Category Archives: Gadgets

Building the Moon without leaving the London area

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Hardware isn’t easy — especially if you decline to take advantage of the global manufacturing infrastructure, build everything in a flat in London and use only local labor and materials. But that’s what the creators of successful Kickstarter project Moon did, and they have no regrets. Back in 2016, I got a pitch for the […]

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Opera Free VPN Discontinued, Opera Gold Users Offered 1-Year SurfEasy Ultra VPN Subscription

Software giant Opera recently announced that it would be discontinuing its Opera VPN app on both iOS and Android with effect from April 30, 2018. All paying Opera Gold users will be provided with the option to redeem a free one-year subscription for SurfEasy Ultra VPN. Additionally, the company announced that Opera users not on […]

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Fiio X5 III (3rd Gen) DAP

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When every phone from the last decade could serve as an iPod replacement, there are some folks who simply don’t see the need for an MP3 player. “My phone can store hundreds of songs,” they’ll say, “and I take my phone with me everywhere I go.”  If your phone plays double duty as a music […]

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The updated Stylophone Gen X-1 synth comes to the US

The new version of this tiny synth has a built-in speaker and a headphone jack, making it so you can connect it to recording systems or a PA. It’s iconic metallic keyboard/sound strip can be used with the included stylus, and a second one can be played with your fingertip. There are various dials and […]

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OnePlus 6 Price, Specifications Leaked Ahead of Launch: What the Rumour Mill Says

OnePlus 6 launch seems to be only a few weeks away as the company has been keeping the hype train going with teasers and an official tie-in with Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. Of course, leaks and rumours are doing their bit to give away as many details of the upcoming OnePlus 6 as possible before […]

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Apple will repair your swollen Watch Series 2 battery for free

This doesn’t affect 38mm units or any other Apple Watch models, although Apple instituted a similar plan for original versions. Apple hasn’t formally announced the new policy (we’ve asked for comment), and you might not want to depend on free repairs right away when some staffers might not be aware of the change. However, it […]

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Waymo reportedly applies to put autonomous cars on California roads with no safety drivers

Waymo has become the second company to apply for the newly-available permit to deploy autonomous vehicles without safety drivers on some California roads, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It would be putting its cars — well, minivans — on streets around Mountain View, where it already has an abundance of data. The company already has […]

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The Roadie 2 tuner ups your guitar game

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The first Roadie tuner was a modern marvel. An automatic guitar tuning system, the little device connected to your phone to listen to your guitar strings and then set them to the proper tuning using an internal motor. The new model, the $129 Roadie 2, is even cooler. I’ve been using the Roadie 2 for […]

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Google Unveils AI System That Can Isolate an Individual Voice in a Crowd

Just as most smartphone cameras now allow users to focus on a single object among many, it may soon be possible to pick out individual voices in a crowd by suppressing all other sounds, thanks to a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system developed by Google researchers. This is an important development as computers are not […]

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White Castle serves up plant-based meat with the Impossible Slider

The plant-based sliders will be topped with smoked cheddar cheese, pickles, onions and served on the White Castle signature bun. You can get your own singular slider for $1.99, or grab it as part of a combo meal. “White Castle’s model has been often imitated but never duplicated — an impressive feat in the hyper-competitive […]

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