The useless box arrived and within 10 minutes my 11yr old was excited to start putting it together. The directions for wiring the motor and switch were either backwards or I’m cross eyed, but once I figured out how to wire it everything else was easy as can be. I would guess even with the struggle wiring it (probably my fault) it still only took about 75 minutes to put together.
From a distance, Revolar looks almost like a small garage clicker. Oval-shaped and measuring less than two inches, it easily clips onto a jeans pocket or sports bra. An alternate case lets users easily attach it to a set of keys. When pressed twice, Revolar sends a ‘yellow alert’ to designated contacts; they receive a text message with the user’s location and a message saying the user feels unsafe. A triple-press sends a ‘red alert’ which indicates the user is in need of serious help. Revolar requires no extra app download—just the appropriate contact information.
Just when we thought we couldn’t wireless technology any than we do. If you’re like us, you’re sick of worrying about what’s happening inside and outside of your house when you’re not there. Who’s lurking around the backyard or who’s the jerk who’s stealing your packages right off your front steps and taking them […]
Eufy, the smart home arm of tech accessory maker Anker, is aimed at making high-tech home gadgets more affordable. Its robot vacuum cleaner costs a lot less than the competition, and my floors have never been cleaner. Read the full review here.
Acer had me at $9,000 gaming laptop (that’s about £7,300 or AU$12,400). But it also has a ginormous 21-inch curved screen — the first in a laptop — and an eye-tracking camera. Of course, it has nine heat pipes to cool the two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs and two power supplies, four speakers and two subwoofers, plus it weighs 19.4 pounds (8.8 kg).
The Satechi LightMate Emergency LED Flash Light is much more than just a flash light. In fact, Satechi’s only mistake with this flash light is that they didn’t name it something like the Smart Light. This cool gadget has a ton of practical applications. First and foremost, of course, it has a super-bright LED light that’s safe (plastic), long lasting and highly visible. The light has 5 different modes, including bright, medium, dim, SOS and strobe. Secondly, it contains a 2200mAh portable power bank with a USB charging port and cable for emergency cell phone charging. It’s also waterproof and highly durable, with a nice weight to it. Finally, it also has a high-strength pointed alloy steel emergency glassbreaker in case you ever need it. The only situation I can imagine needing it is during a zombie apocalypse and you’re trying to break glass to grab an axe. At least, that’s the scenario I have worked out in my head. Still, the LightMate Emergency Flash Light makes a great gift for campers, travelers or anyone that frequently uses a flash light.
The details and scale on this 70s era R/C Bronco XLT are so good, it’s been officially licensed by the Ford Motor Company. Sitting on Traxxas’ most advanced chassis, the TRX4, this Bronco features all the chrome, sunset striped Hot Wheels paint scheme and 1.9” trail crawler tires to give it that authentic look. Waterproof electronics, dual speed transmission, and remote locking differentials mean it will also sling mud like the real thing.
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Modern home security devices are loaded with sensors. So is your old phone. Only one is basically free. Haven turns any old Android device (running 4.1 or later) into an intelligent monitoring solution. Crafted in collaboration with Edward Snowden, it’s meant to help protect journalists, whistleblowers, or anyone else at risk of forced disappearance. You can set it up to detect sound, motion, or both, and tell it to record video once it’s set off, catching any would-be assailant with either the front or rear camera.
When I first saw the Buzzard I had rather hoped the drink-can container would house a rechargeable battery, so you could take the Buzzard out of the car but sadly not. Still, it does make for a handy way to keep everything neat and tidy when not in use – better to have it sat in your car’s cup holder than rattling around the cabin or glove box. For £15 per month you can have a Buzzard gratis with 3GB of data or alternatively it is available on PAYG for £59 plus a £10 top up that gets you 2GB of data to use in 30 days.
I’m in tourist central New York, and I see a ton of visitors toting Fujifilm Instax cameras. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of the Polaroid Snap models in the wild. That might change with this charmingly designed instant camera that doesn’t discard desk top gadgets for construction company conveniences.
If you’re having headaches trying to establish and maintain the internet connection in certain parts of your home, maybe the solution is a lot simpler than it looks. All you need is a complete set of the Google WiFi System strategically located in certain parts of your house to give you complete wireless internet coverage. Each of these WiFi points can cover up to 1,500 square feet of floor space. And since the system already comes as a package of 3, you’re effectively covering 4,500 square feet of your home. It comes with a Network Assist technology that delivers fast and clear WiFi channels.
Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub.
This is a traveler’s dream. Especially a traveler like me, who has tons of gadgets, cords, and misc going in her backpack. In mine, I packed it out. It held my iPad mini, a keyboard, three charging cables, a GoPro, a highlighter, a clip on light, a couple pens, a mini tripod, and two portable powers. I would totally recommend this to anyone.
Prospects: Solidly possible — in the 2020s. The company’s product will be attractive to Tier 1s trying to improve their comfort and handling portfolio for autonomous vehicles. But it will take time to integrate the product into the supply chain, and using the cloud technology that sets it apart will require more cars with a data connection.