Gadgets

  • Hiku’s Connected Grocery Scanner Is An “Amazon Dash” For The Rest Of Us

    Hiku’s Connected Grocery Scanner Is An “Amazon Dash” For The Rest Of Us

    In April, Amazon announced it would begin testing a new connected hardware device called the “Amazon Dash,” which lets you order groceries from AmazonFresh by either scanning a product barcode or speaking a product name into the device. But the Dash is only available in select markets where Prime Fresh operates, and customers have to be invited to participate in the… Read More

  • Hardware Hackers: I Want To See Your Battlefield Applications

    Hardware Hackers: I Want To See Your Battlefield Applications

    The past few Disrupts have been amazing for fans of hardware. From Lock8 to Monsieur, we’ve had some amazing startups appearing on stage alongside the software makers of the world and it’s clear that hardware is where it’s at. That’s why I need you to submit your hardware project to Disrupt. It’s a great platform, a great way to grab attention, and a great way… Read More

  • SCiO Scanner in Hardware Alley | TC Disrupt NY 2014

    Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter

    Consumer Physics, the Tel Aviv-based startup behind the handheld molecular food scanner dubbed “SCiO,” has now topped $2 million in crowdfunding via its Kickstarter campaign, with 11 days still remaining. SCiO is basically a pocket-sized spectrometer that tells you the chemical makeup of what you eat, including nutritional info like calories, carbs, sugars, and more. More than… Read More

  • The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells, Kills It On Kickstarter

    The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells, Kills It On Kickstarter

    A Kickstarter-backed gadget called the Golden Goose is a new kitchen utility that lets you scramble eggs in the shell. Why? Because you can. I have to admit, I sort of love it when people find a way to take something that was totally not broken, and very simple to do – like scrambling eggs, for example – and reinvent it entirely. Seriously, even I can scramble eggs and… Read More

  • Watch The Oculus Rift Get Torn To Pieces In Glorious Stop Motion

    Watch The Oculus Rift Get Torn To Pieces In Glorious Stop Motion

    As long as I can remember, I’ve disassembled (and sometimes even reassembled!) every gadget I could get my hands on. But for some reason, gadget teardown photos and videos — so popular across the Interwebs whenever Apple or Samsung release some new thing — have never really done it for me. But this? This I like. Read More

  • A Brief History Of Oculus

    A Brief History Of Oculus

    Less than two years ago, Oculus raised 2.5 million dollars on Kickstarter. Yesterday, they were acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. Oculus has definitely generated its fair share of buzz in its short lifespan — yet many people are hearing about them for the first time this week. For them, and for those who might’ve missed some details along the way, here’s Oculus’ story… Read More

  • Samsung Announces The Galaxy Gear 2 Smart Watch With Better Battery And Tizen OS, Coming In April

    Samsung Announces The Galaxy Gear 2 Smart Watch With Better Battery And Tizen OS, Coming In April

    Samsung has announced the availability of the Galaxy Gear 2 smart watch, a Tizen OS-powered wearable that will get up to three days of battery life and is promised to allow for a improved applications. There will be two models – the Galaxy Gear 2 with camera and the Gear 2 Neo without – and they will ship in April. Read More

  • A Look At Marvin’s Malton Military Cushion Watch

    A Look At Marvin’s Malton Military Cushion Watch

    In the interest of expanding our general knowledge of all things hardware, I present another of my occasional weekend watch reviews, this time featuring Marvin’s Malton Military Cushion watch, an automatic three-handed timepiece made by a fairly small brand based in Vaumarcus, Switzerland. Read More

  • The FAA Shuts Down Beer-Delivery Drone

    The FAA Shuts Down Beer-Delivery Drone

    Ice fishermen on Lake Waconia in Minnesota were pleasantly surprised when a Wisconsin brewery, Lakemaid, flew a twelve-pack of their frothy suds over the icy wastes to their warm fishing cabins using a hefty, remote-controlled quadcopter. It was a match made in zero-degree weather: the brewery took orders and flew their drones out to the fishermen who, in turn, didn’t have to trudge to… Read More

  • The Frustrating, Impossible Beauty Of ‘The Perfect Setup’

    The Frustrating, Impossible Beauty Of ‘The Perfect Setup’

    Others with gadget addictions will know these feels: Most of my life is spent questing for the Perfect Setup. That means different things at different times to different people, of course, and especially when it comes to tech, the goal posts keep moving. But it can still happen, and when it does, it can make the whole frustrating journey seem worth it. Read More