• The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

    The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

    Hardware took the spotlight at today’s Y Combinator Demo Day, reflecting a major shift of the accelerator beyond the cliche mobile app startup. Out of the 50 companies from the Summer 2015 batch that demoed on the record today, 20 featured hardware. What was formally the Demo Day lunchroom has become an expo hall for all manners of robots and gadgets. We explore this shift in our… Read More

  • DIY Speed-Vest

    Aimed at safety, the Speed-Vest displays how bad-ass you are on a two-wheel’d steed. The numbers are displayed via electro-luminescent wire controlled by an open-source embedded ‘puter. With a little stitching and soldering, everything is attached to the vest’s back panel. The makers claim the whole thing can run up to 6 hours on a single AA battery. Want your own, build… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: SeV Jacket and Fleece for $250 — $80 off

    CrunchGear faves SeV is running a secret sale until Sunday, November 25, on the Tactical 4.0 Jacket and Fleece 4.0 Jacket combination. With the code SAVE80, you can get both — I have both and they work great together — for $80 off. Seriously. I’ve been wearing SeV when I travel and it’s great gear. If you like outdoor gear for the pockets and comfort but don’t want… Read More

  • New '3rd Space' gaming vest lets you feel the frag

    Oh joy! Next time I think I’m man enough to play a first person shooter against kids half my age, I’ll be sure to wear this thing. That way, I’ll be able to feel myself getting shot non-stop thanks to 8 special zones placed around the vest that shoot a hard puff of air based upon where you’re hit. This actually looks like a cool device and if I didn’t suck so bad… Read More