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  • Unboxing six gadgets from CES 2017

    I had a great time out here at CES 2017 in Las Vegas — every once in a while I got to sneak away and walk around a little bit and check out the goodies. A little walking here, a little checking stuff out there. Sometimes I fell asleep under tables… it’s just the nature of the beast. Sometimes people wanted me to check out their product, but I couldn’t do it right away… Read More

  • Three years later, Dropcam Pros get updated to handle 1080p

    Three years later, Dropcam Pros get updated to handle 1080p

    If you own a Dropcam Pro (the last model Dropcam shipped before it was bought by Nest): surprise! It can now do 1080p recording. Previously capped at 720p, Nest had long promised that 1080p support was on the way for the Dropcam Pro. Hell, even the Dropcam Pro’s box said it supported 1080p! When Nest eventually shipped a 1080p Nest Cam, many figured the long-promised update would… Read More

  • Butterfleye Raises Over $600K On Indiegogo For Its Smart Home Monitoring Camera

    When we first checked in on hardware startup Butterfleye, they set out to raise $100,000 on Indiegogo to build its smart home monitoring system. Well, it blew through that goal and has raised an unbelievably impressive $604,451. The camera itself promises to cut out false positives when alerting you of movements in your home. An example? A light turning on and off triggers motion for some systems. Read More

  • Who Invests In Hardware Startups? Crunch Network

    Who Invests In Hardware Startups?

    While many angels and VCs are still skittish about hardware startups, there has been a massive renaissance in the hardware-funding ecosystem over the last few years. Since 2010, venture capital investment in hardware startups is up more than 30x. Read More

  • Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things Crunch Network

    Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

    Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48 billion in 2014, more than triple the amount of two years earlier. Meanwhile, the “fairy tale” acquisitions of Dropcam, Nest, Beats and Oculus — and the IPOs of Fitbit and GoPro — fuel public interest and momentum for new startups… Read More

  • Nest Launches A Camera: Meet The Nest Cam

    Nest Launches A Camera: Meet The Nest Cam

    Remember when Nest bought Dropcam? That first fruits of that purchase are finally dropping today: Nest has just announced the Nest Cam, an oh-so-Dropcam like security solution. At first glance, the Nest Cam looks like the Dropcam that we all already know. At second glance… it… still looks like a Dropcam. It’s a bit more slim and its curves are a bit curvier — but the… Read More

  • Dropcam Stops Selling Its Cheaper Model, The Dropcam HD

    Dropcam Stops Selling Its Cheaper Model, The Dropcam HD

    For the past few years, Dropcam’s product lineup has been a bit… confusing. Since October of 2013, Dropcam has sold two products: the Dropcam HD, and the Dropcam Pro. Which one were would-be buyers supposed to see as the “better” one? That won’t be a problem anymore. Read More

  • Blink Is An Affordable Wireless Security Cam For Your Home

    Blink Is An Affordable Wireless Security Cam For Your Home

    Security conscious types with a hankering to pepper their homes with sensor-packed cameras to keep remote tabs on their stuff should point their eyes at Blink: a wireless connected security camera with a relatively cheap price-tag vs the extant competition. Read More