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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

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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

Gadgets

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

Gadgets

Fitbit Wearers Can Now Use Multiple Devices

flex-fitbit Fitbit just rolled out a small but significant update that gives Fitbit users the ability to use multiple devices on the same account. A person could wear a Fitbit Flex to work and then a Fitbit Surge at the gym. You know, business during the day and party at night. Read More

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Matt Burns

March 23rd

Gadgets

Dear Teacher, A Video Game Developer Is A Real Job And Should Be Celebrated

hackathon Today was career day at my son’s school. He’s seven. Like every other seven-year-old, he lives for Minecraft and wants to be a video game developer. And so today he donned his favorite Minecraft shirt and proudly went to school as his favorite video game developer, Markus Persson. But his teacher thought differently. She told him that he had to sit out the day’s activities… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 20th

Gadgets

FAA Grants Amazon Permission To Test Drone Deliveries

prime-air_high-resolution01 The FAA just released a statement indicated that Amazon now has limited permission to test and develop drones in the United States. It’s not a blank check, though. The FAA gave Amazon strict rules and regulations. Read More

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Matt Burns

March 19th

Gadgets

Tesla Can Now Resume Car Sales In New Jersey

tesla-logo New Jersey governor Chris Christie just signed a law that will allow Tesla to start selling its vehicles again to residents of the state. About a year ago, New Jersey started enforcing a law that required vehicles to be sold to consumers through dealerships. Tesla doesn’t play nicely with dealerships. It sells its vehicles directly to consumers through company-owned showrooms instead… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 18th

Gadgets

The Tado Smart Thermostat Just Got Smarter

20150313_Cebit-Pressepic3 The Tado thermostat is already a smart device, rivaling the Nest Learning Thermostat in several ways. Today the company is announcing an API and IFTTT integration, which will drastically upgrade the Tado’s capabilities. As Tado founder and CEO Christian Deilmann said in a released statement, a device’s user experience is paramount. “The key differentiator between a good… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 16th

Gadgets

This USB Drive Can Nuke A Computer

xe604786e44.jpg.pagespeed.ic.GciaedlUDL Do not ever use a random USB flash drive. There are plenty software exploits that can ruin your computer or life. And with this flash drive, it can physically destroy your computer by blasting a load of voltage to the USB controller with negative voltage. Think Wile E. Coyote and an ACME Human Cannon. BOOM! Read More

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Matt Burns

March 12th

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