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3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50m Series C And Mobile Tech

3D Robotics Assembly Plant in Tijuana, Mexico The race to build the best drone is on and 3D Robotics is today announcing its latest round of financing that it hopes will enable the company to keep its commanding position in the marketplace. As part of the funding, the drone upstart also found a new partner in Qualcomm. You know, the company that builds the chips and bits inside cell phones, because as CEO and co-founder Chris Anderson… Read More
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Matt Burns

February 26th

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Jawbone Blames Manufacturing Woes For UP3 Delay

up3 band Jawbone announced the third generation of its fitness tracker last November but it has yet to ship. Appropriately called the UP3, the device builds upon its two predecessors, adding heart rate monitoring to the mix. The tracker was already delayed once. Now Jawbone tells me that it is having trouble manufacturing the device. Read More
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Matt Burns

February 26th

Gadgets

Porsche Will Put A Bluetooth Navigation System In Your Classic 911

y8wqpyiendjiraqg9xez Classic cars are great. The look, the feel, the repair bills. But they often lack the modern safety and convenience features found on modern cars. Porsche has a solution with a radio and navigation system that blends today’s technology with the style found in its classic cars. Unless, of course, you’re driving a classic Porsche to escape modern society. The radio unit can be… Read More

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Matt Burns

February 23rd

Gadgets

Did Pebble Just Leak Its Color Screen Smartwatch?

pebble Is this the new Pebble? The company is set to unveil its next generation smartwatch tomorrow and the image above was just discovered on Pebble’s website. Rumors state that the next version will sport a new design and a color e-ink screen — just like the watch in this picture. Read More

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Matt Burns

February 23rd

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Did Pebble Just Leak Its Color Screen Smartwatch?

pebble Is this the new Pebble? The company is set to unveil its next generation smartwatch tomorrow and the image above was just discovered on Pebble’s website. Rumors state that the next version will sport a new design and a color e-ink screen — just like the watch in this picture. Read More

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Matt Burns

February 23rd

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Robocoin SDK Lets Any ATM Accept Cryptocurrency

Robocoin Robocoin released its first Bitcoin ATM nearly two years and today the company is announcing a software pack that enable any ATM or kiosk to accept, dispense or transfer money with Bitcoin. Called Coin SDK, the software pack is part of the company’s mission to bring the power of Bitcoin to the masses. Read More

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Matt Burns

February 19th

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Indiegogo Testing Way To Refund Money If Crowdfunded Project Does Not Ship

indiegogo7 Indiegogo is trying to answer crowdfunding’s biggest question: How do you get your money back if the product never materializes? Called Perk Insurance, the optional coverage will allow backers to receive a full refund — minus the cost of the insurance — if the perk is not delivered within a specified period of time after the estimated delivery date. Read More

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Matt Burns

February 18th

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Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes, Advises To “Give Your Wrist A Rest”

B9YV50vIcAANxgN Fitbits are still causing rashes. Some owners of the Surge are reporting that, like the Force and Charge before it, the new smartwatch activity tracker is causing a rash. Fitbit’s solution? Take the thing off occasionally. Fitbit tells TechCrunch that a very limited percentage of users reported skin irritation and the reactions are not uncommon with jewelry or wearable devices that stay… Read More

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Matt Burns

February 12th

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This Millennium Falcon Drone Can Make The Kessel Run In Less Than Twelve Parsecs

“What a piece of junk!” said Luke Skywalker. “She’ll make point five past lightspeed (30km/h.),” Han replied. “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself including a 1800mAh battery, a GoPro 3 and a handmade Styrofoam body shaped around beastly little drone.” The… Read More

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Matt Burns

February 5th

Gadgets

Video Review: BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar

i8-16 The i8 is BMW’s latest supercar. Able to go 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds with its hybrid electric/gas powertrain. The i8 looks like a Hot Wheels car, handles like a supercar and is as expensive as a high-end Porsche. With a starting price of $135,000, this isn’t the car for everyone. It’s actually a gateway into BMW’s other hybrid, the cute and cheap BMW i3, a… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 29th

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