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  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Disrupt Hardware Rocks Our Socks

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Disrupt Hardware Rocks Our Socks

    This week, TechCrunch was consumed by Disrupt NY 2014. It was an amazing week, and made even better by the appearance of three hardware companies in our Disrupt Battlefield finals. Mink, an inkjet printer hack that prints out makeup, wowed the audience. ISI Technology reinvented the water heater with the HeatWorks Model 1, and Mimi focused on making hearing enhancement devices accessible… Read More

  • Mimi Launches An iPhone App To Combat Hearing Loss

    Mimi Launches An iPhone App To Combat Hearing Loss

    Mimi, a company launching today as part of TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield, plans to use the iPhone to help people with hearing loss. I didn’t know much about the issue before discussing it with co-founders Philipp Skribanowitz and Pascal Werner, but they pointed me to a number of articles and studies about how widespread hearing loss has become, affecting an estimated… Read More

  • Mimi ear switch: Not what we need right now

    Some Japenese folks invented the “ear switch,” an in-ear device that uses light to trigger switches based on your facial expressions. You will be able to turn on room lights or swing your washing machine into action with a quick twitch of your mouth,” said its inventor, Kazuhiro Taniguchi of Osaka University. Read More