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In the Accelerator over the Sea

By | Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, conservation, Funding, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, ocean solutions accelerator, Robotics, Science, Startups, sustainable ocean alliance, TC

In our oceans the scale of disasters is measured in millions, billions, and trillions, while solutions amount to single digits: individuals or institutions working to impact a chosen issue with approaches often both brilliant and quixotic. Putting such individuals in close contact with both whales and billionaires is the strange alchemy being attempted by the Sustainable Ocean Alliance’s Accelerator at Sea.

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The Analogue Pocket might be the perfect portable video game system

By | Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, TC

Very few modern tech companies have executed on their mission as consistently, and at such a high level of quality as Analogue. Analogue’s obsessively engineered modern consoles for old-school physical cartridge video games are museum-quality hardware design, housing specially tuned processors that offer pitch- and pixel-perfect play of all NES, Sega Genesis, SNES and other […]

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Google aims to change the definition of good photography with Pixel 4’s software-defined camera

By | bokeh, camera+, Gadgets, Google, google hardware event 2019, Hardware, iOS, iPhone, learning, mobile phones, PIXEL, Pixel 2, pixel 3, smartphones, TC

Google’s new Pixel 4 camera offers a ton of new tricks to improve its photographic chops, and to emphasize the point, it had Professor Mark Levoy, who leads camera technology development at Google Research, up on stage to talk about the Pixel 4’s many improvements, including its new telephoto lens, updated Super Res Zoom technology […]

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Google launches Nest Wifi mesh router and extender with built-in Google Assistant

By | Gadgets, google hardware event 2019, Google WiFi, Hardware, mesh wifi, Routers, TC

Today at its Google hardware event, Google introduced new mesh routers called Nest Wifi. This is a successor tot he Google Wifi product it introduced a couple of years ago, but with a number of improvements. The new Nest Wifi consists of two types of devices, one a router that plugs into your modem, and […]

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Google launches the $649 Pixelbook Go Chromebook

By | chrome os, chromebook, ChromeOS, Gadgets, Google, google hardware event 2019, Hardware, Laptop, TC

At its annual hardware event, Google today announced the launch of the Pixelbook Go, the latest iteration of its first-party Chromebook lineup. Starting at $649, the Pixelbook Go marks a return to the standard laptop format after last year’s Pixelbook with a 180-degree hinge and the Pixel Slate 2-in-1. The Go will come with a […]

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Smart home startup Level Home emerges from stealth with $71M and a new take on the smart lock

By | Gadgets, Hardware, Recent Funding, Startups, TC

As companies like Google, Amazon and Apple hone their strategies to build the brain that helps you use the smart home of the future, where a new wave of internet-enabled appliances, climate and security systems and other connected objects can be connected and controlled through their hubs, a new smart home startup called Level Home […]

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Leo Labs and its high-fidelity space radar track orbital debris better than ever — from New Zealand

By | Aerospace, Gadgets, Hardware, leo labs, orbital debris, Space, space debris

Ask anyone in the space business and they’ll tell you that orbital debris is a serious problem that will only get worse,but dealing with it is as much an opportunity as it is a problem. Leo Labs is building a global network of radar arrays that can track smaller debris than we can today, and with better precision — and the first of its new installations is about to start operations in New Zealand.

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