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Hardware Battlefield Applications Now Close On Monday

metalman We get it. You’re busy building a robot that can eat human food. That’s why we’ve extended the deadline for applications for TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield for a few more days. Submit your application by November 23 at 9pm PT to compete for free demo space at the Consumer Electronics Show, $50,000 prize and the Metal Man trophy. For those of you following along at… Read More

Seiko Will Reissue Ripley’s Futuristic Alien-Fighting Watch

Seiko-Giugiaro-7A28-ripley-watch-12 In space no one can hear you tick.
In the movie Alien, futuristic alien butt-kicker Sigourney Weaver AKA Ripley wore a futuristic-looking chronograph. This piece, the Seiko 7A28-7000, was one of the first watches with a quartz chronograph movement and featured a unique pusher design with buttons that stuck straight up on either end of a large metallic bar on the side of the case. Originally… Read More

Mining (And Learning) With The 21 Bitcoin Computer

21inc4b._SR700,525_ A few days ago a $400 charge hit my credit card and Amazon notified me that my bitcoin computer was on its way. Essentially a Raspberry Pi connected with a custom bitcoin-mining ASIC and a heatsink, the computer is one of the most interesting MVPs in modern memory. While you could easily recreate it yourself, the fact that 21 is building and selling these for a few hundred dollars is… Read More

Apple Now Sells An Official $79 Apple Watch Dock

Apple-Watch-Magnetic-Charging-Dock-OnWood-SCREEN Ever since Apple introduced Nightstand mode in watchOS 2, having a charging dock for the Apple Watch makes sense. A dock can hold the Watch in place while you sleep so that you don’t have to put it on the side and attach it to a charging cable like an animal. Today, Apple launched an official Apple Watch charging dock that works both in Nightstand mode and as a flat charging pod. But… Read More

APX Labs Grabs $13 Million For Enterprise Smart Glasses Platform

Man wearing Google Glass. APX Labs, makers of the Skylight smart glasses development platform, announced a $13 million investment today. The round was led by NEA, but there were several others parties involved including CNF Investments, GE Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, SineWave Ventures, and other unnamed investors. Today’s round brings the total raised to $29 million. While the company was happy about the… Read More

Oak Labs, With $4.1M In Seed, Launches A Smart Fitting Room Mirror

main Though the world of fashion is trying desperately to catch up to the digital age, retail is still fundamentally unchanged. Oak Labs is looking to shake things up with a smart mirror to be placed in the fitting room of clothing stores and boutiques.
The company just raised $4.1 million in seed funding led by Wing Venture Capital, and is piloting the software with Ralph Lauren in its Polo NYC… Read More