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Swiss watch exports dropped for a third year in a row
According to the watch press, this year’s Baselworld in Switzerland was a graveyard. “The Baselworld show, ended March 30, was grim,” said Joe Thompson in Watchtime Magazine, an enthusiast publication. In short, a once might industry is contracting at an alarming rate. A further harbinger of death is far... Read more
March’s Best Stuff: Flagship Phones, Dope Wireless Speakers
Some things we loved last month, from the Samsung Galaxy S8 to the red iPhone 7, and from the tiny wireless UE Wonderboom to the big Sonos Playbase. The post March’s Best Stuff: Flagship Phones, Dope Wireless Speakers appeared first on WIRED. Source link Read more
Nomos Glashütte’s Metro Neomatik is modern, slim and sophisticated watch
The smartwatch era has done nothing so much as renew my interest in real watches, which have their own type of special intelligence, albeit laid out in intricate arrays of gears and springs rather than written in silicon. Few watchmakers express this intelligence site so wonderfully as Nomos Glashütte,... Read more
HTC has another tough quarter, with revenue down 13% YOY, but smaller losses
HTC’s latest financials make for another fairly dismal read for the mobile device and VR headset maker, though — crumbs of comfort — it’s making a slightly smaller year-over-year loss. Its operating loss for Q4 2016 was NT$3.6 billion ($116.8M) vs a loss of NT$4.1 billion ($133.1M) in Q4 2015. Revenue for... Read more
The Swift is a programmable robotic arm for the masses
As a child I always lusted after the Armatron robotic arm. Oh, the amazing things I would have done! I could have assembled miniature cars! Pinched my sister remotely! Gently squashed bugs to paste! But, alas, the Armatron was too expensive and I never got one. Now that I’m... Read more
Civil War short ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ touts bleeding-edge VR cinematography at Sundance
Filmmakers are still trying to wrap their heads around virtual reality, and the results are a mixed bag — but as the technology to create catches up with cinematic techniques honed over decades, new and interesting experiences are popping up right and left. One recent example is “My Brother’s... Read more
TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield finalists are BloomLife, Pillar Technologies, Siren Care and Stratio
Over the past two days, 13 startups have taken the stage at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield. Now our editorial team has finished deliberating with the expert judges (seriously, expert) and chosen four finalists who will be competing for the big prize of $50,000, as well as a trophy that we like to call the... Read more
Here is Faraday Future’s first production car, the FF 91
At a very big event in Las Vegas ahead of CES, Faraday Future held a huge event where it showed off the FF 91 — its first production car — and show off a few of its features. Faraday Future has been in the news a lot lately, but... Read more raises $2M for robot arms that operate multiple 3D printers and workshop machines
Back in June, came out of stealth with its versatile system allowing a robot arm to tend to a dozen or more printers, laser cutters, and other modern workshop tools. Now the company has raised $2 million to continue its work, courtesy of True Ventures.’s software allows... Read more
Audi axed its electric supercar, per report
The Audi R8 e-tron is dead if a report from Car and Driver is to be believed. The production version of the car was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show and apparently Audi produced less than 100 vehicles — which sported a $1.1 million window sticker each. When... Read more