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Electric Objects slims down its digital art display and unveils a subscription art club

Electric Objects Electric Objects is announcing new ways to bring art into your home, with an affordable price tag. The New York City startup, led by Jake Levine (formerly of Betaworks), launched a Kickstarter campaign for its digital art displays in 2014, then started shipping them a year later. Levine told me he’s trying to tear down “the barrier between normal people … and art,” so… Read More

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Anthony Ha

October 18th

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New Lab is a new home for hardware startups in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard

New Lab New Lab, which co-founder David Belt described as “a collaborative workspace” for companies in fields like robotics and artificial intelligence, officially opened last month. The facility is located in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, in a building that was once used to housed assemble ships. Belt said he wanted to bring the building back as a manufacturing center, except updated… Read More

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Anthony Ha

October 7th

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New Lab is a new home for hardware startups in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard

New Lab New Lab, which co-founder David Belt described as “a collaborative workspace” for companies in fields like robotics and artificial intelligence, officially opened last month. The facility is located in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, in a building that was once used to housed assemble ships. Belt said he wanted to bring the building back as a manufacturing center, except updated… Read More

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Anthony Ha

October 7th

Gadgets

Trying on Nike’s limited edition, self-lacing ‘Back to the Future’ shoes

nike-mags Nike announced earlier this week that it will be releasing a new edition of the Nike Mags, its self-lacing shoes inspired by Back to the Future — but only 89 pairs, which will be raffled off (tickets cost $10), with proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation‘s research on Parkinson’s disease. I got a chance to (briefly) try on a pair of Mags and discuss the… Read More

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Anthony Ha

October 6th

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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