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Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48 billion in 2014, more than triple the amount of two years earlier. Meanwhile, the “fairy tale” acquisitions of Dropcam, Nest, Beats and Oculus — and the IPOs of Fitbit and ...

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U.K. Web Users Now Prefer To Do It With Smartphones

U.K. web users now see their smartphone as the most important device for getting online, overtaking the previous most popular device, the laptop, according to a study of Brits’ digital habits. The study found that a third (33 per cent) of U.K. Internet users now view their smartphone important device for going online, compared to 30 ...

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Best Buy Will Begin Selling The Apple Watch From August 7

Apple is preparing to expand the sales effort behind the Apple Watch after it was announced that Best Buy will begin selling it in its U.S. stores from August 7, making it the first independent retailer to stock the wearable device. In its most recent quarterly report issued last week, Apple ...

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The Internet Of Sound

How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound. A Brief History Let’s rewind. The history of sound-as-signal is deep. In the beginning, horns, drums and bells rang the ...

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Karma’s Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping

Karma, the portable Wi-Fi hotspot offering a contract-free, pay-as-you-go service and the ability to earn free data by sharing your connection with others, has now started shipping its latest devices to pre-order customers. The company says that some of its earliest customers began receiving their hotspots as of Monday, while ...

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Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

Sony is looking to drones to find new business opportunities. Specifically Sony Mobile, the division of Sony responsible for mobile phones, telecommunication and small imaging sensors, founded the company along with Tokyo startup ZMP Inc. But don’t expect to buy a Sony drone anytime soon. These drones are not for ...

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