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Amazon’s Echo Show gets more practical by adding support for smart home camera feeds

 Amazon today announced a notable new trick for its next-generation Echo device, the Echo Show (aka the one with the screen), which could make it a more compelling purchase: it will be able to display the live streams from a number of smart home cameras. Already, companies like Ring, Arlo, Nest, August, EZViz, Vivint, Amcrest, and IC Realtime have created Alexa Skills that will use the new… Read More

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Sarah Perez

June 22nd

Gadgets

Tablo launches its next-gen DVR for cord cutters, the more compact Tablo DUAL

 Nuvyyo, the makers of the Tablo DVR for cord cutters who want to record free, over-the-air TV programming from their digital antennas, is today launching their next-generation device, the Tablo DUAL. As you might guess by the name, the new DVR supports two tuners, so you can record from two TV channels at the same time. The new hardware is also housed in a 20 percent smaller form factor than… Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 31st

Gadgets

Tablo launches its next-gen DVR for cord cutters, the more compact Tablo DUAL

 Nuvyyo, the makers of the Tablo DVR for cord cutters who want to record free, over-the-air TV programming from their digital antennas, is today launching their next-generation device, the Tablo DUAL. As you might guess by the name, the new DVR supports two tuners, so you can record from two TV channels at the same time. The new hardware is also housed in a 20 percent smaller form factor than… Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 31st

Gadgets

Circle with Disney raises $10 million for its parental control device for families

 Circle Media, the company behind Circle with Disney – a device that helps parents enforce their home’s internet rules and restrictions – has raised $10 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round was led by early stage venture fund Relay Ventures. There was another private equity investment in the round, but the parties didn’t want to… Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 24th

Gadgets

Mobile

Lost item finder Tile grabs another $25 million in funding

 Tile, the company that makes connected devices – which you add to keychains, bags, suitcases, laptops, or keep in your wallet in order to track items when they go missing – today announced it has raised a Series B-1 round of new funding, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. In addition, Tile noted it has now hit two major milestones for its business: $100 million in revenue in 2016,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 16th

Gadgets

Lost item finder Tile grabs another $25 million in funding

 Tile, the company that makes connected devices – which you add to keychains, bags, suitcases, laptops, or keep in your wallet in order to track items when they go missing – today announced it has raised a Series B-1 round of new funding, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. In addition, Tile noted it has now hit two major milestones for its business: $100 million in revenue in 2016,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 16th

Gadgets

New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show

 Several new iPad models have been spotted being tested in Cupertino and nearby locations, according to mobile marketing firm Fiksu – potentially confirming earlier rumors of a planned iPad refresh arriving this spring. According to reports, a leaked investor note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicated that Apple is expected to update its 12.9-inch iPad Pro model, as well… Read More

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Sarah Perez

March 13th

Apple

Gadgets

Parental control service “Circle with Disney” to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more

 Circle with Disney, a device that helps parents manage their home’s internet rules and restrictions, wants to be more than just a modern-day net nanny. Already, it had differentiated itself from competing software solutions, by offering a licensed selection of Disney content – like games, videos, trailers and more – to make its service more appealing. Today, it’s taking… Read More

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Sarah Perez

March 8th

Gadgets

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

homepage-kidscontrol-1600-web-right-min A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he explains, is to offer families a simpler solution for setting limits on screen time across devices, whether inside the home or away. Shwartz, a serial entrepreneur, came up with the idea for… Read More

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Sarah Perez

March 2nd

Gadgets

Mobile

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

homepage-kidscontrol-1600-web-right-min A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he explains, is to offer families a simpler solution for setting limits on screen time across devices, whether inside the home or away. Shwartz, a serial entrepreneur, came up with the idea for… Read More

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Sarah Perez

March 2nd

Gadgets

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