Xiaomi’s 4K Android TV box is now on sale in the U.S. for $69

Xiaomi Mi Box Last month, we told you Xiaomi’s Android TV box would go on sale in the U.S. in November, and true to our source it has. The Chinese company is best known for its affordable smartphones, but now it has launched a set-top box priced at $79 that looks like great value. Read More

The Apple Watch’s unlock feature could turn the smartwatch tides

apple-watch-unlock-bmw-1 Pull on your commenting pants because I’m going to offer up some wild speculation coupled with real-world experience to come to a conclusion that some of you might find ludicrous and others will find just weird. Here we go: I think the Apple Watch’s Mac unlock feature is one of the most compelling things about the watch itself and could turn the smartwatch tides if more… Read More

What to expect from Google’s Pixel and hardware event

pixel-cw-1 Google’s big October event is tomorrow, and rumors suggest we’ll see a ton of new hardware unveiled, including new Pixel smartphones running stock Android (replacing the Nexus lineup of devices). The event will also tell us more about Google Home, the Amazon Echo competitor that Google previewed at I/O earlier this year, including likely when you can get your hands on one.… Read More

MIT’s new 3D-printed, shock-absorbent materials make for resilient drones

2k0amk It’s not the fall, it’s the sudden stop – the effect of an impact has similar negative effects on people and on the sensitive electronic parts of robots. A new research project from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab could help lessen the damaging effects of sudden physical shocks, for both humans and robots alike. The new technique devised by the… Read More

This tiny high-def display could double the sharpness of VR

27 Virtual reality is pretty convincing when you’re all jacked in and wired up — but even the best headsets today aren’t particularly sharp. Sharp, taking notice of this, has produced a display specifically for VR that’s double the resolution of what’s out there right now. Read More

Amazon’s new Prime Reading gives Prime members all they can read

prime_reading_image Amazon launched another benefit for Prime members today, Prime Reading, which lets users read from a section of more than a thousand Kindle books, digital magazines, short stories, comics and more for free as part of their subscription. It’s essentially a version of Kindle Unlimited with a pared-down catalog (Unlimited boasts more than one million books, magazines and audio books)… Read More

This ‘ballbot’ is like a real-life BB-8

ballbot_simbot It isn’t quite as lovable as the spherical droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but this robot from Carnegie Mellon University has the benefit of being more than a special effect (however cool). And believe it or not, it basically has no moving parts. Read More

This crazy mod shaves off the edges of the iPhone using gigantic saw and belt sander

screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-9-08-03-am Who says you can’t physically mod an iPhone? This video shows it’s still possible. Using an industrial saw and massive belt sander, this guy shaves off just enough of his iPhone 7’s edge to make the sides flat. And you know what? It looks rad. Removing the rounded edges gives the iPhone 7 an industrial look — good luck finding a case that fits, though. Read More

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II might be the most flexible mirrorless camera

147a0163 Olympus unveiled the OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina this year, and the follow-up to the company’s original pro offering is the kind of evolution you’d expect from a digital camera coming four years later on. Everything about the camera has been touched, from exterior design, to sensor and processor, to software features, and the result is a compact, capable device that seems ready… Read More

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