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Marketing and investment firm Wareness expands beyond hardwareMarketing%20and%20investment%20firm%20Wareness%20expands%20beyond%26nbsp%3BhardwareWareness teamanthha

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:14:03 +0000

(image)  It’s been about three years since PR firm VSC launched Wareness, a “studio” within the larger organization that provides consulting services and seed funding to hardware startups. Since then, Wareness has backed 14 companies. The next step? Looking beyond hardware — founder and CEO Vijay Chattha told me that the studio is now looking to work with startups in… Read More

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Cam site CamSoda announces OhRoma scent mask integration for exactly the reason you’re thinkingCam%20site%20CamSoda%20announces%20OhRoma%20scent%20mask%20integration%20for%20exactly%20the%20reason%20you%26%238217%3Bre%26nbsp%3Bthinkingohroma-girl-hdjohnohroma-1ohroma-smells

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:31:15 +0000

(image)  As we approach the coming apocalypse we need bread, circuses and odors to keep us entertained. That’s why CamSoda, a NSFW webcam site, has announced the OhRoma, a VR-compatible scent mask that injects the smells of roses, perfume and private parts into your VR webcamming experience. Yeah. You read that right. Why do you want to do such a thing? Well, here’s what the CEO… Read More

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:43:00 +0000

(image)  As the fitness wearables market continues to climb, Lumo Bodytech, a startup making wearables focused on things like running and posture, has decided to further business revenue by licensing its platform. Lumo, valued at $41 million according to Pitchbook, now plans to open up its proprietary tech stack — including software, algorithms, applications, and hardware — to third… Read More

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:49:09 +0000

(image)  It’s SIHH in Switzerland and that means all of the biggest and weirdest manufacturers are releasing their biggest and weirdest watches. Our favorite so far? This wild HM7 Aquapod, a watch that looks like it once attacked James Cameron while he was burbling around down in the Mariana Trench. Before we get to the bad news lets just revel in the majesty of this thing. It’s a… Read More

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The Sengled Pulse is a clever but problematic take on whole-home audioThe%20Sengled%20Pulse%20is%20a%20clever%20but%20problematic%20take%20on%20whole-home%26nbsp%3Baudiobulb_page_b_sec_1johnimg_6090img_0639

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:08:24 +0000

(image)  Sengled is the latest manufacturer to jump into the smart bulb space and their products, while a bit behind the curve, are clever and – most important – cheap. Their smartest smart bulbs are $10 cheaper than the arguably top-of-the-line LIFX bulbs and they also offer the Pulse, a pair of bulbs containing an LED light source and JBL Bluetooth speakers for about $100. First please… Read More

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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:45:41 +0000

(image)  Scott Jordan never meant to make clothes. He was a lawyer by trade and wanted something he could wear to keep his Walkman from snagging on doorknobs. A few iterations later he invented the SCOTTeVEST, a vest with loads of pockets and secret channels for headphones and other cables. Now, after more than a decade in the business, he believes that while our clothing might seem more high-tech,… Read More

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It’s on like (a) Donkey Kong (watch)It%26%238217%3Bs%20on%20like%20%28a%29%20Donkey%20Kong%26nbsp%3B%28watch%29screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-11-38-27-amjohn

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:44:54 +0000

(image)  If you’re familiar with the watch company Romain Jerome you’d know that they do the best kind of pandering. The brand, which was once known for its odd watches made of moon rocks and metal from the Titanic, his created a series of nostalgic video game watches that are wildly overpriced but also wildly desirable. Their latest? A Donkey Kong watch that features the monkey and the… Read More

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Nvidia’s new Shield TV provides the best balance for all-in-one home entertainmentNvidia%26%238217%3Bs%20new%20Shield%20TV%20provides%20the%20best%20balance%20for%20all-in-one%20home%26nbsp%3Bentertainmentnvidia-shield147a0243etherin147a0261147a0263nvidia-shield147a0246nvidia-shield147a0230shield_pod_newnvidia-shield147a0250nvidia-shield147a0251nvidia-shield147a0247nvidia-shield147a0245147a0253

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:43 +0000

(image)  The $199 device (or $299 for a larger version with a built-in 500GB hard drive) has big ambitions: Nvidia wants Shield TV to be not only the only streaming TV box you need, but also a gaming console, a smart home device and a personal digital assistant all in one. Yet it’s also virtually unchanged in terms of internal hardware from what Nvidia first released in 2015. Software makes it… Read More

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Apple’s first AirPods ad reminds me of the iPod ads60_still_1920_1080romaindillet

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:06:02 +0000

(image)  Ever since the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch took the spotlight, most of Apple ads have been focused on those devices. So it’s always nice to see the company try new things for less important devices, such as the AirPods. With today’s new ad, Apple is going back in time to the good old days of the iPod. I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but I instantly thought about the… Read More

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Jackson Wayne makes a messenger bag for time travelers to the Old WestJackson%20Wayne%20makes%20a%20messenger%20bag%20for%20time%20travelers%20to%20the%20Old%26nbsp%3BWestscreen-shot-2017-01-14-at-10-59-20-amjohn

