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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Yo!

gadgets150619 The E3 gaming conference was last week. We didn’t actually go, but we watched from afar and soaked up all the latest that the gaming world has to offer. John’s in Poland, but Greg, Matt and Darrell were all thrilled to chat up the new Oculus controllers, the latest games, and the future of VR gaming. I was thrilled to get work done while they chatted. This week’s episode… Read More

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Jordan Crook

June 19th

Gadgets

Pax Labs Heats Up With $46.7 Million In Series C Funding

pax Pax Labs, the folks responsible for the Pax botanical vaporizer, have today announced a massive round of funding. The company is receiving $46.7 million in Series C financing led by existing investors, including Tao Capital and Sand Hill Angels, with participation from Fidelity Management & Research Company, Sivia Capital, and many more. The company plans to use the funding to expand… Read More

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Jordan Crook

June 10th

Gadgets

Apple Just Turned The iPad Into A Real Computer With QuickType

apple-wwdc-20150217 It’s just a keyboard, and so it should be limited to keys. But with the new version of iOS 9 for iPad, announced at WWDC, the touch-sensitive QuickType keyboard now has the ability to transform into a trackpad whenever you set down two fingers on the keyboard portion of the screen. Simply move those fingers to the left and the cursor moves with them. This allows you to move the cursor… Read More

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Jordan Crook

June 8th

Apple

Gadgets

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: GoPro, Pebble Time, Amazon Fire, And WWDC!

Screenshot 2015-06-05 03.07.04 Matt is huddled in Vail, Colorado. Why? To hang out with GoPro, as they “throw stuff into pools and dogs chase after it.” But more seriously, GoPro is reportedly unveiling a service that allows you to record something on your GoPro and instantly view/share it on the cloud. Big deal. Meanwhile, we discuss the Pebble Time (Darrell just finished his review), which Mr. Etherington… Read More

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Jordan Crook

June 5th

Apple

Gadgets

Doppler Labs Launches Here Listening System On Kickstarter To Curate Live Audio

here Doppler Labs, the same folks that introduced us to the totally mechanical Dubs ear plugs, is today unveiling its second product. The Here Active Listening System was just launched on to Kickstarter with a funding goal of $250,000. But what is Here? Read More

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Jordan Crook

June 2nd

Gadgets

YC-Backed Lully Lands $2.1M In Seed Funding To Prevent Night Terrors

lully2 Lully, the YC-backed startup that built a device to help prevent night terrors, is today announcing the close of a $2.1 million seed round. The company is also presenting at the Highway 1 Accelerator demo day tomorrow, with plans to launch the non-beta generation of the device at the end of this month. Lully is a device that pairs with a smartphone app and is placed under the mattress of a… Read More

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Jordan Crook

June 1st

Gadgets

Canary Smart Home Security System Locks Down $30 Million In Series B

Canary Product Line 2 Canary, the smart home monitoring system, has just closed on $30 million in Series B funding led by Walden Riverwood Ventures, with participation from Cota Capital, Khosla ventures, Flextronics, Two Sigma Ventures and WTI. Canary is a small device, packed with sensors and cameras, that sits in the home and monitors everything from temperature to air quality to home security. Users are notified… Read More

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Jordan Crook

June 1st

Gadgets

Fly Or Die: Withings Activité

With the Apple Watch dominating the news cycle, it’s easy to forget about the smart(ish) watches that have come before it. But while intelligent time pieces will come and go, I’m still deeply attached to my Withings Activité. The Activité is perhaps the only attractive smart watch. Apple Watch fans will blast me in the comments, but I maintain my stance: the Activité is a… Read More

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Jordan Crook

May 10th

Gadgets

Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments

macbook-name Apple sold approximately 4.6 million Macs this quarter, according to the company’s Q2 2015 earnings report, released today. This represents year-over-year growth of 10 percent, with 4.1 million Macs sold in the same quarter last year. Last quarter, over the holidays, Apple sold 5.5 million Macs, meaning that Apple Mac sales declined by 17 percent quarterly. Read More

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Jordan Crook

April 27th

Apple

Gadgets

Blink, Offering Vision Tests On-Demand, Launches In New York

toolbox Anyone who has transitioned from blurry vision to the perfect pair of corrective lenses or glasses knows just what a blessing clear vision is. But going to get your vision tested can be time-consuming and annoying. And to make matters worse, optometrists spend about an hour per patient doing routine steps to collect information for a vision test when they could be helping patients with… Read More

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Jordan Crook

April 22nd

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