Tacos and connected devices!
No matter what you think about South by Southwest Interactive, tens of thousands of people still head to Austin, Texas in the…
Don't ship buggy products
For the last two years I’ve been reviewing connected devices as part of my role as Gigaom’s internet of things reporter. I’ve…
3D print all the things
Citing a growing number of investments in hardware companies, Y Combinator announced today it will integrate two prototyping labs and expert hardware…
What's a screwdriver?
I love the idea of the internet of things, I really do. But as a renter I don’t want to buy a…
This is the fifth post in our How We Built it package featuring lessons from entrepreneurs on getting from an idea to a product. August’s CEO shares how he carried his product’s story into the packaging design.
This is the fourth post in our How We Built it package featuring lessons from hardware entrepreneurs on getting from an idea to a product. Ringly offers a lesson in manufacturing your initial shipments.
After years as a toy company, LittleBits is ready to advance to the next phase of its strategy — becoming a platform that makes it easy for novices to build and prototype hardware.
The incubator’s second class of companies once again was heavily focused on connected devices, from a digital picture frame to a “smart button” that can trigger any action on a mobile device.
GE CIO Jamie Miller said at Gigaom’s Structure conference Wednesday that the company is also adapting to a mashup of hardware and software.
Ten startups spent Monday evening unveiling their prototypes and freshly-launched Kickstarter campaigns in San Francisco. Their inventions were mostly connected devices or robots.
Highway1, the hardware incubator founded by Irish manufacturing giant PCH, is offering its next class of startups $50,000 in seed money, up…
Lemnos Labs will invest up to $250,000 in each new startup and work with them over the course of a year or more to turn their idea into a prototype.
McCabe’s career has wound through healthcare startups, robotics companies and, now, a hardware investment fund. She’s interested in making it easier to found a successful hardware company.
The app, which will soon be joined by some mysterious hardware, has a solid team behind it that now includes Heroku co-founder Adam Wiggins.
Seven out of 11 of the hardware incubator’s inaugural class of hardware startups presented their work. Highway1 is now selecting companies for its second class, which will commence in March.
It’s the 30th birthday of the Mac, and Apple has rolled out a website to celebrate.
When your big console is a bust, where do you go? Nintendo is answering some hard questions after the Wii U flopped last year.
Users will now be able to hook up their Oculus Rift to their Steam Client to enjoy VR games.
Building hardware is getting easier, but it’s still not easy enough. The minutiae of bringing a prototype to a real product is still to specialized. We need a platform that can do it at scale.
Apple is swelling with potential to heat up the gaming world, but it relies on products out of its hands.
The Steam Machine line may have access to virtual reality very early in its life cycle.
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/01/oculus-rift If there was a belle of the proverbial ball at CES 2014, the Oculus Rift might actually be it. And this…
What a difference a year can make: at CES 2013, so-called “Steam Boxes” were gossiped about but not really seen. Now, at…
2013 may have had the big console releases, but 2014’s gaming trends are poised to make big impacts.
If you wonder how the Steam Controller works out of the box, check out this Youtube series with some helpful demos.
The third-party hardware unit has some impressive specs, and an even more impressive price tag.
After years of evangelizing, John Carmack has finally jumped to Oculus VR full time as CTO — leaving behind his decades of work at id Software.
The 10 companies spent 111 days in China working with factories from day one on their products. They are now launching them with the help of investors and crowdfunding websites.
Building hardware for the wearables market is only the first challenge companies need to master. For a truly differentiated experience, they must build out a service.
Ahead of the release of the One Max, HTC is the subject of a Bloomberg report that the company is allegedly planning an Android-based…
In 2006, Nintendo made a hard left turn. Known for creating commercially loved, top-of-the-line consoles like the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and…
After some teasing, Valve has finally announced yet another piece of its living room takeover — Steam OS.
Sony and Valve have each addressed the fates of their very buzzy consoles with teasing statements that indicate big things for U.S. gamers.
With the sixth year of Mobilize, we decided to shake up the show by focusing on the mobile revolutions that’s happening outside of handsets. We also decided to ditch the Launchpad in exchange for a hardware product showcase.
