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Six reasons to be hyped for the Nintendo Switch (and four reasons to worry)Six%20reasons%20to%20be%20hyped%20for%20the%20Nintendo%20Switch%20%28and%20four%20reasons%20to%26nbsp%3Bworry%29nintendo-switchdevinNew-Super-Mario-Bros-Wii-U2-assemble2016-10-21-14-10-164-standalone6-splitmario-maker3dssuspendnew-3ds-xl-3awinnerisyou

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:47:24 +0000

(image)  Yesterday saw the introduction — after many leaks and rumors — of the Nintendo Switch, the company’s next game console. It isn’t due to arrive until March of next year, which is infinitely frustrating because it looks amazing for several reasons, not all of them obvious. Here’s why I’m more excited about the Switch than for any Nintendo product in a long time. Read More

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This smart sock adds sensations to prosthetic limbsThis%20smart%20sock%20adds%20sensations%20to%20prosthetic%26nbsp%3Blimbsprosthetic_headerdevinprosthetic_examples

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:33:42 +0000

(image)  The future of prosthetics is fast arriving, with 3D-printed construction, advanced materials and embedded sensors replacing the unadorned wood and plastic of yore. But like the rest of the future, it’s not equally distributed. In order to bridge the gap for users who can’t afford or get at these fancy new prostheses, researchers propose smartening up dumb prosthetics with… Read More

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Applications are open now for our Hardware Battlefield at CES 2017Applications%20are%20open%20now%20for%20our%20Hardware%20Battlefield%20at%20CES%26nbsp%3B2017robot-hardware-battlefieldjohn

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:30:04 +0000

(image)  Do you make the hardest of things, hardware? We want you to compete in our Hardware Alley, our premier startup competition at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. You will have the chance to show your amazing products to representatives from major retailers, VCs, and other notables and you’ll climb far above the usual CES noise. Hardware Battlefield is part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield… Read More

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Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a droneResearchers%20sabotage%203D%20printer%20files%20to%20destroy%20a%26nbsp%3Bdronecommercial-drone-at-construction-site-flying-2johnresearchers-highlight-security-risks-3d-printing-by-downing-drone-2

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:41:45 +0000

(image)  Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer which, in turn, added invisible commands to a file containing a 3D model of a drone propeller. When they printed the model and attached it to the drone, the propeller broke upon take-off. This… Read More

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YouTube is now available on your Dish DVRYouTube%20is%20now%20available%20on%20your%20Dish%26nbsp%3BDVRYouTube logojohn

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:17:08 +0000

(image)  YouTube, everyone’s favorite source for Adele lyric videos and ASMR-inducing paper crinkles, is joining Netflix and other on-demand services on the Dish Hopper 3 DVR. The service will appear on channel 371 and as a standalone “app” in the main menu. You can also send videos to your DVR via the YouTube mobile app, ensuring that you can show everyone Charlie the Unicorn as soon… Read More

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Nintendo Switch is the spiritual successor to the Nvidia SHIELDNintendo%20Switch%20is%20the%20spiritual%20successor%20to%20the%20Nvidia%26nbsp%3BSHIELDujyaevr9sqg00_dzole4y3kiti8ashqaetherin

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:17:16 +0000

(image)  Nintendo has revealed its new console, the Switch (which was codenamed the NX prior to its public debut). The thing that makes Switch different from any other console out there by a major game maker is its ability to quickly transition from home console to portable, thanks to a tablet format for the primary gaming hardware, and modular a modular ‘Joy-Con’ controller design. Is… Read More

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Swarms of tiny, cute robots will one day bring you your phone, like thistinybotsdevinzooidzooids_examples

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:30:45 +0000

(image)  Robots are taking over factories and warehouses, but their next stop might be your desktop or kitchen counter. These tiny “Zooids” work together at high speed to act as tools, display information or move things around like little ants. Read More

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A short list of some games we want to see on the Nintendo SwitchA%20short%20list%20of%20some%20games%20we%20want%20to%20see%20on%20the%20Nintendo%26nbsp%3BSwitchswitchmatthewlynley4-portablemetroid primemario-maker3ds4-standalonemetroid prime

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:59:05 +0000

(image)  Nintendo showed off its new console, the Nintendo Switch, for the first time, in a video earlier today. It’s basically a tablet to which you connect two controllers when you’re carrying it around, and then you use a regular controller when the tablet is plugged into the TV. In other words, it’s a kind of hybrid console where you can play both while you’re on the move… Read More

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Henrik Fisker teases upcoming EV’s “butterfly” doorsHenrik%20Fisker%20teases%20upcoming%20EV%26%238217%3Bs%20%26%238220%3Bbutterfly%26%238221%3B%20doorsscreen-shot-2016-10-20-at-4-10-13-pmmjburnsy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:13:17 +0000

(image)  Well, damn. Henrik Fisker just took to Twitter and gave a lesson on teasing upcoming products. According to his tweet, the upcoming reborn Fisker EV will have wild butterfly doors — you know, the type of doors kids will put on their hand-me-down Honda Accords. He says in the tweet the crazy doors are for easier ingress and egress, but really he’s just throwing down with Elon Musk… Read More

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The Husarion CORE2 is a brain for your death-dealing robotic projectsThe%20Husarion%20CORE2%20is%20a%20brain%20for%20your%20death-dealing%20robotic%26nbsp%3Bprojectsscreen-shot-2016-10-20-at-1-59-55-pmjohn

