nd

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Mobile

Huawei Launches The $699 MateBook Windows 10 Tablet With Keyboard Case And Stylus

huawei-05034 Huawei is getting into the productivity game. The company, which recently made a splash in the U.S. with the launch of the Nexus 6p, announced a Surface Pro-like 12-inch Windows 10 tablet with a keyboard cover and an optional pressure-sensitive stylus and dock during its MWC keynote today. Pricing for the MateBook, which will be available with both Window 10 Home and Professional, will… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

February 21st

Gadgets

Mobile

Synology Brings Its First Router To The U.S.

RT1900ac 45 lft Synology isn’t exactly a household name in the U.S. yet, but the Taiwanese company is definitely trying to make more of a name for itself here. The company has long offered its various DiskStation network-attached storage (NAS) devices, but now it’s also bringing its first router (the RT1900ac) to the U.S. market. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

February 16th

Gadgets

For $499, You Can Buy Your Kids A Little Tesla Model S From Radio Flyer

2016-02-15_1321 Tesla and Radio Flyer — yep, the company best known for the little red wagon that parents all over the U.S. use to drag their kids around their neighborhoods — are about to launch a little electric Model S for kids. The $499 Model S for Kids is now available for pre-order and is scheduled to ship in May. Like any good Tesla, the Model S for Kids is obviously powered by batteries. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

February 15th

Gadgets

Android Wear Gets Speaker Support And New Gestures, Voice Input Options

CaYrvIGUcAAbLok Google launched an update to Android Wear today that brings a couple of new features to the smartwatch platform. Maybe the most interesting of these is Android Wear’s ability to use the speakers that are now inside some of the newest watches. If you own a Huawei Watch or an ASUS ZenWatch 2, for example, you’ll now be able to go full Dick Tracy and make and take calls right from… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

February 4th

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