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Maker Hart Just Mixer M Review

While you can go out and spend a boatload of money on various pieces of equipment, you’ll always need accessories. This may range from just a single microphone, or flash for videos, but there’s always a need for something.

Even after you purchase the big-ticket items, there are others that just help improve the general experience. That’s where the Maker Hart Just Mixer M comes into play, at least for videographers or podcasters.

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Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker Ring for over $1 billion

Similar to Zappos and Twitch, Ring will retain its own branding.

Ring is a fairly big name in the smart home gadget space, and it’s most well-known for its doorbells and security lights. One of its biggest competitors is the Google-owned Nest, and according to a report from Reuters, Ring’s just been purchased by Amazon for over $ 1 billion.

Similar to Amazon’s acquisitions of Audible, Twitch, and Zappos, Ring will continue to operate as it currently  [Read More…]

Build your own computer maker Kano now lets kids build their own cameras

Kano wants to teach kids how cameras work next!

My favorite pieces of kid tech over the last two years have come from the folks at Kano. This team is dedicated to teaching kids how electronics work through a combined hardware and software approach, and the results in my household are undeniable.

This week at CES the Kano team is showing off their next big kid, the Camera Kit. Like the computer kits, this new setup is  [Read More…]

Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

Amazon keeps growing its smart home arsenal.

Back in 2014, a young startup by the name of Blink hit the scene with a smart home security camera that promised to be affordable, truly wireless, and filled with the most important features. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Blink followed up this initial release with more advanced security cameras and even a smart video doorbell. Now in late December of 2017, Amazon’s officially purchased the company.

The acquisition was  [Read More…]

RED announces exclusive partnership with holographic display maker for Hydrogen One

Are you ready for holograms on phones?

Earlier this summer, camera maker RED announced that they were working on the Hydrogen One, a $ 1200 phone that it claims will offer customers the very first holographic display on a phone.

Today, RED officially announced a long-term exclusive partnership with Leia Inc., the company responsible for the “Diffractive Lightfield Backlighting” technology that makes the holographic display possible. The goal is to have the first Hydrogen One phones ready for consumers  [Read More…]

Doomed luxury phone maker Vertu auctioning its concept phones for $26,000

Vertu is doing what it can to make up for spent R&D.

Vertu, known for premium Android handsets that sold for multiple thousands of dollars, announced earlier in 2017 that it would be closing its doors after being sold multiple times in recent years. The company took standard smartphone components, wrapped them in luxurious materials, bundled a concierge service and charged thousands of dollars for the privilege. It wasn’t something most people would use, nor something most people would  [Read More…]

Camera maker RED just announced a $1200 phone — the Hydrogen One

Well that’s one way to make an entrance.

RED, best known for its massively powerful cinema-quality cameras, has announced it’s making a smartphone called the “Hydrogen One.” Pre-orders have opened up at $ 1195 each, but that’s a starting price for just the aluminum one — you can spend $ 1595 for a titanium model as well.

Reading through its spartan pre-order page and informational PDF, it takes you a minute to figure out that it’s actually  [Read More…]

Hello Motorola: The oldest phone maker plans its grand comeback

Motorola is aggressively trying to court phone buyers with old ideas and new tricks.

By Motorola’s own admission, it wasn’t in a great spot just a year ago. Its third-generation Moto X line hadn’t sold quite as well as previous years despite enormous technical improvements, and the integration into newish owner Lenovo had been hitting some bumps.

Chief among them was how to integrate Motorola’s brand equity and enormous technical mastery into Lenovo’s sprawling worldwide distribution network.  [Read More…]

Innovative phone maker Nextbit acquired by Razer

Nextbit is joining Razer. One of the coolest phones of the last few years has been the Robin from Nextbit. The angular device was based around the idea that we could leverage the massive amount of storage available in the cloud to offload some of the burden on our physical on our devices. The phone

Google buys smartwatch OS maker Cronologics in bid to revitalize Android Wear

Interest in the wearable market has started to decrease drastically, as more and more users realize they don’t really need a smartwatch (including our own Henry). But Google doesn’t want to give up on Android Wear, not by a long shot. The company is looking for new ways to make wearables relevant (again!?). Its latest