Gadgets

b8ta, a physical store for tech gadgets, raises $7 million Series A round

b8ta, the retail store that sells trendy tech gadgets, recently raised a $7 million Series A round led by TriplePoint Capital with participation from Khosla Ventures, Fifth Wall Ventures, Macerich a

Everything you need to know from Apple’s iPhone 7 event

Apple held its annual September press conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, unveiling the iPhone 7 at long last. CEO Tim Cook took the stage (after a charming bout of Carpool Karaoke) to introduce

HSN’s first pitch-off competition goes in search of the next big consumer product

HSN is looking for the next big American consumer product. Today, 100 makers and entrepreneurs from around the U.S. will pitch their products for a chance to win airtime on HSN, a listing on HSN.com,

This new brain-scanning technique is literally mind expanding

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between science and technology ó almost all the time when it has to do with the brain. But this research from MIT that allows for vastly improved scans of t

Bellabeat Leaf’s new wearable and app help women tackle stress

Bellabeat, the maker of a line of health trackers aimed at women, has sold over 400,000 units of its first health tracker known as the Leaf – a name given to the device because of its leaf-like

This leather wallet has a built-in battery to charge your iPhone

If you have an iPhone other than the 6 Plus or 6S Plus, chances are that you run out of battery pretty frequently. In a world where background updates, location tracking, and 24/7 bluetooth constantl

FAA committee proposes official categories for drones that fly near crowds

A committee of industry representatives appointed by the FAA turned in recommendations suggesting a four-tiered system for classifying drones and how they may (or mayn't) interact with crowds.

Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

Razer's Ripsaw is far from the first game capture card, but it leapfrogs the competition nicely and takes aim at a growing population of streamers who are willing to pay good money for an easily set u

Rythm raises $11M to pursue sleep-improving neurotechnology

French startup Rythm, which makes a tech-infused headset it claims improves sleep quality, announced Tuesday that it's raised over $11 million from private investors and public grants.

Watch us unbox and poke around the Oculus Rift for the first time

After years of build up and pre-release developer kits, the first deliveries of the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset started arriving this morning. Join us as we take our fi

Here’s everything Apple announced today

Didn’t catch today’s Apple keynote? Want to get a quick rundown of everything they announced? Here’s all the big stuff, in ultra-quick bite size form. Tap that arrow over to the righ

The REVL Arc is a 4K smart action camera with a built-in gimbal

Part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 class, REVL just launched a smart action camera that solves the two worst things about action cams: shaky footage and a cumbersome editing process. Developed by

3 pitfalls that can sink any crowdfunded hardware startup

You might have noticed something puzzling if you’ve been keeping an eye on the crowdfunding space: A large number of seemingly promising crowdfunded hardware startups fail to deliver. The list of hi

Watch Georgia Tech’s Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Called the X-Prize for music the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition pits multiple musicians and makers against each other at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts. A group of judges inclu

Ex-Mozilla Team Unveils “Sense,” An Intelligent, Secure Hub For The Smart Home

With the emerging ecosystem of connected devices – often dubbed the “Internet of Things” – consumers are rightly worried about the security and privacy implications associated

Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys

At New York’s Toy Fair trade show over the weekend, Mattel unveiled its new, $300 3D Printer, the “ThingMaker,” which will allow children to print their own toys at home. The device

Hiku’s New Connected Grocery Scanner Lets You Order Groceries From Walmart And Peapod

Amazon may be leading the internet-of-things market when it comes to push-button ordering via hardware devices like its Dash grocery scanner and Dash buttons, but it's not without its competition. Tod

TiVo Unveils BOLT, A Modern, 4K-Ready DVR Designed For The Streaming Era

The BOLT is a uniquely designed, all-white player offering 4K support as well as a revamped user interface that introduces new features like the ability to skip commercial breaks on recorded cont

Amazon Tempts Parents With A $100 Tablet For Kids

How can any company compete with iPad when it comes to being the preferred tablet for children, thanks to the App Store's large selection of educational apps and age-appropriate games? Amazon's str

Slingbox Debuts Its M2 Set-Top Box For “Cord-Stretchers,” Now Comes With Free Mobile Apps

Slingbox was one of the first companies to re-envision how consumers thought about watching television by introducing hardware that allowed users to view their media remotely over the Internet. Today
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