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The Sonos Beam is the soundbar evolved

By | Amazon, Android, apple music, Assistant, consumer electronics, entertainment, film, Gadgets, Google, HDMI, home audio, loudspeaker, Pandora, Reviews, Sonos, sound systems, Speaker, Spotify, Surround Sound, tablet computer, TC, Technology

Sonos has always gone its own way. The speaker manufacturer dedicated itself to network-connected speakers before there were home networks and they sold a tablet-like remote control before there were tablets. Their surround sound systems install quickly and run seamlessly. You can buy a few speakers, tap a few buttons and have 5.1 sound in […]

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James Murray from the Impractical Jokers talks about the future of VR

By | Augmented Reality, fiction, film, Gadgets, impractical jokers, IT, series, Startups, TC, technotopia, Virtual reality

James Murray is a funny man. A producer, actor, and writer, Murray is best known as Murr on the show Impractical Jokers. I spoke to him for a Technotopia interview about the future of TV, VR, and media and he has a lot to say. His dream? To offer immersive experiences to his audiences using […]

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Don’t foul this free-throwing Toyota basketball robot

By | Anime, basketball, film, Gadgets, Hardware, Japan, national basketball association, NBA, robot, Robotics, Sports, TC

Because if it gets to the free-throw line, it sinks the shot – every. single. time. This robot (via The Verge) is the project of a group of Toyota engineers using their spare time, to build a robot inspired by the manga Slam Dunk, which is about a Japanese high school basketball team. The engineers […]

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Gomer is a soft robot that can bother your cat

By | COG, fiction, film, Gadgets, robot, Robotics, Soft Robotics, TC

 If there’s any sort of trend in robotics this year it’s soft hands. Robots with soft pincers are quite useful in picking up – and not breaking – objects and now you can enjoy a soft-handed robot at home. The robot is called Gomer and it’s available now on Indiegogo. The little robot had an expressive face and a big claw on top. You can play games with Gomer –… Read More

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Reflex aims to Kickstart film photography with a new old SLR

By | 35mm, Crowdfunding, film, Gadgets, Kickstarter, Photography, reflex, SLR, TC

 Mating digital photography with film seems to me an alluring yet ultimately quixotic endeavor; who doesn’t love the idea of a camera that combines the weight and handling of a 35mm SLR with the convenience and precision of a digital one? Yet it has never been done, and likely never will be. Reflex is the latest to try, though, with a new 35mm camera built for the modern tech-loving… Read More

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