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Crunch Report | Comcast Launches Xfinity XFi

 Today’s Stories  Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege Facebook culls ‘tens of thousandsR.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetMay 8th, 2017Related News

New technique turns anything into a touch sensor

 Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a new way to turn almost any surface into a touchpad with just a little conductive spray paint. The system, called Electrick, uses a technique called “electric field tomography.”.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetMay 8th, 2017Related News

Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered speaker leaks ahead of launch

 Microsoft wants in on the Google Home and Amazon Echo party. Harman Kardon makes this Echo-lookalike is made by Harman Kardon and it’s powered by Microsoft’s Cortana voice platform. The device apparently launches this fall and could.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetMay 8th, 2017Related News

Nintendo and the limits of nostalgia

 Can the world stand another Link adventure? Can it throw another blue shell? Hit the Rainbow Road for another lap? Catch ’em all again? If you’re a Nintendo exec I suspect you’re starting to think that the venerated company is.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetMay 5th, 2017Related News

These 11 technologies want to hack your brains

 Picture a day where you flip through your memories like you would Facebook or Instagram, or you get a chip sewn into your brain to help you learn languages twice as fast and communicate your thoughts in an instant to millions of people. Such ar.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetMay 5th, 2017Related News

Qualcomm could be looking at banning iPhone imports into the U.S.

 I don’t think anyone was expecting this punch. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Qualcomm is thinking about asking the International Trade Commission (a U.S. trade agency despite the misleading name) to ban imports of iPhones into.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetMay 5th, 2017Related News

Imagination Technologies starts dispute with Apple over graphics chips

 British chipset firm Imagination Technologies is having a tough quarter. After announcing that the company had laid off hundreds of employees as Apple is about to end its relationship with its supplier, the company is now starting the dispute p.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetMay 4th, 2017Related News

Another iPhone 8 leak hints at wireless charging

 Slowly but surely, we’re getting hints about the next iPhone from multiple leaks. Today’s new image from @OnLeaks shows that the next iPhone could feature wireless charging. In this iPhone schematic, it’s easy to spot a rounde.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 27th, 2017Related News

LG reports ~10% sales bump in Q1, mobile revenues up 4% QoQ, 2% YoY

 LG Electronics has posted its Q1 2017 results, which show a nearly 10 per cent year-over-year jump in revenue. The electronics maker is reporting KRW 14.66 trillion ($12.70BN) in revenue, an increase of 9.7 per cent from the same period last ye.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 27th, 2017Related News

DJI could reveal a tiny drone at New York event in May

 DJI just emailed invitations to the media for a launch event in May. It’s likely this is the event where the drone company will launch the little Spark. Smaller than the DJI Mavic Pro, the Spark looks to take DJI to a lower price point. L.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 26th, 2017Related News

Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies

 With the addition of a camera, Amazon’s new Echo Look device can now see and hear all. The device is a sort of standalone selfie machine so users can take full-length photos and videos of themselves specifically for the sake of checking t.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 26th, 2017Related News

Anki brings ‘Fast & Furious’ branding to its Overdrive line of smart toy cars

 Before its adorable little robot Cozmo arrived on the scene, Anki was in the business of making smart toy cars. The hardware startup’s robotic race car line Overdrive is getting a pretty high profile promotional boost in the form one of.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 26th, 2017Related News

BrickerBot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices

A hacker called The Janitor has created multiple versions of a program called BrickerBot, a system that searches out and bricks insecure IoT devices. A researcher named Pascal Geenens has followed the worm for a few weeks and has seen it pop up and e.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 25th, 2017Related News

Google is fixing up Chromecast’s ‘Cast a tab’ feature and you can try the new version now

 I’ve been saying it for a few years now, but I really, really like the Chromecast — Google’s simple little dongle for streaming Netflix/Hulu/YouTube etc. from your devices to your TV with just a tap or two. It does what itR.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 25th, 2017Related News

DJI’s new FPV goggles let you control your drone with head movements

 When DJI announced the Mavic Pro last year they also teased a pair of FPV goggles that could be used to see first-person video from DJI’s drones. But we didn’t get many more details than that, until now. Today DJI is officially la.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 24th, 2017Related News

Shopify launches a free, in-house-designed card reader

 Shopify has designed its own hardware for the first time, building out a design team and coming up with a unique approach to the simple card reader, that most basic tool in the real-world merchant’s arsenal. The new chip and swipe card re.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 20th, 2017Related News

Scientists are racing nanocars on a solid gold track

 Scientists are set to engage in a frivolous race of single-molecule “nanocars” on, if you can believe it, a solid gold track. It’s the boldest show of academic elitism and greatest waste of taxpayer dollars since the duck peni.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 19th, 2017Related News

Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing, and hearing via skin

 Today at F8, Facebook revealed it has a team of 60 engineers working on building a brain-computer interface that will let you type with just your mind without invasive impants. The team plans to use optical imaging to scan your brain a hundred.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 19th, 2017Related News

PicoBrew blindsides Kickstarter backers with surprise stretch goal

 PicoBrew has been making beer brewing easy for a while. The company’s current Kickstarter campaign has been running for a couple of weeks. Today, the company announced a surprise upgrade option to its campaign – a whole new applianc.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 17th, 2017Related News

SpotCam connects you to your home, outside and in

 When it comes to home surveillance cams there are two kinds of cams – low-end, highly-motorized, wireless IP cams that are (typically) fairly insecure and higher-end cloud service systems like Dropcam that offer secure but more expensive.....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetApr 13th, 2017Related News