Gadgets

Particle announces the Mesh board, an easy way to make your DIY talk to itself

Particle – which used to be called Spark – has released the third generation of their tiny, networked computing boards. Their new product, called Mesh, allows you to connect wither to a Wi-Fi or cellular network but also allows you to create a mesh network between multiple Mesh devices. This lets you create a mesh …

Apple and Android are destroying the Swiss Watch industry

In Q4 2017 – essentially during the last holiday season – market research firm Canalys found that more people bought Apple watches than Swiss watches. Two million more, to be exact. Brian Heater has more data but this news is quite problematic for the folks eating Coquilles St-Jacques on the slopes of the Jura mountains. …

HTC Bundles Tiny Phone with 5-inch Butterfly Smartphone in China

HTC seems to believe that a tiny, dumb-phone can be a great companion to your oversized smartphone. In China, they have introduced the HTC Mini, a small, ergonomic phone to supplement your large all-in-one device. HTC Mini, a small, basic phone that comes with the Butterfly in China is meant to be used as a …

Google Releases Video to Show What Glass Feels Like

Google has been going through Glass prototypes like crazy. They have been designing and redesigning the in-development product Glass on the hardware and UI level. They had released a video last year to show what the early prototype UI looked like. Back then, it was Terminator-style augmented reality that placed UI elements in your field …

Sony Announces PlayStation 4, Doesn't Show Hardware

On Wednesday, Sony announced the fourth-generation PlayStation console. The previous generation, PlayStation 3, was released in 2006. The PS4 is scheduled to launch this year – 7 years after the previous generation. Here’s a summary of what was announced. There was no set release date or price point announced. We also did not get to …