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:16:03 +0000

(image)  Well howdy, partner! How’s your Django app deployment going? Jackson Wayne makes leather goods with a decidedly old-timey, pre-WWII/post-Pony Express bent. Founded by a former lawyer, Andrew Lynch, the style is based on “old pictures of lawyers and their briefcases” that Lynch found while running is law practice. Lynch’s inspiration came from a leathery past. “I… Read More

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Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is now Snapchat’s chairmanSony%20Entertainment%20CEO%20Michael%20Lynton%20is%20now%20Snapchat%26%238217%3Bs%20chairmansnapchat-search-featuresmatthewlynley

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:32:38 +0000

(image)  Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment, will be stepping down from the company in order to serve as chairman of Snap (the makers of Snapchat), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lynton’s name may sound familiar with respect to Snap. During his time at Sony Entertainment, he oversaw the company suffer a massive breach — which also included a trove of leaked emails… Read More

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Here are the first 11 Nintendo Switch game trailersHere%20are%20the%20first%2011%20Nintendo%20Switch%20game%26nbsp%3Btrailersmariomjburnsy

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:58:44 +0000

(image)  Nintendo continues to roll out Switch details. A lot of questions remain, but the company released the first game trailers. And boy do they look good. Watch the first set here. Read More

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We’re probably going to pre-order the Nintendo Switch so let’s just accept itWe%26%238217%3Bre%20probably%20going%20to%20pre-order%20the%20Nintendo%20Switch%20so%20let%26%238217%3Bs%20just%20accept%26nbsp%3Bithandheldmode-switchetherinNintendo Switch

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:25:45 +0000

(image)  Hey – hey. It’s me. I know you might be wrestling with the decision of whether you’re going to pre-order a Nintendo Switch when they open for pre-sales, which either started around midnight or will kick-off around 9 AM ET depending on where you’re ordering from. I’m in that very same boat. Nintendo made the Wii U, is the main issue, and we had one of those and… Read More

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:08:18 +0000

(image)  Nintendo has announced the launch date and price of the Nintendo Switch at an event in Tokyo; the company’s next console will be released worldwide on March 3 for $300 in the US and comparable amounts elsewhere. Read More

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San Francisco District Attorney files lawsuit against drone maker Lily for false advertisingSan%20Francisco%20District%20Attorney%20files%20lawsuit%20against%20drone%20maker%20Lily%20for%20false%26nbsp%3Badvertisinglily_hand_ddevin

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:25:46 +0000

(image)  After raking in tens of millions in preorders and venture capital, the drone maker — if it can really be called that — Lily is shutting down. But its problems won’t end there: San Francisco’s District Attorney filed a lawsuit today accusing the company of false advertising and unfair business practices. Read More

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This Swiss watch would power, and be powered by, a heartbeatThis%20Swiss%20watch%20would%20power%2C%20and%20be%20powered%20by%2C%20a%26nbsp%3Bheartbeatclockwork_heartdevin

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:27:44 +0000

(image)  Swiss researchers have given a literal twist to the proverbial ticker, designing a clock-like device that could help power pacemakers by harvesting energy from the heart itself — just like an automatic watch harvests movement from the motion of the wrist. Read More

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Hello Egg puts a friendly voice-powered cooking assistant in your kitchenHello%20Egg%20puts%20a%20friendly%20voice-powered%20cooking%20assistant%20in%20your%26nbsp%3Bkitchenmatthewlynley

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:54:16 +0000

Alexa is going to at least own the living room, and there’s a good bet that it’s going to own the whole home. But that’s not stopping RnD64, a small company building a small little black voice-powered black egg, from trying to get in the kitchen first. Hello Egg works as a cooking assistant, with a few extra flourishes — like a friendly little eye to keep you company on… Read More

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Astropad Studio turns the iPad Pro into a pro drawing tablet for MacsAstropad%20Studio%20turns%20the%20iPad%20Pro%20into%20a%20pro%20drawing%20tablet%20for%26nbsp%3BMacsselect_7etherinimg_0014

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:00:13 +0000

(image)  The iPad Pro is a clutch drawing tool for when you’re on the go, but it’s missing a lot of the pro software that working artists require to get their job done. Astropad, a company that has focused on making second-screen software for iPad to use with a connected Mac, is debuting Astropad Studio today, a new version of its software that adds a lot of customizable options to… Read More

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This 20-cent whirligig toy can replace a $1,000 medical centrifugeThis%2020-cent%20whirligig%20toy%20can%20replace%20a%20%241%2C000%20medical%26nbsp%3Bcentrifugepaperfuge_handsdevinpaperfuge_field

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:42:08 +0000

(image)  Centrifuges are found in medical labs worldwide. But a good one could run you a couple grand and, of course, requires electricity — neither of which are things you’re likely to find in a rural clinic in an impoverished country. Stanford researchers have created an alternative that costs just a few cents and runs without a charge, based on a children’s toy with surprising… Read More

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:20:01 +0000

(image)  What does artificial intelligence have in common with the price of eggs? At the store, you may find one carton drawing your eye with promises of being “all natural.” This is meaningless, of course: no one has defined what “natural” is, so anyone can put it on there. The same problem is now happening in tech — but with AI. Read More

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