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:01:39 +0000

(image)  As we approach the coming robot apocalypse it helps to know your enemy. In most cases our enemies will be made by other robots and their alien engineering will be very difficult to understand. But if they use the Husarion Core 2 at least we’ll vaguely understand what we’re up against. The Polish-made Husarion Core 2 is basically a brain for a robot. It has connectors for sensors… Read More

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Automatic launches a new lower cost connected car adapterAutomatic%20launches%20a%20new%20lower%20cost%20connected%20car%26nbsp%3Badapterautomatic-lite-and-caretherinautomatic-lite-and-phoneautomatic-lite-in-hand

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:00:14 +0000

(image)  Automatic went for a more expensive, but more full-featured offering with the 3G-enabled Automatic Pro earlier this year, but the new Automatic Lite delivers a more affordable connected car device with Bluetooth connectivity, at a lower price point than any previous hardware they’ve released. The new Automatic Lite is $79.95, and will sell at Best Buy, Amazon and Automatic’s own site. Read More

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Nintendo wants all third-party games on the Nintendo SwitchNintendo%20wants%20all%20third-party%20games%20on%20the%20Nintendo%26nbsp%3BSwitch4-portableromaindillet

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:43:57 +0000

(image)  Nintendo finally unveiled the successor to the Wii U and 3DS — the Nintendo Switch. Interestingly, Nintendo won’t just be showing off its own games before the release. In the press release, the company announced that it has partnered with most of the big video game companies. For once, Nintendo wants to partner with third-party developers in a big way. While many video game… Read More

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:54:51 +0000

(image)  In just a few minutes, Nintendo will unveil (update: meet the Nintendo Switch) the first official teaser for the Nintendo NX, the company’s next flagship console. While the console isn’t supposed to come out until March 2017, people are excited — including investors. A few minutes after Nintendo teased the NX preview on Twitter, Nintendo’s shares jumped. The company… Read More

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New MacBook Pro OLED mini screen could be called the Magic ToolbarNew%20MacBook%20Pro%20OLED%20mini%20screen%20could%20be%20called%20the%20Magic%26nbsp%3BToolbarmacbook-nameromaindillet

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:19:57 +0000

(image)  Hints are starting to appear about Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro. The most striking difference with the existing model could be a second OLED mini display that would replace the function row on the keyboard — and it could be called the Magic Toolbar. In exactly one week, Apple will most likely unveil the successor to the current retina MacBook Pro. That’s probably why The… Read More

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Watch this autonomous Tesla drive from home to work on its owntesla-drive-compressoretherin

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:10:17 +0000

(image)  Tesla announced Wednesday evening that all Tesla cars made from now on will have all the hardware they need on board to achieve full self-driving (though autonomous software will rollout later, with a cross-country demo planned for the end of 2017). Tesla’s already doing its own early testing, of course, and the video above shows a vehicle with fully autonomous capabilities navigating… Read More

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Tapping into photo history, the £449 Kodak Ektra smartphone puts camera mechanics front and centerTapping%20into%20photo%20history%2C%20the%20%C2%A3449%20Kodak%20Ektra%20smartphone%20puts%20camera%20mechanics%20front%20and%26nbsp%3Bcenterektra-camera-ui-mockup_landscapeingridlundenall-angles-smlkodak_phone10981-bokeh-snapseed-crop-tuning-details-colour-temp-2

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:07:30 +0000

(image)  In a week where there has been much talk about a new phone vying to have world’s best smartphone camera, another device focused on photos called the Kodak Ektra is also making its public debut (after being teased earlier this month). Launching today in the UK and initially available only in Europe for £449 ($550), the Ektra is hoping to attract photo enthusiasts — in its case… Read More

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New numbers home in on Vive salesNew%20numbers%20home%20in%20on%20Vive%26nbsp%3Bsaleshtc_vive_at_mwcjohnchart2_030310

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:47:52 +0000

(image)  A brief in 87870 news offers us some interesting news about Vive sales worldwide. Alvin Graylin, China Regional President of VR at HTC, said that the company sold 100,000 units in August, an acceptable if low number for a comparatively expensive consumer electronics product. This month, however, another HTC representative, Cher Wang, said the company sold in excess of 140,000 units, a 40,000… Read More

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Meet Yousif Ashoor, the creator of these of amazing automatic sunglassesgifjohn

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:10:30 +0000

(image)  If you’re a gamer you’ll recognize the trope: a hero steps into the harsh glare of a desert planet or a blasted cityscape and her sunglasses automatically slide into place over her face. These futuristic shades are handy, they look badass and they keep your corneas from being sandblasted by interstellar debris. Well, a young man named Yousif Ashoor has 3D-printed his own… Read More

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LeEco takes on Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Samsung, Oculus, Tesla and Uber in US debutLeEco%20takes%20on%20Apple%2C%20Google%2C%20Amazon%2C%20Netflix%2C%20Samsung%2C%20Oculus%2C%20Tesla%20and%20Uber%20in%20US%26nbsp%3Bdebutscreen-shot-2016-10-19-at-3-31-48-pmmjburnsy

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:35:41 +0000

(image)  LeEco is not a household name in the States. You don’t see their products in Walmart or Best Buy. Chances are you don’t know anyone that uses LeEco’s movie streaming service or a LeEco smartphone. LeEco hopes to change that. Today at an odd and overblown event, the company burst into the North American market with a bevy of services and products that’s set to take on… Read More

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:40:03 +0000

(image)  Today has been a frustrating day. It’s time to book my flights for CES in Las Vegas in January, already. I’m currently struggling with Concur’s awful flight search engine to find a flight that won’t cost a good chunk of TechCrunch’s 2017 travel budget on January 2. It turns out it’s quite expensive to travel from Paris to Las Vegas right after New… Read More

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