Emerging Tech

This gadget lets you sleep on airplanes without snuggling a stranger

[embedded content] Ever drift off on a long flight, only to realize once you fell asleep, your head lolled to one side until it was resting on the shoulder of the stranger next to you? An odd Kickstarter gadget is vying to help travelers sleep comfortably on airplanes without snuggling with a stranger. The Napup Fly+ is […]

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Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You

Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You ImageOn Monday, Facebook introduced Portal and Portal Plus, the fruits of its first major foray into designing, building and selling consumer hardware from scratch.CreditCreditFacebook By Mike Isaac and Brian X. Chen Oct. 8, 2018 Leer en español SAN FRANCISCO — Since 2004, […]

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Facebook announced a new $200 gadget that would put a camera and microphone in your home – and plenty of people aren't ready to trust it

Rob Price/Business Insider Facebook launched its video-chat and smart speaker device, Portal, on Monday and reactions have been largely skeptical.  Portal comes standard with a built-in microphone and camera, and many people are wondering why they should trust Facebook amid a year filled with data breaches and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.   Facebook launched its hardware device, Portal, on Monday […]

Gears & Gadgets

A review of Monitor-IO, a little gadget that wants to talk about your Internet

Monitor-IO on my office shelf—with 16-port switch and BB-8 for scale. “What is my purpose?” Monitor-IO is a $ 100 IoT gadget that tells you whether your Internet is working well, poorly, or not at all. The idea is you put this little black box next to (and plugged directly into) your router, and a quick […]