Category Archives: Gadgets

Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner

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Dyson has always been a company that’s keen to sit on the cutting edge of consumer technology. It was the first manufacturer to sell bagless vacuum cleaners in the 1990s, and since then has turned its attention to products as wide-ranging as washing machines and even hairdryers, in the shape of the Dyson Supersonic. Given […]

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How to Set Up Your Own Home Recording Studio

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If the next generation of musicians has their way, every chartbuster will get produced in the home. Modern recording studios are helping redefine the music production landscape. With the advent of the Internet and YouTube), artists are practically turning their bedrooms into studios. Laptops and computers are taking over from mixing consoles and traditional recording […]

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Google’s latest Daydream VR series puts you in Kendall Jenner’s closet

Supermodel Closets is one of the first projects to make use of Google’s newest Jump camera — the Yi Halo — which allows for 360 degree views and 4K images. Google notes that the cameras were even able to give great views in tight closet spaces, but these closets are larger than most Manhattan apartments. […]

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DJI adds an offline mode to its drones for clients with ‘sensitive operations’

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DJI is working on a “local data mode” for its apps that prevents any data from being sent to or received from the internet. The feature will be welcomed by many, but it’s hard not to attribute the timing and urgency of the announcement to the recent ban of DJI gear by the U.S. Army […]

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Spider-Man Spin-Off Silver and Black Will Arrive in 2019

Sony Pictures has set a release date for its second Spider-Man spin-off – Silver & Black – on February 8, 2019. The first one is Tom Hardy-starrer Venom, which comes out October 5, 2018. Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) is attached to direct and work on the screenplay, alongside Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok), with a […]

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Amazon offers refunds for dodgy solar eclipse glasses

It won’t shock you to hear the reason why Amazon is taking the initiative: as with its reaction to unsafe hoverboards, it’s exhibiting an “abundance of caution.” The last thing Amazon wants is thousands of customers damaging their eyesight with sub-par glasses bought from its store, especially if the manufacturers falsely claim to meet safety […]

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Facebook Authorises Chinese Firm's Launch of Moments-Like App: Report

Facebook, whose social media platform is blocked in China, authorised a local company to launch a photo-sharing application in the country in May, the New York Times reported, citing a person with knowledge of the company’s plans. The app, called Colorful Balloons, is similar to Facebook’s Moments application in function and feel, but does not […]

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Researchers create flexible battery that can run on salt water

Instead of packing electrolytes that are corrosive or toxic, the team used sodium-based chemicals like sodium sulfate, which was once used as a laxative, as well as saline and a solution used for cell culture. While it’s still preferable that those solutions don’t leak out of the batteries and onto or inside of a human, […]

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Machine learning can tell if you’re wearing swap-meet Louie

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A wise man once said “The hat mighta had a L V on the back but at the swap meet that ain’t jack,” and now researchers can ensure that the Louis Vuitton or Prada or Coach you bought is the real deal. The system, which essentially learns the difference between real and fake products over […]

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8bitdo’s NES30 Arcade Stick is a big, beautiful fighter companion

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If you’re looking for a little more arcade feel for your Nintendo Switch, look no further than 8Bitdo’s NES30 Arcade Stick. The Bluetooth controller accessory is compatible with a range of platforms besides the Switch, and it’s a well-made gadget with careful attention paid to how buttons and the joysticks feel, giving an authentic arcade […]

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