Meet the artist giving control of machetes to plants & guns to flies

For over a decade, artist David Bowen has explored the strange relationship between the natural world and robotics. His latest sculpture uses the electrical signals of a houseplant to control a swinging machete.

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Focal takes aim at travel noise with premium wireless ANC headphones

Focal has unveiled its first pair of wireless ANC headphones in the shape of the oddly-named Bathys. The eye-catching cans come with proprietary drivers, boast two optimized ANC modes, support aptX Adaptive and promise long battery life.

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Pet robot Loona looks straight out of a Disney movie

Robot pets have been a sci-fi staple for decades, and in recent years we’ve seen a glut of them with varying success. The latest is Loona, a quite advanced-looking bot with a lot of tricks up its sleeves and a personality straight out of a Disney movie.

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Pocket-friendly pico projector makes for movie-watching flexibility

While sizable all-in-one projectors are great for movie-watching at home, taking them into the wilds for entertainment at camp can be a little awkward. This is where pico projectors tend to shine, and the latest to appear on our radar is the Tairona.

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Teenage Engineering gets in a lo-fi groove with the PO-80 Record Factory

Japanese musician and designer Yuri Suzuki has partnered with Sweden's Teenage Engineering for an update to a dinky little lo-fi vinyl record cutter and playback machine originally launched in 2020 in collaboration with Gakken.

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Omega Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer watch tells time on Earth and Mars

No astronaut has set foot on Mars (yet), but that hasn't stopped Omega, in partnership with the ESA, from developing the Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, an analog/digital quartz wristwatch that can track time on the Red Planet as well as on Earth.

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Sony puts creators in the frame with 4K Super 35 Cinema Line camera

Last year, Sony fed imaging technology from its Alpha mirrorless cameras into a new entry level full-frame Cinema Line camera aimed at content creators. Now the company has introduced an APS-C version called the FX30.

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Epson games large with latest Home Cinema 4K projector

Epson has pulled back the curtain on a new 4K projector that's been designed for gamers who are looking for "a bigger, more immersive gameplay experience." The Home Cinema 2350 is capable of throwing up to 500-diagonal-inch visuals on a wall or screen.

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Record label launches vinyl album with built-in guitar effects pedal

We have to admit that being able to plug a guitar cable into a vinyl record to tap into onboard effects hasn't really been on our wishlist. But now that Romanus Records and ADD Pedals have actually built such a thing, we so want one.

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Optoma gets in the game with responsive 4K gaming projector

In the gaming world, snappy onscreen visuals could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Optomo has launched a new 4K UHD short-throw gaming projector with a fast refresh rate and low input lag for players looking to game large.

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