TC Cribs: SmartThings Gambles On The Connected Home In Vegas

SmartThings doesn't just come to Vegas and set up a boring old booth. These guys rented out a palatial villa just outside of downtown, both for the practical purposes of giving themselves a place to c

Skullcandy’s $100 Crusher Headphones Promise To Rattle Your Head, Actually Do

With their new Crusher headphones, Skullcandy promises something that many a headphone company has promised to do before: to physically rattle your head as a subwoofer might. Unlike the past attempts

BMW Wants To Make Your Next Car A Truly Mobile 4G LTE Hotspot

BMW has rolled out a new feature that will let riders stay connected, by adding 4G LTE WiFi connectivity to its cars. BMW owners will be able to buy an optional hotspot that connects with the car and

Connected Bike Looks To Up Your Cycling Game With Automatic Gear-Shifting

When peak performance is your goal, every second counts. I guess milliseconds count too. Product development consultancy <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cambridgeconsultants.com/">Cambridge Consul

Hands-On With The Lockitron, The Easiest Way To Control Your House’s Locks With A Smartphone

Lockitron's Cameron Robertson stopped by our CES booth for a little demo. It doesn't take much to demo the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/02/yc-alum-lockitron-is-back-with-a-new-kit-that

Bad Dog Tools Demos Drill Bits That Cut Through Basically Everything There Is [Video]

The CES show floor was packed with tons of companies that you’ve probably heard plenty about this week, such as Panasonic, Sony, LG, etc. But the hidden gems and oddballs among the consumer elec

Talking To Your TV, Your Car, Maybe Your Fridge? Maluuba Is Connecting Users To Their Favorite Devices By Voice

You might remember Maluuba from TechCrunch Disrupt, where the company launched its Personal Assistant app for Android last year, combining voice recognition and natural language processing with search

Samsung Says It Will Not Release Its Windows RT Tablet In The U.S.

Samsung's Windows RT tablet, the Ativ Tab, will not be sold in the U.S. Mike Abary, head of Samsung's PC and tablet business in the U.S., told <a target="_blank" href="http://ces.cnet.com/8301-34439_1

ScottEVest Shows Off Their Latest Pocket-Ful Travel Jacket

As geeks, it's hard for us to carry all of our geek accoutrements to our various geek events. That's why I, for one, love <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/ScottEVest">ScottEVest</a>: they're d

Withings Shows Off Its New Smart Scale And Smart Activity Tracker At CES [Video]

Withings was one of a pretty busy section of the CES 2013 show floor demoing health, fitness and lifestyle monitoring apps, and it had a couple of new things to add to its line of Wi-Fi scales and mon

The YotaPhone Has An E-Ink Display On The Back And That’s Simply Awesome

Okay, hear me out. The duel-sided <a target="_blank" href="http://www.yotaphone.com/">YotaPhone</a> is not a gimmick. It makes sense. On the back of the YotaPhone is an e-ink display that can mirror a

An Interview With Eric Migicovsky, A Product Designer Who Had To Ramp Up From $0 To $10 Million In Funding In A Month

The Pebble Smart watch is one of the best-known Kickstarter projects. A compact e-ink device designed to work with almost any smartphone, the Pebble grabbed attention when it hit $10 million and sold

Oculus Shows Off Its Virtual Reality Goggles For Genuinely Immersive Gaming

As someone who devours way too much science fiction, I've always secretly believed that I'll be wearing giant VR goggles at some point in the future. (I'm patiently waiting for my jetpack, too.) Now i

Founder James Park Reports That Fitbit Users Average About 6,000 Steps A Day, Introduces Us To The Flex

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Fitbit">The Fitbit pedometer</a> is a fun way to track your daily perambulations. They've launched a number of products over the past year, including the One a

The Razer Edge Gaming Tablet Is The Only Windows 8 Tablet You Should Buy

Meet the best product at CES 2013: Razer Edge. Simply put, the Razer Edge is a pure gaming tablet. But it's not that simple. With the right accessories, the Edge transforms from a tablet, to a gami

Indiegogo Founder Slava Rubin Says Crowdfunding Takes Down The “Gatekeepers”

Slava Rubin knows a thing or two about crowdfunding. Founded in 2008, his company, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/IndieGogo">IndieGogo</a> is a major funding powerhouse, bringing together su

Watch TechCrunch Gadgets Live Right Now: Pebble Watch, Sphero And Tons Of Live Giveways

It’s day three at CES 2013. It’s a bit cold out. But here we are, for the third episode of TechCrunch Gadgets Live. We’ll be chatting with Pebble Watch. Did you hear it’s going

Lytro Reveals Its Software Side At CES [Video]

If you haven't yet experienced the world of light field photography, it's time to step into the Lytro. (See what I did there?) The Lytro camera is a brand new form of photographic technology that

Artiphon Instrument 1 Is An Ultra-Swanky Multi-Instrumental Music Gizmo

This CES has been a surprisingly musical. Aside from the usual headphones and speakers, we've already seen a number of electronic musical instruments including the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.

Lapka Wants You To Measure Your World, Not Just Quantify Yourself

CES is an event filled with plastic, metal, and germs, so one tends to take notice when a booth is festooned with wood and apples. Such with was the case when we stumbled upon Russian hardware startup
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