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Withings Launches Android Support For Activité And Activité Pop

activite-activite-pop Withings has just broadened the reach of its smart watches, the Activité and the Activité Pop, as the Android version of the Withings HealthMate app now integrates with the new hardware. Withings launched the Activité line last year with a hope to bring a new look to the smart watch space. Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 2nd

Gadgets

JetBlue Will Accept Apple Pay At 30,000 Feet

jetblue JetBlue has become the first U.S. airline to accept Apple Pay in-flight, meaning customers can use their iPhone to purchase snack boxes, premium items, etc. from the airline. The idea here is that some people tuck their wallets away in carry-on bags, stowed in luggage compartments above, and hold up service to get out a credit card and pay. Fewer people part with their portable personal… Read More

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Jordan Crook

February 10th

Apple

Gadgets

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

Apple

Gadgets

Mac

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

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