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Elon Musk says the Model S can float well enough to be a boat

Model S Update - 2 The story goes that last week, a Tesla Model S drove through a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan. It’s not clear in the video below if the car was actually floating, but that didn’t stop Elon Musk from taking to Twitter to turn the video in to a bit of Tesla marketing. We *def* don't recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Read More

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Matt Burns

June 20th

Gadgets

The Apple TV finally has a chance to be a gaming platform

Apple TV   Immersive games require a serious controller and the Apple TV Siri Remote is not a serious controller. Yet until recently Apple required game developers to fully support the Siri Remote for all games, which is likely one of the reasons developers haven’t fully embraced the platform. Gaming was key to the original pitch for the latest generation of the Apple TV. But so… Read More

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Matt Burns

June 15th

Gadgets

Don’t have an Apple TV? The iPad can also be a Home Hub for HomeKit devices

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 3.12.54 PM Yesterday at its annual developer’s conference Apple took the wraps off the next generation of HomeKit, its Internet of Things platform for devices such as smart locks, thermostats and internet appliances. Key among the new features highlighted during the unveiling was that the Apple TV can act as a HomeKit hub, allowing homeowners to remotely and securely access connected devices… Read More

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Matt Burns

June 14th

Gadgets

Home is Apple’s consolidates control of Internet of Thing devices into a single app

0254 Today at Apple’s WWDC 2016 conference, Apple SVP Craig Federighi announced a major update to Apple’s Internet of Things platform, HomeKit. The big news is Apple built a dedicated app to control all the devices in a person’s home. This will let homeowners use one app to control lights, view doorbell cams, open garage doors and more. This is big. Apple launched HomeKit along… Read More

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Matt Burns

June 13th

Gadgets

Modular phones are here, like it or not

modular phone Call me old fashioned, but I like my phones in one piece. But that’s not the future according to LG. Or Motorola. Or Google’s Ara team. These companies see consumers swapping widgets and gizmos on and off their phone like it’s some sort futuristic communication device. That’s crazy. I don’t like it. Get off my lawn. Lenovo just introduced the Moto Z with Moto Mods. Read More

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Matt Burns

June 9th

Gadgets

Mobile

Modular phones are here, like it or not

modular phone Call me old fashioned, but I like my phones in one piece. But that’s not the future according to LG. Or Motorola. Or Google’s Ara team. These companies see consumers swapping widgets and gizmos on and off their phone like it’s some sort futuristic communication device. That’s crazy. I don’t like it. Get off my lawn. Lenovo just introduced the Moto Z with Moto Mods. Read More

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Matt Burns

June 9th

Gadgets

Mobile

On painful Apple rumors

macbook pro Several photos have surfaced showing what is supposed to be the next iPhone and MacBook Pro over the last few days. These leaked photos themselves are not surprising. Apple spy photos are big business and a staple in tech journalism. But if these photos are to be believed, radical changes are about to hit two of Apple’s flagship products. And it’s about damn time. The iPhone shots… Read More

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Matt Burns

June 1st

Gadgets

6SensorLabs raises a $9.2 million Series A to expand its line of food allergy testers

nima The Nima was the hit of CES 2016. As a tiny gluten tester, it won our Startup Battlefield and made an impression on the tech press. And the company today is announcing it has raised a $9.2 million round to expand beyond testing just for gluten. The company also announced today that it will rebrand from 6SensorLabs to the name of its first product, Nima. Foundry Group lead the round with… Read More

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Matt Burns

May 19th

Gadgets

Amazon Alexa is now available on first device not made by Amazon

triby (1 of 1) Amazon is spreading the Alexa love. The voice service is now available on the Triby. This small, family-focused message board, internet radio and VoIP device is the first device available for purchase not made by Amazon to feature the company’s clever voice service. Using the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS), Invoxia, the maker behind the Triby, built the voice capability into the device. Read More

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Matt Burns

April 28th

Gadgets

Review: Curb, energy monitoring for an entire home

curb 2 (1 of 1) My kids don’t turn off the damn lights. Ever. And now, with Curb, I have a new way to see when they leave on their lights. All I have to do is look at an app. This is the future of parenting — and, well, energy monitoring. Curb is a comprehensive household energy monitoring system. The system monitors the entire home by using sensors installed in the circuit breaker. For many… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 20th

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