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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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Kate Spade & Everpurse connected handbag featured in TC gift ideas for moms.
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.
Perception always trails reality, sometimes by over a decade. Despite China’s persistent copycat image, several waves of innovation co-exist in the country today. Some companies have evolved from imitator to inventor, some focus on “fast-following,” while others create original products, or overlap several categories. Please meet the six waves of Chinese tech innovation.
At big labs, robots perform the menial tasks of science. The $3,000 OT-One makes that possible for small-time researchers, so they can move more quickly toward big discoveries.
Jason Gui has a fun little trick he likes to play, sitting down and talking about his startup’s new wearable, never letting on that he’s got a pair on his face until time comes for the big reveal.
It’s not fair: back when I was a kindergarten student, we learned about coding using a computer that looked prehistoric even by early 1990s standards, and which ran educational programs so archaic it may actually have been a purposeful attempt to drive people away from tech.
Another handful of HAX Robotics companies featured!
More than a dozen HAX Robotics folks in here!
Rosanna Myers, CEO and co-founder of Carbon Robotics, which makes a trainable robot arm, thinks focusing on hands is a red herring.
Coming soon to a wedding registry near you: a machine that allows a person to insert a recyclable pod of concentrated liqueur, press a button, slide a glass into place and walk away with a stiff cocktail.
The team behind the popular $9 C.H.I.P. single-board-computer has come up with a version for engineers, startups, and larger organizations to embed in their products.
After announcing plans to look at India for startups a few months ago, Shenzhen-based hardware accelerator HAX let out today that it has accepted Bangalore’s Riot into its latest cohort.
When we last saw Robo Wunderkind, the company was on stage as part of the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF 2015. This week it is announcing that it has closed $500,000 in new funding.
We cut up a flip phone with it, but you might want to do something more practical.
The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen is famous for making electronics, but it’s also become a popular spot for start-ups from all over the world.
If you are at a supermarket and happen to see a tall, slim machine checking out products nearby, don’t be alarmed. You might just have come across the Tally robot from Simbe Robotics.
Bloomlife, a digital women’s health company, has closed on a $4 million seed funding round, bringing Bloomlife’s total funding to $6 million. Bloomlife will use the new funding toward commercialization efforts for a smart pregnancy wearable called Belli that measures contractions and displays them visually on a smartphone.
The the story of Aniyia Williams, CEO and co-founder of Tinsel, a company that makes wearables with its first product The Dipper, a necklace that’s also a pair of headphones, set to launch this spring.
As part of their participation at this week’s Intel Developer Forum, Simbe Robotics today announced that it is now using the Intel RealSense camera in its pioneering Tally robot.
emberlight was nominated for one of the smart home devices in 2016
San Francisco-based Bloomlife has raised $4 million for its smartphone-connected pregnancy-tracking wearable, bringing the startup’s total funding to $6 million.
SLICK was named to be the best of summer OR show 2016 in Utah.
Make your own alcohol at home with the Alchema.
BFRBs are life-threatening. They won’t kill you — but they sure do make you feel like your life is over.
Here’s what no one may have ever told you about making hard cider: It’s really easy. Scientifically speaking, if you leave almost any fresh fruit juice out long enough, natural yeasts will take over and it will start fermenting into alcohol. The problem is that your homemade cider may also taste terrible. That’s where all […]
From social humanoids to industrial robots, the companies on the list are working on a wide range of applications. Sequoia Capital China has backed 3 of the startups.
Callum Smith explains why a boxer has to not only study his opponent but also study himself.
For more than a century, robots and androids have captured the imagination of science fiction fans, engineers and techno-geeks
The Furbo has competition. Petcube is launching two pet-centric cameras on Kickstarter today that let users monitor their pets when they’re not home. The Petcube Bites and Petcube Play come with 1080p video cameras that use night vision and can stream live. The devices connect through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and rely on a companion iOS and Android app.
HAX, the world’s largest hardware start-up accelerator, is scouting for investments in young firms in India, which have developed working prototypes in areas such as healthcare, consumer electronics, robotics and bionics.
In this episode of the Hardware podcast, I talk with Dave Rauchwerk, founder and CEO of Next Thing Co., makers of C.H.I.P., the $9 computer.
