hardware

  • Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime

    Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime

    In the world of kitchen appliances, everyone wants to be the next Keurig, it seems. First, there were single-cup coffee brewers that followed and claimed to be better than Keurig, from Nespresso, Mr. Coffee and Lavazza to name a few. Later came cold drink machines like the Bartesian for cocktails, or PicoBrew for craft beer. And most recently, the Juicero cold press juice machine promised to… Read More

  • Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilot

    Oakland, Calif.-based Edyn started selling a new, smart gardening device this week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically. The Edyn Water Valve uses data from the company’s Edyn Garden Sensor, a soil sensor, along with local weather systems, to adjust the moisture levels in the soil. If a user wants, they can… Read More

  • Three startups to watch from HAX hardware accelerator, batch VIII

    Three startups to watch from HAX hardware accelerator, batch VIII

    The HAX hardware accelerator held its 8th Demo Day in San Francisco yesterday. While all 15 companies in the latest batch hold promise, and encompass some very wild ambitions, these three stood out thanks to creative applications of advanced tech to sometimes overlooked, but truly massive potential markets. Rovenso
    Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, Rovenso is adapting technology created… Read More

  • With Lumenus smart cycling apparel, you can leave your boring cycling jacket at home

    With Lumenus smart cycling apparel, you can leave your boring cycling jacket at home

    As self-driving cars are not quite ready yet, bike accidents are still a thing, unfortunately. Sometimes, stupid monkey brains can’t see someone riding a bike. Lumenus wants to fix that with smart clothes and accessories for runners, cyclists and motorcyclists. The company is taking part in our Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Read More

  • TiVo’s new Roamio OTA DVR for cord cutters has no monthly fees, more storage

    TiVo’s new Roamio OTA DVR for cord cutters has no monthly fees, more storage

    While DVR maker TiVo has been focused on the future with the recent unveiling of its 4K-ready DVR designed for the streaming era, the company is continuing to improve its other popular device for cord cutters as well, the TiVo Roamio. This morning, TiVo announced an updated version of this product, the TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB. As the name implies, one of the biggest advantages to this new version… Read More

  • Diamanti emerges from stealth with appliance to modernize operations in containerized world

    Diamanti emerges from stealth with appliance to modernize operations in containerized world

    Diamanti, a startup aimed at solving the problems around balancing networking and storage requirements in the age of containers, emerged from stealth today with a new appliance and $12.5 million in Series A funding from a prestigious list of investors. Perhaps those investors — Charles River Ventures, DFJ Venture, GSR Ventures, and Goldman Sachs — liked the pedigree of the… Read More

  • Naked Labs enters the fitness tech fray with body-scanning mirror

    Naked Labs enters the fitness tech fray with body-scanning mirror

    What if your reflection in the mirror could tell you to get your lazy butt back to the gym? We have the technology. A San Francisco startup called Naked Labs began taking preorders for its 3-D body scanning system today. CEO and co-founder Farhad Farahbakhshian says the company’s Naked 3D Fitness Tracker was designed for individuals or families who want to measure their progress on… Read More

  • Pure Watercraft brings boaters a Tesla-style motor

    Obviously, water and electricity don’t mix. But one Seattle company called Pure Watercraft has taken up the engineering challenge of building a Tesla-like EV motor for boats. The startup began taking pre-orders for its Pure Outboard today with a $500, refundable deposit via its own website. A former rowing coach, Andy Rebele started Pure Watercraft in 2011 with a mission to replace… Read More