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6SensorLabs raises a $9.2 million Series A to expand its line of food allergy testers

nima The Nima was the hit of CES 2016. As a tiny gluten tester, it won our Startup Battlefield and made an impression on the tech press. And the company today is announcing it has raised a $9.2 million round to expand beyond testing just for gluten. The company also announced today that it will rebrand from 6SensorLabs to the name of its first product, Nima. Foundry Group lead the round with… Read More

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Matt Burns

May 19th

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Amazon Alexa is now available on first device not made by Amazon

triby (1 of 1) Amazon is spreading the Alexa love. The voice service is now available on the Triby. This small, family-focused message board, internet radio and VoIP device is the first device available for purchase not made by Amazon to feature the company’s clever voice service. Using the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS), Invoxia, the maker behind the Triby, built the voice capability into the device. Read More

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Matt Burns

April 28th

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Review: Curb, energy monitoring for an entire home

curb 2 (1 of 1) My kids don’t turn off the damn lights. Ever. And now, with Curb, I have a new way to see when they leave on their lights. All I have to do is look at an app. This is the future of parenting — and, well, energy monitoring. Curb is a comprehensive household energy monitoring system. The system monitors the entire home by using sensors installed in the circuit breaker. For many… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 20th

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Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

21009278863_3b862e8b51_k Longtime Apple industrial designer Danny Coster is joining GoPro. Coster had worked at Apple since the early 1990s, and helped Apple re-establish itself after Steve Jobs returned. Now he has to do that to GoPro. GoPro’s stock popped on the news and is trading up on the day. The news comes from The Information and an internal email sent from GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nick… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 13th

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This is the HTC 10

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 7.40.05 AM HTC is set to announce its next flagship smartphone tomorrow at a NYC event. But here it is early. The leaked promotional video shows the evolution of HTC’s design with a chamfered edge, camera bump and oval-shaped home button — and like previous HTC devices, the next phone still looks like an iPhone. The video seemingly confirms that the device will sport an UBS-C charging port… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 11th

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Sense A Life is a car seat monitor that could save a life

b45390c96af77d103c0eb0110590d05c_original It’s actually easier than some can imagine to leave a child behind in a car. Sense A Life aims to stop this from happening by acting as a warning to warn parents and caregivers of a child left behind in a car. There are two parts to the device and the founders say it takes about 30 seconds to install and setup. One part sticks to the side of the driver’s seat while a sensor is… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 8th

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Sense A Life is a car seat monitor that could save a life

b45390c96af77d103c0eb0110590d05c_original It’s actually easier than some can imagine to leave a child behind in a car. Sense A Life aims to stop this from happening by acting as a warning to warn parents and caregivers of a child left behind in a car. There are two parts to the device and the founders say it takes about 30 seconds to install and setup. One part sticks to the side of the driver’s seat while a sensor is… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 8th

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Nest demonstrates the risks of being an early adopter by shutting down Revolv

revolv-720x375 Remember the Revolv home automation hub? Probably not. The device was released in late 2013, and while fantastic, it largely flew under the radar before Google’s Nest division bought the company for $300 million, and promptly stopped selling the device. But the device was still available from various retailers and worth the cash for home packed with Internet of Things devices. It works… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 4th

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Strap a parachute onto your drone with the ParaZero SafeAir

giphy (2) Drones are expensive and crashes are inevitable. ParaZero has a solution: A parachute. With the ParaZero SafeAir product, a drone is fitted with a capsule containing a parachute that’s effective at very low altitudes and deploys in under a second. The company says the system works without user intervention so it should deploy when your drone decides to take a ride around the block and… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 14th

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Want the Echo Dot? Here’s how to bypass Amazon’s restrictions and order one today

amazon dot Amazon is making it difficult to pre-order the $90 Echo Dot. But there’s still a way and it’s really easy to nab your place in line for the new mini Echo. Better hurry, though. Amazon could close this loophole at any moment. To pre-order the Echo Dot: Open the Amazon iOS shopping app Search for “Echo Dot” On the search result page, swipe right on the device to add it… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 4th

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