Genomic-analysis startup Bina Technologies is trying to grow its footprint by giving away its appliances on a pay-per-use basis. It’s also expanding its capabilities to include analysis of exomes, a much smaller but very valuable component of human genes.
The creators behind Poppy, a $39-device that turns your iPhone into a 3D video camera, are thinking much bigger than Poppy. They want to build a business to make building hardware as easy as building software.
There’s a new San Francisco hardware incubator on the scene with a four-month program and deep ties to manufacturing in China. Meet Highway1, an incubator backed by China’s PCH International.
Lemnos Labs has brought two new hardware startups, Sproutling and Pantry, on board as well as promoted Eric Klein to partner after he spent almost a year as an entrepreneur in residence.
Kickstarter projects are the new normal for a hardware projects, but even though the challenges associated with manufacturing are documented, fulfillment too, can be an issue.
Known for its supercomputing storage capabilities, DataDirect Networks is introducing a box for running Hadoop jobs, and a company executive sees the Hadoop hardware trend continuing.
IBM is introducing a PureSystems box for analyzing big data, and the New York Stock Exchange is a customer. But other infrastructure vendors make comparable boxes, and cloud options are also available.
In an interview with The Seattle Times, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer indicates a “sweet spot” for the price of the company’s upcoming Surface tablet, which is expected next month. He also discusses the company’s path over the next five to ten years.
Once synonymous with PCs, Hewlett Packard and Dell are now struggling to keep up with the software-driven shift to integrated, differentiated systems. Mark Sigal of Unicorn Labs takes a closer look at how their hardware-centric models have failed them and what the future may hold.
Dell has agreed to purchase Quest Software in a deal valued at $2.36 billion, giving the computer maker a path forward in the software business, and helping Dell reduce its reliance on selling hardware. The bid brings a bidding war for Quest to a close.
For developers, consumers and even carriers, Android seems irreparably broken. But Google will not fix the platform anytime soon, because despite its fragmentation problems, the company is getting what it wants: massive amounts of user data.
Google is delving into the Android hardware business and is buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The news is a shocking turn for the fast-growing Android ecosystem, which was built on Google’s platform but didn’t include any actual hardware built by the company.
Do you sleep? Have a laptop or desktop that sits idle during those eight hours? Need an extra $10 a month? If so, startup CPUsage has a proposition that you should hear.
I spend a lot of money on Apple products, and while most of the time I enjoy them immensely, there have been a few times when I’ve experienced significant buyer’s remorse. Here’s a breakdown of what Apple products I’ve found worms at the core of.
Gaming on the iPhone or iPad can be fun, but it can also be a little lonely. Even multiplayer iOS games generally require two or more devices, or awkwardly passing one around between players. Griffin is about to release an accessory that could change that.
Apple (s aapl) has recently been getting a lot of attention from the online press and tech enthusiasts for something that it…
I’m not gonna lie, a big reason that I like my current freelance tech blogging gig is the gear. But even if…
As is to be expected when nearing a major Apple (s aapl) event, the normally active rumor mill has gone into overdrive,…
My first thought was that this would be a productivity killer, since it makes my TV and home theater in general that much more distracting.
But I actually find I can more easily keep up with a steady flow of information thanks to having a net-connected desktop constantly attached to my television, in addition to having another laptop or desktop (in this case, my MacBook or iMac) as my primary workhorse machine.
iLife ’09 recently arrived and brought with it loads of goodies and new features for users upgrading from previous versions. iPhoto ’09’s…
In advance of tomorrow’s Apple media event, rumors are swirling about a sub-$1000 laptop – with most sources pegging it at an $800 or $900 price point. This would be a $200 to $300 drop from the current cheapest MacBook – but perhaps more importantly, it would also be the first time for an Apple laptop to break into a 3-digit price.
Apple certainly did “Think Different” when they began using the white body iMacs. Soon it transcended across all Apple products and accessories.…
I’m still busy, busy, but at least now you’ll all know one of the items I was working on this morning. We…
James Kozlowski, a former Qwest Communications accountant facing civil fraud charges and one of the seven former Qwest guys to be named…