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  • Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator

    Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator

    Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company. According to┬áThe Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with “technology-hardware” products. Google confirmed the departure to us with a prepared┬ástatement from Google CEO Larry Page: “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. Read More

  • GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates

    GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates

    GoPro’s earnings for the third quarter were pretty as a picture for the company’s investors, with earnings coming in above analysts’ expectations For the quarter, GoPro racked up sales of $280 million, up 45.7 percent from the $192.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2013. Adjusting for generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), profits were $14.6 million, or… Read More

  • Autodesk Invests $100 Million Toward The First 3D Printing Fund

    Autodesk Invests $100 Million Toward The First 3D Printing Fund

    Autodesk is opening a $100 million 3D printing fund, called Spark Investment Fund, to give money to startups and designers in the 3D printing space. The company is now encouraging those interested in developing hardware, software, materials, marketplaces and maker spaces to apply to participate in the Spark Investment Fund’s investment portfolio. Read More

  • LG’s Crazy New Smartphone Screen Has Almost No Bezel

    LG’s Crazy New Smartphone Screen Has Almost No Bezel

    Tired of looking at all that extra space around your smartphone screen? Let’s ignore for a second that that space serves a rather important function (giving you somewhere to put your thumb/fingers that isn’t on the screen) and just marvel at this thing. Read More

  • Tackling The Crowdfunding Credibility Gap: A Q&A With Dropkicker

    Tackling The Crowdfunding Credibility Gap: A Q&A With Dropkicker

    As crowdfunding has scaled up so too have some of the problems inherent with firing unconditional cash at people whose main selling point might just be their madcap idea. The big names of the category, the Kickstarters and Indiegogos, would argue that’s the beauty of crowdfunding. People donating unconditional cash to someone else’s dream, however incredible (or otherwise) it may be. Read More

  • Nintendo Building Bedside Fatigue- And Sleep-Tracking Device

    Nintendo Building Bedside Fatigue- And Sleep-Tracking Device

    Nintendo might be on the verge of reinventing itself once again: The Japanese company is currently best known as a gaming giant, but in its storied history (which dates back to 1889), it has run taxis, sold instant rice and more. Now, Nintendo is aiming to build out its health division, adding more details to a plan announced back in January for a so-called “Quality of Life”… Read More

  • Ampy Is A Wearable Spare Battery That Charges As You Move

    Ampy Is A Wearable Spare Battery That Charges As You Move

    It was surely only a matter of time before someone thought to capitalize on the current trend for wearables with a battery designed to charge via kinetic energy. And so meet Ampy: a spare battery pack, currently bidding for crowdfunds on Kickstarter, that straps to your person and, its makers claim, charges up from human movement, such as walking, running and cycling. Read More

  • BITalino’s Next-Gen Sensors Squeeze The Costs of Building Connected Health Apps

    BITalino’s Next-Gen Sensors Squeeze The Costs of Building Connected Health Apps

    Developers wanting to build apps that monitor and respond to human bio-signals should point their eyes at this Kickstarter project. BITalino (r)evolution is the follow up to last year’s modular kit of bio-signal sensors from the same Portuguese team — but with a lower price-tag, improved electronics, smaller sensor blocks and individual sensors broken out on their own so… Read More

  • Even With The Novel Sprout, HP Just Can’t Win

    Even With The Novel Sprout, HP Just Can’t Win

    By all accounts HP announced something truly innovative today. The Sprout by HP is a mind-blowing mash-up of desktop computer, 3D scanner and touchscreen. It effectively pushes the desktop medium forward more so than anything produced in recent memory. But the Sprout is from HP. Imagine if Apple had announced the Sprout. The media would be going bonkers. Word about it would be on every… Read More

  • BlackBerry CEO Teases Upcoming QWERTY Handset

    BlackBerry CEO Teases Upcoming QWERTY Handset

    BlackBerry is still rolling and today CEO John Chen announced the upcoming BlackBerry Classic, which seems to be, well, a classic BlackBerry. Details like screen size and battery life were not revealed. All you need to know is that the Classic will have a BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry has never truly given up on phones with physical keyboards. Released in April of 2013, the Q10 was… Read More

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