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A Health Food Revolution Cooked Up In China With Bugs

Remember when eating bugs still had some shock value? “We’ve come a long way in just the past three years, now everybody has heard about the topic of eating insects,” says Katharina Unger, the founder of Hong Kong-based startup Livin Farms.

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11 Views of Hax Demo Day

The first startup accelerator to focus on hardware formerly called Haxlr8r, now simply Hax, debuted its latest class of graduates this week.

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Why is this robot in the grocery store?

Tall and skinny, with round blinking eyes designed to make it seem friendly, Tally is a new kind of retail worker. It is an inventory-tracking robot, able to tell when a store shelf is running low on tomato soup, or if a rogue can of tuna has ended up in the wrong spot.

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Preemadonna Turns Your Smartphone Into A Nail Salon

Preemadonna just unveiled the Lacey Nailbot, a nail decorating robot, at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015. The Lacey, which will retail for $199, uses your smartphone’s back camera and prints full color art on nails in just a few seconds.

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Prototype to product: how to manage your manufacturing

Manufacturing is one of the final obstacles for hardware startups and it can be a rage-inducing affair. Flaky suppliers, the belated realization that crucial parts aren’t easily made or found, and the huge cost of a defective product run could spell the end of a small, pre-revenue company.

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Shenzhen: China’s start-up city defies skeptics

Shenzhen, China (CNN) – Soon after computer engineer Terry Ouyang finished university, he found there was plenty of work with industry behemoths such as IBM. But it wasn’t long before he ditched the corporate ladder to make hardware on his own terms.

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Future of hardware on display at latest HAX Demo

When a university cut the funding for her 3D bio-printing project, researcher Jemma Redmond gave her school the finger…literally. Now she’s leading a startup called Ourobotics that is paving the way for the printed delivery of fully-formed human-tissue digits and a whole lot more.

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Straight From Shenzhen: HAX Spawns Cool Tech Projects

A bunch of great hardware projects on Kickstarter right now have one thing in common: they all came out of the startup accelerator HAX. The folks at HAX (formerly Haxlr8r) invite promising teams with working prototypes to come to Shenzhen, China, for four months.

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HAX Partner on Helping Hardware Startups ‘Cross the Bridge of Death’

Even though venture capitalists put more money into hardware startups last year than ever before–$2.56 billion according to Dow Jones Venture Source data–these companies still face a steep challenge getting from prototype to full-blown production, says hardware investor Benjamin Joffe, a partner at the San Francisco- and Shenzen-based HAX accelerator.

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HAXLR8R changes name and boosts funding for hardware startups

HAXLR8R, the Shenzhen, China and San Francisco hardware accelerator that works with startups to teach them how to manufacture their own products, has changed its name to the friendlier HAX Accelerator as of this Monday. It also now has up to $300,000 to offer participants in its program, up from $100,000, according to Benjamin Joffe, […]

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