Razer’s Stormtrooper gaming gear is a mix of awesome and awful

May 14, 2019

I’m no Star Wars fan, but when Razer issued a press release a week ago announcing its Stormtrooper edition keyboard, mouse, and mouse mat, I couldn’t resist them. That timeless black-and-white aesthetic just speaks to me, so I had to see and try the trifecta for myself. It’s made up of the $99.99 BlackWidow Lite Silent mechanical keyboard, […]

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This little translator gadget could be a traveling reporter’s best friend

April 16, 2019

If you’re lucky enough to get to travel abroad, you know it’s getting easier and easier to use our phones and other gadgets to translate for us. So why not do so in a way that makes sense to you? This little gadget seeking funds on Kickstarter  looks right up my alley, offering quick transcription and recording […]

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With iPhone sales slowing, Apple bets on video, gaming, news and a credit card

March 27, 2019

IT WAS NOTHING like Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone. But the two-hour show on March 25th put on by Tim Cook, Jobs’s less histrionic successor as boss of Apple, may nevertheless be remembered as a milestone for the company—and the entertainment industry. Mr Cook did not announce the latest sleek gadget. Instead, he unveiled a suite of products and services, including video streaming, […]

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Chinese tech giant Huawei has developed its own operating system as a ‘plan B’ in case it’s barred by the US government from using Google and Microsoft products

March 24, 2019

The Chinese tech giant Huawei confirmed it has developed its own operating system that could replace Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows should it be barred from using American-made products, according to a recent report by the German newspaper Die Welt. The prospect of being banned from such products has intensified for Huawei in the wake of […]

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Dell may have confirmed upcoming gaming laptop with a mobile 1660 Ti GPU

March 10, 2019

Less than a month after the release of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, Dell leaked a laptop with the mobile version of the card. This is one of those rare cases where a product leak can be traced to a genuine hardware partner rather than an obscure website. A few days ago, […]

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Hammerhead raises $4.2M to build a smarter operating system for bikes

March 8, 2019

Hammerhead founder and CEO Piet Morgan is a bicyclist, and he started the company because he wanted a better navigation system. So Hammerhead crowdfunded its first product, the H1, and subsequently built Karoo, a “cycling computer” that supports navigation and training. But Morgan told me his ambitions are bigger than that. After all, he sees a future where […]

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