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Pixl is the child-proof smartphone case that masquerades as a camera

541c44a337b355de2bc253f91f83fce0_original As a father I try to remember two things: my biological mission is complete and I am essentially fodder for the grave and my kids will probably destroy my smartphone. That’s why Pixlplay is particularly interesting. The Pixlplay is a smartphone case that looks like a big, bulky camera. You stuff the phone inside – it works with iOS phones for now – and plug a cable into… Read More

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John Biggs

February 9th

Gadgets

Watch this smartphone-assisted robot beat the pants off of humans in air hockey

img_6134 It’s the holidays and that means its time to watch robots cream humans in bouts of skill. The latest example of robotics winning over a meatbag? This amazing air-hockey robot powered by a smartphone, and Arduino board, and a plotter-like robotic arm. The system works by watching the puck on the surface of the table and moving to where the puck is going. It actively blocks attacks on its… Read More

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John Biggs

December 26th

Gadgets

Watch this smartphone-assisted robot beat the pants off of humans in air hockey

img_6134 It’s the holidays and that means its time to watch robots cream humans in bouts of skill. The latest example of robotics winning over a meatbag? This amazing air-hockey robot powered by a smartphone, and Arduino board, and a plotter-like robotic arm. The system works by watching the puck on the surface of the table and moving to where the puck is going. It actively blocks attacks on its… Read More

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John Biggs

December 26th

Gadgets

Watch this smartphone-assisted robot beat the pants off of humans in air hockey

img_6134 It’s the holidays and that means its time to watch robots cream humans in bouts of skill. The latest example of robotics winning over a meatbag? This amazing air-hockey robot powered by a smartphone, and Arduino board, and a plotter-like robotic arm. The system works by watching the puck on the surface of the table and moving to where the puck is going. It actively blocks attacks on its… Read More

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John Biggs

December 26th

Gadgets

Block is a fancy Faraday cage to take your dinner party offline

blockgreenphone A group of Dutch entrepreneurs is hoping to build a business out of helping smartphone users manage their device addiction — via a faraday cage housed inside a fancy looking hexagonal aluminum case designed to accommodate up to six handsets at a time. So enough space to take an entire dinner party offline. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

November 16th

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Mobile

The SMOVE stabilizes and charges your phone for steady video shoots

rwxbr1i3kzyzpdeaju72 When unmanned aerial vehicle makers and gimbal engineers get together they like to have a few beers and make something like the SMOVE. Designed to connect to a regular smartphone the SMOVE is basically a steadicam for your iOS or Android device, allowing you to take steady shots in rough conditions, follow faces in front of the camera, and even take seamless panoramas. The SMOVE team… Read More

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John Biggs

September 27th

Gadgets

Xiaomi’s newest phones include dual-lens camera and under-glass fingerprint reader

xiaomi mi 5s plus Hot on the heels of the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s first smartphone with dual reverse-facing cameras, so China’s Xiaomi has joined the double camera club with Mi 5s Plus announced today. Read More

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Jon Russell

September 27th

Gadgets

Mobile

Xiaomi’s newest phones include dual-lens camera and under-glass fingerprint reader

xiaomi mi 5s plus Hot on the heels of the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s first smartphone with dual reverse-facing cameras, so China’s Xiaomi has joined the double camera club with Mi 5s Plus announced today. Read More

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Jon Russell

September 27th

Gadgets

Mobile

DJI wants to end shaky smartphone videos

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 8.19.52 AM DJI hopes you’re tired of shaky and embarrassing smartphone videos. The Osmo Mobile is a handheld 3-axis stabilizer gimbal for smartphones. Just strap a phone to the top and a similar gimbal used in the company’s drones will keep the video silky smooth. The kit works similarly to the DJI Osmo except this new version lacks a built-in camera. It uses the capable camera in a… Read More

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Matt Burns

September 1st

Gadgets

Samsung said to sell its own refurbished smartphones in 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Samsung is looking to sell its own refurbished devices in order to make money on its premium smartphones a second time around, according to Reuters. The company will introduce a refurbished device sales program “as early as next year,” according to Reuters’ source, and will use inventory provided by customer who sign up to a year upgrade program in markets where it’s… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 22nd

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