Category: Gadgets

Humans sow seeds of destruction by abusing poor robot just trying to walk through a door

You may remember last week that Boston Dynamics’ latest robot, a trim and yellow Spot Mini, has learned to open doors. Seems like at this point you don’t...

Mozilla and NSF awards $380K to small projects connecting the unconnected

The FCC may be hard at work at “bridging the digital divide,” as Chairman Pai so frequently puts it, and the Connect America Fund II will help. But while the...

Ultrasound could waken a sleeping smart home

The home of the future, we are assured, will be swarming with tiny sensors: security cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, speakers and everything else. Few need to be...

Sonos One is the speaker to beat for those who want great sound and smarts

The connected speaker wars are upon us, and one day they will be detailed in history books for all to remember. But here, now, it can be hard to cut through the various...

Spotify job listing hints the company’s ‘first physical products’ are coming

Spotify so far has been content to partner far and wide on hardware, via its Spotify Connect platform, which allows anyone building a connected speaker, mobile device or...

Update for iOS and Macs negates text bomb that crashed devices

Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols. Today Apple...

RightEye’s portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

Advertisement They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but physiologically speaking, they’re really windows to the brain. RightEye looks through that window...

Essential Phone’s new ‘Halo Gray’ color goes on sale exclusively at Amazon

The Essential Phone is currently in the midst of being rolled out in a range of new colors, including three that will be released excessively on Essential’s own...

This autonomous 3D scanner figures out where it needs to look

If you need to make a 3D model of an object, there are plenty of ways to do so, but most of them are only automated to the extent that they know how to spin in circles...

Essential Phone arriving in three new limited edition colors

The Essential Phone, still among the best deals you can find in smartphones today, is now set to be available in three new colors, including “Ocean Depths,”...