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Tile raises $18 million to make personal belongings easy to find

To help people find lost, stolen or misplaced personal effects with the proverbial touch of a button, a startup called Tile has raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by Bessemer Venture P

eero inks $50 million funding deal with Menlo’s Opportunity Fund, plans to sell products at Best Buy

Just months after finally shipping its product to consumers, smart wireless routing system eero has pulled in a new $50 million in growth funding from Menlo Ventures, as the first investment from the

Ziro is a nifty hand-controlled robotics kit for kids

Meet <a target="_blank" href="http://ziro.io">Ziro</a>, a robotics kit that lets you build all sorts of vehicles using a few motors, a smartphone, a glove and your imagination. Ziro’s default kit co

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.

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 Va

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 t

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. <a target="_blank" href="http://lumenu

Bitlock crowdfunded a smart bike lock in 2013. What happened next?

Two and a half years ago Bitlock set out to crowdfund a smart bike lock at a time when hype around connected devices was surging and goodwill in crowdfunding platforms was buoyant. Since then both cat

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 co

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 Se

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 sc

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 takin

Investors pour $70 million into Juicero, a smart kitchen appliance maker

Juicero.com, a food tech startup that makes Internet-connected kitchen appliances, raised $70 million in Series B funding in a round led by Artis Ventures. Juicero's flagship product is a $699 coun

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

Synology Brings Its First Router To The U.S.

Synology isn't exactly a household name in the U.S. yet, but the Taiwanese company is definitely trying to make more of a name for itself here. The company has long offered its various DiskStation net

Microsoft And GoPro Sign Patent Licensing Deal For File Storage Technology

Microsoft, though its Microsoft Licensing LLC, and GoPro today announced that they have signed a collaborative patent licensing deal for “certain file storage and other system technologies.&#822

Silicon:Safe Bags $1M Seed For Its Hardware Fix For Bulk Password Theft

Sony Pictures. Ashley Madison. Twitch. Patreon. Snapchat. LinkedIn. Last.fm... Those are just a handful of the companies that have suffered massive password-related breaches in recent years. Bulk pass

Tablo Brings Live Network Television, DVR Functionality To Apple TV

Apple’s own streaming TV service may have been delayed due to stalled negotiations, but a new app launching for Apple’s newest media player will allow you to watch both live and recorded

Colopl Launches $50M Global Fund Dedicated To Virtual Reality

There’s no shortage of ideas and projects in the virtual reality space. There are tons of studios popping up all over the world to create immersive content for the platform. With the Oculus, HTC

Square Has Both The Hardware And Software To Help Businesses Of All Sizes

Last week, I visited payments company Square and sat down with its Hardware Lead, Jesse Dorogusker, about much more than hardware. Dorogusker, a former director of engineering at Apple, discussed with
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