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 Say hey to a new wearable camera contending for your cash. The Ca7ch Lightbox boasts of being the smallest live-streaming wearable camera — at just 1.5 inches x 0.49 inches, and weighing in at a dainty 30 grams. Read More

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 Here’s a non-surprise: Microsoft is discounting its line of Surface Pro 2 tablets by $100 to $200, configuration depending. When Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, a device that has received stronger reviews by the media than its predecessors, we asked if it would continue to sell the Surface Pro 2. The company replied with the following comment: “Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2… Read More

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 Remember how the Facebook phone was exclusive to AT&T? Remember how the price quickly dropped to $.99 cents? T-Mobile’s John Legere does and he took to Twitter today to rant about Amazon’s exclusive deal with AT&T. He makes a lot of good points mainly that exclusive phone deals are bad for consumers and the industry. Read More

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 Remember OnLive? Despite a messy sale to escape a dark and stormy financial picture, the company lives on, and in March it launched its new CloudLift subscription gaming service. Today, it’s partnering with Wikipad, maker of the dedicated Android gaming tablet, to deliver full AAA PC gaming to the tablet. OnLive already offers this to any Android device with access to Google Play via… Read More

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 If you’re looking to get into 3D art, the CreoPop pen is the closest thing you can get to a “beginner’s option.” Unlike 3D printing, which requires creating a model in a CAD-like application and sending it to an expensive printer like those made by Makerbot, CreoPop lets you create 3D object directly from your imagination. Read More

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 Amazon is apparently working away on a lot more besides the upcoming smartphone with the 3D interface at its Lab126 hardware R&D facility. A new Businessweek profile details some of the work that went into creating the new smartphone, as well as a few other efforts currently ongoing, like a speech-controlled Bluetooth speaker, a Square-killing credit card reader and a projector for anywhere. Read More

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 betaworks-backed Estimote has today announced a partnership with Knoll to bring its iBeacon platform to the office space planning company. Estimote, a Disrupt and YC alum, offers a platform for developers to easily integrate iBeacon tech into existing apps and services, and at NeoCon 2014 (a trade conference for interior design) Knoll debuted one of the first retail installations of… Read More

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 The biggest problem in 3D printing is mass production. While prototyping one or two items per day is fine for small manufacturers, what if you want to customize hundreds or thousands phone cases for Google’s Project Ara phone? 3D Systems is solving this problem by creating a sort of 3D printing assembly line. The line runs in a circle with printing nozzles squirting out different colors… Read More

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 One of Kickstarter’s famous proclamations is that it isn’t a store, despite how many hardware startups use it pretty much as a pre-order platform, but now there is a store for gadgets made by early-stage companies, both shipping and pre-production. ShopLocket and parent company PCH International are launching Blueprint today, a store for early stage companies to shop their… Read More

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 All signs point to Amazon announcing a smartphone with novel features tomorrow. TechCrunch has revealed much about the phone over the last nine months but a few questions remain. At this point, all of the phone’s features are known and about the only thing left to know is the name, price and release date. Amazon will likely reveal all those details tomorrow morning at an event in Seattle… Read More

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 Amazon is likely announcing its first smartphone tomorrow and all signs point to it being something special with a novel head-tracking technology. While we’ve announced most of the phone’s features over the last few months, a few questions remain including carrier support. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the phone will only be available through AT&T, extending the… Read More

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 StormTag is a key-fob sized sensor for measuring weather data that’s designed to contribute to a crowdsourced network of other sensors to map aggregated weather data and offer localized predictions. It works with Bluetooth LE smartphones and tablets to sync its data back to the cloud where users can view weather info in an app. Read More

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 Using a piece of paper with a specially printed grid and a regular smartphone, Rendor may have just cracked the 3D scanning code. The system allows you to create a 3D scan of almost any object simply by taking video of it from every angle. The program interpolates the shape of the object based on how it is positioned on the grid and then generates a usable 3D file. Read More

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 Drones deliver champagne and cookies to our hotels and chocolate to our bellies, and promise to follow our every move. Now a new site delivers us via drone to over 1,500 destinations using an interactive map. Switzerland-based developer Jan Hiersemenzel launched TravelByDrone in April to give us a bird’s-eye view of the world using drones. The site is basically a database of YouTube… Read More

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 I have a soft spot for mechanical watches which is why the so called Sistem51 (Swatch calls it the shouty SISTEM51) is so near and dear to my heart. It is, in short, one of the most interesting developments in mass-market micro mechanics since the invention of the quartz Timex, a mix of cool high-tech and ridiculous, Tamogotchi-like old tech that it’s interesting that it hasn’t… Read More

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 Microsoft is gearing up to begin shipping its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and many have already had a chance to test out the latest in tablet/laptop hybrids. One early tester is Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik (aka Gabe) who was a huge fan of the Surface Pro 2 because with the stylus, it was an awesome digital artist tool for hand-drawn creations. Gabe wasn’t so impressed with the Surface… Read More

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 The Motorola G is a helluva a deal, and it just got better. The budget phone is now available in the U.S. with 4G for just $219. Unlocked and not tied to a carrier contract. And that’s awesome. You should buy five. Read More

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 Look: you and I both know what’s going on here. This is either a viral ad for Milka or a riff on Üter Zörker at the Springfield Chocolate Factory but let’s retract our marketing antennae for a moment and just revel in the idea: this is video of a quadcopter made of chocolate. The body is made of chocolate. The motors, obviously, are metal and the propellers plastic, but the rest… Read More

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 Meet Printeer: a colourful 3D printer that’s being designed to appeal to kids. Ergo it looks fun, with brightly coloured parts displayed safely behind clear perspex panels, and also aims to be child’s play to use — using object design software that will run on an iPad. Read More

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 Twitter’s official “Dronie” is at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this year, taking the robot-powered zoom out selfies first popularized by the NYT’s Nick Bilton and Photojojo founder Amit Gupta. The Dronie is a UAV with a camera mount that records dronies to post to its official Twitter account using a camera mounted to its undercarriage, and… Read More

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 Meet AirDog, an action sports drone for when a GoPro action camera alone isn’t enough. Read More

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 Apple CEO Tim Cook is the subject of a new profile in the New York Times today, and the profile includes plenty of background information about the executive and his commitment to human rights and environmental issues. But it also contained some information about the rumored iWatch project, how it’s being put together behind the scenes and when it’s slated for public release. Cook… Read More

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 In just under two weeks from now at Google I/O, Google will announce wearable fitness functionality that Apple announced at WWDC. Next year at WWDC, Apple will announce wearable fitness functionality that Google announced at I/O. Jokes aside, Google and Apple’s competition to “own” wearable health has reached “Silicon Valley”-level proportions. After Apple… Read More

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 The Daily Show’s Jason Jones had a segment on the show last night that highlighted so-called ‘discrimination’ against Google Glass wearers. I was the butt of a lot of its jokes — the show invited me on after I was assaulted wearing Google Glass in the Mission District of San Francisco. Read More

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 As a result of a new partnership between GoPro and BMW, it’s never been easier to record your hoonage antics. Select late-model BMW cars will soon be able to control GoPro cameras directly from the dash. Just click record on the dash of the car and the connected GoPro cameras click to life. Starting in July, the owner of a 2012 or later properly equipped BMW or Mini will be able to… Read More

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