Camera Startup Lytro Purchased for Around $40 Million

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Lytro is being acquired by Google for as much as $40 million. Google is buying innovative camera startup Lytro for $40 million. The light field camera/VR company had been valued at $360 million. Lytro burst onto the scene in 2011 with its then-unprecedented “light field” technology that powered an oddly-shaped camera with the ability to refocus […]

Colorful Light Up Spinners

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These spinners are perfect light up party favors. Colorful light up spinners. Simply hold the button on the handle to start the spinning LEDs. When activated, this centerpiece spins so rapidly, it’s like a personal light show.

This Clever Gadget Gives Your MacBook Air a Touchscreen

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After using a Surface Laptop for a week last month, I caught myself reflexively reaching to tap the screen on my MacBook Air. Touchscreens are conspicuously absent from Apple’s MacBooks, whereas Windows PC-makers have been offering displays that respond to pats and swipes for several years. That’s exactly what Swedish designer Neonode hopes to change […]

The Elgato Eve Degree

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The little degree also offers humidity readouts, so anyone with that enviable ability to keep a bottle of wine in the house for more than 24 hours can also use it indoors to monitor the cellar. The standout feature of the small temperature and humidity is the built-in LCD sensor that will show data even […]

Alibaba launched an Echo-like low-cost voice assistant speaker

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd launched on Wednesday a cut-price voice assistant speaker, similar to Amazon.com Inc’s “Echo”, its first foray into artificially intelligent home devices. Alibaba’s new product derives its name from the company’s e-commerce platform – Tmall – and during a demonstration in Beijing was used to order a delivery of Coca-Cola and buy […]

Will smart contact lenses replace the smartphone?

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Google with the wink of an eye. Will anyone still remember the Wi-Fi symbol in 2100? That little icon with three curved lines above a dot indicating the presence of a wireless network? Probably not, because in the future, everything will be wirelessly networked. According to American physicist Michio Kaku, access to the Internet will […]

How to stream music all around your house

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Sonos Play speakers Thanks to the wonders of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, getting your tunes pumping in every room of the house no longer has to be a complicated or expensive process. If you want home-filling audio, you’ve got a variety of choices when it comes to hardware and technology—and we’ll lay them out here. This […]

Snapchat Spectacles, glasses with a camera, are now available in Europe

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Snapchat is bringing Spectacles to Europe nearly seven months after debuting them in the US. The camera-equipped sunglasses will be available online through spectacles.com or through the company’s Snapbot vending machines, which will be in London (under the London Eye), Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, and Venice starting today. A pair will cost £129.99 / €149.99. The […]

America’s plan to somehow make drones not ruin the skies

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If you can’t wait for the day drones plop packages on your porch or a flying car whisks you to work, you should know that the hold-up isn’t technological, but technocratic. Before these future flyers can take off, they must learn to play by the rules of the sky. That means communicating with air traffic […]

UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone Launched From atop Package Car

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UPS works with truck-launched drone-maker Workhorse Group in latest test   Test demonstrates potential efficiencies drones can provide on rural delivery routes Unlike previous drone tests, UPS/Workhorse test incorporates drone delivery into day-to-day delivery operations UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced today that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS® package car, […]

Google Translate app now instantly translates printed text in 20 more languages

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The Google Translate app already lets you instantly visually translate printed text in seven languages. Just open the app, click on the camera, and point it at the text you need to translate—a street sign, ingredient list, instruction manual, dials on a washing machine. You’ll see the text transform live on your screen into the […]