As well as being one of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was a noted inventor, scientist and author who in 1789 famously wrote, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” Grocers nowadays can add one more certainty: out-of-stocks. In fact, out-of-stocks have been at […]
In 2015, Oakland-based Next Thing Co. upped the ante by successfully Kickstarting a $9 computer it called “CHIP” to the tune of $2 million in funding. As part of its pitch, Next Thing Co. also showcased the PocketCHIP, a handheld version of the CHIP with a built-in keyboard and touchscreen display.
The hardware industry is poised to grow at a CAGR of 16% and reach $112-130 billion by 2018 according to a study by ASSOCHAM-EY. This is due to the growth in consumer demand, e-governance programs and better connectivity.
In 2006 Steve Jobs said, “Music is so deep within all of us, but it’s easy to go for a day or a week or a month or a year without really listening to music.” I find that to be true. It just feels weird to not listen to music to keep you company and affect your mood.
If you spend a considerable amount of time reading J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s writings on better cooking through science, you’ll come across his sous vide steak guide. I’ve read what Lopez-Alt and others have to say about the culinary method for preparing a slab of beef, or, more specifically, that cooking a thick steak in a low-temperature […]
Chinese hardware start-up Makeblock aims to help students build robots and learn to write computer programs in a fun and educational way as the trend of incorporating robotics into education becomes a global.
A new smart-home device takes inspiration from the human body’s ability to use perspiration and evaporation to cool down to help consumers get more efficiency out of their air conditioning (AC) units as well as save money on energy costs.
The variety of ways people have found to cram the palm-sized Raspberry Pi computer inside a handheld device are some of my favorite Pi projects. But those projects are usually expensive, and some even require a 3D printer. The PocketC.H.I.P. isn’t nearly as powerful as a Pi, but it’s still the handheld machine I’ve wanted for a long time. […]
BENGALURU: China-based Hax Accelerator, a startupaccelerator dedicated to hardware ventures, is looking to invest in India. Launching a global report on the hardwarespace , Benjamin Joffe, general partner at Hax Accelerator, said the platform is planning to invest around $100,000 each in Indian startups in the hardware space that it identifies.
Zach Supalla is the founder and CEO of Particle, a self-described “prototype-to-production platform for developing an Internet of Things product.” Particle offers two wireless-enabled microcontroller boards, the Photon and Electron, as well as software development tools and an Internet of Things Cloud platform for both Wi-Fi and cellular connected products.
Tinkerers on the site Hackster.io and elsewhere are coming up with creative IoT technologies that rely on cellular connectivity.
For the second episode in Click’s Designed in China special, the Click team travel to China’s tech capital, Shenzen, to meet with some of China’s largest technology companies and tour the city’s famous electronic market.
In the past few years hardware investment has come into its own as a major force in the tech world beyond the walls of medical devices (where it had been relegated for years). A recent report from HAX, the hardware accelerator backed by SOSV shows just how far the movement has come in a relatively short time.
Le Liégeois Julien Penders est l’un des deux fondateurs de Bloom Technologies, société orientée e-santé qu’il a créée à San Francisco avec son acolyte américain Eric Dy. L’objet connecté, doublé d’une appli, mis au point est un dispositif de surveillance personnalisé de grossesse, baptisé “Belli”. Nous vous en avions déjà parlé.
La bataille du numérique se corse un peu plus. Ce jeudi, la Chine a pris la première place du Top 500 des supercalculateurs, dépassant les États-Unis. Et pour cause, le supercalculateur chinois Sunway TaihuLight a été sacré comme le plus puissant au monde. Il réalise plus de 93 millions de milliards de calculs à la […]
Foobot is the first most complete smart monitor helping you take control of your indoor air quality. By scanning 24/7 your environment and learning from your habits, Foobot will provide you warnings and actionable advice to keep fresh air at home.
Premature babies often spend the first weeks of their lives in incubators – a necessary precaution to prevent infection and keep them stable, but one that leaves both parents and infants feeling isolated and stressed.
DIY your teddy bear with $9 CHIP
A new industrial revolution, the Maker Movement. The trend perfectly combines DIY ingenuity and tech entrepreneurship, revolutionizing the way individuals and industry approach innovation. And it’s spreading across China in a big way.
Despite its reputation for fakes and cheap electronics, the Shenzhen tech scene is proving the city’s potential as a centre for innovation.
