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Go Ahead, CES 2014 – Prove There’s Tech I Want To Wear

Wearables is a word that can make one weary in the sphere of online tech journalism. It’s been a buzzword for at least a year now, and many are predicting 2014 could be its breakout year. Tech you wear isn’t new, but many more people are throwing their hats in the ring with new products, many of …

Meet The 2014 Hardware Battlefield Entrants

We’re pleased to announce the 2014 Hardware Battlefield finalists, a group of international hardware startups from eleven countries that are about to take the world by storm with some amazing technology, great ideas, and unique business models. Up for grabs is a $50,000 prize, the first ever …

Atlas Wearables Takes On Jawbone And Nike With A Smarter Exercise Tracker

If there’s one lesson to be learned at this year’s CES, it’s that everybody and their mothers are going nuts for wearables. More than a few of these peculiar gadgets are meant to make sure you’re getting enough exercise, but a new fitness tracking hardware startup thinks they’ve got an edge on all …

CubeSensors Brings Health And Comfort Monitoring To The Whole Home

In the future, your home will know you just as well as your smartphone does. The era of the connected smart home is upon us, and that all starts with sensors.<p>CubeSensors, a competitor in our CES 2014 Hardware Battlefield, is looking to help you track the health and comfort levels in your home the …

The Eye Tribe Says It’s Shipping Its First $99 Eye-Tracking Units, Raises Another $1M

The Eye Tribe, which took the stage today at TechCrunch’s CES Hardware Battlefield, is developing hardware that allows users to control technology with the motion of their eyes.<p>In fact, co-founder and CEO Sune Alstrop Johansen told me that the company has started shipping its first units and …

AirDroids Wants To Democratize The Skies With Its Pint-Sized Pocket Drone

The buzz around drones is undeniable these days — as it turns out, even Martha Stewart uses one to survey her farm — but there still hasn’t been a runaway drone hit that has captured that imaginations of the masses. That’s exactly what a hardware startup called AirDroids is trying to accomplish …

Faraday’s Stylish New Bicycle Will Change How You Think About E-Bikes

Urban commuters are getting more and more comfortable with the idea of biking around, but in places like San Francisco, that can be a drag. Electronic bicycles have emerged to help people get where they’re going, even in incredibly hilly environments. But many e-bikes are ugly, due to huge motors …

Pocket Drones Gets $50,000 In Pledges Overnight

Hardware Battlefield entrant Pocket Drones blew past their initial goal of $30,000 last night after launching on our stage at CES 2014. The company, run by long-time friends and moderators of the Drone User’s Group, Tim Reuter, TJ Johnson, and Chance Roth, built their drones as an alternative to …

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MakerBot Is Changing The World

It was an inauspicious beginning. At the MakerBot event last night at CES 2014 the intro music tended towards soft hard rock. On the plate was a lilting guitar anthem by the Foo Fighters and then a song by Incubus, <i>Pardon Me</i>.<p><i>So pardon me while I burst into flames.</i><p>Luckily, nothing did.<p>Instead, as I …