Lenovo’s Retro ThinkPad is real – seriously
Today David Hill from Lenovo confirmed that there is, indeed, going to be a Retro ThinkPad release. This laptop will sport many of the features of ThinkPad notebooks of the past, but here in 2017 it’ll have features that can match the current market. According to Hill, this device will be the culmination of the “Retro ThinkPad initiative” he started … Continue reading...
Sony soft-launches an educational robotics coding kit on Indiegogo
 Every tech and toy company, from Apple to Hasbro, has an educational coding offering these days. Sony’s Koov kit has been kicking around Japan for a while now, and should be pretty familiar to anyone who’s spent time with Lego’s educational initiatives — it’s a set of blocks, sensors, motors and actuators that pair with a mobile app. Now Sony is ready to bring the… Read More ...
OnePlus 5 release details and pre-order live today
Today the OnePlus 5 was revealed by the company during a special event broadcast live across the internet. This device has a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution and AMOLED technology as well as a dual-camera image and video capture system at its back – but it’s the price that’s most interesting of all. This is the most expensive device ever … Continue reading...
Withings is now Nokia
 Nokia announced at Mobile World Congress back in February that it would be sunsetting the Withings brand this summer. After giving fans of the French connected health device maker sufficient time to mourn, the brand name is finally officially being removed from its existing product lines. All Withings products will be branded Nokia from here on out.  The transition will be marked by a few… Read More ...
OnePlus 5 Price : is it worth more than 3T?
A day before the reveal of the OnePlus 5 to the masses in a special release and pricing event, most of the phone’s details have leaked. We’re fairly certain we’ve got the whole picture now – or at least enough to make a few early judgements on how this phone should perform on the market. Is the OnePlus 5 going … Continue reading...
Hugsy snags $220k to bring its smart baby blanket to market
 Hugsy, a Dutch startup that’s developing a ‘smart’ blanket designed to help the care of newborns and premature babies, has raised €200k (~$220k) in seed funding via the Leapfunder European angel investor network. Read More ...
Atari CEO confirms Ataribox is real
More than 20 years after the launch of its last console, Atari is ready to get back into the business. A teaser This article was originally posted on Game Guru . [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
8bitdo’s new SNES-inspired retro gamepad is a dream Nintendo Switch controller
 Ever since 8bitdo updated their NES30 Pro and other game controllers with Nintendo Switch support, I’ve been using them as the primary way to play on the console. Now at E3, 8bitdo has revealed a new model that might just become the best Switch controller of all time. The SNES30 Pro (and SFC30 Pro, as its Super Famicom coloured variant is called) has all the buttons you need for full… Read More ...
Google Pixel XL 2 gets even bigger (6P size returns!)
The next big Google phone, likely called Google Pixel XL 2, seems to be getting as big as the company’s original huge phone: the Nexus 6P. This week speculation came of the cancellation of the mid-sized Pixel 2 thanks to a series of insider tips (linked below). Because Google’s been working on three new devices for the next wave, instead … Continue reading...
BART is testing Bikeep’s smart bike locks
 There are few feelings worse than returning to the spot you locked up your bike after a fun evening and seeing nothing. As a San Francisco cyclist, I’ve had my stomach sink more than once at that discouraging sight of nothing. Bikeep, a startup founded in Estonia, is looking to bring its connected locking tech to the States to address the bike theft epidemic. This morning at San… Read More ...
Sony’s E3 2017 PlayStation live blog
 Good evening!! Just over 24 hours after the Xbox One X was revealed, Sony is ready to enter the ring. Of course, the Playstation maker doesn’t seem to have any new hardware to announce, but we expect loads of new games! We’ll be bringing you the action live right here (as long as the Wifi doesn’t crap out). Read More ...
The HTC U11 is a good phone with a dumb gimmick
 Squeezable sides are a very bad reason to buy a phone. Especially now, when the U11’s Edge Sense doesn’t do a whole hell of a lot. Who knows, perhaps one day it will do much more than simply launching favorite apps. But even then, squeezable sides will be a very bad reason to buy a phone. HTC has done itself a disservice banking on a goofy gimmick with its new flagship. The Edge… Read More ...
Andy Rubin’s not-so-Essential phone only coming to Sprint in US
 Oh dear. “From “essential” to inconsequential in one partnership”, as one of my colleagues put it when told the news that Andy Rubin’s much hyped Essential smartphone is only going to be ranged by fourth largest US network, Sprint. Read More ...
Time-tracking startup Timeular raises $1.1M to help you work smarter
 Timeular, the Austrian startup behind the neat Zei time-tracking device that we wrote about last year, has raised €1 million ($1.1 million) in funding to develop new productivity coaching tools to help you work smarter. The company is best known for the Zei, its eight-sided device that is Bluetooth-enabled and acts as a timer. You simply program each side to a different task and tip it… Read More ...
Take a first look at the Xbox One X hardware up close
 Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X to the world today, proving that it thinks X is just the best letter. The new console is mostly an Xbox One, but with 4K HDR output capabilities and Dolby Atmos surround sound on board. From an exterior design perspective, however, what’s interesting about the Xbox One X is that it’s the smallest Xbox One Microsoft has ever made, despite also being… Read More ...
Take a first look at the Xbox One X hardware up close
 Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X to the world today, proving that it thinks X is just the best letter. The new console is mostly an Xbox One, but with 4K HDR output capabilities and Dolby Atmos surround sound on board. From an exterior design perspective, however, what’s interesting about the Xbox One X is that it’s the smallest Xbox One Microsoft has ever made, despite also being… Read More ...
The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s powerful new 4K console
 A full year after first teasing Project Scorpio at its last E3 event, Microsoft finally took the wraps of its new console, now called the Xbox One X.  Decidedly less catchy than Xbox Scorpio, but it beats all of the Windows-centric Xbox 10 S rumors that were circling around the past few weeks. The tongue-twister of a console is set to arrive November 7. The company has already alluded to… Read More ...
Microsoft’s E3 “Project Scorpio” Xbox live blog
 HEY!!! “Project Scorpio” is the most hotly anticipated item at E3 this year, and Microsoft is set to show off the new console today at a 2pm PT / 5pm ET press conference. Darrell and I will be there with bells on to give you all the latest news about the device, as well as anything else Redmond might have up its sleeve. You can also watch the live stream right here. Read More ...
Tune in to Microsoft’s E3 “Project Scorpio” live stream
 It’s a big week for gamers everywhere, and Xbox loyalists in particular have plenty to be excited about. Microsoft is going live with their E3 press conference today at 2pm PT/5pm ET, and we’ll finally get our first look at Project Scorpio. Some have speculated that Project Scorpio will be a Windows 10 gaming PC built specifically for the living room, converging PC and console… Read More ...
Teaching teams of drones to work alongside humans and nature
 The Robust Reactive Systems Lab just might have the highest ceilings of any lab on the Carnegie Mellon campus. It’s big and drafty, and were it not for the rows of computer workstations, it might easily be mistaken for an airplane hangar. The centerpiece looks more like a batting cage than a serious piece of lab equipment. But when the demo starts, everyone stops and watches. Read More ...