• Yummly Teams Up With Instacart To Deliver Recipe Ingredients In An Hour

    Yummly Teams Up With Instacart To Deliver Recipe Ingredients In An Hour

    If you are anything like me you’d rather order the food than make it in your kitchen. But every so often in the cold of winter I get the itch to play Martha Stewart. The problem is I’m missing key ingredients in almost every recipe I want to try. Pinterest-like recipe platform Yummly is hoping to solve that for those like myself by partnering with grocery delivery startup… Read More

  • Microsoft Outs An Entry Level Facebook Messenger Phone

    Microsoft Outs An Entry Level Facebook Messenger Phone

    Fans of branding confusion will be pleased to hear Microsoft hasn’t ditched the Nokia phone brand quite yet. It’s just announced a new entry level mobile phone, badged with the Nokia name: the Nokia 215, dubbing the handset its “most affordable Internet-ready entry level phone yet” — and aiming it at first time mobile buyers starting in the Middle East, Africa… Read More

  • ‘Uber For Logistics’ Startup Lalamove Lands $10M To Expand In China And Southeast Asia

    ‘Uber For Logistics’ Startup Lalamove Lands $10M To Expand In China And Southeast Asia

    Lalamove, an Uber-like logistics service, has raised $10 million to expand its presence across Asia, where it already operates in six cities. Read More

  • Nest Adds 15 More Companies To Its “Works With Nest” Program

    Nest Adds 15 More Companies To Its “Works With Nest” Program

    Nest is today announcing significant new partners joining its “Works with Nest” developer program. The new additions continue Nest’s quest to turn its product into the heart of a smart home. Among the new partners are Lutron, Insteon and Philips Hue. Each company built Nest products into its ecosystem. For example, now with the Lutron integration, homeowners can control… Read More

  • Tencent Launches China’s First Private Online Bank

    Tencent Launches China’s First Private Online Bank

    Tencent, one of the top Internet companies in China, launched the country’s first private online bank today. Called WeBank after Tencent’s popular messaging app WeChat, the financial institution is the first one in China to be based on the Internet. Read More

  • Alibaba Competitor Wanda E-commerce Raises $161M At $3B Valuation

    Alibaba Competitor Wanda E-commerce Raises $161M At $3B Valuation

    China-based Wanda E-commerce, which hopes to position itself as a rival against Alibaba, has raised one billion RMB (about $161 million) in funding from investment funds Centec Networks and Xude Rendao. Wanda E-commerce says this quadruples its valuation to 20 billion yuan (about $3 billion). Read More

  • Cognitive Networks Detects What You’re Watching On Your Smart TV

    Cognitive Networks Detects What You’re Watching On Your Smart TV

    If you’re looking for a more interactive experience from your favorite TV shows, a company called Cognitive Networks is working to make it happen. Cognitive Networks was founded in 2008 and we last wrote about it back in 2013, after the company announced its partnership with LG. When I ran into President Zee Neumeier tonight at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, he told me that… Read More

  • Here’s How Nvidia’s New Tegra X1 Stacks Up To The K1 And Apple A8X On Paper

    Here’s How Nvidia’s New Tegra X1 Stacks Up To The K1 And Apple A8X On Paper

    Nvidia’s new Tegra X1 mobile chipset is a veritable beast: It’s able to provide almost two times the graphics performance of the iPad Air 2’s A8X while also consuming just about the same amount of power, and it’s already in production, meaning tablets sporting the X1’s graphical prowess should be available to consumers in the relatively near future. The Tegra… Read More

  • Incubate Fund Launches $91M Fund To Focus On Startups In Asia And The U.S.

    Incubate Fund Launches $91M Fund To Focus On Startups In Asia And The U.S.

    Incubate Fund, one of Japan’s leading venture capital firms, announced today that it has raised a new 11 billion yen ($91 million) fund. Though Incubate Fund usually focuses on seed investments, a representative said the new fund, called Incubate Fund III will put larger amounts of money in early-stage startups located in North America, Japan, and the rest of Asia. Read More

  • ISKN’s Smart Sketching Surface Works Amazingly Well

    ISKN’s Smart Sketching Surface Works Amazingly Well

    I’ve written about ISKN in the past. It’s a simple slate that tracks your pen and paper sketches. It transforms your drawings into vectorial images in real time. The company just snatched $2 million in funding from Partech Ventures, CEA Investments, Kima Ventures and Pascal Cagni. But more importantly, ISKN works shockingly well. When I first met the ISKN team last year, I… Read More

