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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple, Moto 360, And Amazon

gadgets140919 This week, you might have noticed that Apple introduced a few new products. That said, we’re getting to know the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Meanwhile, we’ve actually grown more attached to the Moto 360 than expected, and are in the process of learning about Amazon’s newest gear. We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast featuring John… Read More

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Jordan Crook

September 19th

Apple

Gadgets

Roku Tops 10 Million Media Streamers Sold

roku-2 The media streaming world is alive and growing, as streaming set top box maker Roku has just announced that it passed the 10 million unit milestone. According to the press release, Roku has sold (not just shipped) over 10 million media streaming boxes since launching in 2008. As it stands now, the company has a media streaming stick (that starts at just $49 and competes directly with Google… Read More

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Jordan Crook

September 16th

Gadgets

Sphero Finally Gets A Friend With Ollie, The Tubular Smartphone-Controlled Robot

Screenshot 2014-09-04 05.05.54 Today, Orbotix (the makers behind Sphero) is introducing its second robot alongside the circular Sphero to go faster and jump higher. Folks, meet the Ollie by Sphero. Originally called the 2B, the Ollie can go about 2x faster than the Sphero, which is shaped like a ball. The Ollie has a 30-meter range, and alongside the ability to go much faster than the Sphero, users are also able to… Read More

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Jordan Crook

September 4th

Gadgets

Intel Debuts The MICA, A Fashionable Smart Bracelet Designed By Opening Ceremonies

Phase 1 group-shot-lean Intel is super excited about the idea of making computers that don’t look like computers, namely in the wearables space. Instead of latching a mini smartphone screen onto a wrist band, the technology company wants to be the brains behind the operation, not the looks. That said, Intel has partnered with Opening Ceremonies to bring a new female-oriented wearable to the market. Read More

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Jordan Crook

September 3rd

Gadgets

Samsung Steps Into The World Of Virtual Reality With The Gear VR Headset

Screenshot 2014-09-03 06.57.40 Samsung is venturing boldly into the world of virtual reality, but not without one of its trusty smartphones strapped along for the ride. The company today introduced the Samsung Gear VR, a headset that plugs into the Galaxy Note 4 to create a virtual reality experience not unlike that of the Oculus Rift. The Gear VR itself is filled with various sensors, while the processor and the battery… Read More

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Jordan Crook

September 3rd

Gadgets

Mobile

Hands-On With The Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

Galaxy_Gear_S_Still Samsung announced its new curved-display smart watch last week, but today we were able to get up close and personal with the new wearable. Unlike most smart watches, the Gear S has two very special features. The first is a curved 2-inch, AMOLED display, and the second is 3G connectivity, allowing the smart watch to be used independent of a smartphone. The curved display measures in at a… Read More

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Jordan Crook

September 3rd

Gadgets

Apple’s New Spaceship HQ Doesn’t Look Like A Spaceship Yet, But It’s Huge

Screenshot 2014-08-31 18.20.40 Apple’s new spaceship-style campus is one of the last things on the company’s mind right now, with the iPhone launch looming just over the horizon. However, that hasn’t stopped some curious folks from peeking around over at the construction site. YouTuber jmcminn has captured video on a GoPro Hero 3+ using a Phantom 2 drone, and the end result shows us the foundation of… Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 31st

Apple

Gadgets

IFTTT Lands $30 Million Series B From Norwest Venture Partners, A16Z

IFTTT_Artwork_for_Mike_Isaac--(Image_Credit_by_Shiva Kilaru) IFTTT (If This Then That) has just announced it has closed $30 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from existing investor A16Z. As part of the deal, IFTTT is also bringing on a new board member, Josh Goldman, who is a general partner at Norwest and who holds advisory roles on 15 other boards, according to CrunchBase. Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 28th

Gadgets

Felicis, Horizons Ventures Pour $3 Million Into The Vessyl Smart Cup

Screenshot 2014-08-21 09.56.25 Mark One, the company behind the Vessyl smart cup, has today closed a $3 million seed round co-led by Felicis Ventures and Horizons Ventures The Vessyl is a cup that tracks your liquid consumption throughout the day, not only by volume but on a molecular level to monitor overall nutrition. When you’re in need of a glass of water, Vessyl will say so. When you’re pretty… Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 21st

Gadgets

Mobile

The noPhone, Because Smartphone Separation Anxiety Is Real

Screenshot 2014-08-19 11.39.28 The other day, as I sat on the couch with a dead iPhone resting on my belly, I found myself wondering why my phone is constantly out of battery. And I had a revelation: I’d rather have a dead phone within reach than be even a few feet away from it as it charges across the room. It’s pathetic, I know, but absolutely true. Enter the noPhone. Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 19th

Gadgets
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