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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

Fly Or Die: Sex Toys

This episode of Fly or Die, focused on two different sex toys, may seem straightforward, but John and I actually learned a lot. We realized that not all sex toys are created equal, especially when you’re weighing sex toys for girls against those for boys. Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 19th

Gadgets

Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

Motorola-Moto-360-dal-vivo-10 Best Buy may have inadvertently revealed pricing for the Moto 360 smart watch, set to be unveiled at a press event in early September. The big box retailer put up a listing for the smart watch on their website, which had a full list of specs as well as a $249 price tag. The page was removed shortly after appearing. Luckily, the folks over at DroidLife grabbed a screenshot of the listing. Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 18th

Gadgets

A Q&A With SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson After Selling To Samsung For $200M

alexhawkinson As you might have heard, Samsung loosened up the purse strings yesterday with a ~$200 million acquisition of SmartThings, a platform that sells starter kits for entirely personalized smart home customization. For a few hundred dollars, SmartThings can help pretty much anyone get started building out a smart, connected home, with more than 100,000 different devices (from light switches to… Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 15th

Gadgets

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Register, Skully, And Summer Time-Sinks

gadgets140815 This week, Amazon announced a Square competitor in the form of the Amazon Local Register, undercutting Square’s transaction fee. Meanwhile, the makers of the Skully smart motorcycle helmet finally opened up the pre-order, setting the Indiegogo record for the fastest funded company to hit $1 million in pre-orders. But as August permits us a bit too much time for introspection, we also take… Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 15th

Gadgets

Starwood Introduces Robotic Butlers At Aloft Hotel In Cupertino

Screenshot 2014-08-13 09.58.39 Robots are everywhere, including wandering around your hotel. Starwood, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, is rolling out two robotic “Botlrs” named A.L.O. in their Palo Alto Aloft Hotel. Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 13th

Gadgets

The Glov Will Make You The Inspector Gadget Of Sex Toys

Screenshot 2014-08-12 12.59.21 You know that part in the movie where they geeky librarian takes off their glasses, shakes out their hair, and instantly becomes super hot? I haven’t personally tried out the Glov (as it just launched for pre-order on Indiegogo), but I can only assume that it’s a bit like that: It looks awkward at first, but it feels really good once you get down to it. The Glov is meant to solve… Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 12th

Gadgets
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