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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

Gadgets

Livestream’s $399 Movi Brings Multi-Camera Polish Into A Pocket-Sized Package

Movi iPhone If you’re a regular person looking to shoot some video, it’s hard to complain about the many, many options available. Heck, the iPhone camera is good enough at this point that it’s been used to shoot a critically acclaimed feature film. But unless you’re a video professional, there’s still one big limitation — you’re probably recording with a… Read More

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Anthony Ha

January 3rd

Gadgets

GoTenna Keeps Your Cell Phone Connected, Even When You Don’t Have Cell Service

gotenna-phone GoTenna co-founder Daniela Perdomo knows that her startup has been “quiet for a long time,” but she said it’s for a good reason — the team has been busy turning its prototype into something that could be “manufactured at scale.” The company aims to help users to communicate even when they don’t have any cell signal, whether it’s because… Read More

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Anthony Ha

November 29th

Gadgets

CEO Jonathan Jaglom Talks About MakerBot’s Challenges

Makerbot 2015 Factory Floor It’s been an eventful year for 3D printing company MakerBot: it got a new CEO, opened a new factory in Brooklyn’s Industry City and announced multiple rounds of layoffs. We visited the Industry City facility back in September and spoke to CEO Jonathan Jaglom (previously an executive at Stratasys, which acquired MakerBot in 2013) about where he sees MakerBot going from here. Read More

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Anthony Ha

October 19th

Gadgets

iPad Pro Coming In November, Pricing Starts At $799

iPad Pro pricing Apple unveiled its new iPad Pro today. If you’re wondering when you can get your hands on it, and how much it will cost, here you go: Apple says the iPad Pro and related accessories will be available in November. Pricing will start at $799 with 32 gigabytes of memory and WiFi-only connectivity, with a $949 price tag for 128 GB, and $1,079 for 128 GB and a cellular connection. If you want… Read More

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Anthony Ha

September 9th

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Bring Home Your Own Star Wars BB-8 Droid, Thanks To Sphero

bb8 Usually, when you fall in love with some cool gadget depicted on-screen in the latest science fiction blockbuster, the best you can hope for is that maybe, maybe some gifted entrepreneur will be inspired to bring it to life in the years to come. For the most part, that’ll be true of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (coming this December, as if you hadn’t already put it on your calendar). Read More

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Anthony Ha

September 3rd

Gadgets

Anova Acquires Hardware Marketing Startup Get Fresh For $9.2M

anova Okay, this one’s a little surprising: Anova, maker of an automated sous vide cooker, has acquired startup Get Fresh, and Get Fresh CEO Stephen Svajian has been named CEO of Anova. I wrote about Get Fresh back in 2013, when it was trying to help hardware makers promote their products by connecting them with consumer reviewers. Looking back, Svajian told me that Get Fresh’s… Read More

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Anthony Ha

August 18th

Gadgets

Chaotic Moon Is Building A Fitness Tracker For Wheelchairs

chaotic moon freewheel Here’s a different kind of fitness tracker — Freewheel, a prototype developed by Chaotic Moon Studios. The Austin-based design and development studio was in the news recently because of its acquisition by Accenture. Freewheel was created by Chaotic Moon’s BASE innovation lab, but the idea came from one of the studio’s content strategists, Tyler Hively, who uses a… Read More

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Anthony Ha

August 14th

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