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Bitfinder, makers of the Awair air monitor, inhale $4.5 million in Series A

Awair_product-pers Bitfinder, the company behind the Awair air quality monitor, has today announced the close of a $4.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Altos Ventures, with participation from Samsung Ventures. Bitfinder first launched on the scene as an R/GA accelerator (powered by TechStars) company in February of 2015. The company launched the Awair air quality monitor, which doubles as both… Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 23rd

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Pax Labs brings in Deezer’s Tyler Goldman as new CEO

juul4 Pax Labs, the folks responsible for the Ploom and the Juul and the Pax loose-leaf vaporizer, have today announced some leadership changes. Former Deezer CEO Tyler Goldman will be taking over as CEO, and Pax co-founder James Monsees will continue on at the company as Chief Product Officer. Pax Labs launched in 2007 with the original Pax vaporizer. The company quickly picked up steam and… Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 22nd

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7Sensors Grow Box will automatically care for your plants, from produce to pot

Screen Shot 2016-08-12 at 9.20.42 AM Everyone loves a good plant in their home, but few have the time and dedication to keep it healthy over the course of the year. Changing temperatures and humidity levels paired with vacations or business trips can limit the variety of plant-life that most people can sustain in their homes. That’s where the Grow Box comes in. Developed by former Apple engineer Andrew Pletenetskyy, the… Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 12th

Gadgets

Awair air quality monitor teams up with Nest, Amazon Echo and IFTTT

bitfinderawair Awair, the IoT product that sits in the home and measures the quality of your air, has today announced integrations with a number of other platforms to improve the experience. The company behind Aawir, Bitfinder, has teamed up with Nest, the Amazon Echo, and IFTTT to offer users new ways to interact with the data gathered from air quality monitor and more seamlessly automate their other… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 27th

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Microsoft slashes Xbox One price to $250 ahead of Slim launch

XboxOne_1TBConsole This weekend, Microsoft dropped the price of the Xbox One for the third time since May, giving users access to the Xbox 360 successor for a mere $250. Remember, the Xbox One originally launched with a 500GB drive and a Kinect sensor for $499, all the way back in November of 2013. In the years since, the console has dropped dramatically in price, going to $399 in June of 2014. Since May of… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 25th

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Grover lets you rent electronics on the cheap

Homepage-animation Shopping online for electronics can be overwhelming. First you have the tech blog reviews, and then the forums, and then the product page itself. Finding the right product, at the right price, can be difficult. That’s where Grover (formerly ByeBuy) comes in. For roughly 5 percent of the retail price, users can rent electronics for a month and try before they buy. Plus, users can extend… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 21st

Gadgets

Doppler Labs raises another $24m to put a computer in your ear

7_Male_Hero Doppler Labs, the makers of the Here Active Listening system and the Here One headphones, has today announced the close of a $24 million follow-on Series B funding round led by Peter Chernin and The Chernin Group. New investors also contributed, including Kevin Efrusy, David Geffen, Dan Gilbert, Henry Kravis and Anton Levy, among others. Doppler Labs has been on the scene since 2014, slowly… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 19th

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Doppler Labs raises another $24m to put a computer in your ear

7_Male_Hero Doppler Labs, the makers of the Here Active Listening system and the Here One headphones, has today announced the close of a $24 million follow-on Series B funding round led by Peter Chernin and The Chernin Group. New investors also contributed, including Kevin Efrusy, David Geffen, Dan Gilbert, Henry Kravis and Anton Levy, among others. Doppler Labs has been on the scene since 2014, slowly… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 19th

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Minibar taps Amazon Echo so you can order booze with your voice

amazon-echo Imagine ordering a drink. Usually, you’re in a crowded bar screaming over the music or at a restaurant with clinking silverware. But today, thanks to an integration from Minibar, Amazon Echo owners can now order the alcohol, beer, or wine of their choice from the comfort of their own home, using only their voice. Yes, it’s a big day for burgeoning alcoholics across the country.… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 11th

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Amazon Echo users can finally choose Spotify or Pandora as default music service

amazon-echo I love my Amazon Echo. And alongside checking the weather, I mostly use the voice-powered smart speaker to play music. That said, I’m not much of an Amazon Prime music user. I don’t know anyone who really is. And still, the device has defaulted to Amazon Prime Music with every single request, forcing broad requests like “Play the Beatles” or super specific requests for… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 7th

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