‘Star Wars’ returns: Trump calls for space-based missile defense

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-17 14:45:01 Source: techcrunch

The President has announced that the Defense Department will pursue a space-based missile defense system reminiscent of the one proposed by Reagan in 1983. As with Reagan's ultimately abortive effort, the technology doesn't actually exist yet and may not for years to come.

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OrCam’s MyMe uses facial recognition to remember everyone you meet

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-17 12:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Meet the Orcam MyMe, a tiny device that you clip on your T-shirt to help you remember faces. The OrCam MyMe features a small smartphone-like camera and a proprietary facial-recognition algorithm so that you can associate names with faces. It can be a useful device at business conferences, or to learn more about how you […]

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Apple expands its reach with free Apple Music on Verizon Wireless

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-16 08:14:58 Source: techcrunch

Verizon Wireless is now offering free access to Apple Music. The music streaming service is available on select Verizon Wireless plans starting on January 17, 2019. Previously, Verizon and Apple offered a free 6-month trial to the streaming service. This comes as Apple is clearly looking for partners to help extend the reach of Apple’s […]

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Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-15 17:15:00 Source: techcrunch

Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote launched last fall. The remote allows users to control other devices besides their Fire TV, thanks to its support for both Bluetooth and multi-directional infrared. […]

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The new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Tourbillon Nanograph is a lot of buzzwords in a beautiful package

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-15 10:29:57 Source: techcrunch

Almost every word in the name of TAG Heuer’s new watch – the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph – is important. Carrera connects it to TAG’s long history of chronographs while Calibre suggests a handmade watch made with some technical prowess. Tourbillon means you can expect this thing to cost more than a car […]

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Rumor suggests Apple’s AirPower mat has finally gone into production

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-14 10:59:57 Source: techcrunch

In 2017, Apple announced the Qi-compatible AirPower Mat, a device that would charge multiple devices at once simply by placing them on the mat. That product has been seriously delayed due to reported interference and overheating issues, with a whole year going by without hearing much about the availability of the product. In fact, Apple’s […]

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This Brooklyn man makes massive robotic costumes out of junk

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-14 10:44:57 Source: techcrunch

One Man's Trash from We Are Films on Vimeo. Peter Kokis makes robots or, more correctly, he turns into robots. This Brooklyn artists takes parts from different things – slicers, juicers, and the like – and sticks them together to make some amazing costumes. He then wanders the streets of Brooklyn looking like an escaped […]

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Samsung’s new Galaxy M smartphones will launch in India first

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-14 00:29:59 Source: techcrunch

Samsung will launch its new lower-priced Galaxy M series in India before the smartphones roll out globally. Asim Warsi, senior vice president of Samsung India’s smartphone business, told Reuters that three devices will be available through its website and Amazon India at the end of January and are intended to help the company double online […]

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Holoride’s in-car VR solution is the best thing at CES 2019

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-10 13:30:04 Source: techcrunch

After days of demos and announcements and miles of walking, I’m confident in declaring Holoride the best thing at this year’s CES. The designation of “The best thing at CES 2019” is my badging. This isn’t an official award handed-out by a governing body. This is just me saying Holoride is the best thing I’ve […]

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Chamberlain Group acquires Lockitron and Tend for its myQ smart garage hub

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-09 20:44:59 Source: techcrunch

Chamberlain Group, which owns several security and access brands including the myQ smart garage hub, has added two new companies to its portfolio: connected door lock maker Lockitron and wi-fi home security camera startup Tend. In a press statement, Chamberlain Group CEO JoAnna Sohovich said Tend and Lockitron’s produts will be integrated into myQ. “We […]

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This extra-large handheld Nintendo works (and feels) like the real thing

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-09 17:15:00 Source: techcrunch

Handheld retro gaming machines come and go, but few go so simply and effectively to the point as My Arcade's Retro Champ. You stick in your NES cartridge, hit the power button, and assuming you blew on it beforehand, it powers up. This one sets itself apart with a big ol' screen, Famicom compatibility, and a whopping 35-hour battery life.

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DJI drones can fly over crowds if they wear this certified parachute

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-09 15:00:01 Source: techcrunch

Most of the time, commercial and personal drones are not allowed to fly over groups of people. For safety, obviously. Indemnis’ drone parachute changes that. The company’s product was just certified to allow operators to legally fly drones over small groups of people. This is the first time such a device received the certification. Indemnis […]

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Amazon hires Disney SVP Kyle Laughlin as director of Alexa Gadgets

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-09 14:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Amazon has hired Disney SVP Kyle Laughlin to head its Alexa Gadgets division, TechCrunch has learned. Laughlin spent eight years at Disney, most recently as the SVP and general manager of Games, Apps and Connected Experience at the entertainment giant’s Consumer Products and Interactive Media division. According to his LinkedIn profile, the role found Laughlin […]

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This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-09 13:30:01 Source: techcrunch

A new drone from the NIMBUS group at the University of Nebraska can fall out of a plane, parachute down, fly to a certain place, dig a hole, hide sensors inside it, and then fly away like some crazy wasp. Robots are weird. The goal of the project is to allow drones to place sensors […]

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Put Alexa and a JBL speaker in your ceiling with this clever LED downlight

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-09 13:15:01 Source: techcrunch

This light makes the smarthome even more accessible. Installed as any other ceiling downlight,the June AI downlight features Amazon Alexa through an integrated JBL speakers. There’s a light in there too. The idea is great: make the smarthome invisible. Instead of having an Amazon Echo sitting on a table, this device sits in a person’s […]

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See you tonight in Vegas

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-09 13:00:01 Source: techcrunch

We will be holding a small event during CES in Las Vegas and we want to see you! We’re looking to meet some cool hardware and crypto startups, so the good folks at Work In Progress have opened up their space to us and 200 of you all to hold a meetup and pitch-off. We’ll […]

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DJI drones can fly over crowds if it wears this certified parachute

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-09 13:00:01 Source: techcrunch

Most of the time, commercial and personal drones are not allowed to fly over groups of people. For safety, obviously. Indemnis’ drone parachute changes that. The company’s product was just certified to allow operators to legally fly drones over small groups of people. This is the first time such a device received the certification. Indemnis […]

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The world’s first foldable phone is real

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-08 21:29:59 Source: techcrunch

People have been talking about foldable smartphones for years, but it’s finally happening. Chinese company Royole was showing off the FlexPai at CES in Las Vegas, and we got to play with it for a few minutes. It’s hard to say if it’s a phone or a tablet as you can basically use it as […]

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The best and worst of CES 2019: Monster displays, VR in cars and crazy personal gadgets

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-08 17:30:00 Source: techcrunch

CES 2019 is here and there have been a lot of technology announced at the show. From the latest autonomous vehicle technology to the coolest personal gadgets, here’s a round up of the best from the show so far. Autos I used VR in a car going 90 mph and didn’t get sick The 2019 […]

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See you tomorrow in Las Vegas

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-01-08 17:15:00 Source: techcrunch

We will be holding a small event during CES in Las Vegas and we want to see you! We’re looking to meet some cool hardware and crypto startups, so the good folks at Work In Progress have opened up their space to us and 200 of you all to hold a meetup and pitch-off. We’ll […]

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