A widely circulated story holds that the word gadget was invented when Gaget, Gauthier & Cie, the company behind the repoussé construction of the Statue of Liberty (1886), made a small-scale version of the monument and named it after their firm; however this contradicts the evidence that the word was already used before in nautical circles, and the fact that it did not become popular, at least in the USA, until after World War I. Other sources cite a derivation from the French gâchette which has been applied to various pieces of a firing mechanism, or the French gagée, a small tool or accessory.
RaceCapture/Pro is Autosport Labs’ premier data logging system designed for track day enthusiasts to professional endurance racers. Analyze your lap times, record speed, yaw and engine data. Send telemetry in real-time to race-capture.com where you can view your car’s data live on the web, enabling you to make split second decisions based on data that wins races.
This follow-me robot assistant uses face recognition to identify angry, scrunchy countenances. If it’s a baby it’ll notify you and automatically launch into pacification mode with music, a fan or an audiobook.
If you’re looking for extreme fun for you and your kids, without breaking the bank, you’re going to fly high with this gadget. The Nano Hexacopter is an amazing little flyer – crazy fast and very stable, it is the ultimate Mini Drone out there, and with a ridiculous price tag of $49.99 it’s also the cheapest one around.
LG kicked things off on Sunday with a TV from the realm of science fiction — a 65-inch 4K OLED display that rolls into a tube, like an upside down window shade. Imagine it at the foot of your four-poster bed or the end of your luxury bath. We can dream that this futuristic boob tube will hit the market soon, but LG hasn’t announced pricing or availability, let alone an explanation of how the thing actually works.
Boost your car’s interior with customized car seats. Say goodbye to plain and boring seat covers with these awesome seat cover designs! Newly introduced by GadgetMyCar.com, they are a great way to give your car a new look and help it stand out among the crowd. Continue reading to learn more about some of these designs.
The Bluetooth headphone that could finally get audiophiles to cut the cord. Beyerdynamic’s Amiron wireless headphone is articulate, with excellent clarity and bass definition, and superior to the company’s on-ear Aventho Wireless — a great Bluetooth headphone in its own right.
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What it does: This 1.7-litre smart kettle, with auto shut-off, has two water-level indicators and a variable temperature from 80 to 100 degrees. The base has seven buttons – five to select temperatures, one to turn it on and another to activate a ‘keep warm’ feature that keeps water hot for 20 minutes after it has boiled.
This prototype phone shown by Chinese phonemaker Vivo has no official name, price or sale date. But its virtual home button, which appears only when you need it and then gets out of the way, may be a harbinger of things to come. It’s a killer feature that was rumored for both the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8 — neither of which had it. We’re clinging to the hope that it finds its way onto the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S9.
For those commuters who are fed up with just sitting frustwaiting stuck in the traffic. Dont just sit there! Do Something! Use only when stopped, just like the cops. The Wood Armadillo Notext Desk by D2D.
Sony has come up with that it deems to be the world’s first truly wireless noise cancelling sports headphones, in the form of the WF-SP700N, and the WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 in-ear sports headphones. All three of them will boast of splash-proof designs in order to let the wearer enjoy sound while th…
It also delivers greater brightness and light control than it’s predecessor, the C6, meaning that it’s able to offer OLED’s phenomenally dark blacks without compromising on great peak light performance.
What are some of the ways which you get around town? Do you do so on a bicycle, or perhaps take the public transport or drive an electric car in order to be as green as possible while reducing your carbon footprint? Well, if a particular destination is not too far away and you do not feel like sweat…
A characteristic class of US products––perhaps the most characteristic––is a small self-contained unit of high performance in relation to its size and cost, whose function is to transform some undifferentiated set of circumstances to a condition nearer human desires. The minimum of skills is required in its installation and use, and it is independent of any physical or social infrastructure beyond that by which it may be ordered from catalogue and delivered to its prospective user. A class of servants to human needs, these clip-on devices, these portable gadgets, have coloured American thought and action far more deeply––I suspect––than is commonly understood.