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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

Gadgets

After 30 Days, The FAA Has Now Registered Almost 300K Drone Owners

drone sunset sunrise The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that almost 300,000 drone owners have now used its online registration system. The site went live 30 days ago and until today, the FAA would refund the $5 registration fee. The biggest rush of registrations probably came in the first couple of days (about 45,000 people registered in the first two days after the site opened), but the… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

January 22nd

Gadgets

A Vegas Drone Rodeo In The Rain

tito is cold Just like last year, we paid a visit to the annual Drone Rodeo in the Nevada desert ahead of the first day of CES this year. Unlike last year, though, the weather was horrible. As we arrived at the Clark County Shooting Complex (and no, drone shooting wasn’t on the program), it was already windy and miserably cold. After about ten minutes, it started raining. Unsurprisingly, drones… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

January 10th

Gadgets

Google And Amazon Talk About Managing Drone Traffic At CES

Figuring out how to manage drone traffic over the United States to allow for drone delivery services and other drone-based service is going to be critical if Amazon and Google ever want to deliver packages to the backyards of their customers. Earlier this week, Amazon’s VP of Global Public Policy Paul Misener and Dave Vos, Google’s lead of Project Wing, as well as… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

January 9th

Gadgets

3DR Makes It Easier To Take Exactly The Drone Video You Want

i6-mpcc-fpv-surf-2 3D Robotics (3DR) is making it a lot easier for the owners of its Solo drones to take exactly the video they want. The company is introducing a couple of new functions for its drone (and especially the smartphone apps that control is) at CES this week. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

January 7th

Gadgets

Kids Can Learn To Code With Programmable Friendship Bracelets By Jewelbots

about_background_1 I have no idea if friendship bracelets are still a thing, but Jewelbots is trying to bring them into the 21st century — and it’s trying to teach kids the basics of programming at the same time. The company ran a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this summer and today, Jewelbots is competing in our Hardware Battlefield at CES. Three Jewelbots bracelets will set you back… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

January 6th

Gadgets

Google Announces New Chromecast Audio And Android TV Hardware Partners

atv-framed You could be forgiven if you had already forgotten about Android TV, but Google’s one-year-old Android-based successor to its ill-fated Google TV project is still around and kicking. Today, Google announced a number of new hardware partners for Android TV, as well as a number of new partners who plan to build Chromecast Audio — it’s recently launched audio version of… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

January 6th

Gadgets

Google And Huawei Bring Gold-Colored Nexus 6P To US

goldnexus Have you been waiting to buy your Nexus 6P but held back because it wasn’t available in gold in the U.S. yet? Your long and agonizing wait is now over. As Google and Huawei announced at CES today, a matte gold-colored version of the 6P is now available in the Google Store and should be available at Best Buy and on BestBuy.com later today as well. Other color options still include… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

January 5th

Gadgets

Google And Huawei Bring Gold-Colored Nexus 6P To US

goldnexus Have you been waiting to buy your Nexus 6P but held back because it wasn’t available in gold in the U.S. yet? Your long and agonizing wait is now over. As Google and Huawei announced at CES today, a matte gold-colored version of the 6P is now available in the Google Store and should be available at Best Buy and on BestBuy.com later today as well. Other color options still include… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

January 5th

Gadgets

Parrot’s Pot Helps You Keep Your Houseplants Alive

ParrotPOT_HD_pivoine Parrot is probably best known for its drones, but the company actually offers a wide range of products that also includes headphones and in-car infotainment technology. Last year at CES, Parrot first showed its robotic plant pot. At the time, that was just a prototype, but now the company is ready to launch this new product line in the first quarter of 2016. Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

January 5th

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