Watch this self-solving Rubik’s cube march its way across a table

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-24 09:44:57 Source: techcrunch

This wild, 3D-printed self-solving Rubik’s cube is amazing. To make it work, a Japanese inventor used servo motors and Arduino boards to actuate the cube as it solves itself. Sadly, there isn’t much of a build description available but it looks to be very compact and surprisingly fast. There is a description of the project […]

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Happy 10th anniversary, Android

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-23 17:00:01 Source: techcrunch

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn’t get there without hitting a few bumps […]

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Apple Watch fire face was made with actual fire

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-20 10:59:59 Source: techcrunch

With the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple introduced a new, larger display. It now has rounded edges and thinner bezels. And the company took advantage of that display to introduce new fire, water, liquid metal and vapor faces. Apple didn’t use CGI to create those faces — they shot those faces in a studio. Many […]

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Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-19 15:15:02 Source: techcrunch

A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege escalation bug in Western Digital’s My Cloud devices, which he said allows an attacker to bypass the admin password on the drive, gaining […]

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iOS 12.1 beta hints at new iPad Pro

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-19 10:59:58 Source: techcrunch

iOS 12 is still brand new, but Apple is already testing iOS 12.1 with a developer beta version. Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo found references to a brand new iPad that would support Face ID. First, there are changes to Face ID. You can find references to landscape orientation in the iOS 12.1 beta. Face […]

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Google Home Mini was the best-selling smart speaker in Q2

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-19 09:44:57 Source: techcrunch

Amazon’s Echo Dot may have been a bestseller on Prime Day, but Google’s Home Mini device is now the top-selling smart speaker worldwide, according to a new report out this morning from Strategy Analytics. The analyst firm says Google’s small speaker accounted for 1 in 5 smart speaker shipments in Q2 2018, edging out the […]

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An Intel drone fell on my head during a light show

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-18 19:44:59 Source: techcrunch

It didn’t hurt. I thought someone dropped a small cardboard box on my head. It felt sharp and light. I was sitting on the floor, along the back of the crowd and then an Intel Shooting Star Mini drone dropped on my head. Audi put on a massive show to reveal its first EV, the […]

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The Punkt MP02 inches closer to what a minimalist phone ought to be

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-18 18:45:00 Source: techcrunch

There's an empty space in my heart for a minimalist phone with only the most basic functions. Bad for my heart, but good for a handful of companies putting out devices aiming to fill it. Punkt's latest, the MP02, goes a little ways to making the device I desire, but it isn't quite there yet.

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Nintendo is offering an exclusive Fortnite bundle with the Switch

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-18 14:45:01 Source: techcrunch

Fortnite has taken the world by storm. In fact, the game is so popular that Epic has released versions for PC, Xbox, PS4, iOS, Android and the Nintendo Switch, making the game about as accessible as possible. The popularity of the game stems from the general popularity of the Battle Royale genre and popular streamers […]

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Spire Health Tags are now on Apple’s shelves

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-18 12:15:01 Source: techcrunch

Spire’s Health Tags, the dark and tiny devices you stick on your clothes to gather all sorts of health data from your steps, heartbeat and stress levels is now available at your local Apple Store. The company started out with a breath tracking device to detect when you are feeling tense and help calm you down. […]

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Not to be overshadowed by the Apple Watch, AliveCor announces a new 6-lead ECG reader

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-17 17:45:00 Source: techcrunch

Apple’s announcement last week of a Watch with an FDA-approved ECG reader to track heart health looked to be the undoing of original ECG reader company AliveCor. But, to prove it still has a hearty pulse, AliveCor tells TechCrunch it is coming out with a “never-before-seen” 6-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), pending FDA approval. In a care […]

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Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-17 14:15:01 Source: techcrunch

iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about. Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device. 1. Turn on USB Restricted Mode […]

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The iPhone SE was the best phone Apple ever made, and now it’s dead

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-14 14:45:00 Source: techcrunch

I only wanted one thing out of 2018's iPhone event: a new iPhone SE. In failing to provide it Apple seems to have quietly put the model out to pasture — and for this I curse them eternally. Because it was the best phone the company ever made.

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Kegel trainer startup Elvie is launching a smaller, smarter, hands-free breast pump

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-14 11:45:01 Source: techcrunch

Elvie, a Berlin-based startup known best for its connected Kegel trainer is jumping into the breast pump business with a new $480 hands-free system you can slip into your bra. Even with all the innovation in baby gear, breast pumps have mostly sucked (pun intended) for new moms for the past half a century. My […]

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3DHubs, once a community 3D printing service, is now sourcing all 3D prints internally

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-14 10:59:57 Source: techcrunch

3D Hubs, like MakeXYZ, was a community-based 3D printing service that let anyone with a printer sell their prints online. Founded in the heyday of the 3D printing revolution, the service let thousands of makers gather a little cash for making and mailing prints on their home 3D printers. Now, however, the company has moved […]

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Watch this robot fly like a real insect

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-14 09:44:57 Source: techcrunch

The DelFly is a super light, super agile robot that flies like a real insect. By using a quad-wing flapping system, this odd little bot can flit, hover, and land like a fruit fly. Part of a research project at the Delft University of Technology, this is the latest version of the DelFly and it […]

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Nintendo’s NES Switch controllers activate the nostalgia centers (and wallets) of retro gamers

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-13 19:30:00 Source: techcrunch

The news that Nintendo would be adding NES games to the Switch as part of its paid online service had a mixed reception, but the company has made up for this controversial decision by releasing wireless NES controllers to play those games with. At $60 they’re a bit steep, but come on. You know you’re […]

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JBL’s smart display combines Google smarts with good sound

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-13 14:00:01 Source: techcrunch

If you’re looking for a smart display that’s powered by the Google Assistant, you now have two choices: the Lenovo Smart Display and the JBL Link View. Lenovo was first out of the gate with its surprisingly stylish gadget, but it also left room for improvement. JBL, given its heritage as an audio company, is putting […]

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The 7 most egregious fibs Apple told about the iPhone XS camera

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-13 12:30:02 Source: techcrunch

Apple always drops a few whoppers at its events, and the iPhone XS announcement today was no exception. And nowhere were they more blatant than in the introduction of the devices' "new" camera features. No one doubts that iPhones take great pictures, so why bother lying about it? My guess is they can't help themselves.

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The 7 most egregious fibs Apple told about the iPhone XS camera today

Gadgets - Posted On:2018-09-12 20:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Apple always drops a few whoppers at its events, and the iPhone XS announcement today was no exception. And nowhere were they more blatant than in the introduction of the devices' "new" camera features. No one doubts that iPhones take great pictures, so why bother lying about it? My guess is they can't help themselves.

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