Service robots are about to take over the world. But first, humans need to teach them how to navigate…and maybe develop social skills
Premiering next week, Future Cities is part of a new flagship documentary strand from WIRED Video that explores the technologies, trends and ideas that are changing our world.
If you attended the most recent Maker Faire Bay Area you might have encountered the 7’5″ tall functional replica PocketC.H.I.P. in Expo Hall. And if you’ve ever attended any Maker Faire you know that buttons and interactive elements of any project will be user-tested by button-mashing kids and adults alike!
Personalized music and exceptional sound quality are becoming the new trend in the entertainment and technology industries. One headphone maker is looking to change the way its users listen to their tunes by adapting to a person’s individual hearing.
When Aonghus Shortt moved in with his girlfriend, Grace, he began to see just how uncomfortable and emotionally distressing her symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome were.
A startup called Nura says it’s making headphones that learn how you hear and adjust your tunes to sound best.
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China’s economic future is emerging in Shenzhen.
The Arduboy looks like a tiny knockoff Game Boy — and in a lot of ways, that’s exactly what it is. Funded on Kickstarter last year, the Arduboy promised to let owners create and play their own games and install new games built by the community. And now one year later, it’s been shipping to backers over […]
An accelerator called HAX held its 8th Demo Day for hardware startups in San Francisco.
TrainerBot can probably help people with the first four weaknesses.
Their novel design combines the over-ear and in-ear listening experience
Whether or not you think about it with regularity, the fact remains that no two people hear things exactly the same way. From genetics to our unique ear canals and even the way we develop over time, sound hits our eardrums in different ways. And the new Nura headphones, on Kickstarter now, know exactly how to compensate […]
The Nura headphones are designed to use an adaptation of OAE testing to measure signals entering and returning from the ear, compiling it to create user-specific audio profiles.
Coming up with a new idea for a hardware product is a great way to find a USP and to stand out in the market. Everyone is always looking for that next big thing that will change the world in the way that other disruptive technologies have.
Read this article from Zach, the CEO of particle to talk about the lessons and learns about IoT
Mistbox is the first smart device to bring these energy saving benefits to homeowners.
H2O-Pal was in the news at fox17 Good luck to everyone in the River Bank Run tomorrow!
The IoT sector has found its center of gravity in a city far away from Silicon Valley, in the bustling, southern Chinese Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen.
Simbe Robotics, San Francisco, debuted Tally, what is said to be the world’s first robotic autonomous shelf auditing and analytics solution for the retail industry.
Those of you who follow the homebrew coding scene might already be aware of CHIP, a self-contained computer which costs just $9. This super-cheap piece of hardware is now being put inside a portable shell to host “Fantasy Console” platform PICO-8, and the end result is looking fantastic.
PocketCHIP is like a 2007 pocket PC from an alternate timeline where the iPhone never existed. The $49 handheld is powered by the 1GHz CHIP!!
The retail giant is testing robots in a San Francisco department store. Simbe Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup, built the robot called Tally that it says can roll autonomously around the store while scanning products to determine if they have been misplaced, mispriced, or are low in stock.
Up close with the crowdfunded 360cam
The ‘pocket oculus’ aims to bring together an armada of non-professional content
Watching the technology, I still almost don’t believe that it’s real, but, after a successful Kickstarter last June, the Electroloomclothing 3D printer is really coming to life and it’s pretty amazing to watch.
Recept might be the most impressive use of Leap Motion’s capabilities to date.
Dr. Lyssa Neel founded Linkitz in 2012, a wearable electronic toy company focused on recruiting young girls to tech and STEM careers. Linkitz won the Ontario-based Northumberland 100 competition in 2013, was accepted to the prestigious hardware-focused HAXLR8R program in 2014 and is currently developing its first-generation toy product line.
TODAY’S MOST POPULAR low-end VR headset, Google Cardboard, uses your phone to transport you to alien worlds. But there’s another inexpensive option, one that lets you play 3D games using just a palm-sized computer and a 3D-printed face mask, no phone required.
The startup, called Makeblock, is headed by CEO Jasen Wang. The team behind him is no rag-tag band of geeks with soldering irons – they form an experienced and well-funded startup that has the backing of Sequoia Capital and has grown to 160 employees.
