Gadgets

GoPro stock dives 11% after-hours on poor guidance for holiday season

GoPro stock dives 11% after-hours on poor guidance for holiday season

While many were hoping that GoPro’s efforts to turn the company around would continue with its Q3 earnings release today, Wall Street did not like what they saw, sending GoPro’s stock diving 11 percent after-hours. GoPro beat expectations handily on both revenue and earnings per share, but it was the company’s poor forward-looking guidance that […]

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with shiny new emojis

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with shiny new emojis

New emojis. Do you need to hear anything else? Apple just released an iOS update. iOS 11.1 is the first feature update for iOS 11. It adds a couple of new things, starting with dozens of new emojis. Apple already previewed some of the new emojis, but they are now available to everyone. It includes […]

Square announces the Register, a $999 point-of-sale device for larger businesses

Square announces the Register, a $999 point-of-sale device for larger businesses

Square is expanding its hardware lineup with a new point-of-sale device called the Square Register. Square’s Head of Hardware Jesse Dorogusker explained that while the company’s existing products incorporate existing hardware (the Square Stand, for example, turns an iPad into a POS stand), the Square Register is “totally integrated — our hardware, our software, all […]

Apple debuts its first MacBook sleeve

Apple debuts its first MacBook sleeve

Apple has been making gadgets for decades. And as one of the world’s favorite consumer electronics makers, the company has also made plenty of cases and sleeves to protect those gadgets, most notably for the iPhone and iPad. But Apple has never made its own laptop/MacBook sleeve, until today. While many hit up the Apple […]

Why Snapchat Spectacles failed

Why Snapchat Spectacles failed

How come only 0.08% of Snapchat’s users bought its camera sunglasses? Hundreds of thousands of pairs of Spectacles sit rotting in warehouses after the company bungled the launch. Initial hype and lines for its roving, limited time only Snapbot vending machines led Snap to overestimate demand but underdeliver on quality and content. Massive piles of assembled […]

$1,000 tea infuser startup Teforia shuts down

$1,000 tea infuser startup Teforia shuts down

In what the company is calling “a very difficult time for hardware companies in the smart kitchen space,” Tea infusion device startup Teforia is saying it is ceasing operations today, according to its website. The above note about it being hard for hardware companies in the smart kitchen is likely a reference to devices like […]

Scientists weigh life

Scientists weigh life

Researchers at the University of Basel and University College London have created a scale that can measure life. The scale, which can measure the mass of single cells lets and them “monitor how their weight changes over time … with a resolution of milliseconds and trillionths of a gram.” This means they can weigh a […]

Toyota’s Concept-i Walk offers rolling personal mobility

Toyota’s Concept-i Walk offers rolling personal mobility

Toyota’s thinking outside the car with one of two new Concept-i vehicles it revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this year. The Concept-i Walk is a sidewalk mobility device that takes up the same physical space as a person walking and that can anticipate and avoid collisions automatically. It looks sort of like a scaled-down […]

Parrot releases drones for firefighters and farmers

Parrot releases drones for firefighters and farmers

Parrot is continuing its push into the commercial drone space with two new drones. The Bebop-Pro Thermo and Bluegrass are aimed at specific targets namely firefighters and farmers. Both join Parrot’s Professional range of drones that include the Disco-Pro AG and Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling. At this point, if there’s an industry that could use a […]

Nintimdo RP is a DIY Nintendo Switch clone that plays classic games

Nintimdo RP is a DIY Nintendo Switch clone that plays classic games

Tim Lindquist is an undergrad at Iowa State University and, if you’re into classic gaming, might just be the man of your dreams. His super-cool Nintimdo RP project is a 3D-printed case for a Raspberry Pi that is designed to simulated the size and shape of a Nintendo Switch without all those silly modern gaming […]