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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

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

Gadgets

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

Gadgets

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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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

Gadgets

Zore X is a smart gun lock that raised almost $250K on Indiegogo

Screen Shot 2016-07-04 at 11.07.44 AM An unlocked gun can ruin more than one life. In fact, the Trace reports that toddlers shot an average of one person per week for the 2015 year, often injuring or killing themselves, because they were able to get on their hands on a gun. Zore, like many new products on the market, aims to change all that. Zore is a Jerusalem-based startup that has built a smart gun lock. Through a connection to… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 4th

Gadgets

Smart suitcase maker Bluesmart unveils luxury Black Edition

20160503-Bluesmart31534 Bluesmart, the makers of smart luggage with GPS and charging capabilities, has today introduced the latest in its line of luggage with the Black Edition. The Black Edition puts design top of mind, adding higher-value materials and more attention to detail to the already-smart suitcases so it looks and feels like a luxury item. The Black Edition is completely redesigned from earlier models, with… Read More

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Jordan Crook

May 25th

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