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AmbyGear’s New Smartwatch For Kids Combines GPS Tracking With Educational Games

unnamed (1) A company called Ambit Networks has just launched its own take on wearables aimed at children with the debut of the AmbyGear Smart Watch, now live on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The new watch includes built-in GPS and alerts for parents as well as educational content and games for kids. It’s initially available for $99, and will ship later this summer. Specifically, AmbyGear’s… Read More
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Sarah Perez

March 4th

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Kickstarter Says Today’s 2-Hour Long Outage Wasn’t Pebble’s Fault

kickstarter-logo Kickstarter says that the roughly two-hour-long outage that took place today was unrelated to the massive traffic sent to its service by those backing the Pebble smartwatch’s latest, and now record-breaking, campaign. According to a company spokesperson, it was only a coincidence that the Kickstarter website went down today, even though yesterday was one of the company’s… Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 25th

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Two Companies Are Adding “Smarts” To The Classic Jump Rope

jumping With all the excitement around wearables and fitness trackers, it seems inevitable that something like this would occur: there are now two separate companies running Kickstarter campaigns aimed at improving the classic jump rope by adding smart technology to the product. The “smart ropes,” as they’re being called, are designed more for those who use a jump rope during their… Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 23rd

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Viv, Built By Siri’s Creators, Scores $12.5 Million For An AI Technology That Can Teach Itself

digital/circuitboard brain The company behind Viv, a powerful form of AI built by Siri’s creators which is able to learn from the world to improve upon its capabilities, has just closed on $12.5 million in Series B funding, an SEC filing reveals. Multiple sources close to the matter also confirm the round, which was oversubscribed and values the company at north of nine figures. Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 20th

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Evoz Debuts A “Connected” Monitor Offering Baby Data Tracking, Cry Alerts And More

20150204130550-evoz_camera2 Evoz, the company behind some of the earliest smartphone-connected baby monitoring systems, is out now with a new product, the Evoz Parenting Monitor, that goes beyond simply capturing video and sharing it to your phone or tablet. Instead, this new monitor is more of a toolbox for parents, the company says, offering the ability to play music, function as a nightlight, record audio, photos,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 17th

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Elemental Path Debuts The First Toys Powered By IBM Watson

dinosaur-2 A company called Elemental Path is developing a new line of smart toys for children which will be powered by the super computing system IBM Watson, enabling the toys to engage in real and personalized conversations with kids, and evolve with the child as he or she grows. CogniToys, as the toy line is being called, is today introducing its first entry into this space, with a smart dinosaur toy… Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 16th

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Trellie Is Launching A Smart Jewelry “Starter Kit” This Spring With Dozens Of Accessories

Trellie Lifestyle-18 Wearables for women are already having a big year. Companies like smart ring maker Ringly and jewelry maker Cuff have both raised significant rounds of new funding in early 2015, as they work to bring their attractive smart jewelry to the mainstream. Now, a new competitor Trellie is poised to enter the space this spring, thanks to a newly inked design and distribution partnership with a… Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 9th

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Drone Maker DJI Rolls Back Buggy Update That Restricted D.C. Flights Following White House Crash

Phantom 2 Vision+ | DJI DJI, the maker of the drone which crashed on the White House lawn last month, is rolling back the software update that was designed to prevent flights over much of Washington D.C., citing “a small number of reported issues” with the software download. The update was pushed out fairly quickly after the national security incident, and used geo-fencing to prevent drones from taking… Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 6th

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Drone Maker DJI Rolls Back Buggy Update That Restricted D.C. Flights Following White House Crash

Phantom 2 Vision+ | DJI DJI, the maker of the drone which crashed on the White House lawn last month, is rolling back the software update that was designed to prevent flights over much of Washington D.C., citing “a small number of reported issues” with the software download. The update was pushed out fairly quickly after the national security incident, and used geo-fencing to prevent drones from taking… Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 6th

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Amazon Again Tries To Unload Its Fire Phones, Dropping Price To $189 Off Contract, Including Prime

fire phone Amazon’s Fire Phone made news this week with the backstory of why the phone flopped, and Amazon’s plans to reorganize the hardware group, Lab126, responsible for the smartphone. Now the retailer is trying again to clear the shelves of this device, selling the Fire Phone today for $189, off contract, including a year of Amazon Prime (normally $99). This is not the first fire… Read More

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Sarah Perez

January 7th

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