  • Allie 720 Degree Interactive Video

    IC Real Tech’s 720-Degree Allie Camera Can Stream Virtual Reality

    You never really feel like you’re there when you’re stuck watching from whatever angle the camera person chose. Meanwhile, professional virtual reality cameras are way too big or expensive for consumer use. But thanks to new video stitching technology, the new Allie camera from IC Real Tech can turn two 360-degree camera feeds into an “all-D” image that lets you look… Read More

  • Nvidia Announces Two New Computing Platforms For Cars

    Nvidia Announces Two New Computing Platforms For Cars

    At its CES press conference, Nvidia today announced the Drive CX, a digital cockpit for cars that is based on the company’s new X1 processor. It will include an advanced visual computing architecture. It can power 16.6 megapixels for cars that have multiple screens — that significantly more than even the iMac 5K Retina display’s 15 million pixels. Read More

  • Parrot Announces Smart Devices H2O and the Pot

    The Parrot Pot And H2O Give You A Robotic Green Thumb

    When you think of Parrot, chances are you are thinking about the A.R. Drone or its recently launched Bebop drone. But as its CEO Henri Seydoux told me in an interview earlier today, drones are only one area of interest for the company. Parrot is interested in everything that connects to the smartphone and these days, that includes your house plants. The company today unveiled two new gadgets… Read More

  • Nvidia Announces Tegra X1 With Maxwell GPU

    Nvidia Announces Tegra X1 With Maxwell GPU

    At a press conference in Las Vegas, Nvidia today announced an update to its highly successful Tegra K1 mobile processor. The X1 combines a 64-bit ARM_based processor with a graphics chip based on the company’s Maxwell architecture. The K1 used Nvidia’s older Kepler GPU technology. The X1 will feature a 256-core Maxwell GPU and an eight-core 64bit CPU. That, the company says, makes… Read More

  • Ring Gesture Control Device for Smart Devices

    The Ring Is Real

    It’s been almost a year since Takuro Yoshida and his team blew up Kickstarter with the Ring, a wearable that uses simple wand-like gestures to control gadgets in the home. Promises abounded: You’ll be able to control the lights in your home with the flick of a finger. You’ll be able to change the song on your iPhone, turn up the music, or even snap a photo. Read More

  • Lima Showcases Its Mobile App For Its Dropbox Alternative

    Lima Showcases Its Mobile App For Its Dropbox Alternative

    French startup Lima is presenting another piece of its offering at CES, the mobile app. And it is a very promising app for those who backed Lima to seamlessly access their photos, music library and movies from their phones and tablets. While the team still needs to polish the app interface, it goes beyond Dropbox and Carousel when it comes to features. As a reminder, Lima is a small device… Read More

  • The Valedo Helps You Train Back Pain Away

    The Valedo Helps You Train Back Pain Away

    Designed for people who already have lower back problems, the Valedo is a pair of sensors that, when used in unison with an app on the iPhone or iPad, helps you train your back to reduce and prevent future pain. Read More

  • Connected Cycle’s Smart Pedal Prevents Theft, Provides Analytics About Your Ride

    Connected Cycle’s Smart Pedal Prevents Theft, Provides Analytics About Your Ride

    Once installed, the Connected Cycle smart pedal will alert bike owners when their bike has been moved via mobile app. Since it has a GPS connection and connects to a cloud platform, Connected Cycle’s pedals let users keep track of where the bike goes if someone’s using it that shouldn’t be. Read More

  • The OBox Is A Console’s Take On Android Gaming

    The OBox Is A Console’s Take On Android Gaming

    At CES this year, Snail, a Chinese gaming company, demoed a new console it is working to release early this year called the OBox. The device is essentially a modular — their word — computer that runs Android games. I tinkered with the thing earlier today when it was attached to a large television, playing games in 3D. Snail declined to detail the price of the device, which was… Read More

  • The Robot That Can Destroy You At Beer Pong

    The Robot That Can Destroy You At Beer Pong

    Robots. They can wipe the floor with us at Flappy Bird, Ping Pong, and chess. At least we’ve still got the last great bastion of human sportsmanship that is beer pong, right? Wrong. Built by Empire Robotics to show off yet another thing that their trippy spherical robot gripper “hand” is capable of, watch on as it destroys the competition in one flawless turn. If… Read More

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