LIVIN Farms, the makers of the LIVIN Farms Hive, are making it easy for consumers to grow their own sustainable food in the form of insects in their own homes. A recent HAX Accelerator grad, LIVIN was founded by Katharina Unger, an industrial designer who was born and raised in Austria.
On-demand delivery is something consumers have come to expect. With that in mind, startup Dispatch is building a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles designed for sidewalks and bike paths. Today, the company announced a $2 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon with participation from Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures and others.
The future of beauty is getting digitized and more tech-friendly than ever. From printing lipstick from your smartphone to coloring your hair in the shower, these 11 impressive new tools will make you an early adapter of beauty.
Born out of Shenzhen-based accelerator HAX, Auroma Brewing Company makes a connected coffee machine that tailors coffee to each person’s liking by controlling variables such as coffee grind size and temperature through an app.
Sous-vide cooking has been met with a degree of suspicion.
The Codeybot dances, plays music, changes colors and even shoots laser beams — all to entice little tykes to start programming.
Startups that build robots are on the rise. HAX is leading this hardware trend and help startups to develop in the world.
HAX, the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator.
Yeelight is a smart light company went through HAX Accelerator program in Shenzhen that created a personalized light with the full spectrum of white light. Yeelight solves the problems of purchasing different colors of lamps to home lighting.
Canadian startups went through HAX accelerator in Shenzhen China to produce their unique customer-fit earbuds – Revols. The Revols team joined HAX for four months to have a steady development then ended up raised the biggest Canadian kickstarter campaign that raised 2.5 millions. The founders of Revols say that attending HAX is like having a […]
Prynt review from Scott Kramer, the contributor from Forbes. Prynt is the iphone case that print your photos out like a polaroid camera. There are two ways to use Prynt: First, print the photo immediately from your fresh photo shots. Second, print photos that have existed at your phone. Moreover, the photo paper is not […]
Some phone users start buying phones with limited and no internet futures. LightPhone is a phone that makes you far away from your smartphone. Analysts say more and more people prefer to have a simple phone when they go out at the evening, the LightPhone is perfect for people want to distouch from the internet […]
The music tech startup – As an engineer and a musician, Bassam Jalgha started his hardware journey with an idea to assist musicians tuning strings easier. Bassam Jalgha and his co-funder Hassane Slaibi went though HAX Accelerator in Shenzhen, came out with the product Roadie, the instrument tuner. Roadie was launched on 2013 Kickstarter campaign […]
Charge as you go! When fashion meets wearable, you can keep your life simple and easy. Kate Spade partners with Everpurse to create a handbag with portable phone charger.
Use $9 chip to build the cheapest computer with endless possibilities. Add some wires and a monitor, you could surf the web, watch videos, listen some music, play video games or do your homework.
Particle just came out with the last product “Electron” to be the first to have cellular radio and data plan build in. The CEO of Particle Zach Supalla spoke some perspectives why IoT hasn’t gone cellular yet, it is because the wireless carriers don’t do small scales , data plans aren’t ideal, the hardware in […]
The Electron board is the cellular board that includes basic components to make he tiny device not only has the basic components you need to make IoT gadgets, but a modem to have 2G or 3G with a low cost data plan.
Next Thing Co., a HAX company, wants to partner with existing schools and nonprofit organizations to figure out how C.H.I.P. can make computing more accessible to low-income students.
Livin Farms has created a world’s first desktop hive to raise edible insects at home. This desk makes people can easily raise mealworms with a beautiful design desk hive, when insects have been lowered to the bottom drawer, they are all ready to eat! Edible insects are nutritious that can be the sources of protein […]
Petcube has raised $2.6 million for Petcube camera that you can not only see your pets but also entertain them anywhere anytime. With Petcube, you can tale a scoop what are your furry kids doing while you are away.
ARM- and GSM-based board promises quick on-ramp for mobile IoT development.
Everyone can be a magican – Prynt case prints photos with living imagines. Get your video view on Prynt photos!
Tally from Simbe Robotics could make in-store human inventory checks obsolete.
Carbon Robotics comes with a new robot arm KATIA that can do anything with programing or non-programing experience, from 3D printing, 3D scanning to laser cutting, and cake decorating. KATIA is also supposed to lift 1kg objects, even for manufacturing, it could be the production lines.
