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Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

mac keyboard Apple sold 5.5 million Macs over the holiday quarter (ending December 28), according to the company’s Q1 2015 earnings report released today. Analysts estimated that Apple would sell 5.68 million Macs this quarter, putting the electronics maker just under estimates but still showing growth YOY. With this past quarter’s 5.5 million units sold, Apple totally flat in the category from… Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 27th

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Fly Or Die: Canary Home Monitoring System

Canary Product Line 2 The home security market is quickly heating up. As IoT continues to be a dominating trend, security systems that use smaller, faster technology will become the central hub of the home for a fraction of the cost of traditional home monitoring systems. Canary is one of the most affordable and attractive options on the market, offering a single system that offers monitoring of everything from… Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 26th

Gadgets

Piper Announces New Piper NV Home Monitoring System With Night Vision For $269

Screenshot 2015-01-21 07.45.21 The home security industry once dominated by complicated, expensive systems is in for a rude awakening. Piper, Canary and Scout are all offering affordable options to keep an eye on your home’s safety, and Piper just announced a new system equipped with night-vision called the Piper NV. The Piper NV comes with all the standard features you’d find on the original Piper, which is… Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 21st

Gadgets

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Post-CES Blues

gadgets140116 (1) We’re all still exhausted after CES, but we love you so we decided to put together a podcast anyway. This week we discuss the selfie stick (really) and Natasha tells us about what happened from her vantage across the Pond while we were raging in Vegas. Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 16th

Gadgets

Sense360 Picks Up $2.75 Million Seed Led By FirstMark Capital

Screenshot 2015-01-15 10.53.51 Sense360 is still in a quiet beta period, but the company has just picked up $2.75 million in seed funding from FirstMark Capital, with participation by Founder Collective, Qualcomm Ventures, Metamorphic Ventures, Double M Capital, Telenav, David Tisch, and more. Sense360 is looking to leverage the power of smartphone sensors for developers. Here’s the exact explanation from the… Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 15th

Gadgets

GoPro Taps Vislink To Offer Live HD Broadcasting

Screenshot 2015-01-14 13.10.01 GoPro has forged a partnership with Vislink to bring live HD broadcasting to the GoPro line of portable, rugged HD cameras. The companies have been working together to build a small live transmitter that can be attached to GoPro Hero4 cameras, taking the professional use of the GoPro camera line to a whole new level. Thus far, professional athletes and television networks alike use GoPro to… Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 14th

Gadgets

Designer Builds Cute Little 3D-Printed Robots, You Know For Kids

billycharlie Meet Charlie and Billy, the most adorable little robots in all the land. Billy, the first iteration, is a combination of 3D-printed parts, an Arduino Leonardo, and dual DC motors to form a hexapod robot. Billy is controlled through a simple joystick app on the phone, and can handle various types of terrain based on his build. Charlie is the second prototype, and is much smaller and smarter. Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 14th

Gadgets

We Attempted To Control These Cars With Our Minds, And It Kind Of Worked

It’s not like EEG is breakthrough technology. We’ve been able to read the electrical activity of the brain for quite some time, but the clever folks at IEEE are thinking up new and creative ways to leverage those read-outs into something a bit more fun. Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 10th

Gadgets

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES, CES, And Some More CES

Screenshot 2015-01-09 17.11.56 The holiday season is over. January-style dread hangs thick in the air. And yet, the Consumer Electronics Show in the middle of the desert has found a way to lift our spirits. We looked at all kinds of gadgets, from 8K televisions to analog-style wearables to a whole host of Internet of Things-type products. There were robots. There was virtual reality. It was like Christmas happened all… Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 10th

Gadgets

Toshiba Got Real Weird

Toshiba isn’t a name you hear thrown around a whole lot at CES. It’s in the same league as the mammoths — Samsung, LG, Sony — but it’s never quite as exciting or overwhelming as the others’ booths. This year, however, Toshiba had a couple surprises up its sleeve. Read More

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Jordan Crook

January 10th

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