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  • Dog Lovers Can Now Print These Amazing Open-Source Doggy Wheels

    Dog Lovers Can Now Print These Amazing Open-Source Doggy Wheels

    Dog carts are common but clunky. These little carts, attached to disabled dogs via straps and webbing, are often expensive and rarely cool. Now, however, you can get your disabled dog some sweet open-source wheels for the price of a quick 3D print and some rubber. The Adaptable Wheelchair For Handicapped Dogs costs about $150 to build and can be resized for your pooch. The first recipient, a… Read More

  • Amazon’s Delivery Drones Could Find You Wherever You Are

    Amazon’s Delivery Drones Could Find You Wherever You Are

    Amazon’s delivery drone plans may have seemed more like a media stunt than a concrete vision back when it launched, but with active testing taking place in Canada and now, new details showing up in a patent application, things are getting real. The new proposed patent for an “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Delivery System” (via BBC) contains some impressive revelations about… Read More

  • Tesla Buys A Company In A State Where It’s Barred From Selling Cars

    Tesla Buys A Company In A State Where It’s Barred From Selling Cars

    Tesla Motors has acquired Michigan-based Riviera Tool, Tesla confirms. This purchase marks Tesla’s first presence in Michigan, a state where the auto maker is not allowed to sell its vehicles. Read More

  • The Apple Watch Is A Great Event Assistant

    The Apple Watch Is A Great Event Assistant

    This past week’s Disrupt NY 2015 conference was my first opportunity to use the Apple Watch at a multi-day event, and considering Disrupt is always essentially a non-stop workfest for us here at TC, from morning well into night, it’d be hard to find a better real-world test case to see how the Apple Watch performs in this type of setting. In short, events throw into bas-relief… Read More

  • Fitbit Files For $100M IPO

    Fitbit Files For $100M IPO

    Fitbit just filed an S-1 declaring its plans to go public. The filing states that the fitness-tracking company aims to raise $100 million in its initial public offering (that number could be a placeholder that will change). It also says the company will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FIT”. Read More

  • How Thieves Stole The Most Expensive Watch In The World: An Excerpt From Marie Antoinette’s Watch

    How Thieves Stole The Most Expensive Watch In The World: An Excerpt From Marie Antoinette’s Watch

    The following is a long excerpt from my new book, Marie Antoinette’s Watch: Adultery, Larceny, & Perpetual Motion that I wanted to share with you here on the site. It details a 1983 break-in at the L.A. Mayer Museum in Jerusalem where some of the rarest, most expensive, and most striking watches ever built were on display. The rarest of all – the Marie Antoinette by… Read More

  • A Random Walk Down Hardware Alley

    Every Disrupt I gather some of the coolest hardware startups in the world into one place – Hardware Alley. This cavalcade of gear is one of my favorite parts of Disrupt and I try to walk through the entire thing on video so you can meet some of the startups. Some of my favorites? The Parashoot, Supplyhog, and the kitten toy Kittyo – although everyone was great. Read More

  • Nate Mitchell Backstage Interview | TC Disrupt NY 2015

    Oculus Confirms Gear VR Consumer Launch On Track For Later This Year

    The Oculus Rift is heading to consumer hands in Q1 of 2016, but that won’t be the first official consumer VR hardware launch that Oculus takes part in: Oculus’ VP of Product Nate Mitchell told me backstage at Disrupt NY that it is indeed still on track to deliver a consumer Gear VR unit in conjunction with Samsung, timed for later this year. Mitchell confirmed that those plans… Read More

  • Gate Tells You When The Postman Rings Once

    Gate Tells You When The Postman Rings Once

    The folks at Gate want you to know when the postman is coming. Their new product, available now on Kickstarter, is a smart mailbox sensor that tells you when someone is digging in your post box or dropping off letters. The system, which mounts to both traditional “rural” mailboxes as well as in-door “flap” models, pings you when the mail is coming and can even estimate… Read More

  • VoxieBox Displays 3D Images Just Like R2D2’s Message From Princess Leia

    VoxieBox Displays 3D Images Just Like R2D2’s Message From Princess Leia

    Voxon, chosen out of the Hardware Alley to do the ‘wildcard’ pitch during TechCrunch Disrupt NY, demonstrated a truly amazing technology today. Imagine the scene from Star Wars where Princess Leia is projected in 3 dimensions recording a message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Well, Voxon’s VoxieBox product does just that. Read More

  • Oculus Is Building Its Own Games For Rift, But You’ll Need A Computer To Play

    Oculus Is Building Its Own Games For Rift, But You’ll Need A Computer To Play

    Retail will play a big part in Oculus Rift’s launch, according to Oculus VP of Product Nate Mitchell. “So far buying it has been about trial, you put it on and you’re transported to another place. That experience is going to be vital to getting hundreds of millions of people to adopt it.” Read More

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