The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

Aria wearable The Aria is an add-on band that measures movement in the wrist to control smart watches with finger gestures. Compatible with Android Wear and the Pebble Time, their module slots in to an existing band and lets you move through a watch’s interface without tapping the screen or using controls on the side of the watch face. Read More

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Rumor Has It That Pebble Is On The Rocks Even With $18 Million In The Bank

Pebble Time Smartwatch maker Pebble seems to be in some trouble. According to sources close to the company, the company is having trouble maintaining its growth and has turned to a Silicon Valley bank for a $5 million loan and $5 million line of credit. Valley VCs have been turning down the company’s requests for new capital. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky offered no comment. The company, which… Read More

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Our Four Favorite Companies At The 500 Startups Batch 12 Demo Day

Alfred 500 Startups demo day Thirty companies pitched their products and business to investors in the press today, and they all had impressive stats for revenue, addressable markets, and growth. Still, some startups just hit the right buttons with their pitches and got gears turning in our heads. Read More

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Volkswagen’s Apple Watch App Will Notify You When Your Teen Driver Speeds

Volkswagen Apple Watch app German car manufacturer Volkswagen today announced that it’s joining the ranks of companies offering an Apple Watch app to go along with its broader mobile service.
VW’s Car-Net service has offered a variety of the standard “smart” features car manufacturers have built into their mobile apps since its 2014 model year. Features like remote control of climate settings… Read More

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You Can Now Use Shazam, Instacart, And Other Android Apps With “Okay Google” Commands

shazam You’ve been able to use your voice (“Ok Google”) to do all sorts of stuff on Android for a while now. But said stuff has all been built-in by Google itself; third party developers haven’t really been able to tap into that functionality.
Today, that changes. Read More

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Microsoft Makes It Easier For Developers To Bring Their Android And iOS Apps To Windows 10

2I8A9523 Today, as expected, Microsoft announced that developers will be able to more easily bring their Android applications to Windows devices. Developers, Microsoft said, will be able to “reuse nearly all the Java and C++ code from an Android phone app to create apps for phones running Windows 10.” Developers will also be able to recycle their Objective-C apps for iOS using new tools… Read More

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The UDOO Neo Adds More Power To The Ultimate DIY Board

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 5.52.32 PM The original UDOO board was pretty amazing. A merging of Raspberry Pi and Arduino, the system let you run a tiny computer on a single board as well as control electronic projects. It was a very geeky little tool and proved to be quite popular. Well, the UDOO is back and it’s a lot better. The new UDOO Neo includes a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino board, a 9-axis sensor, magnetometer,… Read More

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Android Wear’s Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks

moto 360 Word around the rumor mill was that Android Wear was about to get a pretty big update — and sure enough, such an update is officially on the way.
Here’s whats new… Read More

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