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Teddy Ruxpin returns with eyes that can rend the bonds of space and time

37 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

In this, the 3000th Year Since The Coming Of The Wanderer (All Praise His Mercy), we are greeted by the fifth Potentate, a Teddy Ruxpin with LCD eyes and iPad connectivity. Teddy Ruxpin, or, as his followers in the Cities of Refuge called...Show More Summary

Qualcomm reportedly in acquisition talks with NXP Semiconductors

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is looking to shrink the silicon space a bit further with a potential acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors, in a deal that could be worth over $30 billion according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers

Back in the old days hardware manufacturers felt safe in the knowledge that no mere hardware hacker could attempt to recreate their inventions. From Sony to Philips to LG to Samsung, the consumer electronics industry was locked up and no one could crack the case. Show More Summary

Watch DJI unveil its latest drone right here

Rumor is DJI is about to unveil a small, foldable drone and you can watch the event right here. Whatever it turns out to be, no doubt, it will draw comparisons to the just-announced GoPro Karma. Read More

AirServer can now transmit your iPhone screen to your Xbox

AirServer, makers of software that essentially turns anything into an AirPlay sever, has announced the availability of AirServer for the Xbox One. That means you can transmit your AirPlay screens to your gaming console, thereby creating a black hole of Microsoft-on-Apple madness. Show More Summary

Movie pirate? Don’t trust Plex Cloud

Plex is a pirate’s best friend. It’s by far the best way to get movies downloaded illegally from the computer to TV. Sure, Plex has a handful of useful, legal features, but let’s be honest, its big claim to fame is hosting and serving downloaded movies. Show More Summary

Oh Snap! Looks like Snapchat could be rebranding

Ephemeral media app Snapchat appears to be doing a little disappearing itself. A leaked video and domain records suggest that the company (though probably not the app) is preparing to rebrand as Snap, Inc. alongside its first piece of hardware, a pair of camera-equipped sunglasses called Spectacles. Read More

$129 Google WiFi router that can team up with others tipped for Oct 4

Google will build upon its OnHub strategy with a new simple Wi-Fi router for the home, according to a new report from Android Police. Dubbed simply Google WiFi, It will cost $129, the site reports, and will debut at an event Google has...Show More Summary

Leica and Huawei express their love for each other with a joint research lab

Before the iPhone 7 made dual lenses cool… no, scratch that, Huawei and Leica made it cool first (and plenty others made it dorky). The result of their collaboration, the P9, has sold well enough that the two companies are taking their relationship to the next level — moving in together. In a joint research facility in Germany, that is. Read More

The multi-functional Balldur is a Swiss Army lamp

At its minimalist worst, the Balldur is a cool looking lamp. Smooth wood and ceramic with a bulb that would make Thomas Edison proud, the Balldur (whatever that means) feels like an artifact from a Terry Gilliam movie—and that my friends is a good thing. In some ways, it is also reminiscent of boutique guitar amplifiers. In short, it is nice looking. Read More

Samsung says half of recalled Note 7s in the US have been exchanged – mostly for new Note 7s

In case you were wondering when you’ll stop receiving those “please turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7” warnings before takeoff, well, we’re halfway there. Samsung announced today that “about half” of the affected phones — they mean to say, the exploding ones — have been exchanged. Read More

Grocery deliveries via rolling drone will kick off in Washington, D.C. this fall

Rolling robots will soon be making U.S. house calls, beginning with a trial run in Washington, D.C. this fall. Municipal regulators have approved use of Starship Technologies’ rolling delivery drones for urban delivery via sidewalk, reports Recode, giving the Estonian startup a vector for its first states-side pubic tests. Show More Summary

The JBL Reflect Aware is the first of a new crop of Lightning-only headphones

As we hurtle noiselessly into a dystopian future, headphone makers have already started offering Lightning-only earbuds, something that should give early adopters some solace but might be a hard sell for folks with a shoebox full of tangled traditional earbuds. Show More Summary

IBM and MIT partner up to create AI that understands sight and sound the way we do

When you see or hear something happen, you can instantly describe it: “a girl in a blue shirt caught a ball thrown by a baseball player,” or “a dog runs along the beach.” It’s a simple task for us, but an immensely hard one for computers — fortunately, IBM and MIT are partnering up to see what they can do about making it a little easier. Read More

Bower & Wilkins’ P7 wireless headphones are all luxe and great performance

It was announced on the second day of the month, and, well, here it is: The wireless version of Bower & Wilkins’ P7 headphones. Well, how are they? As great as I’d hoped, but there are some changes that were made that seem out of place. Show More Summary

Cloud video editing cloud be GoPro’s real hero

The future of GoPro is not hardware. It’s services. Editing video is hard but GoPro is moving it to the cloud in a bid to make it a bit easier. The service, called GoPro Plus, is a subscription-based service that GoPro says gives owners access to their photos and videos from any device, and allows for sharing and editing. Show More Summary

Launching three new cameras, Nikon plunges deep into VR and action cams

In launching its Keymission series of cameras, Nikon is bringing the fight to the doorstep of action cameras and VR camera makers. The cameras range from chest-wearable cams, borderline GoPro clones and the most interesting item of the bunch: 360-degree cameras. Read More

Consumer Physics, creators of the SCiO molecular scanner, respond to Kickstarter claims

Like most small products with a cult following, SCiO has its fans and detractors. Those detractors took to the Internet recently to complain that the handheld molecular scanner, which raised $2.5 million in 2014, still hasn’t shipped. Show More Summary

Behold! It’s the tiniest MAME cabinet in the galaxy

In the world of MAME cabinetry – essentially a subculture of arcade lovers who build amazing cabinets for their emulators – the goal is usually to either recreate the arcade games of yore or build something really wild. Adafruit built something really wild. Show More Summary

SCiO, the pocket-sized molecular analyzer, is making everyone angry

We were all pretty excited when Consumer Physics showed us their hand-held molecular scanner at TechCrunch Disrupt two years ago. They garnered much praise here and all over the web for creating a hand-held product that could scan and identify food, medicine, and vitamins. Show More Summary

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