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Wi-Fi Calling Finally Comes To The iPhone For AT&T Customers

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

After being promised Wi-Fi calling for over a year by Apple and AT&T…it’s finally here. It’s available for iPhone 6, 6+ and 6S and 6S+ AT&T customers with iOS 9. You’ll have to go to your phone’s settings (Settings > Phone) and flip it on manually: You’ll then have to enter in an emergency address in case you’re ever in need of assistance. Read More

Sony Cuts Price Of PlayStation 4 For The First Time To $349

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

After nearly two years, Sony is slashing the price of its latest gaming console by $50 just in time for the holidays. The PlayStation 4 now costs $349 in the U.S. In November. The console already received a price cut in Japan to 35,000 yen (approximately $290). European gamers should expect a price cut pretty soon as well. Read More

TomTom Is Applying Its GPS Technology To Self-Driving Cars And Fitness Watches

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

GPS device maker TomTom has moved beyond turn-by-turn directions into smart watches and embedded car software that could be used for self-driving vehicles. The portable mapping device maker announced in September the release of 24,000 km (roughly 15,000 miles) of highly automated driving (HAD) maps covering Germany’s entire highway network. Show More Summary

Misen Wants To Crowdfund A Knife For Your Life

Is there anything you can’t crowd fund? First it was smartwatches and books and now it’s shoes, pants, and now knives. In fact today’s crowdfunding treat comes from Misen, a group that wants to make a high-tech knife for home chefs who might want to cut some tomatoes and, potentially, a tin can. Show More Summary

Apple’s Beats Announces The $229 Pill+, Will Hit Shelves Next Month

It’s amazing to think that the original Pill hit the shelves over three years ago to take on Jambox. Since then, the company behind it, Beats, was acquired by Apple. With over a million sold since its first incarnation, the mobile bluetooth speaker has two new products to add to its stable. Show More Summary

The Apple Watch Hermès Collection Is Now Available For Purchase

#Fashion! The Apple Watch Hermès are now available for purchase. But not online. These models are only sold in a handful of Apple Store and Hermès retail locations. Prices start at $1100 for the 42mm single strap option, which is available in black and brown (noir or gauvre), and a red strap (capucine) is available in the 38mm size. Show More Summary

Google Starts Rolling Out Android Marshmallow To Nexus Devices

Last week, Google promised it would release Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of its mobile operating system, to Nexus devices sometime this week. As the company announced this morning, the rollout is now in progress, so if you own a Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) or a Nexus Player, you can expect to see your update notification in the near future. Read More

How To Keep IoT Hunters And Poachers Out Of Your Food And Farms

A drone equipped to “sniff” Zigbee flew over an Austin neighborhood in early August and found almost 1,600 devices. It’s a sign of how ubiquitous these technologies have become, and how we use them every day — despite their vulnerabilities. As we connect more devices to our lives, I can’t help but wonder, can hackers hurt, hunt or poach our local food… Read More

Why The Nexus 6P Won’t Wobble

Google officially unveiled the Nexus 6P, the successor to its somewhat underwhelming Nexus 6 phone today. The company designed the phone in partnership with Huawei and after today’s event, we had a chance to catch up with Jeff Hoefer, the industrial design manager in charge of the Nexus 6P design. Hoefer joined Google in February after almost nine years at Apple. Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Google’s Nexus And Chromecast Event

Today, Google held a massive event to announce a few new products. In particular, the company two new flagship Nexus phones — the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. But that’s not all, Google also unveiled not one but two new Chromecast devices and a mysterious Pixel C Android tablet. Here’s everything you need to know about these devices… Read More

Google Announces Chromecast 2 And Chromecast Audio To Bring Intelligence To Your Living Room

Google is ready to take over your living room. The company has announced version 2 of its Chromecast product, along with a new Chromecast Audio, which turns any speaker with an AUX out into an Internet-connected device. I got to spend some time with these little devices and they are powerhouses. Read More

Say Hello To Google’s Nexus 5X

As expected, Google today announced a new version of its Nexus 5 Android phone, the successor of what has likely been the most popular of the company’s Nexus phones. Prices start at $379 for the 16GB version. The LG-made Nexus 5X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 2GB or RAM and sports a 5.2-inch display with a 1080p resolution. Read More

Sonos Announces A New Speaker To Embiggen Your Audio

Sonos has just announced the PLAY:5, a new speaker to replace the similarly-sized PLAY line. The new speaker is designed as a successor to the PLAY:3 speaker. Sonos, you’ll recall, offers a stereo system that allows you to set and forget wireless speakers around the house and even set up a surround sound system wirelessly. Show More Summary

Another Day, Another Origami Robot That Walks And Jumps

At this point I think there are more origami jumping robots than there are grasshoppers on Earth. This latest iteration, called the Tribot, uses shape memory alloy to crawl along surfaces like an inchworm and, with a little pop, jump like a grasshopper. Show More Summary

Smart Homes Need Smart Communities

Home automation may not be described as life-altering just yet, but it is pretty cool to be able to control your lights from a smartphone app, change your music automatically as you walk into a room and enjoy a comfortable temperature without lifting a finger. Show More Summary

Apple’s iPhone 6s Produces A Colorful Vision Of Haiti Through A Painter’s Eyes

In advance of the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple gave one to RYOT, maker of VR and documentary films. They produced a short about a painter in Haiti who is trying to transform the very poor neighborhood he lives in into a bright palette of colors. Show More Summary

21 Announces The Bitcoin Computer, A Mini-Mining Machine Coupled With A Payment System

Buying and running a bitcoin miner is either a labor of love or an effort at profit… but rarely both., for their part, seems to have reached an interesting parity. Their new Bitcoin Computer is a Raspberry Pi 2 connected to a bitcoin mining rig. Show More Summary

An Interview With Brady Forrest On The New Hardware Startup Stars

Hardware startups are really cool and Brady Forrest has brought more of them to market than anyone we know. Now he and Dave McClure are the stars of Bazillion Dollar Club, a new show on SyFy that is showing exactly what it’s like to living inside a high-pressure startup. Show More Summary


Last week a 14-year-old boy brought a tech project to school setting off a wave of controversy. He is a Maker and he wanted to show his teacher a fun thing he put together. The resulting reaction was typical of today’s Internet praise and outrage cycle. Show More Summary

The Apple Watch And The Smartphone’s Second Act

The smartphone was supposed to free us from our computers. And it did, for a while. You didn’t have to sit at your desk to check your email! You could delete a voicemail without even listening to it first! Life was grand. Then, around...Show More Summary

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