I feel like the important service I can do for you today is remind you that today is Tuesday. Like many people, we took Monday off for the holiday, so I know I’ll spend the rest of the day convinced it’s Monday. If that was you too, you’re welcome.
And hey, just because we took a day off doesn’t mean we didn’t get work done. We still have interesting news and stories for you, starting with a Raspberry Pi-powered waiter robot you can build yourself. OK, calling it a waiter might be a stretch, but it can pick up straws and put them in cups, so close enough. Hit the top story to find out the details and where to get the code and parts so you can build one too.
Dyson wants to tackle a big robot vacuum issue: stairs.
Hey Vizio TV owners, good news! The last missing major streaming app just hit the platform.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Cam, took a look at the newest product from Fluidstance. Despite a history of really great products, this laptop stand and whiteboard in one did not get high marks.
What do you do if you’re bored, have a Raspberry Pi and a 3D printed robot arm with no controller? Why make a robot arm that can serve drinks, of course! One intrepid Pi fan did just that and then did something even better. They posted the code so you can build one, too. Read More »
About a year ago, I reviewed the Fluidstance Slope desktop whiteboard and loved it. When the company took that concept a step further with this Lift, which combined a whiteboard with a laptop stand, I knew I had to jump on it. Unfortunately, it’s not the hit I hoped it would be. Read More »
Google’s Chrome OS might be getting a neat feature owners already enjoy on Windows laptops. Of course, we’re talking about “human presence detection,” which could enable facial recognition and other useful features soon, according to recent commits on the Chromium Gerritt. Read More »
As of now, the carousel of apps on the SmartCast home screen will populate free content that’s available from HBO Max, which is nice. Keep in mind that HBO Max no longer offers free trials, but users can get free samples of shows by watching a pilot episode of some of the platform’s most popular series and documentaries. Additionally, the app is available directly from the apps menu. As a result, SmartCast users will have an easier time finding and playing HBO content. Read More »
Each year robot vacuums get better and better, from avoiding furniture or cleaning around shoes and cords, but there’s one common obstacle that remains the biggest problem: stairs. As a result, premium vacuum company Dyson wants to build a robot vacuum that can go up a flight of stairs and clean them simultaneously. Read More »
It’s easy for all the stuff you have in your kitchen to become disorganized. With the help of a few simple devices—like this box organizer, for example—you can get a helping hand in keeping things tidy. This small shelf can fit inside of a cabinet or pantry closet and offers three small shelves to keep things like plastic bags and aluminum foil (or snacks, or baking goods, etc) organized in one place and at the ready. Its sturdy steel wire design can hold up to 20 pounds, and it even has non-slip feet to keep it in place. The shelves can adjust to fit boxes of differing heights, and it snaps together in one minute without any tools required.
If you’re shopping for a new TV, you might be tempted to buy the biggest model you can afford. While this sounds great on paper, you’ll be surprised how uncomfortable it can be to sit in front of a TV that’s simply too big for your watching environment. Read More »