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Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a time machine – TechCrunch

A new — and theoretical — system for blockchain-based data storage could ensure that hackers will not be able to crack cryptocurrencies once the quantum era starts. The idea, proposed by researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, would secure cryptocurrency futures for decades using a blockchain technology that is

By | 2018-04-24T17:34:52+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|0 Comments

Bag Week is coming and we need your recommendations – TechCrunch

Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags – often ignored but full of our important electronics – are the outward representations of our techie styles and we put far too little thought into where we keep our most prized possessions. To that end

By | 2018-04-24T14:28:11+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|0 Comments

Unstoppable exploit in Nintendo Switch opens door to homebrew and piracy – TechCrunch

The Nintendo Switch may soon be a haven for hackers, but not the kind that want your data — the kind that want to run SNES emulators and Linux on their handheld gaming consoles. A flaw in an Nvidia chip used by the Switch, detailed today, lets power users inject code into the

By | 2018-04-24T00:04:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|0 Comments

This robot can build your Ikea furniture – TechCrunch

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate building Ikea furniture and madmen. Now, thanks to Ikeabot, the madmen can be replaced. Ikeabot is a project built at Control Robotics Intelligence (CRI) group at NTU in Singapore. The team began by teaching robots to insert pins and manipulate Ikea

By | 2018-04-20T14:37:44+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|0 Comments

SNK may be making a mini-console stuffed with arcade classics – TechCrunch

If you’ve worked through the amazing selection of games provided by the NES and SNES Classic Editions, you may be in luck: SNK, the legendary arcade game creator behind the likes of Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown, is teasing what looks like its own tiny arcade cabinet. Teased as part of the company’s

By | 2018-04-19T21:03:30+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|0 Comments

Jaquet Droz is shipping its mechanical signing machine – TechCrunch

Watchmaker Jaquet Droz announced its Signing Machine – a mechanical device that will sign your name for you using a series of miniature gears and springs – in 2014. Four years later, the company is ready to ship their miraculous contraction just in time for you to ink the deal you’ve made with

By | 2018-04-19T17:48:10+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|0 Comments

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses – TechCrunch

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa

By | 2018-04-19T14:40:45+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|0 Comments

Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s new planet-hunting satellite here – TechCrunch

It’s almost time for SpaceX to launch NASA’s TESS, a space telescope that will search for exoplants across nearly the entire night sky. The launch has been delayed more than once already: originally scheduled for March 20, it slipped to April 16 (Monday), then some minor issues pushed it to today — at

By | 2018-04-19T00:53:41+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|0 Comments