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Meet Super Anthony, the fighting robot that lands mighty blows – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-29T17:02:17+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

If you’ve always wanted recreate the fighting scenes in Big Hero 6 with your own little fighting robots, now is your chance. Super Anthony is a rocking, socking robot that can punch, kick, roll, and jump and has enough torque to knock any other little robot off its little robot legs. Super Anthony

Kobo’s new entry-level Clara HD e-reader has a crisp, color-adjustable display – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-29T13:58:04+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

Kobo has announced a new e-reader, the Clara HD, which won’t set the world on fire but will be a perfectly good option for e-book readers who don’t want to spend a fortune. It basically revives the well-liked but discontinued Glo HD with a better frontlight and more memory. The screen is 6

Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-24T19:33:08+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled. Uber told the NTSB that “emergency braking

Trek’s Commuter+ 7 is a beautiful – if pricey – electric bike

By | 2018-05-24T13:20:40+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

At $3,700, Trek’s Commuter+ 7 is a hard sell in a world of commodity e-bikes. But, thankfully, Trek has added superior components, great styling, and surprising durability to the package, making this pedal-assist ebike one of the best I’ve ridden. The bike has a matte black finish, fenders, and a motor guard to

Klevio launches its smart intercom and app that lets you open doors remotely – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-24T09:16:47+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

Klevio, a smart home startup out of the U.K., is officially launching its first product: a smart intercom system that lets you control your front door lock via an iOS and Android app on your phone and remotely. Dubbed “Klevio One,” the device is designed to be retrofitted to existing electric strike-enabled locks,

Ring’s Jamie Siminoff and Clinc’s Jason Mars to join us at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-23T17:54:37+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

Disrupt SF is set to be the biggest tech conference that TechCrunch has ever hosted. So it only makes sense that we plan an agenda fit for the occasion. That’s why we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Ring’s Jamie Siminoff will join us on stage for a fireside chat and Jason Mars from

Alexa gets smarter about calendar appointments – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-22T21:15:43+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

As digital assistants improve, we’re learning new things to expect from them, but the tasks that a real-life assistant may have handled before can still be a bit of a challenge to home assistants. Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is gaining functionality to help it get smarter about working with your calendar. The new

Comcast’s mesh Wi-Fi system, xFi Pods, launches nationwide – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-22T03:43:24+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

Comcast today is officially launching its own Wi-Fi extender devices called xFi Pods that help to address problems with weak Wi-Fi signals in parts of a customer’s home due to things like the use of building materials that disrupt signals, or even just the home’s design. The launch follows Comcast’s announcement last year

Sony shrinks its Digital Paper tablet down to a more manageable 10 inches – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-21T20:18:40+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

I had a great time last year with Sony’s catchily-named DPT-RP1, an e-paper tablet that’s perfect for reading PDFs and other big documents, but one of my main issues was simply how big the thing is. Light and thin but 13 inches across, the tablet was just unwieldy. Heeding (I assume) my advice,

BeerBox Is A Vending Machine That Opens Your Beer For You

By | 2018-05-18T22:20:37+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

When you hear about beer vending machine BeerBox, you might wonder: Why don’t we have machines like this already? Founder Robert Gaafar explained that there are actually several reasons why beer vending machines haven’t made sense in the past. For one thing, there’s the obvious legal necessity of ensuring that people are 21

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