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Waxed canvas messengers from Trakke, Waterfield, and Mission Workshop are spacious and rugged

By | bag week, bag week 2019, bags, Gadgets, Hardware, messenger bags, mission workshop, Reviews, TC, trakke, waterfield, waterfield designs, waxed canvas

It’s nearing the end of Bag Week 2019, where we highlight the best receptacles for the tech we cover daily, and we’ve got a few more winners for you. Earlier this week I collected a few excellent waxed canvas laptop bags together, a sequel to last year’s round-up, but these messenger style bags stood out. So I’ve collected them here separately.

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Silicone 3D printing startup Spectroplast spins out of ETHZ with $1.5M

By | 3d printer, 3d printing, ETHZ, Gadgets, Hardware, Health, Robotics, Science, TC

3D printing has become commonplace in the hardware industry, but because few materials can be used for it easily, the process rarely results in final products. A Swiss startup called Spectroplast hopes to change that with a technique for printing using silicone, opening up all kinds of applications in medicine, robotics, and beyond.

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Reliability concerns raised over pi-top’s STEM learning laptop

By | computing, Cornell Tech, edtech, Education, electronics, Europe, Gadgets, Hambro Perks, Hardware, hardware startup, learn to code, Pi, pi-top, pi-top 3, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Foundation, STEM, TC, United Kingdom

TechCrunch has learned of a safety issue and a number of product reliability questions being raised about a modular computer made by a London edtech startup that’s intended for children to learn coding and electronics. The product, called the pi-top 3, is a Raspberry Pi-powered laptop with a keyboard that slides out to access a […]

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Reliability concerns raised over pi-top’s STEM learning laptop

By | computing, Cornell Tech, edtech, Education, electronics, Europe, Gadgets, Hambro Perks, Hardware, hardware startup, learn to code, Pi, pi-top, pi-top 3, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Foundation, STEM, TC, United Kingdom

TechCrunch has learned of a safety issue and a number of product reliability questions being raised about a modular computer made by a London edtech startup that’s intended for children to learn coding and electronics. The product, called the pi-top 3, is a Raspberry Pi-powered laptop with a keyboard that slides out to access a […]

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How Oculus squeezed sophisticated tracking into pipsqueak hardware

By | Augmented Reality, Facebook, Gadgets, Hardware, Oculus, Oculus Quest, TC, Virtual reality

Making the VR experience simple and portable was the main goal of the Oculus Quest, and it definitely accomplishes that. But going from things in the room tracking your headset to your headset tracking things in the room was a complex process. I talked with Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer (“Schrep”) about the journey from “outside-in” to “inside-out.”

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Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better cameras, 16-inch MacBook Pro and new AirPods

By | AirPods, Apple, apple inc, Gadgets, Hardware, iOS, iOS 12, iPad, iPhone, iPhone 7, macbook pro, mobile phones, Speaker, TC

Apple is getting ready for its usual fall iPhone launch event, which is rumored to be happening September 10, though the event hasn’t been officially confirmed this year. A new report from Bloomberg offers a preview of the lineup of hardware products it’s looking to debut this year. There are new iPhones, of course, including […]

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Starship Technologies raises $40M, crosses 100K deliveries and plans to expand to 100 new universities

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

Starship Technologies invented the category of rolling autonomous sidewalk delivery robots, and to date, the company has made over 100,000 commercial deliveries on behalf of customers. The milestone comes as Starship adds $40 million in Series A funding, bringing its total funding to $85 million. When it announced an additional $25 million in June 2018, […]

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