Category Archives: Gadgets

Amazon Echo Plus

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Its Alexa voice assistant has spread its wings to third party devices, but if you were in any doubt that Amazon still had interest in producing its own smart speaker hardware, that would have been wiped away by the announcement of not one, but three new Amazon Echo smart speaker devices in September of 2017.  […]

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Ring Video Doorbell 2

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There are a few smart doorbells on the market, and they all seem to be a little different from each other: While the SkyBell HD is largely considered to be one of the best smart doorbells, it has to be hard-wired to work properly.  Ring, however, is here to offer a smart doorbell that doesn’t […]

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Sphero BB-9E

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As is inevitable with any new Star Wars movie, the launch of The Force Awakens brought with it a wave of new toys but none were as impressive as Sphero’s BB-8 droid.  It was a fantastic achievement, not only in its construction but the way it married smart connectivity with fun. Controlling BB-8 through the […]

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Sphero R2-D2

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When BB-8 was announced for The Force Awakens, it was a perfect fit for Sphero. It was a no-brainer that the company’s connected toys (which just happened to be spherical) could be made to create a droid that comprised 85% round ball. Since the original BB-8 release, however, Sphero has branched out beyond the ball […]

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Star Wars X-Wing Battling Drone

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When buying a drone there seems to be two distinct camps: the hardcore pilot that is willing to spend hours immersed in simulators to perfect their DJI ride and those who just want to pick up the controls of their dinky device zip it around a tree or two and not crash.  With the launch […]

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An autonomous Ford Fusion will deliver Domino's in Michigan

Despite the full equipment, a human engineer will be behind the wheel, since the test is all about observing customers’ reactions. He’ll be hidden behind tinted windows, though, and won’t be ringing anybody’s doorbell. Customers who agree to be part of the trial will get a text when their order arrives. They’ll then have to […]

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A 3D-printed adapter makes it easier to play the Nintendo Switch one-handed

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Engineer Julio Vazquez wanted to help his friend Rami Wehbe play the Nintendo Switch after he lost the use of his right hand due to a cerebrovascular accident. Wehbe couldn’t play Breath Of The Wild with the Joy-Con controllers because he needed both hands to manage the two sticks. Vazquez built a few simple prototype […]

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale 'The Dragon and the Wolf': The Top 7 Moments

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Game of Thrones wrapped up its seventh season with an extended seventh episode – “The Dragon and the Wolf” – which featured everyone getting together in King’s Landing to talk about the bigger threat. The Great War, as Jon Snow called it. But the season 7 finale had some epic moments to offer of its […]

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Ben Heck’s N64 Portable mod

After many comments, requests, questions, setbacks and badgering from our impassioned fans, the Nintendo 64 Portable is finally finished. Ben took the device to the Midwest Gaming Classic for help with the hardware. Thanks to our community of followers, the problematic RAM add-on was soldered flat and is now in place. In addition, the case […]

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DARPA project aims to make modular computers out of ‘chiplets’

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The Defense Department’s research arm has officially kicked off its effort to create a modular computing framework, with pieces pulled from a mix-‘n-match set of “chiplets.” Producing something this weird will take a village, the agency suggested — in fact, “an enormous village rife with innovators.” DARPA did always have a way with words. The […]

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