The roboticists at Garner Holt Productions show off their proudest achievement to date. “Alfred Jingle Machina” is an animatronic head that can move more smoothly than any before it, replicating human expressions better than ever. Maybe Westworld isn’t that far off after all.
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Joué is an incredibly versatile MIDI controller, thanks to its swappable modules. The modules’ buttons are made of soft and elastic material that responds to pressure very nicely. There are eight modules to choose from, some familiar and some quite unorthodox.
Light up the night with this military-grade flashlight that’s so sturdy, it can even work in boiling or freezing water. The 5″ long light packs a CREE XM-L2 LED that cranks out up to 1200 lumens, and has five light modes. It’s 14% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.
Eufy’s EverCam is a wireless security camera. It has Anker batteries that last for up to a year per charge. It has a 1080p 140º camera, motion and face recognition, night vision, a microphone, a speaker, and its base station has an SD card slot for local backups.
If you need a rugged and fast external storage drive for your Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer, check out the ThunderBlade. It reaches transfer speeds of up to 2800MB/s and comes with a ballistic hard shell case. Available in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB capacities.
Techmoan is usually showing off unusual retro tech, this time host Mat has something a bit different. Here, he shows how to play vector-style video games using Wicked Lasers’ LaserOS. Check out StandupMath’s video for a more impressive demo of a laser-based game.
Satisfye’s Pro Gaming Grip makes playing with the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode more comfortable. Its asymmetrical design keeps your wrists in the proper position. It also has a built-in stand and comes with two pairs of pads for the Switch’s analog sticks.
Lotsen is the newest, smallest and most affordable member of Urbanears’ connected speakers. It has an output of 20W, a 4″ woofer and a 1″ tweeter. Like its bigger siblings, it supports all popular wireless streaming solutions and also has a 3.5mm input.
Taking inspiration from the professional wire-bending machines used in factories, LEGO master Yoshihito Isogawa created this Mindstorms EV3-based machine which can be programmed with designs and then bends pipe cleaners into the shape shown on its screen.
If you want to make sure your PC’s components stay clean, check out SilverStone’s Mammoth Series MM01 PC case. It’s rated IP 43 for dust and water protection, thanks to its partially sealed design and HEPA filter. It has two 180mm fans to ensure adequate air flow.
In their quest to make electric bikes even more convenient and stylish Bosch created a compact (13.7″ x 3.3″ x 2.6″) and lightweight (6.2 lb) power pack which can be housed inside a bike frame. New bikes using the PowerTube 500 are headed to dealers this Summer.
It’s not actually pocket-sized, but Blackmagic Design’s new camera more than makes up for it with its features. It has a micro four thirds sensor, a hefty 5″ touchscreen, a USB-C port and a full-size HDMI port. It can shoot 4K at up to 60fps and 1080p at up to 120fps.
Acquire the productivity tools that can help you develop and capture the stories you want to tell. Get six great programs for writers, including Persona, StoryMill, Contour 2, Mariner Write, and more. It’s a $219 value for 88% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
Mat from UK channel Techmoan loves to dig up obscure old technology and examine it in depth. Here, he checks out an old 1970s tech from 3M and Ricoh which allowed audio to be recorded and played back from sheets of paper which were backed with a magnetic coating.
Microsoft Research shows off a tabletop mat that uses capacitive sensors and near-field communication (NFC) to detect the shape and position of objects, as well as touch, and gestures above its surface. It could be used for interactive games and other tangible interfaces.
A portable music player for true audio fanatics. It has support for DSD 128/256 formats and PCM up to 64-bit and 384kHz for the ultimate digital fidelity. Offers wireless Tidal streaming, Bluetooth, DLNA and AirPlay, and works with even the largest microSD cards for storage.