Qualcomm and Lenovo reveal the first Snapdragon-powered 5G PC

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-27 07:44:57 Source: techcrunch

Qualcomm announced during its Computex press conference today that it will launch the first Snapdragon-powered 5G PC with Lenovo. The two companies describe the PC, called Project Limitless, as “the world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs that offers 5G connectivity.” The laptop runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, which is designed to support […]

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Nvidia announces its Studio line of laptops to compete against the MacBook Pro

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-27 03:59:58 Source: techcrunch

During its press conference in Taipei a day before Computex starts, Nvidia announced a new line of laptops that will run its RTX graphics processing units, as well as a new software platform called Studio, with SDKs and drivers to make graphics rendering and other tasks faster. The units are targeted to creative professionals, like […]

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These ‘microbe-grown’ headphones could be the future of sustainable electronics

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-26 14:45:00 Source: techcrunch

The culture of planned obsolescence in electronics produces a huge amount of toxic waste unlikely to go anywhere but a landfill for the next millennium or so. Nature produces some of the strongest and most versatile substances we've ever encountered, so why not use them instead? That's what Finnish design house Aivan has attempted with this concept pair of headphones made from fungus, bioplastics, and other natural materials.

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SpaceX reveals more Starlink info after launch of first 60 satellites

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-24 15:00:01 Source: techcrunch

Last night's successful Starlink launch was a big one for SpaceX — its heaviest payload ever, weighed down by 60 communications satellites that will eventually be part of a single constellation providing internet to the globe. That's the plan, anyway — and the company pulled the curtain back a bit more after launch, revealing a few more details about the birds it just put in the air.

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Roland’s tiny R-07 recorder is better than your phone’s recorder app

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-24 12:15:01 Source: techcrunch

In an era when the smartphone can do everything, why do you need a standalone audio recorder? Roland, makers of music gear, might have an answer. Their R-07 voice recorder is about as big as original iPod and is designed for music recording, practice, and playback. It features two microphones on top as well as […]

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Spansive’s first wireless charger powers multiple phones simultaneously and works through thick cases

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-23 14:15:01 Source: techcrunch

  When Pi Charging (winner of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017) rebranded as Spansive last month, the company also dropped plans for its previously-shown cone-shaped charger capable of charging phones placed within a few inches around it. That charger would’ve required special cases for each device — and as the world quickly adopted built-in wireless charging […]

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Indiegogo hires Reddit’s Andy Yang as new CEO

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-23 10:14:58 Source: techcrunch

Indiegogo has a new chief. Andy Yang will take over for outgoing CEO David Mandelbrot who is stepping down. According to sources close to the company, several other Indiegogo employees are also leaving. Indiegogo has yet to confirm this claim or state the number or reason for their departure. Mandelbrot announced the move on LinkedIn, […]

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Panic’s Playdate is a pint-sized gaming machine with a ‘season’ of 12 intriguing titles

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-22 19:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Tired of your smartphone games, and don't want to take the Switch with you on the train today? Panic, renowned creator of useful Mac apps and more recently publisher of interesting games, has created a tiny handheld console that goes anywhere and receives a regular trickle of new games. It's called Playdate.

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Panic’s Playmate is a pint-sized gaming machine with a ‘season’ of 12 intriguing titles

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-22 18:30:00 Source: techcrunch

Tired of your smartphone games, and don't want to take the Switch with you on the train today? Panic, renowned creator of useful Mac apps and more recently publisher of interesting games, has created a tiny handheld console that goes anywhere and receives a regular trickle of new games. It's called Playdate.

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My desk doesn’t deserve the $600 Dyson Lightcycle lamp

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-22 15:45:01 Source: techcrunch

Like many of you, I’m assuming, my desk was purchased at Ikea and is the center of my life. Such as it is, the desk is littered with bits of crackers, memory cards, branded Moleskin notebooks and countless coffee cups. I’m not a slob. I just live here. The desk is clean enough. Then Dyson […]

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Peak Design’s Travel Tripod

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-21 12:00:01 Source: techcrunch

The camera clip and bag company has made a portable, packable, easy-to-setup professional travel tripod.   Video Producers: Yashad Kulkarni, Gregory S. Manalo Shooter / Editor: Gregory S. Manalo

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Oculus Quest and Rift S now shipping

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-21 04:44:59 Source: techcrunch

Facebook -owned Oculus is shipping its latest VR headgear from today. Preorders for the PC-free Oculus Quest and the higher end Oculus Rift S opened up three weeks ago. In a launch blog Oculus touts the new hardware’s “all-in-one, fully immersive 6DOF VR” — writing: “We’re bringing the magic of presence to more people than […]

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Stanford’s Doggo is a petite robotic quadruped you can (maybe) build yourself

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-20 19:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Got a few thousand bucks and a good deal of engineering expertise? You're in luck: Stanford students have created a quadrupedal robot platform called Doggo that you can build with off-the-shelf parts and a considerable amount of elbow grease. That's better than the alternatives, which generally require a hundred grand and a government-sponsored lab.

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This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on its rotating arms

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-20 14:30:01 Source: techcrunch

There's great potential in using both drones and ground-based robots for situations like disaster response, but generally these platforms either fly or creep along the ground. Not the "Flying STAR," which does both quite well, and through a mechanism so clever and simple you'll wish you'd thought of it.

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Rivian debuts a pull-out kitchen for its electric pickup truck

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-17 17:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Sometimes you need scrambled eggs. And with that thought, toady at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ, Rivian announced a major accessory for its electric pickup: A camp kitchen. The unit slides out from the Rivian R1T’s so-called gear tunnel that lives between the bed and cab. The kitchen includes storage and a stove that’s […]

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Rivian debuts a pull-out kitchen for its electric pickup trick

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-17 16:00:00 Source: techcrunch

Sometimes you need scrambled eggs. And with that thought, toady at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ, Rivian announced a major accessory for its electric pickup: A camp kitchen. The unit slides out from the Rivian R1T’s so-called gear tunnel that lives between the bed and cab. The kitchen includes storage and a stove that’s […]

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The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a mid-range price

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-16 15:00:01 Source: techcrunch

Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed the way you interact with the phone. It’s maybe no surprise then that there is suddenly a lot more interest in mid-range, sub-$500 phones again. In the U.S., Google’s new Pixel […]

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Rivals in gaming, Microsoft and Sony team up on cloud services

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-16 15:00:01 Source: techcrunch

For the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft's gaming divisions have been locked in all-out war against one another: on price, on hardware, on franchises, on exclusives... you name it. But it seems they've set their enmity aside temporarily that they might better prevent that filthy casual, Google, from joining the fray.

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Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.]

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-16 11:30:01 Source: techcrunch

Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with the service. The Alexa service is now operating normally.” If your requests to Alexa are being met with answers like “I’m having some trouble, please try again later,” you are not alone. Multiple users […]

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SpaceX kicks off its space-based internet service with 60-satellite Starlink launch

Gadgets - Posted On:2019-05-15 17:00:01 Source: techcrunch

As wild as it sounds, the race is on to build a functioning space internet — and SpaceX is taking its biggest step yet with the launch of 60 (!) satellites tomorrow that will form the first wave of its Starlink constellation. It’s a hugely important and incredibly complex launch for the company — and […]

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