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Sprimo takes a personal approach to purifying your air

sprimo We’ve written about a number of air purifiers before, but Sprimo is taking a different approach — instead of trying to clean all the air in the room, it creates a personalized stream of clean air for individual users. Now, a phrase like “personalized stream of clean air” might sound a little silly, but CEO Ray Combs and CTO Harold Han (who has a Ph.D. in chemistry from… Read More

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Anthony Ha

April 12th

Gadgets

The entry-level price for the Apple Watch is dropping to $299

3 While the Apple Watch isn’t the focus of the company’s press event, executives did offer some updates — they showed off new bands and other accessories, and they also announced a new entry-level price of $299. Now, if you wanted to get an Apple Watch for less than Apple’s price of $349, you could already do so thanks to sales at places like Best Buy and Target.… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 21st

Apple

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I tried out Nike’s self-tying shoes, the HyperAdapt 1.0

Nike-laces I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few days with the folks at Nike, who were showing off a whole bunch of new and upcoming products at their Innovation for Everybody event. The big attention-getter was the HyperAdapt 1.0 — namely, self-tying shoes. Nike had already toyed with the idea of emulating Back To The Future Part II by announcing limited edition, self-lacing Nike Mags… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 18th

Gadgets

Mobile

Here’s the future of augmented reality, according to indie science fiction film Creative Control

creative control The first generation of Google Glass may have fizzled out, but the idea of a headset that connects you to the online world is still kind of sexy (and maybe a little unsettling), as shown by this new clip from the upcoming film Creative Control. Directed by Benjamin Dickinson, Creative Control depicts the lives of New Yorkers “5 minutes in the future” and centers on a high-tech… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 8th

Gadgets

Hero unveils a new home gadget to help you track and dispense pills

Hero A New York City startup called Hero plans to replace those plastic pill organizers with a high-tech home appliance. As demonstrated for me by the Hero team, it’s easy to load your medicines, vitamins and other health supplements into the machine, then indicate the dosage you’ll need and when you’re supposed to take it. Once you’re all set up, the Hero device will… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 8th

Gadgets

Smart bed startup Eight raises $6M

Eight Bed Cover Eight, the startup formerly known as Luna, announced today that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The company makes a smart mattress cover that can track your sleep, change temperature (the temperature can even vary across different parts of the cover) and send data to other Internet-connected devices. It says it has sold 6,000 units through crowdfunding and pre-orders. Co-founder… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 2nd

Gadgets

GoTenna, the startup that lets you text without cell signal, raises $7.5M and launches with REI

goTenna team at REI GoTenna, the device for people who want to stay connected when they don’t have cell signal, has found a natural launch partner — outdoor equipment retailer REI. Daniela Perdomo, goTenna’s CEO and co-founder, told me that REI has signed on to be the startup’s exclusive retail launch partner. For the next three months, the only place you’ll be able to buy goTenna,… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 2nd

Gadgets

Endless Has Built A $79 PC For The Offline World

Endless Computer 1 There are affordable computers, there are cheap computers and then there’s the Endless Mini, which is available for as little as $79. “Everybody in the world deserves the option to have a computer,” said Endless CEO and Chief of Product Matt Dalio. In other words, Endless is building Linux-based computers for people who have never owned a computer, particularly those in… Read More

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Anthony Ha

January 9th

Gadgets

Ily Aims To Be The New Home Phone That Keeps Your Family Connected

ily If you’re a parent who’d like to do a better job keeping in touch with your kids when you’re not a home, then a forthcoming product called Ily might be the answer. Ilan Abehassera, founder and CEO of Ily-maker Insensi, has talked about his vision before, but today he’s demonstrating Ily onstage at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield the Consumer Electronics Show.… Read More

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Anthony Ha

January 7th

Gadgets

Sphero’s New Wristband Will Let You Control BB-8 With Gestures — And Also The Force

sphero “We’re giving every Star Wars fan the power of the Force,” said Sphero CEO Paul Berberian. He stopped by the TechCrunch stage at the Consumer Electronics Show today to show off the company’s Force Band, which will allow people to control the company’s BB-8 robotic toy with gestures. When pressed on how it worked, Berberian first said that “the Force works… Read More

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Anthony Ha

January 7th

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