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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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TC AppleCast 19: Apple Music Eve

It’s the eve of Apple Music, which launches tomorrow, and all through the house, not a creature was withholding their content, not even a Taylor Swift. Also, Force Touch is basically a lock for iPhone 6/6 Plus S this fall, according to a new report from Bloomberg that says production on devices with the tech has begun. Show More Summary

The Latest Big Data Innovation Is Consumer Empowerment

Digital privacy is on the ropes, and public cynicism is running high. But there are glimmers of innovation in what could be a new phase for Big Data: empowering the customer. Read More

The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers

The eagle-eyed among you will noticed something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the removable build plate to the jolly front button – is a direct homage to the the Formlabs Form 1. Show More Summary

Watch SpaceX Launch CRS-7 And Attempt Rocket Recovery Via Drone Live Now

Above, the feed for SpaceX’s CRS-7 resupply mission for the International Space Station is live. The streaming begins at 10 AM ET, with a liftoff targeted for 10:21 AM ET. The mission also includes another attempt by SpaceX to recover its Falcon 9 reusable rocket stage, via an ocean-borne automated drone barge that doubles as a landing platform. Show More Summary

Robot Writers Need Something To Say

Robot writers are hot. No, that statement is not a call to fix their air conditioners, much less to date them. It’s to acknowledge that pioneers in artificial intelligence (AI) and automated writing have gotten a lot of media attention...Show More Summary

Could This 1970s Patek Philippe Be The Inspiration For The Apple Watch?

In what could be the most interesting conspiracy theory of the morning, the folks at ABlogToWatch have found a watch that could have been the inspiration for Apple Watch. It’s a Patek Philippe Ellipse Ref. 3582 (3582G) made in the 1970s and usually sold through high end watch stores. Show More Summary

Reserve Strap Promises To Extend Your Apple Watch Battery By 30 Hours

Reserve Strap just announced the final details for its Apple Watch battery band, which it claims will add an additional 30 hours of battery life to the device. The Reserve Strap will ship at the beginning of November and will cost a pretty staggering $249.99. Read More

Apple Researching Geofencing Tech That Could Make Errands Easier

Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) that could make it easier to manage shared household tasks like picking up groceries or remembering to grab a bottle of wine on the way home. The patent request describes a way in...Show More Summary

Google Maps Now Lets You Scale Yosemite’s El Capitan Mountain

El Capitan is already something I associate almost by default with Mac OS X, but it was a real mountain before that – millions of years before Apple previewed OS X 10.11, in fact, though it only got its name in 1851. Anyways, it’s the...Show More Summary

Watch Mac OS 7.5.5 Running On An Apple Watch

Nick Lee, a dedicated programmer with access to WatchOS 2.0, has ported Mac OS 7.5.5 to his wrist. That’s right: the OS you used in the 1990s to make your zine can look keel can now boot – albeit slowly – on your Apple Watch. He used Mini VMac, an “early Mac emulator,” and recompiled it for the Watch. Show More Summary

Google’s New Health Wearable Delivers Constant Patient Monitoring

Often when we think of the wearable tech category, we imagine consumer-focused general purpose devices like Fitbit’s range or the Apple Watch. Google has unveiled a new niche device that’s designed to do serious work in a specific setting,...Show More Summary

TC Makers: Kinova Robotics Gives The Disabled A Helping Hand

Montreal-based Kinova Robotics was founded in part because of one man – the founder’s uncle, Jaco, a disabled inventor who created a manipulator for his wheelchair out of a hot dog pincher, some microswitches, and some complex electronics. This early attempt, while primitive, was the basis for a whole series of amazing – and amazingly useful – robotic arms.… Read More

DODOcase’s Apple Watch Accessories Have You Covered At Home And Away

Of the companies betting on Apple Watch’s third-party ecosystem as a source of consumer interest, DODOcase might be one of the most aggressive out of the gate. The company has launched two Apple Watch charging accessories, both available...Show More Summary

Sigma’s Newest Full-Frame Wide Zoom Lens Has A Constant F2 Aperture

Sigma has a new zoom lens that could be the perfect walk around lens for street photographer: A 24-35mm zoom lens designed for full-frame cameras, with a unique feature that’s sure to add to its versatility – a constant, wide open f2...Show More Summary

Original Grain Wants You To Wear Their Watch, And An Apple Watch – On One Wrist

The Apple Watch poses a potential problem for traditional watch companies – your wrist is extremely limited real estate. It’s something that even smartphone makers don’t face to such an extreme extent, since it’s very possible to carry two phones, even if it’s not the norm, and in fact many people do have one phone for work and one for personal use already. Read More

Toshiba’s New Windows 10 Back-To-School Laptops

Today Toshiba’s announced their entire back-to-school lineup of laptops and 2-in-1 products. The company is expanding its Satellite C Series, which is currently its top selling line of portable computers. The new Series C will be available in both 15.6- and 17.3-inch sized, both of which are HD TruBright displays. Show More Summary

Bartesian Is A Robotic Bartender That Can Make Cocktails From Capsules

Another day, another robotic bartender that can make your favorite drinks using a pod-based system of flavors and booze. This time the robot is called Bartesian and it uses little K-Cup-like pods to squirt out Margaritas, Cosmopolitans, and Uptown Rocks. Show More Summary

Nest Launches A Camera: Meet The Nest Cam

Remember when Nest bought Dropcam? That first fruits of that purchase are finally dropping today: Nest has just announced the Nest Cam, an oh-so-Dropcam like security solution. At first glance, the Nest Cam looks like the Dropcam that we all already know. Show More Summary

Kindle Announces New $119 Paperwhite E-Reader With A Font That’s Easy On The Eyes

Amazon has just announced the availability of a new $119 Paperwhite e-reader with a 6-inch 300ppi display and a new font and book layout system that will make it easier to dig into The Martian during summer vacation. The reader will ship on June 30 and is available for pre-order now. Show More Summary

Misfit Debuts An Online Dashboard For Tracking Health And Fitness Activity Across Devices

Misfit has long since expanded its product line beyond its original Shine fitness tracker and now offers a range of devices from the more affordable “Flash” to the pricier Swarovski Shine collection, as well as connected smart bulbs and the “Beddit” sleep monitoring system. Show More Summary

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