LIVIN Farm Hive, the world’s first edible insect desktop hive that lets you grow mealworms sustainably so you have a constant and healthy source of protein.
Bassam Jalgha’s band mates wouldn’t keep quiet at rehearsals. That led to a great idea for instruments.
What can you do with $9? Let’s build a computer!
Flair, a smart air vent system designed to control temperatures in individual rooms instead of relying on one heating or cooling setting from a central thermostat.
MINI teamed up with HAX to build a new accelerator dedicated to startups working on the city of the future called Urban-X.
The Social Impact award highlights projects that helps us all to live more harmoniously both with our environment and with one another. Babybe has got the award of Editor Choice Winner.
MINI teamed up with HAX to build a new accelerator dedicated to startups working on the city of the future called Urban-X.
Canada has a new crowdfunding champion after Revols, the maker of Bluetooth earphones that mold to the contours of a person’s ears, raised $2.5-million U.S. on Kickstarter in two months.
Bartesian Co-Founders Bryan Fedorak and Ryan Close on how to the machine works with single-serve pods to make cocktails at home.
Carbon Robotics’ KATIA, the robotic arm and endless array of possibilities.
Voltera has collected to be one of the most innovative KS projects!
Roadie Tuner, a handy robot tuner from Band Industries works with a free mobile app to help take some of the strain out of keeping an instrument pitch perfect.
Darma, Vibease and Makeblock’s mBot, your choices for Xmas gifts.
French startup Giroptic just raised $4.5 million for a new kind of action camera. Giroptic looks like a GoPro, but making it the perfect camera for virtual reality headsets.
French startup Giroptic has raised a $4.5 million round of seed funding to popularize its tech-laden cameras, which create high-definition, 360-degree images.
The Prynt Case attaches to any popular model smartphone and turns it into the modern version of the Polaroid camera, by allowing to both take a digital picture and instantly print out a physical copy as well.
The Prynt case is a retro-looking box reminiscent of a Polaroid camera to print the pictures stored on your phone.
Vibease, a new smart vibrator which would be controlled through a mobile app.
Home 3D printing has grown by leaps and bounds over the past half decade. While some of the fluff and excitement has gone out of the technology, it is still the closest thing to magic we have in our world. The idea that we can apparate objects out of thin air, that we can convert […]
There is no shortage of earbud headphones that claim to be the perfect fit for your ears. But everyone knows those claims are bogus.
As if it weren’t bad enough that all of us contain a skeleton, Revols reminds us that we also have ears.
Kate Spade has launched home decor, a new line of casual clothing, audio products like speakers and headphones, and a futuristic version of its flagship product: handbags with built-in technology capable of charging cell phones on the go.
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.
The first startup accelerator to focus on hardware formerly called Haxlr8r, now simply Hax, debuted its latest class of graduates this week.
Thirteen Startups That Solve Hard Problems Unveiled New Hardware Products during HAX Accelerator Demo Day in San Francisco.
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.
Voltera, a local startup that’s created a special 3D printer for quickly making circuit boards, has won the top international prize of $54,000 in the James Dyson Award.
How one startup found a new way to build earphones, drawing inspiration from audiology, Japanese music experts, and sex toys.
Backed by smart money, mentors and the state, China’s aspiring tech entrepreneurs are channelling their inner Jack Ma.
Korea’s startup scene threw an extravaganza of a demo day in Seoul on Wednesday after 40 startups spent a month of training for the pitchoff.
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.
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.
In the last few years, hardware startup activity in Shenzhen has increased dramatically. It is now comparable to the software innovation system in Silicon Valley.
The founder of Ouro_botics, Jemma Redmond, was working on her masters thesis about four years ago – a tome entitled An Investigation into Osteoblast Adhesion — when she discovered bioprinting.
China’s devalued currency isn’t fazing tech’s hardware startups. “It means nothing.”
A ‘French revolution’ is going on in Shenzhen, thanks to Cyril Ebersweiler and his company, HAX, which helps start-up businesses speed products to market. He spoke to ZEN SOO
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.
Reuters did a feature on Haxlr8r with a brief explanation of the lean hardware start-up method.
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.
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.
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.
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, […]
The Prynt Case attaches to any popular model smartphone and turns it into the modern version of the Polaroid camera, by allowing me to both take a digital picture and instantly print out a physical copy as well.