Gadgets Archive

Nintendo’s big announcement took everyone by surprise

This week, Nintendo left everyone guessing what it meant by a “new interactive experience” coming to Switch, but last night we finally got to see what it was, and it took everyone by surprise. It’s called Nintendo

New unmanned ‘Sea Hunter’ ship could revolutionize US Navy operations

A revolutionary prototype vessel that could traverse thousands of miles of open sea without a single crew member on board has been handed over to U.S. Navy researchers. The 132-foot demonstration ship, christened Sea Hunter, has been

Border Patrol testing drones to be its ‘eyes in the sky’

Hoping to help agents in the field, the Border Patrol is testing a fleet of personal drones, giving agents in remote areas eyes where they are currently blind. “This drone could be deployed to assist agents on

DJI creates no-fly zones for Winter Olympics to prevent rogue drone flights

In recent years, with every Olympics that comes around, drones become more of an issue for organizers. Ownership of the remotely controlled flying machines continues to rise, but among the growing ranks of new pilots there are

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists

New MacBooks coming in 2018: what to expect

The laptop seen in airports and coffee shops across the globe is due for a big internal upgrade. Big enough that you may want to hold off if you’re itching to upgrade. Pretty much all Intel-based 13-inch

Boston Dynamics’ latest robot can open doors

The latest robot update by Boston Dynamics — a company known for its unnerving SpotMini robots — can now open doors, as shown in the company’s latest YouTube video. The video, titled “Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me

Germany bans children’s smartwatches over privacy concerns

Germany’s telecommunications regulator, the Federal Network Agency, announced a ban today on the sale of kids’ smartwatches, the BBC reports, and encouraged parents to destroy the ones they already own. The agency appears to be taking particular

Xiaomi’s latest US-ready devices include an action cam

Xiaomi has chosen to focus its efforts on dozens of markets outside the US that very few of its products ever make it stateside. It has slowly been bringing its offerings into the country, though, and has

What we’re buying: Lightroom on a new iPhone, Google’s Pixel 2 cases

This month, we’re making the most of our devices, whether that’s by testing mobile photo-editing apps, trying out an iPad keyboard that matches its surroundings, or simply just laying down a little too much cash for a