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A Look At Open Bionics 3D Printed Robotic Hands For Amputees

Open Bionics, a startup out of the U.K that makes bionic hands, figured out how to dramatically lower the cost of prosthetics using a combination of open-sourced 3D printing software and robotic sensors. Nearly 2 million people liveShow More Summary

Roost Raises $5.5M To Retrofit Dumb Gadgets Into Smart Gadgets

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

In 2014 the Roost Smart Battery accumulated nearly $100,000 in Kickstarter pledges. But that was just the start for Roost. Today the company is announcing a $5.5 million Series A lead by RPM Ventures as the company expands its operations and gears up for launch. Show More Summary

In Pursuit Of Presence And True Immersion

The experience of “reality” is a result of our sensory organs delivering information about the external world to our brains via electrical stimulus. The brain interprets this input and creates our reality. The ultimate goal of virtual...Show More Summary

Kinsa’s New Smart Ear Thermometer Will Tell You What To Do When You’re Sick

Kinsa, the maker of a smart thermometer that tracks the spread of illness, has today announced their second product in the form of the Kinsa in-ear thermometer. Unlike the first thermometer, which was a standard (thought smart) stick thermometer, the new in-ear thermometer is completely wireless, and connects to the smartphone app via Bluetooth. Show More Summary

Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

The streamlined 2016 Corvette Stingray is one of the first vehicles to ship with Apple CarPlay in the States. Simply put, it’s an iPhone for your dashboard, which Apple and car makers hope you’ll use instead of the iPhone in your hand. Show More Summary

Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round

Samsung has just announced their new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. The watch is unique in that it has a round rotating bezel – the thing on the edge of the crystal – in addition to two buttons on the side for home and back. It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS, an system used by Samsung in their original Gear models. Show More Summary

Apple TV 4 Will Retail Under $200 Starting In October: Report

Though there has been quite a bit said about the forthcoming Apple TV 4, price is still a yet-to-be-determined factor. But 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has sources who say the new box, reportedly powered by an A8 chip, will retail for under $200 (either $149 or $199). Show More Summary

Eatsa, A Futuristic Restaurant Where Robot Cubbies Serve Quinoa

Eatsa has no lines because it has no cashiers. You order on an iPad, your name comes up on a transparent LCD screen box, and you pull out a bowl of quinoa. Opening today in San Francisco at 121 Spear St, Eatsa is a new restaurant designed around technology. Show More Summary

New Xbox One Bundle Comes With 1TB Hybrid Drive, New Elite Controller For $499

Microsoft just announced a new bundle for the Xbox One. The Xbox One Elite Bundle is the first bundle to come with Microsoft’s new Elite controller. But that’s not all as the company also switched to a hybrid 1TB SSD and HDD drive for the first time. This bundle costs $499. Read More

T-Mobile Doesn’t Like Customers Who Use 2,000GB Of Data Per Month

T-Mobile CEO John Legere issued a strong announcement saying that some customers are abusing the company’s network. While T-Mobile has become quite popular with its unlimited LTE mobile plans, unfortunately you don’t get unlimited LTE for tethering. After 7GB per month, you tethering speeds slow down. Read More

LG Is Selling A Gold-Plated Version Of Its Watch Urbane Smartwatch For $1,200

Android fans wanting a touch of gold with their smartwatch — a la the Apple Watch — may be interested to learn of a fancy version of LG’s Watch Urbane. Read More

Elon Musk Can’t Be That Afraid Of Robots, Check Out This Tesla Production Line

Elon Musk has warned us about robots taking over. He’s even donated money to make sure that it doesn’t happen. However, it sure does seem like Tesla relies on robots quite a bit, even if they’re not being primed to turn the company into Skynet. At one point Musk referred to AI in robots “summoning the demons.” He still says it’s inevitable. Musk posted a… Read More

The Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind

There are more Kickstarter watches out there these days than grains of sand on the beach. Everyone with a quartz movement and a NATO strap figures they can make and sell some kind of fashion watch to the masses, a concept that is as silly as it is flawed. Show More Summary

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CarPlay, Booze, And Keyboards

Welcome to the second edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast on Minecraft. This week, we’re discussing Apple CarPlay, the MixStik (which helps you to be an awesome bartender), the new full-size keyboard for mobile devices from LG, and the Sensel Morph (a totally different kind of keyboard). Show More Summary

FAA Starts Beta Testing App That Tells Drone Pilots Where They Are Allowed To Fly

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would soon start beta testing an app that would help drone flyers understand where they can and — more importantly — can’t fly. Today, the FAA announced a few more details about the app and launched the first beta version of the aptly named B4UFLY app for iOS. Read More

The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse

If you’ve been out of the Android game for a while you’d be hard-pressed to understand why people love OnePlus so much. These phones, conceived by the folks who initially launched Oppo, are aimed at the Android connoisseur, if such a person exists, and they have a rabid fanbase of folks who clamor for units with every launch. Show More Summary

Vive VR Headset Full Consumer Launch Slips To Q1 2016

You wait years and years for virtual reality to become a thing, and then suddenly a truck load of VR headsets pile into the tech hype cycle almost at once (thanks Oculus). But if you’re a consumer wanting to get eyes into this next-gen VR hardware you’re likely still waiting to live the daydream. Read More

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional Is The Easiest Drone I’ve Ever Flown

DJI didn’t start out as the best entry-level drone maker on the market but, at this point, it’s safe to say that they’ve taken the crown from Parrot and are truly creating flying machines worth flying. The new Phantom 3 Professional is the gold standard for quadcopter and I was amazed at the ease-of-use and quality of the photos and video it took. Show More Summary

IoT And The Rise Of Subscription Marketing

The ties that bind consumers to brands are growing stronger. At the same time, however, they are fading into the background, thanks to the Internet of Things. Today, a slew of devices, from refrigerators to thermostats, are connecting to the Internet. Soon, the signals from those devices will automate thousands of purchases consumers make. Read More

Apple Patents Wireless Earbuds With Noise-Canceling Sensor Smarts

Apple continues looking at ways to improve its earbuds — including potentially ditching the iconic white cables which had such a starring role in iTunes ads, back in the day. According a patent published this week, Cupertino is eyeing up making wireless earbuds which also incorporate bone-conduction technology in order to improve voice communications. Read More

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