Techmoan looks back at one of the odder bits of tech that video game maker Atari created. The Atari Video Music was an analog device that could produce a lightshow on your TV using your stereo system as its input. While it wasn’t a hit, the Atari 2600 was their next release.
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Elk is an iOS app that provides currency conversion at a glance. It shows conversions in multiples of ten, hundreds, thousands etc. You can tap on a value to see smaller increments. It also has a very convenient companion app for the Apple Watch. $4 unlocks all currencies.
The QcK Prism only features colorful RGB LED illumination, and has two different surfaces, cloth on one side for friction, and a smooth-gliding polymer on the other. The 12 LED zones can be programmed to display colors based on in-game events like low health or ammo.
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Taiwan’s Miniwiz has devised a portable, solar-powered recycling plant which transforms plastic and fabric waste into architectural tiles. Junk is washed, shredded, melted, and molded on the spot. They plan on bringing Trashpresso to tourist areas where trash is left behind.
If your car has a CD player, there’s a pretty slim chance you’re still using it. Put that slot to good use with Exogear’s adjustable hands-free mount that slides in and holds any smartphone with screens between 3.5″ and 5.8″ nice and steady. Save 33% in The Awesomer Shop.
The guys at Irfon Automation decided to see just how precise their Stäubli TX40 industrial robot was, so they attached a straight blade knife to it, and programmed the robot to play a game of five-finger fillet on an all-too-trusting human. Then they increased the speed.
Based on a similar, but simpler design to their airless car tire concept, Bridgestone is showing off a bike wheel and tire combo which use a series of flexible thermoplastic spokes to absorb shocks and can never go flat. They hope to put them into production by 2019.
Eco Flow Tech’s River is a 500W electric power pack that has a 116Ah battery – enough to charge a phone 30 times and a drone up to 8 times, or power a projector for 10h. Its 11 ports can be used all at once. It can be charged via an outlet, a car charger or the optional solar panel.
Master & Dynamic’s first speaker has a body made of concrete composite, which dampens sound 5x better than wood and 10x better than plastic. It has two 4″ woofers, a 1.5″ tweeter, a 100W amp, optical and 3.5mm inputs, and Chromecast, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
DFRobot’s OverLord ProPlus by DreamMaker printer outputs detailed models from PLA or ABS thanks to a great ventilation system and a heated bed. It’s easy to use, quiet, prints items up to 10.2″ tall, and is also a steal while it’s still on Indiegogo. Full review on Technabob.
“Google Maps is for finding your way. Google Earth is about getting lost.” Nat & Friends spoke with the Google Earth team to find out how they get images, how they process those into 3D imagery, and what insights one can glean from continuously taking pictures of our planet.
A remote-controlled underwater drone which allows you to capture full HD video (4K model also available) and 16 MP stills using its waterproof camera and LED lighting. It comes with a 30m (~98 ft.) tether, but can be upgraded to operate at depths up to 100m (~328 ft.).
Like all things from Bang & Olufsen, their BeoSound Shape is about seamlessly blending form and function. These fabric-covered hexagons come in speaker, amplifier, or acoustic damper modules, turning any blank wall into both a visual and auditory work of art.
The incredible new α9 sports a 35mm full-frame sensor stacked with memory, allowing for 20fps continuous shooting at 24.2 MP, 4K video, crazy fast exposure and focus tracking, a silent, distortion-free shutter, and an OLED viewfinder which doesn’t black out between shots.
If you use torrenting services, you know they can be fraught with problems. Streamza provides a layer between you and the source content, offering added privacy, speed, and security. This lifetime license provides up to 250GB a month of downloads in perpetuity.
Techmoan checks out an awesomely complex bit of 1970s tech. The Panasonic RS-296US used a mechanical carousel filled with 20 extra-long cassette tapes to allow for up to 2.5 days of continuous music. There was no way to select individual tracks, but you could choose tapes.