Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear headphones pack noise cancellation into a small package

 I’ve been playing around with Libratone’s on-ear headphones for a while, and I have to say that they sound quite convincing. I’m not really into headphones as I’d rather carry some tiny earbuds in my pocket when I’m walking around. But when I travel, I need a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. When I’m flying, I’ve been relying on Bose headphones or… Read More

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Why Nintendo Switch is amazing now, despite a small launch game lineup

 Nintendo’s Switch feels almost like a minimum viable product when it comes to software – the menu, when you boot the console initially, looks like a placeholder with big, empty square blocks suggesting some future software arrival. This is where games you download or insert via cartridge would show up, but it feels very work-in-progress. Jump to the store and the situation’s… Read More

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NASA makes it rain with $243M in contracts to institutions and small businesses

sbir_selections_apr_27_2016 NASA is spreading the dough around like a pastry chef. Today the agency announced $ 50 million in grants to nearly 300 different recipients, from small engineering firms to big-time research institutions. And then it truly shelled out, awarding a $ 193 million contract to Universities Space Research Association in Maryland. Read More

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Watch Google’s New Small Dog Robot Take A Kicking And Keep On Ticking

KkNdaR Google purchased Boston Dynamics last year, which means it now owns the company’s ongoing robotics projects, including BigDog. Today, the Google subsidiary posted videos of a smaller dog-like robot, aptly named Spot, which weighs around 160 lbs, has an electric powerhouse and can operate both indoors and outside. The robot, as you can see from the clip, can walk, trot and climb across… Read More

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The Teeny iBox Nano 3D Resin Printer Reckons Small Is Beautiful

iBox Nano The iBox Nano is a 3D resin printer with a tiny price-tag of $ 299 because it’s small enough to hold in the palm of your hand. Cutting print area down to size is one way to make expensive 3D printer tech more affordable. Read More

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