Category Archives: Gadgets

Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch Announced

After teasing a “new play” experience for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has revealed Nintendo Labo. These are sets of DIY cardboard kits dubbed as Toy-Con that you can use with your Nintendo Switch. To explain how it works, a video on Nintendo’s YouTube channel showed a 13-key piano constructed out of cardboard powered by the […]

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Google opens an office in China's Silicon Valley

As TechCrunch explains, Google Shenzhen is currently based out of a serviced office block, and will start out as little more than a glorified employee co-working space. An internal email, obtained by our sister publication, explains that “a number of Googlers in China […] travel to the Shenzhen area for business.” Consequently, it makes sense […]

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Amazon Echo Spot

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The Amazon Echo Spot was one of the more surprising reveals at Amazon’s big Echo event back in September 2017. It was announced alongside the redesigned Amazon Echo, a supercharged Amazon Echo Plus and the Amazon Show which was set to come to the UK for the first time. Initially, only a US release date […]

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Driveclub and MotorStorm Creators Reveal Wushu Studios

Driveclub and MotorStorm have been two of Sony’s most influential racing franchises in recent memory, outside of Gran Turismo. The developers behind them have banded together to form a new game studio called Wushu Studios.  Some of its talent consists ofstudio founder Alan McDermott (former Evolution Studios, PlayStation), design director Nigel Kershaw (former Evolution Studios, […]

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Nearly all new US electricity capacity was renewable in 2017

In a sense, renewable energy was bound to face an uphill battle. Solar and wind power had a banner year in 2016 (16.7GW in new utility capacity), with solar power in particular setting a record for new installations. Unless that breakneck pace kept up, the 2017 figures were never going to be especially flattering. There […]

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Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Plans, CES 2018, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)+ India Launch, and More News This Week

Reliance Jio continues to roll out new offers, with price cuts for its 1GB per day data plans. The 28 day plan has been cut from Rs. 199 to Rs. 149, while the 70 day plan has gone from Rs. 399 to Rs. 349. The Jio 459 and Jio 499 plans with validity of 84 and […]

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Google's Project Fi international data service goes down

We’ve asked Google for comment, although its team is already aware of the problem. The outage has lasted for roughly a day as of this writing. This kind of downtime would be frustrating for anyone, but it’s particularly irksome for Project Fi subscribers. One of the perks of the service is its straightforward, affordable approach […]

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The secret to avoiding CES cynicism is never really going

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I’ve been going to CES for almost ten years now, and it amazes me that really, nothing has changed that whole time. The same people are saying the same things on the same stages, selling the same people the same junk with slightly higher price tags. But this year I had a great time and […]

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Cherry’s new low-profile switches may help bring mechanical keyboards to more laptops

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You may not think much about the switches that sit underneath the keycaps of your keyboard, but there’s a large contingent of enthusiasts who really, really care. And for those users, Cherry’s various MX-branded switches are somewhat of a standard. Because they include a number of mechanical parts, though, you won’t see a lot of […]

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39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims

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One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says, as 11 percent now own an Amazon Alexa device compared with 4 percent […]

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