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  • Best Buy Will Begin Selling The Apple Watch From August 7

    Best Buy Will Begin Selling The Apple Watch From August 7

    Apple is preparing to expand the sales effort behind the Apple Watch after it was announced that Best Buy will begin selling it in its U.S. stores from August 7, making it the first independent retailer to stock the wearable device. In its most recent quarterly report issued last week, Apple declined to break out sales of its new wearable device — which debuted in April — other than… Read More

  • The Internet Of Sound Crunch Network

    The Internet Of Sound

    How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound. Read More

  • Does Ringly Have A Place In An Apple Watch World?

    Does Ringly Have A Place In An Apple Watch World?

    The first thing I thought when I opened my Ringly box was that it smelled. Bad. Like electronics that had caught on fire and were then put out in some sort of chemical bath. But the company told me that the ring I received (an early review unit sent to reporters) was part of a bad “beta batch.” More recently, they replaced it with another. It didn’t smell nearly as bad. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This week, Tesla introduced a new mode for the Model S called Ludicrous mode, which will take the car from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds. Which is ludicrous. Meanwhile, Apple reported its Q3 2015 earnings, falling just under expectations for iPhone unit sales, though still growing the category by 35 percent YOY. Plus, GoPro announced a deal with Meerkat that will let users stream live from… Read More

  • How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

    How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

    Amazon has been amassing computer vision expertise for a long time. And continues to do so. A LinkedIn search for computer vision jobs at the company currently returns more than 50 posts — mostly split across research and software engineering roles. But is there more than meets the eye to the ecommerce giant’s interest in technologies that can sense the world around them? Read More

  • Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

    Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

    Voxel8, the startup behind the first multi-material 3D electronics printer, has raised $12 million to bring its printers to the desks of engineers and designers everywhere. ARCH Venture Partners and Braemar Energy Ventures led the Series A round, joined by Autodesk, through its Spark Investment Fund, and In-Q-Tel. Read More

  • Apple Launches Back To School Deal, Offering Free Beats Headphones With Mac Purchase

    Apple Launches Back To School Deal, Offering Free Beats Headphones With Mac Purchase

    Apple launched its 2015 Back to School deal today, offering those who purchase a new Mac, under education pricing, a free pair of Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones. Users will also be able to upgrade to a pair of wireless Beats Solo 2 headphones for $100. The education deal is open to qualifying students, parents of students, faculty and staff that purchase a Mac between now and September 18. Read More

  • AKG N90Q | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: AKG N90Q

    The AKG By HARMAN N90Q headphones are, in short, awesome. Harman has long been one of the top names in audio, but its newest pair of over-ear headphones — the latest in Quincy Jones’ signature line — add a new type of technology called TruNote, which uses microphones to tailor music to your environment. And it goes beyond loud cars driving by or noise from being on a plane… Read More

  • Karma’s Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping

    Karma’s Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping

    Karma, the portable Wi-Fi hotspot offering a contract-free, pay-as-you-go service and the ability to earn free data by sharing your connection with others, has now started shipping its latest devices to pre-order customers. The company says that some of its earliest customers began receiving their hotspots as of Monday, while remaining customers will see theirs arrive within 45 days. Read More

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