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Nintendo introduces a Switch model refresh with better battery life

By | Federal Communications Commission, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, TC

Nintendo already announced an entirely new Switch console this month, the Switch Lite, and now it’s bumping some of the specs on the existing Switch with a slightly updated version, spotted by The Verge. This update improves the hardware right where it counts when it comes to Switch portable playing power. The new model will […]

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Nexar’s Live Map is like Street View with pictures from 5 minutes ago

By | Artificial Intelligence, dashcams, Gadgets, Hardware, Maps, Nexar, privacy, TC, Transportation

We all rely on maps to get where we’re going or investigate a neighborhood for potential brunch places, but the data we’re looking at is often old, vague, or both. Nexar, maker of dashcam apps and cameras, aims to put fresh and specific data on your map with images from the street taken only minutes before.

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Sony’s new A7R IV camera is a 61 MP full-frame mirrorless beast

By | cameras, Canon, digital photography, Gadgets, Hardware, image stabilization, Nikon, nikon d5100, oled, Sony, TC

Sony unveiled the latest in its line of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras on Tuesday, debuting the A7R IV, its top-of-the-line full-frame digital shooter aimed at pros. The new camera packs a walloping 61-megapixel sensor, and will retail for $3,500 when it goes on sale this September. The camera’s image resolution is a “world first” for […]

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Petcube’s Bites 2 and Play 2 amuse pets and humans alike with Alexa built-in

By | albums, cameras, Companies, Gadgets, Hardware, laser, pet, petcube, products, Reviews, smart speakers, Sonos, sonos one, Speaker, TC

Petcube’s original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera with a built-in laser pointer were great for pet parents who couldn’t always be around to hang out with their furry charges, but the new Bites 2 and Play 2 come with one big new upgrade that make them far more versatile than the original: […]

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Hero Labs raises £2.5M for its ultrasonic device to monitor a property’s water use and prevent leaks

By | Europe, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Startups, TC

Hero Labs, a London-based startup that is developing “smart” technology to help prevent water leaks in U.K. properties, has raised £2.5 million in seed funding. The round is led by Earthworm Group, an environmental fund manager, with further support via a £300,000 EU innovation grant and a number of unnamed private investors. The new capital […]

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Amazon reportedly ramps development on Alexa-powered home robot on wheels

By | Amazon, Gadgets, Hardware, Mayfield Robotics, robot, TC

Bloomberg reported last April that Amazon was working on a home robot codenamed ‘Vesta’ (after the Roman goddess of the hearth and home) last year, and now the publication says that development on the project continues. Plus, the report includes new details about the specifics of the robot, including that it will indeed support Alexa […]

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Amazon said to be launch new Echo speaker with premium sound next year

By | Amazon, apple inc, Companies, computing, Gadgets, Hardware, HomePod, ikea, industries, Invoke, smart speakers, Sonos, Speaker, TC, tweeter

Amazon is reportedly looking to offer an Echo that more directly competes with high-end speakers like the Sonos line of device of Apple’s HomePod, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The speaker should be released sometime next year, according to the sources cited in the report, and will be somewhat wider than the existing […]

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