Amazon’s Halo Rise is a bedside light to track your sleep and wake you up

/ It has no cameras or microphones but can sense your breathing Image: Amazon Amazon has announced the Halo Rise, a bedside device meant to track your sleep and wake you up in the morning using lights and a “small alarm speaker,” as a press release describes it. The company says the Rise uses “contactless” […]

Your Echo Dot speaker can soon extend your Wi-Fi

/ In another move for smart home unity slash domination, Amazon is turning its latest Echo Dots into range extenders for its Eero mesh Wi-Fi system. The better news is existing fourth-gen Echo speakers will also get the feature — for free. Echo speakers will join the newest Echo Dot speakers as Eero Wi-Fi range extenders […]

Amazon’s big Echo (and maybe Kindle?) event live blog

The company’s annual September events are usually a marathon of new product launches. We’ll be covering the announcements live. Share this story Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has used its past September events to announce a flying camera drone, a home robot, and an Alexa-enabled microwave. Needless to say, it’s hard to […]

Amazon’s Kindle Scribe is an E Ink tablet for reading and writing

/ E Ink tablets have a small but devoted following, and Amazon seems to think it can take them mainstream The Kindle Scribe is as much a notebook as a book reader.Image: Amazon The newest Kindle is the first truly new Kindle in years. It’s called the Kindle Scribe, and it’s both a reading device […]

Square launches support for Apple’s Tap to Pay technology

/ Sellers can now use just their iPhones to complete transactions Image: Square Square now lets merchants use Apple’s Tap to Pay feature to process transactions. In a press release, the company announced that sellers with a compatible iPhone can use Square’s Point of Sale (POS) app to accept contactless payments. Apple first rolled out […]

A neurotech company wants to use eye tracking to prevent injuries

/ This sort of technology is appealing to athlete and sports teams looking for an edge. Chelsea Lane was the head performance therapist with the Golden State Warriors when she first started checking her athletes with a product from NeuroSync, a neurotechnology company making a tool that tracks eye movements to understand brain health. Lane […]

Elon Musk’s robot is going to have to work hard to impress at Tesla’s AI Day

/ ‘If it simply waves hello, that’s a groan fail.’ A rendering of the Tesla Bot. Image: Tesla This Friday, Elon Musk is expected to unveil a prototype of his Optimus robot — better known as the Tesla Bot. When Musk announced last August that Tesla was developing a general-purpose robot capable of handling “unsafe, […]

SpaceX’s Crew-5 launch is delayed as NASA braces for Hurricane Ian

/ Florida is bracing for a ‘nasty’ day as the major hurricane approaches land Taking shelter from potential impact brought by Hurricane Ian, NASA’s Artemis I is rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Hurricane Ian’s […]

Kindle tablet and new Fire TV leak ahead of Amazon event

/ The new Kindle ‘Scribe’ could come with a stylus A leaked image of the Kindle “Scribe,” which you may be able to use to take notesImage: SnoopyTech Amazon’s hardware launch event is less than an hour away, and we’re already seeing images of some upcoming products make their way around the web ahead of […]

Amazon product launch event live blog

The company’s annual September events are usually a marathon of new product launches. We’ll be covering the announcements live. Share this story Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has used its past September events to announce a flying camera drone, a home robot, and an Alexa-enabled microwave. Needless to say, it’s hard to […]