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Past articles by Brian:

California’s right to repair bill heads to governor’s desk

California state Assembly has voted in favor of a right to repair legislation that increases consumer ability to fix devices at home. → Read More

Bose upgrades its QuietComfort line

Seeing as how 700 is the largest number known to man, Bose has shifted into Ultra mode for its tQuietComfort wireless headphones. → Read More

Liveblog: Watch Apple unveil the iPhone 15, Apple Watch Series 9 and more

The thrills, the chills and whatever “wonderlust” is. As you read this, we’re forming an orderly queue at One Apple Park, getting ready to watch the company unveil the iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Series 9. Need a quick crash course on what we’re expecting from today’s main event? We’ve got you covered over […] → Read More

If you don’t buy Jony Ive’s $60,000 turntable, are you really a music fan?

Ive and his firm LoveFrom have designed Sondek LP12-50, which marks the 50th anniversary of Linn’s iconic Sondek LP12 turntable. → Read More

MIT develops a motion and task planning system for home robots

This week, researchers at MIT CSAIL are showcasing PIGINet, which is designed to bring task and motion planning to home robotic systems. → Read More

This $3,000, 32-inch e-ink display brings newspaper front pages to your wall

Project E Ink won’t be replacing any of those avenues any time soon – and really, that doesn’t appear to even be the intention. → Read More

Sony’s modular speaker system is a clever and portable take on the home theater

Sony’s new modular wireless speaker system is clean but warm, symmetrical and generally pleasing to the eyes. → Read More

Apple reportedly slashes Vision Pro production, pushes back cheaper model

According to “two people close to Apple and Luxshare” cited by The Financial Times, manufacturing bottlenecks have slashed Vision Pro orders. → Read More

The M4 robot transforms to roll, fly and walk across various terrains

The Multi-Modal Mobility Morphobot robotic system has a transforming body that allows it to roll, walk and fly. → Read More

RoboDeck, the deck maintenance robot, scores a $2M pre-seed

Today the company announced a pre-seed round of $2 million, arriving a little under two years after it appeared on the Disrupt stage. → Read More

Major League Baseball embraces 3D motion tracking to scout players

This week, the MLB announced a deal with Uplift Labs, which brings the Bay Area-based company’s movement tracking technologies to the minors. → Read More

House GOP discusses use of robot dogs to patrol US borders

A House GOP hearing gathered together various security tech firms, including Ghost Robotics to discuss high-tech border patrol. → Read More

Google’s Pixel Fold is a well-rounded take on the foldable form factor

The true mainstreaming of foldables remains an open question. There are still a number of key roadblocks on the way to broader adoption – mostly notably price. → Read More

Astropad returns with a $120 iPad drawing stand

Astropad announced Darkboard, a drawing stand specifically for iPad users. The system is designed to deliver a more Wacom-like experience. → Read More

Gather AI buys drone inventory competitor, Ware

Two drone inventory startups are now one, as Pittsburgh-based Gather.AI acquires San Francisco based Ware. → Read More

Months after its last raise, Realtime Robotics drums up another $9.5 million

This week’s Realtime Robotics $9.5 million announcement is a fast follow up to last September’s $14.4 million raise. → Read More

Life after logistics

Life after logistics. Actuator: Thoughts on the Logitech controller, Amazon marches on and robotics VC’s next big thing. → Read More

Robots learn to perform chores by watching YouTube

The system uses video of a human to demonstrate the task, but the update no longer requires them to execute in an identical setting. → Read More

Apple’s Vision Pro SDK is now available, in-person developer labs launch next month

Apple today announced that its visionOS SDK is now available, allowing 3D parties to begin building content for the Vision Pro. → Read More

Dyson’s Gen5outsize is an excellent home vacuum

Dyson’s Gen5outsize is an excellent new home vacuum, and for $1,049 the cordless system really ought to be. → Read More