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Show-stealing stealth stimulator LoveNuts edges closer to production

img_2349 What’s the buzz all about at TechCrunch Disrupt? LoveNuts, that’s what. It’s a vibrator, designed to look like a funky nut — and adds the glistening sheen of plausible deniability by pretending it’s a flashlight. The company claims it’s “ready to rescue a woman in any kind of emergency.” Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

September 12th

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Show-stealing stealth stimulator LoveNuts edges closer to production

img_2349 What’s the buzz all about at TechCrunch Disrupt? LoveNuts, that’s what. It’s a vibrator, designed to look like a funky nut — and adds the glistening sheen of plausible deniability by pretending it’s a flashlight. The company claims it’s “ready to rescue a woman in any kind of emergency.” Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

September 12th

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Breathometer teams up with Philips to take on bad breath

girl-wide-shot-2_wide Eighty million people in the U.S. struggle with bad breath — many of them don’t even know that they do, but the people around them are likely all too aware. Last year at CES, Breathometer teased a connected device called Mint that measures a user’s breath and gives them some tips on how to improve their oral health. At IFA this year, Philips announced that… Read More

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Lucas Matney

September 8th

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Breathometer teams up with Philips to take on bad breath

girl-wide-shot-2_wide Eighty million people in the U.S. struggle with bad breath — many of them don’t even know that they do, but the people around them are likely all too aware. Last year at CES, Breathometer teased a connected device called Mint that measures a user’s breath and gives them some tips on how to improve their oral health. At IFA this year, Philips announced that… Read More

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Lucas Matney

September 8th

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Bitfinder, makers of the Awair air monitor, inhale $4.5 million in Series A

Awair_product-pers Bitfinder, the company behind the Awair air quality monitor, has today announced the close of a $4.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Altos Ventures, with participation from Samsung Ventures. Bitfinder first launched on the scene as an R/GA accelerator (powered by TechStars) company in February of 2015. The company launched the Awair air quality monitor, which doubles as both… Read More

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Jordan Crook

August 23rd

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Basis Peak watches recalled, service shutting down due to overheating

Basis Peak Basis Peak, a fitness watch tracking your health and sleep habits, is now being recalled by the company after reports of overheating. The Intel subsidiary first sent a statement about the overheating issues mid-June and is now asking customers to stop wearing their watches and is shutting down service “immediately.” “We had hoped to update the software on your watch… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

August 3rd

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Polar brings its fitness focus to Android Wear with the M600

Polar M600 Polar goes back. Way, way back. Back to the early 80s, when the Finnish company launched its first portable heart rate monitor, the Sport Tester PE 2000. Back when wearable fitness devices weren’t really a thing. Of course, being the first doesn’t mean you’ll always be on top. While the company has had a longstanding relationship with professional athletes (with Olympics… Read More

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Brian Heater

August 3rd

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Lumo Run’s new jogging sensor launches today – here’s how it stacks up

FullSizeRender (12) TechCrunch first caught wind of Lumo’s smart pants with the running sensor last October. It was a breakout product from its posture trainer Lumo Lift and a first step into both connected garments and the running industry. You can check out our video review with Lumo co-founder Monisha Perkash here. Lumo’s pants needed the sensor to go in a special pocket to work when we last caught… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

August 1st

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Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

ENTy-pose The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 29th

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LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at its futuristic smoothie machine

open_unblended_revised_e_deck Nearly two years ago LivBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Replenish. It’s also moved away from delivery and into manufacturing a line of Keurig-like self-cleaning smoothie machines. Replenish is still in the testing phase of the product, but… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

July 27th

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