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Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

spectacles-on-sale Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the US at Spectacles.com. Previously it only dispensed them from Snapbot vending machines in surprise locations and its NYC pop-up store for the last three months.… Read More

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Josh Constine

February 20th

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Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself

Jem and the Holograms Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the President of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D animated hologram that can serve up the weather, on command. As first reported in Wired, The Hello Barbie Hologram debuted at the New York Toy Fair this week. And like… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

February 18th

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Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself

Jem and the Holograms Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the President of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D animated hologram that can serve up the weather, on command. As first reported in Wired, The Hello Barbie Hologram debuted at the New York Toy Fair this week. And like… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

February 18th

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Oxsight uses augmented reality to aide the visually impaired

A research participant wearing OxSight while bowling. One percent of the world population, approximately 70 million people, are blind. That is not a huge number when you think of it in terms of a potential use base for a consumer product, but it is massive when you consider that there are currently few assistive technologies available as an aide to make the lives of the visually impaired easier. A new startup that spun out of Oxford last year… Read More

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Felicia Williams

February 16th

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Oxsight uses augmented reality to aide the visually impaired

A research participant wearing OxSight while bowling. One percent of the world population, approximately 70 million people, are blind. That is not a huge number when you think of it in terms of a potential use base for a consumer product, but it is massive when you consider that there are currently few assistive technologies available as an aide to make the lives of the visually impaired easier. A new startup that spun out of Oxford last year… Read More

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Felicia Williams

February 16th

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This wall clock is a mesmerizing floating metal ball

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If you're in the market for a wall clock — and, really, who doesn't need another clock or three — your choices are pretty much limitless. Timepieces come in all shapes and sizes, and very rarely will one make you actually raise an eyebrow. The Story clock by Flyte is one of the few that might catch your eye, and not because it's flashy, but exactly the opposite. 

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Mike Wehner

February 15th

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Brexit bumps up the UK price of Microsoft’s Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Another Brexit bump: Microsoft has increased the cost of its Surface Book laptops for UK consumers. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

February 15th

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Dyson opens new Singapore tech center with focus on R&D in AI and software

dyson-stc-fluid-dynamics-lab-01 Dyson is expanding its footprint in Singapore, with a new Technology Centre opened today by the maker of vacuums and other smart home electronics. The UK company will be investing $561 million as part of its commitment to the new facility, which hosts working labs where research and development teams can pool their cumulative hardware and software know-how to help advance the… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 13th

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Dyson opens new Singapore tech center with focus on R&D in AI and software

dyson-stc-fluid-dynamics-lab-01 Dyson is expanding its footprint in Singapore, with a new Technology Centre opened today by the maker of vacuums and other smart home electronics. The UK company will be investing $561 million as part of its commitment to the new facility, which hosts working labs where research and development teams can pool their cumulative hardware and software know-how to help advance the… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 13th

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A Nike HyperAdapt teardown might hint at what’s to come for the self-lacing shoes

img_0080 Surely everyone who picked up a pair of Nike’s limited-edition HyperAdapt self-lacing shoes had at least some small desire to rip them open to find out how they worked. But at $700 a pop, it’s an easy enough urge to suppress. The nice thing about the internet, however, is that we often can count on someone else to do our dirty work for us. Bay Area-based engineering company… Read More

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Brian Heater

February 9th

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