WTF is a mirrorless camera?

mirrorless-exploded2xDigital cameras today tend to fall under one of two categories: SLR or mirrorless. What’s the difference? Why does it matter? To find out, let’s take a quick trip through the history of the medium. It turns out that many of the changes to how cameras work have been attempts to solve a simple problem: how do you show what’s in front of the lens to both the user and… Read More

Here’s what the Google Pixel could look like

pixel-cw-2Google is set to announce a bunch of new products tomorrow. And the star of the show is supposed to be the long-rumored Google Pixel. 9t5Google has spotted not one but two accidental leaks that match up and look legit. The Google Pixel will be Google’s flagship Android phone, and here’s what we know so far. It looks like Google shared some details about the new phones with… Read More

Aura rethinks the digital picture frame with smarter software, sensors & gesture control

aura-lifestyle-1We’re taking more digital photos than ever, but we’re not very good about printing them out to enjoy them in our homes. Meanwhile, the digital picture frame market has filled with cheap products that haven’t kept up with technology developments, like ubiquitous Wi-Fi, better photo quality, and higher resolutions, in order to instead chase ever-lower price points. Aura aims… Read More

Nintendo shows off some highly nerdy features of the NES Mini

nesmini-screen-modesNintendo has further taken the wraps off the must-have gaming gadget of the holidays — which is to say, the one we’re all buying ourselves as soon as it’s available. An aggressively retro-themed video released today visually demonstrates three of the the NES Mini’s features. Brace yourself, it’s about to get real nerdy in here… Read More

Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers

a4ea4d26c51eb5897fb42fbb5a9108dc_originalBack 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. Until those meddling Arduino kids came along… Now anyone can make cool hardware and, thanks to Arduino, it is easier than ever… Read More

Apple’s new ad focuses on background animations for Messages

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-5-26-52-pmApple is releasing a new video advertisement for the iPhone and iOS. Like previous ads, this video shows a stark departure from its predecessors. You can feel Tor Myhren’s influence on this ad. The recently hired VP of Marketing Communications has an impressive background in the advertising industry and is now in charge of Apple’s ads. That’s probably the reason why these… Read More

Arrr! Bell & Ross releases three new nautically-themed watches

smalltourbAvast, ye hearties! Prepare for your wrists to be boarded by these massive Bell & Ross mechanical watches. B&R is most famous for the aviation-themed pieces – all of them black and square with huge readable faces and handsome straps. Now they’ve taken that same aesthetic and pushed it out to sea, creating three fascinating pieces that look like a cross between a Bioshock… Read More

Volvo to target luxury buyers with self-driving car coming in 5 years

Drive Me, the world’s most ambitious and advanced public autonomous driving experiment, starts today High-end vehicle, chauffeur included? You can see why it makes sense that Volvo would target the luxury end of the market with its upcoming self-driving car. Volvo announced plans to field a vehicle by 2021, thanks in part to a $300 million deal with Volvo that will let it leverage some of their work, but now we have some more details, including the vehicle’s high-end approach. Volvo… Read More

Roku unveils its new line of streaming players

roku_img_9564_remote Confirming earlier leaks, Roku this morning unveiled a refreshed and rebranded line of streaming media players, with the intent of plugging every hole in the market. Instead of numbering the Roku devices as before, the new streamers use names like “Express” for the entry-level devices up to “Ultra” for the high-end player, and focus on consumers’ particular… Read More

Watch how to build Lego’s U-Wing from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

lego-u-wing4 Lego’s Star Wars series is actually everywhere in my office, so I’m happy new sets from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are set to launch on September 30. I got the chance to check out one of those sets ahead of launch, and built the U-Wing, a ship new to the Star Wars universe featured in the film. The U-Wing’s official designation is the UT-60D, and it’s made by… Read More

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