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pi-top outs a new laptop for budding coders and hardware hackers

By | computing, Education, electronics, Europe, Gadgets, Hardware, hardware hacking, learn to code, pi-top, Raspberry Pi, Robotics, STEM, TC | No Comments

 U.K. edtech startup pi-top has a new learn-to-code-and-tinker machine. It’s another modular Raspberry Pi-powered laptop but this time they’ve reduced the number of steps needed to put it together, as well as adding a slider keyboard design so the Qwerty panel can be pulled out to provide access to a rail for mounting and tinkering with electronics. Read More

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DJI’s new interchangeable-lens drone camera takes aim at filmmakers

By | DJI, drone, drone photography, drone video, Gadgets, Hardware, TC, Zenmuse X7 | No Comments

 DJI just introduced a new camera designed to work with drones, and in particular its Inspire 2 flyer. The camera is a “world first” in that it’s a super 35 digital film camera tailored for aerial cinematography — in other words, if you’re a filmmaker, documentarian or professional cinematographer, you are probably going to want one of these. Read More

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Logitech’s MX Ergo made me a trackball convert

By | Gadgets, Hardware, Logitech, Reviews, TC, trackball | No Comments

 Some geeks of my vintage have a nostalgic fondness for trackballs, but I never managed to form such an association. Instead, I’ve been pretty much a dedicated mouse user since the mouse first became an option. But Logitech’s MX Ergo wireless trackball has changed all that – and I’m not sure I’ll ever go back. The new trackball has some highlight features including… Read More

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Bose debuts new Google Assistant-optimized noise cancelling headphones

By | bose, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, Hardware, headphones, TC, virtual assistants | No Comments

 Bose’s rumored QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones are rumored no more: Bose made them official today, revealing the update to the company’s popular QC 35 premium noise-cancelling cans.
Google worked with Bose to create the new headphones, the company explained in a new blog post, helping to “optimize” the audio accessory for Assistant, Google’s virtual helper… Read More

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Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

By | Android, Android One, Gadgets, Hardware, Mobile, moto x4, Motorola, TC | No Comments

 Google today announced that the Android One Moto X4 is now available for pre-order on its Project Fi page. Like other Android One phones, the mid-range Moto X4, comes with a pure version of Android without any bloatware. This marks the first time an Android One phone is available on Project Fi, Google’s own virtual cell network, and it also marks the Moto X4’s arrival in the… Read More

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Google’s Pixel 2 XL leaks in two colorways, reportedly priced at $849

By | Android, Gadgets, Google, Hardware, Mobile, Pixel 2 XL, smarthone, TC | No Comments

 Google’s big Pixel 2 event is coming up very soon – it’s set for October 4. The Pixel 2 XL has leaked, however, with pictures of both a black and a white color option, and the Pixel 2 XL name is apparently going to be the official one, too, according to a new report from Droid Life. The smartphone looks like the original, but with a sleeker rear two-tone look, with what… Read More

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How the Essential Phone won me over completely

By | Gadgets, Hardware, Mobile, TC | No Comments

 Still, Essential saw something missing in the now very mature smartphone market, and led by Android creator Andy Rubin, set out to address that gap.
The Essential Phone (PH-1 by technical model name) is the fruit of that labor, created by what seems like an impossibly small team, that number under 100 and for much of the device’s development, actually numbered far fewer. It’s an… Read More

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The coolest new Star Wars toys from Force Friday

By | force friday, Gadgets, Hardware, star wars, TC | No Comments

 Today marks the second Force Friday. Disney started the tradition back in 2015 ahead of the release of The Force Awakens as an opportunity to build hype and announce a bunch of products without giving up too many secrets ahead of the film’s release. The impending arrival of Episode VII: The Last Jedi has brought a ton of new Star Wars merch. Here are a few highlights hitting stores. Read More

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