hardware

  • Google calls ‘time’ on the Pixel laptop

    Google calls ‘time’ on the Pixel laptop

    In a small meeting with journalists at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Google’s senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh dropped a little bit of news: It looks like the Pixel laptop — Google’s premium Chromebook and the original product bearing the Pixel name — has hit the end of the line after just two iterations. Read More

  • Qvivr raises $5M to move beyond its all-in-one credit card

    Qvivr raises $5M to move beyond its all-in-one credit card

    Qvivr, a Silicon Valley-based FinTech startup originally known for building the SWYP programmable credit card, has raised $5M in Series A funding. The funding was led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from a large multinational Asian bank. The startup was founded in 2014 and originally launched with a pre-order campaign for a hardware product that would let users program all of their… Read More

  • 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

  • Wrist-mounted subwoofer Basslet announces pricing and shipping

    Wrist-mounted subwoofer Basslet announces pricing and shipping

    Crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year, Lofelt’s wrist-mountable subwoofer is shipping to its backers as we speak. Basslet will be available to order on February 7 for $199. I tried it out at CES and am eager to share some first impressions. Read More

  • Sling TV set to debut the AirTV Player, which combines local channels, Sling’s service & Netflix

    Sling TV set to debut the AirTV Player, which combines local channels, Sling’s service & Netflix

    Reports that streaming TV service Sling TV is launching its own TV tuner box are now confirmed, thanks to the appearance of a landing page for the “AirTV Player” which has popped up on Sling TV’s website overnight. The new device promises the ability to receive local TV channels over the air through a digital antenna, combined with Sling TV’s streaming service and… Read More

  • Gadget Story Time with Spectacles

    Spectacles by Snap are a lot of fun! Join us as we put them through their paces, try them out, talk to people on the street and just have a really great day. I would tell you more, but I don’t want to ruin it for you. Alright… enjoy the show. Read More

  • Phononic raises a cool $40 million to make quiet, spacious refrigerators

    Phononic raises a cool $40 million to make quiet, spacious refrigerators

    Refrigeration and air conditioning used to require vapor compressors, chemicals like Freon, fans, water chillers or passive heat sinks. But a North Carolina company called Phononic has developed solid-state refrigeration technology instead. Phononic, which employs about 110 full-time today, just raised an additional $40 million in equity funding to rapidly expand manufacturing of its… Read More

  • Gadget Story Time with EPIKGO hoverboard

    I have a love-hate relationship with hoverboards. They make me happy when I ride them but they suck to fall off of lol. The other day I saw a guy carrying his newborn baby while riding a hoverboard and I started having a minor anxiety attack. EPIKGO sent me their hoverboard to try out and they couldn’t have picked a more qualified and handsome person. At one point I had my own… Read More

  • Teforia soaks up $12 million to make the perfect cup of tea

    Teforia soaks up $12 million to make the perfect cup of tea

    Teforia has raised $12 million in a Series A round of venture funding to take its smart kitchen appliances mainstream. The company’s flagship product is an internet connected tea infuser that can brew teas from the company’s own line of pre-packed “Sips,” or from loose leaf teas that customers pack into the machine’s “infusion globe” on their… Read More

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