Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Hitting The Gym With Smart Apparel Startup Athos

    If you’re looking for exercises and workout routines, there are plenty of apps that can help (in fact, FitBit just acquired one of them). But what about making sure that you’re exercising properly? How do you know you’re not working the wrong part of the body, favoring one side over the other, or doing anything else that might lead to an ineffective workout or even injury? Read More

  • Romain Jerome Announces The Subcraft, The Mechanical Watch That Looks Digital

    Romain Jerome Announces The Subcraft, The Mechanical Watch That Looks Digital

    Sometimes it’s nice to have a little something mechanical in your life. To wit: the Romain Jerome Subcraft is the company’s latest “novelty” – a watch not made for mass production – that displays the hour on a side readout and the minutes on a dial on top of the case. This $24,000 watch – that’s 2 Apple Watch Editions, give or take – is… Read More

  • The “Momento Pearl” Smart Jewelry Offers A Digital Upgrade To The Keepsake Locket

    The “Momento Pearl” Smart Jewelry Offers A Digital Upgrade To The Keepsake Locket

    “Smart” jewelry today largely includes functional gadgets designed for health-tracking functions, or those offering some sort of alerting feature, like rings that vibrate when you receive texts or calls. But now, a new piece of smart jewelry called the “Momento Pearl” is combining technology with sentiment and emotion by allowing the jewelry’s giver to record… Read More

  • Nomad’s Pod Is A Clever Portable Backup Battery For Apple Watch

    Nomad’s Pod Is A Clever Portable Backup Battery For Apple Watch

    The Apple Watch isn’t available yet, but that hasn’t stopped accessory makers from coming out of the woodwork to pre-announce a thriving ecosystem of companion devices for the wearable. Nomad, maker of the ChargeKey and the NomadClip, among many other MFI-certified power accessories, is joining the fray with the Pod, a portable battery pack for Apple Watch, and the Stand, an… Read More

  • Sling TV Arrives On Xbox One

    Sling TV Arrives On Xbox One

    Sling TV, the over-the-top streaming service that brings live content without the big price tags of cable bundles makes the leap to Xbox One today. The Sling TV offering provides access to a variety of channels, including AMC, TNT, ESPN and ESPN2 for only $20 a month, plus more options via inexpensive add-on packs. Xbox One support was announced back in January, but the arrival of the… Read More

  • This Wearable Game For Visually Impaired Kids Aims To Help Cognitive Development

    This Wearable Game For Visually Impaired Kids Aims To Help Cognitive Development

    A Mexican educational psychologist duo has teamed up to build toys for blind or visually impaired kids. The first device they’re building is a wearable game called Smash-a-ball — pictured above in prototype form — which is being designed to help kids’ cognitive development. Read More

  • Glooko Gets $16.5M Injection For Its Diabetes Management Platform

    Glooko Gets $16.5M Injection For Its Diabetes Management Platform

    Diabetes management startup Glooko, which sells a unified diabetes data management healthcare service, which includes Bluetooth-enabled hardware to import blood glucose readings from a range of (proprietary) glucose meters to make it easier for doctors to remotely monitor patients, has pulled in a $16.5 million Series B round. Read More

  • Apple Web Television Service Would Awaken A Sleeping Apple TV Giant

    Apple Web Television Service Would Awaken A Sleeping Apple TV Giant

    Apple is set to launch a dedicated streaming TV service beginning in September, according to the Wall Street Journal. The offering would boast around 25 channels, including major broadcasters like ABC, CBS and Fox and would likely be priced around $30 or $40 a month, with an initial unveil in June (most likely at WWDC). This follows an announcement from Apple at last week’s event that… Read More

  • Nintendo Teases NX, Its Next Dedicated Gaming Console

    Nintendo Teases NX, Its Next Dedicated Gaming Console

    Nintendo is being unusually candid about its product roadmap, with news that it will work on mobile titles with partner DeNA, and a reveal of its next console project – or at least the fact that it’s working on one. Nintendo’s Chief Executive Satoru Iwata told a press conference today that its next-generation console will be called NX, and is currently under development with… Read More

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