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Calling Hardware Startups, Compete In Hardware Battlefield For $50,000

Gadgets, gizmos and things are hot. With the rise of crowdfunding and easier paths to manufacturing, there are more gadgeteers than ever before. And we’re looking for some of the best hardware startups to compete on our Las Vegas stage for a giant $50,000 check, tons of publicity and the brand new …

Next for Nest: A Smoke Detector

by Jessica E. Lessin<p>Smart thermostat-maker Nest Labs has been developing a smoke detector that could go on sale as soon as later this year, we have …

IFTTT and SmartThings partner to make the Internet of Things easier to manage

Bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds just became a whole lot easier.<p>IFTTT and SmartThings have announced a partnership through …

When our devices eavesdrop on us

Google Glass, the Moto X, and the Xbox One are just waiting for you to address them. They're always listening and waiting to tell you about the …

The hardware revolution is upon us and why it matters

Almost exactly six years ago, Apple launched the first iPhone. It was a small device that many dismissed as a toy. In reality Steve put a …

The Curious Cult of the Connected Thermostat

Last month, Nest Labs managed to haul in a further $80 million of VC funding for their Internet-connected smart thermostat. That’s good news for …

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Rock Health-Backed Kit Check Nets $10.4M To Help Hospitals Reduce Costs, Keep Life-Saving Inventory Up To Date

In spite of their critical role within the health system — and the life-saving care they provide — hospitals today continue to be bogged down by archaic practices and inefficiencies that are costly not only for hospitals themselves, but also for those receiving care. Take “hospital pharmacy kits,” …

Estimote Creator Talks About Building An “OS For The Physical World”

Estimote’s first prototype looked like a parrot. They designed it to sit in stores and count the humans entering and leaving the location and could register their paths through the aisles and even added analytics based on sex and purchasing patterns. In all, if you were a store owner, that weird …

Dropcam quadruples its workforce but can it continue helicopter rides for new hires?

Dropcam CEO Greg Duffy has a special way of welcoming new employees to his startup, which manufactures live-streaming cameras: he takes them for a …

The quantified baby: Do parents really need infant-ready sensor tech?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The so-called quantified self movement is knocking on the nursery door. As adults rush to wrap their wrists with activity …

Want to connect your home? Here are 3 devices that will give you the most bang for your buck

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Since I’ve taken on the internet of things beat here at GigaOM I’m trying to test, buy and learn about as many connected …

Connect my house! A first look at the SmartThings hub and sensor platform

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Stacey Higginbotham<p>This weekend I unpacked a SmartThings hub and sensor package as part of my quest to really …

GE just invented the first “internet of things” device you’ll actually want to own

If you’ve always wanted to be able to check, from anywhere in the world, exactly how many eggs are in your fridge at home, the Egg Minder is for you. Sure, it sounds silly. Do we really need an internet-connected device and companion smartphone app to tell us something so inessential? But it’s no …

Internet of Things