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The Freewrite Traveler offers distraction-free writing for the road

By | cloud applications, computing, Dropbox, E Ink, Gadgets, indiegogo, Laptop, Software, TC, traveler, typewriter, word processor, writing

If you’ve ever tried to write something long – a thesis, a book, or a manifesto outlining your disappointment in the modern technocracy and your plan to foment violent revolution – you know that distractions can slow you down or even stop the creative process. That’s why the folks at Astrohaus created the Freewrite, a […]

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Spire Health Tags are now on Apple’s shelves

By | ambient intelligence, Apple, apple store, california, fitbit, Gadgets, Hardware, Health, iOS, Software, spire, Startups, TC, ubiquitous computing, wearable devices, Wearables

Spire’s Health Tags, the dark and tiny devices you stick on your clothes to gather all sorts of health data from your steps, heartbeat and stress levels is now available at your local Apple Store. The company started out with a breath tracking device to detect when you are feeling tense and help calm you down. […]

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Google’s Wear OS gets a new look

By | Android, Assistant, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, Mobile, operating system, smartphone, smartphones, smartwatches, Software, TC, wear os

Wear OS, Google’s smartphone operating system that was once called Android Wear, is getting a new look today. Google says the overall idea here is to give you quicker access to information and more proactive help. In line with the Google Fit redesign, Wear OS now also provides you with the same kind of health […]

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SNES.party lets you play Super Nintendo with your friends

By | Apps, berlin, computing, Emulator, freeware, Gadgets, google-chrome, Nintendo, nintendo entertainment system, Software, TC, Web applications, web development, webrtc

Hot on the heels of the wonderful NES.party comes Haukur Rosinkranz’s SNES.party, a site that lets you play Super Nintendo with all your buds. Rosinkranz is Icelandic but lives in Berlin now. He made NES.party a year ago while experimenting with WebRTC and WebSockets and he updated his software to support the SNES. “The reason […]

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You can now stream to your Sonos devices via AirPlay 2

By | AirPlay, apple inc, computing, Gadgets, play:1, play:3, siri, smart speakers, Software, Sonos, TC, Technology

Newer Sonos devices and “rooms” now appear as AirPlay 2-compatible devices, allowing you to stream audio to them via Apple devices. The solution is a long time coming for Sonos which promised AirPlay 2 support in October. You can stream to Sonos One, Sonos Beam, Playbase, and Play:5 speakers and ask Siri to play music […]

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GoPro launches Trade-Up program to swap old cameras for discounts

By | 3D imaging, Best-Buy, Camcorders, Camera technology, computing, Digital Camera, e-commerce, eBay, Gadgets, GoPro, smartphone, Software, Xiaomi

GoPro is willing to take that old digital camera stuffed in your junk drawer even if it’s not a GoPro. Through a program called Trade-Up, the camera company will discount the GoPro H6 Black $50 and Fusion $100 when buyers trade in any digital camera. The company tried this last year for 60 days, but […]

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StudioBricks is a Barcelona-based startup that sends you a studio in a box

By | barcelona, digital media, Gadgets, ikea, Ohio, Software, spain, TC, United States, world wide web, YouTube

My friend Rick is a voiceover artist and works in Ohio – right along the flight path for jets taking off and landing at the Columbus airport. As a result, he said, he had to record late at night when the airport closed, a limitation that he found exasperating. Enter StudioBricks, a cool startup from […]

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MacOS finally gains external GPU support

By | Apple, apple inc, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, computing, Gadgets, iOS, mac os, macintosh, macos, messages, safari, Software

The latest update to macOS provides support for external graphics card. Apple announced this would hit the OS last June at WWDC and now it’s finally here. The update allows Mac users to increase the graphical processing power through an external graphics card connected through Thunderbolt 3. Perviously users had to buy an eGPU dev […]

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Roboticist Gil Weinberg talks about our weird android future

By | digital audio, Gadgets, iTunes, John Biggs, mp3, podcast, Podcasts, Robotics, Software, Stitcher Radio, TC, Technology

Georgia Tech’s Gil Weinberg has a thing or two to say about interacting with robots. A musician and roboticist, Weinberg has created some of the coolest robots I’ve seen including Shimon, a robot that can play the marimba alongside human musicians. Weinberg learned early on that musicians need visual cues from their bandmates and so […]

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