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The hopes and headaches of Snapchat’s glasses

snapchat-spectacles Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma. Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face. Can Snapchat show off the masterful marketing and smooth execution required to produce a product that won’t die on stores shelves or in a desk drawer? To quickly recount the basics, a video of… Read More

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Josh Constine

September 24th

Gadgets

Mobile

AirPods and the rise of snackable audio

airpods-snack In just 30 seconds, you can enjoyably consume a viral video or a few Facebook stories. But until now, the shortest thing you could typically listen to was a three minute song, especially when you factor in the time to get your headphones untangled, on, and playing. Hearing anything shorter was more trouble than it was worth. Yet with wireless earbuds going mainstream thanks to the unveiling… Read More

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Josh Constine

September 8th

Gadgets

Mobile

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick updated with better voice search, personalized recommendations from HBO & Netflix

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Amazon announced an update to Fire TV and its smaller companion, the Fire TV Stick, which will bring expanded Alexa-powered voice search to both devices, as well as a way to receive personalized recommendations from top streaming sites, like Netflix and HBO. The company notes that its voice search feature will now work across over 75 apps and channels, which is more than any rival… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 6th

Gadgets

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick updated with better voice search, personalized recommendations from HBO & Netflix

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Amazon announced an update to Fire TV and its smaller companion, the Fire TV Stick, which will bring expanded Alexa-powered voice search to both devices, as well as a way to receive personalized recommendations from top streaming sites, like Netflix and HBO. The company notes that its voice search feature will now work across over 75 apps and channels, which is more than any rival… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 6th

Gadgets

DJI’s folding drone leaks as press invites to September event roll out

dji-mavic-leak-980x420 DJI’s next drone looks like it will probably be the foldable DJI Mavic, according to new image leaks that build on a previous trademark application DJI filed for the product name. The leaked photos diverge from DJI’s existing photographic drones by employing a folding farm design, which should allow it to become nicely portable, especially when compared to its current fixed-arm… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 6th

Gadgets

Apple and Sony will fight for your attention on September 7

iphone-v-ps4 On September 7 at 10 AM, Tim Cook will walk on stage and start the most anticipated tech press conference of the year — the introduction of the new iPhone. In New York, two hours later and right around the time Apple’s conference ends, Sony will also introduce the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’. These two companies will be fighting for your attention in a sort of press… Read More

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Romain Dillet

August 29th

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Gadgets

Leak points to refreshed Roku devices sporting new names, HDR support

Roku 4 three quarter_with remote Roku’s popular media players will be getting a refresh later this fall, according to a new report, as well as a rebranding which will see the device models renamed from those sporting numerical characters (e.g. Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku 4) to names like “Premiere,” “Ultra,” “Express,” and others. It appears that select devices will also receive… Read More

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Sarah Perez

August 29th

Gadgets

Amazon said to plan cut-rate streaming music for Echo devices

Amazon Echo Top Detail 2 Amazon wants to do what it does best, selling subscriptions with a competition-beating value prop. This time around, it hopes to provide a subscription music streaming service for $4 or $5 per month, with the catch being that only Amazon Echo owners would be able to use it, according to a new report from Recode. A cut-rate rival to Spotify, Apple Music et al. might be an interesting offer… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 23rd

Gadgets

BBC: And then we strapped a helicopter rig to an elephant

20160726-Elephant Rig Imagine being part of the BBC’s natural history unit, traveling the world to create some of the world’s most beautiful documentaries. Sounds like a dream job, right? I sat down with Huw Cordey, the producer on a ton of the Beeb’s best-loved shows, to find out more about the technology and gadgets the team deploys to capture the beasties in action. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

July 31st

Gadgets

Facebook open sources 360 Surround camera with Ikea-style instructions

Facebook 360 Surround build gif Facebook needs you to fill its News Feed, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR with 360 content. So today it put all the hardware and software designs of its Surround 360 camera on Github, after announcing the plan in April. Thanks to cheeky instruction manual inspired by Ikea’s manuals, you can learn how to buy the parts, assemble the camera, load the image-stitching software, and start shooting… Read More

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Josh Constine

July 26th

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