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Does Ringly Have A Place In An Apple Watch World?

ringly The first thing I thought when I opened my Ringly box was that it smelled. Bad. Like electronics that had caught on fire and were then put out in some sort of chemical bath. But the company told me that the ring I received (an early review unit sent to reporters) was part of a bad “beta batch.” More recently, they replaced it with another. It didn’t smell nearly as bad. Read More

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Sarah Perez

July 24th

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Does Ringly Have A Place In An Apple Watch World?

ringly The first thing I thought when I opened my Ringly box was that it smelled. Bad. Like electronics that had caught on fire and were then put out in some sort of chemical bath. But the company told me that the ring I received (an early review unit sent to reporters) was part of a bad “beta batch.” More recently, they replaced it with another. It didn’t smell nearly as bad. Read More

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Sarah Perez

July 24th

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Karma’s Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping

Karma_device_2_small Karma, the portable Wi-Fi hotspot offering a contract-free, pay-as-you-go service and the ability to earn free data by sharing your connection with others, has now started shipping its latest devices to pre-order customers. The company says that some of its earliest customers began receiving their hotspots as of Monday, while remaining customers will see theirs arrive within 45 days.… Read More

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Sarah Perez

July 22nd

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The Apple Watch Is Now A Hulu Remote Control

AppleWatch_Hulu1 A number of mobile app publishers are still trying to figure out their strategies related to Apple’s first wearable device, the Apple Watch. While many opt for background apps that push relevant information when needed, Hulu’s entry into the Apple Watch space instead sees the company turning the Apple Watch into a remote control that lets you control video playback across a number… Read More

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Sarah Perez

July 16th

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Slingbox Debuts Its M2 Set-Top Box For “Cord-Stretchers,” Now Comes With Free Mobile Apps

Slingbox_angle_1 Slingbox was one of the first companies to re-envision how consumers thought about watching television by introducing hardware that allowed users to view their media remotely over the Internet. Today the company, a subsidiary of EchoStar, is looking to better cater to streaming TV consumers with its latest product, the Slingbox M2. The new device is an iteration on the… Read More

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Sarah Perez

July 16th

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Misfit Debuts The Flash Link, A $20 Activity Tracker That Also Controls Apps And Smart Home Devices

Misfit Link 3 For a company like Misfit, which got its start as the maker of an attractive health and fitness monitoring device that women would actually like to wear, it may no longer be enough to be just another Fitbit competitor. That’s why the company has been more recently expanding its product lineup to include a range of connected devices, including also a sleep monitoring system and… Read More

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Sarah Perez

July 16th

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Vortex Is A Toy Robot That Teaches Kids How To Code

Image 2 DFRobot, a company that has been building robots for the education market since 2008, this week introduced its first attempt at making a robot accessible to all children, with the debut of Vortex – an interactive, programmable robot aimed at kids 6 and up. The Vortex robot pairs with iOS and Android smartphones or tablets over Bluetooth, and lets kids control its movement by tapping… Read More

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Sarah Perez

July 10th

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Misfit Debuts An Online Dashboard For Tracking Health And Fitness Activity Across Devices

mymisfit Misfit has long since expanded its product line beyond its original Shine fitness tracker and now offers a range of devices from the more affordable “Flash” to the pricier Swarovski Shine collection, as well as connected smart bulbs and the “Beddit” sleep monitoring system. Today, the company is introducing a new feature that will allow users to make better sense of… Read More

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Sarah Perez

June 16th

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Quip’s Subscription-Based Toothbrush Replacement Service (Yes, Really!) Raises Seed Funding

quip Did you know you’re supposed to replace your toothbrush every three months? Apparently, this is actually the recommended time frame preferred by the ADA, but most consumers just wait until their bristles wear out, or it randomly occurs to them as they’re walking through the dental care aisle at their local store. A startup called Quip, showcasing its service here today at… Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 5th

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Apple Confirms Tattoos Can Affect Apple Watch’s Heart Rate Sensor Readings

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 12.55.56 PM Apple has updated its Apple Watch support documentation, confirming that the device may have issues when worn by users who have wrist tattoos. The changes were added following a series of reports from new Apple Watch owners who found that their tattoos seemed to interfere with the smartwatch’s ability to track their pulse, or cause other problems. Apple now says that permanent and… Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 1st

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