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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

Gadgets

Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

2015-04-17 11.14.21 The Coin card (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise of summer 2014 shipping, the company has yet to ship a product that wasn’t in beta.… Read More

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Jordan Crook

April 17th

Gadgets

Phhhoto Tops 1 Million Users

Screenshot 2015-03-30 15.54.24 Phhhoto, perhaps the only social network to have first launched as a physical party product aimed at the enterprise, has topped 1 million registered users over the course of the past nine months. Users have posted upwards of 10 million Phhhotos to the platform. Phhhoto started back at SXSW in 2013 with an iPad-based photobooth, but instead of capturing the usual strip of four photos, the iPad… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 30th

Gadgets

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android Wear, Nintendo, And Microsoft Windows 10

gadgets150320 Weeks keep happening with no end in sight, and so we press on with our weekly gadgets podcast. This week, TAG Heuer, Intel, and Google announced a partnership that would bring Android Wear to a TAG Heuer-designed smart watch. Meanwhile, Nintendo finally gave into pressure and announced it would move some of its titles over to mobile, and Microsoft is making a land grab with Windows 10. We… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 20th

Gadgets

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, Macbook, Chromebook Pixel

gadgets150313 It’s been an amazing week for gadgets, with Apple announcing the pricing for the Apple Watch, as well as the unveil of the ultra-impressive MacBook. But that wasn’t all. Google got in on the mix with the announcement of the Chromebook Pixel second generation. We discuss all this and more on this very special episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast featuring Matt Burns, Jordan Crook… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 13th

Gadgets

People Are Already Selling Drugs To Buy The Apple Watch

IMG_8964 According to a MarketWatch report, a man named “Zeng” from Guangzhou, China told police that he was selling drugs to finance his Apple Watch purchase. He had his eye on a mid-level Apple Watch Steel version, which will start around $668 USD in China, as opposed to the starting U.S. price point of $549. Zeng, 21, was arrested on Tuesday at a train station after trying to sell drugs to… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 11th

Apple

Gadgets

The Apple Watch Will Cost Between $349 And $10K+, Pre-Orders Start April 10

apple-watch-event0379 While we saw a few awesome surprises (HBO Now and the new MacBook) at Apple’s Spring Forward event, much of it was a recap of things that we already knew about the Apple Watch. Except the price. Today Apple has revealed that the Apple Watch (the upper-midrange model with stainless steel casing and sapphire display) will cost between $549 – $1,049 for the 38mm smaller model and… Read More

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Jordan Crook

March 9th

Gadgets

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

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