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The Minifree Libreboot T400 is free as in freedom

By | BIOS, Booting, computing, Gadgets, lenovo, linux, TC, Thinkpad | No Comments

 The Libreboot T400 doesn’t look like much. It’s basically a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad with the traditional Lenovo/IBM pointer nubbin and a small touchpad. It’s a plain black laptop, as familiar as any luggable assigned to a cubicle warrior on the road. But, under the hood, you have a machine that fights for freedom. The T400 runs Libreboot, a free and open BIOS and the… Read More

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BlackPods brings your AirPods to the dark side

By | AirPods, Apple, apple inc, apple store, computing, EarPod, Gadgets, iOS, iPhone 4, iphone accessories, matte, nick, TC, Technology | No Comments

 This is the story of a guy who found a niche and stuck with it. The guy is a programmer named Nick who was worried about Apple’s wireless AirPods. He thought they looked stupid. “I didn’t have particularly high hopes when Apple first announced AirPods. I figured they would sound like their wired EarPods, which are fine but not particularly impressive. I was blown away when… Read More

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The All Controller controls all your consoles

By | computing, Gadgets, playstation, TC, video gaming, Wii, xbox | No Comments

 Remember the third party controller your sibling/cousin/friend made you use when you visited his or her house in the NES days? Remember the pain you felt when the joystick wasn’t quite right and they were hosing you on Mortal Kombat while you were busy trying to figure out why your character kept kicking? Well the All Controller isn’t like that at all. The All Controller is a… Read More

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Facebook said to be working on dedicated video chat device

By | computing, Facebook, Gadgets, Hardware, photo sharing, Social, social media, Software, TC, world wide web | No Comments

 Facebook is reportedly working on dedicated video chat hardware, per a new report by Bloomberg. The device is said to be the inaugural major product from Facebook’s hardware-focused Building 8 product development lab, and will include a notebook-sized display. It’s intended to make video chat participants separated geographically feel like they’re together in the same space,… Read More

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Federico Musto is out as Arduino CEO

By | arduino, ceo, computing, electronics, frederico musto, Gadgets, Internet of Things, Open source hardware, TC | No Comments

 Last week Arduino AG, the holding company for the open source Arduino project, announced that CEO Federico Musto stepped down, to be replaced with Massimo Banzi as new Chairman and CTO of Arduino and Dr. Fabio Violante as CEO. The move comes after the maker community found troubling discrepancies in Musto’s educational claims. “This is the beginning of a new era for Arduino in which… Read More

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Microsoft’s second-generation HoloLens will include a dedicated AI coprocessor

By | Apple, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, computing, Gadgets, head-mounted displays, Headset, Microsoft, Microsoft HoloLens, mixed reality, TC, virtual reality headset | No Comments

 Microsoft has revealed that it is preparing to equip the second version of its HoloLens VR headset with its own AI processing capabilities to enable more features and services. The firm said that it is customizing the current processor within the…

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The ORII smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice

By | Artificial Intelligence, Asia, computing, Gadgets, hong kong, origami labs, orii, smartphone, TC, Technology, wearable devices | No Comments

 ORII is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal-clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hea…

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