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  • Haiku Is A Nifty Bike Assistant That Lets You Keep Your Phone In Your Pocket

    Haiku Is A Nifty Bike Assistant That Lets You Keep Your Phone In Your Pocket

    Chances are you haven’t found the perfect solution to get directions while riding your bike. Meet Haiku, a tiny little bike computer that wants to solve that by being a sort of smartwatch for your bike. The French startup is launching a Kickstarter campaign today — you can get a Haiku for $70 right now (€60). Read More

  • Roost Raises $5.5M To Retrofit Dumb Gadgets Into Smart Gadgets

    Roost Raises $5.5M To Retrofit Dumb Gadgets Into Smart Gadgets

    In 2014 the Roost Smart Battery accumulated nearly $100,000 in Kickstarter pledges. But that was just the start for Roost. Today the company is announcing a $5.5 million Series A lead by RPM Ventures as the company expands its operations and gears up for launch. The Roost Smart Battery turns ordinary smoke detectors into a smart smoke detector. Roost CEO Roel Peeters tells TechCrunch that a lot… Read More

  • More Shots Of BlackBerry Android Phone Leak Online

    More Shots Of BlackBerry Android Phone Leak Online

    We got a glimpse of BlackBerry’s rumored Android-powered smartphone last month, in the form a render shared on Twitter by notorious leaker Evan Blass. Now photos of the Android BlackBerry have apparently leaked too. Read More

  • Intel Invests In Qnovo’s Battery Boosting Tech

    Intel Invests In Qnovo’s Battery Boosting Tech

    Qnovo, a Newark, California-based firm that’s been developing battery charging enhancement technology since 2010, is today announcing an $8.6 million Series B funding round, with Intel Capital joining as a strategic investor, alongside existing investors RockPort Capital, US Venture Partners and Blue Run Ventures. Read More

  • In Pursuit Of Presence And True Immersion Crunch Network

    In Pursuit Of Presence And True Immersion

    The experience of “reality” is a result of our sensory organs delivering information about the external world to our brains via electrical stimulus. The brain interprets this input and creates our reality. The ultimate goal of virtual reality (VR) is to achieve a true replacement for the external world as the source of these stimuli, thus creating true immersion, and a sense of… Read More

  • Kinsa’s New Smart Ear Thermometer Will Tell You What To Do When You’re Sick

    Kinsa’s New Smart Ear Thermometer Will Tell You What To Do When You’re Sick

    Kinsa, the maker of a smart thermometer that tracks the spread of illness, has today announced their second product in the form of the Kinsa in-ear thermometer. Unlike the first thermometer, which was a standard (though smart) stick thermometer, the new in-ear thermometer is completely wireless, and connects to the smartphone app via Bluetooth. The Kinsa portfolio of thermometers work like… Read More

  • Ride This One-Wheeled Gyro Skate They Call A “Hoverboard”

    The mad scientist who started Hoverboard Technologies calls his vehicle an “earned experience.” That means it’s hard to ride. Despite the name, this hoverboard* doesn’t levitate. Instead, it uses gyroscopes like a Segway to help you balance with your feet on either side of one giant rollerblade-style wheel in the center. Read More

  • Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    The streamlined 2016 Corvette Stingray is one of the first vehicles to ship with Apple CarPlay in the States. Simply put, it’s an iPhone for your dashboard, which Apple and car makers hope you’ll use instead of the iPhone in your hand. First, the bad news: CarPlay is far from perfect. It’s boring, for one. And in many cases I found the Corvette’s own infotainment… Read More

  • Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round

    Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round

    Samsung has just announced their new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. The watch is unique in that it has a round rotating bezel – the thing on the edge of the crystal – in addition to two buttons on the side for home and back. It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS, a system used by Samsung in their original Gear models. Samsung, however, isn’t announcing compatibility today… Read More

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