Meet the man behind the slick new phone he’d like you to use as little as possible.
Only a few years ago, strapping internet-connected devices to your body would have seemed wildly futuristic. Look around now and you’ll see smartwatches and fitness trackers everywhere. CCS Insight estimates $34 billion worth of wearables will be sold by 2020.
Johnson & Johnson, of BAND-AID and Tylenol (and about half the inventory at your local drugstore) fame, is teaming up with Shenzhen-based accelerator and hardware investor HAX to put some weight behind health startups.
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Prynt just raised a $7 million Series A round led by GGV Capital. Prynt turns your smartphone into a Polaroid camera thanks to a phone case that can print instant photos. In addition to the hardware component, Prynt also has a nifty app that lets you scan photos to view short video clips.
Hearken back to the days of childhood. You’re at school, you don’t feel well, and so you head to the nurse’s office. Nine times out of 10, one of the first things to happen is the nurse will take your temperature.
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Today Particle, the most widely-used Internet of Things (IoT) platform, announced it has secured $10.4 million in funding to help its community of more than 90,000 developers quickly build, ship and scale enterprise-class IoT solutions.
Benjamin Joffe, partner at Shenzhen- and San Francisco based HAX Accelerator, shares his thoughts on what works for China’s hardware ecosystem and what could in India.