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Nintendo Denies Its Next-Gen Console Will Run Android

Sad-Mario Sorry, Android fans. Nintendo’s next gaming system will not be based on Android. The official word comes from a Nintendo spokesperson speaking to a Japanese report that indicated that the upcoming Nintendo NX would use Android as its operating system. Read More

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Matt Burns

June 2nd

Gadgets

GoPro Outs The Hero+LCD, A $299 Entry Level Camera With A Touchscreen

gopro-hero+lcd Meet the GoPro Hero+LCD. The new camera is part of the company’s growing entry-level Hero line that sports capabilities perfect for YouTube. As the product’s name suggests, it features a LCD touchscreen, which is a handy feature for GoPro cameras. Read More

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Matt Burns

June 1st

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Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

vivint1 Home security and automation starts and ends with the front door. It needs to keep the bad guys out yet let the good guys in without hassle. Either a system gets it right or it doesn’t, and, until now, I had yet to see a system that’s truly impressive. Meet the Vivint Sky Smart Home — a home security and automation system that offers a tantalizing glimpse into the future but… Read More

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Matt Burns

May 19th

Gadgets

Apple Gets Partial Win In Patent Battle With Samsung

apple-samsung-bling2 US Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that Samsung copied specific Apple design patents related to the iPhone. However, the court also threw out part of the ruling, and asked a lower court to reduce the amount Samsung is to pay Apple. Read More

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Matt Burns

May 18th

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Peeple Launches On Kickstarter To Be Caller ID For Front Doors

b69a706eca6e62398c34c34b4d176003_original Peeple is a small camera and sensor that attaches to the peephole on your front door. When someone knocks, Peeple takes a video and sends a mobile notification. With Peeple, co-founder Chris Chuter says, the front door is no longer a blind spot. Read More

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Matt Burns

May 14th

Gadgets

Tesla Buys A Company In A State Where It’s Barred From Selling Cars

tesla-loan-660 Tesla Motors has acquired Michigan-based Riviera Tool, Tesla confirms. This purchase marks Tesla’s first presence in Michigan, a state where the auto maker is not allowed to sell its vehicles. Read More

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Matt Burns

May 8th

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Nucleus Scientific Launches To Revolutionize Batteries

nucleus-scientific5 How long does it take to recharge an iPhone? A few hours, right? Nucleus Scientific revealed a solution onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY that can charge a phone in minutes. With this technology, a Tesla can be fully recharged in the amount of time it takes to pump a tank of gas. Read More

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Matt Burns

May 5th

Gadgets

Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

fried-grado-panis Manufacturing never left America. Even during the recession, good people were still building good things. Recently, though, thanks to the maker movement, small-scale manufacturing is seeing a renaissance throughout the world, something the president of Shinola, Vice President of Grado Labs, and founder of Adafruit will discuss at Disrupt NY. Each of these people have a unique vantage point on… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 24th

Gadgets

Smart Lock Pioneer UniKey Raises $10m And Looks Outside The Home For Growth

Kevo (1) Way back in the year 2011 Phil Dumas’ company UniKey Technologies debuted its product on Shark Tank. It was a lock that used your smartphone as a key. Disruption! At the time smart locks were not really a thing yet UniKey plowed yet as the market exploded with similar products. Now, five years after its primetime debut, UniKey is announcing an oversubscribed Series A to charge forward… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 15th

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Securifi Adds Serious Home Automation To Its Almond Routers

Almond+ and Almond-2015 Own an Almond router? It’s about to get a dose of home automation thanks to new firmware from Securifi. The company behind the clever (and attractive) routers just announced a new set of features that will better position its product in the marketplace. These home automation features are a natural fit for Almond routers since Securifi designed the router to be showcased in a home rather… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 31st

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