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Engadget Podcast: Diving into Amazon’s latest gadgets and the Apple Watch Ultra

This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into the massive amounts of news from Amazon’s recent event. There’s a Kindle you can write on! And Amazon also wants to track your sleep on bed. We discuss what’s interesting about all of this gear, as well as why we still don’t trust Amazon with some of our data. Also, Cherlynn tells us what she likes (and doesn’t) about the Apple Watch Ultra, and Devindra explains why the Sonos Sub Mini is a pretty great value.

Stay tuned to the end for our chat with Josh Newman, VP of Mobile Innovation at Intel. He discusses Unison, Intel’s new app for sending texts and taking calls on your PC via your iPhone or Android phone. It’s something PC users have been waiting for, and it sounds like Intel is serious about making it work smoothly.

Listen above, or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you’ve got suggestions or topics you’d like covered on the show, be sure to email us or drop a note in the comments! And be sure to check out our other podcasts, the Morning After and Engadget News!

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  • Amazon hardware event unveils a writable Kindle, QLED Fire TV, and Alexa improvements – 1:19

  • Google’s Search On event details new features for search and maps – 26:29

  • Apple Watch Ultra, Fitbit Sense 2, and Sonos Sub reviews – 39:54

  • Intel and Samsung debut a PC with a slidable screen – 58:37

  • Intel’s 13th gen CPUs look impressive – 59:54

  • NASA’s Dart mission might have smacked an astroid out of orbit – 1:05:32

  • Oura releases 3rd generation smart ring – 1:06:42

  • Working on – 1:07:34

  • Pop culture picks – 1:08:24

  • Intel Unison interview – 1:15:26

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Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O’Brien
Livestream producers: Julio Barrientos
Graphic artists: Luke Brooks and Brian Oh

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Want to code and build robots and other cool gadgets? This Raspberry training can help

TLDR: The 2021 Raspberry Pi and Arduino Bootcamp Bundle melds the worlds of coding, electronics, and robotics for the first time creators with this five-course training package.

There are probably loads of you out there who really wish they understood the finer points of programming, electronics, robotics, the Internet of Things, and all that…but just don’t know where to start.

We don’t blame you. There aren’t a lot of simple proven entry points into the grass roots subculture of tinkerers and tech innovators that don’t feel overwhelming quickly. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few accessible ways in.

The 2021 Raspberry Pi and Arduino Bootcamp ($19.99, over 90 percent off, from TNW Deals) is one of those access points. It’s a five-course distillation that can help even first time creators understand the basics of modern programming, the fundamentals of crafting small electronics, and linking those two together through the popular Raspberry Pi microcomputer and Arduino electronics platform to help lift a learner’s technical training to the next level.

Even if you’ve never coded before or don’t understand how a circuit works, no need to fear. The Raspberry Pi For Beginners and Arduino for Beginners courses can ease learners in gently. 

The Raspberry Pi course examines all the possibilities with this versatile single-board computer, ranging from basic introductions and capabilities up to learning the Python coding language from scratch to start creating some cool starter projects like a complete surveillance and alarm system to a web server run completely through the Pi.

Meanwhile, the Arduino training also includes some soothing handholding for novice creators. As users get comfortable working with Arduino circuits, boards, controllers and other components, these practical hands-on lessons will bring it all to life with 20 knowledge-building activities all leading to a final Arduino project.

Other courses plunge ever deeper into understanding both the Pi and Arduino environments, as well as how the two coordinate together. Arduino OOP (Object Oriented Programming) examines how to write a complete Arduino project, step by step.

Finally, robotics take center stage with ROS2 for Beginners, which gets into creating in the Robot Operating System (ROS) a collection of software frameworks used in robot development. After learning how to create reusable code for any robot powered by ROS, Learn ROS2 as a ROS1 Developer and Migrate Your ROS Projects advances that training, covering the relationship between ROS and ROS2 as well as how to take projects from one to the other.

The 2021 Raspberry Pi and Arduino Bootcamp Bundle includes coursework that would usually cost almost $1,000, but right now, all five courses in this package are available for only $19.99.

Prices are subject to change.

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